For her latest Instagram video, Courteney Cox recruited an all-star line-up for a fun video dedicated to her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow. The Friends nostalgia is at its peak at the moment since Friends: The Reunion aired recently. And while the fans can’t get over the reunion, the cast too is reminiscing the good old days with throwbacks from the sitcom’s iconic moments.
After Courteney Cox recently recreated ‘The Routine’ from the show with Ed Sheeran, she is back with yet another video of herself jamming out with Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Brandi Carlile to pay tribute to Lisa Kudrow.
Before we take you through Cox’s latest video, allow us to give you the background.
In a season 3 episode, Lisa Kudrow’s character Phoebe says she thinks the most romantic song is “the one that Elton John wrote for that guy on Who’s the Boss? ‘Hold me close, young Tony Danza.'”
So, in tribute to that moment, Courteney Cox brings everyone on board to belt out “Tony Danza.”
“Lisa Kudrow, this one’s for you,” Ed Sheeran said at the start of the video. “One of the greatest moments of my life. This one’s for you Lisa Kudrow,” she captioned the video. The skit sees Courteney play the piano and Ed and Brandi play the guitar.
Reacting to the song, Lisa shared a video on her Instagram and said, “OK, Ed Sheeran, Courteney Cox, Brandi Carlile, and Elton John, that was the most thrilling thing ever. It was so good.”
Things then turned hilarious when Lisa Kudrow switched into her Phoebe Buffay mode to respond.
Kudrow tried to correct the song performed by Courteney Cox and Ed Sheeran by saying: “Technically it’s ‘Hold me close, Young Tony Danza,’ but what you did was great too. And, including the original song that you wrote, Sir Elton, that was really good too.”
While the video garnered a lot of attention from the cast, the fans shared their appreciation too.
During the eagerly awaited Friends: The Reunion two weeks ago, Lisa performed her own duet with Lady Gaga. Speaking about her performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on June 4, Kudrow’s said she was ‘nervous’ despite having performed the silly little ditty numerous times on the sitcom.
“I was really nervous when I first heard [I’d be playing with Lady Gaga], and you know, then I prepared. I realized I had to learn ‘Smelly Cat’ again,” admitted the actress. “And I tuned my guitar and then realized I don’t know the chords, but I Googled it! All the chords were there for ‘Smelly Cat.’ … So thank you, world, for posting the chords! So I learned it!”
But that wasn’t the end of her challenge.
“And then my throat closed! I was so panicked! I couldn’t get anything out,” exclaimed Kudrow, who sang in character as Phoebe during her performance with Gaga. “I didn’t know what was going to happen, but it worked out!”