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The One with the Hypnosis Tape 

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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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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Writer (creator), executive producer Marta Kauffman is the voice on the hypnosis tape that Rachel gives to Chandler to help him quit smoking. See more »

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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 »

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Phoebe Buffay: It's not that I'm judgmental, but the whole thing is wrong, it's sick and wrong.
Ross Geller: Is it the age thing?
Phoebe Buffay: I'm okay with the age thing, until it starts to put its tongue down my brother's throat.
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The One with the Hypnosis Tape
3 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a great episode. Chandler listening to the hypnosis tape to quit smoking and at the same time picking up that he is a "strong, confident woman" is just great. Matthew Perry is really good at doing it. And the ending where Joey figures out what is happening and records something on the tape is also great

Very happy to see Frank again. And now there is a great addition: his older girlfriend Alice. It is funny how Phoebe who is such an open minded person is the one against their relationship because of society enforced prejudices. But at the end the two make her give it up because of their love. Kudos to Friends team for making this relationship a good thing, even though the woman is so much older

And we have another addition as well which is Pete. This already seems to have the potential to be a very exciting story


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