Friends: Season 3, Episode 25

The One at the Beach (15 May 1997)

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The gang go to the beach to learn more about Phoebe's family, where a jealous Rachel sabotages Ross and Bonnie's relationship.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


Phoebe finds out about an old friend of her parents, Phoebe Sr., so she decides to go and ask her about her father. All the friends go to the beach together looking for her, but Ross's girlfriend Bonnie can't come. While Phoebe is away, Rachel flirts with Ross, Chandler tries to convince Monica that he is boyfriend material and Joey wants to get everyone to play strip poker. They end up playing strip Happy Days game. Phoebe Sr. doesn't know where Phoebe's father is, but she reveals to her that she is her biological mother. Rachel convinces Bonnie to shave her head and tells Ross about her feelings. He has to choose between the two girls. Written by Pruneau

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Comedy | Romance


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This is the second time that the idea of Chandler as Monica's boyfriend is toyed with. The first one was in the episode with Ben's birth. See more »


When Rachel tells Ross that she is still in love with him, her hair keeps changing from behind her ear to down when the camera changes angles. See more »


Chandler Bing: Besides, worse comes to worse, I'll be your boyfriend.
Monica Geller: [laughs] Yeah, right.
Chandler Bing: [puzzled] Why is that so funny?
Monica Geller: [amused] You made a joke, right? So I laughed.
Chandler Bing: [nervous laugh, then totally serious] A little too hard. What, am I not boyfriend material?
Monica Geller: [still amused] No, your Chandler. You know, Chandler?
[punches Chandler on the arm]
Chandler Bing: [pretending to be joking] Okay, so we've established my name, and hit me.
[then serious]
Chandler Bing: But theoretically, you know, I mean, say we weren't friends, it's a blind date, I show...
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The One at the Beach
16 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe finds a woman who knew her parents and was a big friend of her mother Lilly. The name of her mother's friend is Phoebe. She lives at the beach, and since Phoebe has a client who has a house at the beach, she invites all Friends to go there with her. When she meets her mother's friend, she sees a suspicious picture in Phoebe's Sr. refrigerator, and she discovers that her mother's friend knows where her father is.

Rachel cannot stand Bonnie anymore, since she is jealous of Ross' relationship with her. When Bonnie go meet Ross at the beach' house,Rachel gives her the idea of shaving her head again.

Chandler insists to Monica that he would be a great boyfriend. Monica laughs all the time he mentions the word ''boyfriend'' to her.

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