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The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. 

Chandler forgets to write down a message for Joey when the time of his audition for the lead in a TV show is changed.


(as Kevin S. Bright)


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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


Joey gets his hopes up over his first significant acting job since Dr. Drake Ramore. He has the part of science fiction hero Mac Machiavelli, the crime-fighting partner of a cool robot, C.H.E.E.S.E., which stands for Computerised Humanoid Electronically Enhanced Secret Enforcer. Monica bursts into the apartment making Chandler forget to finish a note for Joey that his decisive second audition has been moved two hours earlier. The friends reminisce about other instances when they have messed up. By miracle Joey gets another chance, which Chandler writes down correctly. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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13 April 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.
19 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of the episodes where they show parts of other episodes. But this one was way better than the previous ones

This is because in this episode the storyline was a bit bigger and more amusing than those in the previous ones

Still, most of the episode was wasted on showing us what we have seen before.

But what I did like was that it was a story about Chandler and Joey and I always appreciate their friendship stories. I also liked the title of the show for which Joey is auditioning and it had a few moments that made me laugh

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