Courteney Cox and Ed Sheeran recreate Ross and Monica's famous 'Friends' dance

Cox may not have performed the routine with David Schwimmer in the reunion special, but the dance has had a second outing

Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox recreated Ross and Monica's famous dance routine from 'Friends' series six episode, 'The One With the Routine'. 
Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox recreated Ross and Monica's famous dance routine from 'Friends' series six episode, 'The One With the Routine'. 

Last week, Friends: The Reunion broadcast to rave reviews. But that wasn't the only trip down the sitcom's memory lane that took place in recent days.

Courteney Cox, who played Monica in the 10-season series, met up with a friend of her own, Ed Sheeran, to recreate The Routine, a dance famously performed by Cox's character and her brother in the show, Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), on a New Year's Eve TV set.

The pair pull off the dance almost perfectly ... until the very end when they don't quite land the lift – a step famously debated by Monica and Ross.

The first time round, the dance was impressive enough to have a whole episode named after it, season six's The One with the Routine.

Monica and Ross manage to convince Joey (Matt LeBlanc) to let them join him and his flatmate-turned-love interest Janine Lecroix (Elle Macpherson) on the set of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

The siblings desperately want to get on to one of the podiums for optimum airtime, which is when they decide to bring out The Routine, a dance they had created in high school.

The Routine is choreographed to the 1999 pop song Trouble with Boys by Loreta.

Refresh your memory of the original take of The Routine here:

Friends: The Reunion dropped on global streaming sites on Thursday.

Cox, Schwimmer, LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry all reunited to look back on the popular show, which ran for a decade from 1994 to 2004.

Throughout the unscripted special episode, the cast answered questions from the audience, reread extracts of the script, laughed at bloopers and reflected on outtakes from filming the show.

The much-anticipated reunion special began with footage from the final episode, with viewers told that, since the 2004 finale, all six cast members have not been in the same room together “until today”, 17 years on.

In the UAE, the show is available now on OSN Streaming.

Updated: May 31, 2021 12:42 PM

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