Matthew Perry was best known for playing the sarcastic and quick-witted Chandler Bing on much-loved US ’90s sitcom Friends.
He starred alongside Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc and Lisa Kudrow for 10 series from 1994 to 2004.
Here are some of Perry’s most memorable quips and funniest moments as Chandler:
– The one where Chandler and Joey go on a double date with Janice
Chandler’s ex-girlfriend Janice is known for her distinctive laugh, which really gets under his skin.
Joey has arranged to go on a double date with Chandler and two women for Valentine’s Day, but they do not know who Joey’s date is bringing with her.
Much to Chandler’s surprise, it’s his ex-girlfriend Janice who cries out her catch phrase “oh – my – god” as she realises she’s on a date with him again.
The four have dinner, where Janice reveals she has cut Chandler out of all their pictures following the split but the next day he wakes up in bed beside her.
– The one where Chandler is transferred to Yemen
Chandler is making great efforts to split from Janice without breaking her heart again so he tells he has to move to Yemen for his job.
To his surprise, Janice ensures she will go with him to the airport until he boards his flight and at the airport – in the days before strict security – says: “I’m not leaving until you get on that plane.”
This forces Chandler to ask the woman at the desk if he can have a fake ticket to Yemen but she tells him he had to pay for a real one.
– The one with the steam room
Chandler is in a relationship with Monica, and goes to play racquetball with her brother Ross to help him bond with their father, Jack.
After the match, Chandler walks into the steam room and because he is not wearing his glasses, accidentally sits on Jack.
When Chandler relays the story to his friends, Monica said she cannot believe he gave her father a “lap dance.”
– The one where nobody knows what Chandler does for a living
A running joke in the sitcom is that nobody knows what Chandler is employed to do.
During a games night, a trivia question arises around his actual job title.
Monica and Rachel cannot answer the question and this means they lose a forfeit and have to swap apartments with a very happy and smug Joey and Chandler who live in a small place across the hallway.
In a panic, Rachel had said Chandler’s job “has something to do with numbers” and then shouted “he’s a transponster” to which Monica cried: “That’s not even a word.”
– The one where Chandler tries to quit smoking
Chandler tries to quit smoking and borrows a hypnosis tape from Rachel.
The recording is a big success but because it is designed to help women kick the habit, it tells his subconscious he is a “strong, confident woman” who does not need cigarettes.
The next morning, oblivious to the full message, Chandler sashays into the bathroom dressed for a spa day with his hair wrapped in a towel, to roommate Joey’s astonishment.