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Watch Jennifer Aniston Confront “Rachel from FRIENDS” on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

You know the cast of Saturday Night Live will generally promote upcoming movies that they’re in, but this time they came up with a connection you might not have seen coming. Since both Vanessa Bayer and Jennifer Aniston are part of the cast of the upcoming Office Christmas Party (also starring Kate McKinnon), the Friends star took the time to intrude on an impersonation of her–Bayer’s long-standing bit as “Rachel” which not only includes a pitch-perfect “worried Aniston” impersonation, but also a knowing spoof of the numerous times the show would use cutaways and establishing shots to mark the passage of time (fans of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room will be familiar with how this technique can go into extremely excessive overuse).

When the two Rachels collide, it’s not instantly harmonious, but eventually they find a common pitch, all while confusing the hell out of Colin Jost with their collective power of time jumps. (Hey, maybe Rachel was actually from Gallifrey all along!) The ostensible point of the appearance–’90s nostalgia reboots–is completely forgotten, but you might call that a central perk.

The trademark “Rachel” hairdo, all the rage in the ’90s, actually looks pretty good on Bayer now in wig form. If nothing else, maybe that’s part of the show which can get a modern reboot. It seems like a safer comeback than the concept of divorced, dorky guys having a pet monkey.

Was SNL “there for you” tonight? Should we refer to the collective Rachels as “Bayniston,” or “Vanessifer”? (That was a thing, once.) Don’t get stuck in second gear–our comments are there below to help make your month, or even your year.

Image: NBC

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