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Learn About Windows 95 With The Cast Of Friends

(YouTube Link) Who would make the ideal hosts for a promotional video about Windows 95? Why, Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston, stars of the wildly popular TV show Friends, of course! The casting choice seems a bit odd, but it makes sense in terms of the show’s popularity at the time. And, although it seems like a [...]

1987 Matthew Perry Sitcom Predicted Qaddafi’s 2011 Death

Before he was Carol Seaver’s boyfriend on Growing Pains (and that Friends thing), Matthew Perry was in a series called Second Chance. Someone over on reddit remembered the show, which aired on Fox in 1987-88 (though the name was changed to Boys Will Be Boys in the middle of the season), and pointed out that [...]

History of the U.S.: Matthew Perry Causes Chaos in Japan

Matthew Perry – the Commodore, not the Friend, caused a bit of a ruckus when he visited Japan in 1853. Prior to that, Japan’s seclusion laws kept them pretty much sealed off from the rest of the world. Perry had instructions from President Millard Fillmore, though, and he wasn’t about to be scared off by [...]