We view them as our actual friends. Jennifer, Courteney, Lisa, Matt, Matthew and David. We know more about their fictional lives, and even real lives, than we do about the people close to us. We watched them fall in love, experience heartbreak and grow up right before our eyes. From from September 22, 1994 until May 6, 2004, they were “must see” TV. But who the hell is going to die first, besides obviously Matthew Perry?
The country — if it’s still standing by that point — might shut down. The tributes will be heartbreaking and abundant. The front steps of every coffee house named Central Perk will be covered in flowers. It will be breaking news that disrupts day time talk shows, soap operas or whatever the Russians eventually replace it with.
Like, after Matthew Perry dies in the next couple years or weeks.