The extremely anticipated Associates Reunion dropped on HBO Max final week, marking solely the second time that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer all managed to be in the identical place on the similar time since Associates went off the air means again in 2004. The forged was paid handsomely to reunite — some reviews counsel every forged member took residence no less than $2.5 million for collaborating — and the reunion, whereas busy and arguably a bit overproduced, delivered on nearly each stage. We bought to see Chandler and Joey return to their acquainted recliner seats, we bought to see Lisa Kudrow and Girl Gaga sing “Smelly Cat,” and we had been all handled to a particular look from two of the present’s most distinguished, memorable, and infamous props: Jennifer Aniston’s nipples.
It may not essentially be one thing that might come up in what my grandmother would have described as “well mannered firm,” however everybody who has ever spent any size of time bingewatching Associates has (after all!) seen this specific phenomenon. How may they not? So it got here as no shock that eagle-eyed and perpetually attractive Twitter customers had been fast to identify the return of Aniston’s notable nips in Associates: The Reunion, throughout an intimate table-read of the well-known scene from Associates wherein Ross and Rachel lastly smooched (“The One The place Ross Finds Out,” Season 2, Episode 70):
So what’s the deal? Rumors that the present’s producers ordered the wardrobe staff to chop holes in Aniston’s brassieres to drive buzz for the present have circulated for many years at this level, and this city legend grew to such proportions that an enterprising reporter on the style bible Vogue (!!) even requested Aniston concerning the prominence of her nipples in an interview carried out again in 2017:
VOGUE:Somebody not too long ago referred to as you the OG of #FreeTheNipple due to how usually Rachel’s nipples confirmed via her outfits.
ANISTON: “Yeah, I don’t know what to say about that! It’s simply a type of issues, I suppose. I put on a bra, I don’t know what to inform ya! And I don’t know why we’re presupposed to be ashamed of them—it’s simply the way in which my breasts are! However hey, OG, I’m not going to complain.”
From the seems of issues, viewers aren’t complaining, both.
Watch Associates: The Reunion on HBO Max