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The One with Joey's Big Break 

Joey drives to Las Vegas to shoot to shoot a new movie where he is in the lead role. Rachel gets an eye infection but is reluctant to seek treatment because of her eye phobia. Phoebe is mad at Ross, but doesn't know why.

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Joey is excited to get the lead in a thriller, Shutterspeed, so he and Chandler decide to drive to Las Vegas where it's being shot, in Phoebe's late grandma's cab. Monica sees to it that terrified Rachel gets a glaucoma-test and the necessary eye-drops, whatever that takes. Phoebe is furious at Ross, but won't say why, or doesn't even remember, or... The instant answers-technique Phoebe taught Joey, to choose between two routes, makes Chandler blurt out he doesn't believe it's going to be Joey's big break as he gets no pay, just 1% of profit. The indignant star-to-be throws him out on New York's George Washington bridge. Chandler feels terribly guilty, but when Joey arrives... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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11 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The filming location "outside of Las Vegas" is actually Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce, CA. That same location is used often in the Star Trek series and is referred to as Gorn Rock by many Trekkies. See more »

Goofs

When Joey and Chandler are driving the cab to Las Vegas, all interior shots show them on the Queensboro Bridge, but the exterior shot after Chandler is kicked out shows them on the Manhattan Bridge, both of which are East River crossings that would be taking them east from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and not West towards Las Vegas. When Chandler arrives back at the coffee house, he says Joey kicked him out on the George Washington Bridge, which would have taken them the right direction, west across the Hudson River. In actuality, the Holland Tunnel is the closest Hudson River crossing to Greenwich Village. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Who would you rather sleep with: Monica or Rachel?
Ross: ...Dude, you are sick.
Joey: Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot you had that whole Rachel thing.
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A Horse with No Name
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Written by Dewey Bunnell
Performed by America
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