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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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Plot Keywords:

cliffhanger | bald girl | vacation | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The term "BFF - Best Friends Forever" which Phoebe says in this episode went so viral that it was added to some international dictionaries' databases such as Cambridge and Oxford, and it is still used widely. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Joey is asking Ross if Bonnie's room will be free tonight, he is pointing his hands at Ross. In the very next shot they are in his pockets. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ross Geller: You balded my girlfriend!
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One at the Beach See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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