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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 ...
Estelle Leonard
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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Release Date:

27 April 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bruce Willis agreeing to guest appear on Friends was because he lost a bet to Matthew Perry is an urban legend. People Magazine Star Spotlight 2000, 'Willis agreed to a guest stint on 'Friends' simply because he and Perry thought it would be fun.' News outlets mistakenly reported on the rumor. Willis was in fact paid for the role, including syndication runs, but donated the money to The American Foundation for AIDS Research, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Rape Treatment Center, and UCLA Unicamp for underprivileged children. 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 »


Paul Stevens: [Sternly] so, Ross what's your problem?
Dr. Ross Geller: Excuse me?
Paul Stevens: Why can't you get a girlfriend your own age?
Dr. Ross Geller: [Nervously] I don't know
Paul Stevens: I don't like you going out with my daughter
Dr. Ross Geller: Ok I can see that but if you give me one chance I can change your mind.
Paul Stevens: [Reluctantly] ok
Dr. Ross Geller: What?
Paul Stevens: I'll give you one chance to change my mind
Dr. Ross Geller: Really?
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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