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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 2 - TOW The Cat

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Monica gets a date with Chip Matthews, who was Rachel’s high school boyfriend. Chandler and Joey try to sell their entertainment centre and are robbed. Phoebe finds a cat who she thinks is her dead mother.

The Good: The Monica storyline is a good one as it shows how much she has grown as a person. It also fulfils a fantasy which many people have, of being with someone who was once out of your league. Ross and Rachel mocking each other is pretty funny and Chandler has his moments. Joey being conned makes sense and is a story that you don’t often see in sit coms.

The Bad: The Phoebe story is supposed to make you feel sorry for her. But it doesn’t. Perhaps I am heartless but it just makes me think that she is stupid and selfish for keeping someone else’s cat. The fact that Ross is humiliated for standing up for what is right is irritating. It is also a slippery slope as the writers discover how much fun it is to humiliate him over and over again.

Best Line: (Ro) “Oh you know I have an extra futon.” (J) “Dude you don’t have to brag, we got nothing here.”

Best Friend: Monica

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  • Ross offering the futon is mistaken by Joey as a brag! How stupid he is! Ross being humiliated very often by the writers is so true because he is actually a very good actor outside of Friends. Here, he is shown to be a narcissistic, egoistic(It's just a job), jealous, insecure type of a person. Joey's line, after being robbed, "he took the 5 of spades" and Chandler's rejoinder, "why wasn't he a kidnapper". If I had written this episode, it would have been the perfect timing of ousting Joey and bringing in Paul Rudd or anybody else!

    Posted by Meena, 20/09/2011 1:23pm (6 years ago)

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