Friends (1994–2004)
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The One After the Superbowl: Part 1 

Ross goes to visit Marcel whilst on a trip to California and discovers he is working in commercials. Joey receives a fan letter from an attractive but unstable woman. Phoebe is asked to sing for children at a library.


Michael Lembeck


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Chris Isaak ... Rob Donnen
Brooke Shields ... Erika Ford
Dan Castellaneta ... The Zoo Keeper
Fred Willard ... Mr. Lipson
Roark Critchlow ... Dr. Mike Horton
Sean Masterson ... 'Monkeyshine' Guy
Tahj Mowry ... Little Boy
Lawrence Mandley ... Security Guard (as Lawrence A. Mandley)
D. Elliot Woods ... Waiter (as Elliot Woods)


Joey's first fan-mail -for his character, Dr. Drake Ramore- is from Erika Ford, who sounds like a crazy stalker, so Chandler and he are scared when she turns up, but given her looks he accepts to dine together- enough for her to think she's Drake's fiancée. Hunky Rob Donan invites Phoebe to play songs for kids in the public library, but her brutally honest lyrics shock the parents. After seeing a monkey like Marcel in a commercial, Ross decides to visit him in the San Diego Zoo, where he's officially told the capucin died but hears the truth from a hush-hush caretaker: he's in a movie being shot in New York so they all go there... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

28 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In her fan letter to Joey, Erika Ford (Brooke Shields) enclosed 14 of her eyelashes. See more »


After Joey gets splashed with water the first time and he turns around to get a towel, actress Jennifer Aniston breaks character and starts to laugh at him. She covers her face with her hand before she recovers. See more »


[Joey and Ross looking at Chandler in a bathroom stall]
Chandler: Joey, I'll give you $50.00 for your underpants.
Joey: Can't help you, I'm not wearing any underwear.
Chandler: You're not wearing any underwear?
Joey: Oh, I'm getting heat from the guy in the hot pink thong.
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References Barney & Friends (1992) See more »


The Cow in the Meadow Goes Moo
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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4 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

I am a pretty big fan of the first three seasons of Friends and then after that, I am a fan of certain episodes between seasons 4 and 10. The first three seasons of Friends, I think, had some of the greatest episodes in terms of comedy, writing, and character development. I won't get into what I think of the remaining seasons, as I'll stray pretty far from the episode at hand.

In this Friends episode, Ross searches for his pet monkey Marcel, Joey discovers he has a beautiful but kooky stalker (guest-star Brooke Shields), and Phoebe gets a gig singing for elementary-school aged children. There are some great lines uttered in this episode, as far as comedy writing goes, and some great moments too. It's a memorable episode and absolutely essential if you're going to watch the following episode, which is one of the best of the season.

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