Friends: Season 6, Episode 4

The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance (14 Oct. 1999)

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Ross gets a part time job as guest lecturer at the university. Joey's health insurance expires because he wasn't paying so he goes to see his agent. Phoebe's psychic says Phoebe will die ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
June Gable ...
Kim Harris ...
Casting Director #1
Casting Director #3
The Professor
Ian Meltzer ...
The Student
The Crew Member


Ross gets a part time job as guest lecturer at the university. Joey's health insurance expires because he wasn't paying so he goes to see his agent. Phoebe's psychic says Phoebe will die within a week but she doesn't know how she will be killed. Rachel and Monica sneak into Ross' lecture and find that he is doing a fake British accent. He says he couldn't help it - he was nervous when having his first lecture and the British accent just came out of his mouth. Joey has a hernia but doesn't want to go to the hospital because he isn't covered by insurance anymore. Monica and Rachel fight about some candle holders because both claim they bought them. Phoebe's reading was wrong because her psychic is dead. Ross tries to phase out the accent but everyone notices. Rachel finds out that they are still married and is furious. Joey gets his health insurance back. Written by Anonymous

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14 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Joey: Probably a residual cheque. Can you open it? I got...
[shows his hands tied with string]
Chandler: Benefits Lasped.
Joey: Thats weird. I don't remember being in a movie called "Benefits Lapsed."
Chandler: [chuckles] It's not a cheque. They are saying your health insurance expired cause... you didn't work enough last year.
Joey: What? Let me see that. Oh no! This sucks. When I had health insurance I could... catch on fire, you know or get hit by a bus. Now I gotta be careful?
Chandler: I know what you mean, man, there's never a good time ...
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The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance
17 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Joey's story is pretty amusing in this episode. Especially when his hernia comes and he has to get through his auditions in pain. The one where he talks to a kid and sticks his hand into the pants was awesome. And also when he plays the dying man and the kid refuses to cry. Good job of Chandler to bring the annoying kid to tears!

Ross's story is pretty good too because it so unexpected and out of nowhere. Suddenly we hear him speak with a British accent! Very good scene where he has to explain it to his class and Rachel runs in angry because she found out that she is still his wife

Phoebe's story isn't so great, but it is very small so it doesn't ruin the episode

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