Friends of F.R.I.E.N.D.S: Robin Williams, Brad Pitt and Other Celeb Cameos


Hit American series F.R.I.E.N.D.S has been an overwhelming experience for many people across the globe, much more than just a funny TV show. The decade-long series had the best humour, emotion, drama, even a smidgeon of action. It’s been 10 years since it wrapped in 2004, but we still remember the collection of six F.R.I.E.N.D.S brought to life by Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller).

And not just this motley crew of six. While the Central Perk crew were the stars we’ll never forget, here’s a look at their famous ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’, some of whom appeared more than once on the series. These top 10 celebrity cameos added moments of hilarity we could keep watching over and over again.


1. Robin Williams
Episode – The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion

Late actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams was his usual brilliant witty self in a 30 second cameo on F.R.I.E.N.D.S, appearing with Billy Crystal. Though neither of the actors were mentioned in the credits list, their hilarious double act was enough to leave an everlasting impression on fans. Robin Williams appears as a cuckolded husband, while Billy Crystal was the friend his wife was having an affair with. The gang eavesdrops on their conversation which leaves Mr Williams in tears.

2. Brad Pitt
Episode – The One With The Rumor

Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt, current boyfriend and future husband (as well as future ex) of Jennifer Aniston, appeared on the show as a blast from Rachel’s high school past. Brad’s character Will Colbert used to be Monica’s overweight friend in high school, comes to dinner with the F.R.I.E.N.D.S and insults Rachel as revenge for making his life miserable.

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