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The One with Frank Jr. 

Phoebe has trouble bonding with her half-brother Frank when he comes to visit. Joey attempts to build an entertainment center. Ross is challenged to name the five celebrities he'd like to sleep with most.

Director:

Steve Zuckerman

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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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
Isabella Rossellini ... Isabella Rossellini
Giovanni Ribisi ... Frank Jr.
Cynthia Mann ... Jasmine
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Storyline

When Joey starts working with his tool belt, Chandler admires his sexy macho air, but fears for his life from the tools in a child's hand. Phoebe's weird brother Frank Jr. visits, and demonstrates his hobby is melting whatever you let him get his hands on. Learning she's a masseuse, Frank eagerly asks to get a treatment, from a colleague- who isn't amused he assumed that's a euphemism for sex. At Central Perk, several friends make individual lists of five super hot celebrities, which may even be dated without being considered infidelity by the real-life partner. Ross's included Isabella Rosselini, but at Chandler's suggestion she's "international", hence too unavailable, he dropped her from the laminated draft; then she walks in the bar for real... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

It is revealed that Phoebe's birthday is on February 16. This would have been consistent with Friends: The One with Two Parts: Part 2 (1995) when Phoebe's birthday party takes place shortly after Valentine's Day. However, in Friends: The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner (2002) (S9E5), the gang celebrate Phoebe's birthday on Halloween, three months before, though Phoebe claims she was unable to get a reservation for the day of her birthday. Additionally, Phoebe's birthday being on February 16th means it's five days after Rachel's birthday. Frank's birthday is on October 25th, seven days after Ross's birthday. See more »

Goofs

In this episode Monica's toilet is on the wall opposite the door. In later shows (specifically The One With Monica and Chandler's wedding) the toilet is on the same wall as the sink, to the left of the door as we see it. See more »

Quotes

Frank Buffay Jr.: [watching a documentary] Wow. Big Octopus.
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Connections

References The Exploits of Elaine (1914) See more »

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A Much Improved Episode
17 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

A Much improved episode after a cliché ridden last one.

Plot In A Paragraph: Joey goes all DIY and decides to build an entertainment unit for his and Chandlers apartment. When Chandler reveals he and Janice have a list of five celebrities they are each allowed to sleep with should the chance arrive, Ross sets out to make the definitive list before laminating it, and then right on cue one of his picks walks in the room. Elsewhere Phoebe spends some time with her long lost brother Frank Jr.

The Phoebe storyline is the weak part here, I liked the lists and the DIY Joey parts though, as they were more in line with classic Friends.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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