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: (l-r) 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 gets by with a little help from his side Friends.

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

“You talked to Diane Sawyer about recovery Friends over the last few years, and it made me wonder,” Cohen, 54, began, “Are the Friends checks that come in today, would you mark them as valuable checks? Or would you call it a trick at this point?”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Perry poses at a photocall for “The End Of Longing”, a new play he wrote and stars in 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, the Friends, Lovers and the Big Awful Thing author, 53, joked, “Well, yesterday I bought Iowa.”

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After Cohen asked again if the studies were “bountiful,” Perry replied: “They’re not bad.”

The actor explained, “And they come in text form: ‘You just did this.’ And I say, ‘Oh, great.’ “

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

The star is perhaps best known for playing Chandler on it 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 talked about his dating life, telling the host that he “couldn’t be more single.” “

After briefly touching on his previous experience with dating apps, he said he prefers offline dating. “I’m off forever,” he told Cohen. “This is 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.”

As for whether or not he’s looking for a partner who’s also sober, Perry said, “That would be nice. But it’s not necessary.”

“You know, I wouldn’t want to be with someone who drank so much that you couldn’t recognize them,” Perry explained. “That wouldn’t be good … but I don’t have any rules about that .”

Perry’s Memoirs Friends, Lovers and the Big Awful Thing is out now.


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