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The One Where Joey Dates Rachel 

Phoebe gives Chandler and Monica a late wedding present: the game Ms Pac-Man. Chandler plays it all day long to be better than Monica and Phoebe. Rachel misses dressing up for romantic ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Ben Geller (as Cole Mitchell Sprouse)
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Phoebe gives Chandler and Monica a late wedding present: the game Ms Pac-Man. Chandler plays it all day long to be better than Monica and Phoebe. Rachel misses dressing up for romantic dates so Joey promises to take her out. They have a wonderfully romantic date pretending they're not roommates and they get to know each other a whole new level. Monica and Phoebe have to try to beat Chandler's top scores because Ben is coming over to play and Chandler put dirty words as names for the top scores. Joey has a crush on Rachel and feels weird about it. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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10 January 2002 (USA)  »

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One of the students in Ross' graduate level class is Eddie Cahill, who played Rachel's former boyfriend Tag. See more »


When Monica unwraps Phoebe's wedding gift, she is extremely excited and suggests they put it in the guest bedroom. However, in TOW Ross's Denial (#6.3) when Chandler suggests turning the spare room into a game room and buying arcade games Monica is vehemently against the idea. See more »


Rachel: Finally. I get to see what Joey Tribianni is like on a date. So, you got any moves?
Joey: No. I'm just myself, and if the girl doesn't like that then...
[breaks down laughing]
Joey: I'm sorry, I couldn't even get through that.
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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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The one with PAC MAN!!
16 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe orders a Ms Pac Man Machine, a big machine that Monica loves and is her favorite game of all time. (After the Vending Machine, of course, lol). Monica, Chandler and Phoebe stay competing to see who is the best in the game, but this brings a lot of little discussions among them, specially because Chandler wrote a lot of cursed words who are now registered in the machine, and Monica doesn't like that because Ben is going to play it.

Ross tells to Rachel and Joey that Professor Newman is retiring, so he will be teaching his advanced class. Everybody is excited for him, but the only problem is that Ross needs to go to Cross Town to give classes to his new class, and this gives him a lot of trouble since he is always arriving late. (The place is very distant!)

Joey asks Rachel for suggestions of good places for a date. Rachel tells him about a lot of places, but Joey notices how much she misses to go on dates. Joey gives her the idea of them going out on a date, and he plans a lot of nice things for them to do together and to make Rachel feel good. The date goes very well and they both liked a lot, but Joey starts to feel different feelings about Rachel.

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