Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the 'Cuffs 

Monica tries to avoid criticism when she caters a party for her mother. Chandler ends up half naked and handcuffed to a chair in Rachel's boss's office. Joey tries to get educated from a salesman trying to sell him a set of encyclopedias.

Director:

Peter Bonerz

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »
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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
Alison La Placa ... Joanna
Penn Jillette ... The Salesman
Laura Dean ... Sophie
Christina Pickles ... Judy Geller
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Storyline

Chandler sleeps with Rachel's boss Joanna. Rachel makes him end it. Monica needs money so she agrees to cater her mother's party. Monica loses a fake fingernail in the quiche and discovers her mother bet with her dad that Monica would screw up catering the event. Chandler goes to break up with Joanna but ends up being handcuffed to the chair in her office half naked. Rachel has to uncuff him because Joanna is stuck with her boss and isn't coming back. But Rachel has to handcuff him back the way he was, otherwise Joanna will know Rachel was in her office. Monica impresses her mum with a wonderful dish for her guests after all and they finally get along. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston's middle name is Joanna. See more »

Goofs

When Phoebe hears the oven timer ring, she says that 'the ruined quiches are ready'. But as she opens the oven door you can see the quiches are already out and on top of the oven. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: [Chandler has been left pantsless and handcuffed to Rachel's boss's desk. Rachel has grudgingly agreed to release him] You promise you will never see Joanna again.
Chandler: Never.
Rachel: You will never set foot in this office again.
Chandler: No.
Rachel: You'll give me back my Walkman.
Chandler: I prom... I never borrowed your Walkman.
Rachel: [pause] Well, then I lost it, you buy me one!
Chandler: You got it! Come on!
Rachel: [unlocks cuffs. Chandler rubs wrists where cuffs were] Does it hurt?
Chandler: No, I just see guys doing this when they get cuffs taken off.
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References Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) See more »

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Pull a Monica
2 June 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Matthew Perry is a great comedic actor, and this shines through in this fourth series episode of 'Friends'. His delivery of lines is impeccable, his use of physical comedy is great, and his story line makes up for the Monica/Phoebe one that I didn't find that funny.

Matt Le Blanc also does well with his story line, in which he is the only 'Friend' present. I think David Schwimmer must have been filming something else at the same time, because he barely features in this episode, which although a shame, at least gives us some respite from the Ross/Rachel on goings.

A great example of the talent that is Matthew Perry.


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