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The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie 

In order for her kitchen staff to acknowledge her authority, Monica hires Joey so she can fire him in front of them. Chandler unsuccessfully tries to set Rachel up with a co-worker. Ross can't choose between two girls.

Director:

Gary Halvorson

Writers:

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

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
Fred Stoller ... The Waiter
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Jamie Kaler ... Mike
Micheal DiMaggio Micheal DiMaggio ... Drew
Shannon Maureen Brown Shannon Maureen Brown ... The Woman On The Train
Amy Smallman Amy Smallman ... The Kitchen Worker
Yasemin Baytok Yasemin Baytok ... The Poughkeepsie Woman
Vic Helford Vic Helford ... The Conductor
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Storyline

Ross meets an amazing girl from Poughkeepsie on the train. Rachel hates to be alone around the festive season. She doesn't necessarily need a real relationship but would love to have a fling. Monica is still being picked on at the restaurant. Chandler promised Rachel to fix her up with someone from work and the guys at work all suck up to Chandler because they want to go out with Rachel. Monica hires Joey only to fire him again to show the others at the restaurant who the boss is. Ross can't decide between the girl from Poughkeepsie and another girl who isn't as fun but lives in the city. Rachel goes out with a guy named Patrick and really liked him but is furious when she finds out that Chandler told everyone she was looking for a fling. Joey refuses to be fired because he makes so much money with the tips he gets. Ross decides to break up with both women because he is so exhausted from seeing the one in Poughkeepsie and doesn't really like the other one. Patrick breaks up with ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The girl Ross dates in this episode lives in Poughkeepsie. Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) is an alumna of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. See more »

Goofs

The conductor would have to have woken Ross up to stamp his passport therefore he would be well aware he was crossing the Canadian border into Montreal. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Buffay: [finishing a song she wrote for her friends] Spin the dreidel, Rachel.
Rachel Green: That was nice, Phoebe, but Rachel doesn't rhyme with dreidel.
Phoebe Buffay: I know, it's hard, but nothing rhymes with your stupid name.
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Connections

References The Exploits of Elaine (1914) See more »

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Went to the Store
(uncredited)
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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