We Challenged Gunther From 'Friends' To Spell These Tough Names Right


By now, we all know from experience that whatever name you give at the coffee shop, chances are, it's not going to match what comes back on your cup. While a steaming hot latte is a great consolation prize, there's no feeling like seeing your name, your actual name, on the cup.

Of course, Gunther, the infamously surly barista from "Friends," which celebrates the 20th anniversary of its premiere this week, would probably spell your name wrong on purpose.

We put James Michael Tyler, the actor who played the Central Perk manager for a decade and served many a latte concoction to the likes of Phoebe, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross, knows this better than anyone. We put Tyler to the test behind the bar of the Central Perk pop-up shop in New York City. Could he put his Sharpie where his mouth was when it came time to mark drinks for the likes of Ursula Buffay and Quvenzhane Wallis?

Find out in the clip below.

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