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Originally written by Ira Ungerleider.
Teleplay by Brown Mandell.
Transcribed by Eric B Aasen.
HTMLed by guineapig.

[Scene: Central Perk, the whole gang is there as Joey enters]

RACHEL: Hey Joey, how’d the audition go?

JOEY: Incredible! I met the director this time and you’ll never believe who it was.

ALL: Who?

JOEY: All right. I’ll give you one hint. Warren Beatty.

ALL: Wow!

JOEY: Yeah, there’s just one thing that might be kind’ve a problem. See, I, uh, had to kiss this guy.

CHANDLER: ‘Cause he was just so darn cute.

JOEY: No, as part of the audition. See, I’m up for this part of this guy, who the main guy kisses.

ROSS: Well, hey. You’re an actor, I say you just suck it up and do it. (Rachel looks at him in disbelief) Or you just do it.

JOEY: I did do it, I’m a professional.

MONICA: Then what’s the problem?

JOEY: See after the scene, Mr. Beatty comes up to me and says ‘good actor, bad kisser’. Can you believe that, me not a good kisser, that’s like, like Mother Theresa, not a good mother.

PHOEBE: Well, come on, who cares what that guy thinks. What does Warren Beatty know about kissing (Chandler and Monica, give her a look that says ‘think about it’) Ooh.


[Scene: continued from earlier]

CHANDLER: Hey, what did your agent say?

JOEY: Yep, this kiss thing is defiantly a problem, Mr. Beatty wants to see it again on Monday. Man, I gotta figure out what I’m doing wrong. Oh, okay, one of you girls come over here and kiss me.

MONICA: What, forget it!

RACHEL: Yeah, right.

JOEY: Come on, I need your help here.

PHOEBE: All right. I’ll do it, I kissed him before I can do it again.

JOEY: You see this, this is a friend.

PHOEBE: Uh-huh, let’s go. (they move in to kiss) Oh, wait I have gum. Okay. (they kiss rather passionately) Good, very good, firm but tender. I’d recommend you to a friend.

JOEY: Then I don’t know what it is. What’s the problem?

MONICA: Joey, you know, maybe your just not used to kissing men, maybe you just tensed up a little, maybe that’s what you need to work on.

JOEY: Yeah, that makes sense. (looks at Ross)

ROSS: Over my dead body! (Joey looks at Chandler)

CHANDLER: And I’ll be using his dead body as a shield.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s, Phoebe, Monica, and Richard are there]

ROSS: (entering from Rachel’s bedroom) Come on out, honey! I’m telling you look good! (turns around, and under his breath, to the rest of the guys) Tell her she looks good, tell her she looks good.

(Rachel enters in this hideous pink bride’s maid dress, with a huge silver bow on her chest, and a big, huge skirt, kinda like the one’s women wore in the 1800s, Monica and Richard both stare in shock)

PHOEBE: (laughing) Oh my God, you look so good!

RACHEL: I can not believe I have to walk down the aisle in front of 200 people looking like something you drink when your nauseous.

ROSS: So don’t, I don’t see why we have to go to this thing anyway, it’s your ex-fiancee’s wedding.

RACHEL: Because I promised Mindy I would.

MONICA: Yeah, well you promised Barry, you’d marry him. (Rachel glares at her, and she retreats to safety between Richard’s legs)

RACHEL: Look you guys, I have to go, I’m the Maid-of-Honor. And besides you know what I just need to be in a room again with these people and feel good about myself.

(Chandler enters, sees Rachel in the dress and starts laughing)

PHOEBE: Ooh-oh! Someone’s wearing the same clothes they had on last night. Someone get a little action?

CHANDLER: I may have.

MONICA: Woo-hoo, stuud!

ROSS: What’s she look like?

CHANDLER: Well, we haven’t exactly met, we just stayed up all night talking on the internet.

MONICA: Woo-hoo, geeek!

CHANDLER: I like this girl, okay, I seriously like this girl, you now how sometimes I tend get a little defended and quipy…

ROSS: Get out!


MONICA: Please!

CHANDLER: Well she totally called me on it, okay. She said, ‘cut it out, get real’, and I did.

RACHEL: Wow! What’s that like?

CHANDLER: It’s like this, me, no jokes.

PHOEBE: All right, stop it, you’re freaking me out.

RICHARD: Oh, yeah, I don’t like you this way. All right, I’ll see you guys later.

ALL: Bye, Richard.

MONICA: Bye sweetie, (kisses him) I love you.

RICHARD: I love you, too.

(Monica stares longingly at the door, after Richard leaves)

PHOEBE: I think my boyfriend ever so dreamy, I wonder what our wedding’s gonna be like.

MONICA: What are you talking about? What wedding?

PHOEBE: Come on, like you never talk that.

MONICA: Nooo! Never! I mean, we’re living in the moment. God, it is so nice for once to not have to get all hung up on ‘Where is this going?’

RACHEL: Afraid to ask him?

MONICA: Could not be more terrified.

CHANDLER: Well, I think you should seriously consider the marriage thing, give Rachel another chance to dress up like Princess Bubble Yum.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s, Richard and Monica are playing with Ben.]

MONICA: (holding up a blanket) Where’s Benny? (drops the blanket) There he is! (does it again) Where’s Benny, there he is.

RICHARD: Awww! You know that’s probably why babies learn to talk, so they can tell grown ups to cut it out.

MONICA: Hey, you know I got a question for ya. Just a little thing, no pressure.


MONICA: Did you ever, uh, like, think about the future?

RICHARD: Sure I do.

MONICA: Yeah, am I in it?

RICHARD: Honey, you are in it.

MONICA: Oh God, you are about to get sooo lucky.

RICHARD: Oh, yeah!

MONICA: Keep talkin’.

RICHARD: Well, uh, sometimes I think about selling my practice, we could move to France, make French toast.

MONICA: Okay, so, uh, we’re in France, we’re making the toast. Do you see a little bassinet in the corner?

RICHARD: Like a hound?

MONICA: Not a basset, a bassinet.

RICHARD: You really need the bassinet?

MONICA: Well, I just think the baby would keep falling off the dog. Do you, uh, do you , do you not see kids in our future.

RICHARD: Oh, hey. I love children, I have children. I just don’t want to be 70 when our kids go off to college, and our lives can finally start.

MONICA: Uh-huh.

RICHARD: Look I want you, now.

MONICA: That’s Great. You know we don’t need to talk about this now. Really, I mean this is, is so way, way, way, in the future, I’m talkin’ hovercrafts and apes taking over the planet.

[Scene: Chandler and Joey’s, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe are there, Chandler is talking to his new friend on the internet.]

JOEY: Come on, Chandler, I want this part soo much. (Chandler ignores him) Just one kiss, I won’t tell anyone.

CHANDLER: Joey, no means no!

[Rachel, in her bridesmaid dress, complete with hat, which makes her look like Little Bo Peep, and Ross enter]


CHANDLER: I’m sorry we, we don’t have your sheep.

JOEY: Aww, Rach, I think you look cute (kisses her on the cheek, then looks at Ross) And you, uh, you, you I could eat with a spoon (goes to kiss him).

ROSS: Get away from me I said no!

MONICA: (entering) Richard buzzed. He’s waiting downstairs.

JOEY: Oh, Richard’s here. I should run down say bye to him (runs out)

ALL: Bye.

PHOEBE: Bye, good luck.

(Rachel, Ross, and Monica exit)

PHOEBE: So how’s your date with your cyberchick going. Ooh, hey, what is all that (points at the computer screen).

CHANDLER: Oh, it’s a website, it’s the, uh, the Guggenheim (sp?, I’m not an art guy) museum. See, she likes art, and I like funny words.

PHOEBE: What does she mean by HH?

CHANDLER: (shyly) It means we’re holding hands.

PHOEBE: Are you the cutest?

CHANDLER: I’m afraid I might just be.

PHOEBE: You know, what I think is so great that you are totally into this person and yet for all you know she could be like 90 years old, or have two heads, or. It could be a guy.

CHANDLER: Okay, it’s not a guy, all right, I know her.

PHOEBE: It could be like a big giant guy.

JOEY: (entering) Man, I got this close to him (holds up his fingers) and Monica kneed me in the back. What’s going on?

PHOEBE: We were just wondering if Chandler’s girlfriend is a girl.

JOEY: Oh, well. Just ask her how long she’s gonna live. Women live longer than men.

CHANDLER: How do you not fall down more?

PHOEBE: Okay, ask her ‘What is her current method of birth control?’

CHANDLER: All right. (reading her answer) “My husband is sleeping with his secretary.” She’s married!

PHOEBE: Well at least we know she’s a woman.

CHANDLER: I can’t believe she’s married.

JOEY: Aw, man I’m sorry (starts rubbing Chandler’s shoulder). This must be very tough for ya, huh (and starts comfroting him looking for a kiss).

[Scene: Barry and Mindy’s wedding, Monica and Richard are standing in the lobby]

MONICA: So, I read this article in the paper the other day that says you’re not supposed to throw rice at weddings, because when pigeons eat rice it kills them.

RICHARD: Oh, that’s why you never see pigeons at sushi bars.(they both start laughing at Richard’s poor joke) See, we’re having fun.

MONICA: Oh, absolutely. Yeah, you know I’m not even thinking about that thing that we’re not supposed to think about.

RICHARD: Neither am I.

[Scene: later the bridesmaids and ushers are getting ready to start, Ross is looking for Rachel]

ROSS: Hey, there.


ROSS: Are you all right?

RACHEL: Yeah, when I was in the bathroom I saw the window that I crawled out of at my wedding, and God, I just started thinking that I shouldn’t be here, you know I shouldn’t, people are going to be looking at me and judging me and, and thinking about the last time.

ROSS: Sweetie, it’s be gonna okay, all right. It’s a wedding, generally people focus on the bride.

RACHEL: God I know, you’re right.

(Annoying wedding planner enters)

WEDDING PLANNER: All rightie, everybody look at me. Good. All right, its time. Bridesmaids and ushers let’s see two lines, thank you.

RACHEL: Okay, I’ll see you after the thing.

ROSS: Okay, good luck (kisses her and leaves)

RACHEL: Thank you, Okay, Okay.

[Starts to walk down the aisle, unfortunately she doesn’t realize that her dress is bunched up in her underwear and her butt is showing.]


[Scene: after the wedding, Ross and Rachel are in the lobby]

RACHEL: Why the hell didn’t you tell me!

ROSS: I’m sorry. What was I supposed to do stand up and shout ‘Hey, Rachel, your butt is showing!’

RACHEL: Oh my God this is sooo humiliating. I think the only thing that tops that was, was, was when I was in the eight grade and I had to sing the Copa Cabana in front of the entire school. I think I got about two lines into it before I ran and freaked out. Oh my God, my entire life is flashing before my eyes.

ROSS: Rach, hey look, I remember that, it wasn’t so bad.

RACHEL: Oh Ross, would you stop, you got me, I’m dating you.


RACHEL: Oh hi, Mr. Wineburg, hi Mrs. Wineburg.

MR. WINEBURG: It’s so wonderful to see you again, my dear, in fact I hardly expected to see so much.

MRS. WINEBURG: You told me you didn’t see anything.

MR. WINEBURG: I tell ya a lot things!

MRS. WINEBURG: Well it’s wonderful to have you up and about, again, dear.

MR. WINEBURG: Stay well.

RACHEL: Okay, now that is the third time someone has said something like that to me today.

MINDY: (entering) Rach! Rach!

RACHEL: Oh, hi!

MINDY: Oh my God, I’m married!

RACHEL: I know.

MINDY: I’m Mrs. Dr. Barry Hunter hyphen Farber.

RACHEL: Oh honey, I’m so proud of you, Min.

BARRY: (entering) Min. Oh Rach, you’re still here, at our wedding, they were packing up the chopped liver about now.

RACHEL: Yeah, I love that story. Um, I got a question for you guys. Why do people keep is saying that is good to see me up and about?

MINDY: Well uh, after you ran out on your wedding, Barry’s parents told people that you were sort of….insane.

RACHEL: Insane!

MINDY: …from the syphilis.

RACHEL: What?!

BARRY: Yeah, what are they gonna say you didn’t love me anymore. Come on.

[Scene: Chandler and Joey’s, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey are there, Joey is on the phone.]

JOEY: Angela? Joey Tribiani. Listen, what are ya doing tonight. I know your seeing that guy I was thinking maybe you could bring him…..Hello? Hello? (picks up a statue of an Indian and walks into
his room)

(the computer bing, bongs)

PHOEBE: Aren’t you gonna answer her, that’s like the tenth bing-bong message she sent. She wants to know what’s wrong?

CHANDLER: What’s wrong? What’s wrong? You’re married that’s what’s wrong.

(bing, bong)

PHOEBE: Oh, my.


PHOEBE: She wants to meet you in person.

CHANDLER: Hey, look, Phoebe I wanted to meet her in person too, okay, but she’s married, she has a husband.

PHOEBE: What if the husband person is the wrong guy, and you are the right guy. I mean you don’t get chances like this all the time, if you don’t meet her now, you’re gonna be kicking yourself when your 80, which is hard to do, and that’s how you break a hip.

CHANDLER: Okay, I’ll do it!

PHOEBE: Oh, yeah! Okay! Great! Go, man, go put on your shoes, and, and march out there and meet her! (Chandler runs and picks up his shoes) Oh, wait, no, no you have to take a shower, ’cause, eww. (Chandler runs to the bathroom, as the computer bing-bongs) No, you know what you have to answer her, answer her first. (Chandler runs to the computer) No, no, you know what make some coffee ’cause its too much. (Chandler walks slowly into the kitchen)

[Scene: at Barry and Mindy’s reception, Monica and Richard are sitting at a table, and Monica is trying to throw a piece of candy into his mouth.]

MONICA: Okay, one more, please. Come on, I’m gonna get it in this time, I will.

RICHARD: Okay, last chance. (Monica throws the candy and hits some woman in the back of the head, Richard turns around and says) Again, I’m sorry.

MONICA: You know what, maybe I don’t need to have children. You know maybe I just think I do because that is what society, and by that I mean my mom, has always convinced me that I…(sees two little girls dancing together) I do, I have to have children, I’m sorry, I just do.

BEST MAN: (standing up) Yo! Can I have your attention, please, Best Man, making a toast here. Thank you. (clears throat, and starts reading his toast) I remember when Barry got home from his first date with Rachel…

ALL: What?!

BEST MAN: What, (to Barry) you hired the same band I can’t use the same speech. (gets a ‘da-doom-chesh’ from the drummer) Thank you, thank you very much. Anyway, I wish you both a wonderful life together. And Rachel…


BEST MAN: No, no, no now in all seriousness, its not a lot of women would’ve had the guts to come back here tonight, and even fewer, who would do it with their asses hanging out! (da-doom-chesh)

ROSS: (standing up) Uh, I like to, uh, to add something to that…

RACHEL: Why are you adding, why are you adding, why are you adding, why are you adding?

ROSS: Most of you don’t know me, I’m Rachel’s boyfriend.

RACHEL: Oh dear God.

ROSS: Ross, uh and uh, I’d just like to say that it did take a lot of courage for Rachel to come here tonight. And, uh, for the record she did not run out on Barry because she had syphilis. (da-doom-chesh) (to drummer) What are you doing I’m serious. Uh, the reason she walked out on, on Barry is simply that she didn’t love him, which incidentally worked out pretty well for me (looks for the da-doom-chesh, and doesn’t get one) Cheers.

RACHEL: (to Ross) She you in the parking lot.

ROSS: (runs after her) No, Rach!

BARRY: And once again she is out of here. Okay who had 9:45? Um?

RACHEL: (after a pause with everyone staring at her, she goes up to the microphone) Ya, know what Barr, I’m not gonna leave. I probably should, but I’m not, see ’cause I promised myself that I would make it through at least *one* of your weddings (da-doom-chesh). See now, tonight, all I
really wanted was to make it though this evening with a little bit of grace and dignity. Well (laughing), I guess we can all agree that’s not gonna happen. There’s nothing really left to say except….(starts singing) “Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl. With yellow feathers (band joins in), feathers in her hair, and a dress cut down to there. She would…”

ROSS: Marenge,

RACHEL: (singing) “…marenge, thank you honey, and do the cha-cha. And while she like to be a star, Tony always tended bar. At the, wait, wait, everybody..”

ROSS: Everybody!

RACHEL: At the Copa, Copa Cabana (everyone joins in) The hottest spot north of Havana. At the Copa, Coo-pa Ca-ban-a, music and fashion were always the passion, at the Copa….

[Scene: later, Richard and Monica are dancing]

RICHARD: Okay, I’ll do it.

MONICA: You’ll do what?

RICHARD: If kids is what I takes to be with you then kids it is.

MONICA: Oh my God!

RICHARD: If I have to I’ll, I’ll do all again , I’ll do the 4 o’clock feeding thing, I’ll go to the P.T.A. meetings, I’ll coach the soccer team.

MONICA: Really?

RICHARD: Yeah, if I have to. Monica, I don’t wanna lose you, so if I have to do it all over again, then I will.

MONICA: You’re the most wonderful man. And if you hadn’t of said ‘if I have to’ like seventeen times, then I’d be saying ‘okay, let’s do it.’

RICHARD: But you’re not.

MONICA: Oh my God, I can’t believe what I’m getting ready to say. I wanna have a baby, but I don’t wanna have one with someone who doesn’t really wanna have one.

RICHARD: God. I love you.

MONICA: I know you do. Me too. (pause) So what now?

RICHARD: I guess we just keep dancing.

[Scene: Central Perk, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey, and Phoebe are there waiting for Chandler’s cyberchick to arrive]

CHANDLER: Where is she, Where is she? (grabs Rachel) Oh, hey, I have a question, where is she?

RACHEL: Chandler, relax, Chandler, she’ll be here.

CHANDLER: (noticing a beautiful blond walking in) Ooh, oh, oh, that’s her.

ROSS: (seeing her also) Yeah, ’cause life’s just that kind.

PHOEBE: Chandler, you gotta stop staring at the door. It’s like a watched pot, you know if you keep looking at it then the door is to, never gonna boil. I think what you have to do is try not to…

(Chandler’s date walks in)

CHANDLER: Oh my God! (it’s Janice)

JANICE: OH…..MY…..GAWD!! (Chandler rushes over and kisses her)

ALL: OH…..MY…..GOD!!


[Scene: Chandler and Joey’s, Joey is reading a script as Ross enters]

ROSS: All right I’ve been feeling incredibly guilty about this, because I wanna be a good friend, and dammit I am a good friend. So just, just shut up and close your eyes (kisses Joey).

JOEY: Wow, you are a good friend, ‘course the audition was this morning, and I didn’t get it. But that was a hell of a kiss. Rachel is a very lucky girl.



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Originally written by Brown Mandell.
Transcribed by Joshua Hodge.

[Scene: Central Perk. Rachel, Monica, Joey, and Chandler are there.]

[Rachel brings a muffin to Chandler and Monica who are sitting on the couch.]

RACHEL: Ok, Chandler, Mon, there’s only one bananna nut muffin left.

[Rachel holds the tray between them. Chandler grabs the muffin before Monica can.]

MONICA: Oh, I ordered mine first.

CHANDLER: Yeah, but I’m, I’m so much faster…

MONICA: Give it to me.


MONICA: Give it to me.

CHANDLER: Ok, you can have it. [He licks it and offers it to her.]

MONICA: [She grabs the coffee cup on the table and licks the rim.] There you go, enjoy your coffee.

CHANDLER: That was there when I got here. [Takes a bite of his muffin.]

PHOEBE: [enters] Hey you guys, you will never guess who’s coming to New York.

MONICA: [Chandler tries to come back with a smart-ass remark but can’t swallow the muffin.] Quick, Phoebe, tell us before he can swallow.

PHOEBE: Oh ok, Ryan, that guy I went out with, who’s in the Navy.

[Chandler is visibly upset]

RACHEL: You went out with a guy in the Navy?

PHOEBE: Yeah, I met him when I was playing guitar in Washington Square Park. Ryan threw in salt water taffy ’cause he didn’t have any change.

JOEY: Hey, is that when you wrote salt water taffy man?

PHOEBE: No. No, he is my submaring guy. He resurfaces like every couple years and we have the most amazing three days together. Only this time he’s coming for two weeks. Two whole weeks, which means yay.

RACHEL: So wait, this guy goes down for like two years at a time?

[Once again, Chandler has a bite in his mouth and can’t come back.]

MONICA: That’ll teach you to lick my muffin.

ROSS: [enters] Hiii.

JOEY: Oh no, what happened?

ROSS: Well, I just spoke to Carol. Ben’s got the chicken pox.

ALL: Oh no.

ROSS: Yeah, so if you haven’t already had it, chances are you’re gonna get it.

RACHEL: Well I’ve had it.

JOEY: Yeah, I’ve had it.

MONICA: Had it.


PHOEBE: Well, I’ve never had it, I feel so left out. [Sees a red bump on her arm.] Oh look!


[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica and Richard are in her bedroom.]

MONICA: Honey, you made the bed again. I told you, you don’t have to do that. This isn’t camp.

RICHARD: Ooh, then I guess the panty raid last night was totally uncalled for. Ok, I am going to take a shower and today I will be singing Jim Crochee’s Leroy Brown.

[He walks out of the bedroom and Monica starts to remake the bed.]

RICHARD: Monica… [He re-enters the bedroom and Monica jumps on the bed, trying to cover it.] Hey Mon, I have a question. Is Leroy the baddest man in the whole damn town or the fattest man in the whole damn town?

MONICA: Baddest. Otherwise the song would be Fat Fat Leroy Brown.

RICHARD: What’re you doing?

MONICA: Just waiting for you sweetie.

RICHARD: Are you remaking the bed?

MONICA: I’m sorry, I’m sorry. You know what, the way you did it was just fine.

RICHARD: Then, you’re redoing it because…

MONICA: If I tell you, you’ll think I’m crazy.

RICHARD: You’re pretty much running that risk either way.

MONICA: Ok, you see, the tag shouldn’t be at the top left corner, it should be at the bottom right corner.

RICHARD: Oh, well that’s not so crazy.

MONICA: I’m just easing you in.

RICHARD: Oh, alright.

MONICA: Alright, you see these little flower blossoms? They should be facing up, not down, because, well, the head of the bed is where the sun would be. You don’t love me any more do you.

RICHARD: Actually, if it’s possible, I love you more.

MONICA: Really? Wow, well then come on, I wanna show you how to fold the toilet paper into a point.

[Scene: Chandler’s office. Joey is there.]

CHANDLER: Hey, look Joey, I’m just saying if you need something to hold you over, I can get you a job right here as an entry level processor.

JOEY: But don’t you need experience for a job like that?

CHANDLER: It’s not that hard to learn. And as for people realizing you have no idea what you’re doing, hey, you’re an actor. Act like a processor, people will think you’re a processor.

SCOTT: [enters] Hey Chandler, here’s this morning’s projections.

CHANDLER: Hey thanks. Scott Alexander, Joey Tribbianni. Joey is a uh, fellow processor.

SCOTT: No kidding.

JOEY: Oh yeah yeah. I process. People want the processing, I’m the one they call.

SCOTT: Where do you work?

JOEY: Uhh, well, right now I’m in between things. You know how it is. One day you’re processing, the next day you’re not so much… processing any more.

CHANDLER: I was just telling Joey about the opening in Fleischman’s group.

SCOTT: Fleischman’s group. Whatever you do, don’t touch his sandwiches. Ha-ha-ha…

JOEY: Ha-ha. [Scott leaves] Are all you processors dorks?

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica and Rachel are doing Phoebe’s makeup.]

RACHEL: Oh, this lipstick looks just great on you.

MONICA: You look fabulous honey, you really do.

PHOEBE: Yeah? Are you sure, really. [She picks up a mirror and sees the white splotches all over her face.]

RACHEL: You see, you look beautiful. For god sakes, dim the lights.

PHOEBE: I, I, I’m hideous.

MONICA: It’s gonna be ok. Ryan’s been under water. He’s just gonna be so glad that you don’t have barnicles on your butt.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Ryan is walks up to the door and knocks.]

PHOEBE: Come in.

RYAN: Hey baby, I’m back… [Phoebe is sitting by the window in a veil.]

PHOEBE: Hey Ryan, what’s up?

RYAN: What’s goin’ on?

PHOEBE: Well, no no, you have to stay back. I, I have the pox.

RYAN: Chicken or small?

PHOEBE: Chicken. Which is so ironic considering I’m a vegetarian.

RYAN: Why aren’t you at home in bed?

PHOEBE: ‘Cause my, my grandmother’s never had chicken pox. Please, please tell me you have, ’cause oh my God, I forgot how cute you are.

RYAN: I’m sorry, I never had ’em.

PHOEBE: Ohh, ohh.

RYAN: If I had one wish, it would be to build a time machine, go back to when I was 7, when Jimmy Hauser had the chicken pox. I would grab that kid and rub him all over my face.

PHOEBE: Yeah, or you know, you could just wish that I didn’t have them now.

RYAN: Can I please see your face?

PHOEBE: Nope. You don’t want to see a face covered with pox.

RYAN: Your face could be covered with lochs, I wouldn’t care.

PHOEBE: And you hate fish. Oh. That’s so sweet, alright. Ok, alright, you can see. This is me… [she unveils herself right as a huge lightning bolt crashes outside. Ryan screams in terror.] Oh, I am scary.

RYAN: Sorry, the lightning. Lightning was an unfortunate incidence. You look lovely, lovely.

PHOEBE: I hate this. ‘Cause I tell you, I had the most amazing two weeks planned for us, and almost everything I had in mind, we had to be a lot closer than this.

RYAN: Phoebe, I have spent the last eight months in a steel tube with men, thinking about this moment. I am not gonna let a bunch of itchy spots stand between us. [He walks to her and kisses her.]

PHOEBE: Ok, this is the most romantic disease I’ve ever had.

[Scene: Chandler’s office. Joey enters.]

JOEY: Hey.

CHANDLER: Hey, how’s the first day goin’?

JOEY: Pretty good. It’s like you said. It’s mostly just putting numbers from one column into another column.

CHANDLER: Well there you go.

JOEY: Hey and everbody is so nice. I just had a good talk with that lady with the red hair, Jeannie.

CHANDLER: Jeannie, the head of east coast operations Jeannie?

JOEY: Yeah, turns out our kids go to the same school. Small world huh?

CHANDLER: Weird world. Your kids?

JOEY: I figure my character has kids.

CHANDLER: Ya know there isn’t a part of that sentence I don’t need explained.

JOEY: Well, see when you’re acting you need to think about stuff like that. My character, Joseph the processor guy, has two little girls, Ashley and Brittany. Ashley copies everything Brittany does.

CHANDLER: Well, invisible kids can be that way sometimes.

JOEY: Yeah. Joseph and his wife, Karen, are thinking of having a third kid… Ya know what? Just did.

CHANDLER: Really? Wow. That’s some pretty powerful imaginary sperm you must have there.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Phoebe and Ryan are playing Monopoly.]

RYAN: You know what makes the itching even worse?

PHOEBE: That you don’t stop talking about it.

RYAN: Fine.

PHOEBE: Let’s just play, ok. Good, ok. [She picks up the dice.] Here we go, double sixes, here we go… [She starts to rub the dice all over herself.] Here we go, come to mama, just getting ready to roll the dice…

RYAN: What’re you doing? Are you scratching?

PHOEBE: No. This is what I do for luck, ok.

RYAN: You’re scratching. Give me the dice.


RYAN: Give me the dice.

PHOEBE: No. Here. [Throws them on the table.] There. Ooh, double sixes.

RYAN: We can’t scratch. You know we can’t, we’ll scar.

PHOEBE: Uhh, I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s just so hard. I just wanna grab all these houses and rub ’em all over my body. [Grabs a handful of the houses.]


PHOEBE: Give it.


PHOEBE: Yeah, come on. You know you want it, you know you want it too, come on. Let’s just be bad, it’ll feel so good. [She starts scratching him.]

RYAN: Oh God help me.

PHOEBE: Now do me, do my back. Oh come on, harder.

[They get back to back and start rubbing against each other. Ross and Rachel enter.]

RACHEL: Oh, stop that, stop that right now.

ROSS: You know, I might have expected this of you Phoebe, but Ryan, you’re a military man.

[Scene: Chandler’s office building. Joey and Jeannie are talking.]

JOEY: You and Milton have to join us on the boat. Karen’ll pack a lunch, you’ll bring the kids, we’ll make a day of it.

JEANNIE: Oh, that sounds lovely. We’re gonna have to set that up. Oh, I better get back. Hope the baby feels better.

JOEY: Oh, thanks, thanks. Bye bye Jeannie.

JEANNIE: Bye bye Joey.

JOEY: What a phony.

CHANDLER: Well, I’m sure you’ll teach her a lesson when she steps off the dock onto nothing. Hey Mr. Douglas.

JOEY: Sir.

MR. DOUGLAS: Uh, listen Bing, I received your memo. So, we’re not gonna receive the systems report until next Friday?

CHANDLER: Well the people in my group wanna spend the holiday weekend with their families.

MR. DOUGLAS: I have a family, I’m gonna be here.

JOEY: Yeah Bing, what’s that about?

CHANDLER: It’s about cutting my people a little slack, ya know, for morale. Look, if you wanna see some rough numbers, I can get them to you by Wednesday.

MR. DOUGLAS: Rough numbers?

JOEY: This company was not built on rough numbers. Am I right Mr. Douglas.

MR. DOUGLAS: Have the final numbers on my desk by Tuesday.

CHANDLER: Uh, if you say so sir.

JOEY: Joseph’s good, isn’t he?

CHANDLER: Well, I’m going to kill you.

JOEY: Hey, hey, I just figure Joseph’s the kinda guy that likes to mix it up. Ya know, get in there, ruffle some feathers.


JOEY: Look, I’m sorry but that’s what Joseph does, ok. If you try to pull somethin’, he’ll call you on it. ‘What’re you tryin’ to pull,’ he’ll say.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica enters her bedroom with a roll of duct tape. Richard is sitting on the bed.]

RICHARD: Ooh, duct tape. Was I supposed to bring something too?

MONICA: This is for the scratchy twins out there. I taped oven mits to their hands.

RICHARD: You’re strict.

MONICA: It’s for their own good.

RICHARD: You know, I like the way you have efficiently folded this tab under. See in a tape emergency you could shave valuable seconds off your time.

MONICA: Exactly. Oh, I love that I can be totally neurotic around you now. Tell me the truth. Don’t you like it better now that everything on your desk is perpendicular?

RICHARD: If it’s not a right angle, it is a wrong angle.

MONICA: Very good.

RICHARD: Thank you.

MONICA: You know what. Tomorrow I’m gonna do your clocks.

RICHARD: You’re gonna do what to my clocks.

MONICA: I’m gonna set them to my time.

RICHARD: Well, I’m confused. I thought we shared time.

MONICA: No no. See, in my bedroom I set my clock six minutes fast. You wanna know why?

RICHARD: Because it’s in a slightly different time zone than the kitchen.

MONICA: No forget it, I’m not gonna tell you now.

RICHARD: No come on. Come on tell me.

MONICA: No. See you don’t understand.

RICHARD: Come on.

MONICA: No. You don’t have any of these cute little obsessive things.

RICHARD: No that’s not true. That is not true.

MONICA: Oh yeah.


MONICA: Alright, well tell me one of yours.

RICHARD: Ok. Ahh. One of my things is, I always separate my sweat socks from my dress socks.

MONICA: What if they get mixed up?

RICHARD: Boy I would just uh, I would freak out.

MONICA: You would not. I can’t believe this. I hate this, you’re too normal. I can’t believe my boyfriend doesn’t have a thing. My boyfriend doesn’t have a thing.

RICHARD: See, if anyone overheard that, I didn’t come off well.

[Scene: Chandler’s office. Chandler is asleep in his chair holding a paper in one hand and a pen in the other. Joey walks in, waking up Chandler who covers by pretending to write on the paper.]

JOEY: Hey. Mr. Douglas is looking for you.

CHANDLER: Why? Wh- wh- why is Mr. Douglas looking for me?

JOEY: ‘Cause he has a strong suspicion that you dropped the ball on the Lender project.

CHANDLER: Wha- wh- why, why, why does he suspect that?

JOEY: Becasue at first he thought it was Joseph. But after he asked Joseph about it, turns out it was you. Anyway, I just thought you should know.

CHANDLER: Alright, that’s it. Look Joey, I’m sorry, I realize this is the role of a lifetime for ya, and if I could just fire Joseph, I would, but unfortunately that’s not possible so I’m gonna have to let both of you go.

JOEY: What’re you talking about, everybody loves Joseph.

CHANDLER: I don’t, I hate Joseph, ok. I think he’s a brown-nosing suck up.

JOEY: Oh yeah. Well you can’t fire Joseph. You know why, ’cause he’s not in your department.

CHANDLER: Alright, ok, alright. So I can’t fire Joseph but uh, I can sleep with his wife.

JOEY: Karen.

CHANDLER: Yeah, Karen. I’m thinking about having an affair with her. Oh, you know what? I just did.

JOEY: Ahh. What the hell are you doing to me man.

CHANDLER: Oh well it’s not me, it’s my character, Chandy. Yeah the rogue processor who seduces his co-worker’s wives for sport and then laughs about it the next day at the water cooler. In fact, I have her panties right there in my drawer.

JOEY: Really?

CHANDLER: No freakshow, she’s fictional.

JOEY: Take it easy. If it means that much to you, I’ll uh, I’ll go find something else.

CHANDLER: Thank you.

JOEY: It’s just that, I, I’m gonna miss Joseph. I liked him. His wife, she was hot. [Chadler pushes him out the door by the face.]

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Rachel and Ross are in the kitchen. Phoebe is sitting at the couch with oven mits on her hands.]

PHOEBE: Can I please take these off? I swear I won’t scratch.

RACHEL: No sorry hon, Monica’s orders.

RYAN: [Comes out of the bathroom, also with oven mits on his hands.] Well that wasn’t easy.

ROSS: Ok, dinner’s on.

RACHEL: And there’s a peach cobbler warming in the oven so the plate’s gonna be hot but that shouldn’t be a problem for you.

ROSS: Alright you kids, bye now.

PHOEBE and RYAN: Bye. [waving]

ROSS: Oh look, a low budget puppet show.

PHOEBE: It’s such a shame you can’t see which finger I’m holding up.

[Ross and Rachel leave.]

RYAN: Wine?

PHOEBE: Please. [Ryan pulls the cork with his teeth and spits it into Phoebe’s mits.]

RYAN: Oh, I spilled some.

PHOEBE: I got it. [Wipes it up with her mits.]

RYAN: [Puts his hands over Phoebe’s ears.] I must tell you, you look beautiful tonight.


RYAN: Sorry. You look beautiful.


[They start to kiss. They try to get each other’s shirts off but can’t get the buttons undone.]

PHOEBE: You know what, that’s it, that’s it. [She rips off the mits, Ryan follows her lead.]

[They keep kissing and start scratching each other. Ross enters, takes one look, and goes right back out the door.]

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Richard and Monica are in bed.]

RICHARD: Monica, wake up. Monica.

MONICA: What’s up?

RICHARD: I thought of a thing.


RICHARD: Yeah. I have to sleep, have to, on this side of the bed.

MONICA: No honey. You have to sleep on this side of the bed because I have to sleep on this side of the bed.

RICHARD: Or so I would have you believe.

MONICA: No. Big deal, so you have a side of the bed, everybody has a side of the bed.

RICHARD: Hey come on, you haven’t heard my reason yet.

MONICA: Alright, go on.

RICHARD: Ok, I have to sleep on the west side because I grew up in California and otherwise the ocean would be on the wrong side.

MONICA: Oh my God, you’re a freak.

RICHARD: Yeah. How ’bout that.

[Scene: Central Perk. Phoebe, Rachel, Ross, and Ryan are there. Ryan is in uniform, getting ready to leave.]

RACHEL: So uh, Ryan, were you shipping off to?

RYAN: I really can’t say.

ROSS: So do you have like any nuclear weapons on board?

RYAN: I can’t say.

RACHEL: Well do you get to look through one of those like, those periscope thingys.

RYAN: I’m sorry, but I can’t say.

ROSS: Wow, it, it’s neat learning about submarines.

RYAN: I better get out of here, I’m gonna miss my flight.

PHOEBE: Ok, I’ll walk you out.

ROSS: Bye Ryan.

RYAN: Pleasure.

RACHEL: It was nice to meet you.

RYAN: Take care.

[Phoebe and Ryan walk outside.]

RACHEL: So do you uh, think we can get you one of those uh, uniform things?

ROSS: You like that do ya?

RACHEL: Oh yeah.

ROSS: I’ll make some calls. [Runs off.]


[Outside with Phoebe and Ryan.]

RYAN: Can you believe how we spent our two weeks together?

PHOEBE: I know. We didn’t do any of the romantic things I had planned, like having a picnic at Central Park and ya know, coffee at Central Perk. Oh I just got that. [They kiss.]

RYAN: Taxi.

PHOEBE: Bye you. [Ryan’s cab drives off. As Phoebe is going back in, she sees the Central Perk sign in the window and laughs.]


[Scene: Central Perk. Rachel is closing. Ross walks in in a uniform.]

RACHEL: Oh I’m sorry, we’re clo-… Hey sailor.

ROSS: Is this what you had in mind?

RACHEL: I’ll say.

[Ross picks her up.]

ROSS: I’m shipping out tomorrow.

RACHEL: Well then uh, we better make this night count. [He starts to carry her out.] Oh wait, I forgot to turn off the cappucino machine. [He carries her over to turn it off.] Anchors away. Oh no no, my purse, my purse, my purse, my purse, my purse, my pu rse. [He carries her to the counter to pick up her purse.] Oh, you know what. I forgot to turn off the bathroom light.

ROSS: Alright you know, why don’t I just meet you upstairs. [Drops her on the couch and walks out holding his lower back.]


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Originally written by Alexa Junge.
Transcribed by Joshua Hodge.

[Scene: Moondance Diner. Ross, Phoebe, Joey, and Chandler are sitting at the counter, Monica is working. Monica is wearing her costume, including big fake breasts.]

MONICA: So, I’ll get candles and my mom’s lace tablecloth, and since it’s Rachel’s birthday, I mean, we want it to be special, I thought I’d poach a salmon.

ALL: Ohhh.


ROSS: Question. Why do we always have to have parties where you poach things?

MONICA: You wanna be in charge of the food committee?

ROSS: Question two. Why do we always have to have parties with committees?

JOEY: Really. Why can’t we just get some pizzas and get some beers and have fun?

ROSS: Yeah.

PHOEBE: Yeah, I agree. Ya know, I think fancy parties are only fun if you’re fancy on the inside and I’m just not sure we are.

MONICA: Alright. If you guys don’t want it to be special, fine. You can throw any kind of party you want.

[Joey is staring at Monica’s breasts]

MONICA: Joey they’re not real. I start miles beneath the surface of these things, ok, they’re fake. See [squeezes her breast] honk honk.

CHANDLER: Wow, it’s, it’s like porno for clowns.


[Scene: Central Perk. Chandler, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, and Monica are planning Rache’s birthday party.]

ROSS: I talked to Rachel’s sisters, neither of them can come.

MONICA: Ok, um so, I still have to invite Dillon and Emma and Shannon Cooper.

JOEY: Woah, woah, woah, uh, no Shannon Cooper.

PHOEBE: Why not her?

JOEY: Cause she uh, she steals stuff.

CHANDLER: Or maybe she doesn’t steal stuff and Joey just slept with her and never called her back.

MONICA: Joey that is horriable.

JOEY: Hey I liked her, alright. Maybe, maybe too much. I don’t know I guess I just got scared.

PHOEBE: I’m sorry, I didn’t know.

JOEY: I didn’t think anyone’d buy that, ok.

[Rachel enters]

ROSS: Hi honey, how did it go?

RACHEL: Agh, it was the graduation from hell.

CHANDLER: Ya know, my cousin went to hell on a football scholarship.

RACHEL: Ya know, I mean this is supposed to be a joyous occasion. My sister’s graduating from college, nobody thought she would. It’s a true testament to what a girl from long island would do for a Celica.

MONICA: So what happened?

RACHEL: My parents happened. All they had to do was sit in the same stadium, smile proudly, and not talk about the divorce. But nooo, they got into a huge fight in the middle of the commencement address. Bishop Tutu actually had to stop and shush them. But you know what, you know what the good news is? I get to serve coffee for the next 8 hours.

PHOEBE: Ok, so I guess we don’t invite her parents.

MONICA: Well, how bout just her mom?

CHANDLER: Why her mom?

MONICA: Cause I already invited her.

PHOEBE: Ooh, ooh, did you ask Stacy Roth?

JOEY: Oh no, can’t invite her. She also steals.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Chandler, Joey, Monica, and Phoebe are setting up for the party.]

PHOEBE: Ok, here are the birthday candles. Where’s the birthday cake?

MONICA: Ok, we’re not having birthday cake, we’re having birthday flan.

CHANDLER: Excuse me?

MONICA: It’s a traditional Mexican custard dessert.

JOEY: Oh that’s nice. Happy birthday Rachel, here’s some goo.

[knock at the door]

MONICA: [answers the door] Dr. Greene. Oh my God it’s Rachel’s dad. What’re you doing here?

MR. GREENE: What? The father can’t drop by to see the daughter on her birthday?

MONICA: No no, the father can, but um, since I am the roommate I can tell you that she’s not here and I’ll pass along the message, ok. So bye-bye.

MR. GREENE: Ohhh, you’re having a parteee.

MONICA: No, no, not a party. Just a surprise gathering of some people Rachel knows. Um, this is Phoebe and Chandler and Joey.

MR. GREENE: I’ll never remember all of that. So uh, what’s the deal? Rachel comes home, people pop out and yell stuff, is that it?

CHANDLER: This isn’t your first surprise party, is it sir?

[knock at the door, Monica answers to see Mrs. Greene]

MRS. GREENE: Hi Monica.

[Monica slams the door back shut]

MONICA: Chinese menu guy. Forgot the menus.

CHANDLER: So, basically just a Chinese guy.

JOEY: Uh, hey, Dr. Greene, why don’t you come with me, we’ll put your jacket on Rachel’s bed.

MR. GREENE: Alright, that sounds like a two person job. [they walk into Rachel’s bedroom]

MRS. GREENE: Well, my goodness, what was that?

MONICA: Sandra, I am so sorry, I thought you were Rachel and we just weren’t ready for you yet.

MRS. GREENE: You thought I was Rachel?

CHANDLER: Yes because uh, you look so young.

PHOEBE: And because you’re both, you know, white women.

MRS. GREENE: Oh, I missed you kids. Well, should I put my coat in the bedroom?

CHANDLER: NO! No, I’ll take that for ya.

MRS. GREENE: Oh well thank you. Such a gentleman. Thank you. [Chandler takes the hot pink coat and grimaces at it] Ahh, it all looks so nice, so festive, all the balloons… [Chandler, remembering that Joey and Mr. Greene are in the bedroom, throws her coat in a cupboard] The funniest thing happened to me on the way here. I was…[Joey peeks out]

PHOEBE: [cutting Mrs. Greene off] Ha-ha, that’s great, ha-ha. I can’t wait to hear the rest of it, ya know, but I really have to go to the bathroom so… Hey, come with me. Yeah, yeah, it’ll be like we’re gal pals, ya know, like at a restraunt. Oh, it’ll be fun, c’mon. [they go in the bathroom]

MONICA: Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.

CHANDLER: Ok, think, what would Jack and Chrissy do?

JOEY: [peeks back out] Ok, now that your coat is safely in the bedr-, [sees that the coast is clear] oh, ok we can come back out in the living room.

MONICA: So uh, Joey and Chanlder, I, I think it’s time that you take Dr. Greene over to your place.

CHANDLER: Uhh, yes, absdolutely, um. Why again?

MONICA: Because that’s where the party is you goon. See this is just the staging area.

JOEY: Right this is staging.

CHANDLER: Yeah, this more than anything else, is the staging area.

JOEY: [as they’re walking out, Dr. Greene questioningly gestures at the Happy Birthday sign over the door] This is clearly in the wrong apartment. [they all walk across the hall]

[Scene: Later on in the hallway between the apartments. Chandler is showing people to the parties.]

CHANDLER: Alright you guys are off to party number one [ushers 3 guys into Monica’s apartment] and you, you are off to party number two [ushers four women into his apartment. Two guys try to follow and Chandler blocks them and shoos them off to Monica’s apartment] Alright fellas, let’s keep it movin’, let’ keep it movin.

MONICA: Chandler could you at least send some women to my party? [buzzer goes off] Alright that’s Ross.

CHANDLER: Ok, they’re coming, shhh. [Runs into Monica’s apartment and grabs one last girl to take to his apartment]

RACHEL: Ohh, thank you for the wonderful dinner.

ROSS: Thanks for being born.

RACHEL: Ohh, thank you for my beautiul earrings, they’re perfect. I love you.

ROSS: Oh, now you can exchange them if you want, ok.

RACHEL: Now I love you even more.

[they kiss and Ross backs her into her apartment and turns on the lights]

ALL: Surprise.

RACHEL: Oh my gosh, wow. Monica. Oh my god. Mom. This is so great.

MRS. GREENE: Happy birthday sweetie.

RACHEL: Wow you, you. I had no idea.

ROSS: Really?

RACHEL: No, I knew.

ROSS: All right.

MONICA: Ok, everybody, there’s food and drinks on the table. Go across the hall.

ROSS: What?


MONICA: Right now, Joey and Chandler’s, go now.


MONICA: Just go.

[they walk across the hall]

ALL: Surprise.

MR. GREENE: Happy birthday sweetpea.

RACHEL: Daddy.

[Ad break. Time lapse. Still at party at Chandler and Joey’s. Rachel is talking to Chandler and Ross.]

RACHEL: Both of them are here, both of them, both of them are here?

CHANDLER: Well, we could count again.

RACHEL: I can’t believe this is happening.

ROSS: You know what, this is ridiculous, ok. This is your birthday, this is your party. I say we just put ’em all together and if they can’t deal with it, who cares.


ROSS: That’s who.

CHANDLER: Look, are you gonna be ok?

RACHEL: Well, I have to be, I don’t really have a choice, I mean, you know, I could look at the bright side, I get two birthday parties and two birthday cakes.

CHANDLER: Well, actually just one birthday flan.


CHANDLER: It’s a traditional Mexican custard dessert…Look talk to Monica, she’s on the food committee.

[Time lapse. Chandler runs out of the bathroom.]

CHANDLER: Joey, Joey. Hey, some girl just walked up to me and said, ‘I want you Dennis,’ and stuck her tounge down my throat. I love this party.

JOEY: Quick volleyball question.

CHANDLER: Volleyball.

JOEY: Yeah, we set up a court in your room. Uh, you didn’t really like that grey lamp, did you?

CHANDLER: Joey, a woman just stuck her tounge down my throat, I’m not even listening to you.


CHANDLER: Ok, that’s me. [runs back]

RACHEL: Listen honey, can you keep dad occupied, I’m gonna go talk to mom for a while.

ROSS: Ok, do you have any ideas for any openers?

RACHEL: Uhh, let’s just stay clear of ‘I’m the guy that’s doing you daughter’ and you should be ok.

[Back in Monica’s party]

MONICA: Ok people, I want you to take a piece of paper, here you go, and write down your most embarassing memory. Oh, and I do ask that when you’re not using the markers, you put the caps back on them because they will dry out.

[Back in Chandler and Joey’s party]

ROSS: Hi Dr. Greene. So, uh, how’s everything in the uh, vascular surgery….game?

MR. GREENE: It’s not a game Ross, a woman died on my table today.

ROSS: I’m sorry. See that’s the good thing about my job. All the dinosaurs on my table are already dead.

[Back in Monica’s party]

MONICA: Listen you guys, I don’t mean to be a pain about this but, um, I’ve noticed that some of you are just placing them on. You wanna push the caps until you hear them click. [she demonstrates, Gunther starts to walk to the door] Gunther, where’re you going?

GUNTHER: I um, was sorta thinking about maybe…

MONICA: No. No you can’t go. No this is fun. Come on we’re just getting started. Here, here’s your marker.

PHOEBE: Listen if you wanna go, just go.

GUNTER: No, she’ll yell at me again.

PHOEBE: Alright, I can get you out.


PHOEBE: Shh. In a minute, I’m gonna create a diversion. When I do, walk quickly to the door and don’t look back.

[Back at Chandler and Joey’s party]

MR. GREENE: I think I need a drink.

ROSS: Oh, here, I, I’ll get it for ya. Whad’ya want?

MR. GREENE: Scotch.

ROSS: Scotch. Alright, I’ll be back in 10 seconds with your scotch on the rocks in a glass.


ROSS: Cool.

MR. GREENE: No no no, no no no, neat, as in no rocks.

ROSS: I know.

[Back at Monica’s party]

MR. GREENE: Oh hello Ross, where have you been?

ROSS: Hi. Uh, I have been in the bathroom. Stay clear of the salmon mousse.

MRS. GREENE: Oh, scotch neat. Ya know, that’s Rachel’s father’s drink.

ROSS: Oh, mine too. Isn’t that neat, scotch neat. Would you excuse me? [walks out in the hallway, Mr. Greene is walking out of Chandler and Joey’s apartment] Hey, hey, where you uh, sneakin off to mister?

MR. GREENE: I’m getting my cigarettes out of my jacket.

ROSS: No. no.

MR. GREENE: Whad’ya mean no?

ROSS: No, um, see ’cause that, that is, that is the staging area. If you go in there, it’ll ruin the whole illusion of the party. Yeah, I think you take your scotch back in there and I will get your cigarettes for you sir.

MR. GREENE: Get my glasses too.

ROSS: All righty roo. [closes the door] What a great moment to say that for the first time. [goes to get the cigarettes and glasses]

MONICA: Ok, the first person’s most embarassing memory is, ‘Monica, your party sucks.’ Very funny.

PHOEBE: Oh no, ooh, ooh, did somebody forget to use a coaster?

MONICA: What? [she runs over to where Phoebe is, Phoebe signals for Gunther to go] I don’t see anything.

PHOEBE: Great, I’m seeing water rings again.

MRS. GELLER: Ross, whose glasses are those?

ROSS: Mine.

MRS. GREENE: You wear bi-focals?

ROSS: Um-hmm. [puts them on] I have a condition, apparently, that I require two different sets of focals.

MRS. GREENE: Did you know my husband has glasses just like that?

RACHEL: Well those are very popular frames.

ROSS: Neil Sedaka wears them.

GUY: [to Phoebe] I hear you can get people out of here.

MRS. GREENE: Rachel, you didn’t tell me your boyfriend smoked.

RACHEL: Yeah, like a chimney.

ROSS: Ohh, big smoker. [Packs the cigarettes and flings one on Mrs. Greene in the process. Finally gets one in his mouth and it look really out of place] Big big smoker. In fact I’m gonna go ou into the hallway and fire up this bad boy. [as he walks into the hall, he comes face to face with Mr. Greene]

MR. GREENE: Are you wearing my glasses?

ROSS: Yes. [pulls them off and hands them to Mr. Greene] I was just warming up the earpieces for you.

MR. GREENE: Thank you. Is that one of my cigarettes?

ROSS: [pulls the cigarette off his upper lip and hands it to Mr. Greene] Yeah, yes it is, I was just moistening the tip.

[Back in Monica’s party. Phoebe is talking to a guy and two girls at the party.]

PHOEBE: Ok, ok, she’s taking the trash out so I can get you out of here but it has to be now, she’ll be back any minute.

GIRL 1: What about my friend Victor?

PHOEBE: No, only the three of you, any more than that and she’ll get suspicious.

GIRL 1: Alright, let me just get my coat.

PHOEBE: There isn’t time. You must leave everything. They’ll take care of you next door.

GIRL 1: Is it true they have beer?

PHOEBE: Everything you’ve heard is true.

[Back at Chandler and Joey’s party. Everyone is dancing and having fun.]

MONICA: Could you guys please try to keep it down, we’re trying to start a Boggle tournament.

[Chandler and Joey stop dancing and laugh at her]

MONICA: You, and you, you’re supposed to be at my party. And Gunther! What are you doing here?

GUNTHER: Um [gestures to dance floor]

PHOEBE: [enters with the three people she got out] Ok, welcome to the fu-oh.

MONICA: Phoebe.

PHOEBE: Alright, I’m sorry but these people needed me. They work hard all week, it’s Saturday night, they deserve to have a little fun. Go.

MONICA: Ya know, my party is fun. I mean, maybe it’s a little quieter, less obvious sorta fun but, you know, if people would just give it a chance… [volleyball hits her in the head from behind]

[Back at Monica’s party]

RACHEL: You want me to see a therapist?

MRS. GREENE: Sweetheart, you obviously have a problem. You’ve chosen a boyfriend exactly like your father.

RACHEL: Ok mom, you know what, fine, I’ll make an appointment ok, but you know what, right now, I gotta go, I gotta go do a thing.

[Chandler and Joey’s party]

MR. GREENE: Did you know your mother spent $1200 dollars on bansai trees. I felt like Gulliver around that place.

RACHEL: Daddy, daddy, you know what, I really wanna hear more about this, I really do, but I just have, I just have to do a, some stuff.

[Monica’s party]

MRS. GREENE: You work and you work and you work at a marriage but all he cares about is his stupid boat.

[Chandler and Joey’s party]

MR. GREENE: You work and you work and you work on a boat…

MRS. GREENE: He always ridiculed my pottery classs…

MR. GREENE: …and you sand it and you varnish it…

MRS. GREENE: …but when all is said and done, he still drinks out of the mugs.

MR. GREENE: …and her yoga and her Bridges of Madison County…

MRS. GREENE: …the scotch and the cigarettes…

MR. GREENE: …and the bansai’s and the chiuaua…

MRS. GREENE: …I may have only been in therapy for three weeks now dear but…

MR. GREENE: …what the hell does she want with half a boat…

[Scene: The hallway after the party. Rachel is sitting there.]

CHANDLER: [running out of his apartment after a girl] Ok, ok, you can be shirts and I’ll be skins. I’ll be skins. [sits down beside Rachel] Hey, how you holdin’ up there, tiger? Oh, sorry, when my parents were getting divorced I got a lot of tigers. Got a lot of champs, chiefs, sports, I even got a governor.

RACHEL: This is it, isn’t it? I mean, this is what my life is gonna be like. My mom there, my dad there. Thanksgiving, Christmas. She gets the house, he’s in some condo my sister’s gonna decorate with wicker. Oh, Chandler how did you get through this?

CHANDLER: Well, I relied on a carefully regimented program of denial and, and wetting the bed.

RACHEL: Ya know, I just, so weird. I mean I was in there just listening to them bitch about each other and all I kept thinking about was the fourth of July.

CHANDLER: Becasue it reminded you of the way our forefathers used to bitch at each other?

RACHEL: It’s just this thing. Every year we would go out on my dad’s boat and watch the fireworks. Mom always hated it because the ocean air made her hair all big. My sister Jill would be throwing up over the side and my dad would be upset becasue nobody was helping and then when we did help he would scream at us for doing it wrong. But then when the fireworks started, everybody just shut up, you know, and it’d get really cold, and we would all just sort of smush under this one blanket. It never occured to anybody to bring another one. And now it’s just…

CHANDLER: I, I know. [Hugs her. Ross walks out and Chandler puts her in his arms.]

[Scene: Monica’s party. She is seeing off the last of the guests.]

MONICA: Ok, thanks for coming, I hope you guys had fun.

MRS. GREENE: Alright, Monica dear, I’m gonna hit the road. Now I’ve left my 10 verbs on the table. And you be sure and send me that finished poem.

MONICA: Ok will do. So glad you came.

MRS. GREENE: I think I saw Rachel out in the hall.

MONICA: Ok, let me go check. Your mom want’s to say goodbye.

RACHEL: Oh ok.

MRS. GREENE: Happy birthday sweetie.


[Mr. Greene opens the door to Chandler and Joeys apartment. Ross sees him and runs to the door forcing him back in then holds onto the door knob.]

JOEY: Ahh, you drive safe.

MRS. GREENE: Ross, what’re you doing.

ROSS: I’m getting ready for the water skiing. [Mr. Greene opens the door which pulls Ross in] How are you doing?

CHANDLER: Well, uh, Dr. Greene, where are you going?

MR. GREENE: To get my coat.

GUYS: No no no.

MR. GREENE:Alright, alright, I can get my own coat.

[the guys form a wall between Mrs Geller and Mr Geller and dance across the hall as he walks across]

CHANDLER: Sorry, we’re on a major flan high.

PHOEBE: Oh no, you’re not supposed to be here. This is the staging area, you should, it’s all wrong, you should leave, ya know, get out. [opens the door, the guys are right there] Or perhaps you’d like a creme d’menthe.

MR. GREENE: I have to be heading to my chateau, thank you.

PHOEBE: Oh all right, then I guess we’re going back into the hallway.

JOEY: Thanks for coming Mrs. Greene. [grabs her and kisses her to distract her. She goes limp in his arms. Mr. Greene leaves.] Well, ok, you take care.

MRS. GREENE: Oh, you kids [she caresses his face and chest] Well, this is the best party I’ve been to in years.

MONICA: Thank you.


[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Close up of the flan on the table with birthday candles.]

MONICA: Ok everybody, it’s time for flan.

CHANDLER: Yup, get ready for the gelatenous fun.

JOEY: Kinda looks like that stuff you get when you get a bad infection.

MONICA: Ok, that’s enough.

PHOEBE: Ok Rachel, make a special flan wish.

RACHEL: Ok, I’ve got one. [blows out the candles. Somebody calls out ‘heads up’ and the volleyball lands in the flan] Wow, those things almost never come true.


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Originally written by Sebastian Jones and Brian Buckner.
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[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Everyone is there. Monica is watching stock prices on a business channel.]

JOEY: Hey Monica, why are we watchin’ the business channel?

MONICA: ‘Cause I was going by it the other day and I saw that there was a stock with my initials, MEG, on it and, well, sometimes I have to watch for two or three hours before it comes up again but when it does, it’s pretty exciting.

RACHEL: Ok honey, you really need a job.

ROSS: Mon, speaking of which, dad says he knows someone you can call for an interview.

MONICA: Really.

PHOEBE: Ok, right there. That, that’s the third sign today. Right there.

ROSS: On behalf of everyone, I’d just like to say behuh.

PHOEBE: No, ’cause you just said dad and everywhere I go today I keep getting signs telling me to go see my father. Like when I was walking over here and I passed a buffet…which is my father’s last name.


PHOEBE: And they were serving franks which is his first name minus the s at the end. And there was a rotisserie with spinning chicken.

MONICA: His indian name?

PHOEBE: No because I chickened out the last time when I tried to meet him. So I mean coincidences? I don’t think so.

ROSS: Freakish.


JOEY: Freaky.

MONICA: Weird, weird.

RACHEL: Ok, so uh, who wants the last hamburger?

PHOEBE: Oh, alright, that’s it, now I have to go see him.


PHOEBE: Hamburger. McDonald’s. Old MacDonald had a farm, my dad is a pharmacist.


[Scene: Central Perk. Chandler and Ross enter in sweats carrying rackets.]

CHANDLER: Man, I am so beat.

ROSS: Oh yeah.

CHANDLER: Hey, you just wanna forget about raquetball and hang out here?

ROSS: Yeah alright.

[they sit at the couch]

BIG BULLY: [walks back from the counter] Hey you’re in our seats.

ROSS: Oh, sorry we didn’t know.

LITTLE BULLY: [walks back from the counter] Hey, we were sitting there.

CHANDLER: Ok, there is one more way to say it, who knows it?

LITTLE BULLY: Is that supposed to be funny?

CHANDLER: No actually, I was just going for colorful.

BIG BULLY: What’s with this guy?

LITTLE BULLY: What’s with you?

ROSS: Uh, nothing, nothing’s with him. Enjoy your coffee.

[as they’re walking off, little bully grabs Chandlers hat from behind and puts it on himself]

CHANDLER: What just happened?

LITTLE BULLY: I just took your hat. See, I can be funny too. My, my joke is that I, I took your hat.

CHANDLER: That, that is funny. Can I have it back?




ROSS: Ok, ok, you know what? I think you’re very funny. Kudos on that hat joke. But, come on guy just, just give him back the hat.

BIG BULLY: Why should we?

ROSS: Because it’s a special hat. [Chandler looks at Ross funny] See he bought it ’cause he was feeling really down one day so he got the hat to cheer himself up, ya know. Now Chandler…

CHANDLER: Stop talking, stop talking now. Let me just get this straight. You’re actually stealing my hat?

BIG BULLY: You got a problem with that?

CHANDLER: No, just wanna make sure we’re on the same page.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Joey and Rachel are sitting there and Monica walks in.]

RACHEL: Hey, how’d the interview go?

MONICA: It bit. It was a 50’s theme restraunt. I have to cook in a costume and dance on the counter. I mean I was a chef at Cafe des Artistes. I mean how could I take a job where I have to make something called Laverne and Curly Fries?

RACHEL: So don’t do it.

MONICA: How can I not do it? I have $127 in the bank.

JOEY: Monica, relax, go get a beer.

MONICA: I don’t want a beer.

JOEY: Who said it was for you?

ROSS and CHANDLER: [both enter looking down] Hhhiiii.

RACHEL: What’s the matter with you?

CHANDLER: The mean guys at the coffee house took my hat.


JOEY: You’re kiddin’.

ROSS: It was ridiculous. Ya know, these guys, they were bullies, actual bullies, ya know. We’re grown ups, this kinda stuff isn’t supposed to happen anymore.

RACHEL: Oohhh.


RACHEL: Hi. [Ross turns to Rachel and they hug]

CHANDLER: Ohhh [turns as if to hug someone] Oh no, wait a minute, I have no one.

JOEY: Hey, woah, let’s go down there and get your hat back.

CHANDLER: Na, forget it, it’s probably stripped and sold for parts by now.

MONICA: [seeing TV] Hey, I went up.


MONICA: My stock, MEG, it went up 2 points. Hey guys, do you realize that if I had invested my $127 in myself yesterday that I’d like have…a lot more than that today. Ya know what, I’m gonna do it.

JOEY: Do what?

MONICA: Put all my money in me.

RACHEL: Monica, what are you talking about? You don’t know the first thing about the stock market.

MONICA: What’s to know? Buy sell, high low, bears bulls…[on the phone] Yes Manhattan…yeah telephone number of the stock…selling store.

[Scene: Phoebe’s dad’s house. Phoebe pulls up in the cab with Rachel and Joey in the back.]

[Phoebe slams on the breaks. Joey and Rachel are thrown forward into the pillows in their laps.]

JOEY: See, didn’t I tell ya these pillows would be a good idea?

PHOEBE: Oh God, here we go. For the first time in my life I’m gonna say ‘Hi birthfather’.

RACHEL: We love you, we’re here for you.

JOEY: Yeah good luck, good luck.

PHOEBE: Thanks. [gets out of the cab]

JOEY: Hey Rach, you uh, you want some sandwich?

RACHEL: Ohh, what is in that?

JOEY: Olive loaf and ham spread, no mayo.

RACHEL: No no, ’cause mayo, that would make it gross.

PHOEBE: [a little dog starts attacking her leg] Hey, hey, no, oh oh.

RACHEL: Run Phoebe run.

PHOEBE: No no no, doggie please. Oh, I do so wanna love all animals, please no.

JOEY: Get him a bone, get a bone. You gotta bone?

RACHEL: Are you kidding me?

PHOEBE: Look kibbles, bits. Oh God, alright, get the hell off my leg you yippity piece of crap. [Flings the dog off and jumps in the cab. The dog keeps jumping up to the window.] Ok, alright, we have a problem.

JOEY: Well why don’t you just reach out and take his trampoline.

RACHEL: Ok, here, I know what we can do. [grabs Joey’s sadwich and throws it out the window]

JOEY: Hey, hey, hey no.

RACHEL: Ok, doggie get the- aahhh. Ok go get the sandwich, get the sandwich doggie. [dog ignores the sandwich] Good doggie get the sandwich, get the…ok, Joey, the dog will lick himself but he will not touch your sandwich, what does that say?

JOEY: Well if he’s not gonna eat it, I will.

PHOEBE: Are you crazy?

JOEY: Phoebs, he’s just a little dog. [turns back to the car window and the dog is halfway through it.] Ahhh.

[Scene: Central Perk. Chandler and Ross are sitting at the couch.]


ROSS: What?

CHANDLER: Do you have to be a Century 21 real-estate agent to get to wear those really cool jackets?

ROSS: Do you say this stuff to girls?

BIG BULLY: Hehehehey, isn’t that the guy who used to wear your hat?

LITTLE BULLY: And look where they’re sitting.

ROSS: You’re joking, right? You guys just walked through the door.

BIG BULLY: Maybe we didn’t make it clear enough.


BIG BULLY: This couch belongs to us.

CHANDLER: Alright, I’ll tell you what, you call the couch and then, and then we’ll call the couch, and we’ll see who it comes to.

BIG BULLY: You know what I keep wondering? Why you two are still sitting here.

ROSS: Alright, that’s it. I’ve had enough of this, alright. Gunther, these guys are trying to take our seat.

GUNTHER: Fellas, these guys were here first.

BIG BULLY: Oh, sorry, I didn’t realize.


GUNTHER: There you go.

ROSS: Thank you Gunther. We didn’t want to have to go and do that.

LITTLE BULLY: He told on us?

BIG BULLY: You told on us?

ROSS: Well pal, you didn’t give me much of a choice. [flicks the ends of the big bully’s tie]

CHANDLER: Don’t play with his things.

ROSS: I know.

BIG BULLY: Alright, let’s take this outside.

ROSS: Let’s, let’s take this outside? Who talks like that?

BIG BULLY: The guy that’s about to kick your ass talks like that.

CHANDLER: You had to ask.

ROSS: Yeah.

[the bullies grab the back of the couch that Ross and Chandler are sitting in and tip back]

ROSS: Ok, ok look, see, the thing is we’re, we’re not gonna fight you guys.

LITTLE BULLY: Well then here’s the deal, you won’t have to so long as never ever show your faces in this coffee house ever again.

CHANDLER: I think you played the Gunther card too soon.

[Scene: Back in the cab in front of Phoebe’s dad’s house.]

JOEY: Hey Phoeb’s, I think you’re good to go.

PHOEBE: Yeah, I don’t know.

RACHEL: What’s the matter?

PHOEBE: I just think that this was a really bad sign, ya know. I mean, like the beast at the threshold, you know. It’s just like, I have no family left, ya know. I mean except for my grandmother, you know, but let’s face it, she’s not gonna be around forever, despite what she says. And I have a sister who I’ve barely spoken to since we like shared a womb. I don’t know, this is my real father and I just, I want things to be like just right.

RACHEL: Yeah Phoebe, I completely understand.

JOEY: Yeah, whatever you need. Hey, you wanna go home?

PHOEBE: Ok, thanks. Sorry, again

[She starts the cab and pulls forward. We hear a squish and a dog yelp.]

PHOEBE: [innocently] What was that?

JOEY: Uhh, I’m guessing the threshold’s clear now.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Joey is eating breakfast, Rachel has just gotten up, and Monica is on the phone.]

MONICA: I wanna buy 5 shares of SGJ and I wanna buy them now. C’mon time is money my friend. Thank you. Wooo.

RACHEL: Time is money my friend?

JOEY: Yeah, you missed, ‘Takes money to make money,’ and uh, ‘Don’t make me come down there and kick your wall street butt.’

MONICA: Hey, I made $17 before breakfast, what have you done?

JOEY: Well uh, I had breakfast here so technically I saved $3.50.

RACHEL: How did you make $17.

MONICA: Well, my financially challenged friends, I split my money and I bought some shares of CHP and ZXY.

JOEY: How come those?

MONICA: Well, CHP because I used to have a crush on Eric Estrada. And ZXY becuase I think it sounds zexy.

RACHEL: What happened to uh, MEG.?

MONICA: MEG was good for me but I dumped her. Ya know, my motto is get out before they go down.

JOEY: That is so not my motto.

PHOEBE: [enters] Hey.

RACHEL: Hey Phoebs. Oh hey, how’s the dog?

PHOEBE: Ok, I talked to the vet, people are so nice upstate. Anyway, he said that the little fella’s gonna be ok and I can pick him up tomorrow.

JOEY: Good.

RACHEL: Oh, thank God.

PHOEBE: Yeah, but he did have to have a bunch of stitches and he said that only once in a blue moon does a dog’s ear grow back so…still hoping.

RACHEL: Ok, so Phoebe, now are you gonna call your dad and let him know that his dog is ok?

PHOEBE: I, I don’t wanna meet my father over the phone. What am I gonna say, like ‘Hi, I’m Phoebe, the daughter you abandoned. Oh, by the way, I broke your dog.’

JOEY: Hey Phoebs, if you want, I’ll do it.

PHOEBE: Ok. Listen, just don’t say anything about me, ok. [goes over and grabs the phone that’s sitting by Monica]

MONICA: DON’T…be too long with the phone.

RACHEL: She’ll be a much better friend when the market closes.

JOEY: [dials the phone] It’s a woman.

PHOEBE: So talk to her.

JOEY: [in a fake voice] Uhh, hello Miss Buffay. I know where your dog is. I want you to know that he’ll be returned to you, almost as good as new, within, within 24 hours. Uh, goodbye. [hangs up]

RACHEL: Why the voice.

JOEY: [in the voice] Hard to say.

[Scene: Chandler and Joey’s apartment. Ross is sitting at the bar, Chandler serves up two mugs of hot water.]

CHANDLER: Your cappucino sir.

ROSS: Thank you.

[they both pour in packets of cappucino mix]

CHANDLER: Ya know I think this is much better than the coffee house.

ROSS: Absolutely.

[they both stir thier coffee and proceed to stare into the mugs]

ROSS: How come it’s not mixing with the water?

CHANDLER:Well the package says you have to uh, constantly keep it moving. Stir and drink, stir and drink, never let it settle.

[they both try to drink while continuously stirring]

JOEY: [walks out of his room] Hey, this is ridiculous. I’ll tell you what. After I get back from my neice’s christening, I’ll go down to the coffee house with you and we’ll all have a nice cup of coffee alright. No problem, Joey’s there.




ROSS: No. Man I don’t wanna have to have Joey with me every time I wanna descent cup of coffee. Ya know, and I don’t wanna spend the rest of my life drinking cappucino with a ‘K’. I say you and I go back down there and stand up to those guys.

CHANDLER: Alright, hang on a second there Custer.

JOEY: Yeah really, Ross, have you ever been beaten up before?

ROSS: Yeah, sure.

JOEY: By someone besides Monica?

ROSS: No. So what. So what if we get beaten up, maybe that’s just something every man has to go through once in his life. Ya know, like a, like a right of passage or somethin’.

CHANDLER: Well, couldn’t we just lose our virginities again? Ya know, because I think actually mine’s growing back.

[Scene: Outside Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Rachel is returning.]

MONICA: [Opens the door] I need to borrow a hundred bucks.


MONICA: Hi, welcome home. [pulls Rachel inside] I need to borrow a hundred bucks.

RACHEL: For what?

MONICA: I’ve gotta get back in the game.

RACHEL: Why, when did you get out of the game?

MONICA: I don’t know, I lost it all ok. I lost it.

RACHEL: Oh no.

MONICA: Hey, I’ve come to terms with it, you have to too.

RACHEL: Ok. Look uhh, Mon I’m, I’m really sorry.

MONICA: Yeah, yeah, yeah, where are we on the hundred bucks?

RACHEL: I, I don’t have it.

MONICA: But I need it. Otherwords I’m gonna have to take that horrible diner job. You know, with the dancing and the costumes. I don’t wanna have to wear flame retardant boobs.

RACHEL: Nobody does honey.

[Scene: Phoebe’s dad’s house. Phoebe is returning the dog who is bandaged up and has a plastic cone around it’s neck.]


MRS BUFFAY: Schnoodle. Oh my God, what the hell happened to my dog?

PHOEBE: It was an accident, and, and the woman who did this would never ever hurt a dog on purpose. She’s a vegetarian.

MRS BUFFAY: What are these, stitches?

PHOEBE: Yeah, eight of them. That’s 56 to him. You know also, if, if it’s raining, you can’t let him look up too long ’cause that cone’ll fill up really really fast.

MRS BUFFAY: Yeah well, thanks for bringing back what’s left of him.

PHOEBE: Sure, oh, is, is Frank home.

MRS BUFFAY: How do you know Frank?

PHOEBE: Just from a, from a long time ago. Is he here?

MRS BUFFAY: Yeah. Frank.

FRANK: Yeah. What? [a young guy comes around the corner]

PHOEBE: Oh, ok, um, I mean Frank senior.

MRS BUFFAY: He went out for groceries.

PHOEBE: Ok so will he be back soon?

MRS BUFFAY: Well he left four years ago so we’re expecting him back any minute now.

PHOEBE: Alright, I’m, I’m gonna go. I’m sorry about the dog, everything. I’m sorry.

[she turns to leave, Frank follows]

FRANK: Hey lady. Hey wait up. How do you know my dad?

PHOEBE: Um well I don’t really. Just genetically. He’s kinda my dad too.

FRANK: Heavy.

PHOEBE: Yeah. So um, did he ever talk about me, Phoebe?

FRANK: No but he didn’t really talk about anything.


FRANK: Except stilts.

PHOEBE: Stilts?

FRANK: Yeah, he loved stilts. One time I was upstairs, I was stealing cigarettes out of my mom’s purse, and uh, all of a sudden I look over and there’s my dad’s head bobbing past the window. He just had this big smile on his face and he was waving ’cause he was always happiest when he was on his stilts.


FRANK: Yeah.

PHOEBE: I don’t know what to do with that.

FRANK: Me neither. So you’re like my big sister.


FRANK: This is huge, you can buy me beer.

PHOEBE: I’m not gonna. But you know what’s cool though? Ok, if you had a friend named Pete, then I could say, ‘Oh yeah, I know Pete, he’s friends with my brother.’

FRANK: I gotta friend named Mark.

PHOEBE: That’ll work too.

FRANK: Cool, alright. So maybe, ya know, I could give you a call sometime, we could talk or somethin’.

PHOEBE: Yeah, that’d be ok.

FRANK: Alright.

PHOEBE: Ok, I’m in the book.

FRANK: Ok, yeah.

PHOEBE: Alright. So um, stilts huh?

FRANK: Yeah hey, you know if you want I can take you around back and show you where he hit his head on the rain gutter.


[Scene: Central Perk. Chandler and Ross are sitting on the couch nervously.]

ROSS: Well we did it, we’re here. We are standing our ground. How long does a cup of coffee take?

CHANDLER: Would you come on! Come on! [waitress brings their coffee] Thank you.

[They rush to put the cream and sugar in their cups and gulp down a few drinks]

CHANDLER: Ah, there we go.

ROSS: I think we proved our point.

CHANDLER: You burn your mouth?

ROSS: Cannot feel my tounge.

[They leave. As they’re walking out, the bullies are walking in.]

CHANDLER: Bullies, big bullies.

LITTLE BULLY: Oh, look who’s here, it’s the weenies.

BIG BULLY: Did we not make ourselves clear the other day.

ROSS: Yes, and that’s why we’re here.

CHANDLER: Yes, we’re standing out ground…apparently.

LITTLE BULLY: Let’s do this alright.

ROSS: Woah, ho-ho, whad’ya got there, a weapon?

LITTLE BULLY: It’s a nice watch, I don’t wanna break it on your ribs.

CHANDLER: Alright, let’s do this.


[they all put up their fists and prepare to fight]

CHANDLER: Question. If I don’t care about my watch, can I use it as a weapon?

ROSS: Whad’ya mean?

CHANDLER: Well, it’s sharp, it’s metal, I think I can do some, you know, serious damage with it.

BIG BULLY: No, you can’t use your watch.

CHANDLER: Ok. [reaches in his pocket]

BIG BULLY: Or your keys.


LITTLE BULLY: Look, here’s what we’ll do. We’ll put all keys and watches in the hat over there. Alright. [they all put their keys and watches in the hat and put it on a mail box] Alright, c’mon man, let’s do this.

[they all jump in the street and prepare to fight]

ROSS: Before I forget, are we hitting faces?

BIG BULLY: Of course we’re hitting faces, why wouldn’t you hit faces?

ROSS: Well because I have to work on Monday, I have a big presentation.

LITTLE BULLY: Actually, you know, uh, I gotta show this apartment tomorrow and uh, you know, this no faces thing might not be a bad idea.

BIG BULLY: Ok, nothing from the neck up. [everyone gets ready for the fight] Or the waist down. Dana’s ovulating.

LITTLE BULLY: Oh really, you guys tryin’ again?


CHANDLER: Ok, so let me just get this straight. So we’re uh, strictly talking about the middle?


ROSS: Hey, hey, woah, you want some of this, huh? You want a piece of this, huh? I’m standin here, huh.

CHANDLER: Hey, hey, those guys are takin our stuff! [some guy runs off with the hat]

ROSS: Hey.


[they all run off after the guy]

[Scene: Central Perk. The four guys are returning after getting the hat back.]

ROSS: God, that was, that was amazing, that was incredible. You guys, you guys kicked butt.

LITTLE BULLY: Us, what about you guys? Man you really, bing, gave it to old Mr. Clean back there. He was a big guy.

ROSS: Yeah he was wasn’t he.

CHANDLER: Yeah, I wouldn’t know having missed everything.

BIG BULLY: Don’t do that to yourself. Any one of us could have tripped over that little girls jump-rope.

ROSS: So, listen guys, are we uh, are we ok here?


ROSS: Alright.

CHANDLER: Ok so, can I have my hat back?


CHANDLER: Huh. [reaches over and grabs the hat and bolts for the door but slips and falls behind the couch]


[Scene: The 50’s theme cafe. Monica is working the grill, the rest are at a table.]

RACHEL: Look at her.

CHANDLER: Hi Monica.

JOEY: He-he-he, how’s it goin’?

PHOEBE: Hey nice boobs.

CHANDLER: Guys guys, check this out.

[Chandler puts a coin in the mini jukebox at the table. YMCA starts playing and Monica and the rest of the staff have to get on the counter and start singing along and dancing. After a couple of couruses, Chandler pulls out a handful of coins and drops them on the table.]

JOEY: Excellent.


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Transcribed by Joshua Hodge.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Phoebe enters to see Monica, Richard, Ross, and Rachel tearfully watching TV.]

PHOEBE: Hey. Watcha guys doin?

RICHARD: Monica’s making us watch Old Yeller.

PHOEBE: Why are you guys so upset? It’s Old Yeller, it’s a happy movie.


ROSS: What’re you talkin’ about?

PHOEBE: C’mon, happy family gets a dog, frontier fun.

ROSS: Yeah but Phoebs, what about the end?

PHOEBE: What when Yeller saves saves the family from the wolf and everyone’s happy?

RACHEL: That’s not the end.

PHOEBE: Yu-huh. That’s when my mother would shut off the TV and say ‘The end’.

MONICA: What about the part where he has rabies?

PHOEBE: He doesn’t have rabies, he has babies. That’s what my mom said.

RICHARD: Uh, Phoebe, I don’t think your mom would want you to see what’s about to happen.

PHOEBE: What, what’s about to happen? [starts watching] I’ve never seen this part before. Hey, Travis, watcha doin’ with that gun? Oh no, no no Travis, put down the gun. No no no no, he he’s your buddy, he’s your Yeller, no, no no, the end, THE END. [hear the gunshot from the TV]
[Scene:Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Richard is on the balcony smoking and Monica is on the phone.]

MONICA: Hey, have you guys eaten, because uh, Richard and I just finished and we’ve got leftovers… Chicken and potatoes… What am I wearing?…Actually, nothing but rubber gloves.

[Chandler and Joey come sprinting in]

JOEY: Ya know, one of these times you’re gonna really be naked and we’re not gonna come over.

MONICA: Alright, I’ve got a leg, three breasts and a wing.

CHANDLER: Well, how do you find clothes that fit?

JOEY: Oh, hey, Monica, we’ve got a question.

MONICA: Alright, for the bizillionth time, yes I see other women in shower at the gym, and no I don’t look.

JOEY: No, not that one. We’re trying to figure out who to bring to the Knicks game tonight, we have an extra ticket.

CHANDLER: Yeah, Ross can’t go so it’s between my friend Eric Prower who has breath issues and Dan with the poking. [starts poking Monica in the shoulder] ‘Did you see that play? Do you want some more beer? Is that Spike Lee?’

MONICA: Ok. [Richard walks in] Hey, why don’t you ask Richard?

JOEY: Ok, uh, hey Richard, if you had an extra ticket to the Knicks game and you had to choose between a friend who smells and one who bruises you who would you pick?

RICHARD: Wow. Well being a huge Knicks fan myself, I think you should take someone who’s a huge Knicks fan.

CHANDLER: Ok, that’s Eric.

RICHARD: Glad to be of help. Matches. [walks out to the balcony]

MONICA: I meant, why don’t you take Richard to the game? What?

JOEY: I don’t know.

MONICA: C’mon. Keeps his fingers to himself and he’s always minty fresh.

CHANDLER: I don’t know, Richard’s really nice and everything, uh, it’s just that we don’t know him really well, ya know, and plus he’s, ya know, old [Monica gives him a glare] -er than some people, but, uh, younger than some buildings.

MONICA: So what, he’s a little older, big deal, I mean he’s important to me. Ya know if you ask him, he might take you on his Jag. [walks off]

JOEY: How do we say yes now and make it seem like we’re not doin’ it just to ride in the cool car?

CHANDLER: Ok, this could be tough.

JOEY: [Monica walks back in the kitchen] Ok ok ok ok. Monica, we’ll bring him, but only if he takes the Jaguar.

CHANDLER: Ooh, you almost had it.

[Scene: Ross’s apartment. Ross is holding Ben.]

ROSS: [smells Ben’s butt] No no, you’re fine, you’re fine.

CAROL: [enters with Susan] Hello



CAROL: Hi honey.

ROSS: Oh you guys are not gonna believe what happened.

CAROL: What?

SUSAN: What?

ROSS: Ok, we were sitting over there playing on the floor and he grabs the table and he pulls himself up. He pulled himself up. Standing man. I’m sorry you guys missed it but I did tape it so it you guys want to see it.

CAROL: Uhh, we know, he already did it last week.

SUSAN: You can watch our tape if you want.

ROSS: I don’t believe this. I miss, I miss the first time of everything. I missed, what, the first time he rolled over, the first time he crawled. What else did I miss? Has he spoken yet, is he driving, does he have a favorite liquour?

CAROL: Actually, he is getting closer on the talking thing. He can’t quite say mama yet, but once he said yumen.

ROSS: Ooh, I, I’m so sick of missing stuff. Ya know, I want him for more than, than a day, I want him for a whole weekend. No listen , I mean, I feel like-

CAROL and SUSAN: Great. That would be fine.

ROSS: Really? I mean, I, I had a whole speach prepared.

SUSAN: Oh shout, that would have been fun.

ROSS: Oh look, did, did you just see that? Did you see? He just waved, he just waved, he’s never waved before, you’ve never waved before. Yes he has. Very good.

[Scene: Central Perk. Monica and Rachel are there. Phoebe enters carrying video tapes.]


RACHEL: Hey Phoebs, whatcha got there?

PHOEBE: Ok, Love Story, Brian’s Song, and Terms of Endearment.

MONICA: Wow, all you need now is The Killing Fields and some guacamole and you’ve got yourself a part-ay.

PHOEBE: Yeah, I talked to my grandma about the Old Yeller incident, and she told me that my mom used to not show us the ends of sad movies to shield us from the pain and sadness. You know, before she killed herself.

[Chandler and Joey enter]


JOEY: Hey.


MONICA: Hey. Where is he, where’s Richard? Did you ditch him?

JOEY: Yeah right after we stole his lunch money and gave him a wedgie. What’s the matter with you, he’s parking the car.

MONICA: So’d you guys have fun?

CHANDLER: Your boyfriend is so cool.

MONICA: Really?

CHANDLER: Yeah, he let us drive his Jaguar. Joey for 12 blocks, me for 15.

RACHEL: Wow, he must like you the best.

JOEY: Oh, what about that thing he did when he tipped the guy who showed us to our seats. You never even saw the money, it was like this. [With money in his palm] Hey Chandler, thanks for showing us to our seats [shakes his had and passes the dollar].

CHANDLER: You’re welcome. Hey Joey, thanks for parking the car [passes the dollar back].

JOEY: No problem. Hey Chandler

CHANDLER: I think they get it.


[Richard enters]

CHANDLER: There’s the man.

JOEY: He-he-eyy. [Shakes his had and passes the dollar]

RICHARD: Hey, you’re gettin’ better. I’m gonna keep this by the way.

JOEY: Ok. He kept my dollar.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Carol and Susan are dropping off Ben.]

MONICA: So your first whole weekend without Ben, what’re you guys gonna do?

CAROL: Uh, we’re going down to Colonial Williamsburg.

SUSAN: Yeah, a woman I went to college with just became the first female blacksmith down there.

ROSS: Well, ya know, they’re a little behind the times in Colonial Williamsburg.

CAROL: Think I better go before mommy starts weeping.

ROSS: Buy mommy.

CAROL and SUSAN: We love you. Buy.

ROSS: Have a good time. Ok, Ben.


ROSS: Yeah.

MONICA: Look. [they look at Joey in the kitchen with a cigar in his mouth, looking at his reflection in a spatula] Joey, do you know we can see you from here?

JOEY: How come Richard looks so much cooler with one of these than me?

ROSS: Well for starters, you may want to light it and lose the spatula.

MONICA: You know what, I think it’s cute, you trying to be more like Richard.

JOEY: Not like him, per-se, just not un-like him.

[Chandler enters with his hair full of mousse and a cheesy moustache]

ROSS: Look it’s the artist formerly known as Chandler.

CHANDLER: Just tryin’ somethin’ here, ya know.

MONICA: So Joey, why didn’t you grow a moustache?

JOEY: Oh we flipped for it. I got the cigar, he got the moustache. Figured if we both grew it, we’d look like dorks.

ROSS: Yeah, you really sidestepped that land mine.

CHANDLER: Hey listen, we’ve gotta go, I promised Richard we’d meet him downstairs.

MONICA: You’re meeting Richard?

JOEY: Yeah, we’re goin’ to a Ranger game.

CHANDLER: Yeah, didn’t he tell ya?

MONICA: Well, he told me he was going out with the guys, I just didn’t know that you were the guys.

CHANDLER: You hear that? We’re the guys.

JOEY: We’re the guys.

MONICA: With that moustache doesn’t Chandler remind you of Aunt Sylvia?

ROSS: Thank you.

[Scene: Central Perk. Rachel is working. Ross enters with Ben.]

ROSS: Hi, we’re visitiing. It’s Ben and his da-da. Da-da. Can you say da-da? Look, I’m gonna tell your momies you said it anyway so you might as well try.

RACHEL: No luck huh?

ROSS: Naa. A while ago I got a sah out of him, which I thought, ya know, might turn into sah-condary caregiver but… Hey, would you uh, would you hold him for a sec, ’cause I, I gotta take this off.

RACHEL: Oh, yeah sure, Ok. [she takes Ben and holds him at arms length]

ROSS: What’re you doing?

RACHEL: Uh, I’m holding Ben.

ROSS: Yeah, well, he’s a baby not a bomb.


ROSS: Well just hold him like you’d hold a football.

RACHEL: This is how I would hold a football.

ROSS: Ok, here, here. There we go.

RACHEL: Ok, I’m sorry, I’m just not very good with babies. I mean I haven’t been around them, I mean, you know, since I was one.

ROSS: It’s alright, it’s no big deal.

RACHEL: Really?

ROSS: Yeah, definitely, I’m sure you’ll feel totally different when it’s our baby.


ROSS: What?

RACHEL: You think about stuff like that?

ROSS: Uhh, yeah. I mean, actually I kinda think that we’ll have, we’ll have two babies.

RACHEL: Two, two babies?

ROSS: Yeah. Ya know, a boy and a girl. Hopefully the girl will come first so Ben here won’t feel too competitive.

RACHEL: Then what’s gonna happen?

ROSS: Well, we won’t wanna raise kids in the city so we’ll probably move to uh, Scarsdale.

RACHEL: Uh-huh.

ROSS: Yeah, that way I figure, ya know, we’ll be far enough away from our parents that we don’t have to see them all the time but close enough that they can come over and babysit whenever we want. And yes, I know, the taxes are a little higher than, let’s say, Nassau county but the school system’s supposedly great.

RACHEL: Wow. Wow, that’s great. Great. Ok, wow, you know what.

ROSS: Huh?

RACHEL: I’m off my break now so uh, um here you take this [hands back Ben] and um, I am gonna go pour these very nice people some coffee. Ok. Oh look at that, I don’t have a pot. I don’t have a pot. Well, hey, maybe I’ve got one at home, or in Scarsdale. Hey is that a door? [leaves]

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica and Richard are there. Phoebe enters.]


RICHARD: Hey Phoebs, what’s happening?

PHOEBE: Oh, ok, murder, cancer, soccer teams eating each other in the Andes.

MONICA: So you watched the movies huh?

PHOEBE: Uh huh, what is happening to the world? I mean, no no no, ’cause ET leaves, and and Rocky loses, Charlotte dies.

RICHARD: Charlotte who?

PHOEBE: With the web, the spider she dies, she does. She has babies and dies. It’s like ya know, hey welcome home from the hospital, thud.

MONICA: Alright, you wanna feel better?


MONICA: Ok, here, watch this.

PHOEBE: It’s a Wonderful Life. Yes I’ve heard of this.

MONICA: So you can’t lose, it’s there in the title. Wonderfullness is baked right in.

PHOEBE: Please, I almost fell for that with, uh, Pride of the Yankees, I thought I was gonna see a film about Yankee pride and then, boom, the guy gets Lou Gehrig’s disease.

RICHARD: Uh, the guy was Lou Gehrig. Didn’t you kinda see it coming?

PHOEBE: Phoebe, just watch that, I promise it will resotre all your faith in humanity.

CHANDLER: [runs in] Hey, big guy, game time.

RICHARD: Hey, be right there.

MONICA: There’s a game?

CHANDLER: Uh, yeah, I just got my pick-up sticks back from the shop. Bring your nerves of steel.

RICHARD: It’s the basketball playoffs.

MONICA: Listen, um honey, I appreciate this but you don’t have to keep hanging out with them for me, I mean, they have each other.

RICHARD: Oh, no, honey, I mean, don’t worry, I like hanging out with those guys. It’s fun for me. They’re different than my other friends, they don’t start sentences with, ‘You know who just died shoveling snow?’

MONICA: Alright that’s great, then just go. Go Knicks.

RICHARD: Uh, it’s the college playoffs.

MONICA: Oh, then go Vassar.

RICHARD: Uh, they’re not in it.

MONICA: Ok, then just go.

RICHARD: Ok. [leaves]

MONICA: Oh, why does this bother me so much? I mean I don’t wanna be one of those people who tells their boyfriend they wanna spend 24 hours a day with them.


MONICA: It’s just that he doesn’t have that much free time, ya know, and I don’t know, what do I do?

PHOEBE: Does it matter? You’re ultimately just gonna die or get divorced or have to blow your pets head off.

RACHEL: [enters] Aghh.

PHOEBE: Me too. [leaves]

MONICA: I’ve got a question. Richard made plans again with the guys.

RACHEL: Yeah well, Ross just made plans for the whole century.

MONICA: Ya know what, I think I’m gonna go to my room and read Cosmo, maybe there’s something helpful in there. Know what, at least maybe I can learn how to do an at home bikini wax with leftover Cristmas candles.

ROSS: [enters] Ok, what the hell happened back there?

RACHEL: I don’t know, you tell me. One minute I’m holding Ben like a football, the next thing I know, I’ve got two kids, I’m living in Scarsdale complaining about the taxes.

ROSS: Well I’m sorry, I think about stuff. Ya know, I mean, you’re at work, you’re assembling bones, your mind wanders.

RACHEL: Ross, you have planned out the next 20 years of our lives, we’ve been dating for six weeks.

ROSS: C’mon, what, you never think about our future?

RACHEL: Yes, but I, I think about who’s apartment we’re gonna sleep at tomorrow night and, and where we’re gonna have dinner next Saturday night. I do not think about what our childrens’ names are gonna be. You know what our childrens names are gonna be.

ROSS: No, no, I mean, ya know, I, I read a book and there was a girl named Emily and I thought, I thought that might be good.

RACHEL: What was the book?

ROSS: The big book of childrens’ names.

RACHEL: Ok, Ross, Ross, ok listen, what we have is amazing.

ROSS: Yeah.

RACHEL: But I do not want to have everything decided for me. I spent my whole life like that. It’s what I had with Barry, that was one of the reasons I left. I, I like not knowing right now and I’m sorry if that scares you but if you want to be with me you are gonna have to deal with that.

ROSS: Ok fine.

RACHEL: Thank you.

ROSS: We’re not done.

RACHEL: I didn’t know that.

ROSS: Ok, then you’re gonna have to understand that you’re with a guy who’s not gonna stop planning his future with you because he knows that we’re gonna end up together and if that scares you, tough, ’cause you’re gonna have to deal with that.

RACHEL: Fine, I will.

ROSS: Good, ’cause I love you.

RACHEL: Oh yeah.

ROSS: Yeah.

RACHEL: Well I love you too.

ROSS: Well that’s the first time we’ve said that.

RACHEL: Yes it is.

ROSS: Well, I’m gonna kiss you.

RACHEL: Well you better.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica is in the kitchen, Phoebe enters.]

PHOEBE: Hey. Oh thanks for the great movie tip.

MONICA: Did you like it?

PHOEBE: Oh yeah. You know, I don’t know if I was happier when um George Bailey destroyed the family business or um, Donna Reid cried, or when the mean pharmacist made his ear bleed.

MONICA: Alright, I’ll give you the ear thing but don’t you think the ending was pretty wonderful?

PHOEBE: I didn’t watch the ending, I was too depressed. It just kept getting worse and worse, it should have been called, “It’s a sucky life and just when you think it can’t suck any more it does.”

[Scene: Chandler and Joey’s apartment. Chandler and Joey are playing Richard at foosball.]

CHANDLER: Kick save and… denied.

RICHARD: But… he gets it back, pass to the middle, lines it up and… BAM! Yes! Could that shot BE any prettier?

JOEY: Man you are incredible.

RICHARD: Well, we had a table in college.

CHANDLER: Oh really, I didn’t know they had foosball in the 1800’s.

RICHARD: Nice moustache by the way. When puberty hits that thing’s really gonna kick in.

MONICA: [enters] Honey. Uh, not to sound too Florence Henderson but, dinner’s on the table.

RICHARD: Ok, just one more point.

MONICA: [grabs the other two bars on Richard’s side and scores] Score! Now can we go?

CHANDLER: See, that’s why we don’t let her play.

RICHARD: Is everything all right?

MONICA: Um-hmm.


CHANDLER: Oh hey listen, don’t be mad at him, it’s our fault. I’m sorry we’ve been hoggin so much of his time.

JOEY: Yeah, he’s just really great to hang around with.


JOEY: No no, seriously, Chandler and I were just talkin about this. He is so much cooler than our dads. [Chandler starts kicking him below the table] I mean, you know, our dad’s are ok, ya know, but Richard is just- ow, ow. What are you kickin me for? Huh? I’m tryin to talk here.

RICHARD: Uh, you guys see me as a dad?

JOEY: Oh yeah.


JOEY: Nooooo.

CHANDLER: Your just, your just clearly not familiar with our young persons vernacular. See, when we say dad, we mean buddy. We mean pal.

RICHARD: Uh-huh, yeah.

CHANDLER: No no, seriously, Joey’s my dad, Monica’s my dad. I’ve even got some dads down at work.

RICHARD: That’s fine. Well, your other dad and I are gonna go have a romantic evening and I guess I’ll just see you kids around.

MONICA: Nighty-nite.

CHANDLER: You’re not a dad. You’re not a dad.

JOEY: Not a dad.

CHANDLER: I can’t believe you got us into trouble. [slaps Joey on the arm. Joey takes exception and slaps him back]

MONICA: [her and Richard return to her place] So are you ok?

RICHARD: Yeah, just, I feel like I’m about a hundred. I thought I was just one of the guys.

MONICA: Come here. I’ll make you feel like one of the guys. You know for a really cool guy, you suck at foosball.

RICHARD: What’re you talkin’ about, I was killin’ ’em.

MONICA: Yeah, well they suck too.

[Scene: Ross’s apartment. Rachel is changing Ben’s diaper under Ross’s supervision.]

ROSS: Ok, and then you take the poopie diaper and you put it in the poopie diaper pail.

RACHEL: Ok Ross, just so you know, calling it a poopie diaper doesn’t make this process any cuter.

ROSS: [doorbell buzzes] Hello.

CAROL: It’s us.

ROSS: Come on up. I’m gonna get the rest of his stuff together. [walks in his room]

RACHEL: Ok, we can do this now, can’t we Ben? Yes we can, yes we can. [finishes the diaper] There. I did it. I did it. Look at that, oh, stays on and everything. Hi.

BEN: Hi.

RACHEL: I’m sorry, what did you just say? Did you just say hi? Oh my God, Ross, Ross, Ben just said ‘Hi’.

ROSS: Wha, what?

RACHEL: Ben just said hi.

ROSS: What, the word hi?

RACHEL: Ye-, no, my Uncle Hi.

ROSS: Great, great, and I miss that too, I miss everything.

RACHEL: Oh, I’m sorry, I guess I just bring it out in him.

CAROL and SUSAN: Hello.

RACHEL: Guess what. Ben just said his first word.

CAROL: What did he say?

ROSS: Something about hi.

SUSAN: That’s so exciting.

CAROL: Mommy is so proud of you. Hi. Hi.

RACHEL: You know, actually it’s more like, hi.








SUSAN: Ok, this could go on for a while.

CAROL: We’ve got a cab waiting downstairs.

ROSS: Well, this was fun. Uh, we should really do it again sometime, wha’dya say? Ok. Alright so I’ve got him.

CAROL: Tuesday.

ROSS: Tuesday right. Ok, bye you guys.

RACHEL: Take care.

ROSS: Bye Ben.

BEN: Bye.

RACHEL: Did, did he just, did he, did he just say, he said bye. He said bye. You said, you said bye to me. You said bye to me.

SUSAN: Suddenly I’m seeing him go off to college.

CAROL: We’ve gotta go, we’ve got that cab waiting.

ROSS: Alright, alright, ok. Bye.

BEN: Bye.

ROSS: Bye.

BEN: Bye.

ROSS: Bye.

BEN: Bye.

ROSS: Bye.


[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Phoebe is watching Bert and Ernie with Ben.]

ERNIE: Oh wow, look at this nice deep hole I’ve been digging. Hey Bert, isn’t this a nice hole here. Hey.

PHOEBE: [pauses the tape] Ok, Ben, this is the part where Ernie buries Bert in the sand and can’t find him. Now, I’ve looked ahead on the tape and he does find him again. But, ok, before that happens, there’s some pretty rough goin’ for a while but I think we can handle it. And, there’s just the alphabet but we know that ends well so. Ok, here we go. [starts the tape again]

ERNIE: Bert, Bert. Bert. Hey, what happened to my friend Bert? He was here just a moment ago. Oh no, my old friend Bert is lost.

PHOEBE: Oh, I’m so glad you’re here.


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Transcribed by Joshua Hodge.

[Scene: Chandler’s bedroom. Chandler is sleeping and Eddie is there watching him.]

[Chandler wakes up]

CHANDLER: Hey Eddie. Daahh!! What’re you doin’ here?

EDDIE: Nothin’ roomie, just watchin’ you sleep.


EDDIE: Makes me feel um, peaceful, heh-heh, please.

CHANDLER: I can’t sleep now.

EDDIE: You want me to sing?

CHANDLER: No, look, that’s it, it’s over, I want you out, I want you out of the apartment now.

EDDIE: Woah, woah, woah, what’re, what’re you talkin’ about man.

CHANDLER: Hannibal Lecter…better roommate than you.

EDDIE: No. See now I don’t think you’re being fair. I mean one night you see me and you get scared, I mean, what about all the other nights when you don’t see me, huh? What about last night when you went and got a drink of water and I was nice enough to hide behind the door, what’s that about, huh?

CHANDLER: I didn’t realize that.

EDDIE: Yeah.


EDDIE: Ok, you really want me out?

CHANDLER: Yes please.

EDDIE: Ok, then I want to hear you say it, I, I want to hear you say you want me out.

CHANDLER: I want you out.

EDDIE: No no no, I wanna hear it from your lips.

CHANDLER: Where did you hear it from before?

EDDIE: Oh, right, all right, you know what pallie I understand, consider me gone, you know what, I’ll be out by the time you get home from work tomorrow.

[Eddie leaves the room and Chandler mouths “Thank you” to himself]

EDDIE: I heard that.


[Scene: Central Perk. Monica and Rachel are there, Joey enters wearing an old looking hat.]

JOEY: Hey.


RACHEL: Hey. Whe-ell, look at you, finally got that time machine workin’ huh?

JOEY: Seriously, you like it? This guy was sellin’ them on 8th avenue and I looked at ’em and I though, you know what I don’t have?

MONICA: A mirror?

JOEY: Fine, make fun. I think it’s jaunty.

MONICA: Wow, for a guy who’s recently lost his job, you’re in an awfully good mood.

JOEY: Hey, I’ll be alright. I mean it’s not like I’m starting from sqare one. I was Dr. Drake Remoray on Days of Our Lives. Heh? I mean that’s gotta have some kind of cache.

MONICA: Cache? Jaunty?

JOEY: Chandler gave me word of the day toilet paper. I’m gonna get some coffee.

[Phoebe enters]




PHOEBE: Oooh, so so so, did you read the book?

MONICA: Oh my God, it was incredible.

PHOEBE: Didn’t it like totally speak to you?

RACHEL: Woah, woah, woah, what book is this?

MONICA: Rachel you have to read this book. It’s called Be Your Own Windkeeper. It’s about how women need to become more empowered.

PHOEBE: Yeah and oh, and but there’s, there’s wind and the wind can make us Goddesses. But you know who takes out wind? Men, they just take it.

RACHEL: Men just take out wind?

PHOEBE: Ya-huh, all the time, cause they are the lightning bearers.



RACHEL: Well that sounds kinda cool, kinda like The Hobbit.

MONICA: It is nothing like the Hobbit. It’s like reading about every relationship I’ve ever had, except for Richard.

PHOEBE: Oh yes, no, Richard would never steal your wind.


PHOEBE: No, ’cause he’s yummy.

MONICA: Yes. But all the other ones.

PHOEBE: Oh yes. Oh and, the part about how they’re always like drinking from out pool of inner power, but God forbid we should take a sip.

JOEY: Anybody want a croan.

PHOEBE: Ok, this is a typical lightning-bearer thing. Right there, it’s like, um, ‘Hello, who wants one of my fallic shaped man cakes?’

[Scene: Estelle Leonard Talent Agency.Joey is there.]

ESTELLE: Don’t worry about it already. Things happen.

JOEY: So, you’re not mad at me for getting fired and everything?

ESTELLE: Joey, look at me, look at me. Do I have lipstick on my teeth?

JOEY: No, can we get back to me?

ESTELLE: Look honey, people get fired left and right in this business. I already got you an audition for Another World.

JOEY: Alright. Cab driver number two?

ESTELLE: You’re welcome.

JOEY: But I was Dr. Drake Remoray. How can I go from bein’ a neurosurgeon to drivin’ a cab?

ESTELLE: Things change, roll with em.

JOEY: But this is a two line part, it’s like takin’ a step backwards. I’m not gonna do this.

ESTELLE: Joey, I’m gonna tell you the same thing I told Al Minser and his pyramid of dogs. Take any job you can get and don’t make on the floor.

JOEY: I’m sorry. See ya.

[Scene: Central Perk. Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel are there. Rachel has just finished reading the book.]

RACHEL: Oh, God, oh, God, I mean it’s just so.

MONICA: Isn’t it.

RACHEL: Uhh, I mean this is like reading about my own life. I mean this book could have been called ‘Be Your Own Windkeeper Rachel’.

PHOEBE: I don’t think it would have sold a million copies but it would have made a nice gift for you.

ROSS: Hey you guys.


ROSS: Uh, sweetie we’ve gotta go.



RACHEL: No, why do we always have to do everything according to your time table?

ROSS: Actually it’s the movie theatre that has the time schedule. So you don’t miss the beginning.

RACHEL: No, see this isn’t about the movie theatre, this is about you stealing my wind.

MONICA: You go girl. I can’t pull that off can I?

ROSS: Excuse me, your, your, your wind?

RACHEL: Yes, my wind. How do you expect me to grow if you won’t let me blow?

ROSS: You, you know I, I don’t, have a- have a problem with that.

RACHEL: Ok, I just, I just really need to be with myself right now. I’m sorry.

PHOEBE: Um-um, um-um.

RACHEL: You’re right, I don’t have to apologize. Sorry. Damnit!

[Scene: Joey’s apartment. Joey and Ross enter.]

JOEY: What is it?

ROSS: I, I don’t know, it’s got all this stuff about wind and trees and there’s some kind of sacred pool in it. I mean, I don’t really get it but she’s, she’s pretty upset about it.

JOEY: See, this is why I don’t date women who read. Uh-oh.

ROSS: What, what’s that?

JOEY: It’s my VISA bill. Envelope one of two. That can’t be good.

ROSS: Open it, open in.

JOEY: Oh my God.

ROSS: Woah.

JOEY: Look at this, how did I spend so much money?

ROSS: Uh Joey, that’s just the minumum amount due, that’s your total due.

JOEY: Ahh.

ROSS: What, woah, woah, $3500 at porcelain safari?

JOEY: My animals. Hey the guy said they suited me, he spoke with an accent, I was all confused. I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

ROSS: Well I guess you can start by drivin a cab on Another World.

JOEY: What?

ROSS: That audition.

JOEY: That’s a two line part.

ROSS: Joey, you owe $1100 at I Love Lucite.

JOEY: So what.

ROSS: So suck it up man, it’s a job, it’s money.

JOEY: Hey, look, I don’t need you getting all judgemental and condescending and pedantic.

ROSS: Toilet paper?

JOEY: Yeah.

ROSS: Look, I’m not being any of those things, ok, I’m just being realistic.

JOEY: Well knock it off, you’re supposed to be my friend.

ROSS: I am your friend.

JOEY: Well then tell me things like, ‘Joey you’ll be fine,’ and, ‘Hang in there,’ and, and, ‘Somethin’ big’s fonna come along, I know it.’

ROSS: But I don’t know it. What I do know is that you owe $2300 at Isn’t it Chromantic.

JOEY: Hey Ross, I’m aware of what I owe.

ROSS: Ok, well then get some sense. I mean it took you what, 10 years to get that job, who knows how long it’s gonna be till you get another.

JOEY: Look, I don’t wanna hear this right now.

ROSS: Huh, I’m just saying…

JOEY: Well don’t just say.

ROSS: Ya know, maybe, maybe I should just go.


ROSS: Ok. I’ll see ya later. Just think about it, ok.

JOEY: I don’t need to think about it. I was Dr. Drake Remoray. That was huge. Big things are gonna happen, you’ll see. Ross, you still there?

[Scene: Chandler’s apartment. Chandler peeks in the door. He doesn’t see Eddie so he enters, breathing a sigh of relief. Eddie pops up from behind the bar.]

EDDIE: Hey pal.

CHANDLER: Ahhhh-gaaaahhh. Eddie what’re you still doin’ here?

EDDIE: Ah, just some basic dehydrating of a few fruits and vegetables. MAN ALIVE this thing’s fantastic!

CHANDLER: Look Eddie, aren’t you forgetting anything?

EDDIE: Oh yeah, that’s right, look I got us a new goldfish. He’s a lot fiestier that the last one.

CHANDLER: Maybe ’cause the last one was made by Pepperidge Farm. Look Eddie, isn’t there something else you’re supposed to be doing right now?

EDDIE: Well, not unless it’s got something to do with dehydrating my man because right now I’m a dehydrating maniac!

CHANDLER: Look you have to help me out here. I thought we had a deal. I thought by the time…

EDDIE: Ah-ah-ah, you know what that is?

CHANDLER: Your last roommate’s kidney?

EDDIE: That’s a tomato. This one definitely goes in the display.

[Scene: Central Perk. Joey goes up to the bar to order.]

JOEY: Hey Gunther, let me get a lemonade to go.

GUNTHER: Lemonade? You ok man?

JOEY: Ah, it’s career stuff. I don’t know if you heard but they killed off my character on the show.

GUNTHER: Oh, that’s too bad. How’d they do it?

JOEY: I fell down an elevator shaft.

GUNTHER: That sucks. I was buried in an avalanche.

JOEY: What?

GUNTHER: I used to be Bryce on All My Children.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Chandler is sleeping on the couch. Monica walks by and starts watching him.]

[Chandler wakes up]

CHANDLER: Daaahhhh!

MONICA: Aaahhhhhhh! Aaahhhh!

CHANDLER: Why must everybody watch me sleep? There’ll be no more watching me sleep, no more watching.



[Scene: Chandler’s apartment. Chandler is returning from Monica and Rachel’s with his bedding. Eddie is standing at the bar with his dehydrator and loads of fruit.]

EDDIE: Hey man, check it out, I got some great stuff to dehydrate here. I got some grapes, got some apricots, I thought it would be really cool to see what happens with these water balloons.

CHANDLER: Get out. Get out, get out, get out, get out, get out, get out.

EDDIE: What?

CHANDLER: You, move out. Take your fruit, your stupid small fruit and GET OUT!

EDDIE: You, you want, you want me to move out?


EDDIE: I uh, I gotta tell you man, I mean, that’s uh, it’s kinda out of the blue, I mean don’t you think?

CHANDLER: This is not out of the blue, this is smack dab in the middle of the blue.

EDDIE: Ohhhh. Relax, take it easy buddy. Tell me twice, you want me to go? Alright, alright, guess I’ll be back for my stuff. [walks out the door and after a pause comes back in] But if you think for one second I’m leaving you alone with my fish, you’re insane Jack!

CHANDLER: You want some help.

EDDIE: No help required Chico. [reaches into the tank and grabs the fish and puts it in his pocket]

[Scene: Joey is at the cab driver interview.]

JOEY: All the way to the airport huh? You know that’s over 30 miles, that’s gonna cost you about so bucks.

CASTING GUY: Excuse me, that’s 50 bucks.

JOEY: What?

CASTING GUY: Five oh dollars.

JOEY: Ohh, you know what it is? It’s smudgy ’cause they’re fax pages. Now when I was on Days of Our Lives as Dr. Drake Remoray, they’d send over the whole script on real paper and everything.

CASTING GUY: That’s great.

JOEY: And, and just so you know, if you wanted to expand this scene like, like have the cab crash or somethin’, I could attend to the victims ’cause I have a background in medical acting.

CASTING GUY: Ok, listen, thanks for coming in.

JOEY: No no, uh, don’t thank me for comin’ in. Uh, at least let me finish. Uh, we could take the expressway but uh, this time of day you’re better off taking the budge. You were goin’ for the word bridge there weren’t ya. I’ll have a good day. [gets up and leaves]

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe are sitting around the coffee table.]

PHOEBE: Ok, question number 28, have you ever allowed a lighning bearer to take your wind? I would have to say no.

MONICA: And I would have to say pah-huh.


MONICA: Do you not remember the puppet guy?

RACHEL: Yeah you like totally let him wash his feet in the pool of your inner power.

MONICA: And his puppet too.

PHOEBE: Yeah ok, well at least I didn’t let some guy into the forest of my righteous truth on the first date.




RACHEL: Ok, ok, ok, moving on, moving on, next question. Ok number 29, have you ever betrayed another goddess for a lightning bearer? Ok, number 30.

MONICA: Woah, woah, woah, let’s go back to 29.

RACHEL: Not uh, not to my recollection.

MONICA: Huuh, alright, Danny Arshak, ninth grade. Oh, c’mon Rach, you know the bottle was totally pointing at me.

RACHEL: Only ’cause you took up half the circle.

PHOEBE: Listen to you two. It’s so sad. Looks like I’m gonna be going to the goddess meetings alone.

RACHEL: Well not when they find out you slept with Jason Hurley an hour after he broke up with Monica.

MONICA: One hour? You are such a leaf blower.

[Monica goes into her room and slams the door. Rachel does the same. Phoebe, without a door to slam, opens a small chest and slams the lid.]

[Scene: Joey’s apartment. Joey is watching movers take all his stuff away.]

JOEY: Oh hey uh, be careful with that 3-D last supper, Judas is a little loose.

ROSS: [enters] Oh my God, what’s goin’ on?

JOEY: They’re takin all my stuff back. I guess you were right.

ROSS: No look I wasn”t right, that’s what I came here to tell you. I was totally hung up on, on my own stuff. Listen, I’m someone who needs the whole security thing, ya know. To know exactly where my next paycheck is coming from buy you, you don’t need that and that’s amazing to me. I could never do what you do Joey.

JOEY: Thanks Ross.

ROSS: Yeah. And you should hold out for something bigger. I can’t tell you how much respect I have for you not going to that stupid cab driver audition.

JOEY: I went.

ROSS: Great, how did it go?

JOEY: I didn’t get it.

ROSS: Good for you.

JOEY: What?

ROSS: You’re livin’ the dream.

JOEY: Huh?

ROSS: All right then.

JOEY: [movers removing a glass parrot] Oh, not my parrot.

ROSS: What?

JOEY: I can’t watch this.

ROSS: [approaching the mover holding the parrot] Hey hold on, hold on. How much for the uh, how much to save the bird?

MOVER: 1200.

ROSS: Dollars? You spent $1200 dollars on a plastic bird?

JOEY: Uhhh, I was an impulse buyer, near the register.

ROSS: Go ahead, go ahead with the bird. Ok, do you have anything for around 200?

MOVER: Uh, the dog. [points to a big poecelain greyhound]

ROSS: Huh.

MOVER: Yeah.

ROSS: I’ll take it. My gift to you man.

JOEY: Thanks Ross. I really like that bird though…I’ll take the dog though.

[Scene: Central Perk. Monica and Phoebe are sitting ignoring each other. Rachel walks up with two pieces of cake.]

RACHEL: Here are your cakes.

MONICA: We didn’t order cake.

RACHEL: No, I know, they’re from me. Look you guys this is not good. I mean we have enough trouble with guys stealing our wind without taking it from each other.

MONICA: You’re right.

RACHEL: You know.

PHOEBE: I love you goddesses. I don’t ever want to suck your wind again.

RACHEL: Thank you. So are we good?

MONICA: We’re good.

RACHEL: We’re good?


RACHEL: Ok, let me take these cakes back ’cause they’re gonna take that out of my paycheck.

CHANDLER: [enters] Ding dong, the psycho’s gone.

MONICA: Are you sure this time?

CHANDLER: Yes, yes I actually saw him leave. I mean that guy is standing in the window holding a human head. He is STANDING IN THE WINDOW HOLDING A HUMAN HEAD!

EDDIE: [enters] Check it out man, I tore it off some mannaquin in the alley behind Macy’s.

MONICA: There is no alley behind Macy’s.

EDDIE: So I got it in the junior miss department, big diff. Anyway check it out man, it’s gonna make a hell of a conversation piece at out next cocktail party, huh pal?

CHANDLER: Our next cocktail party?

EDDIE: Yeah, you know, put chips in it, we’ll make like a chip chick.

CHANDLER: Eddie, do you remember yesterday?

EDDIE: Uh yes, I think I vaguely recall it.

CHANDLER: Do you remember talking to me yesterday?

EDDIE: Uh, yes.

CHANDLER: So what happened?

EDDIE: We took a road trip to Las Vegas man.

CHANDLER: Oh sweet Moses.

MONICA: So on this road trip, did you guys win any money?

EDDIE: Naah, I crapped out, but Mr. 21 over here he cleans up, 300 bucks, check it out he buys me these new shoes, sweet huh?


EDDIE: Yeah. Well see ya upstairs. See ya pals.

PHOEBE: Is anyone else starting to really like him?

[Scene: Hallway outside Chandler and Joey’s apartment. Eddie walks up.]

[Eddie tries his key and it won’t work. He knocks and Chandler answers the door. He’s got the door chained.]

CHANDLER: May I help you?

EDDIE: Why doesn’t my key work and what’s all my stuff doin’ downstairs?

CHANDLER: Well, I’m, I’m sorry…[Eddie forces his head in the door] Ahhh. Have we met?

EDDIE: It’s Eddie you freak, your roommate.

CHANDLER: I, I’m sorry, I uh [unchains the door and opens it all the way] I already have a roommate. [Joey turns around in the leather recliner]

JOEY: Hello.

CHANDLER: Yeah, he’s lived here for years, I don’t, I don’t know what you’re talking about man.

EDDIE: No he, he moved out and I moved in.

CHANDLER: Well I, I think we’d remember something like that.

JOEY: I know I would.

EDDIE: Well that’s uh, that’s a good point. Um ok, well, uh, I guess I got the wrong apartment then. I, I’m, look, I’m, ya know, I’m sorry, I’m terriably sorry.

JOEY: Hey no problem.

CHANDLER: See ya. [shuts the door] Goodbuy you fruit drying psychopath. So you want me to help you unpack your stuff?

JOEY: Na, na I’m ok. Oh and uh, just so you know, I’m not movin’ back in ’cause I have to. Well, I mean, I do have to. It’s just that that place wasn’t really, I mean, this is…

CHANDLER: Welcome home man. [they hug and jump around]

JOEY: A little foos?

CHANDLER: Absolutely.

JOEY: What happened to the foosball?

CHANDLER: Ah that’s a cantelope.


[Scene: Chandler and Joey’s apartment. They are hauling out the porcelain dog from Joey’s room. Chandler is holding the dog by the rear in a rather interesting position.]

CHANDLER: Hey look, are we gonna have to bring this out every time Ross comes over?

JOEY: He paid a lot of money for it.

CHANDLER: I’m gonna hold him a different way. Look I don’t understand, if you hated it so much, why did you buy it in the first place?

JOEY: Well, I had a whole ceramic zoo thing goin’ over there but now, without the other ones, it just looks tacky.

CHANDLER: So is he housetrained or is he gonna leave little bathroom tiles all over the place? Stay. Good, STAY! Good fake dog.


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Transcribed by Josh Hodge.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Everyone except Ross is there watching Days of Our Lives.]

AMBER: Oh Drake.

DR. REMORE: I’m sorry Amber. It’s just like Brad to have to have the last word.

[Ross enters]

ROSS: I’m sorry I’m late, what happened?

MONICA: We, we just wanna see the end.

AMBER: I want you Drake.

DR. REMORE: I know you do but you and I can never be together that way.

AMBER: What?

DR. REMORE: There’s something I never told you Amber. I’m actually your half- brother.

[Everyone gasps. The show ends.]

RACHEL: So what happens next?

JOEY: Well, I get the medical award for separating the siamese twins. Then Amber and I go to Venezuela to meet our other half-brother, Ramone. And that’s where I find the world’s biggest emerald. It’s really big but it’s cursed.

CHANDLER: God that is good TV.


[Scene: Chandler and Eddie’s apartment. Chandler is at the foosball table trying to get Phoebe to play a game with him.]

CHANDLER: Phoebs, play with meeee.

PHOEBE: No. This game is grotesque. Twenty armless guys joined at the waist by a steel bar, forced to play soccer forever. Ahh, hello, human-rights violation.

CHANDLER: Ya know Phoebs, don’t feel so bad for ’em. After they’re done playing, I break out the little plastic women and everybody has a pretty good time.

PHOEBE: Why don’t you play with your roommate?

CHANDLER: Ah he’s a, he’s not a big fan of foosball.

PHOEBE: Uh oh, ooh, are we not getting along with the new boy?

CHANDLER: No he’s, he’s alright, just uh, he spends most of his time in his room.

PHOEBE: Maybe that’s because you haven’t taken the time to get to know him. Let’s remedy that, shall we?

CHANDLER: We don’t need to remedy that.

PHOEBE: Oh yeah, it’ll be fun. [throws a tennis ball at Eddie’s bedroom door]

EDDIE: What was that?

PHOEBE: Hi, um, I just thought that it would be fun if the three of us had some beers and got to know each other.

EDDIE: Yeah alright, that sounds alright.

PHOEBE: Oh good, ok. Oh nooo, I have to go because I’m late for my um, Green Eggs and Ham discussion group. Um tonight it’s why he would not eat them on a train. Have fun bye.

CHANDLER: That was so lame.

PHOEBE: I know, yeah. Ok, talk to him. [leaves]

CHANDLER: So, you uh, you think that Speed Racer guy gets a lot of tickets er?

[Scene: Chandler and Eddie’s apartment. Chandler and Eddie are talking.]

EDDIE: That’s good, that’s good. So, so, so who broke up with who?

CHANDLER: What’re you kidding? I broke up with her. She actually thought that Sean Penn was the capital of Cambodia.

EDDIE: That’s good man, when everybody knows that the uh, the capital of Cambodia is uh…

CHANDLER: Well it’s not Sean Penn.

EDDIE: Not Sean Penn. Alright, I, I’ve got a funny one, alright. My last girlfriend Tilly. Ok, we’re eating breakfast, right, and I made all these pancakes, there was like 50 pancakes right. And all of the sudden she turns to me, alright, and she says, ‘Eddie.’ I say, ‘yeah,’ she says, ‘Eddie, I don’t want to see you anymore.’ And it was literally like she had reached into my chest, ripped out my heart, and smeared it all over my life, ya know. And now there’s like this incredible abyss, ya know, and I’m falling and I keep falling and I don’t think I’m ever gonna stop. [finishes laughing] That uh, wasn’t such a funny story, was it?

[Scene: Central Perk. Phoebe is singing. Monica, Richard, Ross, and Rachel are listening.]

PHOEBE: And a crusty old man said I’ll do what I can and the rest of the rats played moroccas. That’s it, thanks, good night.

RICHARD: Phoebe’s got another job, right?

RACHEL: Great set tonight Phoebs.

PHOEBE: I know.

ROSS: Well, we should probably get going.

RICHARD: Um, we should go too, I got patients at 8 in the moring.

MONICA: Ya know, I was thinking. Ya know how we always stay at your apartment? Well, I thought maybe tonight we’d stay at my place.

RICHARD: I don’t know, I don’t have my jammies.

MONICA: Well, maybe you don’t need them.

ROSS: My baby sister, ladies and gentlemen.

MONICA: Shut up, I’m happy.

PHOEBE: Oh, this is so nice. Alright I have to make a speech. I just wanna say that of all the guys that Monica has been with, and that is a lot, I like you the best.

RICHARD: Oh, thank you Phoebs. That’s very sweet.


RICHARD: Hear that? She likes me best, and apparently there’ve been a lot.

MONICA: Not a lot, Phoebe’s kidding, Phoebe’s crazy.

RACHEL: Phoebe’s dead.

[Scene: Chandler and Eddie’s apartment. Chandler is there. There’s a knock at the door. He answers it to see a young woman holding a fishtank.]



TILLY: I’m looking for Eddie Minowick.

CHANDLER: Oh, uh, he’s not here right now, uh, I’m Chandler, can I take a message, or, or a fishtank?

TILLY: Thanks.

CHANDLER: Oh, oh, c’mon in.

TILLY: I’m Tilly.


TILLY: I gather by that oh that he told you about me.

CHANDLER: Oh yeah, your uh, name came up in a uh, conversation that terrified me to my very soul.

TILLY: He’s kind of intense huh?

CHANDLER: Yes. Hey, can I ask you, is Eddie a little…

EDDIE: [walks around corner] A little what?

CHANDLER: Bit country? C’mon in here you roomie.

EDDIE: Hello Tilly.

TILLY: Eddie, I just came by to drop off your tank.

EDDIE: That’s very thoughtful of you. It’s very thougtful.

TILLY: Well, ok then. I’m gonna go. Bye.

EDDIE: Bye-bye.


[Tilly leaves]

CHANDLER: So, we gettin’ a fish?

EDDIE: You had sex with her didn’t you?

[Scene: Central Perk. Joey enters with several magazines and runs up to Phoebe.]

JOEY: Phoebs, check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out.

PHOEBE: Oh, ooh, Soap Opera Digest, oh that’s one of my favorite digests.

JOEY: Page 42, page 42, page 42.

PHOEBE: Ok, ok, ok. Ooh, hey ‘new doc on the block, Days of Our Lives’ Joey Tribbiani.’ Ooh, cool picture.

JOEY: Ooh, I look good.

PHOEBE: Hey is this true, that you write a lot of your own lines?

JOEY: Uh, well, kinda yeah. Like, remember last week when Alex was in the accident? Well the line in the script was, ‘If we don’t get this woman to a hospital, she’s going to die.’ But I made it, ‘ If this woman doesn’t get to a hospital, she’s not gonna live.’

PHOEBE: Ohh, ok, I see what you did there. Aren’t you afraid though, that the writers are gonna be kinda mad when they read this?

JOEY: Huh? Never really thought about the writers. The scripts just kinda come to my house. But you know what? This makes me look good, which makes the show look good, which makes the writers look good so how could they be mad about that?

[Scene: At a writer’s desk. The writer is working on a script for Days of Our Lives.]

WRITER: Makes up most of his lines. Son-of-a-. Yeah, well, write this jerkweed.

[Scene: Joey’s apartment. The next script is being delivered.]

JOEY: I fall down an elevator shaft? What the hell does this mean, I fall down an elevator shaft?

DELIVERY GUY: Uhh, I don’t know, I just bring the scripts.

JOEY: They can’t kill me, I’m Francesca’s long lost son.

DELIVERY GUY: Right. Could you sign this?

JOEY: No. No way, I’m not signing that.

DELIVERY GUY: I don’t think that’s gonna affect the plot of the show.

JOEY: How can they do this to me?

DELIVERY GUY: Er, uh, I’m just gonna go. Sorry.

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica, Richard, Ross, and Rachel are returning.]

MONICA: Well it wasn’t that many guys. I mean, if you consider how many guys there actually are, it’s a very small percentage.

RACHEL: Hey, it’s not that big a deal, I was just curious.

ROSS: G’night.

RICHARD: Night Richard. Good luck Mon.

MONICA: Alright, before I tell you, uh, why don’t you tell me how many women you’ve been with.


MONICA: Two? TWO? How is that possible? I mean, have you seen you?

RICHARD: Well, I mean what can I say? I, I was married to Barbara for 30 years. She was my high school sweetheart, now you, that’s two.

MONICA: Two it is. Ok, time for bed, I’m gonna go brush my teeth. [goes in the bathroom]

RICHARD: Woah, woah, no wait a minute now. C’mon it’s your turn. Oh c’mon. Ya know, I don’t need the actual number, just a ballpark.

MONICA: Ok, it is definitely less than a ballpark.

[Rachel’s bedroom]

RACHEL: Wow, I am so glad I’m not Monica right now.

ROSS: Tell me about it. So what, what’s your magic number?

RACHEL: Uhhhooo.

ROSS: C’mon, you know everyone I’ve been with. All, both of them.

RACHEL: Well, there’s you.

ROSS: Better not be doin’ these in order.

RACHEL: Ok, uh, Billy Dreskin, Pete Carney, Barry, and uh, oh, Paolo.

ROSS: Oh yes, the weenie from Torrini.

RACHEL: Oh honey, are you jealous of Paolo? Oh, c’mon, I’m so much happier with you than I ever was with him.

ROSS: Really?

RACHEL: Oh please. That Paolo thing was barely a relationship. All it really was was just, ya know, meaningless animal sex. Ok, ya know, that sounded soooo much better in my head.

[Scene: Chandler and Eddie’s apartment.]

CHANDLER: Eddie, I didn’t sleep with your ex-girlfriend.

EDDIE: That’s very interesting, ya know, ’cause that’s exactly what someone who slept with her would say.

CHANDLER: This is nuts. This is crazy. She came over for like two minutes, dropped off a fish tank, and left, end of story.

EDDIE: Where’s Buddy?


EDDIE: My fish, Buddy.

CHANDLER: There was no fish when she dropped it off.

EDDIE: Oh, this is, this is unbelievable. I mean, first you sleep with my ex-girlfriend then you insult my inteligenct by lying about it and then you kill my fish, my Buddy?

CHANDLER: Hey I didn’t kill your fish. Look Eddie…[puts his hand on Eddie’s shoulder] Would you look at what I’m doin’ here. That can’t be smart. So we’re just gonna take this guy right off ya and put him here in Mr. Pocket. Tangellon? [picks up the fruit an tosses it to Eddie, it hits Eddie in the chest and falls]

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. Monica and Richard are in Monica’s bedroom.]

RICHARD: That’s it? That’s the giant number you were afraid to tell me?

MONICA: Well yeah.

RICHARD: Well, that’s not bad at all. I mean, you had me thinkin it was like a fleet.

MONICA: You really ok with it?

RICHARD: Oh honey, I’m fine.

MONICA: Oh, yay. Ok about that two.

RICHARD: What? Alright, what about my two?

MONICA: Well, it just seems like a really small number.

RICHARD: Right, and…

MONICA: And, well, don’t you have a lot of wild oats to sew? Or is that what you’re doing with me? Oh my God, am I an oat?

RICHARD: Honey, you are not an oat. I, I mean I don’t know, I, I guess I’m just not an oat guy. I’ve only slept with women I’ve been in love with.

MONICA: But you’ve only slept with two people.


MONICA: Wow. Oh wow. You know I love you too, right.

RICHARD: Now I do. [they kiss and fall to the bed]

[Ross and Rachel are in Rachel’s bedroom]

RACHEL: Ross, Ross, please listen to me. Ross, you are so much better for me than Paolo ever was. I mean you care about me, you’re loving, you make me laugh.

ROSS: Oh, hey, if I make you laugh, here’s an idea, why don’t you invite Paulo over and have a little romp in the sack and I’ll just stand in the corner and tell knock-knock jokes.

RACHEL: God, Ross, look, what you and I have is special, all Paolo and I ever had was…

ROSS: Animal sex, animal sex? So what’re you saying, I mean, you’re saying that like, there’s nothing between us animal at all. I mean there’s not even like, uhm, a little animal, not even, not even like, like chipmunk sex?

RACHEL: Ok, Ross, try to hear me. Ok, I, hey, I’m not gonna lie to you. Ok, it was good with Paolo.

ROSS: Knock-knock.

RACHEL: But, what you and I have is so much better. Ok, we have tenderness, we have intimacy, we connect. Ya know, I swear, this is the best I have ever had.

ROSS: Until now. [jumps on Rachel on the bed]

[later in the bathroom Monica is looking in the drawer, Rachel runs up]

RACHEL: Oh, hi.

MONICA: Hi. Richard just told me he loves me.

RACHEL: Oh my God, honey that’s great.

MONICA: I know. I just can’t find…

RACHEL: Oh they’re in the top drawer. Hurry.

MONICA: You need one too?

RACHEL: Ooooh yeah.

[they pull out the box of condoms but there’s only one left]

MONICA: There’s only one.

RICHARD: Monica.

MONICA: Hi. Uh, we’ll be right there, we’re just trying to decide something. [shuts the bathroom door]

ROSS: [comes out of the bedroom] Rachel. [growls then sees Richard standing there] Hey.

RICHARD: Hey. They’re just trying to decide somehting.

ROSS: Good, good, good. So, is uh, was your moustache, did, used to be different?


ROSS: Oh. How do you uh, ya know, keep it so neat?

RICHARD: I have a little comb.

ROSS: Oh. And what do you call that?

RICHARD: A moustache comb.

RACHEL: Ok, I, I will do your laundry for one month.


RACHEL: Ok, ok, ok, I will, I will, I, hey, I will clean the apartment for two months.

MONICA: Alright, I tell you what, I’ll give this to you now if you can tell me where we keep the dustpan.

RACHEL: Agghhh.

ROSS: So were you in Nam?

RACHEL: Rock-paper-scissors?


RACHEL and MONICA: One two three. [Rachel picks rock, Monica picks scissors]

RACHEL: Yeesss.

MONICA: Fine, go have sex.

RICHARD: No. You have got it completely wrong. John Savage was deerhunter, no legs, John Voit was coming home, couldn’t feel his legs.

ROSS: No, no way. You’ve got it totally the other way around my friend. John Voit was…

RACHEL: Honey.

ROSS: What, what oh….[Ross and Rachel go into her room]

RICHARD: Shall we?

MONICA: It’s not gonna happen. They’re doing it tonight, we can do it tomorrow.

RICHARD: Uh, in the future, if I could see the schedule beforehand…

[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment. All but Joey are present.]

CHANDLER: So, when I woke up this morning, he’d stolen all the insoles out of my shoes.


CHANDLER: Because he thinks I slept with his ex-girlfriend and killed his fish.

PHOEBE: Why would you kill his fish?

CHANDLER: Because sometimes, Phoebe after you sleep with someone, you have to kill the fish.

RACHEL: Chandler honey, I’m sorry. Ok, can we watch Joey’s show now please? [they turn on the TV]

ROSS: Yeah.

MONICA: Wait, he’s not here yet.

RACHEL: So, he’s on the show, he knows what happens.

ROSS: Yeah.

MONICA: Alright.

CHANDLER: Oh, I’m fine about my problem now, by the way.

RACHEL: Oh good.

DR. REMORE: Amber, I want you to know that I’ll always be there for you, as a friend and as your brother.

AMBER: Oh Drake.

DR HORTON: Hard day huh? First the medical award, this.

DR. REMORE: Some guys are just lucky I guess.

INTERCOM: Dr. Remore, report to first floor emergency, stat.

DR. REMORE: Well then, uh, I uhh, guess that’s me. Anyone else need to go on the elevator? Dr. Horton, Dr. Wong?

DR. HORTON: No, no, they only said you.

DR. REMORE: Oh, ok. Alright.

AMGER: I love you Drake.

DR. REMORE: Yeah, whatever. Oh no.

AMBER: Drake, look out.

DR. REMORE: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

MONICA: Did they just kill off Joey?

ROSS: No. [sound of Dr. Remore’s body hitting the bottom of the shaft] Now maybe.

[Scene: Joey’s apartment. Everyone is outside knocking.]

ROSS: C’mon.


ROSS: Open up. We want to talk to you.

JOEY: I don’t feel like talkin.

RACHEL: Oh c’mon Joey, we care about you.

CHANDLER: We’re worried about you.

MONICA: And some of us really have to pee.

[Joey opens the door]

MONICA: Sorry Joey [runs to the bathroom]

JOEY: Hey.

PHOEBE: Listen, sorry about your death, that really sucks.

CHANDLER: We came over as soon as we saw.

ROSS: How could you not tell us?

JOEY: I don’t know, I was kinda hopin’ no one would ever find out.

RACHEL: Well, maybe they can find a way to bring you back.

JOEY: Naa, they said that when they found my body, my brain was so smashed in that the only doctor that could have saved me was me. Supposed to be some kind of irony or somethin.

PHOEBE: But Joey, you’re gonna be fine. You don’t need that show, it was just a dumb soap opera.

JOEY: Phoebe, this was the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

PHOEBE: Yes, I was going to incorporate that. Oh good, here’s Monica, she’ll have something nice to say.

MONICA: Um, I straightened out your shower curtain so you won’t get mildew. What? To me that’s nice.

CHANDLER: It’s gonna be ok. You know that?

JOEY: No, I don’t. It’s like, ya know, you work your whole life for somethin’ and you think that when you get it it’s never gonna be as good as you thought it would be. But this so was. Ya know, it changed everything. Like the other day, I got this credit card application, and I was pre- approved. Huh? I’ve never been pre-approved for anything in my life.

CHANDLER: I’m sorry man.

RACHEL: Yeah, Joey honey, I don’t know if this’ll mean anything to you but you’ll always be pre-approved with us.

JOEY: No, that means nothin to me.

[Scene: Chandler and Eddie’s apartment.Chandler walks in to see Eddie holding a tray of cookies.]

CHANDLER: Uhhhaahh.

EDDIE: Pecan sandy, just made em.

CHANDLER: Yeah alright. What’re these, raisins?

EDDIE: Uh, sure, why not.

CHANDLER: [throws it across the room while Eddie’s not looking] Listen Eddie, um, I’ve been thinking about our current living situation and uh, why are you smiling?

EDDIE: I got a little surprise, look. There’s a new fishie. I named him uh, Chandler, you know, after, after you.

CHANDLER: [looks in the fish bowl to see a fish cracker] Well that’s not an, even a real fish. No, that’s a goldfish cracker.

EDDIE: What’s you point man?

CHANDLER: Ok, good night. [walks towards his room] You big freak of nature.


[Scene: Monica and Rachel’s apartment.]

[Ross comes out of Rachel’s bedroom in her bathrobe and heads for the bathroom. On his way back, Richard comes out of Monica’s bedroom in her bathrobe.]

ROSS: Hey.


ROSS: Hey.

RICHARD: Ohh, brisk tonight.

ROSS: Oh man.

RICHARD: Let’s never speak of this.

ROSS: You got it.


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