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The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner 

Phoebe's ex singing partner Leslie plays at Central Perk. Leslie left the duo and Phoebe is still mad but Leslie wants them to play together again. Ross is delighted to hear that Mark quit ... See full summary »



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Leslie (as E.G. Daily)


Phoebe's ex singing partner Leslie plays at Central Perk. Leslie left the duo and Phoebe is still mad but Leslie wants them to play together again. Ross is delighted to hear that Mark quit his job. Chandler meets Ginger and goes out with her. Joey used to date Ginger but accidentally threw her artificial leg into a fire and ran away. Phoebe and Leslie are back together playing music. Ross goes to a fashion seminar with Rachel so she won't go with Mark. They fight because Ross was so bored he fell asleep. Ross doesn't like that he is not involved in Rachel's "other" life with her work but Rachel loves having something on her own. Leslie sells "Smelly Cat" as a commercial jingle and Phoebe and Leslie break up once again. Ginger dumps Chandler because he has a third nipple. Chandler lets the third nipple be removed surgically. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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6 February 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The woman featured in the Smelly Cat television advertisement is Mayim Bialik. See more »


When Monica and Chandler are discussing the date he had with Ginger, when he says, "She's great looking," two stage lights are visible in the background. This mistake is visible for a long period of time, where it's slightly visible, shown in shadows, and largely visible as Chandler and Monica are talking. See more »


Joey: Aww, man. That's the girl I was hiding from. When she finds out he's my roommate, she's gonna tell him what I did.
Monica: Well, what did you do?
Joey: What, oh, oh, oh, no, no, I can't, I can't tell you that, it's like the most awful, horrible thing I've ever done my whole life.
Monica: You know what, don't tell us. We'll just wait until Chandler gets home, because it'll be more fun that way.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


Sticky Shoes
Performed by Lisa Kudrow and Elizabeth Daily
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The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner
2 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The title story of this episode is pretty boring. Although the good part of it is the Smelly Cat litter commercial, this one turned out kind of funny

I did like the story about the girl with the artificial leg funny. I love the part where Joey tells how he accidentally burned it down and after that just ran through the woods with no socks on. Matt LeBlanc was just great at telling this story. And the ending is pretty good too. Chandler has overcome the fact that the leg was bothering him but who knew that he will be left for his nubbin? The irony!

And we have more development of the conflict between Rachel and Ross. David Schwimmer was very funny at the "Jurrasic Parka" part. And while Ross sure is unreasonable with his jealousy, Rachel is being pretty annoying. Couldn't she just laugh off that Ross fell asleep? Nah, she is too stuck up for it. And while I see what they were doing when she was saying how boring his job for her, I couldn't help but thinking: "Seriously? You are comparing spectacular historical evidence to fashion?" Puuuuhleeze

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