Could I BE trying any harder not to type "Could Vanessa Bayer BE any more like the 'Friends' characters"?
Bayer was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and she adapted one of her stand-up bits about Friends. (Friends was this comedic television program that used to be on in the 1990s and 2000s about these six friends who lived in New York and were also friends with each other. It's kind of hard to explain, but just trust me.)
Bayer pulled out a flawless impression of Rachel, a very good Monica, and a fine Phoebe. I would have really liked to see a Ross, but that's just because the first impressions were so good I wanted more. Bayer explains her take on the clique:
"I think that everyone really likes those characters but they're actually like a very exclusive clique, because if someone from the outside tries to hang out with them, they're very, like... They make that person very uncomfortable."
I think that's probably true, but I would only be interested in hanging out with Phoebe anyway. I love that in Bayer's hypothetical scenario, she suggests that Kimmel would have gotten invited over to the Friends apartment by Ross. That's one of the most subtle burns I've ever heard.