NewsRadio: Season 2, Episode 6

Friends (14 Nov. 1995)

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Beth's copycat friend temps at the office. Security guards won't Bill into the building without his ID.



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Dave hires a temp to help Beth but it turns out the one he hired is someone she knows. Beth claims the woman likes to emulate her and take her beaus. To prove it she pretends that Matthew is hers. Bill, because he doesn't have his id, is constantly being prevented from entering the building by the security guards. Written by

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Comedy | Romance





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Bill McNeal: You've broken my spirit. What can I do but turn around and go home? Now, could any of you lend me a quarter for the pay phone?
Security Guard: Here.
Bill McNeal: Ha! You've just signed your termination papers. I'm gonna call your supervisor and have you both fired.
Guard #2: Should we tell him that phone is out of order?
Security Guard: Nah, I think he'll figure it out.
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References One Froggy Evening (1955) See more »

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The slutty version of that singing frog
14 September 2013 | by (The Lobby) – See all my reviews

Bebe Neuwirth rules. She was incorporated well enough into the cast with this guest role, though there was a moment where I felt maybe Matthew was a little too pathetic. This isn't a dark show, but playing with a guy like that... let's be glad it's just fiction. Although, there was one point where it occurred to me- why do almost none of these characters have relationships? Most of them are eventually played for maybe these two will hook up (usually with Catherine and Joe), unless they're Matthew. Just...Matthew. Basically an alien, and easily the least interesting character on the show. Not that this is a probing sitcom in any case. Though it's often very mature. They usually tagged Matthew with all their inhuman ideas- things no rational person would ever say or do. This is way beyond sticking out. So... then Bill kept being harassed by these two evil security guards. Don't you hate when that happens? I know they come back in a later episode but it would be nice to know what their problem with Bill was. It was clear they were always going to let Joe pass by without showing them his ID. And good sport that Bill was, he still brought them chips. I would have brought them bugs. Roaches. Freshly bought from the pet store. And gotten chips for myself.

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