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The One with the Cat 

Phoebe becomes convinced that the spirit of her dead mother is inside a cat. Chandler and Joey are robbed. Monica goes on a date with a guy from her high school.


Shelley Jensen


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




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
Dan Gauthier ... Chip Matthews
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Matt Kaminsky ... Tony (as Matthew Kaminsky)
Ken Weiler ... Peter
Marc Unger ... The Thief


A cat walks into Central Perk and Phoebe is convinced that it is her mother's reincarnation. Joey and Chandler agree to sell the entertainment center. People come to look at it and Joey gets locked into it by a guy who then steals all their other furniture. Monica goes on a date with Rachel's ex from high school Chip. He is still very cute but he still lives with his parents and still works at the movie theater as he did in high school. The friends find an ad from a little girl who lost the cat. Ross and Phoebe fight about the cat but Phoebe agrees to take her "mum" back to the girl in the end. Joey and Chandler trade the entertainment center for a canoe. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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The Cafe name "Dot's Spot" is highly likely to be an in-joke reference to the female character Amblin/Warner Bros Television Animation series "Animaniacs". The three Warners, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, (Warner Brothers Dot) were three cartoon stars from the 1930s that were locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower until the 1990s, when they escaped. The series was renowned for having an adult fanbase profile similar to the "Friends" fans, partly as "Animaniacs" made fun of celebrities, major motion pictures, and television shows for adults including Friends, among others. See more »


Monica is petting the cat which Phoebe thinks is her mother without getting any allergic reaction, although she told her former employer (at Mockolate) she was allergic to cat hair. See more »


Chandler: [Comes home to find all their possessions gone and Joey locked in the entertainment center] OH MY GOD!
Joey: [Yelling from inside the entertainment center] WHAT?
Chandler: [Walking to the entertainment center and letting Joey out] are you alright?
Joey: Aw man he said he wouldn't take the chairs!
Chandler: [shouting] what hell happened? how were you locked in and where the hell is all of our stuff?
Joey: This guy came by to look at the unit and he didn't think it was big enough to fit a grown man
Chandler: [suspiciously] So you got in there "...
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References Leave 'em Laughing (1928) See more »


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Bad! Bad!! Baaaaaaddddd!!!
28 February 2020 | by hexx-52214See all my reviews

Not funny at all. This phoebe character is annoying and not funny at all. Rachel is also becoming a real b!tch . And ross is not man enough and act like a little b!tch. Joey is becoming bumber and bumber . Only good character is Chandler.

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Release Date:

2 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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