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Friends Cast

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You may have seen every single Friends episode 900 times, but you haven't watched this one. It turns out, there is a secret 'lost' episode that has never been revealed until now. Just warning you, it's the saddest episode yet. Actually, to be honest, it's not exactly a real episode. Rather, YouTuber Dogfood envisioned a tragic storyline in which Chandler DIES (yes, you just read that correctly) and the rest of the cast has to learn to move on without him. Get some tissues ready. The episode is perfectly named "The One Where Chandler Dies..." and, according to the creator, was "Originally envisioned at a 90-seconds max. duration, the final cut is just 6 minutes shy of the standard 22-min episode length, contains around 125 FX shots and parts of around 125 episodes of the 236 made." In other words, it's serious business and it took a lot of work. 

As you can imagine, watching Friends without Chandler is equal parts depressing as it is strangely entertaining. While the concept of his death is enough to make you want to turn away, he gets hilariously brought back as a green ghost. Of course, it has its sad moments, especially as they try to mourn his death. Monica is obviously rattled the most after the loss, and spirals into a boozy, drug-addicted lifestyle. This isn't the Friends you binged watched in high school.

The creator describes it as, "A loving mashup offering an alternate ending to Friends that's at once very bleak, but also existential, spooky and uplifting." If you're ready for all that, go ahead and watch it. If you don't want to embrace this crazy twist ending, turn back now. Fans commented a range of opinions like, "There's an Oscar AND a Nobel prize with your name on them. You're epic. You're God," and of course, "This is traumatic why would you do this please why. I'm crying." Both reactions are valid, FYI.