Courteney Cox Plays ‘Friends’ Game On Instagram With Hilarious Results

The cast of Friends in Season 4.
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Courteney Cox played a game on Instagram where a filter tried to predict which Friends character she was with hilarious results. She documented her experience in a new video that was uploaded to her account. In the clip, the Friends star had to play the game quite a few times before she matched with her own character, Monica Gellar.

The filter consists of an animated headband that appears on top of the user’s head. Cartoon versions of each main Friends character scroll by until a match is made.

The first time, Courteney was matched with the character of Rachel, played by her good friend Jennifer Aniston. The second time she tried, she received the character of Ross (David Schwimmer) who was her character’s brother. Her third attempt saw her matched with Joey (Matt LeBlanc). Her subsequent tries showed her as Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) and then her on-camera husband Chandler (Matthew Perry). On her sixth attempt, she landed her own character, Monica.

It was fun to see Courteney’s reaction each time she did not get her chosen character, waiting patiently until her own popped up. She smiled brightly when she was finally matched with Monica.

The actress joked in the photo’s caption that she “wondered” when she was going to get Monica, thinking there might be an illustrated sketch for the character of Ugly Naked Guy that could appear, fearing she might be that unseen but beloved Friends character as well.

The game does not rely on anything other than the luck of the draw to match users with characters. The Friends version is one of many such games that are currently proving popular on Instagram.

The video was a hit with her fans. It received over 1.5 million likes and more than 15,000 comments. Famous friends including Jennifer Garner, Erin Foster, Whitney Cummings, Suzanne Somers, and Celeste Barber commented on the clip, praising the actress for her beauty and wondering when she’d finally get matched with Monica, among other endearments.

Fans of both the actress and the show thought the clip was hilarious and shared their thoughts about the fun game in the photo’s comments section as well.

“OMG this is amazing!!!!” one Instagram user wrote, who seemed to love the way Courteney reacted when each character was shown above her head.

“She is seriously the best thing on Instagram,” commented a second follower.

“Monica didn’t get Monica until the end LOL,” joked a third fan.

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This is hardly the first time Courteney has entertained her 6.9 million followers with a video posted to Instagram. Just last week, she posted a TikTok she filmed with her daughter Coco, who she shares with her ex-husband, actor David Arquette.

In the video’s caption, Courteney mentioned that filming a TikTok with a child is a surefire way to annoy them.