Friends: Season 8, Episode 14

The One with the Secret Closet (31 Jan. 2002)

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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)


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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Did You Know?


In Friends Season 1 in "The One with the Evil Orthodontist", the closet can actually be seen open in some scenes. See more »


In 7.13 (where Rosita dies), Phoebe tells Ross and Monica that she has given massages to just two clients that year; Monica accepts that those clients were her and Ross. In 8.14, Phoebe catches Monica getting massages by a professional. Phoebe blames Monica for telling her that she hates massages. Chandler discloses that Monica is taking professional massages since 3 years. See more »


Joey Tribbiani: Do you have a bobby pin?
Chandler Bing: Yeah. Oh, wait, I'm not a nine-year-old girl.
Joey Tribbiani: Then why do you throw like one?
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References Sanford and Son (1972) 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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