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The One with Mrs. Bing 

Chandler's flamboyant romance-novelist mother comes to visit, and Joey catches her kissing Ross. Meanwhile, Monica and Phoebe fight over a guy in a coma.

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Chandler's popular, best-selling author mom, Nora Tyler Bing, announces on Jay Leno's show that her book tour's next stop is New York, and she gets the chance to see her son. Turning up in the Big Apple, she takes all the friends to a restaurant and encourages fan Rachel to try writing similarly cheap-steamy 'romantic formula' novels. She observes Ross' frustration about Rachel, assures him Paolo is not a hero that stays in the story to the end, unlike him, and somehow they kiss. Joey observes this who feels obliged to defend his mom Gloria's sex-appeal as equal, if you imagine her before producing seven children. Joey shames Ross into confessing the kiss to Chandler, who is irate and reads the riot act. Meanwhile Phoebe encouraged Monica to whistle to a hunk they saw walking on the street, which causes him to be hit by an ambulance and fall into a coma. They fantasize about him being the perfect boyfriend and compete to be the one to take care of him, hoping he'll wake up like a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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At the very beginning, Monica and Phoebe cross the street and the poster of Joey promoting VD awareness is seen in the background (featured in Friends: The One Where Underdog Gets Away (1994)). See more »

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In the last part, when Rachel gives the draft chapter of her book to the friends, she doesn't have any for herself in her hand at first, but in the next shot, you can see that she has one. See more »

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Chandler Bing: You're a mother-kisser!
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References Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) See more »

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I Made a Man With Eyes of Coal
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Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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Not As Good As Previous Perry Focused Episodes
21 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Normally an episode of "Friends" that prominently features Matthew Perry's Chandler raises the quality, but it's bit the case here.

Plot In A Paragraph: Chandler's (Matthew Perry) flamboyant romance-novelist mother comes to New York to promote her latest book which means he has to ensure a visit, and when they all go out for a meal a Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) brings Paulo which upsets Ross (David Schwimmer) and he gets very drunk, and makes an embarrassing mistake that puts his friendship with Chandler in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Monica (Courtney Cox) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) fight over a guy they accidentally helped put in a coma.

Not a bad episode, just not as good as the four in a row where Perry knocked it out of the park. I'm disappointed Paulo continues to return, as I'm not a fan of his. It's no fault of Cosimo Fuco who does what he can with the character.


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