TIL Billy Crystal and Robin Williams had an impromptu cameo on Friends. Crystal and Williams wandered in from a nearby set and improvised the opening scene for “The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion”.

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  1. >Guest appearances by big names like Williams and Crystal weren’t rare for Friends during its decade on air. It was common for popular actors to make guest spots. Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, and Christina Applegate were just a handful of figures who had memorable roles on the sitcom. The cameo by Williams was short considering it ended before the opening credits rolled, but it involved had an interesting backstory. It turned out that Williams and Crystal were at the right place at the right time – on a nearby set – because their cameos weren’t even planned.

    >While the Friends season 3 episode was being shot, Williams and Crystal happened to be working at a neighboring set. The comedic duo wandered onto the Friends set and the writers asked them if they’d be up for a quick cameo. They agreed so the pair were thrown right into the opening scene on the spot. It’s very rare to acquire a role and shoot the scene within the same day but Williams and Crystal had no qualms about the request. They ad-libbed their entire scene, inventing the story about Tomas and his wife. The improv must have rubbed off on the cast because Matt LeBlanc even ad-libbed his interruption of the men’s private conversation and Courtney Cox personally added the line about forgetting her original story.

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