Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Joke 

Chandler and Ross argue over a joke. Meanwhile, Joey reluctantly takes a waiter job at Central Perk, and Monica becomes annoyed when Phoebe says she would choose Rachel over her as a girlfriend.

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Episode credited cast:
... Rachel Green
... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
... Phoebe Buffay
... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
... Chandler Bing
... Dr. Ross Geller
... Gunther
... The Customer
Johanna Roxanne ... The Woman At The Table (as Joeanna Sayler)
Matthew Mullany ... The Patron
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... The Latte Guy (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Ross has sent a joke to be printed in Playboy magazine, which they did but Chandler claims it was his joke so he starts logging his jokes. While the girls go through the Playboy, Phoebe manages to insult Monica by saying she thinks Rachel the better choice to go out with. Later Rachel also insults Monica by saying she's high-maintenance. When Joey must explain to Gunther he can't pay his bill because he's broke, he gets a job at Central Perk as a waiter. He tries in vain to keep his job a secret from the friends, who end up reassuring him and offering advice. Unable to settle the joke authorship, Chandler and Ross ask Monica to decide, each confident she's in his pocket, only to be told the joke is no credit to anyone. Closing the café after Gunther refused him time off to do an audition, Joey is Joey fired but one word from Rachel has him re-hired. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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13 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The movie that Joey is watching when Monica and Chandler find him in their apartment is Ray Harryhausen's "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms". See more »

Goofs

Gunther says he's going out for an hour to have his hair dyed, but when he gets back it looks exactly the same. See more »

Quotes

Monica: [Rachel, Phoebe & Monica are looking at the Playboy of the Month]
Rachel: See now, I would date this girl. She's cute, she's outdoorsy, see, & she knows how to build a fire, I mean that's got to come in handy!
Monica: Hey I've got a question. If you had to pick one of us to date, who would it be?
Rachel: [looking at Monica and Phoebe] I don't know...
Monica: [looking at Phoebe and Rachel] Yeah, me either...
Phoebe: [looking at Rachel and Monica] Rachel.
Monica: [Monica and Rachel both look at Phoebe] What?
Phoebe: I don't know... me neither
[Running off]
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