The Hollywood veteran, best known for portraying Monica Geller in the NBC series, marked the holiday with an emotional video from the 90s show. In the throwback post, the Alabama beauty killed two birds with a stone by paying homage to her late co-star Matthew Perry and touching fans’ hearts with one of her most famous moments.
Courteney Cox Rings In Thanksgiving With Her Iconic Turkey Head Dance
Fans of the “Friends” series may recall the pivotal point that changed the relationship between Cox and Perry’s characters — Monica Geller and Chandler Bing. In the episode “The One With All The Thanksgiving,” Chandler confesses his love for Monica after the latter’s hilarious attempt to earn his forgiveness.
The 59-year-old’s character wore a turkey on her head with goggles and a cup hat before doing a little wiggle dance that stole Chandler’s heart alongside viewers. Cut to 2023, the “Scream” star commemorated Thanksgiving on her Instagram page with the recreated video of this hilarious moment.
“Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m feeling so thankful,” the TV personality chimed in the clip. Cox deceived fans with her cheerful smile before zooming in on her lips and unleashing a playful rant about her tiredness of receiving gifs about her turkey head dance. In the entertainer’s words:
“Also, if I get one more godd— gif with a turkey on my head dancing like a f—ing fool, I’m just gonna snap. So anyway, since I’m the symbol of Thanksgiving, here you go. Hope it makes you happy.”
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Then the Alabama native reappeared with a turkey on her head, and it had sunglasses attached to it but no plastic cup hat. However, the 59-year-old blessed fans with a similar wiggle dance from the “Friends” episode with the show’s iconic theme song playing in the background.
As stated, the “Cougar Town” actress’s post was a throwback video from 2020, which she confirmed in the caption. “Flashback to 3 years ago… Probably won’t do that again. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!” The TV personality penned, with her sweet gesture receiving positive responses from fans.
Many felt emotional about the post, given Perry’s death, while others thanked Cox for reliving one of her most famous moments from the sitcom series. “You are so great, I LOVE YOU,” someone declared with another wailing: “Me thinking how has it been 3 years?!”
A third noted the late actor would have loved the post, writing: “Matt is laughing up there right now.” A fellow Perry fan lamented: “This makes me sad and happy at the same time.”
“Never forget. Happy Thanksgiving, CC!” A social media user penned, while another described the post as “ICONIC.” A fan claimed the mother of one “definitely makes me happy,” and a fellow supporter chimed: “Couldn’t love this more. Happy Thanksgiving CC!”
Courteney Cox Shares One Of Her Favorite ‘Friends’ Scenes With Matthew Perry
Days before sharing the throwback video, the media personality reflected on her co-star’s passing in an emotional post. The People’s Choice Award winner dropped a video of her character, Monica, and Perry’s character, Chandler, in bed after a secret intimate session.
The mother of one noted this was one of her favorite scenes with the late actor because it was initially a one-night fling that became a significant part of Monica and Chandler’s love story. “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you, Matty, and I miss you every day,” the actress’s caption read.
“When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now, here’s one of my favorites,” the Coquette Productions founder continued, adding:
“Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one-night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story.”
The “Family Ties” star explained that apart from this scene being a pivotal moment in her character’s love life, it was a treasured memory because of the late actor’s comedic antics. “In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say,” Cox revealed, “He often did things like that. He was funny, and he was kind.”