A Friends megafan posted a mashup video reimagining the classic sitcom with a heartbreaking twist: What if Chandler died?
In the video, the classic jokester played by Matthew Perry dies in a car collision with an ice cream truck. Tragically, snappy editing of scenes from throughout the show’s 10-season run are reorganized to appear as though Joey is mourning the loss of his best friend and Monica is struggling to get on without the love of her life.
Things get supernatural when Chandler rejoins the gang as a ghost to make his usual wisecracks, but without his pals being able to see him, his witticisms fall on deaf hears. Everyone begins fighting and falling apart without their resident funnyman.
Finally, the gang gathers during the holidays in hopes they can see Chandler one more time for closure’s sake. Miraculously, their wish is granted and they all spend one last time together before finally saying goodbye.
The editing is great and the narrative makes cohesive sense, but the thought of Friends without Matthew Perry makes the video a surreal and bittersweet watch.
Check out “The One Where Candler Dies” above.