|The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister|
|Season 3, episode 11|
|59th overall episode of Friends|
|Chandler, Joey and Joey's sisters.|
January 9, 1997
The guy living above Monica and Rachel has removed the carpets on his floor, and he's too loud for the girls to stand. Phoebe tries taking a stand, but as Monica already pointed out, he's too charming to intimidate, and Phoebe starts going out with him. The girls also hear her having sex with him in his room upstairs, and leave their own room in a hurry.
Rachel finds her new job at Fortunata Fashions is just serving coffee. She vents her frustration with the wrong person - classy chef Monica, in her fake boobs at the Moondance 60's diner - but she runs into the right person - Mark, who manages to get her an interview at Bloomingdale's and coaches her through it. Ross is not at all happy about this and fears that Mark only wants to have sex with Rachel. She lands the job, to Ross's dismay.
Meanwhile, at Joey's birthday party, Chandler gets too drunk from vodka jell-o shots and fools around with one of Joey's sisters, Mary Angela. Joey is pretty mad at Chandler for groping his sister until he's deceived into believing that Chandler may really fall for her. Things get out of hand, however, when he goes to talk to her and is, once again, in the presence of all of the sisters; he even mistakenly kisses Mary-Therese, believing that she's Mary Angela. When Chandler can't recognize Mary Angela and apologize to her, Joey gives the go-ahead to his sister Cookie, who gives Chandler a black eye.
At the end of the episode, Phoebe apologizes to Rachel and Monica for the fact that they had to listen to her having sex with the man upstairs, but insists that she has really developed feelings for him. But then they all hear him having sex with another woman. While Rachel and Monica comfort Phoebe by telling her that he "sounded like he was having more fun with her" an irate Joey goes upstairs to give him "the butt kicking of a lifetime," followed by Ross and Chandler. But bizarrely, he's somehow able to calm them down with a single sentence when they confront and start to berate him.
Cast and Crew
Shelley Berman - Mr. Kaplan Jr.
Steven Eckholdt - Mark Robinson
Thomas James Kepner - Singing Partygoer
Mimi Lieber - Mary Therese
Lisa Maris - Tina
Lisa Melilli - Dina
Alex Meneses - Cookie
Penny Santon - Nonna
K.J. Steinberg - Gina Tribbiani
Holly Gagnier - Mary Angela
- About 10 minutes in when they are talking about who Chandler hooked up with, Rachel asks if its Gina (which it isn't). This sister re-appears (even though you never see her in Friends) in Joey's TV series, Gina is the sister whose son he lives with in Los Angeles.
- Monica answers that Rachel has mistaken her with Dina (which we will see in The One With Monica's Boots). In Season 8 we will find out that Dina just ended college and is pregnant, so in Season 3 she could be max 17 years old. It's very hard to believe Rachel thought Chandler fooled around with a 17-year-old girl.
- In this episode we find out some of the other names of Joey sisters: Gina, Dina, Veronica, Mary Angela, Mary Therese and Cookie (probably some nickname). In The One With The Boobies (S1E13) Joey says that his little sister Tina can't see her husband anymore.
- Joanna is mentioned in this episode, who makes her first appearance later in the season, in The One With The Dollhouse (S3E20).
| Preceded by|
"The One Where Rachel Quits"
|Series Three Episodes|| Followed by |
"The One With All The Jealousy"
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