Friends: Season 8, Episode 5

The One with Rachel's Date (25 Oct. 2001)

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Phoebe dates Monica's sous-chef Tim and Monica doesn't fire him for Phoebe's sake. When Phoebe decides to dump Tim Monica can finally fire him. Rachel has a date with Kash, a co-star on ... See full summary »



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Phoebe dates Monica's sous-chef Tim and Monica doesn't fire him for Phoebe's sake. When Phoebe decides to dump Tim Monica can finally fire him. Rachel has a date with Kash, a co-star on Days of Our Lives. Ross thinks it's weird because whoever takes Rachel out, takes his baby out too. He always pictured that his next child would grow up in a happy family. Rachel's date was terrible because she made the mistake of mentioning she was pregnant. Ross reassures her it isn't so bad because when she has the baby she will love someone more than she ever loved anyone. Written by Anonymous

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It is this episode where it is revealed that Chandler's middle name is Muriel. See more »


When Phoebe and Monica are sat on the couch in Central Perk, Phoebe remarks about Monica's burnt hair. Monica says "I paid to have this done", and when the camera changes and Phoebe replies "Love it", it is quite clearly not Monica sat next to her appearing in the shot. The 'extra' even has her hair styled differently to Monica. See more »


Ross: Chandler Muriel Bing... Your parents never gave you a chance.
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Chandler's second name is Muriel!!
14 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe is going to visit Monica in the restaurant and meets Tim, Monica's new sous chef. She gets interested on him after some flirt, and they end up scheduling a date. A day later, Monica tells Phoebe that she will need to fire Tim, since he is terrible in the kitchen. Phoebe asks Monica to give him another chance, telling how much Tim loves his work. Monica decides to listen to Phoebe and try again. Some days later, Phoebe is the one who is annoyed, because she says Tim is too sappy for her. But Phoebe wants to break up with him in the same day that Monica wants to fire him, and they try to decide who will dump him first.

Rachel goes to Joey's work, on the set, and asks him to introduce her to Kash, Joey's actor's colleague. Joey tells Rachel that Kash is interested on her and she sets up a date with him.

Ross is angry when he discovers that Rachel is going on a date, and says that the reason he is mad is because Rachel is pregnant from his child.

Chandler is always called ''Toby'' by Bob, a colleague from his work. Chan gets into a big mess when he doesn't recommend Bob to his Boss, making Bob search for '' some Chandler Bing'' guy. The funny thing is that he tells Chandler how angry he is with the Mr. Bing, since he doesn't know that is Chandler himself.

Ps: Chandler's second name, Muriel, really sucks!

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