Friends (1994–2004)
9.0/10
2,046
4 user 2 critic

The One with the Two Parties 

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

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
...
...
...
...
...
Nancy Rubin ...
Guest
...
Man (as Lewis Dix)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 1996 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

All of the main cast wear green in this episode, except Ross. See more »

Goofs

Rachel's father sends Ross to get his (Dr. Green's) cigarettes. But in a later episode when Rachel's boss asks her if she smokes, she says her dad is a doctor and always warned her about the dangers of smoking. See more »

Quotes

Sandra Greene: You thought I was Rachel?
Chandler Bing: Yes we did because you look so young.
Phoebe Buffay: And because you're both, you know, white women.
See more »

Connections

References Three's Company (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoe Box
(uncredited)
Written by Steven Page and Ed Robertson
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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".


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stupidest Storyline ariagupta
Lisa looking at the camera bellington-46808
Worst Casting Choice ariagupta
Phoebe lending Monica money Tiia84
Is Friends "too 90's to work today"? Clayman82
Sports team allegiances in 'Friends' climate_controlled
Discuss The One with the Two Parties (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?