Charlie Puth is no stranger to covering a great song: there’s Sia’s “Chandelier,” for instance, or Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood.” And now, there is Phoebe Buffay’s “Smelly Cat.” But what inspired him to cover such an iconic track? For any Friends fans out there who, like Puth, just can’t get enough of the Central Perk gang, this one’s for you: “The One Where Charlie Puth Gets Starstruck.”
In Billboard’s new video series “Quizzed,” musical artists are put to the fandom test as they sit down with the stars of their favorite television shows and films to see just how well they hold up in these trivia showdowns. In this week’s installment, Charlie Puth sits down with Monica Geller herself, Courteney Cox, to prove whether or not he is worthy of taking home the coveted Geller Cup (and earning Cox’s approval as the No. 1 Friends fan), while also covering a few memorable songs from the show.
Playing the game in three rounds, Puth is first asked to answer true or false questions, such as whether or not Monica’s biggest pet peeve is people chewing with their mouths open or if Joey’s stuffed penguin was named Waddles. Plus, he reveals which scene in the show gives him chills whenever he watches it.