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"Friends" The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel (1996)

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David Crane (created by) &
Marta Kauffman (created by) ...
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
10 October 1996 (Season 3, Episode 4)
Joey misses an important audition because Phoebe forgot to give him the message about it. Phoebe gets... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Steve Zuckerman 
Writing credits
David Crane (created by) &
Marta Kauffman (created by)

Alexa Junge (writer)

Produced by
Michael Borkow .... co-executive producer
Kevin Bright .... executive producer (as Kevin S. Bright)
Adam Chase .... producer
David Crane .... executive producer
Michael Curtis .... producer
David Helfand .... associate producer
Alexa Junge .... producer
Marta Kauffman .... executive producer
Wendy Knoller .... coordinating producer
Greg Malins .... producer (as Gregory S. Malins)
Todd Stevens .... producer
Ira Ungerleider .... producer
Cinematography by
Mikel Neiers (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Prime 
Casting by
Leslie Litt 
Art Direction by
John Shaffner 
Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande  (as Greg Grande)
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Richard Marin .... hair stylist
Robin Siegel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Allen .... unit production manager
Jamie O'Connor .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Capps .... first assistant director
Carlos Piñero .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marjorie Coster .... property master (as Marjorie Coster-Praytor)
Gretchen Dalton .... assistant property master
Daren Janes .... set designer
G. Roger Abell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Marc A. Gilmartin .... sound mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... sound re-recording mixer (as Charlie McDaniel III)
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Patricia Gregory .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Kevin McGill .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Scott Papera .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diane Crooke .... costume supervisor
Mary Lou Reinbold .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Rick Dalby .... final colorist (uncredited)
Gordon Ferris .... negative conforming supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
The Rembrandts .... performer: theme song
Michael Skloff .... composer: additional music
Michael Skloff .... composer: title theme
Allee Willis .... lyrics
Other crew
Wil Calhoun .... executive story editor
Matt Day .... production assistant (1996)
Dana De Vally Piazza .... technical coordinator (as Dana deVally)
Shana Goldberg-Meehan .... story editor
Ben Hisoler .... production assistant
Seth Kurland .... executive story editor
Sheila Lauder .... script supervisor
Mary Rodriquez .... production coordinator
Richard Rosenstock .... creative consultant
Scott Silveri .... story editor
James L. Thompson III .... post production coordinator
Ran Barker .... administrator (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Crane  creator
Marta Kauffman  creator

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Additional Details

Argentina:30 min | USA:22 min | USA:24 min (DVD) | 22 min (approx.)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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Continuity: During the ice cream scene with Rachel, Monica, and Chandler, the ice cream container that Chandler is eating out of alternates between a green tub (with labels), a purple tub (with labels), and a plain purple tub throughout the various shots of the scene.See more »
Chandler Bing:[on the phone] Hi Janice, hold on
[puts the phone to his chest]
Chandler Bing:what do I do?
Rachel Green:I don't know
Monica Geller:If we did, what you did, no man would ever call us again, act like you just woke up, be sleepy
Rachel Green:And grumpy
Chandler Bing:Stop naming dwarfs!
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Movie Connections:
References My Left Foot (1989)See more »


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Another So So Episode, 17 December 2014
Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom

These type of story lines are the worst ones "Friends" do as Monica and Rachel attempt to talk Chandler through his issues with Janice, saying cliché things like "If a woman did, what you did, a guy would be sleeping with someone else by now!!" Plot In A Paragraph: Chandler struggles to show his commitment to Janice and he ends up scaring her off when he goes to far. Meanwhile Ross is upset that Ben is playing with a Barbie doll and Joey asks Phoebe for some help with getting an audition when he fails to get a message in time.

Normally a storyline with Matthew Perry taking centre stage, but this episode misses the mark.

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