Wait, Janice From Friends Doesn’t Sound Like That In Real Life?

Oh. My. GOD.

There's one Friends voice that fans will never forget: Janice Litman Goralnik, Chandler Bing's ex-girlfriend. Her go-to catchphrase was a distinctly nasal "Oh! My! God!"

But actress Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice, doesn't actually sound like that in real life — surprise, surprise. Though the show wrapped over a decade ago, she can still perfectly re-create the voice and "never" gets tired of it. Hear it for yourself below.

"The laugh happened organically in the first rehearsal, because I needed to find a way to laugh, because Matthew Perry is so funny," Wheeler told Australian talk show This Morning about how the voice came to be. "And working with him, I knew right away. I thought, ‘This guy’s gonna make me laugh on set, I've gotta be prepared. What am I going to do?’ So I created Janice’s laugh just as a safety measure for when Matthew made me laugh."

But you've probably heard Wheeler's normal voice before today. If you've seen Season 3, Episode 7 of How I Met Your Mother, she plays a real estate agent who helps Lily Aldrin and Marshall Eriksen find their new apartment in Manhattan's fictional Dowisetrepla neighborhood.


There's no high-pitched squeals or "oh my god" reactions in this scene. Just your totally normal New York City realtor trying to suck every penny out of your pockets.

Tune into Friends on MTV starting Sunday, January 1.