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The One with the Mugging 

Joey gets a part in a stage-play in a painful way. Ross and Phoebe are mugged outside Central Perk, Phoebe realizes that she mugged Ross 18 years ago. Chandler starts his new career as advertising writer.

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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Leonard Hayes
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Joey is delighted to get an audition for a stage-play directed by the legendary Leonard Hayes, who also stars in the lead; when he's only allowed to finish his performance because a female producer has the hots for him, but pleases Leonard because of his tortured expression, he decides to reproduce its cause: a bursting blather and bulge full of liquids, which must come eventually come out again. When a robber who just took Ross's wallet at gunpoint is recognized by Phoebe as her street friend Lowell, she admits to have been a mugger herself, and soon remembers one of her nerdy teenage victims was Ross, then a comics fan, from whom she took his backpack containing the sketches for his own nerdy superhero "Science Boy". Chandler gets and aces his own audition, for an unpaid intern job as writer in a publicity firm, where he is considered the old dude, but proves wit transcends generations by elaborating the only bright idea for a product which rather appeals to childish Joey, sneakers ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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13 February 2003 (USA)  »

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This is the second time Joey mentions his "family name." He also brings it up in season 4, episode 18, The One With Rachel's New Dress, when phoebe is trying to choose a name for one of the triplets. Chandler tries to tell him that Tribbiani is his family name, but apparently he didn't learn. See more »

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When Joey goes into Monica's fridge for a bunch of drinks for his audition he has a variety of drinks, including juice. When the camera goes back to him, he has a completely different set of drinks, all pop, no juice. See more »

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Joey Tribbiani: [Chandler is showing the shoes he has to come up with an ad for] Wow! Its like they're on fire!
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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The one with Jeff Goldblum's participation
9 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chandler got a job in advertising, but it is an internship, so he will not be payed for it. He is excited because the company will hire the interns they like the most after the training program. When Chandler arrives in the place, he stays shocked how older he is compared to the other interns. He also has difficulties in finding modern themes for the modern products of the company, like a horrible Sneaker that Joey loved.

Ross stays shocked to discover that Phoebe was a mugger in the past, and becomes angry when Phoebes reveals to him that she already mugged him when they were teenagers near a Comics Shop.

Joey gets an audition with Leonard Hayes for a play in the Broadway. Leonard is going to be the director, so Joey is very nervous. Leonard doesn't like him, but the producer asks Leonard to give Joey one more chance. He comes again in the afternoon, but since he wants to pee, he plays the character with the sense of urgency and personality that Leonard wanted, and ends up being hired for the play.


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