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The One with Unagi 

Rachel and Phoebe take self-defense classes. Chandler and Monica agree to give each other homemade presents for Valentine's Day. Joey tries to get money through medical research.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
The Receptionist (as Jill Matson)
Ron Recasner ...
The Doctor
Mongo Brownlee ...
The Instructor


Rachel and Phoebe take a self-defense class, and claim they can defeat anyone who attacks them. Ross doesn't believe them, and educates them of a martial arts technique called unagi. Chandler and Monica promise they'd make each other's Valentines Day gifts, but they both forget to make them. Written by rsuddhi93

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Comedy | Romance


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24 February 2000 (USA)  »

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The concept that Ross says is called "unagi" is actually called "uranagi". His long absence from karate would explain his mistake. See more »


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[Ross has just scared Phoebe and Rachel]
Ross: At what point of those girlish screams would you have begun to KICK MY ASS?
Rachel: Alright, so we weren't PREPARED!
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The Way You Look Tonight
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jerome Kern
Performed by Tony Bennett
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Ross, the Unagi's master!
8 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe and Rachel start to go to self defense classes, and Ross talks to them that they need to know a concept called ''Unagi', that he learned when he did karate classes. Unagi is a state of total awareness that Ross says it is essential to everybody who practices martial arts, but he is not aware all the time as he says, since Rachel and Phoebe are always trying to scare him to see if he really masters the ' Unagi' .

Joey needs some money for the pictures of his Book, that are more expensive then he imagined it would be. He wants to go back to the lab studies, the problem is that the next study only serves for people who are identical twins, and this is not Joey's case. In order to receive some money, Joey tries to find an actor who looks like him to pretend to be his identical twin.

Chandler has difficulties to find a good Valentine's present to Monica, specially because they decided to make their own presents. He gives her a tape full of songs, but what he doesn't remember is that Janice made that tape for him.

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