Friends: Season 1, Episode 16

The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (23 Feb. 1995)

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Phoebe feels neglected when Joey falls for her twin sister. Chandler struggles to fire an attractive co-worker. Ross attends Lamaze classes with Carol and Susan.



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Episode cast overview:
Mr. Douglas
Nina Bookbinder
The Lamaze Teacher
Patty Tiffany ...


Chandler's boss orders him to tell his foxy junior co-worker Nina that she's fired but he can't and ends up dating her instead. He tells the boss she's in therapy as she is unable to handle or even remember her sacking. Chandler even promises her a raise! Ross's monkey Marcel has become systematically troublesome, yet he's the only one who masters the TV control's foreign language channels in Monica's apartment. Ross joins Carol and Susan in Lamaze class which turns into a disaster when Carol can't come and he has to play her part. A birth video makes Carol decide 'not to go through' with the birth anyway. Chandler and Joey find Phoebe's twin sister Ursula working in a bar. Joey asks for Phoebe's blessing to date her sister which is reluctantly given. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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23 February 1995 (USA)  »

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The bar in which Joey and Chandler first see Ursula is the same bar used in 'How I Met Your Mother'. See more »


Jennifer Grant plays a character named Nina Bookbinder in the episode. In the credits, she is erroneously listed as playing a character named Michelle. See more »


Joey: Hey, you guys ever been to the Rainbow Room? Is it expensive?
Chandler: Only if you order stuff...
Joey: I'm takin Ursula there, it's her birthday.
Ross: Whoa, whoa, whoa! What about Phoebe's birthday?
Joey: When's that?
Ross: Tonight!
Joey: Oh, man... what are the odds of that happening?
Ross: You take your time.
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References Laverne & Shirley (1976) See more »


Making Our Dreams Come True
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Cyndi Grecco
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"Dad It's George Clooney!!"
26 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Dad It's George Clooney!!" is the most excited my son has got watching Friends with me.

Plot In A Paragraph: Joey upsets Phoebe by dating her twin sister Ursula. Rachel injures her ankle and goes to the hospital for x rays with Monica. Once there she reveals she has no insurance, so swaps identities with Monica, complications arise when they are asked out by two cute doctors (Guest stars George Clooney and Noah Wyle) and Rachel accepts. Meanwhile Chandler has to fire Nina, the beautiful girl he has just started dating.

Perry brings the laughs, Clooney brings star power in his guest spot, but it Lisa Kudrow who deserves the plaudits for her dual role of Phoebe and Ursula Buffay.

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