In the realm of television, few shows have left a mark as indelible as “Friends.” The iconic sitcom, which aired from 1994 to 2004, has a dedicated fan base that continues to grow with each passing year. One of the most beloved couples on the show was Chandler Bing and Monica Geller, played by Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox, respectively. However, it might come as a surprise to many fans that there was a plotline involving Chandler cheating on Monica that was ultimately scrapped, thanks to the concerns of Matthew Perry.

Take a look back on the love story of Chandler and Monica…

When he learned about the proposed plotline, he expressed reservations about it. Perry believed that such a development would not only betray the essence of Chandler’s character but also alienate the devoted fan base that had grown to love the relationship between Chandler and Monica. In season 5, episode ‘The One in Vegas: Part 1’ the writers had in mind that the flight attendant who encounters Ross and Rachel was initially supposed to be hotel workers with whom Chandler cheats on Monica. Surprising and devastating isn’t it? That’s when Mathew Perry stepped in and refused to go ahead with the plot and asked the writers to write it off as he felt his fans would never forgive him.

Mathew Perry’s this decision proves how invested and dedicated he was to his character and wanted to maintain it throughout the show, as an ode to his fans.