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The One with the Soap Opera Party 

Joey secretly plans a party for Soap Opera Stars because Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel always embarrass him every time they meet a star. Rachel finds out about the party and tells everyone ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Professor Spafford
Bitter Woman on Stage
Matthew Ashford
Kyle Lowder


Joey secretly plans a party for Soap Opera Stars because Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel always embarrass him every time they meet a star. Rachel finds out about the party and tells everyone else, except for Chandler is waiting for them at theater to see a play. Ross meets a woman named Charlie and invites her to the party. Monica and Rachel are going bananas when they are meeting all the stars. Ross is scared when Charlie describes all of her former boyfriends. At the end, Rachel is looking for Joey and Ross is looking for Charlie. They find them kissing. Written by Anonymous

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24 April 2003 (USA)  »

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The cafe that Ross is having lunch with the other two professors, is the same cafe set from the Friends "Days of Our Lives". It was shown in the previous episode S9 E11 "The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work". In the scene Phoebe is an extra. See more »


Rachel Green: You are having a party tonight?
Joey Tribbiani: I am kind of having a thing for the Days of Our Lives people.
Rachel Green: And you weren't gonna tell us? How did you thing you were gonna get away with that?
Joey Tribbiani: I do it every year.
Rachel Green: You do it every year?
Joey Tribbiani: I didn't have to tell you that!
Rachel Green: That's why you got us tickets to that play! To get rid of us!
Joey Tribbiani: Yeah...
Rachel Green: And last year, is that why you sent us to that Medieval times restaurant?
Joey Tribbiani: Yeah...
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References Access Hollywood (1996) See more »


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The one Rachel finds out about Joey's parties
11 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joey offers to all friends tickets to a play. He tells them that he cannot go because he needs to wake up really early in the next day to go to work, but they can invite anyone they want.

Rachel still wants to kiss Joey and she tells Monica about it. Monica says that she should not continue with this idea, since Joey is Rachel's friend and they can lose their friendship.

Ross is annoyed. He needs to show the university campus for 2 new professors. When he sees that professor Wheeler is in fact a beautiful and young woman, he gets excited and tries everything to stay alone with her.

Rachel discovers by the answering machine that Joey is going to have a party for people from ''DAYS OF OUR LIVES', and she discuss with him about it. Joey tells that he does this parties every year, but he hates to see the Friends behaving like idiots close to famous people, so that's why he doesn't invite them. In the end, Rachel tells all the Friends about the party and they all (with Chandler's exception)go there, even Charlie Wheeler.

In the party, Ross discovers that Charlie only dated genius and Nobel winners, what makes him think that he is too ordinary for her.

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