'Criminal Minds' Season 15 Episode 5: Fun Bobby from 'Friends' makes an appearance and fans are losing it
Eagle-eyed fans noticed that this week's UnSub looked very familiar, only to realize that it was a character from 'Friends'
While things took a dark turn on 'Criminal Minds', the fandom was in a different mood recalling a legendary NBC sitcom, thanks to the UnSub this week. Confused? Eagle-eyed fans noticed that this week's UnSub looked very familiar, only to realize that it was a character from 'Friends'.
The kidnapper from this week's episode Louis Chaycon, who abducts agents Luke Alvez and Matt Simmons, was played by actor Vincent Paul Gerard Ventresca. Ventresca portrayed the famous Fun Bobby in 'Friends'.
Fun Bobby was Monica Geller's on and off boyfriends in the first and second season. He wasn't a lot of fun on the show, thanks to his emotional breakdowns, back luck and problems with alcohol. As Chandler Bing had named him — "Ridiculously Dull Bobby".
In the latest episode, he plays the former hitman of the Chicago Mob who hides out in Europe after every kill. After our agents caught him and his brother, Bobby, and sent them to prison, the mob had Bobby killed while Louis was tortured, beaten and left with a giant scar on his face as a reminder.
"Wait, is the unsub Fun Bobby?!?" tweeted a fan, spotting Ventresca as another tweeted, "Every time they say 'Bobby'... DRINK! Except the real Fun Bobby had a drinking problem."
A third one said, "So #CriminalMinds hired the actor who played Fun Bobby on Friends to play a guy with a brother named Bobby." Another fan tweeted, "Fun Bobby is the bad guy! What happened to you, Fun Bobby?" Another shared the same excitement, tweeting "Fun Bobby is on #CriminalMinds tonight!"
Fans thought he was very convincing as a mob hitman, especially during the torture scene. "I just yelled when Fun Bobby put his cigarette out on Matt's chest," tweeted a fan. Another joked that it was unfortunate that Fun Bobby had gone down the path of crime, "Well I guess we know what happened to Ridiculously Dull Bobby. #friends #CriminalMinds."