Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with All the Poker 

As Rachel interviews for a new job, the girls take on the guys in a game of poker.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Airs Mon. Jan. 28, 8:00 AM on TBS

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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
Beverly Garland ... Aunt Iris
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Storyline

Although Rachel failed to properly proofread her xeroxed resumes she does get an interview for her professional dream coming true as an assistant buyer. Meanwhile Phoebe's baseless feminist suspicion that the boys' poker night is somehow a macho conspiracy leads to the girls insisting to participate. Teaching them poker rules is like explaining rocket science to Joey, so the girls loose crushingly. Competitive Monica demands a rematch, after advanced lessons from her experienced aunt Iris. Finally, it comes down to a duel between Ross and Rachel, but she gets a call first: the buyer job fell through. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the beginning of the episode the Friends are whistling "Colonel Bogey March" (from the movie "The Bridge Over the River Kwai"), the same tune whistled by the main cast of the Breakfast Club. See more »

Goofs

When Ross and Rachel are squaring off at the end, Rachel wins with Ross giving the appearance that he's thrown in his hand without revealing his cards. Joey and Chandler scramble to look at his hand as Ross tries to prevent them from doing so. However, moments before, Chandler and Joey are standing right behind Ross and clearly see what cards he has. Therefore, they would have known what cards Ross had. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: Okay, Joey, your bet.
Joey: [Throws Down His Cards]
Joey: I fold like a cheap hooker who got hit in the stomach by a fat guy with sores on his face.
Joey: [Looks round the group, seeing stunned faces]
Joey: Oh, I'm out
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Alternate Versions

In some syndicated versions the scene where Aunt Iris teaches Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe how to play poker is cut out. See more »

Connections

References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
(uncredited)
Written by Solomon Linda, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
Performed by The Tokens
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One Of The Best Of The First Season
26 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

One Of The Best Of The First Season Plot In A Paragraph: When the girls hear about the guys playing poker without them, they ask them to teach them, so they can join in. When the girls lose all their money Monica asks her poker playing auntie to teach them how to win and demand a rematch. When Rachel complains about them taking their money Ross gives a big speech about how "he is not a nice guy when he plays poker" Who didn't see the end of this episode coming? The Rachel applying for (and not getting) jobs she is not qualified for subplot was a bit lame, and only seemed to be there for the finale of the episode.

We all know Rachel had never worked a day in her life till she started at the coffee shop, no she is applying for big assistant buyer jobs at Saks on 5th avenue, and is surprised when she doesn't get them. Its only purpose was so she'd be sad as her and Ross go one on one in the last game.

That said I love Jennifer Aniston, and she looks very cute here


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