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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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Release Date:

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 »


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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Ross is going to meet Paul
9 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

It's Joey's first day as the main actor of MAC AND CHEESE's TV show, and he stays disappointed with the robot that is going to play Cheese, his partner. Joey tells bad things about the Robot to Wayne, the robot's creator, and this makes Wayne stay not only offended, but also doing all he can to annoy Joey in work, until he gets fired. Joey stays upset, and he asks Wayne a second chance. Wayne will give him a second chance to work in the TV show if Joey helps him with women.

Ross is nervous, since Elizabeth's father, Paul, wants to meet him. Elizabeth's father immediately doesn't like Ross because of the age difference, but Ross is determined to make everything he can to please Paul. He asks the Friends to tell good things about him (Ross) to Paul, in order to give Paul a good impression of him. Paul gets very interested in Rachel, so they all (Ross,Elizabeth,Rachel,Paul) decide to dinner together to see if Paul's bad impression about Ross can end, but everything ends even worst then before.

Phoebe is writing a book based in The Friend's relationships, specially Monica's and Chandler's relationship, and they both get really annoyed when they see Phoebe writing their discussions in a notebook.

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