Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with Joey's Bag 

Phoebe's grandmother dies, and is shocked when her father turns up at the funeral. Meanwhile, Rachel gives Joey a "man's bag" for an audition, and Chandler is scared to tell Monica he doesn't like her massages.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Phoebe's grandma has died. Joey wants to look great for an audition and Rachel takes him down to the store to help him out. They pick a shoulder bag to go with the clothes. Joey likes the bag so much he isn't going to return it after the audition. Phoebe meets her dad at the funeral but doesn't tell him who she is. Joey doesn't get the part because of his bag. Phoebe meets her dad for coffee. He came to the funeral to speak to Lily and Phoebe tells him that she died 17 ago. She also tells her dad that she is his daughter. Joey gives up the bag because the world isn't ready for Joey and his bag. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

4 February 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene where Phoebe is talking to Ursula about their grandmother, shots from the back of Phoebe sometimes show her speaking with no matching dialog. That scene also shows a shot of Ursula holding the door, yet the door is absent when the shot moves to her back. See more »


[Talking about Joey's top hat]
Joey: Like you can find something as sophisticated as this.
Chandler: [Puts basket on his head] Done.
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References Auntie Mame (1958) See more »

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Phoebe finally meets her dad, Frank Buffay!
25 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chandler hates Monica's massages, since they hurt him instead of relax, but when he tells her about that, she stays upset and cries.

Phoebe's grandmother dies and in her funeral, Phoebe meets her dad, Frank Buffay. Frank thought Lili was alive and stays shocked to know that she died 17 years ago. Phoebe pretends not to be his daughter and invites him to a coffee to talk more with him.

Joey needs Rachel's help to stay elegant for an audition. Rachel gives him the idea to use a shoulder bag with the clothes she chose for him, but Joey ends up liking the bag so much that he decides to use everywhere he goes. (The bag even ruins his audition.)

Ps: Joey definitely stayed nice wearing the clothes Rachel gave to him!

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