|The One With The Tea Leaves|
Ross behind Mona's couch
|Written by|| R. Sandy Leir Jr.|
|Directed by||Barb E. Que|
|Guest stars|| Alec Baldwin - Parker |
Steve Ireland - Mr. Zelner
James LeGros - Jim
Mark Lutz - Mona's boyfriend
Bonnie Somerville - Mona
Danielle Stratton - Waitress
|Original airdate||March 7, 2002|
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"The One With The Tea Leaves" is the seventeenth episode of the eighth season of Friends, which aired on March 7, 2002.
Things have gone awkward between Joey and Rachel after their date the previous night. Rachel is desperate to get back on good terms with Joey, so she takes Monica's advice to change the subject to something work-related and ask his advice on a problem. However, she can't think of anything and ends up blurting out that her boss wants to buy her baby. Joey then goes to Rachel's work and yells at her boss. Rachel panics upon hearing this for the first time, but cheers up when she learns her boss is so afraid that she will sue that he gives her an extra month of maternity leave. When Phoebe reads her own tea leaves, she sees that she'll meet the man of her dreams soon. She assumes it isa guy she has been seeing practically every day on her errands, and finally talks to him. He asks her out despite being slightly bemused when she misunderstands the pretty obvious meaning of a remark he makes but when they go on the date, he intimidates her with a number of highly inappropiate and rude vulgar comments, seemingly just to amuse himself. He also claims, most likely lying in yet another attempt to intimidate her, to be a writer of "erotic novels for children" which are "wildly unpopular." Phoebe then has to find a new dry cleaning facility to avoid encountering her bullying date again, and meets a cheerful gentleman named Parker, who she finds more to her taste. she does'nt really have a boyfriend that was a mistake to get her own back on ross but they is other new episodes when Ross proposes to Mona
Cast and CrewEdit
Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courtney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller
Mona - Bonnie Summerfield
- Phoebe's date is based off a real boyfriend of one of the creators.
- This is Mona's last appearance in the show.
- The magazine Ross is reading on his couch before Mona comes by is the magazine he was reading behind the couch in her apartment. In the uncut version, Ross leaves the apartment, but not before taking the magazine from a little table and stalking out the door.
- The restaurant outside Phoebe's new laundry place was Dot's Spot the same place Monica went on a date with Chip Matthews.
| Preceded by|
"The One Where Joey Tells Rachel"
|Season Eight Episodes|| Followed by |
"The One In Massapequa"