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"Friends" The One Where Underdog Gets Away (1994)

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Friends: Season 1: Episode 9 -- Monica's first Thanksgiving dinner for the gang burns when they all run to the rooftop to see the runaway Underdog balloon from the parade.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
17 November 1994 (Season 1, Episode 9)
The gang's plans for Thanksgiving go awry after they get locked out of Monica and Rachel's apartment. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Not A Great Episode See more (5 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Burrows 
Writing credits
David Crane (created by) &
Marta Kauffman (created by)

Jeff Greenstein (written by) &
Jeff Strauss (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Bright .... executive producer (as Kevin S. Bright)
David Crane .... executive producer
Jeff Greenstein .... supervising producer
Marta Kauffman .... executive producer
Wendy Knoller .... associate producer
Todd Stevens .... producer
Jeff Strauss .... supervising producer
Andy Zall .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Richard Hissong (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andy Zall 
Casting by
Ellie Kanner 
Art Direction by
John Shaffner 
Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Debbie Easton .... hair stylist
Mark Sanchez .... makeup artist
Nina Kraft .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Maria Valdivia .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Steven Pomeroy .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Pomeroy .... first assistant director
Joel Wang .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marjorie Coster .... property master
Kevin Cross .... set designer (1994-1996)
Daren Janes .... set designer
G. Roger Abell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Walter Baker .... sound mixer
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charlie McDaniel III)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator
Kevin McGill .... first assistant camera
Patricia Gregory .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Travers Hill Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diane Crooke .... costume supervisor
Maria Grieco .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... colorist
Eric Johannsen .... assistant editor
Gordon Ferris .... negative conforming supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
James Harrah .... musician
The Rembrandts .... performer: theme song
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (as Gregory Sill)
Michael Skloff .... composer: additional music
Michael Skloff .... composer: title theme
Allee Willis .... lyrics
Other crew
Jeff Astrof .... story editor
Adam Chase .... story editor
Alexa Junge .... story editor
Mike Sikowitz .... story editor
Ira Ungerleider .... story editor
Jeffrey Wheat .... technical coordinator
Mark A. Freid .... production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Crane  creator
Marta Kauffman  creator

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Additional Details

Argentina:30 min | USA:22 min | 22 min (approx.)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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Did You Know?

The owner of Central Perk is Terry (no surname). He is seen once more in "Friends: The One with the Baby on the Bus (#2.6)" (1995) and he is mentioned once more in a later episode where Gunther tells Rachel that Terry wants her to do the waitress training again.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: After the food is burned/ruined, the Friends are all sitting in front of the TV watching skiing. When Monica turns off the TV, you can clearly see two individuals in the reflection. According to the placement of the actors sitting in the room and the clothing that they are wearing, these two individuals are not any of the actors. One is in a white shirt and tie, and the other is in an all dark outfit. Moreover, the armchair in which Monica is sitting is empty in the reflection on the TV.See more »
Joey:[the gang is locked out of Monica's apartment] Wait, wait! We have a copy of your key!
Monica:[shrieking] WELL, THEN GET IT! GET IT!
Joey:Hey, hey - that tone won't make me go any faster.
Monica:[warningly, in a growl] Joey...
Joey:That one will!
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Movie Connections:
References "Underdog" (1964)See more »
Don't Stand So Close to MeSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Not A Great Episode, 19 November 2014
Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom

Plot In A Paragraph: When everyone's plans fall through Monica (Courtney Cox) hosts a Thanksgiving dinner, but things go awry when everyone gets locked out of the girls apartment.

We meet the owner of Central Perk, a guy named Terry (no surname). We also get a new actress playing Carol, Ross's ex-wife (Jane Sibbett)

Not a great episode, but it had it's moments, Joey's "disease" was funny, and a great excuse to have a Police song to be used, a bit of Sting and Co is never a bad thing.

I thin a lot of effort must have went in to making this look real, as Courtney Cox looked very cold in the scene in the hallway after they have been on the roof

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