Lisa Kudrow used this trick to relearn “Smelly Cat” just before Friends Reunion’s Lady Gaga duet
Lisa Kudrow had trouble remembering how to play “Smelly Cat” for the friends reunion, but it’s not her fault.
The 57-year-old actress attended the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday June 4th, as seen in preview footage. During the visit, Lisa shared in about the lively reunion of the friends of HBO Max, and in particular about her duet Lady Gaga for Phoebe’s cat-centered signature song, which was one of the many highlights of the special.
The Booksmart star stated that she never played the guitar in her personal life, so she had essentially not picked up the instrument since the hugely popular NBC sitcom was canceled after 10 seasons in 2004. Because of this, she found she was quite foggy on the “Smelly Cat” chords after she was told that she would have to play it when they saw the “Born This Way” singer again.
“That was great,” Lisa said of working with Gaga. “I was really nervous when I first heard this. And then I prepared – I realized that I had to learn ‘Smelly Cat’ again. And I tuned my guitar and then realized that I didn’t know the chords. “