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The One Where Joey Moves Out 

Joey and Chandler's friendship is jeopardized when Joey decides to move out. Monica worries about her parents finding out about her relationship with Richard when they attend a party together. Rachel and Phoebe go to get tattoos.


Michael Lembeck


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
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
Tom Selleck ... Dr. Richard Burke
Audrie Neenan ... Emily
Elliott Gould ... Jack Geller (as Elliot Gould)
Christina Pickles ... Judy Geller
Warren Berlinger ... Bob
Josie DiVincenzo ... Tattoo Artist
Stephen Samuels Stephen Samuels ... Arik


Phoebe talks Rachel into getting a tattoo despite, or rather because of, Ross's disapproval. At dad Jack Geller's birthday party, Dr. Richard Burke has some trouble hearing comments about his unspecified date, Monica more hearing about hers and the worst when she's accidentally in the bathroom while her parents get intimate. After a tiny row about using each-others stuff, even soap, Joey considers moving out of Chandler's apartment to live alone for the first time now he has a good contract and another actor moves to an even posher one. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

15 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At Jack's birthday party he has a signed Harmon Killebrew baseball bat. Killebrew played for the Minnesota Twins who are at times called "The Twinkes" the same nickname unknowingly given to Monica for dating the much older Richard. See more »


Phoebe says 1922 was a long time ago "and then there was suffrage". In the USA, women received the full right to vote in 1920. However, it is well known that Phoebe gets her facts mixed up due to her traumatic and unusual upbringing. She is not meant to be correct in her facts as her comments are generally driven by her emotional responses to the subject matter at hand. All of the characters acknowledge her goofiness, love her and move on, it's part of the endearing charm of the character. See more »


Phoebe Buffay: This is a tattoo of the Earth as seen from a great great distance. It's the way my mother sees me from heaven.
Rachel Green: Oh what a load of crap! That is a dot.
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References Cocoon (1985) See more »

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Christina Pickles and Audrie J. Neenan
20 July 2007 | by navybluebloodSee all my reviews

This is too weird! I saw this episode tonight, and noticed that Mrs. Geller (the "Mom") was played by Christina Pickles. When I saw her during the show, I thought to myself that she looked (though thinner) just like the rough woman in Clint Eastwood's "Sudden Impact" (who Dirty Harry turns down by stating "Never with animals". So, I drop by IMDb and check out Christina Pickles, and search to find any movies she acted in with Clint Eastwood, and the search came up empty. Then I went to "Sudden Impact", read the plot summary, and checked out the character "Ray Parkins", and it turned out that Ray Parkins (the "rough woman" as I call her) was played by Audrie J. Neenan, who was also in this episode (as "Emily") of "Friends"!!!! Now that's WEIRD!!!!

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