Friends: Season 1, Episode 1

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (22 Sep. 1994)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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After running out on her wedding, Rachel is taken in by her old friend from high school and is forced to stand on her own two feet.

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In a New York City coffee house called Central Perk, we're introduced to six friends: chef Monica Geller, data controller Chandler Bing who lives across the hall from Monica, Chandler's roommate/actor Joey Tribbiani, Monica's brother Ross Geller, new ageist Phoebe Buffay, and "born to be a wife" Rachel Green. One of the friends is just getting into a relationship and two are just getting out of one each. Monica is in the former category, going on a real/not-so-real date, dates with guys she's interested in being a rare occurrence. But she is excited by her upcoming one with Paul the Wine Guy from her place of work. Out on their date, their intimate conversation includes the fact that trauma from his last relationship has left him sexually incapable, something that only the right woman like Monica can fix, and she apparently does. Later however she finds that it was just a line to get her into bed, and thus her streak with the "wrong guy" continues. Ross is one of the two in the ... Written by Huggo

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In the pilot Barry's surname is Finkel. In later episodes, his name has been changed to Barry Farber. See more »

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When the guys are building furniture, Joey is wearing a pair of light blue jeans. When he leaves to go on his date, they are dark blue. See more »

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Monica: [to Rachel, at the end of the pilot] Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You're gonna love it.
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Friends: The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (#1.1)
27 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot: Rachel runs from her wedding and meets the friends in the coffee place. Ross is depressed about his divorce but he still has a crush on Rachel.

The pilot episode of Friends is an awesome start to the Friends series. It establishes characters well, it's funny, it's well written and directed, and, oh yeah, it's funny.

The thing that really makes it funny is the dialogue, so funny, obscure. It centers around conversations normal people have, and then they transform into these weird conversations. Like when Chandler talks about a dream he had and talks about how he dreamed he was naked, his penis was a phone and it started ringing (he was in the cafeteria) and he picks it up and it's his mom. That one line by Chandler described so much about him.

9/10 for the pilot.


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