Matthew Perry admitted recently that he wished he could go back and continue working on Friends.
Perry, whose new sitcom, Go On, was canceled after one season, was part of a comedy actor roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter this week and commented on how different it is working on television now versus the Friends era.
"It's just really, really completely, completely a different thing. It's all changed so much. I had no expectation of [Go On] even being close ... It just feels night and day."
He noted that Friends had achieved huge ratings that rivaled American Idol in its heyday. Perry explained that when he was working on Friends, the cast would only work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Comparatively, he said he worked on Go On for 15 hours a day every day.
"And I was like, 'Why in the world did we stop?'" referring to Friends, "We all decided, 'You know what? Let's stop.' I'd love to get in a time machine right now and go, 'Let's not stop.'"
Perry had a mini Friends reunion with co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May. The trio performed a sketch with DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, which Aniston admitted was a lot of fun.
"Doing that little bit with Matty and Court, we all were very nostalgic and miss working together and love each other," she said in late May, "It's a great thing to get to go back to your family like that and also know that people will love it and enjoy it."
Friends fans were let down in April when a report that the cast would be returning to do new episodes of the show was proven to be untrue.
Series creator Marta Kauffman said at the time, "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore."
Perry said in an interview on May 30 that, "It was so terrific . . . If we did a [Friends] movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it."
Watch the clip of Perry talking about Friends at the actor roundtable: