Chandler Bing’s funniest lines in Friends

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Matthew Perry’s portrayal of Chandler Bing in Friends is widely considered to be one of the funniest sitcom performances of all time.

He packed his time on screen with improvisation and physical comedy, with much of it being left in.

The star has died at the age of 54.

Sky News has taken a look at some of his most iconic lines from the show.

Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer in Friends. Pic: Everett/Shutterstock
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Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer in Friends. Pic: Everett/Shutterstock

Trump’s blue blazer black

During the filming of The One With Phoebe’s Uterus, in the cold open, Perry fluffed his lines after Joey (Matt LeBlanc) walked in wearing a blue blazer. It stayed in the show.

Instead of “blue blazer back”, Perry said: Donald Trump wants his blue blazer black.

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Rachel (Jennifer Aniston): Why would he want his blue blazer black?

Monica (Courteney Cox): You messed it up. You’re stupid.

SHUT UP SHUT UP!

It is one of the most memorable moments from the show, when Ross (David Schwimmer) buys a new sofa and recruits Rachel and Chandler to get it up the stairs to his apartment. It became an internet meme, too.

Ross: Turn! Turn!

Chandler: I don’t think it’s turns anymore.

Rachel: I just don’t think it’s gonna fit.

Ross: Oh yeah it will, come on up, up! Here we go – Pivot. Pivot. Pivot. PIVOT. PIVOT. PIVOT!

Chandler: SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UUUUUUPPPPP.

Ross: Okay I don’t think it’s gonna pivot anymore.

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The Q-tip

Another line improvised by Perry, after his character asks about getting a suit tailored and Joey makes it more difficult that it needed to be.

Chandler: Anybody know a good tailor?

Joey: You need some clothes altered?

Chandler: No, no, I’m just looking for a man to draw on me with chalk.

Joey: Why don’t you go see Frankie? My family’s been goin’ to him forever. He did my first suit when I was 15. No wait, 16. No, excuse me, 15. All right, when was 1990?

Chandler: Okay, you have to stop the Q-tip when there’s RESISTANCE!

The spray-tan

In a later episode, Ross goes to get a spray tan, and asks to be sprayed with two level twos. Instead he ends up being sprayed four times on his front (“I’m an eight?!”), because of his counting technique (he was told to count Mississippilessly but ignored the advice…)

Ross to Chandler and Monica: I went to the tanning place your wife suggested.

Chandler: Was that place THE SUN?

David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc in Friends. Pic: Everett/Shutterstock
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David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc in Friends. Pic: Everett/Shutterstock

The TV guide address

Stakes are high for the gang when they play a quiz round that decides who gets to keep Monica’s apartment, and they have to answer niche questions set by Ross about each other in a lightning round.

Ross: The TV guide comes to Chandler and Joey’s apartment. What name appears on the address label?

Rachel: OH OH Chandler gets it, it’s Chandler Bing!

Monica: NOOOOOO!

Ross: I’m afraid the TV guide goes to Chanandler Bong.

Monica: I knew that! Rachel! Use your head.

Chandler: Actually it’s MISS Chanandler Bong.

Joey wants to repopulate the Earth…

Joey, Chandler and Monica get trapped in Monica’s room again and Joey reveals he has put a box of emergency supplies in there.

Chandler: Condoms?

Joey: Hey you don’t know how long we’re gonna be in here. We may have to repopulate the Earth!

Chandler: And condoms are the way to do that?

Courteney Cox Arquette, Matthew Perry. Pic: Everett/Shutterstock
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Courteney Cox Arquette, Matthew Perry. Pic: Everett/Shutterstock

After the guys’ apartment gets robbed

Joey is looking to sell his homemade TV unit and invites a guy in to take a look. He tells Joey it doesn’t look big enough to fit a person in, so Joey gets in to disprove him – with his potential buyer locking him inside and robbing the apartment.

Joey: Do you know what I’m gonna do if I ever see that guy again?

Chandler: BEND OVER?!

Impressive speed

The start of Monica and Chandler’s relationship famously happened in London, at Ross’s wedding, when Monica visits Chandler’s hotel room after the rehearsal dinner.

They both begin to take their clothes off, but Chandler gets his kit off notably quicker than Monica.

Monica: Wow, you are really fast.

Chandler: It bodes well for me that speed impresses you.

Matthew Perry with Friends co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston
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Matthew Perry with Friends co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston

Chandler knew it

During Ross and Rachel’s frequent arguments, the other friends were often around to hear the fallout – and The One With The Jellyfish was no different.

The on-again-off-again lovers were having a shouting match in Monica’s apartment, and Rachel delivers an emasculating line to Ross – something the triggers Chandler.

Rachel: It’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy and it IS a big deal.

Chandler: I KNEW IT!

Chandler finally had it with his roommate Eddie

In an early episode, Chandler has a new roommate move into his apartment after Joey leaves – but something isn’t quite right about Eddie.

He eventually snapped and asked Eddie to repeatedly move out, but it wasn’t quite as easy as Chandler hoped.

Eddie: You really want me out?

Chandler: Yes please!

Eddie: Okay then I wanna hear you say it, I wanna hear you say ‘I want you out’

Chandler: I want you out.

Eddie: No no no no, I wanna hear it from your lips.

Chandler: WHERE DID YOU HEAR IT FROM BEFORE?

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Then again later, when Eddie still won’t leave…

Chandler: You! Move out! Take your stupid small fruit and GET OUT!

Eddie: You want me to move out?

Chandler: UH HUH!

Eddie: I gotta tell you man I mean, this is a little out of the blue don’t you think?

Chandler: This is not out of the blue, this is smack dab in the middle of the blue!

The last laugh

Chandler gets the final line of the show’s final episode bringing an end to a decade of one of the Western world’s best loved comedy shows. The group is splitting up and moving on, but they have time for one final drink at the coffee house.

Matthew Perry reportedly lobbied to have the final line, which is just two words.

Rachel: Okay, should we get some coffee?

Chandler: Sure. Where?

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