Friends: Season 4, Episode 5

The One with Joey's New Girlfriend (30 Oct. 1997)

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Chandler develops feelings for Joey's new girlfriend. Ross and Rachel try to make each other jealous with their dates. Phoebe's cold gives her a sexy singing voice.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Brian 'Fish' Smith ...


Ross is trying to make Rachel jealous by going out with a girl called Amanda. Phoebe has a cold and has a new and very sexy bluesy voice. Chandler hits on Joey's new girlfriend Kathy he hadn't met before and they find out they have a lot on common. Rachel tries to make Ross jealous by going out with a weird guy called Josh. Phoebe loses her great voice and tries to catch a cold again. Chandler is in love with Kathy. Ross's date with Amanda because Amanda goes out with another guy and thought Ross was coming over to babysit her son. Joey thinks Chandler doesn't like Kathy and asks him to make an effort to be nice to her. Monica talks some sense into Ross and Rachel and they stop pretending as if they found love in other relationships. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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30 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


First appearance of the solitary double fist bump that became so popular throughout the series. See more »


When Phoebe shows the shoes she makes by placing her foot on the coffee table, the mike is visible at the centre of the top of the screen See more »


[performing while sick]
Phoebe: My sticky shoes. My sticky, sticky shoes. Why you stick on me? Ba-aby. Thanks for the lights, honey.
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References Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »


I'm Still Waiting for My Paper Maché Man
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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The One with Joey's New Girlfriend
19 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really liked the Rachel and Ross story where they try to show each other how happy they are in their "new relationships". The guy Rachel dates is quite a character, still in college, steals from her etc. And Ross's "girlfriend" as it turns out just considers him her babysitter! Pretty funny idea. And the way they talk to each other all the time to show off is hilarious. Especially when they do it when the other one isn't around and Monica has to tell them

And it nice to see this kind of a story about Joey and Chandler. A little bit of complication in their perfect friendship that makes us wonder what will happen next

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