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"Friends" The One After the Superbowl: Part 1 (1996)

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Original Air Date:
28 January 1996 (Season 2, Episode 12)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green

Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller

Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay

Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)

Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing

David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller

Chris Isaak ... Rob Donnen

Brooke Shields ... Erika Ford

Dan Castellaneta ... The Zoo Keeper

Fred Willard ... Mr. Lipson

Roark Critchlow ... Dr. Mike Horton

Sean Masterson ... 'Monkeyshine' Guy

Tahj Mowry ... Little Boy

Lawrence Mandley ... Security Guard (as Lawrence A. Mandley)

D. Elliot Woods ... Waiter (as Elliot Woods)
Karman Kruschke ... Coma Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Bright ... Director (uncredited)

David Crane ... Director (uncredited)

Jim Cummings ... Monkeyshines Beer Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Katie ... Marcel the Monkey (uncredited)

Marta Kauffman ... Director (uncredited)

Thomas James Kepner ... Concerned Parent (uncredited)

James Michael Tyler ... Gunther (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Lembeck 
Writing credits
David Crane (created by) &
Marta Kauffman (created by)

Jeff Astrof  (as Jeffrey Astrof) &
Mike Sikowitz  writer

Michael Borkow (writer)

Produced by
Michael Borkow .... supervising producer
Betsy Borns .... producer
Kevin Bright .... executive producer (as Kevin S. Bright)
David Crane .... executive producer
Marta Kauffman .... executive producer
Wendy Knoller .... associate producer
Mary Rodriquez .... associate producer (as Mary McLoughlin Rodriquez)
Todd Stevens .... producer
Cinematography by
Mikel Neiers (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Helfand 
Casting by
Leslie Litt 
Art Direction by
John Shaffner 
Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande  (as Greg Grande)
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
John Barrett .... hair stylist
Robin Siegel .... makeup department head
Production Management
Steven Pomeroy .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Wang .... second assistant director
Ben Weiss .... first assistant director
Art Department
Marjorie Coster .... property master
Kevin Cross .... set designer (1994-1996)
Gretchen Dalton .... assistant property master
G. Roger Abell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Walter Baker .... sound mixer
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charlie McDaniel III)
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Patricia Gregory .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Travers Hill Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator (uncredited)
Kevin McGill .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diane Crooke .... costume supervisor
Maria Grieco .... costume supervisor
Mary Lou Reinbold .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Rick Dalby .... final colorist (uncredited)
Gordon Ferris .... negative conforming supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ian Christian Nickus .... composer: additional music
The Rembrandts .... performer: theme song
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (as Gregory Sill)
Michael Skloff .... composer: additional music
Michael Skloff .... composer: title theme
Allee Willis .... lyrics
Other crew
Jeff Astrof .... executive story editor
Lisa Avery .... stand-in (as Lisa Calderon)
Adam Chase .... executive story editor
Michael Curtis .... executive story editor
Dana De Vally Piazza .... technical coordinator (as Dana deVally)
Alexa Junge .... executive story editor
Sheila Lauder .... script supervisor
Greg Malins .... executive story editor (as Gregory S. Malins)
Mike Sikowitz .... executive story editor
James L. Thompson III .... post production coordinator
Ira Ungerleider .... executive story editor
Ran Barker .... administrator (uncredited)
Carey Goldstein .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Lewis .... production accountant (uncredited)
Josh Zaretsky .... production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Crane  creator
Marta Kauffman  creator

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Additional Details

22 min | Argentina:30 min | 22 min (approx.)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The episode's title is based on the fact it was aired after Super Bowl XXX, where the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Upon introduction, Rob Donnen claims that "I don't know anything about music", yet in the final scene we see him playing guitar and singing with Phoebe.See more »
Phoebe:[singing] Sometimes men love women/Sometimes men love men/And then there are bisexuals/Though some just say they're kidding themselves/See more »
Movie Connections:
References Reformatory (1938)See more »
Cause That's Another Thing That You Don't Wanna DoSee more »


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Wonderful, 4 July 2017
Author: jamariana from United Kingdom

I am a pretty big fan of the first three seasons of Friends and then after that, I am a fan of certain episodes between seasons 4 and 10. The first three seasons of Friends, I think, had some of the greatest episodes in terms of comedy, writing, and character development. I won't get into what I think of the remaining seasons, as I'll stray pretty far from the episode at hand.

In this Friends episode, Ross searches for his pet monkey Marcel, Joey discovers he has a beautiful but kooky stalker (guest-star Brooke Shields), and Phoebe gets a gig singing for elementary-school aged children. There are some great lines uttered in this episode, as far as comedy writing goes, and some great moments too. It's a memorable episode and absolutely essential if you're going to watch the following episode, which is one of the best of the season.

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