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The One with Ross's Step Forward 

Joey wants to take Rachel to dinner on a pretend date to practice his dating skills, but soon develops romantic feelings for her; gang addicted to Mrs. Pacman.

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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Ross and Mona took pictures of themselves at the Rockefeller Center and now Mona wants to send the picture as a Holiday card to friends. Ross freaks out at the thought of them sending out Holiday cards together because they've only been dating a couple of months. Ross tries to have a conversation about their relationship and says all the wrong things and ends up giving Mona a key to his apartment. Chandler has to tell his boss that he split up with Monica in order to prevent that Monica has to have dinner with Chandler and his boss. Written by Anonymous

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The alternate title for this episode is "The One with the Creepy Holiday Card." This can be found on the DVD menu of Season 8, Disc 2, though it goes by its original title on the DVD cover, in syndicated reruns, and on Netflix (Canada). See more »

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Ross insists to Monica and Phoebe that he gave Mona "the only key" to his apartment. In previous stories, Monica and Rachel would routinely go over to Ross's place in his absence to borrow cooking ingredients (that is also how they accidentally deleted a phone message from his ex-wife Emily). Phoebe also sometimes massaged her clients at Ross's place while he was at work. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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The One with Ross's Step Forward
3 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another episode that could have been much better than it ended up being

The idea of Rachel being horny was pretty funny. Actually this one ended up being the best. It was not a bad idea how Phoebe wanted to hook her up with some middle aged virgin she didn't know. And it also makes the first steps to the Rachel/Joey story

The story with Ross and Mona was not that great. Not a bad idea but it wasn't good enough. Their conversation didn't make me laugh much either. The only good thing is David Schwimmer's acting

And the Chandler and Monica story is irritating. She is just being selfish as usual and he has to suffer for it. And at the end she even dares to say that he smells bad while he says that his life with her is so great. Give me a break! If you were with someone else you wouldn't have to be in that situation!


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