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The One Where the Stripper Cries 

Phoebe's bachelorette party has no strippers, and Phoebe wanted one. So Rachel and Monica find a stripper, but he has to be at least 50 years old. Joey appears on "Pyramid." Chandler and ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Roy, the Stripper
Leslie Charleson ...
Leslie Charleson
Kimberley Davies ...
Adrienne Turner
Pizza Delivery Boy
Cyndi Martino ...
Matthew Mullany ...
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Phoebe's bachelorette party has no strippers, and Phoebe wanted one. So Rachel and Monica find a stripper, but he has to be at least 50 years old. Joey appears on "Pyramid." Chandler and Ross go to a college reunion, and they recall what they did in 1987. Chandler tells Ross that he kissed Rachel at a party and Ross gets upset with Chandler because that was the night he kissed Rachel for the first time. It turns out that Ross didn't kiss Rachel that night, that he really kissed Monica. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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5 February 2004 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The parts with Joey on "Pyramid" were shot on the "Pyramid" set. The "Pyramid" audience got a big surprise when they thought they were there to watch a real game of "Pyramid" but instead got to watch the taping for a "Friends" episode. See more »


In the Flashback, both Ross and Chandler say they each had sex in high school. But in Season 1, Ross admits that Carol was his first and they met in college. In Season 4, it was revealed that Chandler was 19 when he touched a woman's breast for the first time. See more »


Roy, the Stripper: [in tears] Big surprise! The hunk of beef has feelings!
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References Donny and Marie (1975) See more »


Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green & Ron Kersey
Performed by The Trammps
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The One Where the Stripper Cries
15 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Finally after a few bad episodes we get another good one!

Rachel organizes a very boring party for Phoebe. But luckily Phoebe is not one of those who believes that being adult means to never have fun. So we get a hilarious storyline with Danny DeVito as a stripper! And it is interesting to see Phoebe in this episode. It is basically her new ruined character fighting vs. the old Phoebe that I loved. First she is nasty to him, saying that he is too old, but then not only does she suggest to him to start teaching stripping so that he can pass on what he loves, but that he should also finish that dancing of his and she seems to really have fun while he does it! now this is Phoebe!

It is also great to see their memories from the college party when Rachel and Monica came as well. Chandler hitting on Rachel was great, and when he kisses her he tells her that he is in college and in a band and it is enough for her. And we also find out that Ross's first kiss with Rachel was in reality a kiss with Monica (hich was her first kiss). Great idea!

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