Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Tiny T-Shirt 

Rachel goes on her first date, after splitting from Ross, with Mark. Joey clashes with his co-star in his new play. Monica continues to date Pete, even though she is still not attracted to him.


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
Steven Eckholdt ... Mark Robinson
Jon Favreau ... Pete Becker
Dina Meyer ... Kate Miller
Reg Rogers ... The Director
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Ethel Ayler ... Hospital Administrator


Monica thinks Pete is perfect but she is just not attracted to him. Joey gets the part and hates his stage-wife Kate because she tells everyone Joey was in the infomercial and can't open a milk carton. Mark asks Rachel out but Rachel doesn't want to see anyone because she would feel like she was cheating on Ross. But Ross and Rachel get in a fight when Rachel returns Ross' stuff so they can move on. Rachel goes on a date with Mark. Mark kisses Rachel but Rachel tells him she can't be with him because she only went on a date to get back at Ross. Joey has a crush on Kate but she is seeing the director of the play. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


The tiny t-shirt is a reference to the song "Relax" by the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. See more »


Joey enters Monica's apartment singing and dancing, before Ross realizes "he must have got the part in that play". The words Joey is mouthing during this scene are not the same as the ones he is heard singing. See more »


Pete: [at a hospital dedication] Monica, where are we?
Monica: Well, judging by all the doctors and nurses, I'm gonna have to say midget rodeo.
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References Leave 'em Laughing (1928) See more »

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Breaking up is hard to do
29 May 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This was a strong episode of the third series, and all of the story lines were fun.

The Ross and Rachel plot had become a bit dull at times as the writers steered them from happy couple to splitsvile in an attempt to keep the series interesting. However, there are some lovely scenes between them in this episode, and I also liked the scene with Ross and Chandler, where Chandler told him that it was time to move on.

It was also lovely to see the writers giving Joey a story line with a bit more depth, as he realises he wants something a bit more meaningful in his life. Matt Le Blanc played the scenes so well too.

Lisa Kudrow doesn't have much to do, but perhaps she was filming something else at the same time.

This is a sweet and funny episode.

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27 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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