Everyone knows that Chandler makes not-so-funny jokes, and Monica doesn’t like them — and this never before seen clip shows just that. However, this bit was actually pulled from air after September 11. Watch it here.
This Friends scene was filmed for season eight, episode three — The One Where Rachel Tells Ross, which aired on Oct. 11, 2001. However, since it was only a month after the Sept. 11 tragedy, it never made it to air. The episode, as you may remember, features Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) heading on their honeymoon — but this deleted scene includes what we didn’t see at the airport: Chandler making bomb jokes to PSA.
In the beginning of the scene, the following words scroll: “The story involved Chandler joking with security at an airport and was to air two weeks after the events of September 11, 2001. In light of this, we decided to replace the original story. As part of the history of the show, we hope that the scenes can be viewed in the spirit which they were originally intended.”
The scene shows Monica and Chandler at the airport and actually being lucky — not hitting any traffic on the way there, and then getting an upgrade to first class. You may remember in the episode that did air, the couple ahead of them got the first class seat, while they missed out.
Anyways, the deleted scene then shows Monica and Chandler going through PSA, and Chandler begins making jokes about a sign that reads, “ATTENTION: Federal Law Prohibits Any Joking Regarding Aircraft Highjacking or Bombing.” Naturally, Chandler makes a joke to the PSA employee, saying “You don’t have to worry about me, ma’am, I take my bombs very seriously.” He’s obviously detained and questioned right away, and the officers have to go through their luggage — something Monica, who folded every item perfectly, is not thrilled about.
I basically couldn’t BE any happier about a new glance at Friends, after seeing every episode over and over again.
— Emily Longeretta