Burrows directed several episodes of Friends during his several decades in the business.
During the tribute, the cast got together for the first time in many years to discuss their special bond with Burrows and each other. Jennifer Aniston said Burrows was the one who gave them such a great opportunity and so many years of creative and personal happiness:
We would do anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime and probably the best 10 years of our acting careers that we will forever remember. We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything together. We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us, as well. They connected with us.”
Lisa Kudrow added:
We really wanted to connect. I think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively felt like we need to be friends and we need to get along.”
Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows will also include interviews with the casts of Cheers, Taxi, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory, Frasier, Two and a Half Men, and Will & Grace.
The special airs on February 21st, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Check out the sneak peek below:
What do you think? Are you a Friends fan? Is it nice to see the cast back together? Who’s your favorite friend?