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The One with Chandler's Dad 

Ross and Rachel hit the freeway together when Monica's Porsche shows up again; Chandler and Monica go off to Vegas to find Chandler's dad.


(as Kevin S. Bright),


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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Phoebe Buffay
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
The Waiter in Drag
Stephanie Dicker ...
the Woman
Michelle Haury ...
the Waitress


Finding out she's the only one of the friends who never got to drive Monica's Posche, Rachel steals the car keys from Ross, who feels responsible so he jumps in before learning Rachel's license expired. They get stopped, twice, but flirting doesn't work with both officers. When Phoebe's studly boyfriend Jake bends over, Joey sees he wears lingerie. Phoebe tells Joey that they exchanged underwear and it takes a really confident man to dare doing so. Joey can't resist trying it himself. Chandler refuses to send a wedding invitation to his father, who made his entire youth hell by being such a shameless drag-queen, but Monica is determined to put family first and drags her groom to Las Vegas, where Chandler's dad has a drag show. When they are finally face to face, Chandler makes a decision. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 May 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The snippy waitress at the drag show is played by Courteney Cox ex-sister-in-law, Alexis Arquette. She also played a Central Perk customer in Friends: The One with Rachel's Sister (2000). See more »


When Joey says that pantyhose go all the way up to here, his hands are near his hips, but when he says, "I should go take these off, shouldn't I," there is a close up that shows his hands are in his lap. See more »


Chandler Bing: You look up in the stands and there's your dad cheering you on dressed as Carmen Miranda, wearing a headdress with real fruit that he will later hand out to your friends as a healthy snack.
Monica Geller: Hey, the point is that he was at every one of your swim meets and he was there cheering you on. Ok, that's a pretty great dad.
Chandler Bing: He had sex with Mr. Garibaldi.
Monica Geller: Who is Mr. Garibaldi?
Chandler Bing: Does it matter?
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »


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Chandler's dad indeed is a woman!
13 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Monica lends her Porsche to everybody but Rachel, who is a terrible driver. Rachel asks Ross to let her drive, but Ross tells her that she is irresponsible and rides the car too fast. When Ross goes to Central Perk's bathroom, Rachel takes Monica's car's key. Ross tries to avoid Rachel to drive the car, but he is not successful.

Chandler tells Monica that he didn't call his father to the wedding, since they are not close and don't see each other for years. Monica tells Chandler that he should invite his father, and that she doesn't mind if he goes dressed as a woman. Monica also buys plane tickets for them to go to Las Vegas to call Chandler's father in real life.

Joey stays shocked to see Jake wearing Phoebe's panties, and tells her that he looks gay. Phoebe tells Joey that Jake is much more secure of his sexuality then Joey, making Joey tempted to tries Rachel's panties.

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