A Nonprofit Had to Take Down Its Version of Friends Showing Chandler Getting HIV

But Casey House hopes to return with proper approvals

A still of Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry from an episode of Friends
Joey, unable to accept Chandler's HIV diagnosis, moves out of their apartment in Casey House's reimagined Friends episode. Casey House

In the 1980s, the phrase “a very special episode” became synonymous with the way shows would tackle weighty social issues like racism or child abuse.

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