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The One with the Dirty Girl 

Ross's new girlfriend seems nearly perfect until he discovers that her apartment is incredibly dirty. Chandler buys a better birthday present for Kathy than Joey. Phoebe helps Monica cater an event.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Mrs. Burkart


Chandler has gone to extreme trouble to get Kathy the ideal birthday gift, a special edition of her favorite book; Ross points out he can't totally outdo her boyfriend Joey - who didn't even plan to give her anything - so he must get an even cooler gift. Phoebe tells Monica not to turn down a major funeral catering event for lack of equipment and advances the money, but wants it straight back before there's nearly enough profit; so they become active business partners - which proves good, as their first client, a widow, would never have paid without Phoebe's street persistence. Ross' foxy girlfriend Cheryl's flat turns out to be sloppier than a bachelor frat room, and yet she says his place has a weird smell. He is just relieved when the creeping creature he kills in disgust is not her hamster, but 'just a rat'. Since Joey can't find anything better than a pen annex clock, Chandler lets him give the 'Velveteen Rabbit'; fortunately Kathy guesses the truth. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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6 November 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time The Velveteen Rabbit story book is mentioned. It's Kathy's favourite book. There is no mention of it being Chandler's favourite book which Monica states in the Valentine's episode from season 6. See more »


When Phoebe offers to loan Monica money to buy catering supplies, the two hug and then Joey comes in with Cathy. The next shot shows Phoebe sitting down and Monica walking from the kitchen toward her bedroom with the phone. They wouldn't have had enough time to move that quickly. See more »


[Joey is having trouble getting a birthday present for Kathy]
Chandler: All right, look, look. What did... what did you get for Angela Delveccio for her birthday?
Joey: She didn't have a birthday while we were going out.
Chandler: For three years?
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The One with the Dirty Girl
21 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story with the dirty girl was very funny. Watching Ross was just too hilarious. The scene of them making out on the couch while Ross was all horrified from the dirt around him was brilliant. Although I did feel sad for the rat :(. And it is also great how Monica comes over at the end.

It is also interesting to watch the Chandler/Joey/Kathy story developing. A really great job is done here to make it both funny and at the same time feel bad for Chandler and worry about what will happen next.

Monica's and Phoebe's catering is pretty good too. Although I never really buy it when Monica can't fight for herself

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