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The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion 

Monica struggles to support Pete in his goal to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion. Chandler is uneasy when his boss playfully slaps his butt. Rachel becomes jealous when Ross starts dating a woman that was introduced to him by Phoebe.

Director:

Robby Benson

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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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
Jon Favreau ... Pete Becker
James Hong ... Hoshi
Christine Taylor ... Bonnie
Sam McMurray ... Doug (as Sam MacMurray)
Steve Park ... Phil
Joe O'Connor ... Stevens
John McCarthy John McCarthy ... Referee
Bruce Buffer ... Announcer
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Storyline

Chandler is greatly appreciated by his boisterous boss Doug, but finds it unsettling to receive the highest praise in the form of systematical swatting of his posterior, to the point of its pain and his colleagues' envy... Millionaire Pete chose as his new challenge after business to 'conquer' the brutal martial art of Ultimate Fighting, but despite an expensive entourage his confidence is so obviously and utterly misplaced that Monica can't watch his physical pain and public humiliation, even makes a breaking point of his persistence... Rachel gave her blessing to Phoebe presenting Ross with her friend Bonnie as date, without realizing she's no longer eerily bold, in fact quite to Ross's taste... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Monica's billionaire boyfriend, Pete (Jon Favreau), wants to be an Ultimate Fighting Champion. Favreau plays the world heavyweight champion in the biopic Rocky Marciano (1999) as the titular character. See more »

Goofs

When Chandler's boss is slapping all the guys on the butt, on the side of the table closest to the camera there is a notepad with a pen on it. When the guy comes back in to get his briefcase, the pen is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Tomas: [upset] I have a feeling my wife is sleeping with her gynecologist.
Tim: Really? How do you know?
Tomas: Well, he's got access.
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References Fame (1980) See more »

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A little dated...
28 January 2018 | by rustademSee all my reviews

It's interesting to watch this episode in 2017 in the context of the "Me too" movement. The whole butt-slapping boss plotline would never get by today.


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