Monica and Rachel fight over who gets Phoebe's ugly painting. Joey gets mad at Chandler for lying about watching his audition tape. Ross can get a big grant, but Charlie's ex-boyfriend is in charge of it. He bribes Ross for the grant if he gets Charlie back. Charlie breaks up with Ross to get back together with her ex-boyfriend. Written by
Joey's men's lipstick commercial is an inside joke about how some famous actors made some embarrassingly funny commercials in Japan back in the 1970's and 80's. Several big name actors made similar Japanese commercials (for very large sums of money) on the assumption that since they would only be seen in Japan, no one in the West would ever see them. This was before the creation of YouTube, and some of these commercials have since been resurrected. See more »
Joey is about to show his commercial tape and when he is putting the tape in the VCR, it spits it out, and still the commercial starts to show right away. See more »
Phoebe is finally engaged to Mike. She gives Rachel her little black book, since Rachel is Phoebe's only female friend who didn't marry yet. (The little book has all the contacts of guys Phoebe already dated.) Chandler tells Joey that the agency he works is going to make a national commercial/ad and that a lot of the ideas for the commercial came from Chandler. Joey asks Chandler a chance to act in the commercial, but Chandler is against the idea, since Joey doesn't have the profile of the person they are looking for. Joey insists and gives Chandler his reel, where all his commercials are saved. Chandler lies to Joey that he saw the tape, but Joey notices he didn't see the tape,staying upset with him.
Ross is happy that he is the finalist for a huge research grant, that will give him the opportunity to complete his field research and it will have an article about him in Paleontoly Review. The problem is that Benjamin Hobart, Charlie ex boyfriend, is administering this grant and he wants Ross to break up with Charlie to get the grant.
Phoebe is trying to save some space in her apartment, and Mike wants her to get rid of Gladys, a horrible portrait she did. Phoebe decides to give the portrait to Monica, who tries to get rid of it in all ways she can.
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