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The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break 

Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel and ends up in the arms of another woman; Phoebe's date needs an interpreter to communicate.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

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

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
Steven Eckholdt ... Mark Robinson
Stephen Kearney ... Mischa
Jim Pirri ... Sergei
Angela Featherstone ... Chloe
Laura Dean ... Sophie
Maury Ginsberg ... Isaac
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Storyline

Phoebe dates an East European UN diplomat, Sergei, and asks Monica to join them at a restaurant to keep his translator company as Sergei cannot speak English. When Ross brings a picnic to Rachel's office, Rachel becomes fed up with Ross's neediness and suggests they take a break. Ross seeks comfort in the bar where Joey and Chandler are trying to impress Chloe, the copy girl they both have a crush on. Ross and Rachel are trying to make up on the phone when Ross hears Mark, who insisted he come over. Mark, knowing Rachel is on the phone with Ross, makes his voice audible to him so Ross assumes the worst and hangs up on Rachel. He then has one too many beers and sleeps with Chloe. Written by Marshall

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hanging up on someone | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Ross takes the picnic to Rachel's office and sets fire to her desk, she says to the person she is on the phone with, 'I have Shemp in my office'. She is referring to Shemp Howard, best known for his role as the 3rd Stooge in The Three Stooges. See more »

Goofs

When Chloe invites Ross to dance, she puts two beer bottles with short necks on the bar, however on the next shot they are nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Monica Geller: What do I do? Sit here quietly while the three of you have a conversation?
Phoebe Buffay: That would be great. Thank you.
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Connections

Featured in Friends: The One with the Invitation (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

With or Without You
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Performed by U2
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Painful to see the writer made Rach this unreasonable
18 January 2019 | by jerryshiungSee all my reviews

Understand it may need the plot to go like this to add more twists but there are plenty of other ways to do it. Make Rachel a crazy busy woman does not make too much sense to the audience.


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