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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

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Episode 18 - TOW Rachel's New Dress

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Susan goes to London on business and spends time with Emily causing Ross to become paranoid. Rachel prepares to have sex with Joshua but gets interrupted by his parents. Alice asks Phoebe to name the third baby and Chandler and Joey both want her to name the baby after them.

The Good: Ross is brilliant throughout his paranoia story. Each scene with him complaining to different people about what might happen is funny and fit well into his distrustful state of mind. Rachel is superb in her seduction of Joshua. She shows a real grasp of visual comedy as she sits around in her skimpy dress. It also makes a nice change for one of the girls to be humiliated on a date rather than the guys. Joshua’s dad plays his sleazy cameo very well. Chandler gets some good jokes out of pretending to change his name. The deception is a nice twist to the end of the story and it’s good to see him use his brain.

The Bad: However it seems strange that Phoebe doesn’t later discover the deception and sour on the name. It’s also not very nice of Chandler to get his way like that. The really odd thing here is Joshua’s fear of farm birds. Not only is that a weird story to write, but it doesn’t add much to the show, so why did they bother? It’s not funny, so couldn’t they have just had the date at his place? Otherwise this is an action packed episode and the comedy is strong throughout.

Best Line: (C) “You actually think something could happen between Emily and Susan?”
(Ro) “Hey they’re going to the gym together. Two women, stretching. They take a steam together, it gets a little playful. Didn’t you see ‘Personal Best’?”
(J) “No but I’m gonna!”
(C) “Hi, hi. You’re crazy. This is Emily. Emily is straight.”
(Ro) “How do you know? We thought Carol was straight before I married her.”
(P) “Yeah definitely I don’t like the name Ross.”
(Ro) “What a weird way to kick me when I’m down.”

Best Friend: Ross

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