04/17/2013 09:25 am ET

'Friends' Underwear Commercial: The Cast Stripped Down Before Season 1 (VIDEO)

It's hard to imagine a time when audiences needed to be convinced to watch "Friends," but judging from this hilarious pre-Season 1 promo, that time existed. And to really hook viewers, NBC decided to have the cast strip down to their underwear for their initial introduction into the viewing public.

Some reasons this video is amazing:
--Jennifer Aniston had "the Rachel" haircut.
--Courtney Cox's oh-so-Monica tirade about how "this is a shameless, exploitative attempt to get people to watch our show."
--Matthew Perry's "seductive" voice.
--David Schwimmer's understated model pose in the background.

Only complaint? Not enough Phoebe. Lisa Kudrow 4 lyfe.

[H/T BuzzFeed]