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The One Where Ross Dates a Student 

Ross jeopardizes his career when he starts dating a student from one of his palaeontology classes. Rachel and Phoebe's apartment catches fire.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Dana Keystone
David Moreland ...


Ross gets his anonymous teacher evaluations back and finds out that he has an admirer amongst his students. The student, Elizabeth, asks Ross out. There was a fire in Phoebe's apartment probably due to Phoebe's candles. Phoebe stays at Joey's and Rachel at Monica's until the apartment will be fixed. Chandler's friend Dana from college directs the new Al Pacino movie so Chandler has to take her out to get Joey an audition. Ross and Elizabeth have a great time on their date. Phoebe finds out that the fire was caused by Rachel's hair iron so Rachel has to stay at Joey's and Phoebe can stay at Hotel Monica. Rachel actually enjoys her time at Joey's because she can mess around as much as she wants and Phoebe gets quite annoyed with Monica's constant attention. Ross thinks it isn't against the rules to date a student but people will frown upon their relationship. He decides to go out with her because he doesn't care what people think but his colleagues tell him it actually is against the ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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9 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Alexandra Holden (Elizabeth) and Bess Meyer (Dana Keystone) both had minor parts in Bones (2005) See more »


When Monica says either Rachel or Phoebe will have to stay at Joey's, they agree Rachel will stay at Monica's. As Rachel goes to sit on the bed, you can see the edge of the set and into the living room/kitchen. See more »


[One of Ross's students wrote a flirtatious evaluation of his class]
Chandler: So, who is she?
Ross: I don't know. The evaluations were anonymous.
Joey: Well, do you still have their final exams?
Ross: Yeah.
Joey: Well, it's simple. You take the final exams and the evaluations, you see whose handwriting matches, and boom. You got your admirer.
Chandler: A hot chick is at stake and suddenly he's Rain Man.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Ross is going out with Elizabeth!
9 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ross is very excited that one of his students wrote a good evaluation about him. Since the evaluations are anonymous, he doesn't have any way to know who wrote it, but eventually we are going to see that it was Ross' student, Elizabeth, who did it. She invites him to go out with her, and this makes Ross in doubt about going out with her or not.

Joey wants Chandler's help to get a role in a movie, since one of Chandler's University friends, Dana Keystone, became a movie director and is going to direct the new Al Pacino's movie. Chandler doesn't want to meet Dana because he doesn't see her for a long time and he doesn't have courage to ask her a role to Joey, but Joey insists to much that he calls her to dinner.

Rachel and Phoebe's apartment is on fire. Phoebe thinks that is her fault, since she is always lighting candles. They both need to stay in a different place while their apartment is out of order, so Phoebe goes to Joey's house and Rachel to Monica's. When they discover that the main cause was a hair straightener that was on, they change places. But Rachel has much more fun in Joey's house then Phoebe in Monica's.

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