A scene from “Friends” that was removed from the show due to sensitivities after 9/11 has gone viral.
The scene, which was originally supposed to air in the third episode of the show's eighth season, features Chandler and Monica stopped in an airport on the way to their honeymoon because of a comment Chandler makes about jokingly saying the word “bomb” in front of security.
Later, security hears Monica yelling, “I want you to stand there and wait for the whole place to blow up!” when talking to Joey about a gas leak and proceed to detain her.
The scene's pre-roll explains producers decided to replace the original story because of how jokes about bombs and airports were viewed after 9/11.
The pre-roll ends saying,
As part of the history of the show, we hope that the scenes can now be viewed in the spirit which they were originally intended.
There is a short list of already-produced pieces of media that studios had to edit after the events of September 11.
For instance, an early trailer for the original “Spider-Man” movie was famously pulled from circulation because it featured a scene involving the Twin Towers.
You can watch the trailer here.