Matthew Perry Jokes About Leftovers From His Substantial Friends: ‘Yesterday I Bought Iowa’

FRIENDS — “The One with the Embryos” — Episode 12 — Aired 01/15/1998 — Pictured: (lr) Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

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Matthew Perry pulls through with a little help from his Friends.

On Monday’s episode of SiriusXM Andy Cohen livehost Andy Cohen asked the actor about his residual income from the popular sitcom in which he played Chandler Bing.

“You spoke with Diane Sawyer about the resurgence of Friends the past few years, and it made me wonder,” the 54-year-old Cohen began. Friends the checks coming in today, would you characterize them as abundant checks? Or would you say it’s a trickle at this point?”

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Perry poses at a photocall for ‘The End Of Longing’, a new play he wrote and performed at the Playhouse Theater on February 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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In response, the Friends, lovers and the terrible big thing author, 53, joked, “Well, yesterday I bought Iowa.”

After Cohen again asked if the checks were “abundant”, Perry replied, “They’re not bad.”

The actor explained, “And they come in the form of text, ‘You just did that.’ And I go, ‘Oh, great.’ “

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Continuing the joke, Cohen said, “I heard you really had your eye on Colorado.” Perry replied, “Yeah, I did. But The Rock figured it out.”

The star is perhaps best known for playing Chandler on Friends, which ran for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 to 2004 and also starred Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

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In Perry’s interview with Cohen, he also opened up about his love life, telling the host he “couldn’t be more single.”

After briefly discussing his past experience with dating apps, he said he prefers going offline. “I’m gone forever,” he told Cohen. “That’s not the way to meet people, I don’t think. I don’t know how to meet people, but that’s not the way to do it.”

On whether or not he’s looking for a partner who’s also sober, Perry said, “That would be nice. But it’s not a necessity.”

“You know, I wouldn’t like to be with someone who’s been so drunk you can’t recognize them,” Perry explained. “That wouldn’t be good… But I don’t have any rules about that.”

Perry’s Memoirs Friends, lovers and the terrible big thing is out now.

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