Long before Shallow Hal flashbacks to ‘fat Monica’ (Courteney Cox) were a running joke in Friends – she appeared in four episodes over eight years: ‘The One with the Prom Video’; ‘The One with all the Thanksgivings’; ‘The One That Could Have Been’; ‘The One Where the Stripper Cries’. Strictly speaking, ‘The One That Could Have Been’ is a might-have-been: featuring a still fat, present day Monica.
The images here are taken from all the episodes except ‘The Prom Video’ (coming soon).
Courteney Cox said in one interview: ‘It took me about three hours get me into “Fat Monica” makeup.’
Kevin Haney was prosthetic makeup artist for at least three of Courteney Cox’s appearances as ‘fat Monica’.