A peak (get it?) behind closed doors.
The sadness around Matthew Perry’s sudden passing has not yet abated. Surf fans of the beloved Friend devastated. The only relief coming from the fact Perry redeemed himself after denigrating the greatest surf actor of all time Keanu Reeves. In his memoir, you’ll remember, Perry wondered why River Phoenix and Heath Ledger were dead but Reeves, who brought us Johnny Utah, wasn’t.
The surf world immediately took up arms and was ready to storm Pacific Palisades. Mercifully, Perry took back the slur. He said, furthermore, it would be removed from future runs of Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.
The actor who brought Chandler Bing to life, was found dead in his hot tub, anyhow, drowned days before Halloween.
Though the general public was less aware of Perry’s ties to surf, the connections grow stronger almost daily. Johnny Utah-gate. The beautiful apology the fact that his home was a stone’s throw Sunset Beach, his last date being a Monster Girl etc.
Matthew Perry and Little Night Music
Now, word is coming from notable podcaster David Lee Scales about Perry’s amorous proclivities. Scales, who says his dentist’s wife tells him that he looks exactly like Matthew Perry every time he visits the office, also dated or knew a girl who Tinder dated Matthew Perry for months.
According to Scales, she said that the actor refused to take his shirt off full stop. Shirt on during the day. Shirt on when lounging poolside. Shirt on when making a little night music.
Do you find that surprising?
Are you a shirt-to-bed wearer?
Yet another reason, I suppose, to cut the red tape and get Matthew Perry’s surfing sainthood fast tracked.
Chandler Bing Surfboards.
Scales and I spoke about his doppelgänger on today’s show and also the importance of grumpy locals in the world. I was derailed after the Perry revelation, though, because David Lee shared that he goes to the dentist once every six months.
Once every six months?
I can’t remember the last time that I had my pearly whites attended to.