Long before she was terrorizing the students of William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio, as coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, actor Jane Lynch (above left) was doing the rounds of guest appearances on the likes of Frasier, Caroline in the City, Popular, King of Queens and of course Friends. It was season 10, episode 15, (The One Where Estelle Dies) that Lynch became a Friend of Friends playing realtor Ellen, who shows Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) the house next door to the one they are purchasing (just to compare) in Westchester, only to find Chandler’s on-again-off-again ex, Janice (Maggie Wheeler), is also looking at the place. While she’s no doubt a friend of Friends (after all she did save Chandler’s sanity by revealing Janice could be a possible neighbor), Lynch has mixed feelings about her appearance on the show. “Not exactly one of my favorite jobs,” she laughed when I asked her about the role. “I [only] had about two lines! But what's great about it was, it was their last year, so that was pretty exciting.”
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