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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 19 - TOW The TinyT-Shirt

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Rachel gives Ross a box of his stuff back and then goes on a date with Mark. Joey starts work on a new play and starts falling for his co-star. Monica doesn’t find Pete attractive despite their dates going well.

The Good: An episode based on three sets of relationships, which makes excellent use of all the different permutations. The best scene in the show is Ross, driven by jealousy wanting to confront Rachel and being restrained by Chandler. They make the scene both funny and very touching as Chandler persuades him not to interfere in Rachel’s life. It’s also nice to see that Ross was right about Mark liking Rachel. It makes his past behaviour more justified, though doesn’t excuse it. Ross is great throughout the episode, especially when childishly demanding his t-shirt back from Rachel and leaving the door open. The touch at the end where he gives it back is the ideal end to the story. Meanwhile Joey is very entertaining as his crush for Kate evolves and he gets annoyed by her. Similarly Monica and Pete both come across as sweet in their story.

The Bad: Nothing in particular. The episode is focussed on character development and not on getting big laughs. For those who watched season one and two closely there are slightly worrying signs in Ross and Chandler’s acting. They both become more childlike and cheesy. Here it is funny and enjoyable but it is a slight loss of reality.

Best Line: (Ro – looking through the peep hole) “Come on date over, date over. Here we go, she’s going in. She’s going in. He’s going in. He’s going in! The doors closed. I can’t see anything with the door closed.”
(C) “And the inventor of the door rests happily in his grave.”

Best Friend: Ross




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