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The One with the Giant Poking Device 

Chandler is devastated after Joey tells him he saw Janice kissing her ex-husband. Monica accidentally bumps Ben's head into a post when she and Rachel babysit.

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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Ugly Naked Guy
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Phoebe doesn't want to go to the dentist because every time she does, someone dies. Monica plays the airplane game with Ben and bumps his head really hard and Rachel and Monica try to cover the bump on his head. Joey sees Janice kissing her ex-husband and tells Chandler. Phoebe is checking if she killed someone by going to the dentist and finds that Ugly Naked Guy hasn't moved since the morning. They build a massive poking device out of chopsticks to poke him and see if his alive or just taking a nap. Chandler leaves Janice so she can go back to her husband and child. Ugly Naked Guy is alive! Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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14 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Phoebe refers to her cowboy friend Albino Bob. This is a reference to Stacy Keach's character Bad Bob the Albino in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). See more »

Goofs

At the end of this episode when Chandler and Phoebe are singing "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, Chandler is holding a vinyl copy of the 1982 album "Lionel Richie." The song does not appear on this album until the 2003 re-release. See more »

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Rachel Green: [Rachel after banging her head on a pole] Oh, yeah, if it's not a headboard it's just not worth it.
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Endless Love
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Performed by Matthew Perry & Lisa Kudrow
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Matthew Perry Is Great Here
17 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Matthew Perry's best moment so far this season Plot In A Paragraph: After Joey sees Janice kissing her ex-husband, he struggles over whether to tell Chandler, when Chandler says he is going to buy her an expensive present, he decides to tell him. Phoebe doesn't want to go to the dentist because every time she does, someone dies. Monica accidentally bumps Bens head really hard and tries to cover the bump on his head.

Although Perry's appearance has changed a lot throughout this season so far (he is noticeably thinner than earlier in the season) it is not affecting his acting chops, as his scene with Janice at the end was brilliant.


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