Friends: Season 3, Episode 18

The One with the Hypnosis Tape (13 Mar. 1997)

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Phoebe's brother Frank is getting married to a woman twice his age who used to be his teacher. Phoebe asks Joey and Ross to talk Frank out of getting married at 18. But they see that Frank ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Jeff Brooks ...
Trent (as Jeffrey D. Brooks)


Phoebe's brother Frank is getting married to a woman twice his age who used to be his teacher. Phoebe asks Joey and Ross to talk Frank out of getting married at 18. But they see that Frank really loves Alice and they agree to be best man and ring bearer. Monica is asked out by a millionaire. Chandler is using a hypnosis tape to quit smoking. The tape tells him he is "a strong confident woman" who doesn't need to smoke. He begins to act like a female. Written by Anonymous

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The Magna-Doodle board hanging beside the door of Joey's apartment was introduced in this episode. See more »


In the diner scene, Rachel makes the comment about working in fashion and straight men, and her left hand is empty; in a flash, a piece of bread appears without her picking it up. See more »


Joey: [to Ross, after Phoebe has manipulated them into doing something uncomfortable] So... we're walking down the street, and I turn to you and say, "Hey! Let's go hang out at Totally Nude Nudes!" Remember? And then, you turn to me, and you say, "Nah, let's just hang out at your place." Well, that was a nice move, dumbass!
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The One with the Hypnosis Tape
16 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rachel gives to Chandler a tape to help him stop smoking. It is a hypnoses tape,but it is destined to help women, and Chandler listens to it every night when he goes to sleep, without knowing that fact. When he starts to have strange habits like using gloss and acting too gay, things get really funny.

Phoebe stays shocked when she sees that her brother's fiancée is at least 20 years older then him and was his teacher in school. Decided to bring them apart, Phoebe asks Ross and Joey to help her to split them, but they end up being the best man and ring bearer of Frank's wedding. When Phoebe sees that Frank Jr and his fiancée really like each other, she gave up her idea.

Monica meets Peter Becker while working in the restaurant. Peter always asks her to go out with him, but she always denied. When she discovers by Chandler that he is a famous millionaire, she stays REALLY surprised with his 20.000 dollars check, as a tip, that he gave her.

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