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The One with the Two Parties 

Chaos ensues when Rachel's recently divorced parents show up at her surprise birthday party, so the gang has to find ways to keep her parents separated otherwise they'll start fighting.

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Storyline

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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Trivia

All of the main cast wear green in this episode: Monica and Rachel wear green dresses, Phoebe wears a green/pink top, Chandler and Joey wear green shirts, and Ross wears a green tie. See more »

Goofs

At the end ,Joey kisses Rachel's mum to distract her , as Rachel leads her dad down the hallway and presumably down the stairs, yet in the very next shot she is standing next to Ross, right behind Joey and her mum who are still kissing. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Buffay: If you want to go, just go.
Gunther: No, she'll yell at me again.
Phoebe Buffay: Alright, I can get you out.
Gunther: What?
Phoebe Buffay: Shhh. In a minute, I'm gonna create a diversion. When I do, walk quickly to the door and don't look back.
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References Three's Company (1976) See more »

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It's A Free World, Baby
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Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M.
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Change Of Pace
12 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A change in pace as this is more of a serious episode than a funny one, it has it's moments, but that's it.

Plot In A Paragraph: Chaos ensues when both of Rachel's recently divorced parents show up at her surprise birthday party.

There is some fun to be had in this episode, but mostly it looks at the effects the divorce is having on Rachel, and how she sees her future life going with having to keep them both in separate rooms to avoid arguments.

There is also some fun to be had in the difference between the two parties going on at the same time. The boys place is lively and a lot of fun with music and dancing, where as the one at Monica's has games and "controlled fun".


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