Friends was never the most progressive show on the air, but there were limits. One potential episode forced Matthew Perry to put his foot down.
The Friends Episode Matthew Perry Refused To Do
Breaking into the business is hard enough. Most actors aren't about to complain when they sign on to a role that requires them to say and do things that don't match perfectly with their personal values. Of course, when you're on a top-rated TV show, you have a little more power at your disposal as an actor. That's the position Matthew Perry found himself in when he read a "Friends" script that took Chandler too far out of his comfort zone.