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1996

4 Jan. 1996
The One with Russ
Monica gets back together with 'Fun Bobby' and realizes why he is always so upbeat. Rachel starts dating a guy called Russ who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ross.
 
18 Jan. 1996
The One with the Lesbian Wedding
Rachel's mom comes to visit with big news. Monica caters Carol and Susan's wedding. Phoebe becomes 'possessed' by the spirit of a recently deceased client.
 
28 Jan. 1996
The One After the Superbowl: Part 1
Ross goes to visit Marcel whilst on a trip to California and discovers he is working in commercials. Joey receives a fan letter from an attractive but unstable woman. Phoebe is asked to sing for children at a library.
 
28 Jan. 1996
The One After the Superbowl: Part 2
Ross finds Marcel on the set of a new movie, where Chandler bumps into a former schoolmate. Meanwhile, Rachel and Monica compete for the affections of Jean-Claude Van Damme.
 
1 Feb. 1996
The One with the Prom Video
The gang watch a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.
 
8 Feb. 1996
The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know
Monica becomes infatuated with a friend of her parents when she caters a party for him. Ross and Rachel go on their first date. Joey and Chandler refuse to move when they get a new TV and two armchairs.
 
15 Feb. 1996
The One Where Joey Moves Out
Joey and Chandler's friendship is jeopardized when Joey decides to move out. Monica worries about her parents finding out about her relationship with Richard when they attend a party together. Rachel and Phoebe go to get tattoos.
 
22 Feb. 1996
The One Where Eddie Moves In
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 foosball nor Baywatch...
 
21 Mar. 1996
The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies
Chandler finds out Eddie is not only much less fun then Joey, but positively crazy and frighteningly suspicious and inconsistent. Ross is stressing out to learn Rachel had '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 dialogues', an insulted scenarist writes his character, Dr. Drake Ramoray, to fall to his death, ending his Days of Our Lives career.
 
28 Mar. 1996
The One Where Eddie Won't Go
Chandler demands that Eddie move out, however he doesn't seem to get the message. Meanwhile, a book on empowerment for women inspires the girls.
 
4 Apr. 1996
The One Where Old Yeller Dies
Phoebe's world view is shattered when she learns how Old Yeller really ends. Monica becomes jealous when Richard starts hanging out with Chandler and Joey. Rachel panics when she learns that Ross has planned their whole life together.
 
25 Apr. 1996
The One with the Bullies
Chandler and Ross run into two bullies at Central Perk. Monica tries her luck at the stock market to avoid taking a job at a tacky 1950s themed diner. Phoebe drives upstate for a second time to meet her father.
 
2 May 1996
The One with the Two Parties
Chaos ensues when Rachel's recently divorced parents show up at her surprise birthday party.
 
9 May 1996
The One with the Chicken Pox
Phoebe catches chicken pox just as an old flame arrives in town on leave from the Navy. Joey gets a job at Chandler's office. Monica is upset that Richard doesn't have any quirks.
 
16 May 1996
The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding
Rachel reluctantly agrees to be maid of honor at her ex-fiancé Barry's wedding. Monica ponders her future with Richard. Joey tries to practice kissing guys to get a role in Warren Beatty's new movie.
 
16 Sep. 1996
The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy
Monica suffers from insomnia following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.
 
26 Sep. 1996
The One Where No One's Ready
A stressed Ross desperately tries to get the rest of the gang ready for a black tie event at the museum.
 
3 Oct. 1996
The One with the Jam
Monica tries to get over Richard by using her free time to make jam and considers artificial insemination through a sperm bank. Phoebe is stalked by a man who mistakes her for Ursula.
 
10 Oct. 1996
The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel
Chandler tries to get over his fear of commitment. Phoebe poses as Joey's agent after she forgets to tell him about an audition. Ross panics after seeing Ben with a Barbie doll.
 
17 Oct. 1996
The One with Frank Jr.
Phoebe has trouble bonding with her half-brother Frank when he comes to visit. Joey attempts to build an entertainment center. Ross is challenged to name the five celebrities he'd like to sleep with most.
 
31 Oct. 1996
The One with the Flashback
The gang remember the events three years ago, when several of them almost slept together.
 
7 Nov. 1996
The One with the Race Car Bed
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 ...
 
14 Nov. 1996
The One with the Giant Poking Device
Chandler is devastated after Joey tells him he saw Janice kissing her ex-husband. Monica accidentally bumps Ben's head into a post when she and Rachel babysit.
 
21 Nov. 1996
The One with the Football
Sibling rivalry between Monica and Ross dominates Thanksgiving proceedings when the gang decide to play a game of football.
 
12 Dec. 1996
The One Where Rachel Quits
Ross accidentally breaks a little girl's leg and tries to help her sell boxes of cookies. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk.
 

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