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The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break 

Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel and ends up in the arms of another woman; Phoebe's date needs an interpreter to communicate.

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Phoebe dates an East European UN diplomat, Sergei, and asks Monica to join them at a restaurant to keep his translator company as Sergei cannot speak English. When Ross brings a picnic to Rachel's office, Rachel becomes fed up with Ross's neediness and suggests they take a break. Ross seeks comfort in the bar where Joey and Chandler are trying to impress Chloe, the copy girl they both have a crush on. Ross and Rachel are trying to make up on the phone when Ross hears Mark, who insisted he come over. Mark, knowing Rachel is on the phone with Ross, makes his voice audible to him so Ross assumes the worst and hangs up on Rachel. He then has one too many beers and sleeps with Chloe. Written by Marshall

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Comedy | Romance

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13 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Ross takes the picnic to Rachel's office and sets fire to her desk she says to the person she is on the phone to 'I have Shemp in my office'. She is referring to Shemp Howard, best known for his role as the 3rd Stooge in The Three Stooges. See more »

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It is made clear that Sergei does not understand English, hence Phoebe's need for a translator. However, in the restaurant, when Monica says "The man's dog just died!", Sergei responds as in a tone that sounds like "big deal", as if he understood what Monica said. See more »

Quotes

Sergei: [Picks up a plate] Plate?
Phoebe Buffay: Yeah! Yeah, plate! Plate! See, we don't need them.
Sergei: [Picks up a glass] Plate?
Phoebe Buffay: ...Yeah.
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Featured in Friends: The One with the Invitation (1998) See more »

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Never Miss the Water
Performed by Chaka Khan
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The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break
14 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe meets a diplomat,Sergei, when she is doing free massage at the UN. She starts to date him, but she stays upset because the only way they can communicate is by Sergei's translator, what makes them feel very uncomfortable with many situations.

Chloe, the girl with the belly bottom ring from the Xerox, invites Joey and Chandler for a party. They both are attracted to her and imagine all types of situations.

Ross and Rachel have a terrible fight in Rachel's office, in their first anniversary together. When Rachel comes home, she asks Ross to take a break from their relationship. Ross goes to the same party that Chandler and Joey are, and when he talks to Rachel by phone, he listens to Mark's voice. Thinking that she is making out with him, Ross stays with Chloe, the Xerox girl, in the party.


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