Ahem! ‘Associates’ followers defend Jennifer Aniston’s ‘vocal tic’

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Not like Rachel’s ever-changing hairstyles and long-winded voicemails, Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Inexperienced won’t ever exit of fashion for lengthy.

Actually, the actress and her iconic “Associates” character went viral this week after a TikTok consumer identified her ubiquitous character trait which may have gone unnoticed by informal followers.

Aniston, who received a Primetime Emmy Award for the function in 2002, incessantly, if not all the time — ahem — cleared her throat earlier than reciting Rachel’s strains in an ungainly scenario. TikTok consumer @cts.trphe pointed that out again in January and insisted it might “wreck” the lives of “Associates” followers perpetually.

“Jennifer Aniston has this type of vocal tic that she does at the start of each single sentence that she begins on any [episode] that she’s in,” @cts.trphe mentioned within the viral clip, displaying a number of examples. “It’s very particular, and it’s very onerous to unsee when you discover it.”

However the callout isn’t new and was confirmed way back. Eagle-eyed followers of the traditional sitcom have been conscious of her throat-clearing for years. In 2019, the 12 months the Emmy-winning NBC comedy celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary, one viewer even made a supercut that includes 200 such examples of Rachel’s quirk and posted it on YouTube.

After the viral TikTok took off, diehard “Associates” followers took to social media to declare @cts.trphe’s epiphany about Aniston “faux information.”

“That ‘verbal tic’ that Jennifer Aniston has in Associates? Yeah, no, that’s referred to as appearing,” tweeted one fan. “She clears her throat when her character is uncomfortable with what she is saying (as a result of it’s a lie, or awkward, and so on). That is what appearing is about.”

“Omg anybody in any respect who is aware of associates is aware of the now so referred to as tic,” tweeted one other. “That is click on bait. TikTok consumer uncovers Jennifer Aniston’s verbal tic in ‘Associates’ – followers assume it’s a part of her appearing!”

Maybe it’s one thing that may very well be addressed — or relived — in HBO Max’s long-awaited “Associates” reunion particular set to be filmed this fall. Whether or not her vocal tic was a acutely aware inventive choice or not, a rep for Aniston didn’t reply to The Instances request for remark Wednesday.

Right here’s a take a look at fan reactions to the so-called Rachel revelation.

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