Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Candy Hearts 

As Valentine's Day approaches; Ross and his date end up at the same restaurant as Carol and Susan, Joey inadvertently sets Chandler up on a blind date with Janice, and the girls burn mementos of their old boyfriends.


James Burrows


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 6 more credits »




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
Jane Sibbett ... Carol
Jessica Hecht ... Susan
Heather Medway ... Kristen
Nancy Valen ... Lorraine
Larry Poindexter ... Fireman Dave
Jay Acovone ... Fireman Charlie
Joel Gretsch ... Fireman Ed
Maggie Wheeler ... Janice


It is Valentine's day and only the boys have got dates. After an opening line about an egg that Joey and Chandler recommended, Ross gets his first date since his divorce with the ladylike Kristen. However Carol and her lesbian partner Susan end up in the same restaurant. Susan gets called away to work so Ross makes everyone shift seats to let Carol sit with him and his date. Alas their conversation gets a bit too exclusive. Joey insists that Chandler comes to a restaurant as his foxy date Lorraine demanded a double-date. Her unknown friend turns out to be Chandler's ex Janice. When Joey and Lorraine leave early, Chandler and Janice use his credit card to order the best champagne. The two bottles contain so much alcohol they wake up together. Meanwhile the date-less girls take Phoebe's advice to perform a cleansing ritual: burning in a keepsakes from boys they want to forget. Paolo's grappa contains so much alcohol the ebullient effect requires calling three hunky firemen to the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

9 February 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phoebe mentions having a friend named Abbey who is bald. In Friends: The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion (1997), Phoebe sets Ross up with her (formerly) bald friend, but her name is Bonnie. So Phoebe had more than one bald female friend. See more »


Phoebe mentions her friend named Abby who shaves her head, but in later episodes when her bald friend starts dating Ross, her name is Bonnie. However, Phoebe could easily have more than one female friend who shaved their heads, which would fit with her quirky personality. See more »


Chandler Bing: [on a blind double date with Joey] Okay, now remember: no trading. You get the pretty one, I get the mess.
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Featured in Friends: The One with Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. (2000) See more »

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Thanksgiving, New Year and now Valentines
26 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Matthew Perry again brings the laughs and he is given good support from the always fun Maggie Wheeler as Janice.

Plot In A Paragraph: It's the day before Valentines day and Joey has finally landed a date with a hot girl, but she will only go out with him if he will bring someone along for her recently dumped friend. He takes Chandler along, who is horrified to find out the friend is Janice (who he has dumped twice now) and even more horrified the next morning when he wakes up next to her. Meanwhile the girls have an ex boyfriend ceremony.

So far in this first season, the best episodes are ones that have featured Matthew Perry's Chandler Bing heavily (often with him trying to dump Janice)and this is no exception.

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