Were You a Diet Coke Winner in 1996?

I came across this YouTube video with Matt LeBlanc where he talks about how the entire audience is made up of Diet Coke winners and how he had a massive stunt fail.

Season 3. Episode 2. The One Where No One’s Ready
Original air date‎: ‎September 26, 1996

Then I was reading one of those clickbait articles about Friends and found this quote:

During a filming of an episode, we see Joey jumping up and down on a bed, eventually falling off and injuring his shoulder. Little did Matt LeBlanc know, when he fell he had actually injured his shoulder. He spoke about this irony and said, “I remember, as Joey jumping on the bed. Yeah, but get this… the audience was full of Diet Coke contest winners flown in from all over the country, and I did two scenes, popped my shoulder, and they had to cancel it. So they all got flown home and then flown back for another week. So it cost Coca-Cola a lot more than they anticipated. What are you going to do?”

Were you there? If so, share your stories in the comments below.

2018-09-21T08:59:15+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Sweepstaking|2 Comments

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  1. Nicole Flynn September 6, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Haha, no, but I sure wish I was. I was only 17 though. What would be cool is if Coke/Diet Coke to do something like that again!

  2. Michael Cottingham September 8, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    We were there, But They did fly us back!!!!!!

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