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Lady Gaga’s ‘Smelly Cat’ doesn’t stink: Lisa Kudrow on ‘Associates’ duet

“Smelly Cat” nonetheless slaps.

Wearing colourful Phoebe Buffay garb, Lady Gaga gave the “Associates” character’s hit music the star remedy throughout this week’s ballyhooed reunion particular on HBO Max.

Gaga joined Lisa Kudrow, 57, on the well-known yellow sofa of Central Perk to honor the wacky and great world of Phoebe.

“Thanks for being the particular person for all of us on ‘Associates’ who was, I’m unsure if that is the best option to say it, however the totally different one or the one who was actually herself,” Gaga instructed Kudrow after protecting “Smelly Cat.”

“Thanks — and thanks for carrying it alongside,” Kudrow responded to the iconoclast “Born this Means” singer.

Gaga belted out her personal rendition of the fan favourite espresso home ode to a uncared for cat who was not a pal “to these with noses.” Towards the top of the efficiency they have been joined by a gaggle of gospel singers.

“Not dangerous… that was actually, actually good,” Kudrow deadpanned on the finish of it. “That was so nice … I nonetheless suppose it’s higher when it’s simply me.”

Lisa Kudrow and Lady Gaga perform “Smelly Cat" during the HBO "Friends" reunion special.
Lisa Kudrow and Lady Gaga carry out “Smelly Cat” in the course of the HBO “Associates” reunion particular.
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The section was a part of a grand coming collectively of the solid after 27 years for the reason that TBS present aired. The celebs, which additionally included David Schwimmer, 54, Jennifer Aniston, 52, Courteney Cox, 56, Matthew Perry, 51, Matt LeBlanc, 53, reunited for the unscripted particular, reportedly for a $2.5 to $three million payout.

Among the many different surprises unveiled within the present was the revelation that Ross (Schwimmer) and Rachel (Aniston) actually did have some behind-the-scenes chemistry, and that Joey (LeBlanc) took a “cringe-worthy” fall whereas filming — and paramedics needed to rush him to the hospital in excruciating ache.

The "Friends Reunion Special" on HBO Max brought together stars and guests to honor the beloved sitcom.
The “Associates Reunion Particular” on HBO Max introduced collectively stars and company to honor the beloved sitcom.
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However the addition of visitor stars corresponding to Gaga was supposed to carry much more magic to the long-lasting sitcom. Ben Winston, the director and producer of the particular, instructed Selection that the “Poker Face” singer would greatest channel the character’s je ne sais quois.

“[Kudrow and I] went by just a few names, and we each agreed that Gaga, if we might get her, could be the final word one as a result of she associates with and feels near Phoebe in so some ways, as Gaga says on the present,” Winston mentioned.

“That was a very lovely second. And Lady Gaga jumped on the probability to do it.”

Winston additionally revealed that Kudrow and Gaga barely rehearsed collectively.

“We sat there with the 2 guitars with Lisa and her and labored it on the market after which.”

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