'Friends' star Matt LeBlanc recalls moment when a kid on the street thought he was Joey's dad

Ever since Netflix added the sitcom to the streaming website, the actor revealed, 'It’s unbelievable for me, it seems every year a new generation is watching it'


                            'Friends' star Matt LeBlanc recalls moment when a kid on the street thought he was Joey's dad

Though it has been around 15 years since 'Friends' came to an end, Matt LeBlanc still finds it hard to escape the shadow of the fan favorite sitcom.

Recently in an interview with 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' the actor, who played the role of Joey Tribbiani, revealed a time when a kid called him "Joey's Dad". "I was walking down the street one day, this was a few years ago, this kid, he must have been 13, 14, he’s like, 'Oh my god, you’re Joey’s dad!'," the 51-year-old actor recalled.



 

Ever since Netflix added the sitcom to the streaming website, the actor revealed, "It’s unbelievable for me, it seems every year a new generation is watching it." before he revealed the story of coming across the teenager. Following his story about what the kid said, Leblanc said that his response was typically old-fashioned. "My response was 'Scram!' Like an old guy would say," revealed the actor.

Matt LeBlanc attends the 'Episodes' screening and panel at WME Agency on June 21, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images).
Matt LeBlanc attends the 'Episodes' screening and panel at WME Agency on June 21, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images).

While the sitcom is being loved by everyone all over the world, there is one unresolved question that has been going through the minds of fans.

And that is how did they manage to afford a New York City apartment in that size. Along with fans, Kelly Ripa also questioned the actor stating that she also was a soap opera actress when the sitcom was airing and she couldn't afford such an apartment. She revealed that her apartment could, "arguably be considered a shoebox with a hot plate and a shoilet, like a shower toilet”

Addressing that controversy, Leblanc said, "This has been a point of contention for a while now because other people have brought it up, and how I think we dealt with it on the show was it was Ross and Monica’s grandmother’s apartment that was rent-controlled, maybe even their great-grandmother."

Cast members of NBC's comedy series 'Friends.' Pictured (L to R): David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Cook, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. Episode: 'The One Where They All Turn Thirty.' (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)
Cast members of NBC's comedy series 'Friends.' Pictured (L to R): David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Cook, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. Episode: 'The One Where They All Turn Thirty.' (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)

Adding to that he said, "Also on television, everything looks bigger, it wasn’t that big in real life. I think also the purple paint makes it look bigger, if you look close the faucet on the sink was old and crappy, it wasn’t that nice."

While the show aired on TV from 1994 to 2004, it made the news yet again last year when it was revealed that Netflix shelled out around $100 million to keep the sitcom running after it was announced that it will be taken away from the streaming site in January this year.



 

After the information came to the notice of fans, Netflix who used to pay $30 million to Warner Bros revealed, "The Holiday Armadillo has granted your wish: Friends will still be there for you in the US throughout 2019," in a statement.