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TL;DR news on James Michael Tyler at December 19, 2022

Michael Tyler, in the 17 years since Friends went off the air? Until 2018, Michael Tyler was still a working actor. For the remainder of the series, James earned $40,000 for each episode he was in. If you're a fan, don't worry: Tyler will appear on the special streaming event "Friends: The Reunion" when it debuts on HBO Max on May 27. In a special video for TODAY, uploaded to YouTube in November 2019, Tyler mused, "I believe Gunther got some closure. Musical director Michael Skloff had composed a piano melody, while executive producers Marta Kauffman and David Crane and late songwriter Allee Willis had started lyrics. The show will also feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, James Corden, BTS, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Cindy Crawford and Justin Bieber. As Tyler recalls, one day in Season 2, things changed. They would just bring it out." But Tyler wasn't the one who made the drinks. Perhaps they took some tips from Tyler himself, who perfected the art over a decade spent wiggling his elbows around day after day, "filling" one empty coffee cup after another.