Matthew Perry, of course, was widely celebrated for his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing in the beloved sitcom "Friends."
With his impeccable comedic timing and unparalleled wit, Perry's Chandler became one of the most beloved characters in television history. Following his recent tragic passing, here's five of his top episodes that showed his comedic genius:
1. "The One with All the Thanksgivings" (Season 5, Episode 8):
In this Thanksgiving-themed episode, Chandler accidentally insults everyone, leading to a hilarious flashback sequence. Matthew Perry's physical comedy and delivery of one-liners in each flashback scene, particularly the one involving a young Chandler and his toe, make this episode a fan favourite. His witty sarcasm and self-deprecating humour shine throughout the entire episode.
2. "The One with Chandler in a Box" (Season 4, Episode 8):
In this episode, Chandler finds himself in a literal wooden box as punishment for kissing Joey's girlfriend. Matthew Perry's ability to convey both humour and vulnerability is on full display. His witty quips and heartfelt moments in the box with Joey showed off the depth of his character and his acting range.
3. "The One with Chandler's Work Laugh" (Season 5, Episode 12):
Chandler's struggle to find a genuine laugh when his boss invites him to a work event is a hilarious exploration of his character. Matthew Perry's comedic talent shines as he attempts various fake laughs, each more absurd than the last. The episode is a testament to Perry's ability to turn an everyday situation into a comedy goldmine.
4. "The One where Everybody Finds Out" (Season 5, Episode 14):
In this fan-favourite episode, Chandler and Phoebe engage in a hilarious game of cat and mouse as they discover each other's secrets and Chandler's relationship with Monica. Perry's delivery of Chandler's witty one-liners and his over-the-top reactions make this episode an unforgettable Chandler moment. His comedic chemistry with Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe is electric.
5. "The One with the Proposal" (Season 6, Episodes 24 & 25):
The culmination of Chandler and Monica's love story, this two-part episode showcases Chandler's growth as a character. Matthew Perry delivers heartfelt moments and displays his exceptional comedic timing as Chandler plans a surprise proposal. This episode is not only a highlight for Chandler but also a heart-warming moment in the series as a whole.