NI singer’s Friends theme quarantine parody goes viral

JC Stewart, from Magherafelt, caught the attention of Friends star Jennifer Aniston with his parody song. Credit: JC Stewart

A singer from Northern Ireland has taken over the internet with his quarantine parody of the theme song from hit TV series Friends, even impressing star of the show Jennifer Aniston.

JC Stewart took to social media platform TikTok to share his version of The Rembrandts famous track I’ll Be There For You.

Reworking the classic lyrics, he uses his version to muse on lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I'll be here all day, looking into the fridge,” he sings, to the familiar tune.

“I’ll be here all day, just bingeing Tiger King.”

No doubt very relatable for all those finding it tough to stay at home, and for the many, many people who have since discovered the crazy Netflix documentary Tiger King.

Jennifer Aniston, who is arguably best known for her role in Friends as Rachel Green, shared the video with her nearly 33 million Instagram followers via the “story” feature.

His reworked song also earned JC a mention on Good Morning America – which had the singer, on lockdown back home in Magherafelt, spitting out his coffee in surprise.

Still, if you’re going to go viral, what better time…