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A semi-alphabetical listing of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends

Article: A semi-alphabetical listing of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends

This rap video helpfully titled “A semi-alphabetical listing of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends” is one of the best video mash-ups I’ve seen this month. To paraphrase a YouTube commenter a version about Asian or Latino actors would be a shorter version.

I heart Valerie Cherish

Article: I heart Valerie Cherish

Upon graduating from Friends, the 6 cast mates went out into the world to find stardom without one another. Several of them succeeded and several have failed, but none took as big a risk as Lisa Kudrow, who became Valerie Cherish on THE COMEBACK.

THE COMEBACK is one of those cult classics. It never quite caught on in the mainstream. But, for many gays, it became a classic. Kudrow turns her back on everything fake and manufactured about Friends and created a character, and a show, complex, funny, and truly original. Like many things that fall under those three categories, it was misunderstood.