Friends: Season 8, Episode 18

The One in Massapequa (28 Mar. 2002)

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The gang attend a party for Monica and Ross's parents' 35th wedding anniversary. Monica tries to make everyone cry with her speech. Phoebe's overly-enthusiastic date irritates everyone. Ross and Rachel are forced to pretend to be married.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Kat Sawyer-Young ...
Catherine (as Kat Sawyer)
Aunt Lisa
John C. Moskoff ...
Uncle Dan
Tim Silva ...
the Male Guest
the Female Guest


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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Comedy | Romance


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In the picture of The Geller's at the anniversary. They are wearing the exact same outfits as they are at the party. See more »


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 »


Parker: I wanna take a mental picture of you all - "click"
Chandler: I don't think the flash went off
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The One in Massapequa
3 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another great episode. Parker, the character played by Alec Baldwin is outrageously hilarious. Thanks to him there were so many great lines! "Concrete miracle" or what Phoebe said about Santa Clause on Prozac, in Disney land, getting laid. I think that is one of my favorite quotes from the show. And Alec Baldwin was absolutely great in it

The story about Ross and Rachel talking about their wedding was pretty good too. I also like how Judy said that they find it marvellous that they are having a child out of wedlock. And Rachel's idea for the wedding was crazy, it is funny how she told Ross that they can't say that he drove in on the Harley because they need to keep it realistic and that after all that she said.

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