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The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie 

Ross meets an amazing girl from Poughkeepsie on the train. Rachel hates to be alone around the festive season. She doesn't necessarily need a real relationship but would love to have a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Micheal DiMaggio ...
Shannon Maureen Brown ...
The Woman On The Train
Amy Smallman ...
The Kitchen Worker
Yasemin Baytok ...
The Poughkeepsie Woman
Vic Helford ...
The Conductor


Ross meets an amazing girl from Poughkeepsie on the train. Rachel hates to be alone around the festive season. She doesn't necessarily need a real relationship but would love to have a fling. Monica is still being picked on at the restaurant. Chandler promised Rachel to fix her up with someone from work and the guys at work all suck up to Chandler because they want to go out with Rachel. Monica hires Joey only to fire him again to show the others at the restaurant who the boss is. Ross can't decide between the girl from Poughkeepsie and another girl who isn't as fun but lives in the city. Rachel goes out with a guy named Patrick and really liked him but is furious when she finds out that Chandler told everyone she was looking for a fling. Joey refuses to be fired because he makes so much money with the tips he gets. Ross decides to break up with both women because he is so exhausted from seeing the one in Poughkeepsie and doesn't really like the other one. Patrick breaks up with ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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18 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Ross wakes up he is asked what song Phoebe was singing and he answers: "The one with the cat", which is the title of an episode earlier that season. See more »


When Ross is asleep on the train, the conductor announces that the train will be arriving in Montreal, while he is talking to the woman beside him, you can clearly see a sign saying "Penn Station" through the train window. See more »


Phoebe Buffay: [finishing a song she wrote for her friends] Spin the dradle, Rachel.
Rachel Green: That was nice, Phoebe, but Rachel doesn't rhyme with dradle.
Phoebe Buffay: I know, it's hard, but nothing rhymes with your stupid name.
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The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie
25 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode is a great improvement from the previous one but still pretty mediocre. There is nothing very funny or interesting in it.

The story about Ross dating a girl that lives far was just not very fun. There wasn't much happening. It is one of the stories that I forget right away and don't remember the episode existed.

Same goes for the story of Chandler hooking up Rachel with his co workers. Although it did make me chuckle a few times When it comes to Monica's story I just enjoyed the parts when she was harassed by the people who work in the restaurant. She deserved it. She sure isn't a good person as she claims to be. She is egoistic and arrogant but at the same time has no balls to fight for herself, this is what her kind of people usually are like

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