Friends star Courteney Cox inadvertently kick starts Instagram trend of reverse pool jump

Mail Online | 8/20/2019 | Freya Drohan For Dailymail.com
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Friends character Monica Gellar was known for being pedantic, and she wouldn't be happy about the Courteney Cox Challenge taking off with the wrong spelling.

Actress Courteney, 55, started a craze among French social media users this summer when she posted a video of herself seemingly jumping from her pool in reverse.

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The clip has inspired hundreds of fans to make similar videos, recording themselves jumping in the pool and then playing it back backwards — except most of them have misspelled her name in the trending hashtag.

The clip seems to show Courteney jumping out of the pool, though she is miraculously dry when she lands.

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It then shows the star artfully putting her sheer kaftan and sunglasses back on, as cool as a cucumber, while someone hands her a red-hued drink.

Mom-of-one Courteney captioned the gravity-defying video with lyrics from one of Missy Elliott's most iconic tracks, Work It, posting, 'I finally get what you mean...by put your thing down, flip it, and reverse it'.

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Social media users began trying their hand at the impressive, digitally-altered video as soon as two days after Courteney's own stunt.

The only problem? The users, in their droves, spelled the star's name incorrectly — thus the 'Courtney Cox challenge' has actually taken off.

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Alabama-born Courteney notably spells her name like her mother, Courteney Copeland (née Bass) — with an extra 'e' in the middle.

Her mom Courteney went on to marry Hunter Copeland, whose nephew is drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police.

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But as the copycat videos began turning up on Instagram, many people tagged them with #CourtneyCoxChallenge, leaving out that middle 'e'.

In a mock-video, French comedian Manu Payet referenced Courteney's original, helping to popularize the trend.

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Courteney's own video attracted comments from the likes of Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco (who...
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