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The One with the Bullies 

Chandler and Ross run into two bullies at Central Perk. Monica tries her luck at the stock market to avoid taking a job at a 1950s themed diner. Phoebe drives upstate for a second time to meet her father while Joey and Rachel accompany her.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode 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
Peter DeLuise ... Carl
Nicky Katt ... Arthur
Giovanni Ribisi ... Frank Buffay Jr.
Laraine Newman ... Mrs. Buffay
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jill Melody ... Counter Dancer
Richard Saxton ... Business News Anchor
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Storyline

A bully at Central Perk steals Chandler's cap. Monica has a job interview at a 50's theme restaurant where she would have to cook in a costume and dance on the counter. Phoebe goes to see her father but a dog prevents her from doing so. The bullies at the coffee shop keep coming back to bully Ross and Chandler so they try to make their own coffee at home. Phoebe has the courage to go see her dad but he left his wife and son 4 years back. Monica loses all her money ($127) on the stock market so she has to take the job. Ross and Chandler are standing their ground at Central Perk and get into a fight with pickpockets - with the bullies on their side! Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

bully | stock market | dog | fight | diner | See All (13) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Monica says she buys CHP stocks because she had a crush on Erik Estrada, a reference to the show CHiPs (1977). Nicky Katt, who plays one of the bullies, had one of his first on air appearences on "CHiPs" intrestingly California Highway Patrol's initials are CHP. See more »

Goofs

When Monica says, 'Time is money, my friend' and then hangs up the phone, you can see the microphone for a second. See more »

Quotes

Joey Tribbiani: Hey Rach you want some sandwich?
Rachel Green: Oh! What is in that?
Joey Tribbiani: Olive loaf and ham spread, no mayo.
Rachel Green: No, no with mayo that would make it gross.
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Connections

References CHiPs (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Y.M.C.A.
(uncredited)
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
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Another Excellent Episode
12 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Another brilliant episode with Matthew Perry taking centre stage.

Plot In A Paragraph: Chandler and Ross encounter some bullies who tell them to stay away from Central Perk, if they don't want to be beat up. Meanwhile Phoebe decides to go and see her father again, this time with Joey and Rachel for support, however they don't count on getting trapped in her Taxi by a vicious dog. And Monica gambles the last of her money on the stock market when she sees a company with her initials.

The Chandler and Ross Part was funny and the Phoebe Vs The Dog had laugh out loud moments too. Matthew Perry has really hit his stride in the back end of this second season. Actually the show has hit it's stride with several excellent episodes coming after each other.


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