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The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad 

Elizabeth's father takes an instant disliking to Ross. Joey almost gets fired from "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E." after offending the operator of the robot. Phoebe writes a book based on Monica and Chandler.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
June Gable ...
Brad Koepenick ...
The Producer


Elizabeth's dad meets Ross to tell him he doesn't like him going out with Elizabeth. Ross asks for a chance to impress Mr Stevens and he gives him 2 minutes to do so. Ross fails utterly even though the friends try to make him look good. When Rachel meets Mr Stevens again they talk for ages and start dating. Ross sees his chance of getting Mr Stevens blessing because Rachel can change Mr Steven's opinion of Ross. Joey is about to lose his job on Mac and CHEESE because the robot inventor and controller doesn't like him. The robot guy promises Joey to get his job back if Joey teaches him how to talk to women. Rachel accidentally tells Mr Stevens about Ross' three marriages. Elizabeth tells her father that she doesn't care what he thinks of Ross and neither does Ross. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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27 April 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


June Gable (Estelle Leonard) also appeared in the first season as the nurse who deliver Joey's Celtic fan friends baby. See more »


When talking about his relationship with Elizabeth, Ross tells her father Paul "we haven't done 'it' (we've done 'stuff')". Yet previously, Monica had described Elizabeth as someone who "slept with her professor". See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: I just found out Elizabeth's dad wants to meet me.
Chandler Bing: Wait a minute. Hold the phone. You are not Elizabeth's dad?
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad
19 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A great episode! We get to meet Elizabeth's dad who is played by Bruce Willis. He is pretty good for the part and the scenes with him and Ross are just great

What is also great is the role of Rachel in this episode. She slightly messes it up already in the beginning when she comes in and says she is ready to talk Ross up in front of Elizabeth's dad when Paul is already sitting there, then she hooks up with Paul. This leads to a great scene when Ross sees them in the living room and pretends he doesn't see them, yells "Joey"runs into Joey's bedroom and doesn't want to come out. This gets even better when the four of them are having a dinner together and Rachel tries to talk Ross up and yet messes it all up by telling all about his marriages. I love this scene

The story about Joey almost losing his part is pretty good too. I like the scene when the operator of C.H.E.E.S.E. comes into his room saying that he won't get him fired if he teaches him how to deal with women. Very funny dialogue

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