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The One With Rachel's Assistant
Friends episode
7x04 Tag plant
Season 7x04
Episode no. 150
Written by Brian Boyle
Directed by David Schwimmer
Guest stars Eddie Cahill - Tag Jones
Michael Kagan - Terry
Jean St. James - Hilda
Cody Tucker - Kathy
Cynthia Graham - Nurse #1
Renee Rogers - Nurse #2
Eric Rutherford - Stryker
James Michael Tyler - Gunther
Original airdate October 26, 2000
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"The One With Phoebe's Cookies"
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"The One With Rachel's Assistant" is the fourth episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on NBC on October 26, 2000.

PlotEdit

The episode starts with the gang in Monica's apartment, watching an appalling episode of Joey's detective series, 'Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E'. Although Joey thinks the show is fantastic, no one has the heart to tell him the episode was awful. When Joey is out of earshot, Chandler remarks, "That was one of the worst things ever... and not just on tv." Phoebe, however, simply presses her breasts against him rather than lie or hurt his feelings.

The day begins with Phoebe and Monica sitting in Central Perk, when Rachel and Joey burst in and start to compete over who has the best news. Rachel was promoted by Ralph Lauren, in person, to head a division and subsequently can hire a personal assistant. Joey has received a call from the producers of 'Days of Our Lives', recommending him for the role of Drake Ramory's twin, Stryker.

In Rachel's office, she has just finished interviewing a woman named Hilda, who has all he relevant qualifications and plenty of experience. As she is on the verge of hiring her, a young, handsome man named Tag Jones appears and Rachel is smitten with him. Despite Phoebe's misgivings, and that fact that Tag has no experience, Rachel hires him, and spreads lies around the office that he is gay, to keep other girls away from him. However he is more interested in Phoebe.

Joey visits the casting director of 'Days of Our Lives', Terry, and is outraged when Terry asks him to audition for the role. Overconfident about 'Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.', Joey tells Terry what to do with the comeback role, and storms out. Later that night, however, he receives a call from the producers of 'Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.' who tell him that the series has been cancelled. Joey half-heartedly begs Terry for help.

Meanwhile, Monica tricks Chandler into telling her an embarrassing 'Ross at Disneyland' anecdote. Ross finds out and retorts, starting a series of spilled secrets the three use against each-other, Like when Chandler wore Monica's underware to work and when Chandler kissed a guy.

Cast and CrewEdit

Main CastEdit

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

Supporting CastEdit

Eddie Cahill - Tag Jones
Michael Kagan - Terry
Jean St. James - Hilda
Cody Tucker - Kathy
Cynthia Graham - Nurse #1
Renee Rogers - Nurse #2
Eric Rutherford - Stryker
James Michael Tyler - Gunther

CrewEdit

Directed By:
David Schwimmer

Written By:
Brian Boyle

GoofsEdit

  • In this episode, Chandler says that Ross got drunk and slept with the cleaning lady at college. It was previously established that Ross only slept with Carol before the start of the series.
  • When Rachel shows Phoebe the Polaroid of Tag, you can see the stage lighting in the background of the photograph.  This was likely the real photograph that Rachel took while sitting in her office in the previous scene.
  • When Tag first comes into Rachel's office to interview, there is no plant to the right of the doorway (and likely none in the office), but when Tag returns to bring Rachel a potted plant, a large plant appears next to the door. Isn't it possible that she got it between the times he was there.

Episode NavigationEdit

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Preceded by
"The One With Phoebe's Cookies"
Season Seven Episodes Followed by
"The One With The Engagement Picture"

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