The original Friends theme song is already as real as it gets. But can you imagine what the it would sound like if Joey, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe were living in 2020 during a global pandemic? One Tik Tok user named JC Stewart brilliantly described how the crew would probably cope in quarantine in his remake of the classic sitcom opener. (The claps remain intact, of course.)
“It looks like we’ll be inside for a year/Well, it might only be a day, a week, a month, it’s really not clear,” he sings, replacing The Rembrandts’ original lyrics to relate to lockdown. According to Stewart, quarantine life for the Friends would include opening the fridge multiple times a day and binge-watching Netflix’s Tiger King series. Sound familiar?
Hours after posting his remake, Jennifer Anniston, who played Rachel Green on the series, posted Stewart’s cover to her Instagram story. Casual.
“So. Jennifer Aniston put me on her Instagram story,” Stewart announced on Twitter. “It is at this point that I would like to announce my retirement due to having peaked so unbelievably hard.”
Some more good news: Friends will arrive on HBO Max on May 27 after leaving Netflix at the end of 2019. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are all signed on for an unscripted Friends reunion that was due to drop on the same day, but it was put on hold due to COVID-19 precautions. Until the reunion is back in the works, stream on!