12 Times Paul Rudd Stole The Show On “Friends”
He may be Ant-Man now, but back in the day we fell in love with Paul Rudd all over again when he guest starred on Friends as Phoebe’s main man Mike Hannigan. It was easy to crush on Mike as hard as Phoebe was as he wooed her and viewers with his quirky humor and cutie good-looks. Friends has become a pop culture icon thanks to the six main characters and the amazing chemistry of the cast, which Paul Rudd fit into effortlessly. There have been tons of great moments from the show and here are Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan’s 12 best!
12. Mike? Mike? Mike!
Paul Rudd’s character Mike Hannigan is first introduced to the Friends’ gang when Joey and Phoebe promise to arrange a date for one another. When Joey realizes he’s forgotten to do just that, he makes up a name and then must track down a man to fill the role. He does so by yelling “Mike!” in the coffee shop and a hand raises in response. Luckily for Phoebe, and viewers, just the right Mike was on-hand and up for the strange set-up. When Phoebe later asks why he would get involved, he answers that he was promised a free meal and that he’d get to meet a pretty woman. He didn’t end up getting the free meal, but he did end up with Phoebe. Good deal!
11. Joey and Mike, Best Friends Forever…Or, Like, 30 Minutes
Paul Rudd has viewers tumbling further into their crushes with Mike when he appears along with Joey, Phoebe, and Phoebe’s fix-up for Joey. Faking their acquaintance turns out to be a not-so-easy task for Joey and Mike who claim that they went to college together…no wait, high school…or, um. An adorably awkward further introduction to Mike’s character ensues and viewers loved every minute of it.