By James Hibberd
Updated February 11, 2016 at 06:29 PM EST
Credit: Chris Haston/NBC

They’re all there for him! Well, except Matthew Perry who’s rehearsing a play in London, but otherwise Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer gathered for unprecedented post-Friends meetup for NBC’s Feb. 21 special honoring legendary comedy director James Burrows, and has the exclusive first photos. (Alas, there was no fountain-dancing.)

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“We’ve had a long history together and for them to show up in support in honor of me was so great,” says Burrows, who recently directed his 1000th episode of TV. “The casts of Friends were mingling with The Big Bang Theory and Cheers and Will & Grace. When the camera cuts to me, I’m not crying, I just got a speck of dust in my eye.”

Let’s call it: “The One Where Almost Everyone Shows Up.” Here’s more images from the event:

Credit: Chris Haston/NBC

Including the cast of Cheers:

Credit: Chris Haston/NBC

A version of this story appeared in Entertainment Weekly issue #1403-1404, on newsstands now or available digitally here.


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