Friends: Season 2, Episode 22

The One with the Two Parties (2 May 1996)

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Chaos ensues when Rachel's recently divorced parents show up at her surprise birthday party.



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Planning Rachel's surprise birthday party. To prevent Rachel's parents to be at the same party they have half of the guests in the boys' apartment with Rachel's dad and the other half in the girls' apartment with Rachel's mum. Phoebe smuggles people from Monica's boring party to the boys' great party. Rachel can't cope with their parents separation. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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2 May 1996 (USA)  »

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At the end of the evening, Joey, Ross and Chandler all dance in the hallway to distract from Rachel's father going into the apartment. When the door shuts behind Doctor Green, Rachel is in the middle of the group hug and her mother is on the left. In the next shot, Rachel's mother is in the middle and Rachel is on the left. See more »


Monica Geller: [Joey is staring at Monica's breasts] Joey, they're not real!
[Joey pays attention]
Monica Geller: I start miles beneath the surface of these things, ok? They're fake. See?
[Monica squeezes one of her breasts]
Monica Geller: Honk, honk!
Chandler Bing: [pause] Wow, it's like porno for clowns!
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References The Bridges of Madison County (1995) See more »


Big Yellow Taxi (Traffic Jam Mix)
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15 July 2011 | by (Joinville, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite Friends' episode. It's basically about Rachel having a surprise party, her parents showing up, but they have to face a big problem: they can't see each other, otherwise, they'll fight. So the friends have to organize two parties in apartments in front of each other, so they have to do hilarious things to keep the Green parents away. The cast here shows that they interact very well, the writers made a good job in spreading good jokes to all the characters. Specially to Phoebe, she has a very funny scene where she sees Mr. Green in the wrong apartment and tries to "gently" kick him out of the party. Classic episode!

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