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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 15 - TOW The Girl Who Hits Joey

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Ross finds out about Monica and Chandler. The subsequent group discussion of their relationship make Chandler freak out about commitment. Meanwhile Ross moves into his new building and is hated by all the other tenants. Joey is in pain from “playful” punches from his girlfriend.

The Good: The Chandler plot is spot on for his character in theory but in practise is not good. Monica overreacts to his behaviour and his proposal of marriage is funny but ridiculous. The Joey plot is fine, as is the Ross plot but they are both quite goofy. The guys act well though and make their stories fun to watch.

The Bad: Phoebe is not a good friend to Ross. Chandler and Monica are less reasonable and kind to one another now that they are a couple. That is a reflection of poor writing. As is the group all firing one liner insults at Joey. Rather than discussing his problem and trying to help him the writers go for laughs in a way which in real life you wouldn’t put up with for long from your friends.

Best Line: (C) “I’m doing this because I’m sorry?”
(M) “Do you really think the best reason to get married is because you’re sorry?”
(C) “No, the best reason to get married is pregnancy. Sorry is pretty much 4th, you know, behind being ready and actually wanting to get married. Will you be my wife?”

Best Friend: Chandler

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