“Friends” may have countless superfans around the world, but Lisa Kudrow’s son isn’t necessarily one of them. In fact, according to Kudrow, her son’s first reaction to the show was quite “demeaning.”
To be clear, it’s not that she didn’t like the NBC sitcom, it’s just that her mom wasn’t exactly her favorite part of it. During an interview with Seth Meyers in support of “Who Do You Think You Are?”, which she executive produced, Kudrow explained that her son first saw “Friends” when all of her own friends began to see her at school.
According to the actress, her son was a little surprised by the humor, but preferred her mother’s male co-stars.
“I was impressed. He’s like, ‘It’s actually really funny,'” Kudrow said with a laugh. “He’s like, ‘It’s actually really funny, and I mean, the guys are really funny.’ And he’s like, ‘No, I mean, you’re funny too.’ And never in my life have I wanted to tell my own kid, like, f- you!
Kudrow assured Meyers that she didn’t actually say “fuck you,” but she definitely thought so.
“I mean, listen, you’re not required to be a fan. You don’t have to like what I do,” she continued. “But don’t be so demeaning! Wow!”
The good news is that Kudrow’s son had a much bigger response to “The Comeback.” According to the actress, her son got into that particular series during the pandemic when she was in quarantine for COVID-19. And when she asked him about that show, it was “the most exciting thing.”
“[He] called me up and said, ‘So, I just watched the first two episodes. He is really good, mom. I said thank you, he said, “Can I ask you some questions about that?” Kudrow recounted, before literally squealing with delight. “As if! I almost started crying! I didn’t think anyone in my family liked that show.”