Jennifer Aniston Posts "Friends" Throwback in Honor of the Super Bowl
The star celebrated the big game by tagging her co-stars in this funny post.
On Sunday night, the Tampa Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. And while tons of celebrities were hyped, posting about the big game itself, the commercials, and the performances, Jennifer Aniston took the opportunity to look back on a certain sports-related moment in her career. Read on to see the hilarious Friends throwback she shared with her Instagram followers on Super Bowl Sunday, and for more from the actor, check out Jennifer Aniston Shared the One Thing She'd Never Do in a Relationship.
The night of the Super Bowl, Jennifer Aniston posted a themed Friends throwback.
On her Instagram story, Aniston shared a clip from the 1996 Friends episode "The One With All the Football," the show's Season 3 Thanksgiving-themed installment. The episode saw Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica (Courteney Cox) reignite an old football rivalry that dates back to their childhood and their family's annual gridiron battle for "The Geller Cup" (AKA a Troll doll nailed to a plank of wood). Of course, they rope all of their friends into their grudge match. For more on this beloved show, check out The Worst Friend Guest Star Ever, According to the Creators.
It features her character making a questionable football play.
Aniston's Rachel, who's dating Ross at this point on the show, gets miffed that he doesn't pick her first for his team, and a lot of her storyline in the episode revolves around her feeling like the gang is trying to avoid actually using her in the game because they think she's bad at sports.
In the snippet Aniston posted, Rachel actually gets the ball, runs outside the perimeter of the "field" while being chased by the boys, then hits Monica in the face with the ball when she tries to pass it to her.
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Aniston tagged her castmates in the post.
Aniston captioned the clip with "Happy #SuperBowl" and a shrugging emoji. She also tagged all five of her co-stars. Being that she was the only "friend" to post anything even tangentially related to the Super Bowl, it may very well be that the whole Friends cast was relatively indifferent to the big game. For a cute story from one of the show's frequent guest stars, find out why Cole Sprouse Says Jennifer Aniston Made His Friends Role "Quite Difficult."
She also made another joke about not getting the appeal of the sport.
Before sharing that iconic Friends sports moment, Aniston posted something else to her story that hinted at how she really feels about football. She shared a cartoon from The New Yorker's Instagram featuring two people sitting at a table and drinking coffee. One of them is reading a newspaper, and the caption reads, "Oh, wow, I can't believe it's already time for me to be vaguely aware that it's Super Bowl weekend." So if you also avoided the game and/or only tuned in for The Weeknd's halftime show, you officially have something in common with Aniston. For another update on the Morning Show star, check out Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her New Hairstyle as She Heads Back to Work.