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The One with the Jellyfish 

Ross and Rachel get back together after Ross unknowingly takes full responsibility for their breakup. Phoebe becomes angry after learning the truth about her birth mother. Monica is stung by a jellyfish.

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The episode picks up exactly where the last one ended. Ross chose Rachel's room and they kiss. Ross breaks up with Bonnie. Phoebe learns that her real mother, her supposed mother and her father used to be together and Phoebe's real mother (also called Phoebe). Phoebe is mad at her for not trying to come find her before. Joey, Chandler and Monica are at the beach when Monica is stung by a jellyfish. Chandler had to pee on Monica's leg to relief her of the pain. Ross unintentionally takes full responsibility for everything that went wrong between him and Rachel. Phoebe's mum comes to apologize and to tell Phoebe she regrets giving her up as a baby. Ross and Rachel get into another fight because Ross says he doesn't believe he was the one who did anything wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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25 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Previously, Matt LeBlanc has just done the voiceover work during the "Previously..." two part episode recaps. As he is now in vision in character as Joey for this episode recap, it could now be considered plausible that every "The one with..." is a dramatisation of Joey recounting a situation episode. See more »

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Chandler's hair goes from short brown to longer and blonde in between the season 3 finale and season 4 premiere at the beach house. See more »

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Joey: Monica got stung by a jellyfish.
Monica: Alright, alright. I got stung. I got stung bad. I couldn't stand. I couldn't walk.
Chandler: We were two miles from the house. We were scared and alone. We didn't think we could make it.
Monica: I was in too much pain.
Joey: And I was tired from digging a huge hole!
Chandler: And then Joey remembered something...
Joey: I'd seen this thing on the Discovery Channel.
Ross: Wait a minute, I saw that, on the Discovery Channel. About jellyfish, and how if you... Eww! You peed on yourself?
PhoebeRachel: Eww!
Monica: You can't say that!...
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References Mad About You (1992) See more »

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Fuschia and Mauve
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Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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The One With Phoebe's Birth Mother...
19 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's one of the funniest episodes of the series. Many things happen in this episode, that will just make you laugh so hard.

In this episode, everyone is still at the beach, following Season 3's Finale. Monica gets stung by a jellyfish and Chandler and Joey have to pee on her leg. Yes, gross. Don't worry, they don't actually show it. That would be weird. And gross. Phoebe finds out that her mother isn't really her birth mother. Phoebe, the woman she went to see, is. And Phoebe (normal Phoebe) is having a hard time adjusting to the fact that her mother and her grandmother lied to her. Ross accidentally falls asleep whilst reading Rachel's letter. And unknowingly takes full responsibility for their breakup. They get back together for a while, and then break up because he says that it wasn't all his fault. Even though it was.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.


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