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(Warning: Spoiler ahead. Proceed with caution.)
They had a history.
BTS and the ‘90s iconic show, FRIENDS, had a history that could be traced back to the time when the pop idol’s captain, Kim Namjoon aka RM, was a teenager.
He described on Ellen in 2017 how he learned English by watching his parents' favorite sitcom: "My English teacher was the sitcom Friends. Back in the days, when I was like 15, 14, it was quite like a syndrome for all the Korean parents to make their kids watch Friends. I thought I was kind of like a victim at that time, but right now, I'm the lucky one, thanks to my mother. She bought me all 10 DVDs — all the seasons. So firstly, I watched them with the Korean subtitles, and then next time, I watched with the English subtitles, and then I just removed it."
Fast-forward to 2021, the sensational group will appear as one of the big-named stars on the much-anticipated Friends: The Reunion. However, Ben Winston, the show’s producer, tweeted this: “I want to manage your expectations on this - it’s a really short moment from BTS. They are great of course, but they are one of the interviews, talking briefly about why they like friends.”
But ARMYs, don’t fret. It’s better than not seeing the best Asian boy band in the world on the most-loved sitcom that ever hit our TV screens. The connection is just too strong to ignore.
Along with BTS, celebrities such as David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai will also guest on the show aptly titled ‘The One Where They Get Back Together.’
So grab your BTS Meal from McDonald’s, watch the show today, May 27, on your HBO Max or HBO Go.
EXTRA! Watch this video where BTS sang a portion of FRIENDS’ theme.