Friends: Season 1, Episode 3

The One with the Thumb (6 Oct. 1994)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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Monica becomes irritated when everyone likes her new boyfriend more than she does. Chandler resumes his smoking habit. Phoebe is given $7000 when she finds a thumb in a can of soda.

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Monica is reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend, Alan, to her friends because they've mocked all of the boyfriend they've met before. To her surprise, they love Alan. However, she realizes she doesn't feel a spark with Alan and breaks up with him. Her friends take the news very hard, but Alan is relieved (since he couldn't stand her friends). Chandler resumes his smoking habit. Phoebe encounters a problem with her bank account, when a bank error in her favor nets her $1,000. She gives the money (and a complementary football phone) away to a homeless friend, who in turn buys her a soda. When Phoebe opens it, she sees a thumb, so the soda company gives her $7,000. Written by Rachel

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First appearance of Gunther, although he doesn't speak. See more »

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Yellow coffee cup jumps from Rachel's hands to Phoebe's hands instantly during camera angle switch at Central Perk. See more »

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Phoebe: ...And I found 500 extra bucks in my account.
Chandler: Ohhh, Satan's minions at work again!
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The Best Episode So Far
14 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a substandard episode, the show is back on track.

Plot In A Paragraph: Monica is reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend, Alan, to her friends because they've made fun of all of the previous boyfriends they've met before. To her surprise, they love Alan. Chandler starts smoking again and Phoebe encounters a problem with her bank account, when a bank error in her favour nets her $1,000. She gives the money away to a homeless friend, who in turn buys her a can of soda. When Phoebe opens it, she sees a severed thumb, so the soda company gives her $7,000.

One bit a bit picking and it really is not picking, all of the others faults Chandler picks out, were never seen before, and never were again.

The best episode of "Friends" so far.


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