Wheeler joined the singer-songwriter Jax to recreate the showâ€™s theme tune â€” â€œIâ€™ll Be There For Youâ€ by the Rembrandts â€” from the perspective of her onscreen alter ego, whose on-and-off relationship with Matthew Perryâ€™s Chandler Bing only ended for good once he got together with Courteney Coxâ€™s Monica Geller.
The video begins with Jax, an â€œAmerican Idolâ€ alum, singing that â€œno one talks about the one mistakeâ€ on the show. Monica and Chandler, she says, â€œwent together well, but I think Chandler should have ended up with someone else.â€
Then Wheeler takes over as Janice â€• with her â€œOh. My. God.â€ catchphrase â€• and delivers these tongue-in-cheek lyrics:
Chandler, Iâ€™ll wait for you, when you and Monica get divorced. I will wait for you, you know you always loved me more…
â€œYou love me, Chandler Bing,â€ she declares at the end, with her characterâ€™s trademark laugh.
Jax shared the video to TikTok, where itâ€™s garnered more than 7 million views.
Wheeler appeared in 19 episodes of â€œFriends.â€ Sheâ€™s previously described how she came up with the characterâ€™s signature accent and cackle, saying in 2014 that Janiceâ€™s voice was inspired by audition notes about a â€œfast-talking New Yorker.â€
â€œI grew up there and I just know those people, and I just interpreted that character the way I imagined she would be,â€ she explained.
The laugh happened â€œorganically in the first rehearsal,â€ she told Australian TV in 2016.
â€œI needed to find a way to laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny. And working with him, I knew right away, I thought, â€˜This guyâ€™s gonna make me laugh on set, Iâ€™ve gotta be prepared. What am I going to do?â€™â€ she said. â€œSo I created Janiceâ€™s laugh just as a safety measure for when Matthew made me laugh.â€