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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 two between two girls.


Gary Halvorson


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

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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


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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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

18 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Ross wakes up he is asked what song Phoebe was singing and he answers: "The one with the cat", which is the title of an episode earlier that season. See more »


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 »


Phoebe Buffay: [a Christmas song for her friends] Went to the store/Sat on Santa's lap/Asked him to bring my friends all kinds of crap/He said all you need is to write them a song/They haven't heard it yet, so don't try to sing along/So don't sing along/Monica/Monica/Have a happy Hannakah/Saw Santa Claus/He said hello to Ross/And please tell Joey Christmas will be snowy/And Rachel and Chandler/
Phoebe Buffay: ... hangler.
[finishes the song]
Phoebe Buffay: Happy Holidays, everybody.
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References The Exploits of Elaine (1914) See more »


Went to the Store
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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