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The One with the Secret Closet 

Chandler's very curious about a locked closet, but Monica won't tell him what is inside.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


Chandler discovers that there is one closet in their apartment that has never been opened. Monica claims that there's nothing important inside, only "feminine stuff". Chandler has his doubts about it, and he even thinks that Richard, Monica's ex boyfriend, is locked inside. Meanwhile, Rachel is having contractions and Joey takes her to the hospital. Ross begins to feel that he is missing all the good things about Rachel's pregnancy. Joey, who continues to fight with his feelings about Rachel, finds out about Ross's situation, and tells to Rachel she should move in with Ross. Monica asks Phoebe for a massage, but they'll find themselves in a very uncomfortable situation, when Phoebe discovers the "sexual sounds" that Monica makes during the session. Later, Chandler finally opens the closet and finds out that Monica has her own "chaotic space", as all obsessive-compulsive people do. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

31 January 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the first season, episode 12, the closet door is slightly ajar revealing a neat closet. See more »


When Phoebe is massaging Monica the second time, the sheet she has over her is purple, then when the camera goes back to Monica on the massage table the sheet is pale green. See more »


Chandler Bing: [to Monica because of the messy closet] I married Fred Sanford!
[He starts the Sanford & Son theme]
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


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Written and Performed by Quincy Jones
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The one Phoebe's discovers that Monica receives Massages!
17 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe discovers by accident that Monica is receiving massages from other masseur, Alexandra, and stays sad with Monica. Monica never allowed Phoebe to make her massages, but she tells Phoebe that she thinks it is weird to receive massages from a friend. Even so, Monica gives Phoebe a chance to do a massage on her.

Joey still is in love with Rachel and he is present when the baby kicks for the first time. Ross is upset that every time the baby does something new or something happens related to the baby, he is never present and Joey is the one who is always helping Rachel. Joey stays touched to see Ross so sad, and he gives Rachel the idea of living with Ross.

Chandler is curious to know what is inside a closet that he never saw open in the apartment. He asks Monica informations, but she almost doesn't say anything about it. Chandler gets paranoid about what is inside the closet (even thinking that Richard is in there) and tries to open the door in all ways he can.

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