You know The One With the Proposal? Chandler and Monica's romantic proposal in that iconic (albeit, unrealistic) New York City apartment, to be exact. Radha Patel remembers it very well—she watches the series every night before bed. So it was even more meaningful when her boyfriend, Krunal Desai, surprised her with a perfect proposal during a visit to Comedy Central's FriendsFest in Haggerston Park, London.
"We both absolutely love Friends, and Radha can't go to sleep without watching the show. We even had a short break in our relationship, leading people to call us the real life Ross and Rachel," Krunal told Comedy Central. "When I saw FriendsFest was returning, I knew this would be the perfect setting to ask her to marry me.'
Krunal contacted Comedy Central and Luna Cinema, who agreed and even let him tour the set replica in order to plan. For the real set visit with Radha, the staff asked if the couple would act as models for photos—a clever trick so the cameras wouldn't tip her off. She said 'yes,' and then 'yes' again, when Krunal unexpectedly got down on one knee, Chandler-style, and asked his own leading lady to marry him!
"When I first saw the apartment, I actually thought that this would be the perfect place to be proposed to," Radha said. "Nothing could top this proposal, it was awesome … As Phoebe would say, he's my lobster!" Spoken like a true Friends fan.