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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. Joey dates someone else while still attached to Kathy.


(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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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 Where Chandler Crosses the Line
21 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this episode the love triangle between Chandler,Joey and Kathy gets ugly. I found it slightly disappointing. The whole scene where Chandler kisses Kathy was not very good. I didn't feel any chemistry between them nor was it very exciting or believable to me. The scene where Chandler confesses it to Joey was better. Probably because Joey and Chandler are such a great "couple" so that one really feels it for them. And one really wants to know it will go on

And for the fun part we get Ross's sound. It was pretty hilarious in the beginning, but then this story kind of "lost it" just like Ross did.

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