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The One with the Chick and the Duck 

Joey buys a chick for him and Chandler, Pete offers Monica a job at his restaurant but she is undecided if she should accept it. Ross shows his continued feelings for Rachel when he gives up being on TV for her.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


After seeing chicks on television, Joey decides to buy one for him and Chandler. This leads to fights between them, so they decide to take it back, but end up adopting a duck too instead. Ross is supposed to be on television, on the Discovery Channel, but gives up the opportunity to help Rachel go to the hospital after she broke her rib. Pete is still in love in Monica, and he offers her a restaurant. She refuses at first, but they end up making out. Written by Pruneau

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Comedy | Romance


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17 April 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Friends: The One with the Chick and the Duck (1997), (at around 17 mins) Little Yasmine (the baby chick) poops on the Lazy Boy while Joey is speaking to Chandler about why he did not get rid of the chick. See more »


When Ross asks Joey and Chandler for their opinions on which suit he should wear for his appearance on TV, he shows them a brown one and a black one but when he asks them he says brown and blue. See more »


Monica Geller: Does this have to do with Chandler and that sock he keeps by his bed?
Phoebe Buffay: No, but let's come back to that later!
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References Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) See more »

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The One with the Chick and the Duck
3 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the great episode. We do get introduced to the chick and the duck, who are both very cute animals. And it brings out the great Joey/Chandler dynamics where they are taking care of the animals and it is portrayed as if it is their baby. Plus it gives a great message to the people about getting to know how to take care of animals first before getting them and that animals in shelters may get killed if they don't find a home. And Chandler is just great in the scene towards the end where he yells "This is a BAD duck!"

The story of Ross and Rachel is great as well. It is not only very funny to see Ross putting make up on Rachel but it again shows what a great person Ross is

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