The extremely anticipated Friends Reunion dropped on HBO Max final week, marking solely the second time that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer all managed to be in the identical place on the identical time since Buddies went off the air means again in 2004. The forged was paid handsomely to reunite — some reviews recommend each cast member took home at least $2.5 million for taking part — and the reunion, whereas busy and arguably a bit overproduced, delivered on nearly each degree. We acquired to see Chandler and Joey return to their acquainted recliner seats, we acquired to see Lisa Kudrow and Lady Gaga sing “Smelly Cat,” and we have been all handled to a particular look from two of the present’s most distinguished, memorable, and infamous props: Jennifer Aniston’s nipples.
It may not essentially be one thing that may come up in what my grandmother would have described as “well mannered firm,” however everybody who has ever spent any size of time bingewatching Buddies has (after all!) seen this specific phenomenon. How might they not? So it got here as no shock that eagle-eyed and perpetually sexy Twitter customers have been fast to identify the return of Aniston’s notable nips in Buddies: The Reunion, throughout an intimate table-read of the well-known scene from Buddies wherein Ross and Rachel lastly smooched (“The One The place Ross Finds Out,” Season 2, Episode 70):
So what’s the deal? Rumors that the present’s producers ordered the wardrobe group to cut holes in Aniston’s brassieres to drive buzz for the present have circulated for many years at this level, and this city legend grew to such proportions that an enterprising reporter on the style bible Vogue (!!) even asked Aniston about the prominence of her nipples in an interview performed again in 2017:
VOGUE:Somebody lately referred to as you the OG of #FreeTheNipple due to how typically Rachel’s nipples confirmed by way of her outfits.
ANISTON: “Yeah, I don’t know what to say about that! It’s simply a type of issues, I suppose. I put on a bra, I don’t know what to inform ya! And I don’t know why we’re alleged to be ashamed of them—it’s simply the way in which my breasts are! However hey, OG, I’m not going to complain.”
From the appears of issues, viewers aren’t complaining, both.