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The One with the Boobies 

Joey finds out his dad has a mistress. Rachel tries to even the score after Chandler inadvertently catches a glimpse of her breasts. Phoebe dates a shrink who analyzes the gang.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


Joey finds out his dad has a mistress. Rachel tries to even the score after Chandler inadvertently catches a glimpse of her breasts. Phoebe dates a shrink who analyzes the gang.

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19 January 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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With one and only appearance and a very notable one, in this episode, Joey's parents have made the least appearances on the show out of all the other friends' parents. All others have made more than a single appearance.

Phoebe's mother Phoebe Abbott makes three appearances in "The One At The Beach" (S3:E25), "The One With The Jellyfish" (S4:E1) and The One With Phoebe's Uterus (S4:E11); whilst her father Frank Buffay appears in "The One With Joey's Bag" (S5:E13).

Chandler's mother Nora Tyler Bing appears in "The One With Mrs. Bing" (S1:E11) and also in a flashback in "The One With All The Thanksgivings" (S5:E8), whilst his cross-dressing father Helena Handbasket is seen in "The One With Chandler's Dad" (S7:E22). Both appear in "The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding" (S7:E23/24) and Nora also appears in "The One After "I Do"" (S8:E1).

Rachel's mother Sandra Green makes three appearances in "The One With The Lesbian Wedding" (S2:E11), "The One With Two Parties" (S2:E22) and "The One With The Baby Shower" (S8:E20); her father Leonard Green also appears in "The One With Two Parties", and makes three subsequent appearances in "The One With The Race Car Bed" (S3:E7), "The One With The Stripper" (S8:E8) and "The One Where Joey Speaks French" (S10:E13).

Rachel's father is the last of the friends' parents to make an appearance on the show. See more »


The audio of some of Rachel's lines when she confronts Chandler for seeing her naked is off by just a split second. See more »


Roger: Maybe you wanted your marriage with Carol to fail.
Ross: No. Why would I why. No. Why.
Roger: Siblings. You fail at something so your sibling will look better in the eyes of your parents.
Ross: I don't think that Monica's failures...
Monica: Oh, so I'm a failure now is that it? I'm a bigger failure than you, is that right?
Ross: Hey, I married a lesbian to make you look good.
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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My Favourite Episode Of Season One
23 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After meeting both Ross and Monica's parents and then Chandlers mother earlier in the first season, it's Joeys turn to have his parents turn up.

Plot In A Paragraph: Joey's Dad is in town and a secret is revealed that troubles Joey. Pheobe is dating a psychiatrist who managed to upset almost the entire group by analysing them. And Rachel is furious when Chandler accidentally sees her boobs.

My favourite episode of the first season so far. The whole "tit for tat" running joke was very funny.

We also see some serious bonding when they share a bed.

I enjoyed Fisher Stevens as Roger, Pheobe's boyfriend. And really feel they could have kept him round a bit longer. Robert Costanzo is fun as Joey's Dad, Lee Garlington was OK as Ronnie and Brenda Vaccaro as fine as Gloria Tribbiani.

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