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Lisa Kudrow tells Reddit she came up with the tune for 'Smelly Cat'

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Lisa Kudrow revealed some juicy Friends tidbits on her Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Tuesday, ranging from the origins of “Smelly Cat” to where Phoebe Buffay would be today.

In anticipation for The Comeback coming back this Sunday, Kudrow answered a litany of questions that pertained more to her other famous role as Phoebe on Friends. Kudrow confirmed that she came up with the melody with the help of The Pretenders lead singer, Chrissie Hynde.

“The writers wrote it, I wrote the tune, and had a little help from Chrissie Hynde. She was amazing,” Kudrow said of the now-famous song.

Kudrow also named “The One with the Halloween Party” as her favorite Friends episode, and thinks that present-day Phoebe would be making Amy Chua proud, saying, “I honestly think Phoebe would be a super-competitive tiger mom. She doesn’t do anything by half-measure.”

Watch Kudrow perform “Smelly Cat” and get a whiff of nostalgia:

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