Imagine a world where Matthew Perry didn't play
Ms. Chanandler Bong Chandler Bing on Friends.
It's horrible, isn't it?!
Well that's almost what happened when he was originally tied to star on a pilot called LAX 2194, a show that would have been about "baggage handlers at the L.A. airport in the year 2194." After his "horrible" business manager called him to say, "Matthew, you have no money," he was willing to take any role, even if it meant one with aliens.
He explained to Late Night host Seth Meyers that the show had him sorting baggage for aliens at LAX, which were played by little people. But when the script for Friends Like Us (later named Friends), Perry admitted that he was so upset he couldn't be in it because of how hilarious the script read!
Fortunately for Friends fans everywhere, the people at Fox realized that LAX 2194 was "the worst thing we've ever seen in our lives," which meant that Perry could star as Chandler! WOOOOOO!