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He worked in various positions throughout the series in a data processing company. He was initially a temp in data processing for five years and later promoted to data processing supervisor. This is shown in S01 E15 The One with the Stoned Guy From Wikipedia article of Chandler Bing, Chandler works as an IT procurements manager with the specialization ...


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They're both references to Dudley Moore, which Monica was unfortunate enough to have his haircut. 10 is a famous film he starred in, while "When you get caught between the moon and New York City" is from the theme song of Arthur, another famous film Moore starred in.


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The episode is from 1996. The flashback takes place three years prior, so around 1993. However, according to another flashback episode from season 5, Monica already lost all that weight by Thanksgiving 1988, when she and Rachel were still close. So Rachel shouldn't be surprised.


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Based on a user over at Reddit, the amount comes upto $120,760 Source: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/friends-how-much-does-joey-owe-chandler/ Amount breakdown: We can calculate that Chandler's Manhattan rent was about $3,500 a month. (To compare, Monica's grandmother's apartment, rent-controlled since the '40s, could have been about $200.) Split ...


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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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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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According to the Wikia: Joey and Rachel continue to date, but can't make it past kissing. Every time Joey would slide his hand across Rachel's thigh, she would slap it away, and Joey could not manage to get Rachel's bra open. This is most likely due to the fact that Joey has tried many times to get Rachel's bra off, and she got used to slapping it ...


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It didn't feel like edible food to him. Everybody has their own settings, likings and preferences. Joey did the same thing when they were in the UK, for Ross and Emily's wedding. He disgustedly refused the food that waiter brought into the hall. Joey has the ability to digest almost everything and he loves food. That doesn't make him want to eat ...


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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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Yes, in the series finale, Gunther confesses his love for Rachel. She tells him she loves him too but not in the same way and then tells him she'll think of him whenever she's in a café having coffee or when she sees someone "with hair brighter than the sun" and gives him a kiss on the cheek before leaving.


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IMDb, bberry and me.me claims: When Phoebe, Monica and Rachel were out on the balcony, Rachel knocks her pillow over the edge. That wasn't really supposed to happen, but they left it in anyway. From friends-tv.org One reader asked if the pillow falling from the balcony in TOW George Stephanopoulis [1.04] was scripted or a just wonderful flub by JA. ...


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Because it is a punchline of sorts to a joke: Joey is willing to eat food that was on the ground, yet he refuses the cheesecake because it has "red crap" on it -- raspberry coulis -- and he views it as an unnecessary addition to a perfectly fine dessert, a pointless attempt to "trying to be healthy" for people ordering cheesecake. At the same time it is ...


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The windows face the same way The windows in the Boy's & the Girl's apartments are oriented the same way. The doors to both apartments are opposite each other, no corners or bends are present to change the orientation. As you enter Chandler and Joey's apartment the window is on your right, as you enter Monica and Rachel's it is on the left. This ...


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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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Chandler is comparing Ross' rash to the groundhog's shadow. He's saying the rash is the shadow and Rachel is the groundhog going back for another two weeks of winter atleast and it's a joke on the traditional Groundhog Day Thank you to Harrison Payne for pointing this out. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow ...


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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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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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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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Jumbo means an especially large thing. The episode strongly suggests that the people that are mistakenly calling Ross really meant to dial the number of a well-endowed gigolo named Andre. This is alluded to in the dialogue: ROSS: No, believe me, you don't want me. Judging by his number, I'd be a huge disappointment.


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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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Just to clarify a little, Monica was supposed to get a haircut resembling Demi Moore's, but Phoebe mistakenly thought she said Dudley Moore. So she got a pretty bad haircut, and Chandler piled on the jokes referred to in Walt's answer.


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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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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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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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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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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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In my opinion the best indication of this (assuming you’re asking about before he outright tells her in the finale) is in “The One with Phoebe’s Rats” (S09E12) when Joey and Chandler start to sing Happy Birthday to Rachel, she says: “Shhh don't say that loud, Gunther's gonna want to hug me.” transcript: livesinabox.com Of course this does not indicate ...


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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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