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The One with the Ball 

Gary asks Phoebe to move in with him but she's reluctant to and to overcome boredom, Ross and Joey start throwing a ball to each other. Rachel buys an expensive cat but it doesn't behave as she hoped it would.

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Phoebe Buffay
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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Gary
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Gary wants to ask Phoebe to move in with him. Phoebe is freaked because it's so soon and asks Chandler to make him afraid of commitment so Gary won't ask her. Joey and Ross throw a ball back and forth without dropping it for hours. Rachel buys a very expensive naked cat. Monica joins the boys in their ball throwing game. Rachel's cat isn't as cute as Rachel thought it would be but the store won't take it back. Phoebe agrees to move on with Gary. Rachel sells the cat for $1,500 to poor Gunther. . Phoebe breaks up with Gary because he shot a bird. Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross have been throwing the ball all night when Phoebe puts down the ball, refusing to play. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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6 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

(episode #5.21), Chandler visits Phoebe's boyfriend Gary (Michael Rapaport) at his precinct. When they sit at Gary's desk, a blackboard with names written in blue chalk is prominent behind his head. All of the names on the blackboard are references to or characters from the films of Stanley Kubrick (Alex, Dim, Hal, Kissoff, even Redrum). See more »

Goofs

During one of the ball throwing scenes Ross mentions a mesozoic mastodon. The mesozoic is a geological era from 250-65 million years ago. Mastodons however only appeared from 20 million years to 11.000 years ago, the statement is thus a serious factual error coming from a paleontologist. See more »

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[repeated line]
Joey Tribbiani: It's not a cat!
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