Matthew Perry's Lost Pilot
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Matthew Perry is practically synonymous with Chandler Bing, but the "Friends" star's career could have gone in an entirely different direction.
During The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy roundtable of comedy actors, Perry opened up about an ABC pilot titled "LAX 2194" that he filmed with Ryan Stiles and Kelly Hu in 1994, the same pilot season he shot "Friends."
"I did a pilot about a guy who was in charge of separating aliens' luggage at the LA airport in the year 2194," Perry said when asked about a job he wishes he could erase from his resume (37:32 in the video above). "I did that the same pilot season as 'Friends' -- 'LAX 2194' ... I wore a futuristic shirt, and the aliens were little people wearing wigs."
When THR reporter Stacey Wilson noted that "the world would be a different place" had that pilot been picked up over "Friends," Perry joked, "I certainly wouldn't be sitting here."
Check out a clip from the "LAX 2194" pilot that was (thankfully) never picked up.
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