'Scandal': 'Friends' Alum Lisa Kudrow Makes Her Debut (Exclusive Video)

Scandal's Washington, D.C., is about to get a bit more Friend-ly.

Lisa Kudrow will make her debut during this week's "Say Hello to My Little Friend" episode, in which First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) gets involved in her own scandal with the former Friends star's Democratic congresswoman, Josephine Marcus.

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In The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first look, Mellie and Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) watch the congresswoman in a roundtable discussion where she says it’s time for the philandering president to "tame his cobra and keep the lid on the basket."

Kudrow will recur on the third season of ABC's breakout hit, marking her biggest acting commitment to date since NBC's Friends ended its 10-season run. The casting reunites Kudrow with her Emmy-winning producing partner, Dan Bucatinsky, with whom she produces Web Therapy and TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?

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Check out the first look at Kudrow, above, and hit the comments with how you think the Democratic congresswoman will challenge both Mellie and her Republican husband.

Scandal airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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