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The One at the Beach 

While at the beach, Phoebe meets a family friend with links to her past; Ross discovers that Rachel still loves him and must decide between her and Bonnie.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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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
Christine Taylor ... Bonnie
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Teri Garr ... Phoebe Abbott Sr.
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Storyline

Phoebe finds out about an old friend of her parents, Phoebe Sr., so she decides to go and ask her about her father. All the friends go to the beach together looking for her, but Ross's girlfriend Bonnie can't come. While Phoebe is away, Rachel flirts with Ross, Chandler tries to convince Monica that he is boyfriend material and Joey wants to get everyone to play strip poker. They end up playing strip Happy Days game. Phoebe Sr. doesn't know where Phoebe's father is, but she reveals to her that she is her biological mother. Rachel convinces Bonnie to shave her head and tells Ross about her feelings. He has to choose between the two women. Written by Pruneau

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In all of Bonnie's scenes in which she has her head shaved, she is always shown wearing a towel around her neck. The towel hides her real hair, which otherwise would be visible coming out of the back of the latex bald cap she's wearing. See more »

Goofs

When Phoebe goes to the other Phoebe's house, it's raining, but when Phoebe gets into the house her hair and her clothes are dry. See more »

Quotes

[the friends enter the beach house]
Monica Geller: [to Monica] You know what this reminds me of? Um, why couldn't I be your boyfriend?
Monica Geller: [smiles but in disbelief] Are you still *on* that?
Chandler Bing: [gladly] Uh-huh.
Joey Tribbiani: [cooly] Would you let it go already?
Monica Geller: [gladly] Thank you Joey.
Joey Tribbiani: [puts down his suitcase] But you'd go out with me, right?
Monica Geller: [trying not to laugh] No! You're the same as with Chandler - we're friends.
Joey Tribbiani: Well, let's say we were the last two guys on the face of the planet, and you had a gun to your head. Which one would you pick?
Monica Geller: [...]
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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