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The One with the Pediatrician 

Joey arranges a blind date for Phoebe. Chandler is leaving for Tulsa without Monica, because she has got a great job offer.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Gregory White ...
Dr. Gettleman
Angee Hughes ...
The Nurse
The Receptionist
The Girl in the Doctor's Office
Logan Hudson ...
The Boy in the Doctor's Office


Joey and Phoebe are planning to have a dinner in a restaurant and they arrange to get dates for each other. Looking at his address book, Joey finds out that he only has only girl's telephone numbers. He promises Phoebe to find her a male companion for that night. At the Coffee House Joey simply shouts the name "Mike" in order to see if someone responds. A Mike responds and Joey tells him the plan. Meanwhile, Monica has been offered a job in a great restaurant. She's afraid of telling Chandler that she wants to take this job, as it is in Manhattan meaning couldn't move with Chandler to Tulsa. Everyone finds out that Ross stills visits his pediatrician, Dr. Genttleman. He even likes to ask for a sucker when he's leaving doctor's office. At the restaurant, things get complicated, because Joey tells Phoebe that he and Mike are friends from the high school leading to much improvisation, but Phoebe discovers that Mike is a total strange. Chandler understands that Monica has a great ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 October 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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First appearance of Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan. See more »


Monica calls her head-hunter friend Nancy looking for a new job. During their conversation Nancy tells Monica that Javu asked for her specifically to be the head chef. If Nancy knew that Javu wanted Monica to work there, why didn't she contact Monica to tell her? If Monica hadn't reached out to Nancy to look for a new job, would she have ever found out about the opening at Javu? See more »


Monica Geller-Bing: What are you doing?
Chandler Bing: Looking for restaurant jobs for you in Tulsa.
Monica Geller-Bing: Ah, that's so sweet. Did you find anything?
Chandler Bing: Slim Pickens'.
Monica Geller-Bing: Hmmm. Nothing huh?
Chandler Bing: No - Slim Pickens'. It's a barbeque joint.
Monica Geller-Bing: Slim Pickens'? That is so cheesy.
Chandler Bing: So Cheesy also has an opening.
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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A particularly strong episode
4 August 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a really nice episode, with three good story lines.

It was nice to see Lisa Kudrow being given more to do, and in Paul Rudd she has a good actor to bounce off as her new love interest, Mike.

David Scwhimmer was also particularly funny in his story line, and having been paired with Jennifer Aniston's Rachel for much of the last series, it was good to see him in a fresh environment.

I said in a few reviews of series 8 episodes that I didn't like the fact that Chandler was so under the thumb in his marriage, so it was nice to see the dynamic being altered in this episode, with Chandler being sent off to Tulsa. Matthew Perry and Courtney Cox were sweet in their parting scene.

An impressive episode.

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