THE ONE WHERE THEY JOKE ABOUT BOMBS AT THE AIRPORT

I think I’ve seen every single episode of Friends but until tonight, I’d never seen the above deleted scene. As originally scheduled, this scene would have aired just shortly after events of September 11, 2001. In this scene, Chandler jokes with airport security about a bomb. I actually think it was a well-written sequence but I can understand why they chose not to air it.

It is also interesting to note that at the time, the writers thought it was completely acceptable to write a scene about airport security and joking about a bomb. It was totally something Chandler’s character would do. At the time, it had been several decades since anyone had even attempted to hijack a plane in the United States. An interesting piece of Friends history.

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