In the season nine episode of the comforting purgatory that is “Friends,” entitled “The One With The Donor,” Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Perry) start their search for a sperm donor after being told by their doctor that both of them are infertile. The couple invites one of Chandler’s work friends to dinner to see if he’d be a good match. That work friend is Zach, played by Perry’s friend John Stamos. Now, in the wake of Perry’s death, Stamos has written about his time on the show in an Instagram post that once again demonstrates his late friend’s compassion.
Writing about his experience in a lengthy caption, the “Full House” star noted how he and Perry “had been friendly long before ‘Friends'” and that he’d “hung with him a lot” when shooting his guest appearance on the sitcom. Stamos went on to write:
“Standing backstage, ready to make my entrance, Matt whispers, ‘The audience is going go crazy when they see you! Get ready for some loud screams.’ I walk through the door… silence. I was so embarrassed. We finish the scene and as I start to slither back to my dressing room and quit showbiz, Matt walks over to the studio audience: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for John Stamos! You guys probably didn’t recognize him at first because he’s so much better looking in person!’ I never forgot that and the world will never forget you.”
Stamos previously revealed the first part of this story in a 2021 TODAY interview, but until now hadn’t spoken publicly about Perry’s kind-hearted intervention.