Courteney Cox Recreates Monica Geller’s Frizzy Friends Hair

“It’s the humidity!”

Courteney Cox as Monica Geller in 'Friends'
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Courteney Cox just hilariously brought back Monica Geller. On May 22, the actor, who played Monica for 10 seasons on Friends, recreated one of the character’s most memorable looks in a now-viral Instagram reel.

The video begins with a straight-haired Cox walking toward some patio doors, declaring “I love Miami!” However, once outside, the actor’s hair suddenly becomes noticeably curly. Cox then mouths a voiceover of Monica’s Season 9 line, “It’s the humidity!”

The character said the phrase in the 2003 Friends episode “The One in Barbados Part 1,” during which Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Phoebe, and Joey accompany Ross on a business trip to the Caribbean. In the episode, Monica’s hair gains significant volume. Frustrated, she eventually shouts, “It’s the humidity!”

Cox’s latest Instagram clip sparked a wave of comments from fans, with many referencing jokes made about Monica’s hair in the Season 9 episode.

“I came with Monica, I’m leaving with Weird Al,” one user wrote under the clip. “Time for the seashells,” another joked, referring to Monica’s solution for her uncontrollable locks — a braided hairstyle with seashells.

This isn’t the first time Cox has referenced Monica’s frizzy ’do. In another of her recent Instagram bits, for which she’s become known, the actor poked fun at some of her past onscreen hairstyles.

Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox in Friends. NBCU Photo Bank

In the viral reel, Cox is asked by a dog walker outside her home “What’s going on?,” to which she replies, “Construction.” However, she quickly notices the dog walker’s hoodie, which has a photo of Cox’s Gale Weathers bangs from Scream 3 printed on the front.

“What is that? Don’t wear that sweatshirt,” she says. “The bangs? Come on. That’s ridiculous. It’s embarrassing.” Cox then heads inside to check on the construction workers at her home. To her surprise, they’re revealed to be wearing sweatshirts featuring some of her past haircuts, including her Misfits of Science bob and Monica’s humidity hair.