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The One with the Dollhouse 

Monica's aunt dies and leaves her an antique dollhouse that she doesn't want Phoebe to play with; Rachel regrets setting up Chandler with her boss, Joanna.


Terry Hughes


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »




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 (as Alison LaPlaca)
Dina Meyer ... Kate Miller
Reg Rogers ... The Director
Jennifer Milmore Jennifer Milmore ... Lauren
Laura Dean ... Sophie


Kate is the first woman Joey liked who doesn't like him back. Monica's and Ross' aunt Sylvia died and Monica inherits the dollhouse with which she was never allowed to play. Monica invites Phoebe to play with the dollhouse but doesn't let her play anymore when Phoebe brings out a dinosaur, a giant dog and a ghost. Phoebe makes her own dollhouse which is way cooler than Monica's. Chandler has a date with Rachel's boss Joanna and finds her really dull and boring. Joanna thinks they have chemistry and loves Rachel for introducing her to Chandler. Joey and Kate are together after rehearsing their scenes. Chandler doesn't want to call Joanna again but Rachel forces him because Joanna is driving her crazy asking about Chandler. Phoebe's dollhouse catches fire and is burned down. Kate doesn't want to be with Joey. Chandler doesn't have the courage to tell Joanna he doesn't want to see her again. Written by Anonymous

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dollhouse | toy on fire | See All (2) »


Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

10 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aunt Sylvia (who died and left Monica the dollhouse) was mentioned twice before in the series. Monica argued with her by phone about the non-vegetarian lasagnas in The One with the Dozen Lasagnas, with Monica responding to what apparently was Aunt Sylvia swearing at her. The second mention of her was in The One Where Old Yeller Dies, when Chandler was growing a mustache (to emulate Richard), and Monica suggested that the mustache made Chandler look like Aunt Sylvia. See more »


Lauren tells Joey that she used to schedule her classes around the airing of Days of Our Lives so she could watch him as Dr. Drake Ramoray. But Joey only played that role (initially) from January to March of the previous year, meaning she could not have registered for classes for a semester based on Joey's TV appearances. See more »


The Director: [to Joey and Kate] Stop! Stop it! You must stop! You are bad actors! This is a terrible play! I'll see you in the morning.
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References The Exploits of Elaine (1914) See more »

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