Friends: Season 8, Episode 18

The One in Massapequa (28 Mar. 2002)

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Phoebe has an extremely enthusiast friend, who makes a fuss of everything.

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Everyone is preparing for the 35th Wedding Annyversary of Jack and Judy Geller. For this event, Monica wants to make the toast instead of Ross, and she's considering talking about the subject of Chi-chi, the family dog. Phoebe's date is an extremely enthusiast man, Parker who likes to make a big fuss about everything. He starts with Rachel, telling her about the "miracle of birth." In the party everyone starts to make jokes about Parker and his ridiculous comments about the freeway, the city and after he takes a "mental picture" of the moment. Phoebe hears their jokes and gets angry, arguing that she has never criticized them and that Parker's enthusiastically way of see life isn't all bad. But eventually she realizes that Parker indeed makes a big fuss of everything: the plates, the food, the oysters, the place. Joey tries to convince her that there's nothing wrong about Parker and encourage her to have a good time with him. Later, Monica's toast is a big mess, because she starts to ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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In, "The One in Massapequa" (episode #8.18), Alec Baldwin guest stars as Parker, Phoebe's date. Before heading out to the Gellar's 35th wedding anniversary, Parker inquires about the location of the anniversary party. Monica tells him it's in Massapequa. Parker says he's never been there. In real life, Alec Baldwin was born in Massapequa. See more »

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During the anniversary scene, Joey and Phoebe are talking and at one point, there is noticeable shaking of the camera that was filming the scene. See more »

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Chandler: Somewhere there is a man with a tranquilizer and a butterfly net looking for that man.
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The one with Jack's and Judith's Anniversary!
17 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

It's Judith's and Jack's wedding Anniversary Party and Phoebe wants to bring Parker, a guy that she is dating, to the party. Parker is the most optimist person in the world, always happy with everything that happens, but he annoys the Friends a lot with all this optimism. Monica wants to make the toast and the speech this year, because Ross is always the responsible to make everybody stays touched and crying. Trying to bring more tears then Ross to their parents, Monica writes in her speech everything she can remember that is a tragedy that happened in their family, like Chichi, their dead dog, or Nana, Monica's and Ross' grandmother who also pasted away.

At the party, Ross' parents tell to him and Rachel that they told to some of their friends that Ross and Rachel married, since their friends don't have the same open mind of them.

At first, Ross and Rachel didn't like the idea, but as the party goes, Ross and specially Rachel,start to invent a lot of details of their imaginary wedding. (some of them VERY hard to believe!)

Monica doesn't have success in making anyone cry, what makes her stay frustrated.


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