Friends: Season 4, Episode 4

The One with the Ballroom Dancing (16 Oct. 1997)

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Joey is forced to help Treeger learn how to dance after he threatens to have Monica and Rachel evicted. Phoebe develops a crush on one of her clients. Ross tries to help Chandler quit the gym.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Mr. Treeger (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Mrs. Potter
Mr. Simon
Gym Employee
Christopher Carroll ...
Bank Officer
Maria the Gym Lady
Karen Lambert


The superintendent makes Rachel cry because he is upset about them clogging the trash shoot. Chandler is a member at the gym even though he doesn't go but he can't quit because the dreamy spandex girl always changes his mind. The superintendent wants to throw out Monica and Rachel because Monica has been illegally subletting the apartment. Phoebe has a crush on her client Rick but she would get fired for fooling around with him. Ross goes to the gym with Chandler to give him courage to quit. But when Maria appears Ross can't say no to a membership. Joey goes to convince the superintendent not to kick our Monica and Rachel. In turn for that favour Joey will help the superintendent practice dancing for the superintendents' ball. They have the great idea to close their accounts at the bank so the gym can't charge them. Joey begins to enjoy the ballroom dancing. Phoebe and Rick make out. Phoebe finds out that Rick is married and also gets fired because her boss caught them kissing. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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16 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Joey Tribbiani: [talking about Mr Treeger] The Guy made Rachel cry.
Monica: Rachel always cries.
Rachel Green: [crying] That is not true.
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The One Where Monica And Rachel Are Going To Be Evicted...
26 February 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode. It's very good. Every time the title comes up on my DVD, I get a bit disappointed, but then I remember everything else that happens and I'm happy.

In this episode, Joey says things to Mr. Treeger, the building manager, that ends up getting Rachel and Monica almost evicted. He was going to evict him, but Joey agreed to do something, to get him to let it slide. And it's pretty weird. Joey must practice ballroom dancing with him, for the Super Ball, the superintendent ball. Meanwhile, Phoebe gets a crush on one of her clients, which sadly, ends not too good. In fact, she gets fired. And Chandler tries to quit the gym, so Ross goes with him for moral support and because Chandler believes that he can't quit on his own. He's right. But he can't even quit with Ross's help. Because Ross gets roped into joining the gym, by an attractive woman. So, they decide to close their bank accounts and the same thing happens.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10.

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