The One With Mac And C.H.E.E.S.E.
Season 6, episode 20
141st overall episode of Friends
Joey holds the Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. script.
Episode Information

April 13, 2000

Written by

Doty Abrams

Directed by

Kevin S. Bright

Episode Guide

The One With Joey's Fridge


The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad


"The One With Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E." is the twentieth episode of the sixth season of Friends, which aired on April 13, 2000. It is a clip show.


Joey gets his hopes up over his first significant acting job since Dr. Drake Ramoray. He has the part of science fiction hero Mac Machiavelli, the crime-fighting partner of a cool robot, C.H.E.E.S.E., which stands for Computerized Humanoid Electronically Enhanced Secret Enforcer, on an aptly named television show called Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. Chandler gets a phone call from the producers, but Monica bursts into the apartment making him forget to finish a note for Joey that his decisive second audition has been moved to two and a half hours earlier.

The friends reminisce about other instances when they have messed up. By miracle Joey gets another chance, which Chandler writes down correctly.


Cast and Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courteney Cox Arquette - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
Doty Abrams



  • When Chandler writes the message, the eraser is on the left. When Joey is on the phone finding out he missed the audition, the eraser is on the right.
  • Rachel's hair is a few inches longer in this episode than in the episode right before it.
  • When Phoebe sings her "good luck" song to Joey, Joey is seen standing in front of Phoebe from where she is sitting, but on the next shot he is by the door.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With Joey's Fridge"
Series Six Episodes Followed by
"The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad"