Friends Episode Guide -- Single Document Version
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Num Title Original Air Date
101 Pilot 09/22/94
102 The One With the Sonogram at the End 09/29/94
103 The One With the Thumb 10/06/94
104 The One With George Stephanopoulos 10/13/94
105 The One With the East German Laundry Detergent 10/20/94
106 The One With the Butt 10/27/94
107 The One With the Blackout 11/03/94
108 The One Where Nana Dies Twice 11/10/94
109 The One Where Underdog Gets Away 11/17/94
110 The One With the Monkey 12/15/94
111 The One With Mrs. Bing 01/05/95
112 The One With the Dozen Lasagnas 01/12/95
113 The One With the Boobies 01/19/95
114 The One With the Candy Hearts 02/09/95
115 The One With the Stoned Guy 02/16/95
116 The One With Two Parts, part 1 02/23/95
117 The One With Two Parts, part 2 02/23/95
118 The One With All the Poker 03/02/95
119 The One Where the Monkey Gets Away 03/09/95
120 The One with the Evil Orthodontist 04/06/95
121 The One with Fake Monica 04/27/95
122 The One with the Ick Factor 05/04/95
123 The One with the Birth 05/11/95
124 The One where Rachel Finds Out 05/18/95
Num Title Original Air Date
201 The One With Ross' New Girlfriend 09/21/95
202 The One With the Breast Milk 09/28/95
203 The One Where Heckles Dies 10/05/95
204 The One With Phoebe's Husband 10/12/95
205 The One With Five Steaks and and Eggplant 10/19/95
206 The One With the Baby on the Bus 11/02/95
207 The One Where Ross Finds Out 11/09/95
208 The One With the List 11/16/95
209 The One With Phoebe's Dad 12/14/95
210 The One With Russ 01/04/96
211 The One With The Lesbian Wedding 01/18/96
212 The One After the Superbowl, Pt. I 01/28/96
213 The One After the Superbowl, Pt. II 01/28/96
214 The One With The Prom Video 02/01/96
215 The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know 02/08/96
216 The One Where Joey Moves Out 02/15/96
217 The One Where Eddie Moves In 02/22/96
218 The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies 03/21/96
219 The One Where Eddie Won't Go 03/28/96
220 The One Where Old Yeller Dies 04/04/96
221 The One With The Bullies 04/25/96
222 The One With Two Parties 05/02/96
223 The One With The Chicken Pox 05/09/96
224 The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding 05/16/96
Num Title Original Air Date
301 The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy 09/19/96
302 The One Where No One's Ready 09/26/96
303 The One With The Jam 10/03/96
304 The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel 10/10/96
305 The One With Frank, Jr. 10/17/96
306 The One With The Flashback 10/31/96
307 The One With The Racecar Bed 11/07/96
308 The One With The Giant Poking Device 11/14/96
309 The One With The Football 11/21/96
310 The One Where Rachel Quits 12/12/96
311 The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister01/09/97
312 The One With All The Jealousy 01/16/97
313 The One Where Monica and Richard Are Friends 01/30/97
314 The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner 02/06/97
315 The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break 02/13/97
316 The One The Morning After 02/20/97
317 The One Without The Ski Trip 03/06/97
318 The One With The Hypnosis Tape 03/13/97
319 The One With The Tiny T-Shirt 03/27/97
320 The One With The Dollhouse 04/10/97
321 The One With a Chick. And a Duck. 04/17/97
322 The One With The Screamer 04/24/97
323 The One With Ross's Thing 05/01/97
324 The One With The Ulitmate Fighting Champion 05/08/97
325 The One At The Beach 05/15/97
Num Title Original Air Date
401 The One With The Jellyfish 09/25/97
402 The One With The Cat 10/02/97
403 The One With The 'Cuffs 10/09/97
404 The One With The Ballroom 10/16/97
405 The One With Joey's New Girlfriend 10/30/97
406 The One With The Dirty Girl 11/06/97
407 The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line 11/13/97
408 The One With Chandler In A Box 11/20/97
409 The One Where They're Going To PARTY! 12/11/97
410 The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie 12/18/97
411 The One With Phoebe's Uterus 01/08/98
412 The One With The Embryos 01/15/98
413 The One With Rachel's Crush 01/29/98
414 The One With Joey's Dirty Day 02/05/98
415 The One With All The Rugby 02/26/98
416 The One With The Fake Party 03/19/98
417 The One With The Free Porn 03/26/98
418 The One With Rachel's New Dress 04/02/98
419 The One With All The Haste 04/09/98
420 The One With All The Wedding Dresses 04/16/98
421 The One With The Invitation 04/23/98
422 The One With The Worst Best Man Ever 04/30/98
423 The One With Ross's Wedding, part 1 05/07/98
424 The One With Ross's Wedding, part 2 05/07/98
Num Title Original Air Date
501 The One After Ross Says Rachel 09/24/98
502 The One With All The Kissing 10/01/98
503 The One With The Triplets 10/08/98
504 The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS 10/15/98
505 The One With The Kips 10/29/98
506 The One With The Yeti 11/05/98
First Season Plots
- Rachel leaves Barry at the alter and moves in with Monica. Monica goes on a date with Paul
the wine guy, who turns out to be less than sincere. Ross is depressed about his failed marriage.
Joey compares women to ice cream. Everyone watches Spanish soaps. Ross reveals his high school crush on Rachel.
102 The One With the Sonogram at the End
- Ross finds out his ex-wife is pregnant, and he has to attend the sonogram along with Susan.
Ugly Naked Guy gets a thigh-master. Ross and Monica's parents come for dinner, which stresses Monica out.
Ross and Rachel console each other. Rachel returns the ring to Barry, who is much less upset about the
break-up than expected.
103 The One With the Thumb
- Ross discovers the fate of his childhood pet, Chichi. Chandler starts smoking again; when the group complains,
he diverts their attention to their own faults. Phoebe gets money she doesn't want; she complains and gets more; she
gives it away and gets a can of soda in return... which contains a thumb. The beverage company gives
her $7000. Monica's new boyfriend (Alan) is a hit with her friends, but Monica's not too sure.
104 The One With George Stephanopoulos
- Ross, upset about it being the anniversary of his first time with Carol, goes to a hockey
game with Chandler and Joey and gets a puck in the face; they end up at the hospital, where Ross
reveals that Carol is the only woman he's even been intimate with. Rachel gets a visit from
her old friends, which depresses her about her life. The women have a slumber party, which isn't
very fun until they spy on George Stephanopoulos.
105 The One With The East-German Laundry Detergent
- Chandler and Phoebe decide to break up with Janice and Tony on the same
night; Phoebe's goes really well but Chandler has a harder time. Ross arranges
to do laundry with Rachel and Monica; Monica cancels, leaving just the two of
them; Rachel reveals she's never done laundry before... and accidentally dyes
all her white clothes pink. Joey wants his ex-girlfriend (Angela) to break up with her
boyfriend (Bob), so he arranges for Monica and him to double date with them... but
he tells Monica that Angela and Bob are siblings. Ugly Naked Guy lays kitchen tile.
Janice buys Chandler Bullwinkle socks. Rachel is so happy about her laundry experience
that she kisses Ross.
106 The One With the Butt
- Everyone attends Joey's new musical, Freud! While there, Chandler
meets a beautiful and exotic woman, Aurora, and begins dating her. Joey gets
picked up by the Estelle Leonard Talent Agency, which gets him a job as Al Pacino's
butt double. However, he loses the job by overacting. Rachel cleans the apartment
by herself for the first time; however, she moves the green ottoman, which starts
Monica obsessing. Chandler finds out Aurora is married and already has
another boyfriend. When she picks up still another, Chandler isn't sure he can take it.
107 The One With the Blackout
- New York City is blacked out (due to a mishap on Mad About You). Chandler is
trapped in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre. The rest of the gang hangs out at Monica and
Rachel's apartment. Ugly Naked Guy lights a bunch of candles and has a slight accident.
While trying to share his feelings with Rachel, Ross is attacked by a cat. While searching
for the cat's owner, Rachel and Phoebe meet "the Weird Man", known in later episodes as
Mr. Heckles. He tries to claim the cat, but it obviously isn't his. The cat turns out to
belong to Paolo, an Italian hunk who lives in the building and doesn't speak much English.
108 The One Where Nana Dies Twice
- Chandler finds out a lot of people think he's gay when they first meet
him; he tries to find out why. Paolo gives Rachel calls and shoes from Rome.
Ross and Monica's grandmother dies... twice; At the funeral, Joey watches a
football game on a portable TV; Ross falls into an open grave and hurts his
back, then gets a bit loopy on muscle relaxers. Monica tries to deal with her
109 The One Where Underdog Gets Away
- Joey poses for a health poster, but later finds out he's become the V.D.
poster boy. Ross finds out Susan is reading to the unborn baby and decides he
must, too. Ross and Monica plan their own Thanksgiving dinner because their
parents are away; Phoebe joins them, because she celebrates with her grandmother
and her grandmother's boyfriend... in December... because he's lunar; Joey joins
in because his family thinks he has V.D.; Monica has to make three kinds of
potatoes. Chandler plans to boycott Thanksgiving because his parents announced
their divorce on that day; Rachel has plans to go to Vale to be with her family.
The Underdog balloon breaks free during the parade; everyone goes to the roof
to watch but they get locked out of Monica's apartment; the dinner is burned and
Rachel misses her flight. Everyone ends up eating Chandler's cheese sandwiches
and Funyuns for Dinner. Ugly Naked Guy has Thanksgiving dinner with Ugly Naked
Gal, and there's Ugly Naked Dancing.
110 The One With the Monkey
- Ross gets a monkey named Marcel. Everyone makes a pact not to bring dates to their New
Years Eve Party. While performing at Central Perk, Phoebe confronts some noisy boys and
ends up dating one of them: David, Scientist Guy. Their relationship develops well
until he gets offered a grant to go to Minsk, and doesn't know what to do. Everyone
breaks the no-date pact except Ross; Phoebe brings David, Joey brings Sandy, someone he met
while working as an elf in a department store; Rachel plans to bring Paolo, who's flying
in earlier than expected; Chandler snaps and asks Janice; Monica invites Fun Bobby;
Ross just brings Marcel. However, no one ends up with their date (or monkey) at midnight.
111 The One With Mrs. Bing
- Monica and Phoebe distract an attractive guy who then gets hit by a car
and ends up in a coma; they both take care of him in the hospital but begin
getting very competitive and possessive over him. Chandler's mom (who embarrasses
Chandler with her forwardness) is on Jay Leno and then pays Chandler a visit. Paolo
returns from Rome. Mrs. Bing takes everyone out to dinner... and ends up kissing Ross.
Mrs. Bing gives Rachel advice on writing romance novels. Ross tells Chandler about the
kiss and convinces him to confront his mother about his feelings.
112 The One With the Dozen Lasagnas
- Everyone hums the theme from The Odd Couple. Monica is stuck with
a dozen lasagnas because she didn't know they were supposed to be vegetarian.
Paolo and Rachel prepare for their first weekend away together; Paolo makes a
pass at Phoebe, which ends his relationship with Rachel. Phoebe makes the best
oatmeal-raisin cookies in the world. Joey and Chandler have to get a new table,
but can't agree on which one; they end up with a foosball table; Monica rules the
foosball field. Carol finds out the gender of the baby, but Ross doesn't want to
know... even though everyone else knows.
113 The One with the Boobies
- Chandler accidentally walks in on Rachel after a shower and sees her breasts,
leading to a series of shower peepings. Phoebe's new psychiatrist boyfriend, Roger,
depresses and angers everyone. Joey finds out his dad has been having an affair with Ronni,
a pet mortician, for six years; he insists his dad either break it off or confess, but it turns out
his mom already knew--and didn't want it to stop.
114 The One with the Candy Hearts
- Ross goes on a date with a Kristen, a woman from his apartment building; Carol and Susan show up at the same
restaurant; Susan gets paged and leaves; Ross pays so much attention to Carol that he doesn't even notice his date
has gone. Joey can't go out with his date, Lorraine, unless he brings a friend for her friend; Chandler agrees to go,
but the date turns out to be Janice; Somehow they end up together again; Janice buys Chandler candy hearts for Valentines
Day; Chandler breaks up with her--again. Phoebe, Monica, and Rachel have a cleansing ritual to rid themselves of bad luck
with men, which turns into a small fire; Fireman guys come to the rescue.
115 The One with the Stoned Guy
- Chandler gets offered a promotion at work but turns it down because he doesn't like his career; his boss, however,
keeps offering more money until Chandler accepts; he spends the day showing off his new office to Phoebe and his night
working late. A client of Phoebe's needs a new head-chef, so Monica auditions for him; unfortunately, he's stoned and the
evening is a disaster. Ross goes out with Celia, a woman from the museum, who wants him to talk dirty; it's a skill he
hasn't quite mastered... at first.
116 The One with the Two Parts, part 1
- Chandler and Joey meet Ursula, Phoebe's twin sister; Joey begins dating Ursula, but that bothers Phoebe, who doesn't
get along with her sister very well. Ross attends Lamaze class with Carol and Susan; Carol isn't sure she can go through
with the delivery; Ross realizes he's really going to be a father. Chandler can't bear to fire an employee he's attracted to,
so he starts to date her and tells everyone else she's mentally unbalanced, so it isn't safe to fire her; she begins to notice
people treating her oddly, so Chandler has to come clean. Ross has trouble controlling his monkey, Marcel, who switches Monica's
TV into Spanish mode; no one can figure out how to switch it back. Mr. Heckles could have cats. Jamie and Fran (from Mad
About You) make an appearance in Central Perk. Rachel finally gets around to taking down the Christmas lights, but falls off
the balcony in the process, and ends up hanging upside down outside Mr. Heckles' window.
117 The One with the Two Parts, part 2
- Monica takes Rachel to the hospital; Rachel has no insurance, so she and Monica switch identities--a tricky situation that
is made worse when two cute doctors (guest stars George Clooney and Noah Wyle) ask them on dates; Monica and Rachel start arguing and end up listing all their worst qualities
in front of their dates. Ross worries about whether he can be a good father; he seeks comfort from his friends and advice from his
father. Joey continues to date Ursula, which interferes with his friendship with Phoebe--he misses her birthday; however, when Ursula
stands Joey up and won't return his calls, Phoebe talks to her and finds out she isn't even planning to tell Joey it's over; Phoebe
pretends to be Ursula so she can let him down nicely--a ruse which doesn't last. Marcel chokes on scrabble tiles and has to be rushed
to the hospital; Ross realizes he can cope with the responsibilities of parenthood. Ugly Naked Guy has a hula-hoop.
118 The One with All the Poker
- Rachel, tired of being a waitress, sends out resumes; she gets an interview with Saks Fifth Avenue. Ross pines for Rachel.
The girls decide they want in on the guys' poker games; reluctantly, the guys accept. The girls don't do so well, but they want
a rematch. Monica's competative side comes out... she may have thrown a plate once during a Pictionary game, but she insists
it was an accident. Monica inlists the help of her Aunt Iris to give them some poker tips; the girls still don't do so well.
Then at the third game, the girls are going down again. Rachel gets some bad news about the job for which she's been interviewing,
and gets aggressive at cards; she taunts Ross into a high stakes hand... and he lets her win because he wants to see her happy.
119 The One Where the Monkey Gets Away
- Rachel finds out Barry is engaged to Mindy, her former bridesmaid; she begins to show interest in dating again, so Ross
decides to ask her out. However, before he gets the chance, she loses Marcel while monkey-sitting, which temporarily drives a
wedge between them. Mr. Heckles is missing a waffle and saw Regis Philbin once. Rachel, not knowing Marcel is a illegal exotic
animal, calls Animal Control; the animal-catcher turns out to be Luisa, who went to high-school with Monica and Rachel. Luisa's
memories of high school aren't favorable toward Rachel, so she decides not to cut them any breaks. While looking for Marcel,
Joey and Chandler meet some hot girls (Samantha and Tia) with a broken radiator. Luisa tries to shoot Marcel with a tranquilizer but hits Phoebe
instead. A delivery of bananas leads everyone to Mr. Heckles apartment; he claims the monkey as his own until Luisa shows up.
Rachel pleads with Luisa to let Ross keep Marcel, but it's only the threat of reporting her for shooting Phoebe that convinces
her. Ross and Rachel finally sit down for some wine, but before Ross can ask Rachel out, Barry shows up, saying he's still in love with her.
120 The One with the Evil Orthodontist
- The gang argues the virtues of Mr. Peanut and Mr. Salty. Someone is peeping into the
apartment building with a telescope; Joey discovers it's a woman, and that she's very
complimentary. Ugly Naked Guy gets gravity boots. Chandler has a good first date with Daniel
and then obsesses about trying to call her again without seeming too needy. Rachel ends up
sleeping with Barry instead of telling him to get lost; but after she and Mindy (Barry's fiance')
get together and talk, Rachel decides Barry is evil. Joey has a one-track mind after Rachel mentions
that her best friend, Mindy, taught her to kiss. Ross does a crossword puzzle.
121 The One with Fake Monica
- Monica's credit card is stolen; after seeing the credit card statement,
Monica decides the thief lives her life better than she does. She meets 'Fake
Monica' at a dance class which was charged to her card, and suprisingly they
become friends. As Mononna, she and Fake Monica have a great time... until Fake
Monica is arrested. Ross' monkey, Marcel, reaches sexual maturing and starts humping
everything in site; Ross has to find a zoo in which to put his pet. Joey tries to
chose a stage name.
122 The One with the Ick Factor
- Rachel has sex dreams--first about Chandler, then Chandler and Joey, and
finally about Ross. Phoebe looks for supplemental income, and works part time as
Chandler's secretary. This leads to Chandler's discover that the people at the
office don't like him anymore... and they even mimic his unique way of talking.
Monica dates Ethan, a younger man who turns out to be even younger than she thought;
she breaks up with him because it's just too icky. Ross gets a beeper so Carol
can page him when she goes into labor; after several false alarms, he gets beeped
for the real thing, and everyone heads to the hospital.
123 The One with the Birth
- Everyone arrives at the hospital for Carol's delivery. Ross and Susan fight; Rachel flirts with the
doctor... for a while; Phoebe sings and makes a lot of sense; Joey helps a single mother
(Lydia) give birth; Monica yearns for a baby of her own; Chandler tries to comfort her,
but isn't totally successful. The baby is named Ben, after Phoebe.
124 The One Where Rachel Finds Out
- Joey participates in a fertility study, but things get hard when he has
to avoid intimacy with Melanie, his new fruit-basket-making girlfriend. The gang
has a barbecue, but Ross only shows up long enough to drop off Rachel's birthday present
and announce he's going to China to get a bone for the museum. Later, while Rachel opens
her presents, Chandler lets slip that Ross is in love with her; she goes to the airport to
catch him before he leaves, but just misses him. While he's gone, she debates what to do
do. Finally, she decides to go for it and goes to the airport for his return. Unknown
to her, however, Ross has become involved with another woman during his week in China.
Second Season Plots
201 The One With Ross' New Girlfriend
- Rachel, ready to reveal her feelings to Ross, meets him at the airport;
her plans fall apart, however, when she finds out about his new girlfriend, Julie.
Chandler, already feeling guilty about revealing Ross's feelings to Rachel, now feels
worse that he encouraged Ross to forget about her. The gang watches Sumo Wrestling.
Phoebe gives Joey and Chandler haircuts; Monica wants one, too. Phoebe is reluctant because
of Monica's picky nature, but finally gives in. Monica wants a cut like Demi Moore;
unfortunately Phoebe confuses "Demi" with "Dudley". Chandler needs a suit made,
and Joey refers him to the family taylor; while getting measured for pants,
Chandler gets a little more attention than he bargained for. Ross sickens everyone
(especially Rachel) with his constant gushing for Julie. In Rachel's depression, she sleeps
with Paolo again.
202 The One With the Breast Milk
- Carol breastfeeds Ben, causing Joey and Chandler discomfort. However, even stronger
reactions occur when Ross is taking care of Ben and Phoebe checks the temperature of the
bottled breast milk by tasting it. Julie invites Monica to go shopping; Rachel finds out
and feels betrayed. Joey's status as the Bijan Cologne Man is threatened when his department
store hires someone to be the Hombre Man. Rachel tries to be nicer to Julie, but is less
203 The One Where Heckles Dies
- Chandler breaks up with a woman because her nostrils are too big--yet another
superficial reason to avoid a real relationship. Mr. Heckles complains again about
the noise--it's disturbing his birds (he could have birds). Phoebe, Rachel, and Joey
impersonate Janice. Mr. Heckles dies, apparently while hitting his ceiling with a broom
because of the noise from above. Phoebe doesn't believe in evolution, which bothers Ross
enough that he feels he has to convince her of the theory. Rachel and Monica inherit
all of Mr. Heckles earthly possesions; while clearing out his apartment, they discover
that Heckles was quite a funny guy in his time. Chandler is upset to find how much he has
in common with Mr. Heckles, and in his determination not to die alone, he calls Janice...
only to find out that she's married and pregnant. While trying to decide which of Heckles'
things to keep, Rachel realizes that Monica doesn't consider the apartment to be "their" apartment.
204 The One With Phoebe's Husband
- Phoebe, it turns out, is married to a gay man who needed a green card and she's still in love
with him but he wants a divorce and he's not gay. (Friends or Melrose Place? :-)
205 The One With Five Steaks and an Eggplant
- Chandler has a date with a mysterious "Jade" who leaves a message on his
machine by mistake; Monica gets a promotion and some free steaks in the deal;
Joey, Phoebe, and Rachel are upset that the others do so many expensive
things like Hootie and the Blowfish concerts; Ross has a birthday.
206 The One With the Baby on the Bus
- Ross has an allergic reaction to Monica's kiwi lime pie, leaving
Joey and Chandler to their version of "Adventures in Babysitting."
Meanwhile, Rachel tries to break bad news to Phoebe regarding
Phoebe's gig at Central Perk.
207 The One Where Ross Finds Out
- Rachel decides to move on with the rest of her life but a
misplaced phone call jeopardizes her decision, bringing both Rachel
and Ross to a crossroads; Monica becomes Chandler's personal trainer;
Joey offers Phoebe some advice on relationships.
208 The One With the List
- Ross, trying to decide between Rachel and Julie, makes a list of pros and cons which Rachel reads.
209 The One With Phoebe's Dad
- Phoebe finds out her father is still alive; Ross tries to get back on Rachel's good side;
A Christmas party is held.
210 The One With Russ
- Rachel begins dating a guy who looks and acts just like Ross; Fun Bobby isn't so fun without alcohol; Joey quits acting.
211 The One With The Lesbian Wedding
- Carol and Susan decide to get married and Ross has a hard time with it;
Rachel's mom pays her a visit and drops a bombshell; Phoebe gains the spirit of a deceased woman.
212 The One After the Superbowl, Pt. I
- Ross goes off in search of Marcel, his Monkey; Joey begins dating a
fan who thinks he and his Days of our Lives character are one and the same;
Phoebe sings for children and angers parents (but starts dating the man who
213 The One After the Superbowl, Pt. II
- The quest for Marcel leads to a movie set; Monica tries to go
after Jean-Claude Van Damme; Chandler meets a make-up artist and Joey
has a break.
214 The One With The Prom Video
- Ross and Monica's parents drop off some keepsakes including a video
of Monica and Rachel's prom double date; Rachel discovers in that video
something about Ross she finds irresistible; Joey gives Chandler an ugly
gold bracelet as thanks.
215 The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know
- Ross and Rachel... you know;
Monica gets reacquainted with an old family friend; Joey and Chandler get new chairs they can't leave.
216 The One Where Joey Moves Out
- Rachel and Phoebe get tattoos; Monica sees her parents do something she'd
rather not have seen; Joey decides to move out.
217 The One Where Eddie Moves In
- Chandler gets a new roommate; Ross gets on Monica's nerves by being around so much;
Phoebe makes a video for "Smelly Cat";
218 The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies
- Monica & Richard and Ross & Rachel have their first fights;
Joey gets killed off of "Days of our Lives"; Chandler's new roommate wears out his welcome.
219 The One Where Eddie Won't Go
- Chandler's new roommate won't move out; Now that Joey is out of work he can't
afford his rich lifestyle; The women read a women-empowerment book.
220 The One Where Old Yeller Dies
- Phoebe discovers that her mother never let her see the sad endings to movies;
Richard tries to be more like the guys; Rachel is mad at Ross for having planned out the rest of their lives.
221 The One With The Bullies
- Bullies won't let Ross and Chandler use the Couch in Central Perk; Monica gets addicted
to playing the stock market; Phoebe tries to visit her father again.
222 The One With Two Parties
- Rachel's parents are getting a divorce and in order to keep her parents apart, the gang
ends up throwing two simultaneous birthday parties for Rachel.
223 The One With The Chicken Pox
- Phoebe has an out of town visitor and they both get Chicken Pox; Monica is bothered that
Richard is nowhere nearly as neurotic as she is; Joey gets a job at Chandler's company and makes
224 The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding
- Rachel deals with Barry's wedding; Monica and Richard discuss their future; Joey
needs to practice kissing another guy for a part he wants to get in a play.
Third Season Plots
301 The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy
- Monica is dysfunctional because of her breakup with Richard. Joey can't stand having
Janice around all the time; she invites him on a "day of fun" so they can get to know each other.
Ross and Rachel talk about their fantasies; Rachel then tells Phoebe and Monica about Ross's Princess
Leia fantasy. Phoebe helps Monica try to relax. Ross and Chandler share personal information,
which leads to some unpleasant side effects for Ross. Mr. Geller shows up and comforts Monica.
302 The One Where No One's Ready
- Ross has an important night but no one else is ready to go. Joey and
Chandler fight about chairs and clothes. Joey spills humus on Phoebe's dress.
Monica hears an old message from Richard and thinks that it might be new; she
leaves him a message which she then tries to erase, but just makes it worse.
Rachel can't decide what to wear; Ross gets angry and Rachel decides not to
go... unless he drinks the fat.
303 The One With The Jam
- Joey falls while jumping on the bed and dislocates his arm. Monica tries
to stay busy to keep her mind off Richard. First, she makes a lot of jam, which
Joey loves. Second, she begins screen sperm donors--and runs into Joey's file.
Phoebe is followed by her sister's stalker (Malcolm)... then starts dating him.
Chandler seeks advice on relationships from Rachel and Ross. Ross secretly tells
him about the "hug and roll"--a maneuver designed to end the cuddling and give
you some space. Chandler tries it out but ends up dumping Janice on the floor.
304 The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel
- Joey appears in an infomercial for the Milk Master 2000. Phoebe
forgets to tell Joey about an audition... but makes it up to him by calling the
casting director and pretending to be an agent; Joey asks her to represent him
full time. Ross has a hard time accepting that his son plays with a Barbi doll;
he tries to get him interested in more masculine toys. Chandler is scared of
the "tunnel" of commitment until Joey convinces him to face his fears... but then
Chandler overdoes it and scares Janice away for a while. Monica and Rachel welcome
Chandler to "their side of the tunnel" and console him with ice-cream.
305 The One With Frank, Jr.
- Joey gets carried away with a mailbox project and ends up building an
entertainment center--then gets sidetracked on Monica's bathroom floor. Phoebe
hangs out with her half-brother, Frank Jr., in hopes of getting to know him
better; he misunderstands when she tells him she gives people "massages and
stuff". The gang all consider what five celebrities would be on their "freebie
list"--people they can sleep with without anyone getting upset; Ross finally
narrows his list down by eliminating Isabella Rossellini... then he bumps into her.
306 The One With The Flashback
- Prompted by a question from Janice, the group has a flashback revealing events which
occurred three years earlier: Chandler searches for a roommate; Cute Naked Guy puts on
weight; Phoebe secretly moves out of Monica's apartment; The bar is closing to make way for
a coffee shop; Mr. Heckles could play the oboe; Rachel contemplates her upcoming marriage to
Barry; Mr. Heckles could be Chandler's new roommate; Ross is happy that Carol has found a
new friend -- Susan; One of the lifeguards dismantles a nuclear device; "Almost" relationships
are revealed between Joey and Monica, Monica and Chandler, Chandler and Rachel, Ross and
307 The One With The Racecar Bed
- Monica and Phoebe shop at the store owned by Janice's soon-to-be-ex-husband,
and Monica ends up with the wrong bed. Rachel and Ross have dinner with her father,
which doesn't go well; the next day at brunch, Ross and Dr. Green find something to
bond over. Gunther broods over Rachel. Joey Teaches a class--"Acting for Soap Operas".
While trying to return the bed, Joey and Monica see Janice kissing her husband.
308 The One With The Giant Poking Device
- Phoebe avoids going to the dentist because whenever she goes, someone dies.
Joey tells Chandler about Janice kissing her husband, and Chandler confronts her. She must
chose between the two men she loves; it looks like she might choose Chandler, but he decides
he can't be responsible for breaking up her marriage. Ross has an emergency at the museum,
so Rachel takes care of Ben; Monica bangs Ben's head. Ugly Naked Guy has a new hammock, and looks
awfully still; the gang fashions a very long poking device out of chopsticks so they can make sure
he's not dead. Gunther continues to brood over Rachel.
309 The One With The Football
- The girls cook while the guys watch a football game on TV; all six decide to play football
together. Monica and Ross compete for the "Geller Cup." Joey and Chandler compete for a
Dutch girl. Rachel goes long. Phoebe flashes the other team.
310 The One Where Rachel Quits
- Gunther re-trains Rachel on how to be a waitress; she realizes it's time to quit working at the
coffee shop. Ross accidentally breaks a little girl's leg, and ends up selling Brown Bird Cookies
for her so she can go to Space Camp. Monica's childhood cookie habit returns. Joey gets a job
at a Christmas tree lot. Phoebe tries to come to terms with the cruelty of having a Christmas
311 The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister
- Joey astounds the gang with a card trick. Chandler, depressed over his break-up with Janice, fools around with
one of Joey's sisters at Joey's birthday party; but afterward can't remember which sister; he visits the Tribianni family, hoping
to figure it out, but only gets himself into trouble--by kissing the wrong one. Rachel meets Mark, who gets her an interview at Bloomingdale's;
Ross worries about Mark's motives. Phoebe dates the noisy guy from upstairs, who seems to charm himself out of any situation.
312 The One With All The Jealousy
- Rachel has her first day on the job; Ross continues to be jealous about Mark.
Chandler arranges a bachelor party for his cousin. Joey gets an audition for a
Broadway musical, but he can't dance. Gunther pines for Rachel. Monica falls
for Julio, a co-worker at the diner who writes a poetry; he writes a poem for Monica which
isn't very flattering. Ross and Ben have a play date with the stripper from the
bachelor party, which makes Rachel jealous.
313 The One Where Monica And Richard Are Just Friends
- Monica and Richard have a chance meeting in a video store and decide to see each other as friends--but
it doesn't stop there. Phoebe dates Robert, a jock whose shorts are a little too revealing; Ross and
Chandler don't know how to tell him. Joey and Rachel read each other's favorite books: The Shining and
314 The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner
- Phoebe's former singing partner performs at Central Perk and asks Phoebe to get back
together with her; they eventually do, but soon have problems. Chandler meets a woman in
the men's room and asks her out; coincidentally, Joey used to date her--until an unfortunate
incident occurred. Ross continues to struggle with Rachel's career and her involvement with Mark.
315 The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break
- Phoebe dates a diplomat who doesn't speak english; she convinces Monica
to double with them so the translator will have a date. Chandler and Joey gawk
at the Xerox girl, who invites them both to a dance club. Ross interrupts
Rachel's late night emergency at the office, leading to a fight; Rachel wants to
take a break. Ross goes to the club and ends up kissing the Xerox girl.
316 The One The Morning After
- Rachel is sorry about her fight with Ross; meanwhile, Ross wakes up with the Xerox girl; Chandler and
Joey convince Ross not to tell Rachel; Ross tries to make sure Rachel doesn't find out. Monica and Phoebe
try out a "painless" leg waxing kit. Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and Monica get stuck in Monica's room
while Ross and Rachel try to work things out.
317 The One Without The Ski Trip
- Ross and Rachel's fighting causes the gang to try to hang out with them separately. Chandler, under stress because Ross and
Rachel's break-up reminds him of his parents divorce, starts smoking again. Rachel invites everyone but Ross to go skiing for the
weekend; they get locked out of the car at a rest stop; Rachel refuses to call Ross for help, so Monica and Phoebe do it behind her
back; he comes to their aid and then gets stuck because his battery dies. Ross interferes with Carol's and Susan's "Anniversary".
318 The One With The Hypnosis Tape
- Rachel gives Chandler a hypnosis tape to help him quit smoking; however, the tape was
designed for women--and it works all too well. Phoebe's brother, Frank, announces that he's getting
married--to his home economics teacher, who is much older; Phoebe tries to break it up and
enlists help from Ross and Joey. Monica gets asked out by a customer at the diner, who turns out
to be a millionaire; they go out for pizza... in Italy.
319 The One With The Tiny T-Shirt
- Monica continues to date Pete but is still not attracted to him; he
thinks she might change her mind. Joey gets a lead part in a play, but can't
stand the female lead... until he realizes he likes her. Mark asks Rachel
out. Rachel asks Ross to come over, but just so she can return some of his
stuff; Ross gets upset and demands all his stuff back, including a tiny
t-shirt that Rachel likes to sleep in. Later, Ross finds out Rachel is going on a date with Mark and spies
on them through Chandler's peep-hole. Phoebe ponders Spiderman.
320 The One With The Dollhouse
- Ross and Monica's Aunt Silvia passes away and leaves a beautiful dollhouse
to Monica; Monica invites Phoebe to play with it but then doesn't like Phoebe's
ideas; Phoebe makes her own dollhouse, but it catches fire. Joey yearns for
Kate, but since he can't have her, he goes out with her understudy; things
get hot between Joey and Kate during rehearsal, however, and they end up sleeping
together... but it means more to Joey than it does to Kate. Rachel sets Chandler up
on a date with her boss; she likes him, but he thinks she's a big dull dud; Chandler
tells her he'll call even though he doesn't intend to.
321 The One With a Chick. And a Duck.
- The diner where Monica works puts their staff on roller-skates; Monica crashes
into Rachel while skating; Rachel's injuries are worse than first believed. Pete buys a
restaurant and offers Monica a job as head chef; she's unsure whether to take it, since
she still isn't attracted to Pete. Pete makes up a story about another woman
so Monica will think he's over her; Phoebe sees right through it but promises
not to tell Monica. Joey buys a pet chick for Chandler, but caring for it becomes
a source of conflict. Ross has a chance to be on TV as part of a panel of Paleontologists,
but gives it up to take Rachel to the hospital. Monica and Pete are about to stop
seeing each other, but then they kiss... and Monica finally feels it.
322 The One With The Screamer
- Phoebe waits on hold so she can have her phone repaired before the warranty
expires. The gang goes to Joey's play on opening night. Rachel dates Tommy, who seems
pretty nice... except when he starts screaming at people; however, only Ross
witnesses this behavior and can't convince anyone else. Joey's play gets bad
reviews, prompting the director to break up with Kate; Joey and Kate spend the night
talking and falling in love. Kate gets a job offer in L.A. and decides to leave.
323 The One With Ross's Thing
- Ross finds a growth on his body but can't tell what it is; neither can anyone else.
He visits his doctor, Chandler's doctor, and Phoebe's guru. Phoebe dates two guys: Vince,
a burly fireman, and Jason, a sensitive teacher. She tries but can't decide which one to
break up with. Pete is out of town and tells Monica, "We need to talk," which gets her
worried. The gang goes with Monica to Pete's place see how a millionaire lives; Joey finds
a stub for a $50,000 check to a ring designer; Rachel begins to plan Monica's wedding.
324 The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion
- Monica's boyfriend Pete begins competing to be the Ultimate Fighting
Champion; he loses... repeatedly. Chandler's new boss has a habit of slapping
him on the behind, which Chandler tries to deal with. Phoebe asks Rachel if
she can set Ross up with Bonnie; Rachel agrees since Bonnie's the girl who shaves
her head; Later, Rachel finds out Bonnie now has plenty of hair.
325 The One At The Beach
- Phoebe finds a picture of her parents with their friend (also named
Phoebe) and looks her up; she lives out by the beach, so everyone decides to
go to the beach for the weekend. Rachel wears a big hat. Monica mourns her
failed relationships, which prompts Chandler to offer to be her boyfriend "if
worse comes to worst." Monica laughs, which prompts on-going efforts by Chandler
to prove he's boyfriend material. Joey tries to initiate a strip-poker game,
which ends up as a strip-Happy-Days game. Rachel and Ross flirt... until Ross's
girlfriend Bonnie shows up. Phoebe finds out that the other Phoebe has no idea
where her father Frank is... but she has a different revelation to make. Rachel
convinces Bonnie to shave her head again, which results in a confrontation between
Rachel and Ross in which she reveals she still loves him. Ross must decide.
Fourth Season Plots
401 The One With The Jellyfish
- Ross dumps Bonnie, which takes all night; she leaves in the morning.
Meanwhile, Rachel writes a long letter to Ross that she needs him to read before they get
back together; he tries to read it but falls asleep... then has to fake it when she asks
him about it; Ross agrees with the letter before he finds out what it says; once he finds out
the letter asks him to accept the breakup was all his fault, he's not sure he can keep
up the charade. Phoebe is upset that her real mother never tried to contact
her; she tells her mother she never wants to see her again, but her mother finally
convinces her to reconcile. Monica, Chandler, and Joey spend the day on the beach;
Joey digs a hole; Monica gets stung by a jellyfish. Joey remembers that peeing on a
jellyfish sting takes the pain away; Monica "can't bend that way" and Joey gets "Stage
Fright," leaving Chandler. Ross can't stand hiding his feelings and he and Rachel break
402 The One With The Cat
- Joey and Chandler agree to sell their oversized entertainment center;
they have a hard time selling it but and easy time being robbed by a prospective
buyer, thanks to Joey. Monica goes out with Chip, Rachel's high school prom
date; unfortunately, Chip hasn't grown much since Lincoln High. Ross and Rachel
continue to bicker about their break-up. Phoebe finds a cat and is convinced it's her mother
reincarnated; a poster is found for a missing cat, but no one has the heart
to tell Phoebe... except Ross.
403 The One With The 'Cuffs
- Chandler and Joey try to make due with patio furniture and a canoe as their
only furnishings. Chandler bumps into Joanna (Rachel's boss) and they go out again...
and end up having quite a fling; while sneaking into Joanna's office, Rachel finds
Chandler half naked and hand-cuffed to a chair. Monica caters her mother's party and
"pulls a Monica" when she loses a fake nail in one of the quiches. A salesman tries
to sell Joey encyclopedias, but Joey just can't afford a whole set.
404 The One With The Ballroom Dancing
- Joey chews out Mr. Treeger, the superintendent, for making Rachel cry; Mr. Treeger
decides to evict Rachel and Monica; in order to smooth things over, Joey agrees to be
Mr. Treeger's practice ballroom dancing partner. Chandler tries to end his membership at
his gym; Ross goes with him for moral support but ends up joining as well. Phoebe struggles
(unsuccessfully) to contain her desires for Rick, one of her massage clients; she ends up being
fired and he turns out to be married.
405 The One With Joey's New Girlfriend
- Chandler introduces himself to a good looking girl (Kathy), only to find out that she's
dating Joey; as they get to know each other, Chandler's feelings get deeper. Whenever Rachel is around,
Ross goes out of his way to mention Amanda, a single mother he's been seeing; Rachel counters by dating Josh,
a much younger man; however, Amanda uses Ross as a babysitter so she can date another man, and Josh steals from Rachel.
Ross uses weird gestures he made up as a kid instead of offensive ones. Phoebe has a bad cold which makes
her singing voice sexy; when she recovers she desperately tries to catch another cold; she even kisses Gunther.
406 The One With The Dirty Girl
- Ross dates a fantastically beautiful paleontologist (Cheryl); everything is going great until he finds out
she's incredibly messy. Chandler buys a rare copy of Kathy's favorite book for her birthday, but then has
to make sure that Joey's gift is good, too. Phoebe lends Monica money so she can make a more serious attempt
to get her catering business going; Monica has a little trouble collecting payment from a client. Rachel strives
to finish a crossword puzzle all by herself.
407 The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line
- Chandler becomes further frustrated when he accidentally sees Kathy coming out
of the shower. Joey is late for a date with Kathy because he's on a date with someone else;
Chandler and Kathy spend time alone together and they kiss; Chandler feels so guilty
that he refurnishes the apartment; Kathy breaks up with Joey, and he suspects there
is another man; Chandler admits it was him, causing a rift between himself and Joey.
Ross rediscovers his musical "sound," but he isn't really as good as he and Phoebe seem
to believe; Phoebe doesn't want to perform because she feels dwarfed by Ross's musical gift.
408 The One With Chandler In A Box
- Joey is still upset at Chandler about Kathy; he tries to get over it but can't, and decides to move out...
until he and Chandler stumble upon a way for Chandler to make it up to him--spending most of Thanksgiving day
in a box. Monica injures her eye but doesn't want to have to see Richard again; she arranges to see the on-call
doctor, who turns out to be very cute... and Richard's son. The gang decides to do secret Santa for each other;
Ross torments Rachel about always exchanging gifts, until she can't stand it and shows him all the stuff she
saved from their relationship.
409 The One Where They're Going to PARTY!
- Phoebe and Monica buy a van (with a mural, flashing nipples, and other "extras") for their
catering business; Monica fills in for a food critic in a small local newspaper; after she gives a restaurant a
scathing review, they offer her a job as the new head chef; she has to chose between it and the catering business.
Ross and Chandler make plans to party with Gandolf, the party wizard; Gandolf cancels and Ross and Chandler are left bored,
until Joey convinces them that they can party themselves. Rachel tries for a new position at work, but her
boss doesn't quite cooperate.
410 The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie
- Joey sets a personal record for sticking Oreos in his mouth--15. Ross dates a girl from Poughkeepsie but is concerned
about the distance involved in seeing her. Rachel wants a relationship--or at least a fling--so Chandler offers to set her up with
someone; when his coworkers find out it's Rachel and that she's not looking for a serious relationship, they all bribe Chandler
to set them up. Monica gets no respect at work; she hires Joey in order to fire him, so everyone will know who's boss; but Joey
likes the tips, so he has a hard time going along with the plan. Phoebe works (and works and works) on a Christmas song for her friends.
Ross takes a train to Poughkeepsie to break up, but falls asleep and ends up in Montreal... with a girl from Nova Scotia.
411 The One With Phoebe's Uterus
- Frank Jr. and Alice have eloped, and they ask Phoebe to be a surrogate mother for them; Phoebe asks advice of her birth
mother, who gives her a puppy for only three days so she'll know what it's like to give up something you love. Ross gets
Joey a job as a Tour Guide at the museum; Joey is hurt when Ross won't sit next to him at lunch (the white coats don't
sit with the blue blazers); this prompts Ross to stand up and make some changes in the cafeteria, but it works a little too
well. Chandler is nervous about being intimate with Kathy since she used to be Joey's girlfriend; feeling his performance
is only adequate, he asks advice from Monica and Rachel; Kathy is very grateful.
412 The One With The Embryos
- The guys' chicken is becoming a rooster. Phoebe undergoes the procedure to implant embryos in her uterus;
the pressure is high as Frank Jr. and Alice can only afford the procedure once. Monica and Rachel bet that they know
Chandler and Joey better than Chandler and Joey know them; Ross writes the questions (game show
style) and eventually the stakes are raised: If the girls win, the chick and the duck have to go. If the
guys win, they get the girls' apartment.
413 The One With Rachel's Crush
- When Chandler finds out Kathy's new play involves a steamy scene with her co-star, he's worried where it might lead; Joey
tells him not to worry--as long as there's chemistry on-stage, there isn't anything happening off-stage; This helps... until Chandler
sees the play again later and finds the performance isn't as good; Chandler accuses Kathy of sleeping with her leading man; they fight
and part on unfavorable terms; by the time Chandler goes to apologize and make up, it's too late. Monica tells Joey that the guys have
to be the hosts since they have the big apartment; when they comply, she tries to win everyone over to her place by doing lots
of cooking and re-decorating. Rachel's department at work is eliminated, so she gets demoted to Personal Shopper; she plans to quit
until a handsome, well-to-do young man needs her services; she wants to ask him on a date, but doesn't know how... she's never had to
ask anyone out before.
414 The One With Joey's Dirty Day
- Joey goes fishing and comes back smelly... and doesn't get a chance to shower before he goes
to work on a new movie with Charlton Heston; he gets caught cleaning up in the only shower on the set--in
Mr. Heston's dressing room. Joshua invites Rachel to a club opening but she's already
agreed to take her boss's niece (Emily) to the opera; Ross agrees to fill in for her with the niece, and they
hit it off much better than first impressions would indicate; meanwhile, Rachel's date falls through when a rain storm
smears her name off the club's guest list. Chandler continues recovering from his break-up with Kathy, but can't
move on to phase two, because there's no one with which to go to a strip club... except Monica and Phoebe.
415 The One With All The Rugby
- While getting his nails done, Chandler runs into Janice--newly divorced and not willing to let
Chandler get away. Chandler invents a story about his company transferring him to Yemen. Although Janice
believes him, he's not home free yet... she won't leave his side until he's on the plane and taking off.
Monica obsesses about an electrical switch that apparently doesn't do anything; after tests, blueprints,
and demolition work, she finally gives up. Ross meets some of Emily's friends and gets invited to play rugby;
not wanting to lose face, he insists on playing. When they play too rough despite Emily's secret request that
they go easy on him, she helps Ross inflict some pain, too, by giving him pointers on their vulnerabilities.
416 The One With The Fake Party
- Phoebe, pregnant, has cravings for meat; Joey agrees to be a temporary vegetarian so she can eat meat without causing more
animals to die. Rachel creates a fake party for Emily, which is really an excuse to spend time with Joshua outside of work; she makes
a fool of herself trying to make him like her... she even puts on her old high-school cheerleader uniform. Ross
is bummed that Emily will soon be returning home to England; Rachel convinces him that his relationship with Emily doesn't have to end.
417 The One With The Free Porn
- Joey and Chandler unexpectedly receive an "adult" movie channel. Monica urges Ross to express his true feelings to Emily before she leaves the country, but
things don't go as well as expected--it turns out there's another man. Ross goes to London to prove his love for Emily, but she returns to the states to tell him
she's chosen him. Phoebe finds out she's carrying triplets; Frank, Jr. considers dropping out of refrigerator college to get a job; Phoebe tries to come up with ways
to make money so he won't have to give up his "dream."
418 The One With Rachel's New Dress
- Phoebe is asked to name one of the three babies she's carrying; this sparks some rivalry between Joey and Chandler,
who each want the baby named after them. Susan is shooting a commercial in London so Emily offers to show her around; Ross
worries that they might be having too much of a good time together... like when Carol started spending time with Susan.
Rachel plans a big date with a special dinner, new lingerie and a nice dress; while eating dinner at her place, the chick and
the duck upset Joshua, who has a phobia of farm birds; since his apartment is being remodeled and his parents are out of town,
they go to his parents' house; unexpectedly, his parents return home while Rachel is wearing only a negligee; she tells them it's
actually a new dress and ends up having to wear it while they all go out to dinner.
419 The One With All The Haste
- The singing man, the bird smell, and the lack of space drive Rachel and Monica to new attempts to get their old apartment back; when they fail
to bribe Chandler and Joey with season Knicks tickets, they try making another bet... and lose again, so they have neither the tickets nor the apartment.
However, while Joey and Chandler are at a game, Rachel and Monica switch apartments. Chandler objects but Monica and Rachel offer to kiss each other for
a full minute if they can keep the apartment. Ross gets an ear-ring. Phoebe tries to knit. Ross hates the fact that Emily has to be gone so much, so he considers asking her to move in with him... but
ends up asking her to marry him; she says yes. The gang is shocked to hear the news... especially Rachel.
420 The One With All The Wedding Dresses
- Joey's snoring forces Chandler to insist he go to a sleep clinic; while accompanying Joey at the clinic, Chandler meets (and begins dating)
Marjorie, who talks in her sleep. Ross tries to talk with Rachel about her feelings, but she just pretends she's fine. However, while feeling kind
of desperate she tries to move way too fast with Joshua and ends up scaring him off. Monica picks up Emily's wedding dress for her, and finds she
just can't resist wearing it... a lot. Phoebe and Rachel catch the spirit as well, and soon they're all wearing white. Ross and Emily set a wedding
date just one month away. Rachel talks with Monica and Phoebe about her unresolved feelings for Ross.
421 The One With The Invitation
- Flashbacks of Ross and Rachel's relationship punctuate this episode as Ross decides to send Rachel a wedding
invitation and Rachel decides she won't be going. Joey and Chandler, feeling like they don't have much going on in their
lives compared to their friends, try to make some big plans... like climbing Mount Everest or at least watching some videos.
422 The One With The Worst Best Man Ever
- Phoebe suffers from a small bladder, mood swings, kicking babies, false labor, and other pregnancy woes. Ross has to
choose whether Joey or Chandler will be his best man; he chooses Joey, which seems okay until after the bachelor party when
the wedding ring is missing. Believing the stripper (whom Joey slept with) took it, they mistakenly confront her; however,
it turns out it was taken by a different bird. Monica and Rachel plan a baby shower for Phoebe, but decide not to give her
baby-stuff because she won't be keeping the babies; unfortunately, this plan doesn't go over very well.
423 The One With Ross's Wedding, part 1
- Ross, Monica, Joey, and Chandler leave for London; Phoebe's pregancy prohibits travel and Rachel stays to take care
of her... and to avoid the emotional strain of watching Ross get married. Joey and Chandler go sight-seeing, but Joey's
tourist behavior embarrasses Chandler and they split up for the day; Chandler has a lousy time, but Joey has a great day...
including a visit with the Duchess of York. Emily stresses about the wedding arrangements, and everything is on the verge of
collapsing when the demolition work starts on the building where they were to wed. Monica suggests they postpone the wedding
(an idea which leads to more problems). Rachel realizes she's still in love with Ross, and tries to console herself by
shopping; Phoebe also tries to help her get over Ross. When all this fails, Rachel decides to leave right away for London
to tell Ross how she feels.
424 The One With Ross's Wedding, part 2
- Phoebe fights phone friction while trying to warn Joey and Chandler that Rachel is on her way to ruin the wedding.
Joey gets homesick... until he finds a cute bridesmaid (Felicity) who wants to know him better. The Gellers meet the
Walthams; Jack Geller has agreed to pay for half of the wedding... until he finds out Mr. Waltham is counting his house
remodeling as a wedding expense. Rachel tries and tries again to get on a flight to London; she gets underway but annoys
the other passengers. Chandler and Monica have a difficult time at the rehearsal dinner; they console each other, and end
up sleeping together. The next day, Joey, Chandler, and Monica watch for Rachel before the wedding; she slips in while
Joey makes out with Felicity, but decides not to tell Ross how she feels. During the wedding ceremony, Ross accidentally
speaks Rachel's name instead of Emily's, halting the proceedings.
Fifth Season Plots
501 The One After Ross Says Rachel
- Despite the fact that Ross said "Rachel" in his vows instead of "Emily,"
they go through with the wedding; but then Emily sneaks out the window at the
reception and apparently never wants to see Ross again. Rachel fixates on the
fact that "he said my name!" Chandler and Monica agree that their new relationship
can only continue while they are away from home... but then have a very difficult
time arranging to be alone together. While waiting at the airport in hopes that Emily
will still show up for the honeymoon to Athens, Ross bumps into Rachel. She encourages him
to go to Athens anyway; he invites her to come along. While boarding, Ross goes back
to get his jacket and discovers that Emily has arrived and has witnessed the two of them
preparing to leave together. Ross misses the flight; Rachel doesn't.
502 The One With All The Kissing
- Monica and Chandler try to keep their relationship hidden: When Joey
comes into the bathroom, Monica has to duck under the bubbles in the tub;
Chandler accidently kisses Monica good-bye in from of the others, so then
has to kiss all the girls. Phoebe is irked by all the fun she missed
in London; the others decide to take her on a picnic to Central Park, but
since that idea sucks they plan a weekend in Atlantic City; just as they're
leaving, her water breaks. Rachel, back from Greece and angry about the
bad choices she's made recently, gives decision making control of her love-life
to Monica. This arrangement is strained to the breaking point when Rachel wants
to tell Ross she still loves him, but Monica won't let her. Ross plans to win
back Emily by sending romantic gifts.
503 The One With The Triplets, aka The One Hundredth
- The gang arrives at the hospital for Phoebe's labor. Joey makes a
video documentary of the occasion, until his is beset with pain; what is thought
to be sympathy pains turns out to be kidney stones. Phoebe's doctor is obsessed
with Fonzie, but Ross's attempts to find a more satisfactory doctor only yield a very
young looking resident whom Phoebe won't accept. Rachel tries to set Monica
and herself up with two male nurses, which causes problems between Monica
and Chandler. Phoebe wants to keep one of the babies and manipulates Rachel
into asking for her. Instead of two boys and a girl, Phoebe has two girls and
a boy. Joey passes three kidney stones.
504 The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS
- Rachel catches Monica waiting seductively in her bedroom for Chandler;
to cover, Monica tells Rachel she's seeing a guy from work. Monica tells Rachel
that her new boyfriend is the best sex she's ever had, and when Chandler hears
this he gets a little too proud of himself. Ross finally gets Emily on the
phone and they begin planning to work things out; Emily agrees to come to New
York but only if Ross doesn't see Rachel anymore. After much agonizing, Ross
agrees. Joey gets involved with a PBS pledge drive, believing he's the host;
but he's only a phone jockey and not even on camera. Phoebe reveals her
hatred for PBS, which started because she never got an answer to a letter
she wrote to Sesame Street after her mom died. Joey and Phoebe argue about
whether any truly selfless good deeds exist, so Phoebe tries repeatedly to find one.
505 The One With The Kips
- Chandler and Monica, tired of sneaking around, each make up an excuse
to leave town and then go away for a weekend together. They end up fighting the
whole time and Chandler's afraid it may be over. Ross struggles to reveal his
agreement with Emily not to see Rachel anymore. Rachel doesn't take it very well;
she doesn't want to give up Ross, nor get left out of the group like Chandler's
old roommate, Kip. Joey finds some similarities in Chandler's and Monica's
stories about the weekend, and figures out the truth; Monica and Chandler
swear him to secrecy.
506 The One With The Yeti
- Joey continues to keep Monica and Chandler's secret, although he's not to happy about keeping quite. Phoebe
receives a mink coat as a family heirloom; since she's against using fur, she plans to cremate it... until she
sees herself wearing it in the mirror. Ross sells all his stuff and moves to a new apartment because Emily wants
them to have a fresh start at a new life. Emily's demands get to be a little too much for Ross, and he tells her
she's either got to trust him or their marriage won't work. Emily decides she can't trust Ross. Rachel and Monica
are frightened by a hairy man in a dark storage room; the "Yeti" turns out to be Danny, a new tenent in the building.
Rachel and Danny don't seem to get along but end up going out for pizza together. Ugly Naked Guy is back.
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