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CHARACTER
Mark Robinson
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First appearance The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister
Last appearance The One With Princess Consuela
Number of episodes 6
Portrayed by Steven Eckholdt
Information
Name Mark Robinson
Gender Male
Occupation Bloomingdale's Executive
Relatives Unnamed wife and twins
unnamed niece

Mark Robinson was introduced in Season 3 as a customer at the 50's themed Moondance Diner where Monica was employed. Overhearing a whining conversation between Rachel and Monica he offers to help Rachel get a job alongside him at Bloomingdales (Rachel was employed at Fortunata Fashions after quitting her job at Central Perk to pursue her fashion career). Ross was jealous of Mark's relationship with Rachel and resentful of him. Mark was always considered as an obstacle to Ross and Rachel's relationship and was happy when they broke up.

After Ross and Rachel ended their relationship, it is revealed that Mark has always had a crush on Rachel and the two went on a date, much to the dismay of Gunther (he was present when Mark asked Rachel out and was so infuriated that he went and smashed some Central Perk property!). However Rachel refused to continue a romantic relationship with him due to her mourning the end of her relationship with Ross. Since Rachel felt that being with Mark would be to get back at Ross, Mark decides to "get back at Ross with himself." At some point, Mark either left his job or got promoted, and was replaced by Sophie.

While Mark only appeared in season 3, his reappearance in season 10 had a major impact after he catches Rachel and Ross carrying Rachel's possessions out from Ralph Lauren (she was fired for going on an interview with Gucci). Ross doesn't remember him at first, until Rachel reminds him, in which he declares, "Mark, Mark!? I hate that guy!" making him jealous again. It was then revealed that Mark is married with twins, calming Ross all of a sudden. Mark did however find Rachel a job with Louis Vuitton leading to almost moving to Paris, Ross tries to bribe Mr. Zelner into re-employing her, finally allowing her to go after realizing how nervous and scared, yet incredibly excited she was. Rachel doesn't end up going, deciding to stay with Ross at the last minute; leaving behind the job Mark acquired for her.

AppearancesEdit

Recurring Characters
Whole show Jack Geller | Judy Geller | Gunther | Janice | Ursula Buffay | Carol Willick | Susan Bunch
Season 1 Barry Farber | Mindy | Mr. Heckles | Paolo | Fun Bobby | David | Nora Tyler Bing
Season 2 Julie | Mr. Treeger | Estelle Leonard | Dr. Richard Burke | Sandra Green | Eddie Menuek | Frank Buffay Jr.
Season 3 Mark Robinson | Sophie | Chloe | Pete Becker | Kate Miller | Doug | Bonnie | Phoebe Abbott
Season 4 Kathy | Joshua Bergin | Emily Waltham | Alice Knight | Frank Buffay Jr. | Joanna
Season 5 Danny | Gary | Mr. Zelner | Kim
Season 6 Janine Lecroix | Jill Green | Paul Stevens | Elizabeth Stevens
Season 7 Tag Jones | Charles Bing
Season 8 Eric | Parker | Mona | Emma | Will Colbert | Parker
Season 9 Mike Hannigan | Amy Green | Gavin Mitchell | Sandy | Charlie Wheeler
Season 10 Erica

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