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The One with the Soap Opera Party 

Joey throws a cast party on the roof of his building where he ends up making out with an attractive professor that Ross had a crush on.



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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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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

24 April 2003 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Monica is talking with Chandler on the roof (around 21st minute) and she says "I got it when I was thirteen, very difficult", we hear the voice but Monica's lips don't move at the end of the sentence. 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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Written by Miklós Malek and Adam Balazs
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The One with the Soap Opera Party
11 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this episode we get introduced to a new character, Charlie. She is the hot professor that will now be working with Ross. It is pretty interesting how they introduce her as someone who only dated Nobel price winners and how the episode ended

A great scene I should mention is Joey being told to take off his robe because he got caught lying and there is nothing under it. So funny, and great facial expression by Matt LeBlanc, he looks as if it is not a big deal and introduces himself to Charlie after

Chandler has some good small story in this episode as well. he looks very funny alone in this theater and he gets a great revenge on Phoebe and Monica

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