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The One Where Joey Speaks French 

Ross accompanies Rachel to Long Island after Rachel's father has a heart attack. Rachel wants to have sex with Ross but he rejects her and they make a promise never to sleep together again.... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Tim Rhoze ...
Director (as Tim Edward Rhoze)
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André Fortin ...
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Ross accompanies Rachel to Long Island after Rachel's father has a heart attack. Rachel wants to have sex with Ross but he rejects her and they make a promise never to sleep together again. Erica comes to town and Monica and Chandler find out that the baby's father might be a shovel killer. Phoebe, back from her honeymoon helps Joey prepare for an audition by teaching him how to speak french. Joey does not progress well, even on the first line, and Phoebe says he will never learn french, and running out on their lessons. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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19 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Joey suggests to Erica that she should climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty during her visit to New York. During the year in which this episode took place (2004), tourists were not yet allowed to climb up to the top of the Statue of Liberty due to the attacks on September 11, 2001. See more »


When Ross and Rachel are in Rachel's apartment, standing in the kitchen they are discussing not having sex anymore and what a waste it would be. Ross says, "I hate waste." The next reverse shot with Ross's back to the camera, you can see him completing the mouthing of the words "I hate waste" even though he already said that in the previous shot when Rachel's back was to the camera. See more »


Chandler Bing: Honey, it's us. Of course it's the shovel killer.
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The One Where Joey Speaks French
15 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A pretty decent episode. Rachel's father having a heart attack and Ross going with her to the hospital was pretty good. I liked how he woke up Dr. Green by putting his feet on his bed. It was a great scene, they both acted very well and there were great lines

Later it is also good when Ross goes to "Rachel Green's room", he acts like he is still in high school

I also liked the story of Erika not being sure who the father is: the guy who went to college or the one who went to prison for killing his father. Chandler freaking out was just great

The story of Joey speaking french is neither great nor bad. It bis pretty silly and made me laugh, but it wasn't very well thought through

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