Friends (1994–2004)
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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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Did You Know?


The Al Pacino film closest to the timeline, that Joey could be butt-doubling for, is "Two Bits" in which Al Pacino plays a senile old man. 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 »


Director: And Action!... and Cut! Hey butt guy, what the hell are you doing?
Joey Tribbiani: I'm showering.
Director: No, that was clenching.
Joey Tribbiani: The way I see it, the guy's upset here ya know? I mean his wife's dead, his bother's missing. I think his butt would be angry here.
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Featured in Friends: The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. (2000) See more »

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Friends: The One with the Butt (#1.6)
29 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

PLOT: The friends attend Joey's new musical, Freud. At the theater, Chandler meets a beautiful women named Aurora. Joey gets hired to be Al Pacino's butt double. Chandler learns that Aurora is married, AND has another boyfriend.

Well, Joey has finally done it! He has gotten a movie role! And Al Pacino is starring in it! But, Joey is play his butt double.

Meanwhile, Chandler meets a beautiful woman. She is perfect. But, she has a husband! Not only that, but she has a boyfriend, too.

This is definitely the funniest episode of the first 6 episodes. It is funny and brutal.

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