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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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19 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Joey needs to learn his lines in french
14 May 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joey asks Phoebe's help to learn his lines in french, since he has an audition and his résumé tells he's fluent in the language. Since Phoebe is fluent in french, she tries to help Joey to learn, but he is too stupid and doesn't understand a single word Phoebe says.

Erica is coming to New York since she wants to see the tourist spots and Monica and Chandler want to know her better. They also are curious to know who is the baby's father, and when Erica says that there is a possibility to be a prisoner who killed his father, Chandler stays paranoid.

Rachel arrives late to bring Emma to Ross, and tells that her father had a heart attack. Ross goes with her to the hospital to make her company, but sadly, for him, he needs to see Rachel's dad. (Ross doesn't like Rachel's father and vice versa)

Later, when they both go to Rachel's old house, she tries to kiss Ross, but he refuses it, since he doesn't want problems with Rachel.

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