Oh, Canada, can you believe the uproarious twist of fate that had our beloved Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminiscing about his epic schoolyard showdown with none other than Matthew Perry, the legend of Friends fame? It’s like a sitcom plotline on steroids!
In a turn of events that left us gasping for air, the world was left in shock as the news of Matthew Perry’s untimely demise broke. Can you believe it? The man who made us all laugh for years on Friends met his end in a most unexpected way, apparently going for an impromptu swim in the comfort of his own home. Who needs a pool when you’ve got a bathtub, right?
Trudeau, being the stand-up guy that he is, took to “X” (formerly known as Twitter) to pour his heart out about his dear old school buddy. Yep, you heard it right! Our Prime Minister and Chandler Bing were school chums! Talk about a sitcom crossover we never saw coming. Trudeau said, “Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening.” We can only imagine the times they must have had in the hallowed halls of their elementary school. Kickball, dodgeball, and maybe a few witty one-liners thrown in for good measure.
Turns out Perry’s mom, Suzanne Morrison, used to be the press secretary to Trudeau’s dad, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Now, if that’s not a twist of fate, we don’t know what is. It’s like the Canadian version of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”
In 2017, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Perry spilled the beans about their fifth-grade adventures, admitting to “beating up” the future Prime Minister. What were they thinking, you ask? Well, apparently, it was all out of sheer jealousy because Trudeau was excelling in a sport they weren’t, and let’s face it, when you’re a kid, the green monster of envy can lead to some regrettable decisions.
Justin Trudeau, our charismatic leader, and Matthew Perry, the king of sarcasm, locked in a fifth-grade feud that would make even the best sitcom writers jealous. Thanks for the laughs, Matthew. You’ve left us with memories to cherish, and we’ll never forget the hilarity you brought into our lives. We’ll miss you, Chandler Bing, but your comedic legacy lives on.
Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening. I’ll never forget the schoolyard games we used to play, and I know people around the world are never going to forget the joy he brought them. Thanks for all the laughs, Matthew. You were loved – and you will be missed.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 29, 2023