Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with Ross's Thing 

Ross seeks medical help when he finds a mysterious skin condition on his behind. Phoebe struggles to choose between two guys. Monica can't decide what to do about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Guru Saj
Dr. Rhodes
Mrs. Becker
Douglas Looper ...
Fireman (as Doug Looper)


"Ross' Thing" is something on his derrière. He doesn't know what it is. Chandler doesn't know what it is. Joey doesn't know what it is. A large contingent of conventional doctors don't know what it is. So Phoebe sends him to Guru Saj, her herbalist, to figure out what it is. Guru Saj doesn't know exactly what it is, but solves the problem, not with medicine, conventional or otherwise. Meanwhile Pete mentions to Monica that he has something important to tell her. When Joey finds out that Pete has paid $50,000 to a ring designer, engagement ring comes to everyone's mind. Although Monica originally thinks she will say no if Pete asks her to marry him, the thought of saying yes becomes more and more appealing. However the question has to come first. On another dating front, Phoebe ends up dating two guys at the same time, Vince the beefy fireman, and Jason the sensitive kindergarten teacher. She likes them both for their obvious attributes. But when dating two guys at one time starts to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

1 May 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poster on the Guru's door is the same acupuncture poster that Phoebe has in her massage parlor in other episodes. See more »


When the car catches fire you can see that the fire is not in the car but behind the car. See more »


Guru Saj: Okay it's gone. Got caught on my watch...
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References Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) See more »


Crazy Underwear, Creepin' Up My Butt
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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Below average episode
31 May 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can't say that this is one of my favourite episodes of 'Friends' as nothing really happens. All three of the story lines are mildly funny, but don't create that many laugh out loud moments.

Lisa Kudrow perhaps fares best in her story line, but even then there are lines in there that feel forced.

Joey and Chandler are given very little to do, and Matthew Perry again sadly looks unwell.

The big revelation about Pete will have an effect on the next episode.

Not a great episode overall.

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