Matthew Perry Jokes About His Substantial Friends Residuals: ‘Yesterday I Bought Iowa’


FRIENDS — “The One With The Embryos” — Episode 12 — Aired 1/15/1998 — Pictured: (lr) Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

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Matthew Perry manages with a little help from his friends.

On Monday’s episode of SiriusXM Andy Cohen LiveHost Andy Cohen asked the actor about his remaining income from the popular sitcom in which he played Chandler Bing.

“You spoke to Diane Sawyer about the revival of… friends the past few years, and I was wondering,” Cohen, 54, began. “Are the… friends checks coming in today, would you describe them as bountiful checks? Or would you say it’s a droplet right now?”

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Perry poses during a photocall for

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Perry poses during a photocall for “The End Of Longing”, a new play he wrote and performed at The Playhouse Theatre, on February 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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In response to this, the Friends, lovers and the big terrible thing author, 53, joked, “Well, yesterday I bought Iowa.”

After Cohen again asked if the checks were “abundant,” Perry replied, “They’re not bad.”

The actor explained: “And they come in the form of a text, ‘You just made this.’ And I go, ‘Oh, great.’ “

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Cohen continued the joke, saying, “I heard you really caught your eye on Colorado.” Perry replied, “Yeah, I did. But The Rock got that.”

The star is perhaps best known for playing Chandler on friends, which ran for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 to 2004 and also starred Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.

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In Perry’s interview with Cohen, he also spoke about his dating life, telling the host that he “couldn’t be single anymore.”

After briefly discussing his previous experience with dating apps, he said he prefers to date offline. “I’m gone forever,” he told Cohen. “It’s not the way to meet people, I don’t think. I’m not sure how to meet people, but that’s not the way to do it.”

Whether or not he’s looking for a partner who is also sober, Perry said, “That would be fine. But it’s not a necessity.”

“You know, I wouldn’t like to be with someone who drank so much you wouldn’t recognize them,” Perry explained. “That wouldn’t be right… But I don’t have any rules for that.”

Perry’s Memoirs Friends, lovers and the big terrible thing is out now.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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