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The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line 

Chandler is guilt-ridden after kissing Kathy. Ross starts playing the keyboard again and everyone except Phoebe thinks he's terrible.


(as Kevin S. Bright)


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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


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 ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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13 November 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Magna-Doodle reads "Clean up the duck feathers in the hallway! Treager". Later on it changes to "I love you man!" and a little cartoon face. See more »


When Ross is talking about how he "really found his sound" when he played the keyboard during college, Monica laughs and spills her drink. She then puts her drink on the coffee table and wipes her mouth and says some dialogue, the shot then cuts to Phoebe, but Monica is seen in the foreground putting down her drink a second time. See more »


Chandler: You're right. I have no excuses. I was totally over the line.
Joey Tribbiani: Over the line? You... you... you're so far past the line that you can't even see the line! The line is a dot to you!
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The One With Ross's Music, It's Terrible...
28 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so funny. I love the Joey/Chandler relationship, and it becomes really real in this episode. The audience goes through something we've never been through before, kind of betrayal, and anger towards the one who betrayed you.

In this episode, Joey goes on a date with someone who isn't his girlfriend. Chandler accidentally sees Joey's girlfriend, Kathy, naked and he's being tortured, because he thinks she likes him too. Eventually, Chandler and Kathy kiss. Feeling guilty, Chandler buys lots of furniture and appliances for Joey, but it turns out that Joey hadn't lost interest in Kathy. Kathy breaks up with Joey and Chandler finds the courage to tell him about their kiss. Joey feels betrayed, obviously. Meanwhile, Phoebe finds out that Ross played keyboard in college and insists on hearing some of his songs. They're terrible and everyone except Phoebe and Ross can tell. Phoebe convinces him to play at Central Perk, but it just makes everyone leave the café.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.

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