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The One with the Routine 

"The One with the Routine" is an episode of Friends starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.


(as Kevin S. Bright)


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Episode cast overview:
... Rachel Green
... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
... Phoebe Buffay
... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
... Chandler Bing
... Dr. Ross Geller
... Janine Lecroix
... The Stage Manager
... The Tall Guy
... Gunther
Sandra Plazinic ... Dancer on Platform
... The Dancing Girl


Janine is going to be a party person in a New Year's Eve TV broadcast and asks Joey, Monica and Ross to come along for the taping. Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for the gifts Monica got for them while the others are at the taping. Monica and Ross really want to be on TV but they would have to dance on the platform which only the selected people can. They put on the "routine" - a dance they did in primary school - for the selection guy and they get to dance on the platform. Joey wanted to kiss Janine on the fake midnight but missed his chance. When they get back home Janine kisses Joey. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

16 December 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[in mens' room]
Joey: Hey, Tall Guy. How's it going?
Tall Guy: Good.
Joey: You know that girl who's your dancing partner?
Tall Guy: Yeah, tell me about it. I was almost about to bring my wife.
Joey: Yeah, well, I kinda came with her. And, I hoping...
Tall Guy: No.
Joey: Come on, man. I've been trying to ask her out for a month, now. I had this plan where I kiss her on the New Year's countdown.
Tall Guy: I can see where you're coming from. But... no. Sorry she's fair game.
Joey: ...All right, that's fair.
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References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »


I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing
Performed by Robbie Williams
Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
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