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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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It's in the intro of The One That Could Have Been Part 1, episode 15 in season 6. Rachel: Hey, you guys! Guess what? Barry and Mindy are getting a divorce! Joey: (To Ross) What is the matter with you?! Phoebe: No, Barry and Mindy! Joey: Oh sorry, I hear divorce I immediately go to Ross. The news leads the gang to wonder what would happen ...


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It's just a silly nickname that Ross liked and the rest of the gang hated. From earlier in the scene: Phoebe: Well, I'll tell you Rachel Karen Green, I had plans with Joey tonight and he left me this note. (Hands it to Rachel.) Rachel: (reading the note) "Pheebs, can't make it, got a date. Talk to you later. Big Daddy." (Laughs) Big Daddy? ...


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I think it's just a ludicrous character. He's calling himself Guru Saj but he looks like a white accountant in Indian garb. And yet he's announcing himself in a funny and pretentious voice, like this persona is totally believable (he turns out to be clueless later in the scene). The actor (Kevin McDonald) often plays self-important characters. Although the ...


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Chandler's comment seems to be a corruption of the Spanish phrase "¡Ay, caramba!". The joke is obviously that his expression (of surprise at the comfort of the sofa) also combines the name of a popular furniture manufacturer. I guess the joke would have worked the same way (albeit less funny, I'll grudgingly admit) if he'd tried on a comfortable suit and ...


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The phrase "There's no I in team" goes back to 1960's America and basically means that while teams are made up of individuals, everyone needs to work together as if they were a single entity. Chandler is making a joke about the fact that they can bond as a team over a "martini lunch" in his office. This is doubly funny because not only is he mocking his new ...


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Of course she came on to him and then lied about it... She never really went backpacking across Western Europe. :) This whole thing also hinges on some subtle acting by Aniston. Joey: It’s this story I came up with, very romantic. I swear any woman that hears it, they’re like putty. [...] Now you’re gonna want to have sex with me when you hear it, but ...


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This attractive floorplan, lovingly drawn by interior design expert Inaki Aliste Lizarralde shows that unless Ross is sharing a bed with Chandler (or sleeping in the bath), there's literally no place he could be sleeping other than the couch. And if he was sleeping in the bath or with Chandler, it seems likely that it would have been mentioned at least ...


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I think unable is a judgement call you cannot make. You assume they want to be in a similarly successful show again, or be in a lot of movies. Maybe they don't. They all made a lot of money from that show and presumably don't need to work ever again. For those who want to keep making shows and movies, they are free to choose things that they think would be ...


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She means Rachel and Joey. She notices they have a secret and assumes they have an affair (by 'doing it' she means sex). This is funny especially because it's actually Monica and Chandler having an affair.


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The beginning of The One with Christmas in Tulsa (Season 9, Episode 10). Monica: I can't believe you're not gonna be here for Christmas. Ross: You're really not coming back? Chandler: Yeah, we have all this paperwork that needs to be filed by the end of the year. If I don't get it done, I'll be fired. Monica: It's so unfair, you don't ...


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She had them on speakerphone (this is shown during the episode). So she would have heard it from the other room if they finally answered. I do that all the time with those customer services. :) She was bored. So she did something as futile as switching the girls' bedrooms (BTW, this is also a common prank). She was also making string figures at some point, ...


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I think he is just trying to get the point across that he is very drunk and isn't exactly sure how many margaritas he has had and now would be a good time to have a game of strip poker. Strip poker is usually the kinda game you would play when you are drunk.


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Actually that is not the case. There are several statements & moments that suggest Monica was good in cooking. But as every person have good days or bad days at their job, Monica has them too. Specially with cooking experiments for something new can be good or bad. And even for a best chef, someday the ratio can go wrong and they can get a bad review, ...


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In this context, "the deal about Santa" is an expression that means "the real story about Santa." And the real story about Santa is that he does not exist. So the joke is that Phoebe made it that far into adulthood before realizing the real story about Santa, which is something most people figure out as children.


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Phoebe had a very unusual upbringing, resulting in a somewhat unusual personality as an adult. Her biological dad left the family when she was an infant, her stepfather was extremely poor and later ended up in prison and her stepmother was a drug dealer who killed herself, leading Phoebe to live in the streets at a young age without proper education. So ...


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I think it's "The one with the Blackout" (season 1 episode 7), the woman that put her fingers on his hair (not his face) is Rachel, and Joey says that Ross is in the friend zone. How to know you're in the Friendzone


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The general principle is that a "guest star" is someone who has been invited to undertake a role in the film or TV show. They aren't a star because of their major role in the production, they're a guest who happens to be a star. Where they also have a large role, they might be credited as "Guest Starring". Since it's highly unlikely Hugh Laurie (or ...


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The reason the apartment looks different is it's the build up to the gang's New Years Eve party and decorations are up (possibly from Christmas?). Apart from the obvious monkey... Red and silver tinsel around the apartment door (just off screen on the left) Silver star hanging from the ceiling behind the apartment door (just off screen on the left) Gold ...


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If you mean the bit where Phoebe has those pink fuzzy scrunchies, it's a scene from the season 8 episode The One with the Birthing Video where Phoebe says: I know you’ve been really depressed lately, so I brought someone over to cheer you up. Right outside this door is a real, live, furry playmate. Joey's depressed because of his crush on Rachel, so ...


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So, I know this is question was asked some time ago, but, I have another theory all together, and kinda goes along with user17976's answer. If, let's say, Ross first asked Carol out around 1984-85, he's saying it's been a while. So, this may be a little far fetched, but I think it may be a reference to an old TV show around this time frame, called "Misfits ...


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He has been late in getting the point from the beginning. the first clue is in Season 1, episode 2 opening when They're talking about kissing being as important as the other parts of sex and after discussing, Joey gets confused and asks: "Are we still talking about sex?" Chandler: Yeah, I think for us, kissing is pretty much like an opening act, ...


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Maybe not very often but Joey was stupid since the first season. In Season 1, Episode 4 "The One With George Stephanopoulos": Monica: Hey, Joey, what would you do if you were omnipotent? Joey: Probably kill myself! Monica: ..Excuse me? Joey: Hey, if Little Joey's dead, then I got no reason to live! Ross: Joey, uh- OMnipotent. Joey: You ...


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My interpretation is that he was telling them that since they can't go to the theatre, they're going back to his room to play Nintendo together (e.g as a group). It's inherently funny to think of a grown man sitting in a room playing multi-player video games with two birds, not least because their stubby wings are almost uniquely unsuited for handling a ...


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For me the humour in the situation came from the fact that this "guru" doesn't appear to be Indian. By calling himself a guru (when he's actually pasty white and American Canadian) he confounds the expectation of how someone who practices traditional Indian medicine would actually look like. He then tops this off by stating that he's attended some of the ...


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Phoebe has shown a long-standing interest in men in extravagant costumes, notably marrying a professional (gay) ice-dancer. And dating a fireman



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