|"The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister"|
|Written by||Alexa Junge|
|Directed by||Terry Hughes|
|Guest stars|| Shelley Berman as Mr. Kaplan Jr. |
Steven Eckholdt as Mark Robinson
Thomas James Kepner as Singing Partygoer
Mimi Lieber as Mary-Therese
Lisa Maris as Tina
Lisa Melilli as Dina
Alex Meneses as Cookie
Penny Santon as Nonna
K.J. Steinberg as Gina
Holly Gagnier as Mary-Angela
|Original airdate||January 9, 1997|
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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 to this guy, 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.
At Fortunata Fashions, Rachel is hating her new job, which as it turns out, is not connected to fashion at all. 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 can help get her a serious fashion job at Bloomingdale's. Ross is not at all happy about this and fears that Mark only wants to have sex with Rachel and is being kind to her for this. Monica helps him get over his jealousy so that good things may happen to Rachel, something he doesn't, however, fully achieve, as he can't even stand her hugging Mark for getting the job.
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. On the other hand, Chandler has no other reason for staying with Joey's sister other than the unreasonable amount of alcohol into his bloodstream from the other night, and plans on breaking up with her. Things get out of hand for him, 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. Mary Angela sees the kiss and calls Joey for help, who restrains from punching his best friend. 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, Joey and Chandler seem to have made up, and at Rachel and Monica's place, they and Ross watch as Phoebe apologizes to Rachel and Monica for the fact that they had to listen to her having sex with the man living upstairs, but insists that she has really developed feelings for him. But then they all hear him having sex with another woman upstairs. Phoebe is upset; the other five furious. 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, though it's impossible to hear exactly what he says to them, as the argument is muffled, heard by Rachel, Monica and Phoebe from the downstairs room they were in.
Cast and CrewEdit
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, Monica 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.
| Preceded by|
"The One Where Rachel Quits"
|Series Three Episodes|| Followed by |
"The One With All The Jealousy"