To the delight of couch potatoes everywhere, Hollywood is obsessed with converting our formerly favorite TV shows into big-screen blockbusters. From “Sex and the City” to “X-Files” to “Arrested Development”, yesterday’s primetime gems could be tomorrow’s box-office diamonds. But what of our other long-lived TV favorites? Could the “Gilmore Girls” rise from the dead to rapidly drench us in dialogue? Will the “Friends” once again return to their fictional world without black people?
We recently posed the question to Mr. Chandler Bing and Miss Lorelai Gilmore, in the forms of the real-life stars who made them iconic.
“I don’t know,” Lauren Graham said of the possibility of seeing the Gilmores on the big-screen someday. “I don’t know who makes those decisions. People always ask me that, and I’m like, ’I don’t know’.”
“It’s interesting,” explained Perry, who co-stars with Graham in the upcoming family comedy “Birds of America”. “Because everyone’s running around doing different things. I think we’re trying to organize a thing soon.”
Wait? Exclusive! There’s a “Friends” movie in the works?
“No,” he grinned. “I think it would be nice for the six of us to just get together and have dinner.”
“I have like 2 or 3 people left who still kind of care [about my show],” joked Graham. “I don’t know what the ’Gilmore Girls’ movie would be about, probably because the show wasn’t really about much. Nothing much happened; we just talked a lot.”
Optimistically, she floated the notion of her and Perry joining their collective forces. “Maybe we could bring the casts together,” she smiled, “and do a ’Gilmore Girls’/’Friends’ movie?”
“We could!” replied Perry enthusiastically. “We could do a movie about how you two were always late to the town meetings.”
“No, I don’t think [there will be a film], not ’Friends’ anyway,” Perry shrugged, dropping a wet blanket on a Ross/Rachel reunion. “We are trying to arrange [something], much less a whole reunion that’s televised, than we’re just gonna have food together, I think.”
Although it seems like there’s no big-screen reunion on the horizon for either show’s cast, die-hard fans will inevitably still wait for the day they change their minds. After all, they didn’t exactly say “never,” right?
Would you want to see a “Friends” or “Gilmore Girls” movie? What would the plots be?