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I’m not sure how I missed this both back when it aired as well as in the decades since then. I was introduced to this from an article over at View From the Wing where he was talking about “the word” you don’t say at an airport.

Apparently the scene below was originally supposed to air as part of the episode “The One Where Rachel Tells Ross” and was supposed to air in late September 2001. After 9/11, they decided (probably appropriately IMO) to remove this scene from the episode. I’m not sure exactly when it was released but as I said, I only saw it recently.

Friends Airport Security Scene

Here is the clip from the show – Chandler and Monica are going on their honeymoon through airport security when Chandler makes a joke about having a bomb.

I was just making a joke. I know the sign says no jokes about bombs, but shouldn’t the sign really say “no bombs.” I mean isn’t that the guy we really have to worry about here, the guy with the bombs? Not the guy who jokes about his bombs, not that I have bombs, but if I did I probably wouldn’t joke about about them. I’d probably want to keep that rather quiet.

They are taken into one of “those rooms”, interrogated a bit and then released. But make sure to watch all the way to the end for the surprise twist at the end.

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