Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Butt 

Monica's obsessiveness is put to the test after Rachel cleans the apartment. Joey lands a film role as Al Pacino's butt double. Chandler enjoys a relationship with all of the fun but none of the responsibility.


Arlene Sanford


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

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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
Sofia Milos ... Aurora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Gable June Gable ... Estelle (scenes deleted)


Joey had high hopes for his lead role in 'Freud!', but the musical drama slash other nonsense is too horrible for words. For Chandler, however, it's a Godsent opportunity as he sees the breathtaking beauty Aurora in the audience. Chandler is encouraged to ask her out as 'the best-looking women often have measly men.' After a great night out, Chandler sadly reports she actually has an adventurous life, including a husband Rick and a lover Ethan. The girls commiserate as he can't just be her sex-toy-boy. However, think it is a dream come true as he would get the fun without the responsibility. Joey's role still pays off as an agent saw him and casts him as his idol Al Pacino's butt double. Alas the director can't appreciate a Joey's artistic ambitions in butt-acting. Chandler discovers good sex is no doesn't make up for lack of monogamy when Aurora announces another lover, Andrew, complicating her busy bed-schedule even further. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

27 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode where the opening scene doesn't take place in Central Perk. See more »


When Ross is reading the Magic Eye book, the others claim to see the Statue of Liberty. In the actual book, there is no such picture. The page he is looking at is page 20, and that shows some stars; no boat, no statue. See more »


Joey Tribbiani: I'm his butt double. I play Al Pacino's butt, alright. He goes into the shower and then I'm his butt.
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References Mork & Mindy (1978) See more »

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Matthew Perry Knocks It Out Of The Park
16 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Matthew Perry knocks it out of the park in this episode. Whilst he is not the focal point if the episode, he steals it.

Plot In A Paragraph: After appearing in a dire play about Freud, Joey (Matt Le Blanc) lands a part as Al Pacino's butt double in a new movie. Meanwhile Chandler (Matthew Perry) starts dating Aurora, a girl who has a complicated love life, and Monica (Courtney Cox) tries to prove she can be laid back after Rachel (Jennifer Aniston cleans the apartment.

Once complaint in this episode is that when Le Blanc is in the shower you can see his shadow, and you blatantly see his is wearing shorts, but that is more than made up for by a fantastic turn by Perry.

Perry's performance is superb, as he deals with both the joy of the no strings attached relationship and the the jealousy that comes with such a relationship.

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