"With a Little Help From My Friends" is a song written by the Beatles (and expertly covered by Joe Cocker) and it could easily be the subtitle for the thirty minute comedy, "Friends". In 1994, the idea was created for "Friends": a show about six friends in New York as they navigate their way through life and learn to grow up as they approach the third decade of their life. All, with the help from each other to get them through the obstacles that life naturally has for us.
Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year olds living in New York City. Over the course of 10 years, these friends go through family, love, drama, friendship, and comedy.
When we start the show, Rachel Green comes in wearing a wedding dress after leaving her fiance at the altar. Rachel worked at Central P erk for a while and finally gets a job at Bloomingdale's and later Ralph Lauren. She has a baby with Ross Geller and they decide to keep the baby. Ross Geller is a paleontologist, and has had three wives. His first wife, Carol, finds out she is a lesbian and is pregnant with his baby. His second wife, Emily, is crushed when he calls this new wife Rachel instead of Emily. His third wife, Rachel, happens when they get drunk and decide to get married. Ross's sister, and Rachel's best friend, Monica Geller-Bing is a chef, and finally marries Chandler Bing. Chandler Bing is Ross's best friend, and secretly dated his sister for about 6-7 months. Monica and Chandler want to have a baby after Rachel has hers, but they can't have any. They decide to adopt a baby. They are shocked to find out that the pregnant mother is having twins. Chandler's former roommate, Joey Tribbiani, is a not so bright, but sweet actor. We played on Days of Our Lives has Dr. Drake Ramoray. Monica's other former roommate, Phoebe Buffay, is a masseuse, and a singer. Her most famous song is "Smelly Cat." Phoebe at the end marries a guy named Mike Hannigan. Phoebe was also was a surrogate mother for her brother's triplets. Ross and Rachel find out that they love each other when Rachel is assigned to live in Paris for a job that pays a lot. Monica and Chandler decide to move to a suburban house to raise the babies. The show ends when Monica and Chandler are moving to their new house, Ross and Rachel are living together again,and Phoebe is married to Mike.
1The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate
22 Sep 1994Description ▼
In a New York City coffee house called Central Perk, we're introduced to six friends: chef Monica Geller, data controller Chandler Bing who lives across the hall from Monica, Chandler's roommate/actor Joey Tribbiani, Monica's brother Ross Geller, new ageist Phoebe Buffay, and "born to be a wife" Rachel Green. One of the friends is just getting into a relationship and two are just getting out of one each. Monica is in the former category, going on a real/not-so-real date, dates with guys she's interested in being a rare occurrence. But she is excited by her upcoming one with Paul the Wine Guy from her place of work. Out on their date, their intimate conversation includes the fact that trauma from his last relationship has left him sexually incapable, something that only the right woman like Monica can fix, and she apparently does. Later however she finds that it was just a line to get her into bed, and thus her streak with the "wrong guy" continues. Ross is one of the two in the getting out of a relationship category. He and his ex-wife Carol broke up when she found out she was a lesbian. However waltzing into town is his old crush and Monica's best friend from high school Rachel, who is the second friend on a break-up: she has just left her fianc? Barry at the altar, she still in her wedding dress when she first shows up at the coffee house. This move was based on the fact that she realized she was more interested in being married than in being with Mr. Potato Head lookalike Barry. She and Monica had not seen each other since high school, she turning to Monica now since Monica is the only person she knows in the city. Rachel barges into Monica's life since she has no skills, no job and no money - up to this point in her life, she has lived off the wealth of her father - but needs to flee the direction of her life with Barry and her parents. Although she now has a place to stay with Monica, she needs a job and she needs a new support network. As old flames die slow and reignite easily, Ross hopes to be one of her more intimate supports.
2The One with the Sonogram at the End
29 Sep 1994Description ▼
In this episode, Ross finds out that his ex-wife Carol is pregnant with his child. He's stunned to learn she wants to give the baby her and her lesbian lovers last name. Ross and Monica's parents come for dinner which makes Monica really stressed. Rachel decides to return her engagement ring to Barry, the man she left at the alter and learns that he didn't let their honeymoon go to waste. He spent it with her maid of honor Mindy.
3The One with the Thumb
06 Oct 1994
4The One with George Stephanopoulos
13 Oct 1994
5The One with the East German Laundry Detergent
20 Oct 1994
6The One with the Butt
27 Oct 1994Description ▼
Joey had high hopes for his title lead in Freud!, but the musical drama slash other nonsense is too horrible for words. However for Chandler it's a godsend: he sees in the audience breathtaking beauty Aurora, is encouraged 'The best-looking women often have measly men' to ask her out, and actually has a wonderful night out. When Chandler reports she actually has an adventurous life, a husband Rick and a lover Ethan, the girls commiserate he can't just be her sex-toy-boy - but the guys get it's a dream come true, all the fun without the responsibility. Joey's part still pays off: an agent saw him and he get cast as his absolute idol Al Pacino's double, or at least stand-in for his bare butt in a shower scene. Alas the director can't appreciate a nobody's artistic ambitions in arse-acting... Chandler discovers regular good sex, his best ever, is no antidote for monogamous tendencies when Aurora announces another lover, Andrew, comes complicate her busy bed-schedule even further...
7The One with the Blackout
03 Nov 1994
8The One Where Nana Dies Twice
10 Nov 1994
9The One Where Underdog Gets Away
17 Nov 1994
10The One with the Monkey
15 Dec 1994
11The One with Mrs. Bing
05 Jan 1995
12The One with the Dozen Lasagnas
12 Jan 1995
13The One with the Boobies
19 Jan 1995
14The One with the Candy Hearts
09 Feb 1995Description ▼
For once on Valentine's day, only the boys have got dates. An egg opening line Joey and Chandler recommend works on ladylike Kristen to their surprise: Ross has his first dinner date since breaking up with Carol, but she's in the same sushi-bar, and gets left by her lesbian partner Susan, so he makes everyone shift seats to let her sit with them; alas their conversation gets a bit too exclusive... Joey insisted Chandler came along to a restaurant because his foxy date Lorraine demanded a double-date for her unknown friend, who turns out to be- Janice, who does nothing but blame her ex! When the lovers leave early, leaving only Joey's credit card, they order the best champagne, but two bottles contain so much alcohol they wake up... Meanwhile the jealous girls take Phoebe's advice to perform a cleansing ritual: burning in a weird concoction keepsakes of boys they want to forget, but Paolo's grappa contains so much alcohol the ebullient effect requires calling three hunky firemen, who aren't surprised in the least, but...
15The One with the Stoned Guy
16 Feb 1995
16The One with Two Parts: Part 1
23 Feb 1995Description ▼
Chandler's boss orders him to tell foxy junior co-worker Nina she's fired in company lay-offs, but he can't, dates her instead and tells the boss she's in therapy, unable to handle or even remember her sacking; he even promises her a rise, but... Ross's monkey Marcel has become systematically troublesome, yet he's the only one who masters the TV control's foreign language channels in Monica's apartment. Ross joins Coral and Susan in Lamaze class, a disaster next time when pregnant Carol can't come and he loses the toss who must play her. A birth video makes Carol decide 'not to go trough'; Ross faints, finally realizing parenthood is forever... Chandler and Joey find in a bar Phoebe's twin-sister, utterly inept waitress Ursula, Joey asks Phoebe's blessing to date her sister, reluctantly given, yet afterward she's clearly very jealous...
17The One with Two Parts: Part 2
23 Feb 1995
18The One with All the Poker
02 Mar 1995
19The One Where the Monkey Gets Away
09 Mar 1995Description ▼
Ross asks Rachel to keep Marcel for a day, and she loses him. Everyone starts looking for him, and Rachel calls Animal Control over to help, but she doesn't know that Ross is not allowed to have an exotic monkey. The Animal Control employee is in fact a former schoolmate of Monica and Rachel, and she hates them, so they all race to find the monkey first.
20The One with the Evil Orthodontist
06 Apr 1995
21The One with the Fake Monica
27 Apr 1995
22The One with the Ick Factor
04 May 1995
23The One with the Birth
11 May 1995
24The One Where Rachel Finds Out
18 May 1995
1The One with Ross's New Girlfriend
21 Sep 1995
2The One with the Breast Milk
28 Sep 1995
3The One Where Heckles Dies
05 Oct 1995
4The One with Phoebe's Husband
12 Oct 1995
5The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant
19 Oct 1995
6The One with the Baby on the Bus
02 Nov 1995
7The One Where Ross Finds Out
09 Nov 1995
8The One with the List
16 Nov 1995
9The One with Phoebe's Dad
14 Dec 1995
10The One with Russ
04 Jan 1996
11The One with the Lesbian Wedding
18 Jan 1996
12The One After the Superbowl: Part 1
28 Jan 1996Description ▼
Joey's first fan-mail -for his character, Dr. Drake Ramore- is from Erika Ford, who sounds like a crazy stalker, so Chandler and he are scared when she turns up, but given her looks he accepts to dine together- enough for her to think she's Drake's fianc?e. Hunky Rob Donan invites Phoebe to play songs for kids in the public library, but her brutally honest lyrics shock the parents. After seeing a monkey like Marcel in a commercial, Ross decides to visit him in the San Diego Zoo, where he's officially told the capucin died but hears the truth from a hush-hush caretaker: he's in a movie being shot in New York so they all go there...
13The One After the Superbowl: Part 2
28 Jan 1996
14The One with the Prom Video
01 Feb 1996
15The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know
08 Feb 1996
16The One Where Joey Moves Out
15 Feb 1996
17The One Where Eddie Moves In
22 Feb 1996
18The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies
21 Mar 1996
19The One Where Eddie Won't Go
28 Mar 1996
20The One Where Old Yeller Dies
04 Apr 1996
21The One with the Bullies
25 Apr 1996
22The One with the Two Parties
02 May 1996
23The One with the Chicken Pox
09 May 1996
24The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding
16 May 1996
1The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy
16 Sep 1996Description ▼
Monica is a wandering zombie after dumping Richard for not sharing her child-wish. Ross confides in Rachel his sexual fantasy is princess Leia's gold bikini in Star Wars, but doesn't appreciate her telling it to blabbermouth Phoebe; when Rachel assures him boys miss out on true bonding because they don't tell each-other intimate details, he tries it with Chandler who brings up a very unfit confidence. As Joey really can't handle the prospect of Chandler not dumping Janice as usual, the two try spending whole 'day of fun' together for their common friend Chandler's sake.
2The One Where No One's Ready
26 Sep 1996Description ▼
Ross is eager to have everyone ready well in time for his 8 PM speech at the museum's benefit, but they all have other priorities then getting dressed. Joey childishly steals Chandler's armchair while he used the bathroom, and obstinately keeps sitting in it, in the process getting a stain on Phoebe's dress; when finally chased, Joey takes the pillows with him, Chandler retorts by stealing all Joey's underwear, Joey takes sordid vestimentary revenge... Monica freaks when she hears an answering machine message from Richard, even although it's probably ancient, and keeps making it worse abusing his code... Worst of all is Rachel, who takes forever to pick an outfit till Ross insists she should hurry up, never mind what she wears, then she refuses to go altogether, until Joey's flippant suggestion is taken seriously...
3The One with the Jam
03 Oct 1996Description ▼
Monica makes tons of jam to take control of her life and to get over Richard. Monica abandons the jam plan and decides to have a baby instead. Phoebe is dating a guy who used to be obsessed with her sister and now has a restraining order to keep away from Ursula. Monica doesn't want a child from a sperm donor after all because she wants a family not just a child.
4The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel
10 Oct 1996Description ▼
Joey misses an important audition because Phoebe forgot to give him the message about it. Phoebe gets him another appointment for the audition acting as his agent. Chandler is afraid to see Janice again because suddenly he scared of the commitment. He wants to get through the tunnel where at the end there is no fear of commitment. Joey gets the job and asks Phoebe to manage his other auditions too. Commitment doesn't scare Chandler anymore but it scares Janice and she leaves. Rachel and Monica help Chandler cope with his feelings because he is on their side of the tunnel now. Phoebe quits her job as Joey's agent because he only gets rejections. Janice gives Chandler another chance.
5The One with Frank Jr.
17 Oct 1996Description ▼
When Joey starts working with his tool belt, Chandler admires his sexy macho air, but fears for his life from the tools in a child's hand. Phoebe's weird brother Frank Jr. visits, and demonstrates his hobby is melting whatever you let him get his hands on. Learning she's a masseuse, Frank eagerly asks to get a treatment, from a colleague- who isn't amused he assumed that's a euphemism for sex. At Central Perk, several friends make individual lists of five super hot celebrities, which may even be dated without being considered infidelity by the real-life partner. Ross's included Isabella Rosselini, but at Chandler's suggestion she's "international", hence too unavailable, he dropped her from the laminated draft; then she walks in the bar for real...
6The One with the Flashback
31 Oct 1996Description ▼
After Janice asks about past relationships between the friends, we go back three years earlier. Phoebe and Monica live together, but Phoebe is moving out - without Monica knowing. Chandler is looking for a roommate, but his first choice, a photographer who works with models, is frightened away by Mr. Heckles, so Joey moves in instead. It turns out that living with Joey isn't that bad after all, and Monica fancies him, leading Joey to get naked in her apartment. Rachel is engaged to Barry, but she wants one last meaningless relationship, and Chandler is just the man she needs. Ross is happy his wife finally has a friend, until he finds out they are lesbians. Phoebe consoles him, and they almost sleep together.
7The One with the Race Car Bed
07 Nov 1996Description ▼
Joey becomes a learning extension teacher in soap acting, and loves the respect from even more clueless kids. Monica chooses a ridiculously cheap bed from Janices ex; Phoebe signs for her at delivery- of another bed, a childish race car! Rachel convinces Ross to dine with her dad, who takes him down even worse then he feared; the next day Ross and Dr. Green find each-other making fun about Rachel's chiropractor and various lack of good sense. When Joey hears one of his students also auditions for the same role he wants, he tries to eliminate him by bad advice to play the boxer gay, but the effect surprises him, though less then what he sees at the Mattress King when trying to get Monica's original bed.
8The One with the Giant Poking Device
14 Nov 1996Description ▼
Phoebe doesn't want to go to the dentist because every time she does, someone dies. Monica plays the airplane game with Ben and bumps his head really hard and Rachel and Monica try to cover the bump on his head. Joey sees Janice kissing her ex-husband and tells Chandler. Phoebe is checking if she killed someone by going to the dentist and finds that Ugly Naked Guy hasn't moved since the morning. They build a massive poking device out of chopsticks to poke him and see if his alive or just taking a nap. Chandler leaves Janice so she can go back to her husband and child. Ugly Naked Guy is alive!
9The One with the Football
21 Nov 1996Description ▼
It's Thanksgiving, so everyone is dining Monica's festive meal. After watching pros on TV, they decide to have a friendly American Football game in the park, despite the fact the Geller parents forbade Ross and Monica to play each-other ever again after years of vicious rivalry for the 'Geller Cup'. Rachel and Phoebe prove worse then worthless. Joey and Chandler are totally absorbed by Margha, a Dutch girls who stays watching and get competitive about her. Now the teams start playing to win; then the Geller-rivalry takes over- Monica even makes it boys-girls, and every dirty trick is tried...
10The One Where Rachel Quits
12 Dec 1996Description ▼
Ross breaks a girl's leg who was selling cookies in order to win a place at the space camp. Ross feels guilty and tries to sell 400 boxes of the cookies so the girl can win the competition. Rachel sucks at waitressing and Gunther is showing her everything again but she doesn't want to be trained in a job she hates. Rachel then quits her job at Central Perk. Phoebe is heart-broken to see all the trees "killed" to be Christmas trees. Rachel gets a new job.
11The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister
09 Jan 1997Description ▼
Rachel hates her new 'fashion' job too as another dead end- Monica isn't the most sympathetic audience in her job serving with fake boobs, but there she meets Mark, a Bloomingdale's executive who may get her a job in his department; of course Ross believes his intent must be dishonorable. At Joey's birthday party Chandler drinks too much vodka now Janice is back with her ex, gets intimate with one of Joey's seven sisters and can't even remember which one- more proof for Ross; he must go over to break up at the Tribbiani house where grandmother doesn't even let him get a word in.
12The One with All the Jealousy
16 Jan 1997Description ▼
It's Rachel's first day at the new job. Mark is taking her out for lunch and Ross is extremely jealous. Monica hooks up with "poet" Julio from work. Joey gets a part in a musical because he lied about having dancing experience. Ross sends Rachel flowers, musical bugs and even a singing quartet to the office to let Mark know she has a boyfriend. Chandler and Ross go to Chandler's cousin's stag night and Ross takes Ben to play with the stripper's kid the following day. Rachel is jealous even though she just told Ross to stop being jealous of her friendship with Mark.
13The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends
30 Jan 1997Description ▼
Monica bumps into Richard at the video shop. They go out for a burger just as friends. Rachel gets in late from work every night. Phoebe is dating a sporty guy. Joey and Rachel exchange their favourite books to see which one is better. Monica shows Richard how to cook lasagna and they make love. They wanna try being friends who sleep together. They have a great time together and Monica wants to be with him for real again. Richard would love to be with Monica but they're right back where they were and they both know how it's gonna end.
14The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner
06 Feb 1997Description ▼
Phoebe's ex singing partner Leslie plays at Central Perk. Leslie left the duo and Phoebe is still mad but Leslie wants them to play together again. Ross is delighted to hear that Mark quit his job. Chandler meets Ginger and goes out with her. Joey used to date Ginger but accidentally threw her artificial leg into a fire and ran away. Phoebe and Leslie are back together playing music. Ross goes to a fashion seminar with Rachel so she won't go with Mark. They fight because Ross was so bored he fell asleep. Ross doesn't like that he is not involved in Rachel's "other" life with her work but Rachel loves having something on her own. Leslie sells "Smelly Cat" as a commercial jingle and Phoebe and Leslie break up once again. Ginger dumps Chandler because he has a third nipple. Chandler lets the third nipple be removed surgically.
15The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break
13 Feb 1997Description ▼
Phoebe dates an East European UN diplomat Sergei and asks Monica to join them at a restaurant to keep his translator company as Sergei cannot speak Enlgish. When Ross brings a picnic to Rachel's office, Rachel becomes fed up with Ross's neediness and suggests they take a break. Ross seeks comfort in the bar where Joey and Chandler are trying to impress Chloe, the copy-girl they both have a crush on. Ross and Rachel are trying to make up on the phone when Ross hears Mark, who insisted he come over. Mark, knowing Rachel is on the phone with Ross, makes his voice audible to him so Ross assumes the worst and hangs up on Rachel. He then has one too many beers and sleeps with Chloe.
16The One the Morning After
20 Feb 1997Description ▼
The morning after Rachel declared they needed a break, she wakes up ready to work on getting back together- and he drunk in bed with Chloe, the copy girl; Joey and Chandler warn him word will follow 'the trail' of women blabbering to Rachel, and at every step he's too late to stops it. Whe she storms in for an endless session of denial there's still love between them, whatever he tries, the other friends don't dare to leave the bedroom where Monica and Phoebe had been waxing.
17The One Without the Ski Trip
06 Mar 1997Description ▼
It's a week after Ross and Rachel broke up and they still don't get along and just shout at each other. The group splits up because Rachel and Ross can't be in the same room anymore. Everyone goes off to a ski trip except Ross. They all get stuck at a rest stop on the way and have to call Ross to go get them. No one wants to be caught in the middle between Rachel and Ross and they want them to get along so they can all hang out together again. Rachel and Ross promise to be civil.
18The One with the Hypnosis Tape
13 Mar 1997Description ▼
Phoebe's brother Frank is getting married to a woman twice his age who used to be his teacher. Phoebe asks Joey and Ross to talk Frank out of getting married at 18. But they see that Frank really loves Alice and they agree to be best man and ring bearer. Monica is asked out by a millionaire. Chandler is using a hypnosis tape to quit smoking. The tape tells him he is "a strong confident woman" who doesn't need to smoke. He begins to act like a female.
19The One with the Tiny T-Shirt
27 Mar 1997Description ▼
Monica thinks Pete is perfect but she is just not attracted to him. Joey gets the part and hates his stage-wife Kate because she tells everyone Joey was in the infomercial and can't open a milk carton. Mark asks Rachel out but Rachel doesn't want to see anyone because she would feel like she was cheating on Ross. But Ross and Rachel get in a fight when Rachel returns Ross' stuff so they can move on. Rachel goes on a date with Mark. Mark kisses Rachel but Rachel tells him she can't be with him because she only went on a date to get back at Ross. Joey has a crush on Kate but she is seeing the director of the play.
20The One with the Dollhouse
10 Apr 1997Description ▼
Kate is the first woman Joey liked who doesn't like him back. Monica's and Ross' aunt Sylvia died and Monica inherits the dollhouse with which she was never allowed to play. Monica invites Phoebe to play with the dollhouse but doesn't let her play anymore when Phoebe brings out a dinosaur, a giant dog and a ghost. Phoebe makes her own dollhouse which is way cooler than Monica's. Chandler has a date with Rachel's boss Joanna and finds her really dull and boring. Joanna thinks they have chemistry and loves Rachel for introducing her to Chandler. Joey and Kate are together after rehearsing their scenes. Chandler doesn't want to call Joanna again but Rachel forces him because Joanna is driving her crazy asking about Chandler. Phoebe's dollhouse catches fire and is burned down. Kate doesn't want to be with Joey. Chandler doesn't have the courage to tell Joanna he doesn't want to see her again.
21The One with the Chick and the Duck
17 Apr 1997Description ▼
After seeing chicks on television, Joey decides to buy one for him and Chandler. This leads to fights between them, so they decide to take it back, but end up adopting a duck too instead. Ross is supposed to be on television, on the Discovery Channel, but gives up the opportunity to help Rachel go to the hospital after she broke her rib. Pete is still in love in Monica, and he offers her a restaurant. She refuses at first, but they end up making out.
22The One with the Screamer
24 Apr 1997Description ▼
They all go to Joey's play together. Joey is bringing Kate, Ross is there with a date so Rachel has to get a date as well. Rachel turns up with her freaky date Tommy. Joey and the cast get really bad reviews for their performances and Joey finally gets the chance to be with Kate again. They stay up all night and talk. Rachel stops seeing Tommy because Ross was right and he really is a maniac. Kate leaves for a job in L.A..
23The One with Ross's Thing
01 May 1997Description ▼
"Ross' Thing" is something on his derri?re. He doesn't know what it is. Chandler doesn't know what it is. Joey doesn't know what it is. A large contingent of conventional doctors don't know what it is. So Phoebe sends him to Guru Saj, her herbalist, to figure out what it is. Guru Saj doesn't know exactly what it is, but solves the problem, not with medicine, conventional or otherwise. Meanwhile Pete mentions to Monica that he has something important to tell her. When Joey finds out that Pete has paid $50,000 to a ring designer, engagement ring comes to everyone's mind. Although Monica originally thinks she will say no if Pete asks her to marry him, the thought of saying yes becomes more and more appealing. However the question has to come first. On another dating front, Phoebe ends up dating two guys at the same time, Vince the beefy fireman, and Jason the sensitive kindergarten teacher. She likes them both for their obvious attributes. But when dating two guys at one time starts to feel like work, she decides she has to give one up. The decision becomes that much harder when she finds out there is a sensitive side to Vince and rippling muscles hide underneath Jason's baggy shirt. But when Phoebe can't make up her mind, the two guys end up making it for her when they meet each other.
24The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion
08 May 1997Description ▼
Chandler is greatly appreciated by his boisterous boss Doug, but finds it unsettling to receive the highest praise in the form of systematical swatting of his posterior, to the point of its pain and his colleagues' envy... Millionaire Pete chose as his new challenge after business to 'conquer' the brutal martial art of Ultimate Fighting, but despite an expensive entourage his confidence is so obviously and utterly misplaced that Monica can't watch his physical pain and public humiliation, even makes a breaking point of his persistence... Rachel gave her blessing to Phoebe presenting Ross with her friend Bonnie as date, without realizing she's no longer eerily bold, in fact quite to Ross's taste...
25The One at the Beach
15 May 1997Description ▼
Phoebe finds out about an old friend of her parents, Phoebe Sr., so she decides to go and ask her about her father. All the friends go to the beach together looking for her, but Ross's girlfriend Bonnie can't come. While Phoebe is away, Rachel flirts with Ross, Chandler tries to convince Monica that he is boyfriend material and Joey wants to get everyone to play strip poker. They end up playing strip Happy Days game. Phoebe Sr. doesn't know where Phoebe's father is, but she reveals to her that she is her biological mother. Rachel convinces Bonnie to shave her head and tells Ross about her feelings. He has to choose between the two girls.
1The One with the Jellyfish
25 Sep 1997
2The One with the Cat
02 Oct 1997
3The One with the 'Cuffs
09 Oct 1997
4The One with the Ballroom Dancing
16 Oct 1997
5The One with Joey's New Girlfriend
30 Oct 1997
6The One with the Dirty Girl
06 Nov 1997
7The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line
13 Nov 1997
8The One with Chandler in a Box
20 Nov 1997
9The One Where They're Going to Party!
11 Dec 1997
10The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie
18 Dec 1997
11The One with Phoebe's Uterus
08 Jan 1998Description ▼
Phoebe's brother Frank and Alice got married. They were trying to get pregnant but it didn't work out. They ask Phoebe if she could bear their baby. Joey gets a job as a tour guide at Ross' museum. The friends want Phoebe to think it through before she makes the decisions about having Frank's and Alice's child. Things are going really well for Kathy and Chandler but they haven't had sex because Chandler is afraid he won't be able to fill Joey's shoes. Joey is a terrible tour guide. Phoebe goes to see her mother to ask whether she should have the baby or not. Her mother tells her not to do it because she knows how hard it is to give up a baby. Joey realizes that he can't be friends with Ross at work because tour guides and scientists don't mix. Chandler sleeps with Kathy but it wasn't great and he asks Rachel and Monica for advice on good sex. Ross proves his friendship to Joey by having lunch with him at work. Ross and Joey set a good example and all the others at work stop dividing the group between tour guides and scientists. Phoebe decides to have the baby because it will so good to make Alica and Frank happy.
12The One with the Embryos
15 Jan 1998
13The One with Rachel's Crush
29 Jan 1998
14The One with Joey's Dirty Day
05 Feb 1998Description ▼
Joey goes on a fishing trip while Chandler is still depressed about his break-up with Kathy. Joshua asks Rachel to come to the opening of his new nightclub but Rachel already promised her boss to take his niece Emily from London to the opera. Ross agrees to take Emily out so Rachel can go to the opening. Rachel goes to the opening bu doesn't see Joshua because he put the wrong name on the VIP list. Joey gets back from the fishing trip and smells terribly but doesn't have time to take a shower before he has to be on the set. Ross wakes up with Emily at a B&B in Vermont and Rachel is really upset. Because Ross isn't around to take Chandler to a strip club Monica, Phoebe and Rachel take him to a strip club and they help Chandler out of his depression. Ross thanks Rachel for introducing him to Emily and he is very happy that he is finally over Rachel.
15The One with All the Rugby
26 Feb 1998Description ▼
Chandler goes to get his nails done with Rachel and they bump into Janice at the nail studio. Janice is divorced and Chandler goes out with her even though he finds her very annoying. Emily's English friends invite Ross to play rugby with them and Ross says yes to impress Emily. Chandler can't break up with Janice so he tells her he is being transferred to Yemen the following day. Unfortunately, Janice helps Chandler pack and goes to the airport with him. Chandler has to buy a ticket to Yemen. Ross is playing rugby and he isn't tough enough for the game but enjoys himself despite his injuries once he is able to hurt the other players as well. Chandler actually leaves for Yemen.
16The One with the Fake Party
19 Mar 1998Description ▼
Emily will be leaving in 2 days and Ross is very sad but they both knew they'd only have 2 weeks together. Phoebe craves meat but won't eat it. Joshua tells Rachel he had a date and he just isn't ready to be dating so Rachel invites him over for Emily's party even though they didn't really plan a party. They invite people on short notice for their fake party. Rachel tries to figure out how she can kiss Joshua without letting him know that she likes him so they play spin the bottle. Rachel is about to kiss Joshua when Phoebe exclaims that the baby kicked so Rachel's chance is over. Rachel's seduction doesn't work out so she just tells Joshua that she likes him and it turns out that Joshua likes Rachel too. Phoebe's cravings are so bad that she eats meat after all. She feels bad for the dead animals so Joey promises not to eat any meat until the baby is born.
17The One with the Free Porn
26 Mar 1998Description ▼
Joey hits a button on the remote control and free porn is on TV. They can't turn it off anymore because otherwise they won't find the channel anymore. Ross is sad because Emily just left for the airport and he doesn't know when and if he will see her again. Ross catches Emily at the airport to say he loves her. Emily doesn't react and boards the plane. Phoebe finds out that she is pregnant with triplets and Frank will have to quit college to support such a large family. Chandler and Joey need a break from porn so they watch TV at the girls' place. Emily calls to tell Ross that there is someone else and she doesn't know who she should be with. Monica convinces Ross to go to London and fight for her. Phoebe will have her own massage "salon" in the van - "Relaxy Taxi" - so Frank won't have to quit college. Emily turns up at the apartment to tell Ross she loves him and they call Ross so he can come home as quickly as possible.
18The One with Rachel's New Dress
02 Apr 1998Description ▼
Frank and Alice name two of the babies and let Phoebe pick a name for the second boy. Phoebe wavers between the names "Chandler" or "Joey", so the guys have a big competition whose name will be be picked. Ross freaks out because Susan is in London and is now really good friends with Emily - and it all seems too familiar. Rachel has a romantic date with Joshua and hopes to sleep with him. They are at Joshua's parents' place who are supposed to be on holidays, but come back unexpectedly. When they barge in, Rachel is wearing a sexy negligee and tells them it's a dress by an Italian designer. The parents are shocked but take Rachel and Joshua out for dinner with Rachel wearing her negligee. Ross seriously thinks Emily is a lesbian now too, but the friends tell him not to be so paranoid and he shouldn't let what happened with Carol ruin his relationship to Emily.
19The One with All the Haste
09 Apr 1998Description ▼
Rachel and Monica can't stand the apartment anymore and want to trade it for basketball season tickets. Emily leaves again for London and Ross wants to ask her to move to New York. Chandler and Joey thinks it's outrageous because ROss has only known her for 6 weeks. The guys don't want to give up the apartment but agree to bet with the girls. Phoebe makes up a game no one understands so the cut a deck of cards and the guys win. Ross asks Emily to marry him and she says yes! While Joey and Chandler are at the game the girls move their stuff back into their apartment. Chandler wants to get the girls' apartment back but the girls offer to kiss for one minute in return for the apartment and the deal is settled.
20The One with All the Wedding Dresses
16 Apr 1998Description ▼
Rachel and Ross talk about Ross's plans to get married. Rachel pretends to be absolutely fine about it because she and Joshua are serious. Emily found a wedding dress in London but they don't have it in her size but the store in New York does. Monica and Phoebe go to pick it up and Monica tries the dress on. Ross announces that the wedding is in 4 weeks. Rachel asks Joshua to marry her and he says ... no! Joshua breaks up with Rachel and Rachel realizes she isn't handling Ross plans for the future too well because she always thought they would be together. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel dress up in wedding dresses to cheer Rachel up.
21The One with the Invitation
23 Apr 1998Description ▼
Emily's surprised remark she wouldn't want her ex-lovers on the wedding unlike Ross who invites Rachel starts him reminiscing about him getting and loosing Rachel. Everybody gets an invitation, but Phoebe may not fly during her pregnancy and Rachel feels it's just too hard for her, after reminiscing as well about her with and without Ross.
22The One with the Worst Best Man Ever
30 Apr 1998Description ▼
Ross decides that Joey will be his best man but after the bachelor party Joey sleeps with the stripper they hired and she steals Ross' ring. Phoebe has terrible mood swings and is bitchy because of the hormones. Monica and Rachel throw her a very depressing baby shower because Phoebe won't have the babies so they give her presents she can use after her pregnancy but it only makes Phoebe angry. Joey desperately tries to retrieve the ring which has been in the Geller family for generations. Ross freaks out when he hears about the ring so the guys ring the stripper to get the ring back. It turns out she didn't take the ring but the duck swallowed it so they go to the vet and get the ring back. Joey wants to step back and let Chandler be best man but Ross wants them both to be there.
23The One with Rosss Wedding: Part 1
07 May 1998Description ▼
Even before they leave the apartment, Joey drives Chandler crazy by forgetting everything useful, even his passport, but crying every five seconds "London, baby!", and photographing absolutely everything all the time, as if 6 hours on an airplane with Monica weren't bad enough. Emily was already a nervous wreck, but when she and Ross show Monica her dream site for the wedding that hall is already torn down, ahead of schedule! Ross hears Monica made her consider postponing and freaks out about their parents and transatlantic guests; she answers then they better call it off altogether. Back home, Phoebe makes Rachel realize how much she still loves Ross, so she helps her make up her mind, but warns her it's too late to get Ross back- yet Rachel rushes to London. When Joey insists to buy and wear an ostentatious Union Jack souvenir hat, Chandler refuses to spend the rest of the day thus; instead of being lost and miserable, Joey has a great afternoon, even photographed with Fergie, but back in the hotel room gets really homesick after phoning Phoebe and watching Cheers on TV. After explaining to Ross the obsessive focus of girls on their wedding, Monica comes with a solution: a romantic make-over of the hall's ruin...
24The One with Rosss Wedding: Part 2
07 May 1998Description ▼
Ross' and Emily's parents meet and prove quite antagonistic; Stephen and Andrea Waltham enjoy that the Gellers pay for the wedding, against tradition, but Jack feels the list of expenses at their house is highway robbery, so Ross tries to mediate. Joey is terribly homesick, despite playing best man jointly with Chandler. Rachel misses her flight having forgotten her passport, and on the next annoys the gentleman sitting besides her to death who is quite happy to disagree with her all the way. The rehearsal dinner is hell for Chandler and Monica, who doubts whether she'll ever find a partner- and wakes up in bed with Chandler the next morning. Phoebe phones Joey he must warn Ross Rachel is coming, but she gets straight to him in Montgomery Hall, and at the last moment just congratulates him, so the wedding goes on, with Joey reporting over the phone to Phoebe. However, when the couple pledges eternal fidelity, Ross inadvertently says 'Rachel' instead of Emily...
1F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One After Ross Says Rachel
24 Sep 1998Description ▼
Everyone is shocked to hear Ross say Rachel instead of Emily but they continue with the ceremony. Emily is really mad at Ross and says she hates him at the party. Monica and Chandler agree to only sleep together while they're in London. Emily flees the wedding through the bathroom window. Everyone except Rachel thinks it didn't mean anything that Ross said her name. Emily is utterly humiliated and never wants to see Ross again. The friends return to New York. Rachel is still in London an stand-by for a flight and Ross waits at the airport for Emily. Rachel and Ross are just about to go to Athens together because Ross already had the tickets for the honeymoon when Emily shows up. Ross chases after her while Rachel waits for him on the plane.
2F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with All the Kissing
01 Oct 1998Description ▼
Monica and Chandler are still seeing each other without telling anyone. Ross keeps confusing Emily's and Rachel's names and has a lot of rage. Rachel comes back from Greece. She pretends that she isn't mad at Ross for abandoning her on the plane. Rachel puts Monica in charge of her love life and decisions because Rachel always chooses the wrong way. Chandler has to kiss Rachel and Phoebe all the time because they always catch him kiss Monica. The friends want to take a trip to Antlantic City with Phoebe because she felt left out after their London trip. Rachel tells Ross she loves him even though everyone tells her not to. Rachel and Ross crack up laughing at their situation: Rachel is in love with a married guy whose wife doesn't return his calls. Just as the friends are about to leave for their trip Phoebe's water breaks.
3F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One Hundredth
08 Oct 1998Description ▼
Phoebe is in hospital to give birth to the triplets slightly early. Monica barely covered up to Rachel that she was with Chandler who found them two hot male nurses to date. When Chandler panics and says he and Monica are only 'messing around' they agree to see other people but neither actually likes the pact. Phoebe dislikes her doctor because he openly adores Fonzie from Happy Days. To Rachel's horror Phoebe is considering 'keeping one' of the babies. Joey has a sudden attack of pain and is diagnosed with kidney stones, and squashes Ross during a very painful procedure. To Chandler's horror, the third baby is still named after him, even when it turns out the baby is a girl.
4The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS
18 Oct 1998Description ▼
Almost caught once again, Chandler arrives with champagne for Monica, but instead finds the whole gang in her apartment so he says he is celebrating that his office just got wrinkle free fax paper. Joey thinks he has been hired as host for a PBS telethon, but is actually just one of many phone operators on screen. Phoebe says she hates PBS because it reminds her of the miserable days when her mother watched Sesame Street on it before committing suicide and even bitches Joeys telethon is selfishness masquerading as a good deed. When he retorts there is no such thing as a truly selfless good deed, she promises to prove him wrong. Ross tries to make up with Emily by phone and when she asks him to move to London he says no as he would be away from Ben. Emily agrees to move to New York but on the condition he won't see Rachel any more. The others consider her request to be unreasonable and after struggling to decide Ross becomes desperate enough to leave the decision to a Magic 8 ball which proves uncooperative. RacMonica has made up a fictional waiter as her secret boyfriend after Rachel walked in on her as she was actually waiting for Chandler. Rachel tells Chandler that Monica said her waiter boyfriend was 'the best sex she ever had' which Chandler enjoys enormously and milks for all it is worth. However Monica is cranky enough to cut him dry for the. Not knowing about the specifics of the condition, Rachel incites Ross to do whatever Emily wants to get her over to New York.
5The One with the Kips
29 Oct 1998Description ▼
Chandler and Monica plan a weekend on false work-related pretenses so they can be alone. Ross tells Rachel that Emily is coming to New York and they can't see each other anymore. On top of that, Rachel's dog Lapooh just died so she is furious and both her and Ross are inconsolable. Monica constantly demands new hotel rooms for silly reasons and Chandler can't keep his eyes from the TV. They argue, and when they return home Chandler tells Monica he thought their relationship was over. To his delight, Monica is determined to make up and continue. After a number of indelicate slips from Monica and Chandler Joey finally realizes they are involved but they swear him to secrecy.
6F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with the Yeti
05 Nov 1998
7F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One Where Ross Moves In
12 Nov 1998Description ▼
Emily's cousin kicks Ross out, so he moves in with Chandler and Joey. They try to get him to move out because he drives them crazy. Rachel and Monica's new neighbor invites them to his party but Rachel makes an excuse not to go. Phoebe starts dating a health inspector, but every time they go out to eat he finds a reason to close the restaurant down. Chandler and Joey decide to let Ross stay.
8F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks
19 Nov 1998Description ▼
After Monica's Thanksgiving turkey dinner, the Friends elaborate on Chandler's traditional sob-story about his gay father causing a parental break-up, since then he always hated the holiday. His status as 'king of misery' is challenged, first by Ross' seasonal marriage with Emily divorced in record-time. Phoebe can only cheat with an 'earlier life', at the front-line in the Secession War. Rachel brings up the time that Joey and Monica ended up wearing the turkey on their heads, but that's easily topped by the early one from her fat youth, when Ross introduced her to Chandler at the Geller home. Chalndler called her fat! Yet even worse, was the failed revenge the following year, when Chandler accidentally lost a toe, which got lost again.
9The One with Ross's Sandwich
10 Dec 1998Description ▼
Ross brings his leftover thanksgiving sandwich to work, but someone eats it. He finds out that it was his boss, who puts him on sabbatical and sends him to a psychiatrist for anger management therapy. Phoebe takes a literature class and asks Rachel to come with her, but instead of reading the books, Rachel comes and asks Phoebe what they're about right before the class begins. Monica takes the class instead of Rachel, but she tries to make the class more challenging and no one likes her.
10The One with the Inappropriate Sister
17 Dec 1998Description ▼
Joey's new roommate Ross is bored out of his mind, while on sabbatical, and shows absolutely not aptitude for relaxing and pranks. Phoebe is determined to 'spread joy' all over the city as Santa's elf collecting for charity, but takes it too personal while many New Yorkers rather dump trash then actually donate money in the bin, thus reviving 'street Phoebe'. Joey is exasperated: even a part for an Italian Brooklyn actor his age is nailed by an unfit celebrity, so Ross makes it his mission to coach him creating his own part by writing a script; alas Chandler's idea for a self-invented game gets Joey's attention far easier. Tired of Rachel's hopelessly procrastinating 'plan' Monica plainly asks Danny 'who ignored her on purpose' to data Rachel, and he immediately accepts; she sees him kissing a girl in town, but at his apartment finds it's just his sister Krista, yet instead of relieved she is rather appalled how physically close the adult siblings still are, and the other friends concur. Joey tells Ross and Chandler who are bickering about what Joey should do that he finished fives pages in the library and asks them to test-read aloud- they soon finds it's a script for the two of them to make up...
11F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with All the Resolutions
07 Jan 1999Description ▼
It's New Year's Eve and the friends discuss their resolutions. Ross' resolution is to be happy in 1999 and to do something he hasn't done before every single day. Joey wants to learn how to play guitar to actually have one special skill he lists on his resume. Rachel's resolution is to stop gossiping. Chandler won't make fun of his friends for a whole year. Monica wants to take more pictures of the group. Phoebe's method to teach how to play the guitar is very weird and Joey finds a qualified teacher. Rachel finds out that Monica is secretly seeing Chandler. Ross has a little trouble with his new leather pants while he has a date. Joey and Rachel talk about Monica and Chandler.
12F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with Chandler's Work Laugh
21 Jan 1999Description ▼
Rachel wants to know all details about Chandler and Monica, Joey paid attention to none, so she's all over Monica at Central Perk and at home, but nothing makes her spill any beans. Ross' ex Emily is going to marry; so he smashes a scone. Chandler and Monica enjoy being a couple at his office party; as his boss Doug and his wife Kara love her, they are invited to play tennis at Doug's place, where Chandler goes to great lengths to let Doug win, despite Monica who is furious he's such a suck-up at work; they get a dinner invitation, where Monica first inspires Chandler not to laugh at Doug's lame joke, then changes her mind. Ross is so frustrated he goes out with... Janice, who still thinks Chandler is in Yemen, and is amazed how well she listens, but all his wining is too much even for her. When Ross apologizes for having gone out with his ex, Chandler cleverly jumps at the chance to set the precedent for forgiving a friend going out with a girl close to a friend, such as a relative.
13F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with Joey's Bag
04 Feb 1999Description ▼
Phoebe's grandma has died. Joey wants to look great for an audition and Rachel takes him down to the store to help him out. They pick a shoulder bag to go with the clothes. Joey likes the bag so much he isn't going to return it after the audition. Phoebe meets her dad at the funeral but doesn't tell him who she is. Joey doesn't get the part because of his bag. Phoebe meets her dad for coffee. He came to the funeral to speak to Lily and Phoebe tells him that she died 17 ago. She also tells her dad that she is his daughter. Joey gives up the bag because the world isn't ready for Joey and his bag.
14F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One Where Everybody Finds Out
11 Feb 1999Description ▼
Ugly Naked Guy is moving and Ross is trying to get his great apartment. While Rachel, Ross and Phoebe have a look at the apartment Phoebe sees that Monica and Chandler kiss. Joey is grateful that they can finally tell them that everyone knows about their relationship. But Phoebe and Rachel don't want to tell them and have their fun by messing with them. Phoebe makes a pass at Chandler and Rachel gives them all her laundry when Monica and Chandler go to do "laundry". Ross tries to bribe Ugly Naked Guy with muffins but so many people want the apartment and bribe him. Monica figures out that Phoebe knows about them and that she is trying to freak them out by showing an interest in Chandler. Monica wants to mess with Phoebe and Rachel now and gets Chandler to pretend like he was attracted to Phoebe as well. Ross is looking for a way to bond with Ugly Naked Guy. Chandler invites Phoebe over so she can feel his bicep and "more"... therefore Rachel and Phoebe realize that Monica and Chandler only mess with them so Phoebe accepts Chandler's invitation. Ross visits Ugly Naked Guy and bonds with him by eating muffins with him naked. Chandler and Phoebe both wait for the other one to back down but neither does and they kiss awkwardly before Chandler gives up and yells out that he loves Monica. Now everyone except Ross knows officially. Ross gets the apartment and sees Monica and Chandler through the window and freaks out.
15The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey
18 Feb 1999Description ▼
Ross is really upset that Monica and Chandler are together but when they tell him that it is serious and they love each other he is very happy. Joey's girlfriend Katie is really nice but she keeps punching him. Just playfully but Joey hates it because it hurts. Ross moves into his apartment and refuses to pay $100 for the handyman's retirement present because he only just moved in and never met the guy. The result is that all his neighbours hate Ross already. Ross decides to throw a party for them and explain that he only stood up for his principles. Chandler freaks out when everybody talks about him getting married to Monica. He accuses Monica of wanting to get married right away and have kids and Monica doesn't want to talk to him again. Chandler doesn't know how to fix it because Monica has always told him how to fix mistakes in relationships. Nobody turns up to Ross' party because they are having a party for Howard the handyman. Joey puts on lots of clothes so Katie's punching won't hurt him when he breaks up with her. Chandler proposes to Monica to make up for his mistake. Monica refuses to marry him just because he is sorry but agrees to just be together with Chandler.
16The One with the Cop
25 Feb 1999Description ▼
After Joey saw Monica and Chandler doing a crossword together, he dreams about non-sexual closeness with her; they stop him moving out, and suggest their relationship probably looks so appealing because it started as friendship; so Joey transfers his interest to Rachel, who isn't interested. Phoebe finds a wallet with NYPD badge at Central Perk; after Chandler points out playing cop with real people is a serious crime, she decides to bring it to the police station, but pulls it a last time on her way- to the real cop, Gary. Ross buys a couch, refuses to pay almost as much for delivery just three blocks, but can't manage getting it up the staircase with Rachel; Chandler as third man just gets caught, the couch gets it even worse. Everyone is scared when Gary shows up, but he only wants to take Phoebe out.
17The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss
18 Mar 1999Description ▼
Phoebe claims that she and Gary are the hotter couple than Monica and Chandler. Monica wants to prove her wrong by having more sex with Chandler. Rachel has an interview for a job at Ralph Lauren. Joey flirts across the street with a girl in Ross' building but he can't find her apartment. Rachel screws up her interview by mistakenly kissing the guy doing the interview. Joey can't find the girl but Ross meets her and asks her out. Rachel gets the job despite her inappropriate behaviour. Monica is so obsessed about being the hotter couple because she is afraid they're past the phase where they're all over each other. Chandler thinks the phase they're in now is much more exciting because they actually have a real relationship and it's working out perfectly.
18F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One Where Rachel Smokes
08 Apr 1999Description ▼
Joey is envious when Ross' boy Ben gets an audition for a commercial, but is delighted to hear there also is a part for the father, so he teams up with his godchild; both pass the first round. Everybody hopes on free stuff now Rachel starts her job with Ralph Lauren. Phoebe suggests to throw an intimate dinner as surprise birthday party for Rachel, a month in advance, but Monica quickly takes over in grand style- Phoebe insists to be in charge of something, so she gets cups and ice. Rachel quickly finds her boss Kim and collaborators tend to take all decisions on the balcony during smoking breaks, so after trying just to join them, which doesn't get her close enough, she adopts the terrible habit her dad, an MD, always warned against with true horror stories. After Ben and Joe are selected for the final cut, they hear the lack of physical resemblance means it will either be Joey and Ben's rival Raymond or Ben and Raymond's dad Kyle. Monica's nose and Chandler's experienced eye immediately notice Rachel has started smoking; she convinces the office girls to attempt quiting together as 'patch sisters', but the others quickly relapse and insist she keeps clean- she's out again. Joey's fake offer to wave his audition so Ross would retract Ben fails. Even the line "Mm, soup" is too hard for Joey not to mess up to - noodle soup. Phoebe uses cups and ice in huge quantities and endless, wacky variations to take over much of Monica's party; Ross consoles Joey by suggesting he wanted to fail so Ben could be casted- but the kid didn't either. Chandler gets a taste of the Ralph Lauren smokers balcony.
19F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One Where Ross Can't Flirt
22 Apr 1999Description ▼
First Ross takes Chandler's natural joking with pizza delivery girl Caitlin for 'flirting behind Monica's back', and actually tells her, just now they celebrate their 10 month anniversary, which starts a discussion whether flirting by men is innocent, not by females. Then Ross decides to demonstrate his flirtatious talent, which the others know to be abysmal, even conquering Rachel took him nine years. Meanwhile Joey brings over Nonnie, his Italian grandmother who doesn't speak any English but was his only relative who always believed in his career, to watch a Law and Order episode Joey has a speaking part in. Once he realizes his scene was actually cut out, everyone tries to fool her and thus spare them heartbreak. Phoebe can't return Monica's earrings, a gift from Chandler she wants to wear that evening, because Rachel borrowed and lost them, as usual. Ross's flirting lessons turn out to be of the 'how not to do it' variety but Rachel takes pity on him...
20The One with the Ride Along
29 Apr 1999Description ▼
When Phoebe tells the friends Gary took her along in a police patrol car, the boys insist to make a ride with him too- and get it that very night. Monica decides that's a perfect opportunity to catalog the photos most methodically, but one touch by Rachel undoes all her work; for comfort she sends Rachel to Ross's place for margarita ingredients, so she overhears there Emily on the machine express doubt whether she and Ross were right to call of their marriage. Rachel is reluctant to erase the message as Monica insists, but accidentally pushes that button. She decides to wait for Ross and let him decide, but seeing he intends to call Emily she stops him. Leave it to Joey to focus on 'the best sandwich in the world' he picks up on the way and isn't allowed to eat in the patrol car as it drips. When the boys confuse a car exhaust with a gun shot, Joey dives in front of Ross, so Gary calls him heroic police-material. Chandler is vexed, believing Joey cares more for Ross, but learns the truth: his buddy's primary instinct was to protect the sandwich.
21The One with the Ball
06 May 1999Description ▼
Gary wants to ask Phoebe to move in with him. Phoebe is freaked because it's so soon and asks Chandler to make him afraid of commitment so Gary won't ask her. Joey and Ross throw a ball back and forth without dropping it for hours. Rachel buys a very expensive naked cat. Monica joins the boys in their ball throwing game. Rachel's cat isn't as cute as Rachel thought it would be but the store won't take it back. Phoebe agrees to move on with Gary. Rachel sells the cat for $1,500 to poor Gunther. . Phoebe breaks up with Gary because he shot a bird. Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross have been throwing the ball all night when Phoebe drops the ball.
22F·r·i·e·n·d·s The One with Joey's Big Break
11 May 1999Description ▼
Joey is excited to get the lead in a thriller, Shutterspeed, so he and Chandler decide to drive to Las Vegas where it's being shot, in Phoebe's late grandma's cab. Monica sees to it that terrified Rachel gets a glaucoma-test and the necessary eye-drops, whatever that takes. Phoebe is furious at Ross, but won't say why, or doesn't even remember, or... The instant answers-technique Phoebe taught Joey, to choose between two routes, makes Chandler blurt out he doesn't believe it's going to be Joey's big break as he gets no pay, just 1% of profit. The indignant star-to-be throws him out on New York's George Washington bridge. Chandler feels terribly guilty, but when Joey arrives...
23The One in Vegas: Part 1
20 May 1999Description ▼
Joey calls Phoebe; refusing to take Chandler's apologies for not believing in his film, he barks for him to not come over- he's working as a gladiator in armor in a Vegas casino. Monica tells Phoebe, who may not tell Chandler, that she met and lunched with Richard, but felt nothing. Monica decides to give Chandler one anniversary present a day early: tickets for Las Vegas; Phoebe insists everyone goes, to make up for her missing London. Ross and Rachel have previous engagements but decide to follow the next day. As Phoebe put the idea in her head, Rach tests out walking around alone and naked; Ross sees her and comes over, thinking it was a sexual invitation; this misunderstanding escalates on the plane to embarrassing each-other in outrageous ways. In Vegas, Joey must admit he's just earning cash while the movie is delayed lacking funds. Chandler and Monica fight whether she may see Richard again. Joey loses his only tip in one hand, but thinks he'll make a fortune because he found the dealer to be his 'identical hand twin', and demands Chandler is supportive this time.
24The One in Vegas: Part 2
20 May 1999Description ▼
Monica gambles instead of making up with Chandler. While Rachel is sleeping Ross draws a beard and a mustache on her face. Rachel is really upset because it won't come off anymore. Monica and Chandler make up when Monica tells him she won't see Richard anymore and that Chandler is the love of her life. Rachel doesn't want to leave her room so Ross and Rachel get drunk and play blackjack in Ross' room. Monica and Chandler win big in the casino. They bet that if they win the next round they will get married right now and... they win! Ross and Rachel are very drunk and leave the room with both their faces drawn on. When Chandler and Monica go to get married, Rachel and Ross come out of the chapel very drunk - and married!
1The One After Vegas
23 Sep 1999Description ▼
Ross and Rachel wake up in bed together not remembering anything from the night before. Joey's movie is officially canceled. Chandler tells Joey that he almost got married to Monica but now realizes that they are moving too fast but does not know how to tell Monica. Monica talks to Phoebe as she feels the same but does not know how to tell Chandler. Ross and Rachel find out that they got married. They hope that the marriage can be annulled. Phoebe and Joey drive back to New York in Phoebe's cab. Ross decides not to annul the marriage because he doesn't want to be the guy who has 3 failed marriages. He thinks staying married to each other won't affect their lives. Rachel wants the annulment so Ross agrees. Chandler and Monica both pretend that they wanted to get married but they need a sign to do so. There are several signs but they just ignore them so they finally decide not get married yet but to move in together. Ross tells Rachel he got the annulment even though he didn't.
2The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel
30 Sep 1999Description ▼
Chandler and Monica tell everyone they're going to move in together. Rachel is happy because she thinks the three of them will live together. Ross gets the annulment because people think he is still in love with Rachel and that's why he doesn't want to get divorced from her. Monica tells Rachel that she and Chandler want to live together on their own. Monica is surprised that Rachel doesn't seem upset at all. Rachel isn't upset because she doesn't think they're gonna go through with it but Monica tells her it really is gonna happen and Rachel cries her eyes out. Ross hugs Rachel to comfort her.
3The One with Ross's Denial
17 Oct 1999Description ▼
Rachel is looking for a room and Joey offers her Chandler's old room. Ross hasn't told Rachel that they are still married. Ross denies having feelings for Rachel and he says he only hugged her for comfort. Chandler and Monica fight about what to do with the spare room. Joey is looking for a female roommate. Rachel can't find an apartment so Ross asks her to move in with him. Monica doesn't want Chandler to bring any of his furniture over because it doesn't match her stuff. They fight but make up again. Ross isn't sure whether Rachel moving in was a good idea because it'll be awkward when they date other people.
4The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance
14 Oct 1999Description ▼
Ross gets a part time job as guest lecturer at the university. Joey's health insurance expires because he wasn't paying so he goes to see his agent. Phoebe's psychic says Phoebe will die within a week but she doesn't know how she will be killed. Rachel and Monica sneak into Ross' lecture and find that he is doing a fake British accent. He says he couldn't help it - he was nervous when having his first lecture and the British accent just came out of his mouth. Joey has a hernia but doesn't want to go to the hospital because he isn't covered by insurance anymore. Monica and Rachel fight about some candle holders because both claim they bought them. Phoebe's reading was wrong because her psychic is dead. Ross tries to phase out the accent but everyone notices. Rachel finds out that they are still married and is furious. Joey gets his health insurance back.
5The One with Joey's Porsche
21 Oct 1999Description ▼
Joey finds keys to a Porsche and wants to leave them at the lost and found but nobody seems to miss their keys. Joey gets great response from people when he stands next to the car. Rachel doesn't know where to live until Phoebe offers her a room. Rachel takes care of the divorce because she doesn't trust Ross anymore. Alice and Frank give Phoebe the triplets to babysit for a day and Monica and Chandler help her take care of them. Joey washes the Porsche when the owner comes by and takes it away. Rachel and Ross go before the judge but Rachel filled in untrue reasons for their annulment and the judge won't annul the marriage. They will have to file for divorce. Chandler swallows a plastic part of his toy and Monica takes him to the emergency room therefore Phoebe is alone with the babies and makes a mess of Monica's apartment. Ross and Rachel sign the divorce papers and Rachel confesses that it was her idea to get married. They share a moment of truth that they both thought if they ever got married it would last.
6The One on the Last Night
04 Nov 1999Description ▼
Chandler shows Joey how to pay the bills but Joey doesn't have enough money and won't accept money from his friends. It is the night before Chandler moves in and Rachel moves out. Rachel hasn't packed and everyone has to help. Rachel and Monica are mad at each other because they list all the things that have been bothering them about the other. Chandler and Joey play for money and Chandler lets Joey win so Joey doesn't have to accept charity from him. Monica and Rachel get along again after listing the nice things they do for each other and are really sad about not living together anymore. Joey sees through Chandler's trick and won't accept his money. Rachel leaves.
7The One Where Phoebe Runs
04 Nov 1999Description ▼
Joey finds sexy Janine, a dancer from Australia, as a roommate. Rachel and Phoebe go jogging together to bond. Phoebe runs like an elephant because it makes running a lot more fun but Rachel doesn't want to go jogging with her anymore because she is embarrassing. Joey can't flirt with Janine because they live together and it would be too complicated. Chandler finds out how obsessed Monica is with everything and he has to move the furniture back to how it was before he moved it. Joey is drawn to Janine and has to find a way to repel her. But Janine tells him she doesn't feel attracted to him anyway. Rachel tries Phoebe's way of running and feels so free and great doing it that she doesn't care about people staring.
8The One with Ross' Teeth
18 Nov 1999Description ▼
Joey is afraid that Janine makes their place too girlie with all her stuff. Phoebe makes out with Ralph Lauren and it's Rachel's chance to be liked by her boss Kim by gossiping about it. But it turns out that it wasn't Ralph Lauren Phoebe made out with and Rachel will get in trouble if her boss finds out. Monica fixes Ross up with Hillary from work and Ross whitens his teeth for the date until they are shiny bright. They have to find a way to make his teeth look less bright so he puts on make-up. Kim thinks Rachel made out with Ralph Lauren and dislikes her even more. Ross doesn't say a word on his date in order not to show his teeth. But when Hillary finally sees Ross' teeth she freaks out. Joey becomes very girlie when Janine shows him hot to knit and arrange flowers. Rachel makes up a story about her and Ralph Lauren and Kim forgives her.
9The One Where Ross Got High
25 Nov 1999Description ▼
The Gellar parents are coming over for Thanksgiving but they don't know that Chandler moved in with Monica nor that they are dating because they don't like Chandler. Chandler's plan is to be very charming and make them like him then tell them that he is dating Monica. Rachel made a trifle for dessert but put two recipes together so it has beef and peas in it. Chandler is sucking up to the Gellars but Ross tells him that they don't like him because Ross was caught smoking pot in college and he blamed it on Chandler. Ross has to clear it all up but he first organizes that everybody pretends to like Rachel's dessert. Ross finally tells his parents that it wasn't Chandler. Everybody takes this opportunity to yell out stuff about each other they have wanted to say. The Gellars take a liking to Chandler and thank him for standing by Ross during his "drug problems" and for "taking on Monica as well".
10The One with the Routine
16 Dec 1999Description ▼
Janine is going to be a party person in a New Year's Eve TV broadcast and asks Joey, Monica and Ross to come along for the taping. Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for the gifts MOnica got for them while the others are at the taping. Monica and Ross really want to be on TV but they would have to dance on the platform which only the selected people can. They put on the "routine" - a dance they did in primary school - for the selection guy and they get to dance on the platform. Joey wanted to kiss Janine on the fake midnight but missed his chance. When they get back home Janine kisses Joey.
11The One with the Apothecary Table
06 Jan 2000Description ▼
Rachel ordered an apothecary table but Phoebe will hate it because it is mass manufactured. Joey and Janine go out with Chandler and Monica but Janine thinks they are too much and doesn't want to hang out with them every night. Rachel tells Phoebe she got the table at the flea market and Phoebe loves it. But there is one problem: Ross ordered the exact same table. Rachel orders a whole new living room and tells Phoebe she got it all from the flea market but Phoebe finds out that Rachel lied to her but isn't mad because she likes some stuff from the shop they don't have yet. Joey, Janine, Monica and Chandler go on a double date again but Janine just can't stand them. Janine and Monica have a fight and Joey breaks up with Janine because his friends mean much more to him.
12The One with the Joke
13 Jan 2000Description ▼
Ross has sent a joke to be printed in Playboy magazine, which they did but Chandler claims it was his joke so he starts logging his jokes. While the girls go through the Playboy, Phoebe manages to insult Monica by saying she thinks Rachel the better choice to go out with. Later Rachel also insults Monica by saying she's high-maintenance. When Joey must explain to Gunther he can't pay his bill because he's broke, he gets a job at Central Perk as a waiter. He tries in vain to keep his job a secret from the friends, who end up reassuring him and offering advice. Unable to settle the joke authorship, Chandler and Ross ask Monica to decide, each confident she's in his pocket, only to be told the joke is no credit to anyone. Closing the caf? after Gunther refused him time off to do an audition, Joey is Joey fired but one word from Rachel has him re-hired.
13The One with Rachel's Sister
03 Feb 2000Description ▼
Joey surprises the Friends by charging them at Central perk to the cent, but shocks them when he gives pretty girls freebies. When Gunther finds out he takes it out of Joey's pay and the broke Casanova uses the only loophole which is giving the girls free muffins by pretending it's their birthday. Rachel's spoiled sister Jill moves in now, cut off by their father, after she bought a friend a boat. She is supposed to learn financial responsibility from the only daughter dad is proud of but makes a terrible start: shopping on dad's credit cards unlawfully with the numbers she memorized. Rachel nips that in the bud but fails to stop Jill dating Ross. Monica was send home because she's too sick to work, but maintains beings sick is for sissies and therefore decides to seduce poor germ-threatened Chandler with sex.
14The One Where Chandler Can't Cry
10 Feb 2000Description ▼
The friends can't spy on Ross and Jill's date because of he shut his drapes. Ross tells Rachel he just showed Jill fossil slides. Rachel makes him promise never to date her sister again but when Jill finds out she has a big row with Rachel and rushes straight to Ross clearly planning something more this time. Joey, Monica and Phoebe are worried Chandler can't cry about sad stories or even sad childhood memories and call him dead inside. Phoebe is apparently outed as a porn star to Joey at Central Perk by her 'biggest fan' and by Gunther who also knows about her sordid screen career. The friends rent a video of one of Phoebe's films, only Joey won't watch it until Rachel notices it's actually Phoebe's sister Ursula. Ross tells Rachel he stopped Jill kissing him not to ruin any chance of a relationship with Rachel which finally makes Chandler cry.
15The One That Could Have Been: Part 1
17 Feb 2000Description ▼
After Rachel finds our that Barry (her ex-fianc?) & Mindy (her ex-best friend) were getting divorced, the friends imagine what life would be like if: *Ross was still married to Carol, *Rachel had married Barry. *Phoebe had taken a job offer at 'Meryl Lynch' *Chandler had quit his job & wrote stories for 'The Newyorker'. *Joey was still on 'Days of our lives' & *Monica was still fat. ...
16The One That Could Have Been: Part 2
17 Feb 2000Description ▼
In the Friends' continuing imagination, fat Monica dates pedantic Dr. Roger, again without result. She exchanges desperate conquest talk with Chandler and ends up in bed with him. Ross still doesn't get it even when Carole is courted by Susan at his place. Rachel almost cheats on her husband with star Joey, then finds Barry in bed with the dog-walker. She bites Ross's head off for being a man too and makes Ross understand Carol must be a lesbian. Workaholic Phoebe slips out of hospital, only to hear she was just fired.
17The One with Unagi
24 Feb 2000Description ▼
Rachel and Phoebe take a self-defense class, and claim they can defeat anyone who attacks them. Ross doesn't believe them, and educates them of a martial arts technique called unagi. Chandler and Monica promise they'd make each other's Valentines Day gifts, but they both forget to make them.
18The One Where Ross Dates a Student
09 Mar 2000Description ▼
Ross gets his anonymous teacher evaluations back and finds out that he has an admirer amongst his students. The student, Elizabeth, asks Ross out. There was a fire in Phoebe's apartment probably due to Phoebe's candles. Phoebe stays at Joey's and Rachel at Monica's until the apartment will be fixed. Chandler's friend Dana from college directs the new Al Pacino movie so Chandler has to take her out to get Joey an audition. Ross and Elizabeth have a great time on their date. Phoebe finds out that the fire was caused by Rachel's hair iron so Rachel has to stay at Joey's and Phoebe can stay at Hotel Monica. Rachel actually enjoys her time at Joey's because she can mess around as much as she wants and Phoebe gets quite annoyed with Monica's constant attention. Ross thinks it isn't against the rules to date a student but people will frown upon their relationship. He decides to go out with her because he doesn't care what people think but his colleagues tell him it actually is against the rules. Ross and Elizabeth like each other too much to stop going out. Joey gets the audition but forgets about it.
19The One with Joey's Fridge
23 Mar 2000Description ▼
Joey's fridge is broken and he tries to get everyone to pay for his fridge. Rachel is looking for a date for a charity ball and Phoebe, Chandler and Monica look for a guy. Phoebe finds a guy and Chandler and Monica find one so they have a big competition to get Rachel pick their guy. Joey has to eat all his food because the fridge is gone. Ross mistakenly thinks that Elizabeth wants to go on a trip with him and is very relieved when she only wants to tell him that she's going on Spring vacation with her friends. But when Ross realizes that she is going to party a lot and probably meet other guys he freaks out. Rachel is really upset about the competition between Monica/Chandler and Phoebe about her date for the ball so she decides to go alone and has a great time. Ross ends up going to Florida with Elizabeth to prevent her from meeting other guys.
20The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.
13 Apr 2000Description ▼
Monica has an interview for a chef position, but leaves when the boss comments on every things she does as if it were dirty sex. Joey gets his hopes up over his first significant acting job since Dr. Drake Ramore. He has the part of science fiction hero Mac Machiavelli, the crime-fighting partner of a cool robot, C.H.E.E.S.E., which stands for Computerised Humanoid Electronically Enhanced Secret Enforcer. Monica bursts into the apartment making Chandler forget to finish a note for Joey that his decisive second audition has been moved two hours earlier. The friends reminisce about other instances when they have messed up. By miracle Joey gets another chance, which Chandler writes down correctly.
21The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad
27 Apr 2000Description ▼
Elizabeth's dad meets Ross to tell him he doesn't like him going out with Elizabeth. Ross asks for a chance to impress Mr Stevens and he gives him 2 minutes to do so. Ross fails utterly even though the friends try to make him look good. When Rachel meets Mr Stevens again they talk for ages and start dating. Ross sees his chance of getting Mr Stevens blessing because Rachel can change Mr Steven's opinion of Ross. Joey is about to lose his job on Mac and CHEESE because the robot inventor and controller doesn't like him. The robot guy promises Joey to get his job back if Joey teaches him how to talk to women. Rachel accidentally tells Mr Stevens about Ross' three marriages. Elizabeth tells her father that she doesn't care what he thinks of Ross and neither does Ross.
22The One Where Paul's the Man
04 May 2000Description ▼
Elizabeth's dad Paul tells Ross not to see Elizabeth anymore or he will call the university and have him fired. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel go to a museum and learn that the beautiful museum can be hired for weddings. There is a 2-year waiting list and they all make a reservation - if they don't have a guy by then they can always cancel it. Elizabeth and Ross don't stop seeing each other and agree to hide their relationship from Paul. They go to Elizabeth's grandma's cottage for the weekend but Rachel and Paul turn up as well. Ross catches Paul doing an embarrassing little dance calling himself "the man" and "the love machine" so Ross won't tell Rachel if Paul won't get him fired. Chandler finds out that Monica hired the museum for the wedding in his and her name. Chandler freaks out and tells Monica he isn't ready. She promises that it didn't mean anything and that she didn't mean to pressure him. As soon as Monica leaves the room we find out that Chandler is going to ask Monica to marry him!
23The One with the Ring
11 May 2000Description ▼
Only Phoebe is allowed to know about Chandler's plan to propose to Monica and they look for an engagement ring together. To cover for their secrecy Phoebe tells Ross that Chandler is mad at him. Things are going well between Rachel and Paul except Rachel wishes he would open up a little and talk more about himself. When Paul finally does share some stories he gets very emotional and can't stop crying. Chandler and Phoebe find the perfect ring but somebody buys it when Chandler goes to get his credit card from Joey. Chandler ends up buying a different, less nice ring but they are able to trade with the guy who bought the perfect ring. Rachel dumps Paul for being a cry baby. When Chandler tells the others about his plans they are overwhelmed and very happy.
24The One with the Proposal: Part 1
18 May 2000Description ▼
Tonight is the big night for Chandler: he will propose to Monica. Rachel, Phoebe and Joey go to a beneficial dinner organized by Rachel's boss. Joey bids at a silent auction because he thought you had to guess the prize and therefore buys a boat for $20,000. Just as Chandler is about to propose Richard walks into the restaurant with his girlfriend and they sit at the table next to Chandler and Monica so Chandler can't propose. Elizabeth isn't as mature as Ross had thought so he breaks up with her. Chandler doesn't want to make Monica suspicious and find out about his plan so he acts as if he was still afraid of commitment. Richard goes to see Monica at the restaurant and says he still loves her.
25The One with the Proposal: Part 2
18 May 2000Description ▼
Richard tells Monica that letting her go was the stupidest thing he's ever done and he wants to marry her and have kids. Monica is getting weary because Chandler is carrying on about not wanting to get married in order to hide his plans to propose. Rachel finds out that Phoebe and Joey have each other as backup, meaning if they're both not married by the age of 40 they'll marry each other. Rachel is very jealous of Monica and wants a backup as well and asks Ross but Phoebe is Ross' backup. Chandler realizes he has to stop messing with Monica and propose already. Monica goes to see Richard and says wants to be with a grown-up but it isn't fair that Richard wants to marry her now and not before. Monica says she will need some time to think things over. Rachel trades Phoebe and Ross is now Rachel's backup. Chandler talks to Richard and Richard tells Chandler to go get Monica and to never let her go. When Chandler gets home Monica has decorated the whole apartment with candles and they propose to each other...
1The One with Monica's Thunder
12 Oct 2000Description ▼
It's still the night of Monica and Chandler's engagement and they all dress up to go drink champagne at the Plaza. Rachel is a little sad and lonely and asks Ross whether they want to have a night together with no strings attached. Monica catches them kissing and is upset because she waited her whole life for that day and thought it would only be about her engagement but now it is about Rachel and Ross getting back together - they stole "Monica's thunder". Monica is really upset and doesn't want to go out for champagne anymore. Monica and Rachel have a huge fight and Rachel admits that she kissed Ross because she was sad about not even being close to getting married. Monica forgives Rachel.
2The One with Rachel's Book
12 Oct 2000Description ▼
The wedding planning starts and Monica already has a whole book full of information on everything you need for a wedding. Joey takes a nap in Rachel's bed and finds out that she reads dirty books and doesn't stop teasing Rachel about it. To give Monica and Chandler a little time on their own Phoebe moves in with Ross for a couple of days. Ross freaks out when Phoebe does her massages at Ross' place and asks her to see her clients elsewhere. One of Phoebe's clients comes by when Phoebe isn't there and Ross gives him a weird massage. Monica's parents spent the money for Monica's wedding on the beach house so there is no money for the wedding. Chandler has saved exactly the amount they need for Monica's dream wedding but Chandler won't spend all of his savings on one day. The old man Ross massaged is not coming back after the bad massage he got. If Monica wants the perfect wedding Chandler will spend all the money they have but Monica decides that she wants a future and not spend their security on the wedding. Rachel scares the jokes out of Joey forever when she tells him she wants rough sex with him.
3The One with Phoebe's Cookies
19 Oct 2000Description ▼
4The One with Rachel's Assistant
26 Oct 2000Description ▼
Joey and Rachel compete over who has the best news. Rachel was promoted by Ralph Lauren, in person, to head a division and subsequently can hire a personal assistant. Although Hilda has all relevant qualifications and plenty of experience, Rachel she still chooses young Tag Johnson, who the girls and Chandler consider beautiful enough to be a model. Tag is greatly surprised that his clumsy interview didn't lose him the job, but gets increasingly suspicious as it seems people believe he gay, a lie spread by Rachel so she can keep him for herself. However he is more interested in Phoebe. Nobody had the heart to tell Joey a pilot he made stunk, so he was overconfident about his lead in Mack and CHEESE, and told director Terry he could stuff a comeback role on Days of Our Lives, especially if Alas, the producers phone to say the sci-if series is canceled, so Joey must beg Terry to take him on board. Meanwhile, Monica tricks Chandler into telling her an embarrassing 'Ross at Disneyland' anecdote. Ross finds out and retorts, starting a series of spilled secrets the three use against each-other.
5The One with the Engagement Picture
02 Nov 2000Description ▼
Monica's mom arranged to get their wedding announced in the paper, but they need to get a picture from a professional photographer as any camera makes Chandler grin look like a hyenas. Phoebe dates Kyle, who knows both Chandler and Ross -thwho nicknamed him 'Hums While He Pees'- from their basketball club. Ross gets to divert his crazy ex Whitney by taking her to a ballroom dance-date. Rachel is completely smitten with her office assistant Tag, enough to smell his cloths and be jealous when their colleague Melissa asks him out. Rachel even pays Joey to take Tag out, first to a Knicks game, then to a bar where they meet dozens of potential rivals for Rachel. Rachel then bribes Joey with free Ralph Lauren shirts to stop picking up women together so tag will stop too but Tag decides to go back to his ex-girlfriend.
6The One with the Nap Partners
09 Nov 2000Description ▼
The boys watch Die Hard for the zillionth time and Joey had planned to watch Die Hard II next but rented I again. Chandler splits but Joey and Ross stay but doze off, freaking out when they wake up cuddled together. Worringly both have never felt better rested. Joey is determined to try it again, Ross too afraid of 'being weird'. Monica decides to make the other girls decide themselves who gets to be her bridesmaid. Phoebe claims to have never done it, Rachel has done it twice but both are lying. They accept Joey's idea that he and Ross should audition the candidates, who both play ruthlessly on the judges' weak points. The result is surprising. When Monica meets Chandler's teenager Summercamp-girlfriend Julie Graff, she makes him apologize for dumping Julie on account of her being overweight.
7The One with Ross' Library Book
16 Nov 2000Description ▼
Monica runs into Janice and Janice is shocked to hear that she is getting married to Chandler but invites herself and her boyfriend to the wedding. Ross' doctoral dissertation can be found at the library but when he goes to see it he finds out that the Palaentology section of the library is only used when students make out together. Therefore Ross decides to defend the area. Rachel and Phoebe find the perfect girl for Joey and he is really into her but she doesn't feel the same way. Chandler and Monica can finally get rid of Janice.
8The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs
23 Nov 2000Description ▼
It's Thanksgiving and the friends and Tag are preparing for dinner. Phoebe secretly keeps a dog she is watching for friends who went out of town in her room at Monica and Chandler's apartment. Everybody thought Chandler was allergic to dogs but the truth is that he hates dogs because he scared of them because you can never tell what they're thinking. Tag broke up with his girlfriend and Rachel is thinking about making a move. When Rachel tells Tag that she likes him he doesn't reply because he sees his car being stolen. Later on Rachel says he should just forget about what she said but Tag likes her too and they kiss.
9The One with All the Candy
07 Dec 2000Description ▼
Monica makes candy for their neighbours even though they don't know them. The neighbours love the candy and Monica becomes very popular in the building. Rachel and Tag try to hide their relationship at work but when Rachel writes a revealing evaluation as a joke and Tag sends it on to human resources without reading it, they have a problem. Ross finds out that Phoebe never owned a bike so he buys her the prettiest pink bike there is and teaches Phoebe how to ride. Tag and Rachel almost get fired but manage to solve the problem. TOns of people hang around the apartment waiting for more of Monica's candy so Chandler stands up for Monica and tells everyone to go away and leave her alone. Ross buys Phoebe training wheels.
10The One with the Holiday Armadillo
14 Dec 2000Description ▼
Phoebe brings in her late mother's Christmas memorial candy dish, shaped like a skull. Ben stays with Ross for the holidays who intends to teach his son about their Jewish heritage. He feels Ben is only exposed to Christmas traditions. Ross certainly makes his mark on Ben but the idea of a year without Santa sounds like a serious punishment. Chandler presumes that Rachel wants to stay living happily with Joey but Monica wants her to go back to Pheobes so gives Joey drums to drive Rachel out. That doesn't work so they try a tarantula which scares Joey but not Rachel who had one as a kid. Chandler's wait for a restaurant table means he might miss a theater performance; tipping the host doesn't work either as he can't find the paper money. Ross, wants to surprise Ben but can't rent any Christmas suit this late, so he invents Santa's Tex-Mex friend: the Holiday Armadillo. The Armadillo explains about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights but Chandler appears as Santa to help out Ross. Ross however was really connecting with Ben so asks Chandler to leave, until Monica asks him to keep the suit 'for later'! Rachel goes with Phoebe visit a renovated apartment, but it has been turned into a single-bedroom place.
11The One with All the Cheesecakes
04 Jan 2001Description ▼
Chandler and Rachel eat a cheesecake that was accidentally delivered to their door and it's the best cheesecake they've ever had. Another cheesecake gets delivered and they try to resist and drop it off to their neighbour that was supposed to receive it. Ross is invited to a cousin's wedding but Monica isn't. Monica is very upset because she was the girl's best friend when they grew up together so she gets Ross to take her instead of a date. Rachel and Chandler find the cheesecake untouched in front of the neighbour's door so they take it. Monica wasn't invited to the wedding because she used to date the groom. Phoebe meets David, the love her life, again but he lives in Russia.
12The One Where They're Up All Night
11 Jan 2001Description ▼
In the beginning, the 6 friends plus Tag are sitting on the roof looking for comets. Later, everyone goes inside except for Ross and Joey, who takes the tube that was holding the door open off. Ross and Joey are then locked on the roof until they get the idea to go down the fire escape. Phoebe's fire alarm keeps beeping and it won't stop. She eventually breaks the fire alarm and throws it down the trash chute. A fireman returns the fire alarm to Phoebe, who can't stop the fire alarm because the reset button broke off. Monica and Chandler can't sleep, so Chandler insists on having sex. Rachel realized that she forgets to mail something out at work, so she and Tag stop by the office. Rachel says she left them on Tag's desk, but she finds them on her own desk. She doesn't want to be proved wrong, so she makes Tag go check the copy room and then Rachel drops the papers in Tags desk.
13The One Where Rosita Dies
01 Feb 2001Description ▼
Rachel wants to have a place to sit in front of the TV but Joey tells her Rosita, the armchair, does not move. Rachel tries to move it anyway and breaks it in half. The Gellers sell their house and Monica and Ross have to take their childhood memories home but Monica's boxes were ruined in a flood. Phoebe starts working as a telephone sales woman and talks to Earl who want to kill himself. Chandler sits in the armchair and thinks he broke it so he secretly exchanges Rosita with his chair. Meanwhile Joey and Rachel went to buy a new armchair as well so now they have two. Rachel keeps the super cool new armchair while Joey is stuck with his normal old one. When Chandler finds out he didn't break Rosita he wants to take it back but Joey broke Chandler's chair in order to get Rachel's cool chair. Phoebe talks Earl out of killing himself. Monica's dad gives her his Porsche to say that he loves her just as much as he loves Ross.
14The One Where They All Turn Thirty
08 Feb 2001Description ▼
It's Rachel's 30th birthday and they all reflect on all their 30th birthdays. Rachel is really upset because according to her life plan she should already be with the One and she realizes that Tag could never be the man she would want to spend the rest of her life with.
15The One with Joey's New Brain
15 Feb 2001Description ▼
Joey's character on Day of Our Lives will finally come out of the coma after they transplant a woman's brain. The woman Jessica will live on in Drake's body so Joey asks the actress who plays Jessica (Susan Sarandon) to help him be Jessica. Ross will play bagpipes at Monica and Chandler's wedding as a surprise. Joey is seeing the actress playing Jessica but she will be doing a movie in Mexico.
16The One with the Truth About London
22 Feb 2001Description ▼
Rachel watches Ben for an hour and is a little scared because she's never been alone with him before. Rachel teaches Ben practical jokes to entertain him but everybody hates the pranks. Chandler and Monica try to choose a minister but can't find one so they promise Joey that he can marry them. Joey gets his minister certificate on the Internet and writes his speech including the story how Chandler and Monica got together. Chandler finds out that Monica actually wanted to sleep with Joey when she knocked on the door but Chandler was the only one there. Chandler is really upset and doesn't want Joey to do the wedding anymore. Joey talks to him about how Chandler and Monica are meant for each other and nothing could take that away and Chandler is happy to let Joey do the wedding. Ross and Ben play a prank on Rachel so she will stop teaching them to Ben.
17The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress
15 Mar 2001Description ▼
Monica takes the other girls to an overpriced store to choose her wedding dress, briefing as if they were in the military as bargain-hunters are far more ruthless then Rachel can usually handle. The worst shopper is Megan who grabs the dress Monica wants then blackmails her over booking of a particular swing band which is about the only thing Chandler really wants for the wedding. Ross and Joey independently meet and date Kristen Leigh while helping her move in. The rivals agree to let her choose after one date with each but they get so carried away cheating on the deal that she runs off altogether.
18The One with Joey's Award
29 Mar 2001Description ▼
Joey is nominated for a Soapy Award for his part on Days of Our Lives and Rachel is his date to the ceremony. Joey doesn't win the award but takes someone else's award home. Rachel convinces him to take it back because he can't be happy with an award he didn't win. One of Ross' students failed the midterms because he is in love with Ross and can't concentrate in class so Ross changes his grade. But now more students come to Ross pretending to be in love with him in order to get a better grade. When Rachel and Joey take the Soapy back the real winner just throws it away saying it's not good enough for her so Joey takes it back home. Monica really loves Chandler but it scares her that she will never have the rush of the beginning of meeting someone new again. Chandler reassures her and she realizes she is going to have a lot of new things with Chandler as well.
19The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin
19 Apr 2001Description ▼
Joey is tickled pink when he gets a Catholic Italian immigrant part in a rising director's next period film, until his agent tells him it has an essential full frontal nudity scene. Just as Monica has convinced him a movie career is worth showing his family jewels he finds out that the roles means he shouldn't be circumcised, which he is so Monica promises to attempt to make something that should help. Cousin Cassie Geller stays with Chandler and Monica until their wedding, but as the little girl has grown into a supermodel since they last saw her, Chandler's ogling requires her staying at Ross's apartment instead. Alas the incest factor doesn't stop them flirting hotly. Rachel and Phoebe remember that in two days they have to throw Monica a bridal shower. Arbitrarily calling people from her address book results in a weird crowd neither of them knows and they both forgot to invite the bride.
20The One with Rachel's Big Kiss
26 Apr 2001Description ▼
Rachel bumps into her old friend Melissa from college who she once kissed after drinking too much sangria. Monica has the seating chart for the wedding finished and Chandler is really sad that only about 10 guests are from his side. Chandler goes to see Rachel at Ralph Lauren's to choose a tux and picks the tux that Pierce Brosnan wore once and sent back. Chandler thinks he is the coolest until he finds out that Ross picked the tux worn by Val Kilmer in Batman. Phoebe doesn't believe Rachel that she made out with Melissa so she goes to dinner with them to ask Melissa about it. But unfortunately for Rachel, Melissa can't remember anything. To prove to Phoebe that she is wild Rachel kisses Melissa again and Melissa admits being in love with Rachel and remembering the kiss all the time. It turns out that Ross' tux was worn by Val Kilmer but not in Batman. Chandler finds a new tux - which was worn by Diane Keaton.
21The One with the Vows
03 May 2001Description ▼
Four weeks before their wedding, Monica and Chandler still have to write their vows but neither has a clue what to say, so they each get together with the boys and girls to reflect on key moments in their past together, even the embarrassing ones. The result pleases each gender group in exclusive preview: the girls weep, the boys laugh.
22The One with Chandler's Dad
10 May 2001Description ▼
Finding out she's the only one of the friends who never got to drive Monica's Posche, Rachel steals the car keys from Ross, who feels responsible so he jumps in before learning Rachel's license expired. They get stopped, twice, but flirting doesn't work with both officers. When Phoebe's studly boyfriend Jake bends over, Joey sees he wears lingerie. Phoebe tells Joey that they exchanged underwear and it takes a really confident man to dare doing so. Joey can't resist trying it himself. Chandler refuses to send a wedding invitation to his father, who made his entire youth hell by being such a shameless drag-queen, but Monica is determined to put family first and drags her groom to Las Vegas, where Chandler's dad has a drag show. When they are finally face to face, Chandler makes a decision.
23The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1
17 May 2001Description ▼
Joey unexpectedly gets a part in a movie about soldiers in World War I but his famous co-star Richard Crosby keeps spitting in his face for the sake of articulation. Ross makes everybody burst into laughter by threatening Chandler physically if he ever hurts his little sister. Chandler and Monica have their rehearsal dinner and after seeing his sexy celebrity mother and drag-queen dad, Chandler suddenly freaks out thinking about becoming "Mr. and Mrs Bing." He freaks out more when he hears the new answering machine message Monica recorded, so he writes a vague apology note and runs. Ross finds it and goes looking for Chandler while Phoebe and Rachel attempt to divert Monica, who is too wedding-high to notice soon anyway. Rachel and Phoebe find a positive pregnancy test in Monica's bathroom waste basket.
24The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2
17 May 2001Description ▼
While Rachel uses ludicrous excuses to slow Monica down before she notices he is missing, Ross and Phoebe find still missing him in his office. He is afraid that becoming 'the Bings' will spell marital misery, maybe as bad as his parents. Ross gets him to face things one at a time and he feels better. Later smoking in the hall, Chandler overhears the girls about Monica's pregnancy test, and instead of freaking out he gets her a present and decides a baby isn't too scary. Internet-minister Joey has a hard timing leaving the film set, where famous co-star Richard is hopelessly drunk, but arrives just in time, still in World War I trench uniform, to officiate. Without either notes, decorum or a clue about the proper order of the ceremony he still manages to marry the happy couple. After the ceremony, Monica denies having taken a pregnancy test, Rachel seems to know more.
1The One After I Do
27 Sep 2001Description ▼
Bride Monica emphatically denies the rumor of her pregnancy, which has even reached Ross. Rachel frantically fears and refuses to tell the truth, so Phoebe pretends to be the mother to be. But when she remembers she shouldn't be drinking alcohol and spits outs champagne Monica guesses the truth. Ordered to change from his World War I uniform costume, Joey can only find a white tennis kit to wear. Ross sees an attractive guest and changes the seating arrangement to sit with her, but mixes up numbers 6 with 9 landing instead at the kids table, on a chair which makes 'funny' noises. His 'date' is nonetheless impressed by his kindness to kids as he lets little girls dance' standing on his shoes, but his last 'partner' is built less like an angel.
2The One with the Red Sweater
04 Oct 2001Description ▼
Joey ordered a porn movie in his hotel room at the wedding venue and it appears on bills for every room. Chandler is happy to be married but Monica feels miserable no longer to be a bride, so she can't help herself and opens wedding presents without him. When Ross, who cleaned the reception venue he didn't pick up the disposable wedding photo cameras so all the pictures are gone. He fears Monica will make his and Chandler's life miserable so Ross suggests they fake at least some at another wedding. 'Pregnant' Phoebe was ready to accept Joey's wedding proposal, till Monica tells him that Phoebe is not the expectant mother. Joey finds a sweater which Phoebe considers a clue to the identity of the father. Knowing the truth, Joey also proposes to Rachel.
3The One Where Rachel Tells...
11 Oct 2001Description ▼
Even on honeymoon, Monica is pushy and is annoyed that Chandler wouldn't jump the queue at the airport check-in especially when the couple before them, also on honeymoon, get bumped up to first class. They try to sneak into the first class lounge, but are caught but at least she can nick an orange. Joey and Phoebe find Monica and Chandler have tricked them out of the keys of the master apartment; Joey hoped a false gas leak alert would make super Treeger use his key, but he makes a fireman use an axe and the wrecked door calls for a big lie. Rachel is finally ready to tell who the father is- the others say they already know, except daddy Ross, who thinks she just wants another passionate night with him. After blaming everything on the condom manufacturer, as he nor Joey ever read the notice they are only 97% safe, Ross promises Rachel full support and of course proposes- which she turns down as they aren't in love. She refuses to admit she won't cope on her own, although she can't even see their baby on the first ultrasound.
4The One with the Videotape
18 Oct 2001Description ▼
Chandler and Monica thought they made new friends on the plane home after their honeymoon, but apparently Greg and Jenny gave them a fake phone number. After six months without sex, Ross takes Joey's advice to get past as many bases as possible with his latest date. He had been recording his routine, but forgot to turn the video off when Rachel marched in and so recorded their decisive single night of passion. Just because Ross insists on destroying the tape, Rachel decides she wants the friends to see it, despite Ross's warning he won't be the most embarrassed one.
5The One with Rachel's Date
25 Oct 2001Description ▼
Phoebe dates Monica's sous-chef Tim and Monica doesn't fire him for Phoebe's sake. When Phoebe decides to dump Tim Monica can finally fire him. Rachel has a date with Kash, a co-star on Days of Our Lives. Ross thinks it's weird because whoever takes Rachel out, takes his baby out too. He always pictured that his next child would grow up in a happy family. Rachel's date was terrible because she made the mistake of mentioning she was pregnant. Ross reassures her it isn't so bad because when she has the baby she will love someone more than she ever loved anyone.
6The One with the Halloween Party
01 Nov 2001Description ▼
Monica and Chandler are having a costume party for Halloween. Phoebe bumps into Ursula who is getting married in a week and invites her in return for Ursula's invitation for the wedding. Phoebe really likes Ursula's fianc? Eric. Eric and Ursula only met two weeks earlier and Phoebe finds out that Ursula told Eric a lot of lies about herself. Phoebe tells him the truth about Ursula while Rachel is trying to be good with children by handing out candy and money after the candy is gone.
7The One with the Stain
08 Nov 2001Description ▼
Chandler hires a maid to clean the apartment and Monica promises to give her a chance. Eric broke up with Ursula and asks Phoebe out for lunch but he is still upset about Ursula and can't look at Phoebe without seeing Ursula. Rachel is looking for an apartment because she can't stay with Joey once the baby is here. Monica is very patient with the cleaning lady but thinks the girl stole her jeans and is wearing them. Monica remembers dropping ink and making a stain in the crotch of the jeans and tries to find out if they really are her jeans. Phoebe and Eric make out but then Eric accidentally has sex with Ursula thinking it's Phoebe and that's the end of Phoebe and Eric's relationship. Monica makes Chandler make a move on Brenda to see whether the jeans are stained or not. It turns out Rachel borrowed Monica's jeans but Brenda quit already. Joey doesn't want Rachel to move out so he builds a baby room in his apartment to show Rachel that it would work with all of them living there. Rachel decides to stay with Joey.
8The One with the Stripper
15 Nov 2001Description ▼
Chandler finds out that Monica had a bacholerette party with stripper even though they promised not to have bachelor/bachelorette parties. Rachel takes Phoebe to have dinner with Rachel's dad because she is afraid her dad will be really angry when Rachel tells him she's pregnant. Mr Green is delighted to hear he will be grandfather but freaks out when he finds out that Rachel isn't getting married so she just tells him Ross won't marry her. Monica feels bad about having had a bachelorette party so she organizes a bachelor party including a stripper for Chandler. Joey is the only "guest" at Chandler's bachelor party because Chandler is embarrassed and doesn't really want to have the party. The stripper comes a-knocking but turns out to be a hooker. Mr Green goes to see Ross to yell at him but unfortunately for Ross Mona is there too so they are both yelling at Ross. Rachel explains everything to her dad and Mona who makes up with Ross.
9The One with the Rumor
22 Nov 2001Description ▼
Will, an old friend of Ross' is in town and Monica invited him for Thanksgiving dinner. Will used to be really fat in high school and he really hates Rachel because she was horrible to him. Will shows his hatred and tells Rachel they had the "I-hate-Rachel-Greene-Club" in high school. The members of the club: Will and Ross! Their club spread a rumor that Rachel had both male and female reproductive parts. Everybody knew about the rumor and Rachel figures that's why certain guys wouldn't go out with her. It turns out that Rachel told everyone about how Ross made out with the old librarian and Ross is so upset he wants to be in the club again. Phoebe also joins the club because she's never been in a club. Monica tells them they're being childish and they should focus on the important things going on in their lives like having a baby together.
10The One with Monica's Boots
06 Dec 2001Description ▼
Monica buys really expensive but fabulous boots. Chandler wants to return them but Monica promises to wear them all the time and they'll be worth the money. Monica really does wear them all the time now but they hurt like hell. Joey's youngest sister Dina is pregnant and comes to Rachel for advice and they go tell Joey who gets really upset about it. Phoebe finds out that Sting's son is in Ben's class so she goes to see Sting's wife pretending to want to talk about Ben and Jack in order to get tickets to Sting's concert. It all ends in a restraining order for Phoebe.
11The One with Ross's Step Forward
13 Dec 2001Description ▼
Ross and Mona took pictures of themselves at the Rockefeller Center and now Mona wants to send the picture as a Holiday card to friends. Ross freaks out at the thought of them sending out Holiday cards together because they've only been dating a couple of months. Ross tries to have a conversation about their relationship and says all the wrong things and ends up giving Mona a key to his apartment. Chandler has to tell his boss that he split up with Monica in order to prevent that Monica has to have dinner with Chandler and his boss.
12The One Where Joey Dates Rachel
10 Jan 2002Description ▼
Phoebe gives Chandler and Monica a late wedding present: the game Ms Pac-Man. Chandler plays it all day long to be better than Monica and Phoebe. Rachel misses dressing up for romantic dates so Joey promises to take her out. They have a wonderfully romantic date pretending they're not roommates and they get to know each other a whole new level. Monica and Phoebe have to try to beat Chandler's top scores because Ben is coming over to play and Chandler put dirty words as names for the top scores. Joey has a crush on Rachel and feels weird about it.
13The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath
17 Jan 2002Description ▼
After his openhearted evening with Rachel, Joey finds it impossible to go back to thinking about her as just a friend, yet he can't talk about it, not even to Chandler. As Joey rambles, only shutting up when Phoebe enters make Monica concludes he must be in love with Phoebe. Considering baby names, parents to be Ross and Rachel find no word in common except 'veto'! They agree not to ask the child's sex, yet Ross notices the gynecologist takes a peak, sod asks the doc afterward. After Chandler was unable to understand why Monica loves taking an elaborate bath, she lures him into trying a perfect combination of scents and salts by incorporating a model navy 'boat' and he's hooked, enough to steal her next bath by jumping in before she can. When Joey barges in the bathroom, the boat gets a more modest purpose.
14The One with the Secret Closet
31 Jan 2002Description ▼
Chandler discovers that there is one closet in their apartment that has never been opened. Monica claims that there's nothing important inside, only "feminine stuff". Chandler has his doubts about it, and he even thinks that Richard, Monica's ex boyfriend, is locked inside. Meanwhile, Rachel is having contractions and Joey takes her to the hospital. Ross begins to feel that he is missing all the good things about Rachel's pregnancy. Joey, who continues to fight with his feelings about Rachel, finds out about Ross's situation, and tells to Rachel she should move in with Ross. Monica asks Phoebe for a massage, but they'll find themselves in a very uncomfortable situation, when Phoebe discovers the "sexual sounds" that Monica makes during the session. Later, Chandler finally opens the closet and finds out that Monica has her own "chaotic space", as all obsessive-compulsive people do.
15The One with the Birthing Video
07 Feb 2002Description ▼
It's Valentine's Day, and everyone wants to spend it romantically. Monica wonders whether to choose red or black lingerie and gets an opinion from her brother! Phoebe leaves a video tape for Rachel, with a very suggestive title, so she can appreciate the miracle of birth from an extremely graphic point of view. When Chandler arrives he sees the video on the table and reading the title he thinks that is a porn movie from Monica for Valentine's Day. When he sees the video, he is impressed by the scene of a woman having a baby. Meanwhile, Phoebe gives Joey a happy dog for one day, in order to help him with his depression about Rachel's moving. Ross continues to have communication problem with Mona, as she doesn't know that Rachel is living now with Ross. Things got even more complicated when Mona arrives to celebrate Valentines Day with Ross, and sees Rachel quite settled there. Rachel leaves them alone, and goes to Monica and Chandler's department, where she sees the birthing video and concludes that having a child isn't as bad as people say. Finally, Joey decides he will have a serious talk with Ross about his feelings for Rachel.
16The One Where Joey Tells Rachel
28 Feb 2002Description ▼
Ross freaks out when Joey tells him that he is in love with Rachel because Ross is afraid that they will get married and raise his kid together. Phoebe dates a guy called Don, who she thinks is Monica's soul-mate and introduces Don to Monica to see what will happen. Monica and Don get along perfectly. Ross goes to tell Joey that he doesn't hate him and Joey promises to never act on his feelings for Rachel because he won't jeopardize his friendship to Ross. But when Ross realizes that Joey really is in love for the first time he tells Joey to tell Rachel. When Joey tells Rachel it is clear that she doesn't feel the same way about Joey and they both start crying.
17The One with the Tea Leaves
07 Mar 2002Description ▼
Chandler and Monica are happy together - their worst problem is his habit to put CDs in the wrong box and their different taste in music. Rachel is desperate to get back at good terms with Joey, so she takes Monica's advice to change the subject to something work-related. However in another uncomfortable conversation she manages to convince Joey that her boss, Mr. Zelner, wants to buy her baby. When Phoebe resumes reading tea leaves, she sees that she'll meet the man of her dreams soon, and takes that to be Jim, who she keeps bumping into. However she soon finds he isn't quite that nice, and may be too crazy even for her! Ross is determined to get his favorite pink ('light salmon shade') shirt back from Mona's, so he sneaks in with the key, and dives behind the couch when she enters with a studly new lover...
18The One in Massapequa
28 Mar 2002Description ▼
Everyone is preparing for the 35th Wedding Annyversary of Jack and Judy Geller. For this event, Monica wants to make the toast instead of Ross, and she's considering talking about the subject of Chi-chi, the family dog. Phoebe's date is an extremely enthusiast man, Parker who likes to make a big fuss about everything. He starts with Rachel, telling her about the "miracle of birth." In the party everyone starts to make jokes about Parker and his ridiculous comments about the freeway, the city and after he takes a "mental picture" of the moment. Phoebe hears their jokes and gets angry, arguing that she has never criticized them and that Parker's enthusiastically way of see life isn't all bad. But eventually she realizes that Parker indeed makes a big fuss of everything: the plates, the food, the oysters, the place. Joey tries to convince her that there's nothing wrong about Parker and encourage her to have a good time with him. Later, Monica's toast is a big mess, because she starts to talk about Chi-chi. Jack and Judy ask Ross to say some words, which are very touching as always, making Monica feels frustrated. At home, Phoebe tells Parker that he's like "Santa Claus with Prozac". They have a fight, but excited Parker finishes asking "Isn't this the greatest fight that you ever had?"
19The One with Joey's Interview
04 Apr 2002Description ▼
Joey is trying to solve a crossword in a soap opera magazine. Rachel is helping him to finish it, when Joey tells to their friends that he will be interviewed for an article about "Days of Our Lives". Everyone is very excited about it, but they're worried about Joey and his habit of saying the first thing that comes into his head. However, they promise to be near Joey during the interview, which takes place in the cafeteria. There, Joey tells the reporter about his life, while we see some flash-backs of old episodes, and rediscover Joey's affection for "healthy" food, exercise, his unquestionable "masculinity", and so on. But when Joey's about to say something wrong, everyone rushes in and stops him. Then Joey talks about his friend and who could be the best one.
20The One with the Baby Shower
25 Apr 2002Description ▼
Monica throws a baby shower for Rachel. The party is nice and everything goes well, until Phoebe tells Monica that there will be a stripper. Meanwhile, Joey is practicing for a casting to become the host of a new game show named Bamboozled. Ross and Chandler invite Joey to play basketball but he needs to practice for the casting and asks for some help. Chandler gets very uncomfortable because he feels like a fool, pretending to be a contestant, while Ross is enjoying it. Monica gets nervous because Rachel's mother arrives and she claims to have been invited in the last hour. Mrs Green tells Rachel that she will move with her for 8 weeks when the baby comes but Rachel doesn't like the idea and claims that she will be able to manage everything because has read some books. But when she opens her presents and sees all the strange items for newborn, she freaks out and concludes that indeed will need her mother's help.
21The One with the Cooking Class
02 May 2002Description ▼
Monica and Joey end up taking a beginner's cooking class when they go to confront a teacher who gave Monica's restaurant a bad review. Ross meets a cute sales clerk when he and Rachel go shopping for baby supplies. Phoebe helps Chandler prepare for a job interview.
22The One Where Rachel Is Late
09 May 2002Description ▼
Rachel is getting tired of being pregnant and is in a bad mood, wanting the baby to arrive. The gang are scared of Rachel's temper, but they show great tolerance to her. Joey's big movie premiere is going to take place that night. Everyone except Rachel wants to go, but Estelle tells Joey that she only has one ticket because she sold the rest on Ebay. Joey picks Chandler because of all the support that he has given to his career. Later, Monica and Phoebe are betting about the date that Rachel's baby will born. Meanwhile, Joey and Chandler are in the movie premiere and towards the end Joey sees that Chandler has fallen asleep. Angry, Joey asks Chandler some questions about the movie. Chandler doesn't answer any of them, and Joey confronts him about falling asleep. Joey is disposed to pay back all the money that Chandler lent to him. him. Later, Rachel and Ross are visiting the doctor and they ask for some home remedies that help to induce labor. The doctor says that there're many, like spicy food, taking long walks, an the most effective - having sex! Rachel wants to try everything, even sex, but Ross has his doubts about having sex with Rachel. At home they're trying them all and Rachel starts to flirt with Ross but when he finally gives in Rachel's waters break.
23The One Where Rachel Has the Baby: Part 1
16 May 2002Description ▼
Ross and Rachel go to the hospital to have their baby but it's a long labor. They get stuck in a semi-private room and many other couples come and go before Rachel is ready to deliver, the last couple being Janice and her new husband. Chandler and Monica decide to start trying to have a baby.
24The One Where Rachel Has the Baby: Part 2
16 May 2002Description ▼
After 21 hours Rachel is finally ready to go to the delivery room and baby-girl Geller Green is born and her name is Emma! Janice comes to see Rachel and Janice says she admires Rachel for her strength to raise the child on her own. When Rachel says she isn't alone because she has Ross, Janice tells her that Ross won't stay around forever and might meet someone else. Suddenly, Rachel feels very alone and she tries to talk to Ross about the kiss they had. Ross doesn't want to have a relationship with Rachel anymore because if it doesn't work out it would really hurt Emma and he and Rachel are doing fine as things are now. Joey comes to comfort Rachel and she accidentally thinks Joey is proposing to her!
1The One Where No One Proposes
26 Sep 2002Description ▼
Joey bends over to pick up Ross's wedding ring in front of Rachel. In fact, the ring was giving to Ross by his mother, in order to propose to Rachel. Ross is thinking seriously about the matter. However, Rachel thinks that Joey has proposed her and Joey tries to explain her that he only had the ring by mistake. It's too late though, because Rachel has said yes to Joey. Every time he tries to explain, someone enters to the room and interrupts. Monica is talking about trying to conceive a baby to Chandler and they make out in a janitor's room. Jack Geller, hearing all the noises inside, opens the door in order to snoop and sees his daughter and Chandler making out. Phoebe thinks that Ross has proposed to Rachel after she sees Rachel wearing the ring. Ross is confused, because he never has proposed to Rachel.
2The One Where Emma Cries
03 Oct 2002Description ▼
Rachel is home, Emma is crying and Rachel doesn't know what to do. Phoebe and Monica are helping her, but nothing works to calm down Emma. Meanwhile, Chandler is falling asleep at work, because he has been suffering from insomnia. Chandler falls asleep when his boss is asking about who will take a new position in Tulsa. She asks Chandler about it, but as he was sleeping he says yes after waking up, without knowing what is going on. Ross is angry with Joey because of the mix up with proposing and he is ignoring Joey. Meanwhile, Monica calms down Emma, talking to her gently and singing her. Rachel is surprised and Phoebe is anxious to leave. Chandler arrives at Ross's apartment with news for Monica: they're moving to Tulsa. Of course, Monica gets angry but she can't yell with Emma sleeping. Joey tries anything to make up with Ross, even telling Ross that he is allowed to punch him on the face. Ross does try to hit Joey on the face, but he ducks and Ross breaks his thumb, hitting a steal column at the coffee house.
3The One with the Pediatrician
10 Oct 2002Description ▼
Joey and Phoebe are planning to have a dinner in a restaurant and they arrange to get dates for each other. Looking at his address book, Joey finds out that he only has only girl's telephone numbers. He promises Phoebe to find her a male companion for that night. At the Coffee House Joey simply shouts the name "Mike" in order to see if someone responds. A Mike responds and Joey tells him the plan. Meanwhile, Monica has been offered a job in a great restaurant. She's afraid of telling Chandler that she wants to take this job, as it is in Manhattan meaning couldn't move with Chandler to Tulsa. Everyone finds out that Ross stills visits his pediatrician, Dr. Genttleman. He even likes to ask for a sucker when he's leaving doctor's office. At the restaurant, things get complicated, because Joey tells Phoebe that he and Mike are friends from the high school leading to much improvisation, but Phoebe discovers that Mike is a total strange. Chandler understands that Monica has a great professional opportunity in the restaurant. He tells Monica that she should accept the job, despite the fact that they won't see each other too much. Next day, Mike is at the coffee house and he finds Phoebe to apologize about the other night. Everyone gathers to say goodbye to Chandler in the apartment. Monica tells Chandler that he's the most important thing in her life.
4The One with the Sharks
17 Oct 2002Description ▼
By commending her slick flirting, Ross accidentally makes Phoebe realize she never had a serious long-term relationship, so she breaks down to tears and gets obsessive about her present date, Mike Hannigan. Ross talks to Mike, unfortunately making him wary. For once, Joey is picked up by a girl, Hayley, who thinks he's inexperienced at dating, but at her places he feels sure he dated her already. Joey is shocked she could have forgotten about 'always memorable' sex with him, until he notices her roommate Poppy. Monica flies to Tulsa to surprise Chandler, but outside his hotel-room hears him excited, apparently about sharks.Dating expert Rachel assures her men have have the weirdest turn-ons, she treats her man to a sharks nature documentary...
5The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner
31 Oct 2002Description ▼
Phoebe plans her birthday dinner, but only the ever hungry Joey is on time. Phoebe holds a table for six for over an hour while the waiters want them to move as party of six is waiting. Chandler was unable to resist smoking again when everybody else did during a meeting at his Tulsa job, which makes Monica furious. However she's determined to have sex on the last ovulation day in her monthly cycle. Rachel and Ross locked themselves out before his mother Judy arrives to babysit and Rachel's absurd baby disaster fantasies reach new heights. By the time everybody arrives at the restaurant Phoebe is totally fed-up, while Joey could eat a herd of horses, and gets surprisingly close...
6The One with the Male Nanny
07 Nov 2002Description ▼
Phoebe feels really bad because she meets her ex David, the scientist who moved to Minsk, behind Mike's back. Chandler feels threatened when he hears from Joey that Rachel thinks her colleague Jeffrey is about the funniest man she knows. After interviewing candidates as nanny for baby Emma, Sandy is obviously ideal, a natural to work with children, including instant fan Joey, with one single flaw: Ross can't handle it's a he, and not even gay.
7The One with Ross's Inappropriate Song
14 Nov 2002Description ▼
Joey earned too much money to keep hiding it, so Monica suggests investing in real estate, such as Richard's apartment for sale; Chandler accompanies him, and they find a videotape marked Monica... After some coaching from slick ideal daughter in law Rachel, Phoebe has her first dinner with boyfriend Mike's classy parents and some boring acquaintances, but despite a phony British accent she's too much herself not to shock and disgust, yet Mike sticks with her, and more... Ross is the first to get baby daughter Emma to really laugh, but Rachel is shocked to hear he did it by singing a saucy rap about big buttocks; nevertheless, she's more envious...
8The One with Rachel's Other Sister
21 Nov 2002Description ▼
Its Thanksgiving Day (again) and Amy, Rachel's middle sister, shows up to spend the night with her friends. Amy is a materialist and insensitive girl, who hasn't even congratulated Rachel for Emma's birth. She asks Rachel if she can spend the day with her. Rachel agrees but knows the dinner will be a nightmare because Amy won't connect with Emma or with Rachel's friends. She's also a big-mouth who remembers Ross as a crazy guy who had a crush for Rachel, and remembers Monica as a fat girl who always was following Rachel. Before dinner, Amy comes up with a festive dilemma: if Rachel and Ross die, who will care for Emma? They tell Amy that if something like that occurs, Monica and Chandler will care for Emma. Amy gets mad with Rachel and Ross, arguing that she has never been a good sister with her. The discussion continues at dinner, where another issue begins: Monica's new china. Nobody is allow to damage Monica's china, who asks them all to be gentle with it. However, the discussion about Emma's hypothetical adoptive parents continues and now Chandler becomes upset because if Monica dies Ross's parents will care for Emma, not him. Amy and Rachel end up fighting and Chandler tries demonstrates his father-like qualities by separating them. Monica's china is in danger of shattering so she keeps it inside its box, but later Chandler goofs and smashes it in pieces.
9The One with Rachel's Phone Number
05 Dec 2002Description ▼
Rachel is ready to start hanging out again and concludes that she is tired of waiting that something happens between she and Ross. So Rachel and Phoebe decide to go out one night to a bar. Chandler and Joey have two tickets for the Knicks that night but Chandler lies to Joey saying he isn't coming to New York, because he prefers to spend the night with Monica who doesn't know anything about the Knicks' game. When Chandler arrives from Tulsa, Monica is waiting him wearing a sexy lingerie. Problems start when Joey sees that Monica is behaving suspiciously and wearing sexy lingerie and Joey suspects that Monica has a man inside the apartment and is cheating on Chandler. Joey calls Chandler telling that maybe Monica is having an affair and he should come quick. Meanwhile, Joey tries to manage the situation with a baseball bat. Chandler hides when Joey enters looking for Monica's lover. While Rachel and Phoebe are in the bar, Ross and Mike will spent the night at Ross's apartment, drinking beer and talking. But talking is going to be a little bit complicated, because after a few minutes they won't have anything to talk about. At the bar, two guys approach to talk with Rachel and Phoebe and after having a few words with them, Phoebe explains that she has a boyfriend. Rachel however says that she's free. One of the guys asks Rachel for her telephone number. She gives him the number but later she regrets it, afraid that Ross will answer the phone. Chandler has to confess Joey that he has lied to him, because he wanted to spend the night with Monica, afraid that Joey wouldn't understand. Offended, Joey says that he isn't too dumb to understand something like that. Tired, Mike decides to get away from Ross's apartment but Phoebe calls and ask him to return and intercept all the phone calls. Chandler apologizes to Joey and promises never lie to him again. Ross answers a phone call from the man from the bar, but he doesn't tell Rachel about it.
10The One with Christmas in Tulsa
12 Dec 2002Description ▼
Everybody is sad, most of all Monica as Chandler must spend Christmas and New Years in Tulsa, where his staff is all depressed they can't be with their families. He arranged for head office to send a bonus, but even that's another bummer: donations in their name to the New York ballet. After reminiscing about Christmases spent with the Friends, he sends everyone home anyway. Only the second in the hierarchy, Claudia, stays. However she has just the wrong voice and age for Monica not to get sort of jealous when she calls, and also start reminiscing about romance with Chandler, who ends up making a snap decision of surprising magnitude...
11The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work
09 Jan 2003Description ▼
Monica wants a baby so desperately that she keeps talking about sex to Chandler, even when Ross is there. Since Chandler is unemployed, she helps him find ideas, and organizes a meeting between Chandler and someone who works in advertising. Chandler is excited about advertising, and keeps making up "slogans" about random objects, but he is also worried that he won't be earning any money for some time, and wonders whether it is the right moment to have a baby. Ross and Rachel take Emma to Ralph Lauren's to introduce her to everyone, but Rachel discovers that a guy called Gavin is replacing her during her maternity leave. She is convinced that Gavin is trying to steal her job, so she decides to come back to work two weeks early. Since Phoebe is short on cash, Joey gets her a job as an extra on "Days of our Lives", but she has difficulties understanding that she is only an extra, not a major character.
12The One with Phoebe's Rats
16 Jan 2003Description ▼
Since Rachel didn't see it in her, Ross got to hire a hot nanny for Emma, Molly. When Joey sees her, his lady killer instinct kicks in. Mike is disgusted to find a rat in Phoebe's flat. In eliminating her 'house friend' Bob may only mean a new home but 'oops', the trap snapped already. Bob must have been Roberta as there are seven rodent orphans. Rachel has to share her office with the higher ranking stud Gavin, who is immune to all her tricks and always gets the better of her. And then he turns up at Rachel's birthday party Monica invited both of them to, to Ross's horror...
13The One Where Monica Sings
30 Jan 2003Description ▼
Monica sings at Mike's bar, and everyone likes her singing. Later, Phoebe learns that the only reason they think she is good is because they can see through her shirt. Ross tries to move on after seeing Gavin and Rachel kissing. Rachel finds out that he kept a message from that guy at the bar away from her. Rachel decides to move in with Joey again. Joey must get a waxing for his eyebrows to get a part, but chickens out after he gets one eyebrow done. Chandler was able to fix his eyebrows so they look somewhat normal.
14The One with the Blind Dates
06 Feb 2003Description ▼
As they think Ross and Rachel should get back together with Emma, Joey and Phoebe, when asked to fix them up with blind dates, plan to make those so horrible they'll run back. Phoebe does a great job: Steve is so unattractive he even makes himself cry; Joey found his own nightmare woman, a history teacher, not realizing she risks looking ideal to Ross, but she stands Ross up, making him the object of bets by the waiters how late he will leave. Chandler and Monica accepted to babysit Emma, but him being bored without a job and she ovulating, their sex drive gets the better of them, so Joey finds the baby 'exposed to perversion' next to the bedroom...
15The One with the Mugging
13 Feb 2003Description ▼
Joey is delighted to get an audition for a stage-play directed by the legendary Leonard Hayes, who also stars in the lead; when he's only allowed to finish his performance because a female producer has the hots for him, but pleases Leonard because of his tortured expression, he decides to reproduce its cause: a bursting blather and bulge full of liquids, which must come eventually come out again. When a robber who just took Ross's wallet at gunpoint is recognized by Phoebe as her street friend Lowell, she admits to have been a mugger herself, and soon remembers one of her nerdy teenage victims was Ross, then a comics fan, from whom she took his backpack containing the sketches for his own nerdy superhero "Science Boy". Chandler gets and aces his own audition, for an unpaid intern job as writer in a publicity firm, where he is considered the old dude, but proves wit transcends generations by elaborating the only bright idea for a product which rather appeals to childish Joey, sneakers on roller blade wheels.
16The One with the Boob Job
20 Feb 2003Description ▼
When Monica and Chandler both ask Joey for money not wanting the other that they are asking, Chandler sees that Joey gave money to Monica. Joey makes up that Monica is getting a boob job. Phoebe asks Mike to move in with her, but decides not to when she and Mike argue about their future. Rachel tempts to baby-proof the apartment, but makes Joey go insane when he can't open anything.
17The One with the Memorial Service
13 Mar 2003Description ▼
When Chandler and Ross joke around on their college website, Ross is accused of being dead which leads to the fact that he was not popular in college. Joey is not willing to give his favorite stuffed animal, Hugsy, to Emma. Monica helps Phoebe not call Mike.
18The One with the Lottery
03 Apr 2003Description ▼
Everyone except for Ross goes to Connecticut to buy lottery tickets. When everyone is fighting over how much money they each are going to get, Phoebe accidentally drops all the tickets over the balcony. Emma says her first word and Ross thinks it is not a real word, but it is. Chandler waits for a call to get a new better paying job.
19The One with Rachel's Dream
17 Apr 2003Description ▼
Joey is insecure now his Days of Our Lives character Dr. Drake Ramore is getting real dialog, so he asks Rachel to come along to the set, which she loves enough to get romantic dreams, but about Drake, Joey or both? Monica's fancy restaurant Javu is doing great, so she's flat out, too badly to accept joining Chandler on a surprise trip he booked to Vermont. When Phoebe comes sing her gross songs outside Javu, Monica tries to tell her nicely it's inappropriate, lacking style, but Phoebe just gets fancier dress; once told the truth, she starts a nasty row... Meanwhile Chandler couldn't get a refund, so he takes Ross along, who gets high on maple candy and shows Chandler how to take revenge when they are told no reservation was booked and must take a $600 suite, technically without stealing, by stocking up on absurdly greedy quantities of everything hotels supply guests, worse then even Monica ever did...
20The One with the Soap Opera Party
24 Apr 2003Description ▼
Joey secretly plans a party for Soap Opera Stars because Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel always embarrass him every time they meet a star. Rachel finds out about the party and tells everyone else, except for Chandler is waiting for them at theater to see a play. Ross meets a woman named Charlie and invites her to the party. Monica and Rachel are going bananas when they are meeting all the stars. Ross is scared when Charlie describes all of her former boyfriends. At the end, Rachel is looking for Joey and Ross is looking for Charlie. They find them kissing.
21The One with the Fertility Test
01 May 2003Description ▼
After trying and not yet being able to conceive a child, Monica and Chandler decide to get tests done at a fertility clinic, where they run into Chandler's favorite ex, Janice. Rachel receives a gift certificate to get a free massage at a chain massage center. Phoebe chastises Rachel for even thinking about going to a massage chain, which she feels takes away business from independent massage therapists like herself. Phoebe does not tell Rachel however that she actually works at this specific massage chain. Although Rachel says she won't go and even tears up the gift certificate, she later tapes it back together, goes for her free massage and gets Phoebe as her masseuse. In the progress of Joey and Charlie's relationship, Joey discusses with Ross his feelings that Charlie may be too smart for him. As Charlie wants to go to the "Met" (not to see "The Mets" as Joey originally assumes), Ross coaches Joey on the layout of the museum and on certain paintings on a planned route through the museum.
22The One with the Donor
08 May 2003Description ▼
When Joey hears that his girlfriend Charlie is an insecure shopper, he volunteers expert Rachel, who dreads being alone with her, so she makes sure Phoebe comes along, by saying she needs a dazzling outfit for the party she's going to just to save face as her ex Mike is coming too. Gynecologist Dr. Connelly tells Chandler and Monica they should keep trying the natural way, but realistically consider a surrogate mother -a nightmare for Monica- or donor sperm insemination, so Chandler invites his 'perfectly eligible' colleague Zach for dinner; they scare him with endless health and genealogy questions, yet Monica has another objection... Ross hopes to be the key note speaker at a paleontology convention on Barbados thanks to his spectacular theory, but it makes professor Sherman, who can get it for him, literally fall asleep. After embarrassing misunderstandings in the shop, Phoebe bumps into David, who is back from Minsk, for good...
23The One in Barbados: Part 1
15 May 2003Description ▼
Chandler gives advice to David, but that makes David want to propose to Phoebe. Although Phoebe is still in love with Mike. Monica calls Mike who shows up there right in the middle of David's proposal. Mike proposes instead. Phoebe gets back together with Mike, but doesn't accept his proposal. Monica's hair gets all poofy after getting off the plane. Charlie and Ross enjoy themselves when rewriting Ross's speech. Rachel keeps changing her mind on when to tell Joey that she has feelings for him.
24The One in Barbados: Part 2
15 May 2003Description ▼
To the other friends' fury, it keeps raining except during Ross's speech, which to their amazement is a big hit with the paleontologists. Joey's scientific ignorance decides Charlie to turn her favor to Ross, then they must flee the other academics who intend by tradition to throw the key note-speaker into the pool. Chandler and Phoebe knew better, but Mike accepts to play table tennis against ever-obsessive fluffy monster Monica; when she gets injured, Chandler jumps in and crushes Mike. Rachel can't hide her feelings for Joey anymore, so when he sees Ross and Charlie kiss...
1The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss
25 Sep 2003Description ▼
Monica, Chandler and Phoebe find out that they can hear through the walls in their hotel rooms. Monica and Chandler cover the wall where they can hear Joey and Rachel kissing, and Phoebe covers the wall where Charlie and Ross are kissing. Both couples put their relationships on hold while they wait to talk to the other before proceeding. On the plane home, Ross tells Joey about him and Charlie, but Joey doesn't tell Ross about him and Rachel. Monica decides to get rid of her poofy hair by getting corn rows. Back in New York, Ross walks in on Rachel and Joey kissing.
2The One Where Ross Is Fine
02 Oct 2003Description ▼
Ross deals with finding out about Rachel and Joey's relationship almost as well as when he found out about Monica and Chandler. Ross invites Rachel and Joey to a dinner party with him and Charlie. At dinner, Ross gets drunk quickly and embarrasses himself. Rachel and Charlie go home which leaves Joey taking care of Ross. In the morning, Joey and Ross talk and Ross says he will get used to Joey and Rachel. Frank Jr. and his kids come to town and he asks Phoebe to have one of them, but he is not willing to give up any of them. Chandler and Monica visit friends of Phoebe's who adopted a son but Chandler accidentally reveals to their son that he was adopted after which he tells Frank Jr.'s kids that Phoebe gave birth to them which they also did not know.
3The One with Ross's Tan
09 Oct 2003Description ▼
Joey and Rachel consider themselves ready for lovemaking, but their hands strangely refuse to deliver normal service: she keeps slapping him, he is unable to undo her bra, a standard model, which he normally can handle with only one hand. Ross is envious of Monica's tan, so he goes to the studio to get sprayed himself, but messes up the simple instructions so he ends up dark on the front and lily-white on the back. Meanwhile Phoebe and Monica are annoyed by their old friend Amanda Buffamonteezi and her fake British accent, so they decide to ignore her calls, without telling Chandler...
4The One with the Cake
23 Oct 2003Description ▼
On Emma's first birthday, Rachel won't let the party start until Emma gets up. Then the cake ends up looking like part of the male anatomy so Rachel & Ross go to New Jersey to get a new cake. When Ross and Rachel get back, the others are playing with Emma's toys.
5The One Where Rachels Sister Babysits
30 Oct 2003Description ▼
Monica and Chandler let Joey write a letter of recommendation for adoption, but they find out that he sent the letter written in pen. The adoption agency thinks a kid wrote it. Rachel's sister, Amy, visits again, and moves in with Joey and Rachel. Phoebe keeps ruining Mike's chances of proposing. While watching Emma, Amy gets Emma's ears pierced.
6The One with Ross' Grant
06 Nov 2003Description ▼
Monica and Rachel fight over who gets Phoebe's ugly painting. Joey gets mad at Chandler for lying about watching his audition tape. Ross can get a big grant, but Charlie's ex-boyfriend is in charge of it. He bribes Ross for the grant if he gets Charlie back. Charlie breaks up with Ross to get back together with her ex-boyfriend.
7The One with the Home Study
13 Nov 2003Description ▼
Ross refuses to allow Rachel to pass on her irrational fear of playground swings to their daughter since her hair got caught in one and, 'far worse,' had to be cut off unevenly. He takes them both to the park where he has to face his fear of spiders in exchange for getting get Rachel to try a swing it after seeing Emma enjoy it. Monica thoroughly clears away everything that might scare off Laura, the social worker from the adoption agency, but Joey, who promised to turn up in case she's impressed by a TV 'celebrity', once dated Laura and never called back as he always falsely promises... Meanwhile After trying on Monica's veil, Phoebe changes her mind about having donating her wedding day budget to the New York Children's Fundand so drags groom Mike along to seduce the foundation's clerk she supposes is gay to convince him into refunding, then feels guilty again...
8The One with the Late Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2003Description ▼
Monica wasn't even volunteering to cook her annual Thankgiving feast this year, but accepted to please Phoebe, helped only by Chandler, whose culinary talent doesn't reach further then washing cranberries; they have a fit when everybody is nearly an hour late. Phoebe entered Emma for a Tristate baby beauty contest; Rachel was dead against in principle, but changed her mind as radically when hearing first prize is $1,000, and when dad Ross finds out that's not different. Ross got three prime tickets for the New York Rangers, and promised Chandler not to go as they would be late for Monica's dinner, but sneaked off with Joey anyway. Monica and Chandler are so mad they lock everybody out, just peeking in with the chain bolted, and Joey's head gets stuck. Suddenly an unexpected phone-call changes Monica's mood completely...
9The One with the Birth Mother
08 Jan 2004Description ▼
After Rachel confirms Joey is more mature in relationships, Phoebe presents him to another friend as date, Sarah, who fails alas to respect his primordial rule by touching food in his plate. Ross wants fashion advice for his date, so Rachel and Phoebe take him shopping, but after he left the choosing to professional buyer Rachel he accidentally ends up wearing her stuff, despite Joey's 'jealous' warning. Monica let the gang get her hopes up when Chandler and she fly to on adoption agency in Ohio. The pregnant mother, Erica, likes them- but only because their files got mixed up with a doctor and a female minister; Monica throws everything at playing the reverend part, but Chandler tells the truth, so Erica calls it off; Monica's pressing on only makes it worse, but Chandler explains privately...
10The One Where Chandler Gets Caught
15 Jan 2004Description ▼
Chandler and Monica have decided they want to raise their offspring in a suburb house, and even find a perfect one in Westchester. Rachel and Phoebe see Chandler enter the house with his realtor Nancy, and think he's cheating with her on Monica. After that misunderstanding is cleared, the other Friends are shocked the couple wants to leave Manhattan, and everybody starts reminiscing about living in New York as a gang, till Nancy calls about their bid on the house...
11The One Where the Stripper Cries
05 Feb 2004Description ▼
Phoebe's bachelorette party has no strippers, and Phoebe wanted one. So Rachel and Monica find a stripper, but he has to be at least 50 years old. Joey appears on "Pyramid." Chandler and Ross go to a college reunion, and they recall what they did in 1987. Chandler tells Ross that he kissed Rachel at a party and Ross gets upset with Chandler because that was the night he kissed Rachel for the first time. It turns out that Ross didn't kiss Rachel that night, that he really kissed Monica.
12The One with Phoebe's Wedding
12 Feb 2004Description ▼
Monica is driving Phoebe insane as she plans Phoebe's wedding. At the rehearsal dinner, Phoebe gets really upset with Monica and fires her. The next day, Phoebe is going through hell doing Monica's job. Chandler and Ross find out that they are not included in the wedding and when one of Mike's groomsmen can't make it, Mike lets Phoebe decide who should take the role. Phoebe passes the decision to bridesmaid Rachel however Mike makes his dog, Chappy, the missing groomsman. Joey is playing Phoebe's dad during the ceremony, and he takes it too seriously. There is a giant blizzard which threatens the event, but Phoebe and Mike decide to get married still when the blizzard stops. Phoebe gives Monica her job back. Chappy can't walk on the snow, so Ross carries him. The minister can't make it, so Joey volunteers to marry Phoebe and Mike & Chandler then plays Phoebe's father.
13The One Where Joey Speaks French
19 Feb 2004Description ▼
Ross accompanies Rachel to Long Island after Rachel's father has a heart attack. Rachel wants to have sex with Ross but he rejects her and they make a promise never to sleep together again. Erica comes to town and Monica and Chandler find out that the baby's father might be a shovel killer. Phoebe, back from her honeymoon helps Joey prepare for an audition by teaching him how to speak french. Joey does not progress well, even on the first line, and Phoebe says he will never learn french, and running out on their lessons.
14The One with Princess Consuela
26 Feb 2004Description ▼
When Phoebe goes to get her name changed she realizes she can change it to anything she wants, so she changes it to Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. When Mike suggests he changes his name to Crap Bag, Phoebe gets his point and changes her name to Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan. Chandler finds out that Monica never changed her last name. Monica and Chandler take Joey to their house to convince him it is a good move he tries to find anything wrong with the house so they wouldn't buy it. Rachel goes to a job interview at a restaurant but her current boss is sitting right beyond her. She does not get the new job and loses her job at Ralph Lauren. When cleaning out her office, she bumps into Mark who takes her for dinner to discuss a job offer for her.
15The One Where Estelle Dies
22 Apr 2004Description ▼
[Continuing from the previous episode...] After getting back from a dinner with Mark, Rachel tells everyone that she got a job offer in Paris. Ross tries to get Ralph Lauren to hire Rachel back, and it works, but she still wants to go to Paris because they boosted her salary. Ross goes back to Ralph Lauren to get Rachel a raise. He succeeds, but she still wants to go to Paris, so Ross tells Ralph Lauren that she does not want to come back to work. Joey, upset that everything is changing, finds out in a weird way that his agent has died.
16The One with Rachel's Going Away Party
29 Apr 2004Description ▼
As Rachel prepares to move to Paris, Monica throws a going-away party for her. Rachel privately talks to everyone during the party except for Ross. Ross gets upset, and tells her that he at least deserves a goodbye because of their history. Rachel goes over his apartment, and tells him the reason she did not say goodbye was because it was too hard. That he was more important to her than the others. Then they share a romantic kiss. Meanwhile, Joey and Chandler are putting packing around their head, and hitting each other. Chandler finds handcuffs in the guest room, and assumes they are Monica's, Phoebe's, or Rachel's. They turn out to be Monica and Ross's grandma's handcuffs.
17The One with All the Other Ones: Part 1
06 May 2004
18The One with All the Other Ones: Part 2
06 May 2004
19The Last One: Part 1
06 May 2004Description ▼
Erica has gone into labor, three weeks early and Chandler has a hard time getting along with Erica when left alone in the delivery room with her. Meanwhile, Ross and Rachel slept together and Ross realizes that he still loves her and wants to be with her. Erica delivers, but there is one big surprise - there are two babies. After Erica delivers the second baby, Monica and Chandler decide to name the girl, Erica, and the boy, Jack. Ross chases Rachel to the airport with the help of Phoebe but they end up going to the wrong airport. Joey had bought Monica and Chandler a duck Jr. and chick Jr. as a going away gift. Monica finishes the packing.
20The Last One: Part 2
06 May 2004Description ▼
Ross and Phoebe race to the other airport, afraid they are not going to make it in time to catch Rachel. Phoebe calls Rachel, and tells her there is something wrong with the "left phalange" which creeps out the rest of the passengers so everyone gets off. Ross and Phoebe get to the correct airport but Rachel has just boarded again. Phoebe screams as loud as she can, and Rachel comes back out. Ross tells Rachel he loves her, but she gets on the plane anyway. Meanwhile, Chick Jr and Duck Jr are stuck inside the foosball table, and Monica volunteers to break the table. When Ross gets back to his apartment, he finds a message that Rachel had left him. She says that she is trying to get off the plane. Ross listening to this, does not know that Rachel is standing beyond him and they finally get back together. Monica and Chandler pack the final things in their apartment, and leave their keys, along with the rest of the gang who produce keys. Monica & Chandler, their twins, Joey, Pheoebe , Rachel & Ross all go downstairs to have one more cup of coffee in Central Perk.
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