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The One with the Butt 

Monica's obsessiveness is put to the test after Rachel cleans the apartment. Joey lands a film role as Al Pacino's butt double. Chandler enjoys a relationship with all of the fun but none of the responsibility.



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Episode credited cast:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Gable ...
Estelle (scenes deleted)


Joey had high hopes for his lead role in 'Freud!', but the musical drama slash other nonsense is too horrible for words. For Chandler, however, it's a Godsent opportunity as he sees the breathtaking beauty Aurora in the audience. Chandler is encouraged to ask her out as 'the best-looking women often have measly men.' After a great night out, Chandler sadly reports she actually has an adventurous life, including a husband Rick and a lover Ethan. The girls commiserate as he can't just be her sex-toy-boy. However, think it is a dream come true as he would get the fun without the responsibility. Joey's role still pays off as an agent saw him and casts him as his idol Al Pacino's butt double. Alas the director can't appreciate a Joey's artistic ambitions in butt-acting. Chandler discovers good sex is no doesn't make up for lack of monogamy when Aurora announces another lover, Andrew, complicating her busy bed-schedule even further. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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27 October 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The little round vacuum attachment with bristles that Rachel says she doesn't know what it's for is an Upholstery Tool to help get dust out of upholstered furniture. See more »


Right before stripping down to be Pacino's butt double, Joey takes a moment to thank the director for the opportunity. In the close-ups of Joey speaking, the images have been reversed. The walls of the shower, the shower curtain, the guy standing in the background, and the part in Joey's hair all flip sides. See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: [Monica is trying to convince the gang that she can be irresponsible, random, and a "kook"] All right, you madcap gal, try to imagine this: the phone bill arrives, but you don't pay it right away.
Monica Geller: Why not?
Dr. Ross Geller: Because you're a 'kook'! Instead, you wait until they send you a notice.
Monica Geller: [a little uncomfortable] I could do that.
Rachel Green: Okay, okay, you let me go grocery shopping...
Monica Geller: No problem!
Rachel Green: I'm not done yet.
Monica Geller: Oh.
Rachel Green: AND... I buy laundry detergent BUT... it's not the one with the easy-pour spout!
Monica Geller: WHY WOULD SOMEONE ...
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References ...and justice for all. (1979) See more »

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Matthew Perry Knocks It Out Of The Park
16 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Matthew Perry knocks it out of the park in this episode. Whilst he is not the focal point if the episode, he steals it.

Plot In A Paragraph: After appearing in a dire play about Freud, Joey (Matt Le Blanc) lands a part as Al Pacino's butt double in a new movie. Meanwhile Chandler (Matthew Perry) starts dating Aurora, a girl who has a complicated love life, and Monica (Courtney Cox) tries to prove she can be laid back after Rachel (Jennifer Aniston cleans the apartment.

Once complaint in this episode is that when Le Blanc is in the shower you can see his shadow, and you blatantly see his is wearing shorts, but that is more than made up for by a fantastic turn by Perry.

Perry's performance is superb, as he deals with both the joy of the no strings attached relationship and the the jealousy that comes with such a relationship.

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