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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?


The magna-doodle in Joey and Rachel's door has a picture of a hockey goalie. See more »


After Chandler goes to see if Monica has a bobby pin, Joey uses air quotes when sarcastically saying "Monica". However, in season nine's Friends: The One Where No One Proposes, Joey tells Ross he doesn't know what air quotes mean. See more »


[Joey and Chandler are trying to break into a closet]
Joey: Do you have a bobby pin?
Chandler: Wait.
[runs hands through hair]
Chandler: Oh, that's right. I'm *not* an eight year-old girl.
Joey: Really? Then why do you throw like one?
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The One with the Secret Closet
3 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story about the closet is pretty good. It doesn't only make us wonder what is there but we also get to hear Joey's guesses (Richard or flesh eating bugs) that make one laugh. And the ending is pretty good. Not only do we see a slightly messy side of Monica but she also tells Chandler that he can't use it because he would mess it up!

We also get to see the complications of Ross not being able to be there for Rachel like he would like to, this leads to making the story more interesting because she will move in with him

And we get a few laughs from Monica being massaged. Although I don't know why Phoebe is feeling embarrassed at the end, Monica started it, what does she expect, lol

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