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What was Chandler Bing's job?

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 ...
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Jokes about Monica's haircut

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 ...
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In "The One With The Flashback", why doesn't Rachel comment about Monica's weight(loss)?

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 ...
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How much does Joey owe Chandler?

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 ...
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In Friends, do Monica and co. live above Central Perk?

I've watched the series in its entirety multiple times, and I don't remember anything explicitly answering that question. There is, however, a scene in season one's The One With George Stephanopoulos ...
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Why can't Joey eat that dessert when he was on a date with Phoebe's friend?

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 ...
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When and why did Joey and Rachel break up in Friends?

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 ...
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Did Rachel or any of her friends know about Gunther's crush on her?

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 ...
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Was this pillow joke on Friends intentional or a mistake?

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. ...
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Why can't Joey eat that dessert when he was on a date with Phoebe's friend?

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 ...
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How could their neighbor spy on both Monica's and Joey's apartments?

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 ...
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Why is this funny: 'Ok, well, it’s definite, two more weeks of winter'

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 ...
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Meaning of 55-JUMBO

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 ...
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Jokes about Monica's haircut

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 ...
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What was Chandler Bing's job?

From this video bit here, he explicitly mentions that his job involves doing Statistical analysis and data reconfiguration for other companies. So, his job would basically come under the category of ...
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Did Rachel or any of her friends know about Gunther's crush on her?

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 ...
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Meaning of 55-JUMBO

I feel old that I even have to explain this, but you didn't "set your pager" to a number. You were randomly assigned a number, just like a telephone number. Businesses would frequently pay an extra ...
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Why is this funny: 'Ok, well, it’s definite, two more weeks of winter'

As others have posted, it is a reference to Groundhog Day in the US. Traditionally, it is explained that the groundhog is scared of his own shadow, and so, if he retreats into his burrow, it is ...
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Why did Friends stop being produced

Because Friends ran its course. The story was completed: Ross and Rachel ended up together, Monica and Chandler have children, Phoebe and her boyfriend were planning to follow up and Joey was moving ...
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Why don't Chandler & Rachel recognise each other in “The One With The Flashback”?

The usual explanation is that Rachel and Chandler simply didn't recognize each other. However: it is highly unlikely that Rachel wouldn't remember a guy that was the reason of Monica loosing weight, ...
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What does Chandler mean by "turtles came up"?

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: ...
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Why do women not like Chandler Bing?

In the simplistic world of TV, women like strong, confident men. Chandler is neither of these. In his own words (to Janice) he's "hopeless and awkward and desperate for love" (The one with the ...
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"Donald Trump waiting for an elevator" - was it supposed to be a joke in 1998?

The dialogue between Chandler and Joey contains two related jokes. Chandler and the rest of the Friends are young, cool Manhattanites -- not the type of people who would get excited about seeing a ...
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How can Joey and Chandler afford their apartment?

Out of universe: cramped environments, unless relevant to the plot, are needlessly obstructive to watch a show/movie. It's a common complaint that living spaces are roomier than the supposed income of ...
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After Dr. Drake's Brain transplant, shouldn't Jessica be in Dr. Drake's body?

The problem here is that we don't get to watch full and complete "episodes" of Joey's performance on Days of Our Lives, so we don't really have complete knowledge of what's happening to these ...
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In "Friends", why are there so many posters in Russian?

The first image is called Kangaroo Boxer. In modern-day Russia, the poster seems to be famous for the same reason it's famous elsewhere in the world: for being the "Joey and Chandler poster"! The ...
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Was Jennifer Aniston really naked in front of the Friends audience?

No, most likely not. Usually for shows that are recorded in front of an audience, nude scenes are pre-recorded on a closed set. Even if they were recorded live, the actor would most definitely have ...
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Why did Frank jr and Alice need Phoebe to carry their children?

In universe - Alice(44) was Frank's(18) home economics teacher in high school. They both start dating in season 3. They get engaged and Alice is introduced to the gang in the episode "The one with ...
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In “The One With The Flashback”, why is the Bar empty yet operational when Ross & Phoebe hang out?

OK, so it seems you watched an edited version of this episode. This is explained in the uncut version: [Scene: the bar, Ross is entering, Phoebe is at the bar, they are the only two in the place.] ...
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Did Joey get to live with Chandler and Monica?

The "Joey room" isn't intended as a permanent residence for Joey. At his own surprised reaction you can already see that there was never a plan to have Joey living with them in their house. That would ...
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