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Friends is a sit com about three guys and three girls living in New York who become best friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey deal with life's adversities together. NBC 1994-2004


Episode 16 - TOW Joey Moves Out

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Despite how close he and Chandler are, Joey decides to move out. It’s Jack Gellar’s birthday and Monica decides now is the time to tell her parents about her relationship with Richard. Rachel and Phoebe get tattoos despite Ross thinking it’s a bad idea.

The Good: All the scenes at Jack’s party are brilliant. The contrast of the men and women talking about Richard’s new girlfriend, Monica seeing her parents getting frisky and Ross grabbing the baseball bat are all really funny and develop the story nicely. Phoebe and Rachel are fun and their story is well written. Between them they manage to cover the whole gamut of natural reactions one might feel about getting a tattoo: excitement, fear, determination, changing your mind and pride. Chandler and Joey are also good as they argue and then reconcile over Joey moving out. Lots of good jokes and lines throughout the episode and the characters are all full of life and verve.

The Bad: There is nothing wrong with the episode in particular. Rachel and Phoebe’s story is inconsequential. Joey and Chandler’s row is ok but the writers resort to their juxtaposed trick again (when they argue like a couple). The episode is very good but it is not one of the best.

Best Line: (C) “Alright I tell you what; I’ll play you for it.”
(J) “Ok your on. I could take a couple of minutes out of my day to kick your ass.”
(C) “Your little men are gonna get scored on more times than your sister!”
(J) “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Which sister?”

Best Friend: Ross



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