Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with George Stephanopoulos 

Joey and Chandler take Ross to a hockey game to take his mind off the anniversary of the first time he slept with Carol, while the girls become depressed when they realize they don't have a 'plan'.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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When Monica fails to make the anniversary of Ross's first time ever, not just with his lesbian ex Carol, pass unnoticed, he gets terribly depressed. Joey and Chandler take Ross to a hockey game to distract him, but it doesn't help when he catches a puck- which breaks his nose, and Nurse Sizemore in hospital admissions proves a bureaucratic hurdle even Chandler can't take... Rachel is happy to get her first-ever pay-check, till she notices how little is left after taxes, and has to pretend job-pride to her spoiled brat friends bunch turning up in Central Perk. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel get hunky TV celebrity George Stephanopoulos's pizza delivered by mistake, and shamelessly spy on him from Monica's balcony... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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13 October 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The man of the title is George Stephanopoulos. See more »


The boys go from the West Village to Madison Square Garden, but they pass a bus stop for the M15, which doesn't run anywhere near either. See more »


Ross: You know what? I'd better pass on the game. I'm just gonna go home and think about my ex-wife and her lesbian lover.
Joey: The hell with hockey. Let's all do that!
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Friends: The One with George Stephanopoulos (#1.4)
28 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot: Joey and Chandler take Ross to a hockey game to keep his mind off of the anniversary of his first time with Carol. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel get George Stephanopoulos' pizza by mistake, and spy on him from Monica's balcony.

In this episode, it is Ross' would-be anniversary with Carol. So the guys (Joey and Chandler) take him to a hockey game. Where he gets hit with a hockey puck, and is taken to the hospital. While they are at the hospital, while they are at the game, the girls (Monica, Phoebe, Rachel) get a politician (George Stephanopoulos)'s pizza. The girls snoop around, with binoculars, to see George in his apartment.

The episode is funny, one of the few times we've seen the group separated for nearly the whole episode. Each actor held their own, they were all very good and delivered their lines very well. And again, the writing is great.

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