See Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow Sing 'Smelly Cat' from 'Friends'
Like any good millennial, it turns out that Friends" -- so much so, in fact, that she invited star Lisa Kudrow on stage at her show in Los Angeles Wednesday night to sing a Phoebe Buffay classic.
Swift introduced Kudrow as if she was talking about Buffay herself, telling the crowd that the singer she was about to bring out had only ever performed in coffee shops. The songstress then unveiled Central Perk fave Buffay/Kudrow, and the twosome belted out a rendition of "Smelly Cat," Phoebe's famous ode to a feline with unfortunate body odor.
As if that in itself wasn't enough fun, Kudrow also riffed on a memorable "Friends" scene she shared with Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, in which she criticized the singer (playing a rival Central Perk performer) for her lackluster vocals on "Smelly Cat." Kudrow and Swift replayed that bit, with the former encouraging the latter to "really feel the lyrics," and Swift obliging with a raspy take on one of the verses.
It's all (mostly) captured in the clip below, which is a bit shaky but still manages to give fans who weren't there in person an impression of how the performance played out live.
Swift has taken a bit of gentle ribbing for her penchant for parading out her famous friends while on tour, but this is one "Friend" we're glad she shared. And according to Kudrow, the feeling is mutual.
So @taylorswift13 is THE best person I've ever met. That was fun. Thanks Taylor.
— Lisa Kudrow (@LisaKudrow) August 27, 2015
Maybe there's room for Taylor on the big orange couch at the next "Friends" reunion?
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