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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel
Friends episode
Metaphorical tunnel
Chandler after Janice left him.
Season 3x04
Episode no. 52
Written by Alexa Junge
Directed by Steve Zuckerman
Guest stars Charles Thomas Allen - Ben Geller
John Christopher Allen - Ben Geller

Edo Azran - Young Ross
Jessica Hecht - Susan Bunch
Sierra Dawn Hill - Young Monica
Jane Sibbett - Carol Willick
Maggie Wheeler - Janice Litman
James Michael Tyler - Gunther (uncredited)

Original airdate October 10, 1996
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"The One With The Jam"
"The One With Frank Jr."

"The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel" is the fourth episode of the third season of Friends, which aired on NBC on October 10, 1996.

PlotEdit

Phoebe impersonates an agent to get Joey auditions. However, he has trouble getting parts because of his acting. Phoebe is more straightforward with Joey about this than Estelle, but although he initially appreciates it, he reveals to her that her straightforward comments might not be what he needs in his career, and goes back to Estelle.

As things move forward with Janice, Chandler starts to freak out about commitment and goes to the guys for advice. Joey tells him to face his fear so Chandler meets with Janice and gives her a drawer. She thinks he's sweet, until he overdoes his bit and ends up declaring they should take a trip with her parents and that he and Janice move in together. This scares her off for awhile, but she later calls and Chandler confesses how he just wants to move forward in his relationship with her because he's crazy about her.

On his weekend visit, Ben shows up with a Barbie doll clutched in his hand. Ross tries to interest him in GI Joe and dinosaurs instead. Monica reveals that he used to dress up as a woman and host tea-parties and his parents and Monica call him "Bea".

The episode closes with an old video-tape of little Ross dressed up as a woman hosting one such tea-party. He spills tea all over the table, squeals like a girl and flees from the camera, while Monica jumps in to wipe up the spill.

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

Charles Thomas Allen - Ben Geller
John Christopher Allen - Ben Geller
Edo Azran - Young Ross
Jessica Hecht - Susan Bunch
Sierra Dawn Hill - Young Monica
Jane Sibbett - Carol Willick
Maggie Wheeler - Janice Litman
James Michael Tyler - Gunther (uncredited)

CrewEdit

Directed By:
Steve Zuckerman

Written By:
Alexa Junge

TriviaEdit

  • In this episode, Susan wears the same gray shirt that says "Girls" on it as Rachel in season six's The One Where Ross Dates A Student, except that on Susan's shirt, the font is purple and on Rachel's shirt, it's green. Monica also wears this in "The One The Morning After".
  • At the beginning of the episode, Joey is featured in the Milk-Master commercial as the guy who can't pour milk. In The One With The Tiny T-Shirt, his fellow actress Kate recognizes him from the commercial despite him featuring in quite a few episodes of Days Of Our Lives, and makes fun of him by telling others to ask Joey to open their milk cartons.
  • Chandler's French Vanilla ice cream tub is held in several different positions through out the scene.
  • Rachel's ice cream tub disappears from her hand and then appears again..

Episode NavigationEdit

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Preceded by
"The One With The Jam"
Series Three Episodes Followed by
"The One With Frank Jr."

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