Friends: Season 4, Episode 9

The One Where They're Going to Party! (11 Dec. 1997)

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Phoebe and Monica get a van for their catering business. Rachel applies for a job as assistant buyer. An old friend and party wizard wants to visit Ross and Chandler. They are excited like ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Joanna (as Alison LaPlaca)
Mr. Posner
Mrs. Lynch


Phoebe and Monica get a van for their catering business. Rachel applies for a job as assistant buyer. An old friend and party wizard wants to visit Ross and Chandler. They are excited like two small children and can hardly sit still but the friend cancels their reunion. Monica wrote her first review and the owner of the restaurant comes to complain about it. Joanna doesn't want to lose a good assistant as Rachel and makes Rachel look bad at the interview for the new job. Rachel wants to quit but Joanna offers her the position of assistant buyer in Joanna's department. Ross and Chandler are depressed because they wanted to party with their friend so Joey offers to take them to party. Monica shows the owner of the bad restaurant how to make a sauce and he wants her as head chef. Joey, Chandler and Ross are out partying but realize they have become adults and are too tired after a few clubs and didn't like it much. Phoebe is really upset because Monica will leave their business buts lets... Written by Anonymous

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Last appearance of Rachel's boss, Joanna (played by Alison LaPlaca). See more »


The couple on the corner in the background in the opening scene miss their cue and are just standing until the gang enters the scene. Only then do they begin to walk. See more »


[when Joey asks why Chandler's friend is called Gandalf]
Chandler: Didn't you read Lord of the Rings in high school?
Joey: No. I had sex in high school.
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The One Where They're Going to Party!
25 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This really is one of the worst Friends episodes, I always hated it and will probably never watch it again.

So they are 29 and too old to enjoy partying? Puuuhleeze. Yes, when one gets older one doesn't party as often, but one can still have real fun. It is just that some people never were able to party to begin with. I am sure pretty much all of the characters were like that. There is no way I believe that Ross ever partied hard. And now that they became even lamer than they were we should believe that this is normal for adults? Whatever

I also don't like that Phoebe and Monica didn't do their catering business. It had more potential for fun episodes. Plus it would be better for both of them when it would really take off. But of course Monica is too selfish and not very good at thinking

The story with assistant buyer was pretty lame too. yes, as if i will believe that she was such a great assistant that Joanna would create a position for her. The only good part of it all was Sophie at the end

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