Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Blackout 

When New York suffers from a blackout, Ross tries to tell Rachel that he likes her, and Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with a model.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Jill Goodacre (as Jill Connick)
Mr. Heckles


When a power-cut blacks out most of New York City, Chandler, to his delight finds himself trapped inside an ATM vestibule with Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre. She lets him use her cell-phone, and offers him gum which he instantly regrets refusing. He accidentally spits out her gum which he finally accepted, then picks up some to put back in his mouth and begins to choke when he realizes it wasn't the original gum. The others kill time in Monica's apartment, lit by the light from a Menorah, telling stories of the weirdest places they ever had sex. Joey tells Ross he waited too long moving onto Rachel and is now too far into the 'friend's zone.' Ross still tries to make a move on Rachel while stargazing on the balcony. Joey keeps the other girls inside by pretending Ross prepares a birthday surprise party for Monica. A wandering cat scratches Ross. Rachel and Phoebe go knocking on their neighbor's doors to find the cat's owner, seeing through odd neighbor Mr. Heckles's who lies ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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3 November 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jill Goodacre is a former Victoria's Secret model; she is married to Harry Connick Jr.. See more »


When Chandler is choking on gum in the ATM vestibule, you can clearly see the actor Matthew Perry is storing the gum in the right side of his mouth so that he can spit it in a later shot. See more »


Joey: [mumbling over a cell phone to Chandler] Mmmm mmm mmm mmmm mm mmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm.
Chandler: Like that thought never entered my mind.
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Featured in Friends: The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) See more »


New York City Has No Power
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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my 3rd favorite
6 July 2017 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I watch the series for 5th time. I just can't get enough. I personally love first five seasons, cause it was time where writers are at their finest. And this episode is example of it. the word, concept FRIENDZONE is invented here, and mayor of friend zone too. Some secrets also reveals, that Joey was Monika's crush and phoebes was the second last to know that. And at the end chandler stuck in ATM vestibule with Jill goodacre. I mean that's the fantasy every single boy have in his mind, and it doesn't Matter if its 2017 or 1994. Maybe that is the reason that this show will never getting out of Comedy Central ever.

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