Lisa Kudrow Reveals ‘Friends’ Network Executives Feared Monica Was Too ‘Slutty’ (Video)

The actress is returning to television this fall in HBO’s “The Comeback”

Times sure have changed.

“The Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow swung by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday and explained why hit NBC sitcom “Friends” was considered “racy” when it first launched in 1994.

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Back then, sleeping with somebody on the first date was still taboo.

“When we were shooting the pilot, the network got really nervous that Monica,” Kudrow said.  “Because she sleeps in the first episode with a guy… they were really nervous that, ‘The audience won’t like her because she’s sleeping with him on the first date. It’s slutty.'”

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Fortunately for Courteney Cox‘s character, audiences at test screenings were far more liberal than the nervous executives, and did not feel the same way, giving writers the go ahead to put Monica in all sorts of dating mishaps.

Wednesday marked Kudrow’s first appearance on “Kimmel” since she stopped by to help make a memorable “Friends” reunion with Cox and Jennifer Anniston, who played Rachel.

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Will there ever be a day when any of the “Friends” won’t have to talk about the sitcom that ended it’s 10-season run in 2004?

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