22 September 1994
Rachel runs from her wedding and meets the friends in the coffee place. Ross is depressed about his divorce but he still has a crush on Rachel.
29 September 1994
In this episode, Ross finds out that his ex-wife Carol is pregnant with his child. He's stunned to learn she wants to give the baby her and her lesbian lovers last name. Ross and Monica's parents come for dinner which makes Monica really stressed. Rachel decides to return her engagement ring to Barry, the man she left at the alter and learns that he didn't let their honeymoon go to waste. He spent it with her maid of honor Mindy.
6 October 1994
Monica is reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend, Alan, to her friends because they've mocked all of the boyfriend they've met before. To her surprise, they love Alan. However, she realizes she doesn't feel a spark with Alan and breaks up with him. Her friends take the news very hard, but Alan is relieved (since he couldn't stand her friends). Chandler resumes his smoking habit. Phoebe encounters a problem with her bank account, when a bank error in her favor nets her $1,000. She gives the money (and a complementary football phone) away to a homeless friend, who in turn buys her a soda. When Phoebe opens it, she sees a thumb, so the soda company gives her $7,000.
13 October 1994
Joey and Chandler take Ross to a hockey game to keep his mind off of the anniversary of his first time with Carol. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel get George Stephanopoulos' pizza by mistake, and spy on him from Monica's balcony.
20 October 1994
Eager to spend time with Rachel, Ross pretends his building's washroom is rat-infested so he can join her at the laundromat. Chandler points out this could be a 'date' and the first time she'll see his underwear so it shouldn't be dirty! Rachel, the spoiled 'laundry virgin' feels managing this domestic chore is a real step to independence, but despite Ross's good advice she leaves a red sock in the machine. The real accomplishment comes where she has to stand up as no-nonsense-New Yorker against a rude, aggressive woman who invents rules to pretend it's not Rachel turn to do her laundry. Joey realizes he regrets dumping foxy Angela when he learns she is dating Bob. He proposes a double-date, then needs a girl stat. Monica agrees to be Joey's date but when she sees hunky Bob and realizes he's not Angela's brother she starts to enjoy the evening. Chandler drinks too much espresso while desperately trying to break up with neurotic Janice.
27 October 1994
The friends attend Joey's new musical, Freud. At the theater, Chandler meets a beautiful women named Aurora. Joey gets hired to be Al Pacino's butt double. Chandler learns that Aurora is married, AND has another boyfriend.
3 November 1994
When a power-cut blacks out most of New York City, Chandler, to his delight finds himself trapped inside an ATM vestibule with Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre. She lets him use her cell-phone, and offers him gum which he instantly regrets refusing. He accidentally spits out her gum which he finally accepted, then picks up some to put back in his mouth and begins to choke when he realizes it wasn't the original gum. The others kill time in Monica's apartment, lit by the light from a Menorah, telling stories of the weirdest places they ever had sex. Joey tells Ross he waited too long moving onto Rachel and is now too far into the 'friend's zone.' Ross still tries to make a move on Rachel while stargazing on the balcony. Joey keeps the other girls inside by pretending Ross prepares a birthday surprise party for Monica. A wandering cat scratches Ross. Rachel and Phoebe go knocking on their neighbor's doors to find the cat's owner, seeing through odd neighbor Mr. Heckles's who lies about being the owner. On their mission, they bump into the hunky, and actual cat-owner, Paolo, who only speaks Italian. Rachel brings him back to the apartment where he outstrips Ross's flirting, even not being able to speak English.
10 November 1994
Chandler is shocked to learn that people he works with think that he is gay. He asks his friends why, and they tell him that they also thought that he was gay when they first met him. Monica's Grandmother dies, and Ross falls down the open grave, and gets high on pain killers.
17 November 1994
With their parents away Monica and Ross decide to have Thanksgiving dinner alone together at Monica's. However, one by one the other friends join them. Rachel says that she can't afford to buy a ticket for Vail to be with her family. Joey confesses that his family thinks that he has V.D. because he appeared in an ad campaign. Chandler recalls his story of how he doesn't eat thanks giving food because of bad family memories. Phoebe brings her Grandmother, confesses that she observes Thanksgiving in December because her Grandma's boyfriend is Lunar. As the Macy's parade passes by, the Underdog balloon gets loose. The friends rush onto the terrace for a better view and get locked out, so the dinner burns. Chandler is happy because everyone eats grilled cheese sandwiches.
15 December 1994
It is almost New Years and lonely Ross adopts capucin monkey Marcel. All the friends adore Marcel - except Monica. The friends agree not to bring dates to the New Year's Eve party, however everyone but Ross breaks the promise. However, things go wrong again; amongst all of the madness, Joey kisses Chandler at midnight.
5 January 1995
Chandler's popular, best-selling author mom, Nora Tyler Bing, announces on Jay Leno's show that her book tour's next stop is New York, and she gets the chance to see her son. Turning up in the Big Apple, she takes all the friends to a restaurant and encourages fan Rachel to try writing similarly cheap-steamy 'romantic formula' novels. She observes Ross' frustration about Rachel, assures him Paolo is not a hero that stays in the story to the end, unlike him, and somehow they kiss. Joey observes this who feels obliged to defend his mom Gloria's sex-appeal as equal, if you imagine her before producing seven children. Joey shames Ross into confessing the kiss to Chandler, who is irate and reads the riot act. Meanwhile Phoebe encouraged Monica to whistle to a hunk they saw walking on the street, which causes him to be hit by an ambulance and fall into a coma. They fantasize about him being the perfect boyfriend and compete to be the one to take care of him, hoping he'll wake up like a fairy tale prince.
12 January 1995
Paolo and Rachel prepare for a weekend getaway, but before they go Pheobe gives him a massage. He hits on her and the friends debate whether or not to tell Rachel. Chandler and Joey purchase a foozball table. Carol is having a boy.
19 January 1995
Chandler inadvertently sees Rachel's breasts as she comes out of the shower, which in turns starts a whole chain of peeking. Phoebe dates a shrink who has an annoying habit of analyzing everyone. Joey finds out his dad has a mistress.
9 February 1995
It is Valentine's day and only the boys have got dates. After an opening line about an egg that Joey and Chandler recommended, Ross gets his first date since his divorce with the ladylike Kristen. However Carol and her lesbian partner Susan end up in the same restaurant. Susan gets called away to work so Ross makes everyone shift seats to let Carol sit with him and his date. Alas their conversation gets a bit too exclusive. Joey insists that Chandler comes to a restaurant as his foxy date Lorraine demanded a double-date. Her unknown friend turns out to be Chandelr's ex Janice. When Joey and Lorraine leave early, Chandler and Janice use his credit card to order the best champagne. The two bottles contain so much alcohol they wake up together. Meanwhile the date-less girls take Phoebe's advice to perform a cleansing ritual: burning in a keepsakes from boys they want to forget. Paolo's grappa contains so much alcohol the ebullient effect requires calling three hunky firemen to the apartment.
16 February 1995
Phoebe's friend Steve is looking for a new chef for his restaurant. Phoebe takes Steve over to Monica's place so she can impress him with her culinary skills. But there is a problem: Steve is behaving in a peculiar manner.
23 February 1995
Chandler's boss orders him to tell his foxy junior co-worker Nina that she's fired but he can't and ends up dating her instead. He tells the boss she's in therapy as she is unable to handle or even remember her sacking. Chandler even promises her a raise! Ross's monkey Marcel has become systematically troublesome, yet he's the only one who masters the TV control's foreign language channels in Monica's apartment. Ross joins Carol and Susan in Lamaze class which turns into a disaster when Carol can't come and he has to play her part. A birth video makes Carol decide 'not to go through' with the birth anyway. Chandler and Joey find Phoebe's twin sister Ursula working in a bar. Joey asks for Phoebe's blessing to date her sister which is reluctantly given.
23 February 1995
Following an accident in the apartment, Rachel is admitted to hospital where she meets cute doctors. Rachel, who has no insurance, swaps identities with Monica which causes problems when two doctors take them out on a date.
2 March 1995
The friends play poker together.
9 March 1995
Rachel loses Ross's monkey, and everyone looks for him.
6 April 1995
The friends are angry to discover someone watches them by telescope, until they phone her and she compliments them. Chandler is ecstatic after a date with Danielle, but Joey and Ross agree he should not call her that day to avoid seeming desperate. However, the girls persuade him to call. When Ross finally gets Rachel to tell her ex Barry that it is inappropriate for him to declare his love for her as he's about to marry her friend Minday. However Barry and Rachel end up having sex in his dentists chair. Mindy meets her friend Rachel as bridesmaid while confiding she suspects Barry to have an affair.
27 April 1995
Monica becomes friends with a woman who stole her credit card. Ross has to get rid of his monkey.
4 May 1995
Rachel had a dream about her and Chandler having sex and Ross is jealous. Monica's boyfriend Ethan is a senior at college but their age difference is no problem because Monica told him she was 22. Phoebe fills in for Chandler's secretary but tells Chandler that nobody likes him. Ethan and Monica have sex after Ethan tells her he is a virgin and Monica confesses to being 26. Ethan then tells her that he is a senior in high school and Monica freaks out. Rachel has another dream about Chandler - but this time Joey was there too. Chandler accompanies Phoebe to a party with people from work even though he was not invited but they still don't like him. Monica tells Ethan she loves him but can't be with him. Rachel has a dream about Ross while Ross is there and she yells out his name. They share an almost intimate moment when Ross gets beeped that Carol is in labor. Everybody leaves for the hospital.
11 May 1995
When Ross' ex wife Carol is rushed to the hospital to have their baby, all the friends come along, but prove less then helpful. Rachel only has eyes for the unmarried obstetrician; Chandler and Monica worry if time is passing by for them to find partners and become parents. When Joey has an argument with a single pregnant woman, he finds himself the only available birth coach. After Carol throws Ross and her lesbian life-partner Susan out for bickering, Phoebe manages, while lecturing the pair, to lock all three of them in a janitorial closet.
18 May 1995
Joey is taking part in a fertility study and he really likes his girlfriend Melanie but can't have sex during the study which lasts another week. The friends are having a barbecue for Rachel's birthday but without Ross because he has to go to China for the museum. Rachel unwraps the gift from Ross and its an antique pin exactly like the one her grandma used to have. Chandler lets it slip that Ross is in love with Rachel. Rachel goes to the airport to speak to Ross but he's already gone. Rachel decides to give her and Ross a chance and goes to pick him up at the airport.
21 September 1995
Now Ross is back from China, but has brought a new girlfriend, Chandler feels guilty for having advised him to forget Rachel, who in turn rebounds -to the others' surprise- to the infamous Paolo. When Monica convinces Phoebe to cut her hair after her good job on the boys, she's horrified to get the haircut of an entirely wrong movie star named Moore. Meanwhile Joey's family tailor proves a bad recommendation to Chandler, who is not gullible enough to believe taking measurements for trousers requires taking the tape up each leg and the rear with intimate manual contact at groin height.
28 September 1995
Joey is having trouble with a new guy at work who dresses like a cowboy and who intrudes Joey's section. Monica and Julie get along and Monica can't tell Rachel. Rachel finds out and is upset. Everyone dares Ross to try breast milk because it grosses him out. Joey dresses up as a cowboy to be the best at work again. Joey and the cowboy have their showdown and Joey wins because the cowboy sprays perfume into a customer's eyes. Rachel gives Julie a chance to be friends with her. Ross tries the breast milk after all.
5 October 1995
Heckles who lives in the appartement underneath Monica and Rachel is always complaining of their stomping around and being noisy. While complaining Heckles dies and leaves all his stuff and his apartment to Rachel and Monica. The apartment is the biggest mess they have ever seen. While cleaning it Chandler finds out that he is exactly like Heckles and is afraid he will die all alone just like Heckles.
12 October 1995
Six years Phoebe got married to a gay friend of hers from Canada who needed a green card. She used to be in love with him but didn't tell her friends that they are married. Because Monica is upset that Phoebe didn't tell her she got married they start yelling the others secrets out: the panties on the telephone pole are Monica's from sex on the balcony, Chandler has a third nipple, Joey acted in a porn movie. Ross tells Rachel he hasn't had sex with Julie because he has only been with one woman in his life and she turned out to be a lesbian. The gang watches Joey's porn. Meanwhile Phoebe's husband tells her he isn't gay and needs a divorce because he is getting married again. Rachel tries to talk Ross out of sleeping with Julie but doesn't succeed.
19 October 1995
Chandler gets a phone call from a strange woman who wanted to call her ex-boyfriend Bob. Chandler is organizing Ross's birthday. Monica is appointed to head lunch chef and in charge of purchasing. The friends go out to have a celebration dinner. Rachel, Joey and Phoebe are upset because everyone else thinks they earn enough money to go out to fancy places all the time and spend lots of money on Ross's birthday. Arguing about Rachel, Joey and Phoebe not wanting to accept gifts from Ross, Monica and Chandler because it feels like charity. Monica gets fired for taking 5 steaks and an eggplant from work.
2 November 1995
When Monica takes Ross to the hospital, Joey and Chandler are in charge of baby Ben. Phoebe deals with a new musician in Central Perk.
9 November 1995
Rachel claims to be over Ross and Monica sets her up with a date. Rachel doesn't concentrate on her date and gets really drunk because she is upset that Ross and Julie are going to buy a cat together. Her date tells her she needs a "closure" to get over Ross. Rachel then calls Ross and leaves him a message saying she is over him. When Ross hears the message he is taken aback that Rachel has feelings for him and is very confused. Ross refuses to buy a cat and tells Rachel she had no right telling him about her feelings because he was ok before he knew and now he isn't. They argue and kiss - for the first time!
16 November 1995
Rachel tells Phoebe and Monica, Ross tells Chandler and Joey about their kiss. Ross doesn't know what he's doing because he can't figure out whether to be with Julie or Rachel. Everyone (including Julie) is at Central Perk and Phoebe sings a song about their love triangle. Monica gets a new job making up recipes for a synthetic chocolate substitute. Chandler, Joey and Ross make a list with Julie and Rachel's pros and cons to make it easier for Ross to pick one of them. Monica makes Phoebe and Rachel try her terrible Mockolate recipes. Ross breaks up with Julie and Rachel is very happy but she sees the list they wrote and is not exactly happy... they argue and Rachel doesn't want to be with Ross anymore. Ross gives everything to win Rachel back.
14 December 1995
The friends are preparing for the festive season. Rachel is still mad at Ross. Phoebe realizes her mother lied to her and gave her a picture of a model pretending it was Phoebes father. She goes to see her grandmother who tells her Phoebe her father is really a pharmacist and not a worshipped tree surgeon in Burma. Phoebe's grandmother gives her a photo of her real dad. Ross suggests that Rachel should make a list about him to feel better. She makes the list and does feel better but Ross drives everyone nuts trying to prove every point on the list wrong. Chandler and Joey go with Phoebe to see her dad. Rachel and Monica have a Christmas party at their place. Phoebe doesn't want to be disappointed in her dad and doesn't go to meet her dad.
4 January 1996
Joey gets lots of bad reviews for his play. Monica is back with Bobby who drinks too much. Rachel has a date and tells everyone she is not mad at Ross but doesn't have any feelings for him anymore either. Her date's name is Russ and he looks like Ross. Bobby will sober up for Monica - only problem: sober Bobby is boring. Joey will get a part in a TV show but he has to sleep with the casting lady which he doesn't know if he should do. Monica starts drinking to be able to stand boring sober Bobby and Bobby breaks up with her because he thinks he can't be in a relationship with another alcoholic. Joey sleeps with the casting lady and gets a big part in the show. Rachel dumps Russ because she realizes he is exactly like Ross. Julie comes over to drop some stuff for Ross and Russ and she fall for each other.
18 January 1996
Ross isn't confident enough to accept attending his ex Carol's lesbian wedding to Susan. Because the wedding caterer has a bad accident, Monica gets the job, a first for her, but can't get it done without generalized slave labor... Joey has his first TV appearance as Dr. Drake Ramore in Days of Our Lives, and shows the friends some acting tricks used there... Phoebe's 82 year-old client Rose died on her massage table, and her spirit went into her- now she has two crazy personalities and an octogenarian's agenda... Rachel was all nerves for her ma's first visit since she blew her wealthy wedding to Barry, but actually her happiness in poverty inspires Mrs. Greene Sr., who never worked but cracks at everybody, to leave Rach's pa and cheerfully join the crazy modern girls life... Everybody attends the wedding, and when Carol's parents won't give her away...
28 January 1996
Joey's first fan-mail -for his character, Dr. Drake Ramore- is from Erika Ford, who sounds like a crazy stalker, so Chandler and he are scared when she turns up, but given her looks he accepts to dine together- enough for her to think she's Drake's fiancée. Hunky Rob Donan invites Phoebe to play songs for kids in the public library, but her brutally honest lyrics shock the parents. After seeing a monkey like Marcel in a commercial, Ross decides to visit him in the San Diego Zoo, where he's officially told the capucin died but hears the truth from a hush-hush caretaker: he's in a movie being shot in New York so they all go there...
28 January 1996
At the site of the movie co-starring the capucin Marcel, Ross is disappointed not to get his former pet's full attention, but is promised a reunion afterward, which is however canceled. Joey attempts to get a part in the movie. The girls only have eyes for human star Jean-Claude Van Damme; since Monica is too shy to address him, Rachel asks him, but he invites her- several rows and dates are the -even literally- messy result. Chandler meets a former classmate, Susie Moss, whom he once humiliated causing her to be nicknamed 'Susie underpants', but now makes him ask her out and wear her panties, alas not just for the kick... Finally Ross gets a surprise.
1 February 1996
Monica still can't get a job, and money is becoming tight. Ross gets her to agree to ask her parents for money. Joey buys Chandler a hideous gold friendship bracelet, and overhears Chandler complaining about it to Phoebe. Ross continues to pine after Rachel, who Phoebe insists is his "lobster", but she makes it pretty clear that its not happening. However, when an old home video of Monica and Rachel's prom is discovered, Ross's true feelings for Rachel are shown.
8 February 1996
Joey buys two armchairs and a big screen TV and they never want to get up from the armchairs again. Ross and Rachel have their first official date and sleep together at Ross's museum. Monica is dating a friend of her parents who is 21 years older than her.
15 February 1996
Phoebe talks Rachel into getting a tattoo despite, or rather because of, Ross's disapproval. At dad Jack Geller's birthday party, Dr. Richard Burke has some trouble hearing comments about his unspecified date, Monica more hearing about hers and the worst when she's accidentally in the bathroom while her parents get intimate. After a tiny row about using each-others stuff, even soap, Joey considers moving out of Chandler's apartment to live alone for the first time now he has a good contract and another actor moves to an even posher one.
22 February 1996
Joey shows the friends his new apartment. Chandler and Joey miss each other and watch Baywatch in their apartments while talking on the phone together. Phoebe gets a chance to record "Smelly Cat" but can't cope with the background singers. Ross is driving Monica crazy because he is so much at Monica's and Rachel's place Monica feels like 16 again living with her brother. Chandler finds a new roommate called Eddie. Chandler is shocked to find that Eddie doesn't like fussball nor Baywatch...
21 March 1996
Chandler finds out Eddy is not only much less fun then Joey, but positively crazy and frighteningly suspicious and inconsistent. Ross is stressing out to learn Rachel has 'animal sex' with Paolo; Richard and Monica are uncomfortable to learn she is only his second lover, he the last in a long row; there's a logistical dilemma for both couples' make up-sex. After Joey told a TV digest he 'rewrites some of his dialogs', an insulted scenarist writes his character Dr. Drake Ramoray to fall to his death, ending his DOOL-career.
28 March 1996
Even accommodating gentleman Chandler loses it when he finds out Eddie has been sneaking in his bedroom to watch him sleep. When the girls read a pseudo-poetical hardcore feminist bestseller, it quickly stirs trouble between Rachel and Ross and amongst the three girls. Now Joey has lost his job, his two-envelope Visa-bill leaves him no other choice then to audition for a measly part beneath a former soap star's dignity and standing by as unpaid stuff is carried off, except a porcelain dog which Ross ransoms after regretting having told Joey to do anything for material security, as he would. Since Eddie simply forgets his move marching orders, Chandler first spends a night at Monica's but then finds the perfect way to solve both his and Joey's problem.
4 April 1996
Ross is upset that he misses so many of Ben's first things. Phoebe finds out that her mum never showed her the ends of sad movies to shield her from the pain. Joey and Chandler take Richard to a game because it means a lot to Monica. They really like him so Chandler gets a mustache and Joey starts smoking cigars. Ben spends a whole weekend with Ross. Rachel isn't very good with babies and freaks out when she hears that Ross pictures their future with 2 children living in the suburbs. Richard spends more time with the guys than with Monica. But Joey and Chandler really hurt Richard when they tell him he is like a cool dad. Rachel is the only one who hears Ben speak his first word.
25 April 1996
A bully at Central Perk steals Chandler's cap. Monica has a job interview at a 50's theme restaurant where she would have to cook in a costume and dance on the counter. Phoebe goes to see her father but a dog prevents her from doing so. The bullies at the coffee shop keep coming back to bully Ross and Chandler so they try to make their own coffee at home. Phoebe has the courage to go see her dad but he left his wife and son 4 years back. Monica loses all her money ($127) on the stock market so she has to take the job. Ross and Chandler are standing their ground at Central Perk and get into a fight with pickpockets - with the bullies on their side!
2 May 1996
Planning Rachel's surprise birthday party. To prevent Rachel's parents to be at the same party they have half of the guests in the boys' apartment with Rachel's dad and the other half in the girls' apartment with Rachel's mum. Phoebe smuggles people from Monica's boring party to the boys' great party. Rachel can't cope with their parents separation.
9 May 1996
Ryan, a guy in the navy who Phoebe used to go out with is coming to the city for 2 whole weeks. Ben has chicken pox and everybody except Phoebe has had them. So of course Phoebe has the chicken pox now but unfortunately Ryan hasn't had them but he wouldn't let the pox stand between them. Chandler organizes a job as a processor for Joey and Joey does a little too much acting like he was a processor. Ryan and Phoebe both have the chicken pox and the itching drives them crazy. Joey is really annoying at work and always ratting Chandler out. They agree that Joey will quit. Monica is upset that Richard doesn't have one thing he is obsessive about. Ryan leaves.
16 May 1996
Joey has a problem: he has to kiss a guy for an audition and Warren Beatty told him he was a bad kisser. Joey wants to practice kissing a guy with Chandler. Rachel is maid of honor for Barry and Mindy's wedding. She has to wear a horrible pink dress. Monica thinks about getting married to Richard. Richard tells her he sees a future with Monica but not with kids. Chandler has a relationship over the Internet. Turns out the girl is married. Ross, Rachel, Richard and Monica go to the wedding. Rachel feels uncomfortable because Barry's parents told everyone she ran away from Barry because she was crazy after having had syphilis. Ross saves Rachel by making a speech about her courage to show up at the wedding. Richard tells Monica he'll have a child with her if he has to in order not to lose her. Monica doesn't want a child with someone who doesn't really want to have one. Chandler's meets his cyber space friend and they kiss.
16 September 1996
Monica is a wandering zombie after dumping Richard for not sharing her child-wish. Ross confides in Rachel his sexual fantasy is princess Leia's gold bikini in Star Wars, but doesn't appreciate her telling it to blabbermouth Phoebe; when Rachel assures him boys miss out on true bonding because they don't tell each-other intimate details, he tries it with Chandler who brings up a very unfit confidence. As Joey really can't handle the prospect of Chandler not dumping Janice as usual, the two try spending whole 'day of fun' together for their common friend Chandler's sake.
26 September 1996
Ross becomes very frustrated with his friends when they fail to be ready on time for a speech that he is giving at the museum. When he publicly moans at Rachel, she get her revenge by dressing outrageously.
3 October 1996
Monica makes tons of jam to take control of her life and to get over Richard. Monica abandons the jam plan and decides to have a baby instead. Phoebe is dating a guy who used to be obsessed with her sister and now has a restraining order to keep away from Ursula. Monica doesn't want a child from a sperm donor after all because she wants a family not just a child.
10 October 1996
Joey misses an important audition because Phoebe forgot to give him the message about it. Phoebe gets him another appointment for the audition acting as his agent. Chandler is afraid to see Janice again because suddenly he scared of the commitment. He wants to get through the tunnel where at the end there is no fear of commitment. Joey gets the job and asks Phoebe to manage his other auditions too. Commitment doesn't scare Chandler anymore but it scares Janice and she leaves. Rachel and Monica help Chandler cope with his feelings because he is on their side of the tunnel now. Phoebe quits her job as Joey's agent because he only gets rejections. Janice gives Chandler another chance.
17 October 1996
Phoebe meets her brother Frank for the second time. The friends make lists which celebrities they would sleep with.
31 October 1996
The friends remember the events three years earlier, when several of them almost slept together.
7 November 1996
Joey becomes a learning extension teacher in soap acting, and loves the respect from even more clueless kids. Monica chooses a ridiculously cheap bed from Janices ex; Phoebe signs for her at delivery- of another bed, a childish race car! Rachel convinces Ross to dine with her dad, who takes him down even worse then he feared; the next day Ross and Dr. Green find each-other making fun about Rachel's chiropractor and various lack of good sense. When Joey hears one of his students also auditions for the same role he wants, he tries to eliminate him by bad advice to play the boxer gay, but the effect surprises him, though less then what he sees at the Mattress King when trying to get Monica's original bed.
14 November 1996
Phoebe doesn't want to go to the dentist because every time she does, someone dies. Monica plays the airplane game with Ben and bumps his head really hard and Rachel and Monica try to cover the bump on his head. Joey sees Janice kissing her ex-husband and tells Chandler. Phoebe is checking if she killed someone by going to the dentist and finds that Ugly Naked Guy hasn't moved since the morning. They build a massive poking device out of chopsticks to poke him and see if his alive or just taking a nap. Chandler leaves Janice so she can go back to her husband and child. Ugly Naked Guy is alive!
21 November 1996
It's Thanksgiving, so everyone is dining Monica's festive meal. After watching pros on TV, they decide to have a friendly American Football game in the park, despite the fact the Geller parents forbade Ross and Monica to play each-other ever again after years of vicious rivalry for the 'Geller Cup'. Rachel and Phoebe prove worse then worthless. Joey and Chandler are totally absorbed by Margha, a Dutch girls who stays watching and get competitive about her. Now the teams start playing to win; then the Geller-rivalry takes over- Monica even makes it boys-girls, and every dirty trick is tried...
12 December 1996
Ross breaks a girl's leg who was selling cookies in order to win a place at the space camp. Ross feels guilty and tries to sell 400 boxes of the cookies so the girl can win the competition. Rachel sucks at waitressing and Gunther is showing her everything again but she doesn't want to be trained in a job she hates. Rachel then quits her job at Central Perk. Phoebe is heart-broken to see all the trees "killed" to be Christmas trees. Rachel gets a new job.
9 January 1997
Rachel hates her new 'fashion' job too as another dead end- Monica isn't the most sympathetic audience in her job serving with fake boobs, but there she meets Mark, a Bloomingdale's executive who may get her a job in his department; of course Ross believes his intent must be dishonorable. At Joey's birthday party Chandler drinks too much vodka now Janice is back with her ex, gets intimate with one of Joey's seven sisters and can't even remember which one- more proof for Ross; he must go over to break up at the Tribbiani house where grandmother doesn't even let him get a word in.
16 January 1997
It's Rachel's first day at the new job. Mark is taking her out for lunch and Ross is extremely jealous. Monica hooks up with "poet" Julio from work. Joey gets a part in a musical because he lied about having dancing experience. Ross sends Rachel flowers, musical bugs and even a singing quartet to the office to let Mark know she has a boyfriend. Chandler and Ross go to Chandler's cousin's stag night and Ross takes Ben to play with the stripper's kid the following day. Rachel is jealous even though she just told Ross to stop being jealous of her friendship with Mark.
30 January 1997
Monica bumps into Richard at the video shop. They go out for a burger just as friends. Rachel gets in late from work every night. Phoebe is dating a sporty guy. Joey and Rachel exchange their favourite books to see which one is better. Monica shows Richard how to cook lasagna and they make love. They wanna try being friends who sleep together. They have a great time together and Monica wants to be with him for real again. Richard would love to be with Monica but they're right back where they were and they both know how it's gonna end.
6 February 1997
Phoebe's ex singing partner Leslie plays at Central Perk. Leslie left the duo and Phoebe is still mad but Leslie wants them to play together again. Ross is delighted to hear that Mark quit his job. Chandler meets Ginger and goes out with her. Joey used to date Ginger but accidentally threw her artificial leg into a fire and ran away. Phoebe and Leslie are back together playing music. Ross goes to a fashion seminar with Rachel so she won't go with Mark. They fight because Ross was so bored he fell asleep. Ross doesn't like that he is not involved in Rachel's "other" life with her work but Rachel loves having something on her own. Leslie sells "Smelly Cat" as a commercial jingle and Phoebe and Leslie break up once again. Ginger dumps Chandler because he has a third nipple. Chandler lets the third nipple be removed surgically.
13 February 1997
After a bitter fight with Rachel, Ross ends up sleeping with another woman. Phoebe dates a Diplomat who needs an interpretor to speak with her.
20 February 1997
The morning after Rachel declared they needed a break, she wakes up ready to work on getting back together - and Ross is drunk in bed with Chloe, the copy girl; Joey and Chandler warn him word will follow 'the trail' of women blabbering to Rachel, and at every step he's too late to stop it. Whe she storms in for an endless session of denial there's still love between them, whatever he tries, the other friends don't dare to leave the bedroom where Monica and Phoebe had been waxing.
6 March 1997
It's a week after Ross and Rachel broke up and they still don't get along and just shout at each other. The group splits up because Rachel and Ross can't be in the same room anymore. Everyone goes off to a ski trip except Ross. They all get stuck at a rest stop on the way and have to call Ross to go get them. No one wants to be caught in the middle between Rachel and Ross and they want them to get along so they can all hang out together again. Rachel and Ross promise to be civil.
13 March 1997
Phoebe's brother Frank is getting married to a woman twice his age who used to be his teacher. Phoebe asks Joey and Ross to talk Frank out of getting married at 18. But they see that Frank really loves Alice and they agree to be best man and ring bearer. Monica is asked out by a millionaire. Chandler is using a hypnosis tape to quit smoking. The tape tells him he is "a strong confident woman" who doesn't need to smoke. He begins to act like a female.
27 March 1997
Monica thinks Pete is perfect but she is just not attracted to him. Joey gets the part and hates his stage-wife Kate because she tells everyone Joey was in the infomercial and can't open a milk carton. Mark asks Rachel out but Rachel doesn't want to see anyone because she would feel like she was cheating on Ross. But Ross and Rachel get in a fight when Rachel returns Ross' stuff so they can move on. Rachel goes on a date with Mark. Mark kisses Rachel but Rachel tells him she can't be with him because she only went on a date to get back at Ross. Joey has a crush on Kate but she is seeing the director of the play.
10 April 1997
Kate is the first woman Joey liked who doesn't like him back. Monica's and Ross' aunt Sylvia died and Monica inherits the dollhouse with which she was never allowed to play. Monica invites Phoebe to play with the dollhouse but doesn't let her play anymore when Phoebe brings out a dinosaur, a giant dog and a ghost. Phoebe makes her own dollhouse which is way cooler than Monica's. Chandler has a date with Rachel's boss Joanna and finds her really dull and boring. Joanna thinks they have chemistry and loves Rachel for introducing her to Chandler. Joey and Kate are together after rehearsing their scenes. Chandler doesn't want to call Joanna again but Rachel forces him because Joanna is driving her crazy asking about Chandler. Phoebe's dollhouse catches fire and is burned down. Kate doesn't want to be with Joey. Chandler doesn't have the courage to tell Joanna he doesn't want to see her again.
17 April 1997
Joey buys a chick for him and Chandler, Monica gets offered a restaurant by Pete, and Ross gives up being on TV for Rachel.
24 April 1997
They all go to Joey's play together. Joey is bringing Kate, Ross is there with a date so Rachel has to get a date as well. Rachel turns up with her freaky date Tommy. Joey and the cast get really bad reviews for their performances and Joey finally gets the chance to be with Kate again. They stay up all night and talk. Rachel stops seeing Tommy because Ross was right and he really is a maniac. Kate leaves for a job in L.A..
1 May 1997
"Ross' Thing" is something on his derrière. He doesn't know what it is. Chandler doesn't know what it is. Joey doesn't know what it is. A large contingent of conventional doctors don't know what it is. So Phoebe sends him to Guru Saj, her herbalist, to figure out what it is. Guru Saj doesn't know exactly what it is, but solves the problem, not with medicine, conventional or otherwise. Meanwhile Pete mentions to Monica that he has something important to tell her. When Joey finds out that Pete has paid $50,000 to a ring designer, engagement ring comes to everyone's mind. Although Monica originally thinks she will say no if Pete asks her to marry him, the thought of saying yes becomes more and more appealing. However the question has to come first. On another dating front, Phoebe ends up dating two guys at the same time, Vince the beefy fireman, and Jason the sensitive kindergarten teacher. She likes them both for their obvious attributes. But when dating two guys at one time starts to feel like work, she decides she has to give one up. The decision becomes that much harder when she finds out there is a sensitive side to Vince and rippling muscles hide underneath Jason's baggy shirt. But when Phoebe can't make up her mind, the two guys end up making it for her when they meet each other.
8 May 1997
Monica begs Pete to stop fighting after he is beaten up. Chandler is unnerved when his boss slaps his butt. Ross starts dating a new woman.
15 May 1997
The friends go to the beach to learn more about Phoebe's family. Rachel starts flirting with Ross.
25 September 1997
Ross and Rachel get back together after Ross unknowingly takes full responsibility for the breakup. Monica reveals what happened when she was stung by a jellyfish, and Phoebe is mad after her mother.
2 October 1997
A cat walks into Central Perk and Phoebe is convinced that it is her mother's reincarnation. Joey and Chandler agree to sell the entertainment center. People come to look at it and Joey gets locked into it by a guy who then steals all their other furniture. Monica goes on a date with Rachel's ex from high school Chip. He is still very cute but he still lives with his parents and still works at the movie theater as he did in high school. The friends find an ad from a little girl who lost the cat. Ross and Phoebe fight about the cat but Phoebe agrees to take her "mum" back to the girl in the end. Joey and Chandler trade the entertainment center for a canoe.
9 October 1997
Chandler sleeps with Rachel's boss Joanna. Rachel makes him end it. Monica needs money so she agrees to cater her mother's party. Monica loses a fake fingernail in the quiche and discovers her mother bet with her dad that Monica would screw up catering the event. Chandler goes to break up with Joanna but ends up being handcuffed to the chair in her office half naked. Rachel has to uncuff him because Joanna is stuck with her boss and isn't coming back. But Rachel has to handcuff him back the way he was, otherwise Joanna will know Rachel was in her office. Monica impresses her mum with a wonderful dish for her guests after all and they finally get along.
16 October 1997
The superintendent makes Rachel cry because he is upset about them clogging the trash shoot. Chandler is a member at the gym even though he doesn't go but he can't quit because the dreamy spandex girl always changes his mind. The superintendent wants to throw out Monica and Rachel because Monica has been illegally subletting the apartment. Phoebe has a crush on her client Rick but she would get fired for fooling around with him. Ross goes to the gym with Chandler to give him courage to quit. But when Maria appears Ross can't say no to a membership. Joey goes to convince the superintendent not to kick our Monica and Rachel. In turn for that favour Joey will help the superintendent practice dancing for the superintendents' ball. They have the great idea to close their accounts at the bank so the gym can't charge them. Joey begins to enjoy the ballroom dancing. Phoebe and Rick make out. Phoebe finds out that Rick is married and also gets fired because her boss caught them kissing.
30 October 1997
Ross is trying to make Rachel jealous by going out with a girl called Amanda. Phoebe has a cold and has a new and very sexy bluesy voice. Chandler hits on Joey's new girlfriend Kathy he hadn't met before and they find out they have a lot on common. Rachel tries to make Ross jealous by going out with a weird guy called Josh. Phoebe loses her great voice and tries to catch a cold again. Chandler is in love with Kathy. Ross's date with Amanda because Amanda goes out with another guy and thought Ross was coming over to babysit her son. Joey thinks Chandler doesn't like Kathy and asks him to make an effort to be nice to her. Monica talks some sense into Ross and Rachel and they stop pretending as if they found love in other relationships.
6 November 1997
Chandler has gone to extreme trouble to get Kathy the ideal birthday gift, a special edition of her favorite book; Ross points out he can't outshine her boyfriend Joey -who didn't even plan to give her anything- totally so he must get an even cooler gift. Phoebe tells Monica not to turn down major funeral catering for lack of equipment and advances the money, but wants it straight back before there's nearly enough profit; so they become active business partners- which proves good, as their first client, a widow, would never pay without Phoebe's street persistence. Ross' foxy girlfriend Cheryls flat turns out to be sloppier then a bachelor frat room, and yet says his place has a weird smell and is relieved when the creeping creature he kills in disgust is not her hamster but 'just a rat'. Since Joey can't find anything better then a pen annex clock, Chandler lets him give the Velvteen Rabbit; fortunately Kathy guesses the truth.
13 November 1997
Chandler sees Kathy naked and feels like he is being tortured because he thinks she likes him too. Joey has a date with a different girl and Chandler sees his chance to talk Joey out of seeing Kathy anymore. Phoebe hears that Ross used to play the keyboard and has his own sound. Ross' "sound" is just a serious of feature sounds like ringing bells, glass crashing, helicopter sounds... Everybody hates it except Phoebe who makes Ross play his "music" in public. Kathy cuts Chandler's hair and they kiss. Chandler says they have to forget their feelings for each other for Joey's sake but Kathy can't do it. Ross plays at Central Perk and the place empties. Chandler buys new furniture for him and Joey and Chandler learns that Joey hasn't lost interest in Kathy but wants to make their relationship even stronger. Phoebe doesn't want to play music anymore because she thinks she could never measure up to Ross so Ross gives up his music for Phoebe. Chandler tells Joey that he kissed Kathy and that's why she broke up with Joey who is furious.
20 November 1997
Joey is not about to forgive Chandler, nor Rachel Ross, even now Thanksgiving is coming up. Monica is getting virtually no help, and gets ice in her eye but dares not go to her ophthalmologist and ex Richard Burke, but is excited to get his on call, who turns out to be his cute-to-die-for son Timothy, who has just broken up with his girl friend. Joey tells Ross he has sentenced Chandler to five years silent treatment, but is talked into hearing him out at Central Perk- just when Joey walks up to them Kathy kisses Chandler, and he decides to go looking for another apartment. Chandler is willing to do anything, and Joey decides: six hours locked up, like him when he allowed the robbers to lock him up in the closet and steal all their hardware, in a large, dark wooden box as proof of friendship, repentance and physical pain. Monica, now wearing an eye-patch, invites Timothy for Thanksgiving, and despite of the others teasing they get on great, till a kiss makes her feel almost incestuous. When Kathy drops by...
11 December 1997
Phoebe and Monica get a van for their catering business. Rachel applies for a job as assistant buyer. An old friend and party wizard wants to visit Ross and Chandler. They are excited like two small children and can hardly sit still but the friend cancels their reunion. Monica wrote her first review and the owner of the restaurant comes to complain about it. Joanna doesn't want to lose a good assistant as Rachel and makes Rachel look bad at the interview for the new job. Rachel wants to quit but Joanna offers her the position of assistant buyer in Joanna's department. Ross and Chandler are depressed because they wanted to party with their friend so Joey offers to take them to party. Monica shows the owner of the bad restaurant how to make a sauce and he wants her as head chef. Joey, Chandler and Ross are out partying but realize they have become adults and are too tired after a few clubs and didn't like it much. Phoebe is really upset because Monica will leave their business buts lets Monica take the job because that's all Monica ever dreamed of. Joanna is hit by a cab and dies. Rachel probably won't get promoted because no one else knew of their agreement. Monica starts at the restaurant and the staff hate her because their relation and ex head chef Emilio got fired.
18 December 1997
Ross meets an amazing girl from Poughkeepsie on the train. Rachel hates to be alone around the festive season. She doesn't necessarily need a real relationship but would love to have a fling. Monica is still being picked at at the restaurant. Chandler promised Rachel to fix her up with someone from work and the guys at work all suck to Chandler because they want to go out with Rachel. Monica hires Joey only to fire him again to show the others at the restaurant who the boss is. Ross can't decide between the girl from Poughkeepsie and another girl who isn't as fun but lives in the city. Rachel goes out with a guy named Patrick and really liked him but is furious when she finds out that Chandler told everyone she was looking for a fling. Joey refuses to be fired because he makes so much money with the tips he gets. Ross decides to break up with both women because he is so exhausted from seeing the one in Poughkeepsie and doesn't really like the other one. Patrick breaks up with Rachel because Chandler told him Rachel was thinking about getting serious with Patrick. Joey lets himself be fired and the people at the restaurant finally respect Monica.
8 January 1998
Phoebe's brother Frank and Alice got married. They were trying to get pregnant but it didn't work out. They ask Phoebe if she could bear their baby. Joey gets a job as a tour guide at Ross' museum. The friends want Phoebe to think it through before she makes the decisions about having Frank's and Alice's child. Things are going really well for Kathy and Chandler but they haven't had sex because Chandler is afraid he won't be able to fill Joey's shoes. Joey is a terrible tour guide. Phoebe goes to see her mother to ask whether she should have the baby or not. Her mother tells her not to do it because she knows how hard it is to give up a baby. Joey realizes that he can't be friends with Ross at work because tour guides and scientists don't mix. Chandler sleeps with Kathy but it wasn't great and he asks Rachel and Monica for advice on good sex. Ross proves his friendship to Joey by having lunch with him at work. Ross and Joey set a good example and all the others at work stop dividing the group between tour guides and scientists. Phoebe decides to have the baby because it will so good to make Alica and Frank happy.
15 January 1998
Phoebe has accepted to host in her uterus the artificially inseminated child(ren) of her brother Frank and his older wife Alice Knight Buffay; the anxious wait for a pregnancy is rewarded. Meanwhile a display by Chandler and Joey how well they know Monica and Rachel by guessing the items in their shopping bag leads to a large-scale bet on a quiz, for which Ross makes the questions. It goes close, but the team captains pride and sense of competition brings Monica to accept Chandlers dare to up the stakes: either the boys' birds are ousted, or the girls must exchange their master apartment for the boys measly rooms- Rachels error in the last round enables a triumphant entry of the victors.
29 January 1998
After her former department at Bloomingdales was abolished, Rachel gets a new job: personal shopper for big spending clients; one of them, Joshua Bergen, really appeals to her, so she lures him back after hours with his 'lost' wallet, but even Joeys misunderstood suggestion to offer him Knicx tickets doesn't quite work out. Chandler is terribly jealous when he thinks his girlfriend Kathy gets too intimate with her thespian counterpart, and she takes it badly enough to break up with him- once he's no longer drunk, he's a wreck and realizes he didn't really know. Monica really misses being 'the hostess' now the boys have the big apartment, so she decides to make their tiny place 'even better'; she does a great job in two obsessive days non-stop, but is so tired she dozes off on the couch.
5 February 1998
Joey goes on a fishing trip while Chandler is still depressed about his break-up with Kathy. Joshua asks Rachel to come to the opening of his new nightclub but Rachel already promised her boss to take his niece Emily from London to the opera. Ross agrees to take Emily out so Rachel can go to the opening. Rachel goes to the opening bu doesn't see Joshua because he put the wrong name on the VIP list. Joey gets back from the fishing trip and smells terribly but doesn't have time to take a shower before he has to be on the set. Ross wakes up with Emily at a B&B in Vermont and Rachel is really upset. Because Ross isn't around to take Chandler to a strip club Monica, Phoebe and Rachel take him to a strip club and they help Chandler out of his depression. Ross thanks Rachel for introducing him to Emily and he is very happy that he is finally over Rachel.
26 February 1998
Chandler goes to get his nails done with Rachel and they bump into Janice at the nail studio. Janice is divorced and Chandler goes out with her even though he finds her very annoying. Emily's English friends invite Ross to play rugby with them and Ross says yes to impress Emily. Chandler can't break up with Janice so he tells her he is being transferred to Yemen the following day. Unfortunately, Janice helps Chandler pack and goes to the airport with him. Chandler has to buy a ticket to Yemen. Ross is playing rugby and he isn't tough enough for the game but enjoys himself despite his injuries once he is able to hurt the other players as well. Chandler actually leaves for Yemen.
19 March 1998
Emily will be leaving in 2 days and Ross is very sad but they both knew they'd only have 2 weeks together. Phoebe craves meat but won't eat it. Joshua tells Rachel he had a date and he just isn't ready to be dating so Rachel invites him over for Emily's party even though they didn't really plan a party. They invite people on short notice for their fake party. Rachel tries to figure out how she can kiss Joshua without letting him know that she likes him so they play spin the bottle. Rachel is about to kiss Joshua when Phoebe exclaims that the baby kicked so Rachel's chance is over. Rachel's seduction doesn't work out so she just tells Joshua that she likes him and it turns out that Joshua likes Rachel too. Phoebe's cravings are so bad that she eats meat after all. She feels bad for the dead animals so Joey promises not to eat any meat until the baby is born.
26 March 1998
Joey hits a button on the remote control and free porn is on TV. They can't turn it off anymore because otherwise they won't find the channel anymore. Ross is sad because Emily just left for the airport and he doesn't know when and if he will see her again. Ross catches Emily at the airport to say he loves her. Emily doesn't react and boards the plane. Phoebe finds out that she is pregnant with triplets and Frank will have to quit college to support such a large family. Chandler and Joey need a break from porn so they watch TV at the girls' place. Emily calls to tell Ross that there is someone else and she doesn't know who she should be with. Monica convinces Ross to go to London and fight for her. Phoebe will have her own massage "salon" in the van - "Relaxy Taxi" - so Frank won't have to quit college. Emily turns up at the apartment to tell Ross she loves him and they call Ross so he can come home as quickly as possible.
2 April 1998
Frank and Alice name two of the babies and let Phoebe pick a name for the second boy. Phoebe wavers between the names "Chandler" or "Joey", so the guys have a big competition whose name will be be picked. Ross freaks out because Susan is in London and is now really good friends with Emily - and it all seems too familiar. Rachel has a romantic date with Joshua and hopes to sleep with him. They are at Joshua's parents' place who are supposed to be on holidays, but come back unexpectedly. When they barge in, Rachel is wearing a sexy negligee and tells them it's a dress by an Italian designer. The parents are shocked but take Rachel and Joshua out for dinner with Rachel wearing her negligee. Ross seriously thinks Emily is a lesbian now too, but the friends tell him not to be so paranoid and he shouldn't let what happened with Carol ruin his relationship to Emily.
9 April 1998
Rachel and Monica can't stand the apartment anymore and want to trade it for basketball season tickets. Emily leaves again for London and Ross wants to ask her to move to New York. Chandler and Joey thinks it's outrageous because Ross has only known her for 6 weeks. The guys don't want to give up the apartment but agree to bet with the girls. Phoebe makes up a game no one understands so they cut a deck of cards and the guys win. Ross asks Emily to marry him and she says yes! While Joey and Chandler are at the game the girls move their stuff back into their apartment. Chandler wants to get the girls' apartment back but the girls offer to kiss for one minute in return for the apartment and the deal is settled.
16 April 1998
Rachel and Ross talk about Ross's plans to get married. Rachel pretends to be absolutely fine about it because she and Joshua are serious. Emily found a wedding dress in London but they don't have it in her size but the store in New York does. Monica and Phoebe go to pick it up and Monica tries the dress on. Ross announces that the wedding is in 4 weeks. Rachel asks Joshua to marry her and he says ... no! Joshua breaks up with Rachel and Rachel realizes she isn't handling Ross plans for the future too well because she always thought they would be together. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel dress up in wedding dresses to cheer Rachel up.
23 April 1998
Emily's surprised remark she wouldn't want her ex-lovers on the wedding unlike Ross who invites Rachel starts him reminiscing about him getting and loosing Rachel. Everybody gets an invitation, but Phoebe may not fly during her pregnancy and Rachel feels it's just too hard for her, after reminiscing as well about her with and without Ross.
30 April 1998
Ross decides that Joey will be his best man but after the bachelor party Joey sleeps with the stripper they hired and she steals Ross' ring. Phoebe has terrible mood swings and is bitchy because of the hormones. Monica and Rachel throw her a very depressing baby shower because Phoebe won't have the babies so they give her presents she can use after her pregnancy but it only makes Phoebe angry. Joey desperately tries to retrieve the ring which has been in the Geller family for generations. Ross freaks out when he hears about the ring so the guys ring the stripper to get the ring back. It turns out she didn't take the ring but the duck swallowed it so they go to the vet and get the ring back. Joey wants to step back and let Chandler be best man but Ross wants them both to be there.
7 May 1998
Even before they leave the apartment, Joey drives Chandler crazy by forgetting everything useful, even his passport, but crying every five seconds "London, baby!", and photographing absolutely everything all the time, as if 6 hours on an airplane with Monica weren't bad enough. Emily was already a nervous wreck, but when she and Ross show Monica her dream site for the wedding that hall is already torn down, ahead of schedule! Ross hears Monica made her consider postponing and freaks out about their parents and transatlantic guests; she answers then they better call it off altogether. Back home, Phoebe makes Rachel realize how much she still loves Ross, so she helps her make up her mind, but warns her it's too late to get Ross back- yet Rachel rushes to London. When Joey insists to buy and wear an ostentatious Union Jack souvenir hat, Chandler refuses to spend the rest of the day thus; instead of being lost and miserable, Joey has a great afternoon, even photographed with Fergie, but back in the hotel room gets really homesick after phoning Phoebe and watching Cheers on TV. After explaining to Ross the obsessive focus of girls on their wedding, Monica comes with a solution: a romantic make-over of the hall's ruin...
7 May 1998
Ross' and Emily's parents meet and prove quite antagonistic; Stephen and Andrea Waltham enjoy that the Gellers pay for the wedding, against tradition, but Jack feels the list of expenses at their house is highway robbery, so Ross tries to mediate. Joey is terribly homesick, despite playing best man jointly with Chandler. Rachel misses her flight having forgotten her passport, and on the next annoys the gentleman sitting besides her to death who is quite happy to disagree with her all the way. The rehearsal dinner is hell for Chandler and Monica, who doubts whether she'll ever find a partner- and wakes up in bed with Chandler the next morning. Phoebe phones Joey he must warn Ross Rachel is coming, but she gets straight to him in Montgomery Hall, and at the last moment just congratulates him, so the wedding goes on, with Joey reporting over the phone to Phoebe. However, when the couple pledges eternal fidelity, Ross inadvertently says 'Rachel' instead of Emily...
24 September 1998
Everyone is shocked to hear Ross say Rachel instead of Emily but they continue with the ceremony. Emily is really mad at Ross and says she hates him at the party. Monica and Chandler agree to only sleep together while they're in London. Emily flees the wedding through the bathroom window. Everyone except Rachel thinks it didn't mean anything that Ross said her name. Emily is utterly humiliated and never wants to see Ross again. The friends return to New York. Rachel is still in London an stand-by for a flight and Ross waits at the airport for Emily. Rachel and Ross are just about to go to Athens together because Ross already had the tickets for the honeymoon when Emily shows up. Ross chases after her while Rachel waits for him on the plane.
1 October 1998
Monica and Chandler are still seeing each other without telling anyone. Ross keeps confusing Emily's and Rachel's names and has a lot of rage. Rachel comes back from Greece. She pretends that she isn't mad at Ross for abandoning her on the plane. Rachel puts Monica in charge of her love life and decisions because Rachel always chooses the wrong way. Chandler has to kiss Rachel and Phoebe all the time because they always catch him kiss Monica. The friends want to take a trip to Antlantic City with Phoebe because she felt left out after their London trip. Rachel tells Ross she loves him even though everyone tells her not to. Rachel and Ross crack up laughing at their situation: Rachel is in love with a married guy whose wife doesn't return his calls. Just as the friends are about to leave for their trip Phoebe's water breaks.
8 October 1998
Phoebe is having her brother's babies, 2 girls and a boy, Leslie, Chandler and Frank Jr. Jr.
18 October 1998
Almost caught once again, Chandler arrives with champagne for Monica, but instead finds the whole gang in her apartment so he says he is celebrating that his office just got wrinkle free fax paper. Joey thinks he has been hired as host for a PBS telethon, but is actually just one of many phone operators on screen. Phoebe says she hates PBS because it reminds her of the miserable days when her mother watched Sesame Street on it before committing suicide and even bitches Joeys telethon is selfishness masquerading as a good deed. When he retorts there is no such thing as a truly selfless good deed, she promises to prove him wrong. Ross tries to make up with Emily by phone and when she asks him to move to London he says no as he would be away from Ben. Emily agrees to move to New York but on the condition he won't see Rachel any more. The others consider her request to be unreasonable and after struggling to decide Ross becomes desperate enough to leave the decision to a Magic 8 ball which proves uncooperative. RacMonica has made up a fictional waiter as her secret boyfriend after Rachel walked in on her as she was actually waiting for Chandler. Rachel tells Chandler that Monica said her waiter boyfriend was 'the best sex she ever had' which Chandler enjoys enormously and milks for all it is worth. However Monica is cranky enough to cut him dry for the. Not knowing about the specifics of the condition, Rachel incites Ross to do whatever Emily wants to get her over to New York.
29 October 1998
Chandler and Monica plan a weekend on false work-related pretenses so they can be alone. Ross tells Rachel that Emily is coming to New York and they can't see each other anymore. On top of that, Rachel's dog Lapooh just died so she is furious and both her and Ross are inconsolable. Monica constantly demands new hotel rooms for silly reasons and Chandler can't keep his eyes from the TV. They argue, and when they return home Chandler tells Monica he thought their relationship was over. To his delight, Monica is determined to make up and continue. After a number of indelicate slips from Monica and Chandler Joey finally realizes they are involved but they swear him to secrecy.
5 November 1998
Emily tells Ross she wants a divorce after he decides to keep seeing Rachel.
12 November 1998
Emily's cousin kicks Ross out, so he moves in with Chandler and Joey. They try to get him to move out because he drives them crazy. Rachel and Monica's new neighbor invites them to his party but Rachel makes an excuse not to go. Phoebe starts dating a health inspector, but every time they go out to eat he finds a reason to close the restaurant down. Chandler and Joey decide to let Ross stay.
19 November 1998
The friends had a great Thanksgiving dinner and remember their worst Thanksgivings they ever had. Chandler tells Monica he loves her.
10 December 1998
Ross brings his leftover thanksgiving sandwich to work, but someone eats it. He finds out that it was his boss, who puts him on sabbatical and sends him to a psychiatrist for anger management therapy. Phoebe takes a literature class and asks Rachel to come with her, but instead of reading the books, Rachel comes and asks Phoebe what they're about right before the class begins. Monica takes the class instead of Rachel, but she tries to make the class more challenging and no one likes her.
17 December 1998
Joey's new roommate Ross is bored out of his mind, while on sabbatical, and shows absolutely not aptitude for relaxing and pranks. Phoebe is determined to 'spread joy' all over the city as Santa's elf collecting for charity, but takes it too personal while many New Yorkers rather dump trash then actually donate money in the bin, thus reviving 'street Phoebe'. Joey is exasperated: even a part for an Italian Brooklyn actor his age is nailed by an unfit celebrity, so Ross makes it his mission to coach him creating his own part by writing a script; alas Chandler's idea for a self-invented game gets Joey's attention far easier. Tired of Rachel's hopelessly procrastinating 'plan' Monica plainly asks Danny 'who ignored her on purpose' to data Rachel, and he immediately accepts; she sees him kissing a girl in town, but at his apartment finds it's just his sister Krista, yet instead of relieved she is rather appalled how physically close the adult siblings still are, and the other friends concur. Joey tells Ross and Chandler who are bickering about what Joey should do that he finished fives pages in the library and asks them to test-read aloud- they soon finds it's a script for the two of them to make up...
7 January 1999
It's New Year's Eve and the friends discuss their resolutions. Ross' resolution is to be happy in 1999 and to do something he hasn't done before every single day. Joey wants to learn how to play guitar to actually have one special skill he lists on his resume. Rachel's resolution is to stop gossiping. Chandler won't make fun of his friends for a whole year. Monica wants to take more pictures of the group. Phoebe's method to teach how to play the guitar is very weird and Joey finds a qualified teacher. Rachel finds out that Monica is secretly seeing Chandler. Ross has a little trouble with his new leather pants while he has a date. Joey and Rachel talk about Monica and Chandler.
21 January 1999
Rachel wants to know all details about Chandler and Monica, Joey paid attention to none, so she's all over Monica at Central Perk and at home, but nothing makes her spill any beans. Ross' ex Emily is going to marry; so he smashes a scone. Chandler and Monica enjoy being a couple at his office party; as his boss Doug and his wife Kara love her, they are invited to play tennis at Doug's place, where Chandler goes to great lengths to let Doug win, despite Monica who is furious he's such a suck-up at work; they get a dinner invitation, where Monica first inspires Chandler not to laugh at Doug's lame joke, then changes her mind. Ross is so frustrated he goes out with... Janice, who still thinks Chandler is in Yemen, and is amazed how well she listens, but all his wining is too much even for her. When Ross apologizes for having gone out with his ex, Chandler cleverly jumps at the chance to set the precedent for forgiving a friend going out with a girl close to a friend, such as a relative.
4 February 1999
Phoebe's grandma has died. Joey wants to look great for an audition and Rachel takes him down to the store to help him out. They pick a shoulder bag to go with the clothes. Joey likes the bag so much he isn't going to return it after the audition. Phoebe meets her dad at the funeral but doesn't tell him who she is. Joey doesn't get the part because of his bag. Phoebe meets her dad for coffee. He came to the funeral to speak to Lily and Phoebe tells him that she died 17 ago. She also tells her dad that she is his daughter. Joey gives up the bag because the world isn't ready for Joey and his bag.
11 February 1999
Ugly Naked Guy is moving and Ross is trying to get his great apartment. While Rachel, Ross and Phoebe have a look at the apartment Phoebe sees that Monica and Chandler kiss. Joey is grateful that they can finally tell them that everyone knows about their relationship. But Phoebe and Rachel don't want to tell them and have their fun by messing with them. Phoebe makes a pass at Chandler and Rachel gives them all her laundry when Monica and Chandler go to do "laundry". Ross tries to bribe Ugly Naked Guy with muffins but so many people want the apartment and bribe him. Monica figures out that Phoebe knows about them and that she is trying to freak them out by showing an interest in Chandler. Monica wants to mess with Phoebe and Rachel now and gets Chandler to pretend like he was attracted to Phoebe as well. Ross is looking for a way to bond with Ugly Naked Guy. Chandler invites Phoebe over so she can feel his bicep and "more"... therefore Rachel and Phoebe realize that Monica and Chandler only mess with them so Phoebe accepts Chandler's invitation. Ross visits Ugly Naked Guy and bonds with him by eating muffins with him naked. Chandler and Phoebe both wait for the other one to back down but neither does and they kiss awkwardly before Chandler gives up and yells out that he loves Monica. Now everyone except Ross knows officially. Ross gets the apartment and sees Monica and Chandler through the window and freaks out.
18 February 1999
Ross has found out about Chandler and Monica's relationship and is angry. Although, when he finds out that they are in love with each other he is happy with their relationship. Joey is dating a girl that keeps on hitting him (although the hitting is friendly, they punches are still quite hard). Ross finishes moving into his new apartment and the President of the Tenants Committee asks for a $100 donation (for the handyman who is retiring), as a thank you. Ross does not want to give the money as he just moved in and it's against his principles. Because everyone in the building now hates Ross, he decides to have a party to get the people in the building to like him again, but no one comes. Chandler gets all worried about commitment when everyone is joking about him and Monica getting married and having children so he gets into a fight with Monica about commitment. To say sorry he proposes to Monica but Monica makes him realize how stupid that is. Joey eventually breaks up with Katie (the girlfriend who keeps hitting him).
25 February 1999
After Joey saw Monica and Chandler doing a crossword together, he dreams about non-sexual closeness with her; they stop him moving out, and suggest their relationship probably looks so appealing because it started as friendship; so Joey transfers his interest to Rachel, who isn't interested. Phoebe finds a wallet with NYPD badge at Central Perk; after Chandler points out playing cop with real people is a serious crime, she decides to bring it to the police station, but pulls it a last time on her way- to the real cop, Gary. Ross buys a couch, refuses to pay almost as much for delivery just three blocks, but can't manage getting it up the staircase with Rachel; Chandler as third man just gets caught, the couch gets it even worse. Everyone is scared when Gary shows up, but he only wants to take Phoebe out.
18 March 1999
Phoebe claims that she and Gary are the hotter couple than Monica and Chandler. Monica wants to prove her wrong by having more sex with Chandler. Rachel has an interview for a job at Ralph Lauren. Joey flirts across the street with a girl in Ross' building but he can't find her apartment. Rachel screws up her interview by mistakenly kissing the guy doing the interview. Joey can't find the girl but Ross meets her and asks her out. Rachel gets the job despite her inappropriate behaviour. Monica is so obsessed about being the hotter couple because she is afraid they're past the phase where they're all over each other. Chandler thinks the phase they're in now is much more exciting because they actually have a real relationship and it's working out perfectly.
8 April 1999
Joey is envious when Ross' boy Ben gets an audition for a commercial, but is delighted to hear there also is a part for the father, so he teams up with his godchild; both pass the first round. Everybody hopes on free stuff now Rachel starts her job with Ralph Lauren. Phoebe suggests to throw an intimate dinner as surprise birthday party for Rachel, a month in advance, but Monica quickly takes over in grand style- Phoebe insists to be in charge of something, so she gets cups and ice. Rachel quickly finds her boss Kim and collaborators tend to take all decisions on the balcony during smoking breaks, so after trying just to join them, which doesn't get her close enough, she adopts the terrible habit her dad, an MD, always warned against with true horror stories. After Ben and Joe are selected for the final cut, they hear the lack of physical resemblance means it will either be Joey and Ben's rival Raymond or Ben and Raymond's dad Kyle. Monica's nose and Chandler's experienced eye immediately notice Rachel has started smoking; she convinces the office girls to attempt quiting together as 'patch sisters', but the others quickly relapse and insist she keeps clean- she's out again. Joey's fake offer to wave his audition so Ross would retract Ben fails. Even the line "Mm, soup" is too hard for Joey not to mess up to - noodle soup. Phoebe uses cups and ice in huge quantities and endless, wacky variations to take over much of Monica's party; Ross consoles Joey by suggesting he wanted to fail so Ben could be casted- but the kid didn't either. Chandler gets a taste of the Ralph Lauren smokers balcony.
22 April 1999
First Ross takes Chandler's natural joking with pizza delivery girl Caitlin for 'flirting behind Monica's back', and actually tells her, just now they celebrate their 10 month anniversary, which starts a discussion whether flirting by men is innocent, not by females. Then Ross decides to demonstrate his flirtatious talent, which the others know to be abysmal, even conquering Rachel took him nine years. Meanwhile Joey brings over Nonnie, his Italian grandmother who doesn't speak any English but was his only relative who always believed in his career, to watch a Law and Order episode Joey has a speaking part in. Once he realizes his scene was actually cut out, everyone tries to fool her and thus spare them heartbreak. Phoebe can't return Monica's earrings, a gift from Chandler she wants to wear that evening, because Rachel borrowed and lost them, as usual. Ross's flirting lessons turn out to be of the 'how not to do it' variety but Rachel takes pity on him...
29 April 1999
The guys goes on a ride along with Gary.
6 May 1999
Gary wants to ask Phoebe to move in with him. Phoebe is freaked because it's so soon and asks Chandler to make him afraid of commitment so Gary won't ask her. Joey and Ross throw a ball back and forth without dropping it for hours. Rachel buys a very expensive naked cat. Monica joins the boys in their ball throwing game. Rachel's cat isn't as cute as Rachel thought it would be but the store won't take it back. Phoebe agrees to move on with Gary. Rachel sells the cat for $1,500 to poor Gunther. . Phoebe breaks up with Gary because he shot a bird. Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross have been throwing the ball all night when Phoebe drops the ball.
11 May 1999
Joey is excited to get the lead in a thriller, Shutterspeed, so he and Chandler decide to drive to Las Vegas where it's being shot, in Phoebe's late grandma's cab. Monica sees to it that terrified Rachel gets a glaucoma-test and the necessary eye-drops, whatever that takes. Phoebe is furious at Ross, but won't say why, or doesn't even remember, or... The instant answers-technique Phoebe taught Joey, to choose between two routes, makes Chandler blurt out he doesn't believe it's going to be Joey's big break as he gets no pay, just 1% of profit. The indignant star-to-be throws him out on New York's George Washington bridge. Chandler feels terribly guilty, but when Joey arrives...
20 May 1999
Joey calls Phoebe; refusing to take Chandler's apologies for not believing in his film, he barks for him to not come over- he's working as a gladiator in armor in a Vegas casino. Monica tells Phoebe, who may not tell Chandler, that she met and lunched with Richard, but felt nothing. Monica decides to give Chandler one anniversary present a day early: tickets for Las Vegas; Phoebe insists everyone goes, to make up for her missing London. Ross and Rachel have previous engagements but decide to follow the next day. As Phoebe put the idea in her head, Rach tests out walking around alone and naked; Ross sees her and comes over, thinking it was a sexual invitation; this misunderstanding escalates on the plane to embarrassing each-other in outrageous ways. In Vegas, Joey must admit he's just earning cash while the movie is delayed lacking funds. Chandler and Monica fight whether she may see Richard again. Joey loses his only tip in one hand, but thinks he'll make a fortune because he found the dealer to be his 'identical hand twin', and demands Chandler is supportive this time.
20 May 1999
Monica gambles instead of making up with Chandler. While Rachel is sleeping Ross draws a beard and a mustache on her face. Rachel is really upset because it won't come off anymore. Monica and Chandler make up when Monica tells him she won't see Richard anymore and that Chandler is the love of her life. Rachel doesn't want to leave her room so Ross and Rachel get drunk and play blackjack in Ross' room. Monica and Chandler win big in the casino. They bet that if they win the next round they will get married right now and... they win! Ross and Rachel are very drunk and leave the room with both their faces drawn on. When Chandler and Monica go to get married, Rachel and Ross come out of the chapel very drunk - and married!
23 September 1999
Ross and Rachel wake up in bed together not remembering anything from the night before. Joey's movie is officially canceled. Chandler tells Joey that he almost got married to Monica but now realizes that they are moving too fast but does not know how to tell Monica. Monica talks to Phoebe as she feels the same but does not know how to tell Chandler. Ross and Rachel find out that they got married. They hope that the marriage can be annulled. Phoebe and Joey drive back to New York in Phoebe's cab. Ross decides not to annul the marriage because he doesn't want to be the guy who has 3 failed marriages. He thinks staying married to each other won't affect their lives. Rachel wants the annulment so Ross agrees. Chandler and Monica both pretend that they wanted to get married but they need a sign to do so. There are several signs but they just ignore them so they finally decide not get married yet but to move in together. Ross tells Rachel he got the annulment even though he didn't.
30 September 1999
Chandler and Monica tell everyone they're going to move in together. Rachel is happy because she thinks the three of them will live together. Ross decides to get the annulment because people think he is still in love with Rachel and that's why he doesn't want to get divorced, but he needs Rachel to annul it and thus has to tell her they're still married. Monica tells Rachel that she and Chandler want to live together on their own. Monica is surprised that Rachel doesn't seem upset at all. Rachel isn't upset because she doesn't think they're gonna go through with it but Monica tells her it really is gonna happen and Rachel cries her eyes out. Ross is about to tell Rachel about their marriage, but she is upset and he just hugs Rachel to comfort her instead.
7 October 1999
Rachel is looking for a room and Joey offers her Chandler's old room. Ross hasn't told Rachel that they are still married. Ross denies having feelings for Rachel and he says he only hugged her for comfort. Chandler and Monica fight about what to do with the spare room. Joey is looking for a female roommate. Rachel can't find an apartment so Ross asks her to move in with him. Monica doesn't want Chandler to bring any of his furniture over because it doesn't match her stuff. They fight but make up again. Ross isn't sure whether Rachel moving in was a good idea because it'll be awkward when they date other people.
14 October 1999
Ross gets a part time job as guest lecturer at the university. Joey's health insurance expires because he wasn't paying so he goes to see his agent. Phoebe's psychic says Phoebe will die within a week but she doesn't know how she will be killed. Rachel and Monica sneak into Ross' lecture and find that he is doing a fake British accent. He says he couldn't help it - he was nervous when having his first lecture and the British accent just came out of his mouth. Joey has a hernia but doesn't want to go to the hospital because he isn't covered by insurance anymore. Monica and Rachel fight about some candle holders because both claim they bought them. Phoebe's reading was wrong because her psychic is dead. Ross tries to phase out the accent but everyone notices. Rachel finds out that they are still married and is furious. Joey gets his health insurance back.
21 October 1999
Joey finds keys to a Porsche and wants to leave them at the lost and found but nobody seems to miss their keys. Joey gets great response from people when he stands next to the car. Rachel doesn't know where to live until Phoebe offers her a room. Rachel takes care of the divorce because she doesn't trust Ross anymore. Alice and Frank give Phoebe the triplets to babysit for a day and Monica and Chandler help her take care of them. Joey washes the Porsche when the owner comes by and takes it away. Rachel and Ross go before the judge but Rachel filled in untrue reasons for their annulment and the judge won't annul the marriage. They will have to file for divorce. Chandler swallows a plastic part of his toy and Monica takes him to the emergency room therefore Phoebe is alone with the babies and makes a mess of Monica's apartment. Ross and Rachel sign the divorce papers and Rachel confesses that it was her idea to get married. They share a moment of truth that they both thought if they ever got married it would last.
4 November 1999
Chandler shows Joey how to pay the bills but Joey doesn't have enough money and won't accept money from his friends. It is the night before Chandler moves in and Rachel moves out. Rachel hasn't packed and everyone has to help. Rachel and Monica are mad at each other because they list all the things that have been bothering them about the other. Chandler and Joey play for money and Chandler lets Joey win so Joey doesn't have to accept charity from him. Monica and Rachel get along again after listing the nice things they do for each other and are really sad about not living together anymore. Joey sees through Chandler's trick and won't accept his money. Rachel leaves.
4 November 1999
Joey finds sexy Janine, a dancer from Australia, as a roommate. Rachel and Phoebe go jogging together to bond. Phoebe runs like an elephant because it makes running a lot more fun but Rachel doesn't want to go jogging with her anymore because she is embarrassing. Joey can't flirt with Janine because they live together and it would be too complicated. Chandler finds out how obsessed Monica is with everything and he has to move the furniture back to how it was before he moved it. Joey is drawn to Janine and has to find a way to repel her. But Janine tells him she doesn't feel attracted to him anyway. Rachel tries Phoebe's way of running and feels so free and great doing it that she doesn't care about people staring.
18 November 1999
Joey is afraid that Janine makes their place too girlie with all her stuff. Phoebe makes out with Ralph Lauren and it's Rachel's chance to be liked by her boss Kim by gossiping about it. But it turns out that it wasn't Ralph Lauren Phoebe made out with and Rachel will get in trouble if her boss finds out. Monica fixes Ross up with Hillary from work and Ross whitens his teeth for the date until they are shiny bright. They have to find a way to make his teeth look less bright so he puts on make-up. Kim thinks Rachel made out with Ralph Lauren and dislikes her even more. Ross doesn't say a word on his date in order not to show his teeth. But when Hillary finally sees Ross' teeth she freaks out. Joey becomes very girlie when Janine shows him hot to knit and arrange flowers. Rachel makes up a story about her and Ralph Lauren and Kim forgives her.
25 November 1999
The Geller parents are coming over for Thanksgiving but they don't know that Chandler moved in with Monica nor that they are dating because they don't like Chandler. Chandler's plan is to be very charming and make them like him then tell them that he is dating Monica. Rachel made a trifle for dessert but put two recipes together so it has beef and peas in it. Chandler is sucking up to the Gellars but Ross tells him that they don't like him because Ross was caught smoking pot in college and he blamed it on Chandler. Ross has to clear it all up but he first organizes that everybody pretends to like Rachel's dessert. Ross finally tells his parents that it wasn't Chandler. Everybody takes this opportunity to yell out stuff about each other they have wanted to say. The Gellars take a liking to Chandler and thank him for standing by Ross during his "drug problems" and for "taking on Monica as well".
16 December 1999
Janine is going to be a party person in a New Year's Eve TV broadcast and asks Joey, Monica and Ross to come along for the taping. Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for the gifts MOnica got for them while the others are at the taping. Monica and Ross really want to be on TV but they would have to dance on the platform which only the selected people can. They put on the "routine" - a dance they did in primary school - for the selection guy and they get to dance on the platform. Joey wanted to kiss Janine on the fake midnight but missed his chance. When they get back home Janine kisses Joey.
6 January 2000
Rachel ordered an apothecary table but Phoebe will hate it because it is mass manufactured. Joey and Janine go out with Chandler and Monica but Janine thinks they are too much and doesn't want to hang out with them every night. Rachel tells Phoebe she got the table at the flea market and Phoebe loves it. But there is one problem: Ross ordered the exact same table. Rachel orders a whole new living room and tells Phoebe she got it all from the flea market but Phoebe finds out that Rachel lied to her but isn't mad because she likes some stuff from the shop they don't have yet. Joey, Janine, Monica and Chandler go on a double date again but Janine just can't stand them. Janine and Monica have a fight and Joey breaks up with Janine because his friends mean much more to him.
13 January 2000
Ross has sent a joke to be printed in Playboy magazine, which they did but Chandler claims it was his joke so he starts logging his jokes. While the girls go through the Playboy, Phoebe manages to insult Monica by saying she thinks Rachel the better choice to go out with. Later Rachel also insults Monica by saying she's high-maintenance. When Joey must explain to Gunther he can't pay his bill because he's broke, he gets a job at Central Perk as a waiter. He tries in vain to keep his job a secret from the friends, who end up reassuring him and offering advice. Unable to settle the joke authorship, Chandler and Ross ask Monica to decide, each confident she's in his pocket, only to be told the joke is no credit to anyone. Closing the café after Gunther refused him time off to do an audition, Joey is Joey fired but one word from Rachel has him re-hired.
3 February 2000
Ross dates Rachel's sister. Monica won't admit she is sick.
10 February 2000
Chandler admits that he hasn't cried since he was a child. Phoebe discovers that Ursula is starring in porno movies using her name. Rachel desperately tries to stop Ross and Jill from starting a relationship.
17 February 2000
After Rachel finds our that Barry (her ex-fiancé) & Mindy (her ex-best friend) were getting divorced, the friends imagine what life would be like if: *Ross was still married to Carol, *Rachel had married Barry. *Phoebe had taken a job offer at 'Meryl Lynch' *Chandler had quit his job & wrote stories for 'The Newyorker'. *Joey was still on 'Days of our lives' & *Monica was still fat. ...
17 February 2000
In the Friends' continuing imagination, fat Monica dates pedantic Dr. Roger, again without result. She exchanges desperate conquest talk with Chandler and ends up in bed with him. Ross still doesn't get it even when Carole is courted by Susan at his place. Rachel almost cheats on her husband with star Joey, then finds Barry in bed with the dog-walker. She bites Ross's head off for being a man too and makes Ross understand Carol must be a lesbian. Workaholic Phoebe slips out of hospital, only to hear she was just fired.
24 February 2000
Rachel and Phoebe take a self-defense class, and claim they can defeat anyone who attacks them. Ross doesn't believe them, and educates them of a martial arts technique called unagi. Chandler and Monica promise they'd make each other's Valentines Day gifts, but they both forget to make them.
9 March 2000
Ross gets his anonymous teacher evaluations back and finds out that he has an admirer amongst his students. The student, Elizabeth, asks Ross out. There was a fire in Phoebe's apartment probably due to Phoebe's candles. Phoebe stays at Joey's and Rachel at Monica's until the apartment will be fixed. Chandler's friend Dana from college directs the new Al Pacino movie so Chandler has to take her out to get Joey an audition. Ross and Elizabeth have a great time on their date. Phoebe finds out that the fire was caused by Rachel's hair iron so Rachel has to stay at Joey's and Phoebe can stay at Hotel Monica. Rachel actually enjoys her time at Joey's because she can mess around as much as she wants and Phoebe gets quite annoyed with Monica's constant attention. Ross thinks it isn't against the rules to date a student but people will frown upon their relationship. He decides to go out with her because he doesn't care what people think but his colleagues tell him it actually is against the rules. Ross and Elizabeth like each other too much to stop going out. Joey gets the audition but forgets about it.
23 March 2000
Joey's fridge is broken and he tries to get everyone to pay for his fridge. Rachel is looking for a date for a charity ball and Phoebe, Chandler and Monica look for a guy. Phoebe finds a guy and Chandler and Monica find one so they have a big competition to get Rachel pick their guy. Joey has to eat all his food because the fridge is gone. Ross mistakenly thinks that Elizabeth wants to go on a trip with him and is very relieved when she only wants to tell him that she's going on Spring vacation with her friends. But when Ross realizes that she is going to party a lot and probably meet other guys he freaks out. Rachel is really upset about the competition between Monica/Chandler and Phoebe about her date for the ball so she decides to go alone and has a great time. Ross ends up going to Florida with Elizabeth to prevent her from meeting other guys.
13 April 2000
Monica has an interview for a chef position, but leaves when the boss comments on every things she does as if it were dirty sex. Joey gets his hopes up over his first significant acting job since Dr. Drake Ramore. He has the part of science fiction hero Mac Machiavelli, the crime-fighting partner of a cool robot, C.H.E.E.S.E., which stands for Computerised Humanoid Electronically Enhanced Secret Enforcer. Monica bursts into the apartment making Chandler forget to finish a note for Joey that his decisive second audition has been moved two hours earlier. The friends reminisce about other instances when they have messed up. By miracle Joey gets another chance, which Chandler writes down correctly.
27 April 2000
Elizabeth's dad meets Ross to tell him he doesn't like him going out with Elizabeth. Ross asks for a chance to impress Mr Stevens and he gives him 2 minutes to do so. Ross fails utterly even though the friends try to make him look good. When Rachel meets Mr Stevens again they talk for ages and start dating. Ross sees his chance of getting Mr Stevens blessing because Rachel can change Mr Steven's opinion of Ross. Joey is about to lose his job on Mac and CHEESE because the robot inventor and controller doesn't like him. The robot guy promises Joey to get his job back if Joey teaches him how to talk to women. Rachel accidentally tells Mr Stevens about Ross' three marriages. Elizabeth tells her father that she doesn't care what he thinks of Ross and neither does Ross.
4 May 2000
Elizabeth's dad Paul tells Ross not to see Elizabeth anymore or he will call the university and have him fired. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel go to a museum and learn that the beautiful museum can be hired for weddings. There is a 2-year waiting list and they all make a reservation - if they don't have a guy by then they can always cancel it. Elizabeth and Ross don't stop seeing each other and agree to hide their relationship from Paul. They go to Elizabeth's grandma's cottage for the weekend but Rachel and Paul turn up as well. Ross catches Paul doing an embarrassing little dance calling himself "the man" and "the love machine" so Ross won't tell Rachel if Paul won't get him fired. Chandler finds out that Monica hired the museum for the wedding in his and her name. Chandler freaks out and tells Monica he isn't ready. She promises that it didn't mean anything and that she didn't mean to pressure him. As soon as Monica leaves the room we find out that Chandler is going to ask Monica to marry him!
11 May 2000
Only Phoebe is allowed to know about Chandler's plan to propose to Monica and they look for an engagement ring together. To cover for their secrecy Phoebe tells Ross that Chandler is mad at him. Things are going well between Rachel and Paul except Rachel wishes he would open up a little and talk more about himself. When Paul finally does share some stories he gets very emotional and can't stop crying. Chandler and Phoebe find the perfect ring but somebody buys it when Chandler goes to get his credit card from Joey. Chandler ends up buying a different, less nice ring but they are able to trade with the guy who bought the perfect ring. Rachel dumps Paul for being a cry baby. When Chandler tells the others about his plans they are overwhelmed and very happy.
18 May 2000
Tonight is the big night for Chandler: he will propose to Monica. Rachel, Phoebe and Joey go to a beneficial dinner organized by Rachel's boss. Joey bids at a silent auction because he thought you had to guess the prize and therefore buys a boat for $20,000. Just as Chandler is about to propose Richard walks into the restaurant with his girlfriend and they sit at the table next to Chandler and Monica so Chandler can't propose. Elizabeth isn't as mature as Ross had thought so he breaks up with her. Chandler doesn't want to make Monica suspicious and find out about his plan so he acts as if he was still afraid of commitment. Richard goes to see Monica at the restaurant and says he still loves her.
18 May 2000
Richard tells Monica that letting her go was the stupidest thing he's ever done and he wants to marry her and have kids. Monica is getting weary because Chandler is carrying on about not wanting to get married in order to hide his plans to propose. Rachel finds out that Phoebe and Joey have each other as backup, meaning if they're both not married by the age of 40 they'll marry each other. Rachel is very jealous of Monica and wants a backup as well and asks Ross but Phoebe is Ross' backup. Chandler realizes he has to stop messing with Monica and propose already. Monica goes to see Richard and says wants to be with a grown-up but it isn't fair that Richard wants to marry her now and not before. Monica says she will need some time to think things over. Rachel trades Phoebe and Ross is now Rachel's backup. Chandler talks to Richard and Richard tells Chandler to go get Monica and to never let her go. When Chandler gets home Monica has decorated the whole apartment with candles and they propose to each other...
12 October 2000
It's still the night of Monica and Chandler's engagement and they all dress up to go drink champagne at the Plaza. Rachel is a little sad and lonely and asks Ross whether they want to have a night together with no strings attached. Monica catches them kissing and is upset because she waited her whole life for that day and thought it would only be about her engagement but now it is about Rachel and Ross getting back together - they stole "Monica's thunder". Monica is really upset and doesn't want to go out for champagne anymore. Monica and Rachel have a huge fight and Rachel admits that she kissed Ross because she was sad about not even being close to getting married. Monica forgives Rachel.
12 October 2000
The wedding planning starts and Monica already has a whole book full of information on everything you need for a wedding. Joey takes a nap in Rachel's bed and finds out that she reads dirty books and doesn't stop teasing Rachel about it. To give Monica and Chandler a little time on their own Phoebe moves in with Ross for a couple of days. Ross freaks out when Phoebe does her massages at Ross' place and asks her to see her clients elsewhere. One of Phoebe's clients comes by when Phoebe isn't there and Ross gives him a weird massage. Monica's parents spent the money for Monica's wedding on the beach house so there is no money for the wedding. Chandler has saved exactly the amount they need for Monica's dream wedding but Chandler won't spend all of his savings on one day. The old man Ross massaged is not coming back after the bad massage he got. If Monica wants the perfect wedding Chandler will spend all the money they have but Monica decides that she wants a future and not spend their security on the wedding. Rachel scares the jokes out of Joey forever when she tells him she wants rough sex with him.
19 October 2000
26 October 2000
Joey and Rachel compete over who has the best news. Rachel was promoted by Ralph Lauren, in person, to head a division and subsequently can hire a personal assistant. Although Hilda has all relevant qualifications and plenty of experience, Rachel she still chooses young Tag Johnson, who the girls and Chandler consider beautiful enough to be a model. Tag is greatly surprised that his clumsy interview didn't lose him the job, but gets increasingly suspicious as it seems people believe he gay, a lie spread by Rachel so she can keep him for herself. However he is more interested in Phoebe. Nobody had the heart to tell Joey a pilot he made stunk, so he was overconfident about his lead in Mack and CHEESE, and told director Terry he could stuff a comeback role on Days of Our Lives, especially if Alas, the producers phone to say the sci-if series is canceled, so Joey must beg Terry to take him on board. Meanwhile, Monica tricks Chandler into telling her an embarrassing 'Ross at Disneyland' anecdote. Ross finds out and retorts, starting a series of spilled secrets the three use against each-other.
2 November 2000
Monica's mom arranged to get their wedding announced in the paper, but they need to get a picture from a professional photographer as any camera makes Chandler grin look like a hyenas. Phoebe dates Kyle, who knows both Chandler and Ross -thwho nicknamed him 'Hums While He Pees'- from their basketball club. Ross gets to divert his crazy ex Whitney by taking her to a ballroom dance-date. Rachel is completely smitten with her office assistant Tag, enough to smell his cloths and be jealous when their colleague Melissa asks him out. Rachel even pays Joey to take Tag out, first to a Knicks game, then to a bar where they meet dozens of potential rivals for Rachel. Rachel then bribes Joey with free Ralph Lauren shirts to stop picking up women together so tag will stop too but Tag decides to go back to his ex-girlfriend.
9 November 2000
Joey and Ross have a nap together, and Rachel and Phoebe need to decide who will be Monica's bridesmaid.
16 November 2000
Monica runs into Janice and Janice is shocked to hear that she is getting married to Chandler but invites herself and her boyfriend to the wedding. Ross' doctoral dissertation can be found at the library but when he goes to see it he finds out that the Palaentology section of the library is only used when students make out together. Therefore Ross decides to defend the area. Rachel and Phoebe find the perfect girl for Joey and he is really into her but she doesn't feel the same way. Chandler and Monica can finally get rid of Janice.
23 November 2000
It's Thanksgiving and the friends and Tag are preparing for dinner. Phoebe secretly keeps a dog she is watching for friends who went out of town in her room at Monica and Chandler's apartment. Everybody thought Chandler was allergic to dogs but the truth is that he hates dogs because he scared of them because you can never tell what they're thinking. Tag broke up with his girlfriend and Rachel is thinking about making a move. When Rachel tells Tag that she likes him he doesn't reply because he sees his car being stolen. Later on Rachel says he should just forget about what she said but Tag likes her too and they kiss.
7 December 2000
Monica makes candy for their neighbours even though they don't know them. The neighbours love the candy and Monica becomes very popular in the building. Rachel and Tag try to hide their relationship at work but when Rachel writes a revealing evaluation as a joke and Tag sends it on to human resources without reading it, they have a problem. Ross finds out that Phoebe never owned a bike so he buys her the prettiest pink bike there is and teaches Phoebe how to ride. Tag and Rachel almost get fired but manage to solve the problem. TOns of people hang around the apartment waiting for more of Monica's candy so Chandler stands up for Monica and tells everyone to go away and leave her alone. Ross buys Phoebe training wheels.
14 December 2000
Ross wants to introduce Ben to Chanukah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Pheobe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.
4 January 2001
Chandler and Rachel eat a cheesecake that was accidentally delivered to their door and it's the best cheesecake they've ever had. Another cheesecake gets delivered and they try to resist and drop it off to their neighbour that was supposed to receive it. Ross is invited to a cousin's wedding but Monica isn't. Monica is very upset because she was the girl's best friend when they grew up together so she gets Ross to take her instead of a date. Rachel and Chandler find the cheesecake untouched in front of the neighbour's door so they take it. Monica wasn't invited to the wedding because she used to date the groom. Phoebe meets David, the love her life, again but he lives in Russia.
11 January 2001
In the beginning, the 6 friends plus Tag are sitting on the roof looking for comets. Later, everyone goes inside except for Ross and Joey, who takes the tube that was holding the door open off. Ross and Joey are then locked on the roof until they get the idea to go down the fire escape. Phoebe's fire alarm keeps beeping and it won't stop. She eventually breaks the fire alarm and throws it down the trash chute. A fireman returns the fire alarm to Phoebe, who can't stop the fire alarm because the reset button broke off. Monica and Chandler can't sleep, so Chandler insists on having sex. Rachel realized that she forgets to mail something out at work, so she and Tag stop by the office. Rachel says she left them on Tag's desk, but she finds them on her own desk. She doesn't want to be proved wrong, so she makes Tag go check the copy room and then Rachel drops the papers in Tags desk.
1 February 2001
Rachel wants to have a place to sit in front of the TV but Joey tells her Rosita, the armchair, does not move. Rachel tries to move it anyway and breaks it in half. The Gellers sell their house and Monica and Ross have to take their childhood memories home but Monica's boxes were ruined in a flood. Phoebe starts working as a telephone sales woman and talks to Earl who want to kill himself. Chandler sits in the armchair and thinks he broke it so he secretly exchanges Rosita with his chair. Meanwhile Joey and Rachel went to buy a new armchair as well so now they have two. Rachel keeps the super cool new armchair while Joey is stuck with his normal old one. When Chandler finds out he didn't break Rosita he wants to take it back but Joey broke Chandler's chair in order to get Rachel's cool chair. Phoebe talks Earl out of killing himself. Monica's dad gives her his Porsche to say that he loves her just as much as he loves Ross.
8 February 2001
It's Rachel's 30th birthday and they all reflect on all their 30th birthdays. Rachel is really upset because according to her life plan she should already be with the One and she realizes that Tag could never be the man she would want to spend the rest of her life with.