Friends: Season 3, Episode 22

The One with the Screamer (24 Apr. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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Ross witnesses Rachel's date screaming at people, however noone believes him. Meanwhile, Joey becomes upset when Kate is offered a job in Los Angeles, and Phoebe refuses to hang up the phone when she is placed on hold by her phone company.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
June Gable ...
Jennifer Milmore ...
Jeff Brooks ...
Stage Manager (as Jeffrey D. Brooks)


They all go to Joey's play together. Joey is bringing Kate, Ross is there with a date so Rachel has to get a date as well. Rachel turns up with her freaky date Tommy. Joey and the cast get really bad reviews for their performances and Joey finally gets the chance to be with Kate again. They stay up all night and talk. Rachel stops seeing Tommy because Ross was right and he really is a maniac. Kate leaves for a job in L.A.. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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24 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Ross's girlfriend in this episode is called Caitlin, the same name as the pizza delivery girl he can't flirt with later in the series. See more »


In the pre-credit scene, Joey is asking who wants tickets for his play later in the day. After asking Monica and then saying, "Two it is," Joey turns to Ross and says, "Ross, how about you?" Ross doesn't have anything in his hand but in a close-up he is holding a potato chip. See more »


The Director: I am hurt!
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The One with the Screamer
3 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this episode the best is everything around Joey's play. I did like the premier night when the director reads the reviews from the paper. Joey gets all excited about the fact that his performance was said not to be the worst in the play, this was too funny. And the director really flips out because of the bad reviews. This was a great performance by Reg Rogers

The story with Rachel's screaming boyfriend was kind of amusing. It was fun to see Ben Stiller in this part. he is a good comedy actor and the ending where he yells at the chick and the duck is a great scene

And I also liked the end of the show when Phoebe breaks the phone and tells Monica what number to call for repair

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