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The One with Rachel's Assistant 

Chaos ensues when Monica and Chandler decide to share each other's secrets. Rachel gets a promotion and interviews for an assistant. Joey is offered the chance to go back on "Days of Our Lives".


David Schwimmer


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




Episode credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Eddie Cahill ... Tag Jones
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Terry
Jean St. James ... Hilda
Cody Tucker Cody Tucker ... Kathy
Cynthia Graham ... Nurse #1
Renee Rogers Renee Rogers ... Nurse #2 (as Renee Louise Rogers)
Eric Rutherford Eric Rutherford ... Stryker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bilgore ... Wayne / C.H.E.E.S.E.


Joey and Rachel compete over who has the best news. Rachel was personally promoted by Ralph Lauren to head a division, and subsequently can hire a personal assistant. Although Hilda has all relevant qualifications and plenty of experience, Rachel still chooses young Tag Jones, who the girls and Chandler consider beautiful enough to be a model. Tag is greatly surprised that his clumsy interview didn't lose him the job, but gets increasingly suspicious as it seems people believe he's gay - a lie spread by Rachel so she can keep him for herself. However, he is more interested in Phoebe. Nobody has the heart to tell Joey that a pilot he made stunk, so he becomes overconfident about his lead in "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.", and tells producer Terry that he can stuff a comeback role on "Days of Our Lives", especially if Joey is required to audition. Alas, the producers phone with the news that the sci-fi series is canceled, so Joey must beg Terry to take him on board. Meanwhile, Monica tricks ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

26 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After bringing her a plant, Tag apologizes for not noticing the plant in Rachel's office during his interview, but during his interview, there were actually no plants in her office. See more »


When Tag brings Rachel a plant to liven up her office, he is surprised to see there is already a plant near her desk; it's sitting on the ground to the right of the door, and parts of it reach up as high as the painting hanging on the wall. But in a shot of Tag as he's leaving her office, that same spot is visible, but no plant can be seen. See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: Well, maybe Chandler should know some of your secrets, too.
Monica Geller: I already told him everything! You shush!
Dr. Ross Geller: Once, Monica was sent to her room without dinner, so she ate the macaroni off a jewelry box she'd made.
Monica Geller: Ross used to stay home *every* Saturday night to watch "Golden Girls"!
Dr. Ross Geller: Monica couldn't tell time until she was 13!
Monica Geller: It's hard for some people!
Chandler Bing: Of course it is!
Chandler Bing: [mouths] Wow!
Monica Geller: Chandler one time wore my underwear to work!
Chandler Bing: Hey!
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References The Golden Girls (1985) See more »

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