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Hugh Laurie has been well known in the UK since the 1980s, appearing in such popular TV shows as: The Young Ones A Bit of Fry and Laurie Blackadder (series 2 - 4) Jeeves and Wooster And parts in the films: Peter's friends 101 Dalmations Spice World Before 1998 when these episodes were made. As these episodes were set in the UK a well known (and ...


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They died, probably of old age, but it wasn't shown in the show. It has been revealed in the final episode, when Joey bought the Chick Jr. and Duck Jr. The group had lied to Joey that they had gone to a special farm where they were very happy but could not be visited. From the script: Joey: It's my house-warming present for Monica and Chandler. ...


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I always thought that Ross was trying to tell the guys it has been a very long time since he last asked a woman out, so he mentions the song, Billy Don't Be a Hero, which came out in 1974, 20 years before this episode takes place. Notice how he phrases his reply: " Do you know how long it's been since I grabbed a spoon? Do the words 'Billy don't be a hero' ...


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They are the lyrics to a song - a woman is pleading with her fiance as he leaves for war not to be a hero, but to come back and marry her. He does something heroic, and he is killed. Apparently Ross thought that "grabbing the spoon" (getting out and trying with another woman) was risking his life, and that such a heroic gesture would mean his demise. Perhaps ...


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He couldn’t afford the apartment as it was because he was living beyond his means. When he moved to the new place, he bought all kinds of unnecessary novelties on credit and accumulated quite a lot of debt (remember the giant ceramic dog and waterfall?) As a result, when he got the new job, (even if he was making as much as before), he could not go back to ...


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The expression How you doin'? is a modification of the English How are you doing? which is another way of saying "How are you?". This phrase seems to be used by stereotypical mobsters in popular culture, who usually were of foreign descent and so would pronounce expressions with an accent. For example, Tony Soprano in the third season (the 5th quote in ...


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I don't remember any specific reasons why they dislike each other, but Ursula was born 1 minute earlier and did everything earlier so was deemed the better of the two to family and friends. In episode 1.16 - The One with Two Parts (Part 1), the following conversation takes place Rachel: Um, Pheebs, so, you guys just don't get along? Phoebe: It's ...


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  [Source] From Wikipedia: Joey is extremely promiscuous with women, often relying on his catchphrase pickup line "How you doin'?". [Watch a How You Doin'? compilation]


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IMDb suggests this is incorrectly regarded as a goof : Joey is a regular on "Days of Our Lives" while living in New York. But "Days of Our Lives" is taped in Los Angeles. However, since most characters featured on the fictitious "DOOL" were not actually on the real show, the fact that it's filmed in New York could just be another characteristic to this ...


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From GVSHP: No. 90 Bedford Street, on the southeast corner of Bedford and Grove Streets, stood-in as the exterior of her building. In the ground floor of their building was the coffee shop, Central Perk, where the gang spent the other half of their time. There is a ground floor food establishment at 90 Bedford, but Central Perk is a little ...


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FRIENDS Wiki points out that: Ross's age is treated inconsistently by the show's writers, the best evidence is that he was born on October 18, 1967. There are several episodes in which Ross's birthday/age is either mentioned or hinted at, but they often contradict each other (click the link for details).


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I'm pretty sure that this is in reference to the fact it looks like the stereotypical "flying saucer" type alien spaceship. He pretends that he was taken aboard an alien spaceship that looked similar to the hat she was wearing, and was experimented on by the aliens to the extent that he is now possibly infertile. He clearly holds distaste for the hat, ...


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Monica was fat in her younger years because she ate too much. In The One Where Rachel Tells... Ross says: I grew up with Monica. If you didn't eat fast, you didn't eat! In The One With The Pediatrician we learn that Ross used to go to a therapist, because Monica: ... he used to have this recurring nightmare. It really freaked him out. Rachel: ...


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According to Wikipedia, Central Perk was a set at Warner Brothers Studios, so it wasn't real at the time the show was filmed. Reality, however, has caught up: In 2006, Iranian businessman Mojtaba Asadian started a Central Perk franchise, registering the name in 32 countries. The decor of the coffee houses is inspired by Friends, featuring replica ...


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In the pilot episode, it is revealed that Joey was in a play (Pinocchio). This would be the first role he has within the show's time frame. Later episodes also talk about work he did before the starting point of the show, including a porn film (which the friends all watch in "The One with Phoebe's Husband").


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Indeed, in Episode 13- The One with the Boobies, Joey discovers his father (Joey Tribbiani Senior, played by Robert Costanzo) has a mistress and intervenes, forcing him to tell his wife, later in the episode, Joey's mother (Gloria Tribiani, played by Brenda Vaccaro) shows up furious at Joey, as she already knew about the mistress and because of it he would ...


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This plot is in The One With the Cuffs (Season 4, Episode 3). Joey is interrupted in the middle of the day by a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman. Joey, who has never shown much interest in books, is yearning for knowledge that brings him on par with his friends' difficult subjects, so he lets the salesman in. A few basic questions asked by the salesman ...


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How Friends Decided to Pair Off Monica and Chandler gives details. It's a big article, but the part may interests you that: Friends was nearly 100 episodes into its run before the show's writers played the Monica-and-Chandler card, but the coupling was something that almost happened earlier. The idea had been "kicking around" since before Silveri ...


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They mean his foreskin. Joey has been circumcised, which means his foreskin was removed when he was young. Thus, he and Monica try to fashion a fake foreskin so he can portray an uncircumcised man, a plan that ultimately fails. Though Joey is a Catholic Italian, circumcision is a common global procedure and it is estimated that 30% of the males in the world ...


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Years pass between these episodes, so I don't think this can really count as a plot inconsistency. After everyone is locked out of the apartment, Monica could have made sure everyone had a key so this wouldn't happen again. Rachel gives back her key as a symbolic gesture when she moves out, but it can easily be explained that she's given another key later ...


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I'm guessing you are talking about the episode The One With The Fertility Test (S9Ep21): Rachel receives a gift certificate to get a free massage at a chain massage center, which Phoebe doesn't want her to take advantage of as she feels it takes away business from independent massage therapists like herself. What Phoebe doesn't tell Rachel is that ...


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As others have pointed out, the phrase in itself is very innocuous and mundane, but it's mostly the WAY he says it that adds the flirting overtones. Notice how when he usually says it he narrows his eyes and raises his chin in what he must believe is a seductive look. I also think it says 2 things about his character: He is not smart enough to think up ...


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The lyrics are most likely written by the team of screenwriters that were involved in the show, but that's just my guess. I don't think you'll be able to get a definite answer without actually asking someone on the show since there doesn't seem to be any information about this online, and I can't recall hearing, or seeing anything about it on the "behind the ...


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Pretty sure it's number 2. While not very scientifically sound (sea turtles can't hear very well, if at all), the sounds a tortoise makes while mating are quite loud and a bit human-like [Warning: Turtle Love]:


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It's an homage to Three's Company: Chrissy Snow (on the right) and Jack Tripper (in the middle) are two characters from the show. Note: This isn't the first reference to Three's Company in the show. In Episode 1.02 (The One with the Sonogram at the End), while watching TV with Phoebe, Chandler does sarcastically remark: Chandler: Oh--I think this ...


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Phoebe mentions that her mother died and that her step-father was back in prison. Chances are that the house was taken away from both Phoebe and Ursula on account of them being too young and/or not having enough money to pay for the bills.


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1- Like when you go bowling and you know you’re in somebody else’s shoes? What does he mean by that? It's a joke about the fact that he suspects his wife is cheating on him. He means that, just like when you put the bowling shoes on you know you are not the only one who's been using them, he knows that he's not the only one that's sleeping with his wife (...


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They dislike each other pretty much for no reason at all. In the very episode Ursula is introduced, Joey seems to catch an attraction to her but Ursula seems to be put off by him. Phoebe is concerned for Joey because she thinks Ursula's cold demeanor could hurt Joey and eventually she actually acts like Ursula and gently stops Joey from pursuing it further. ...



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