Friends, Season 6

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1. The One After Vegas

with: Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica
Jennifer Aniston Arquette as Rachel
Lisa Kudrow Arquette as Phoebe
Matt LeBlanc Arquette as Joey
Matthew Perry Arquette as Chandler
David Schwimmer Arquette as Ross
Bill Stevenson as Rick
Nina Mann as The Attendant
Rick Pasqualone as The Croupier

Picking up at the Las Vegas chapel where we left them, Chandler and Monica look on as Ross and Rachel stumble out of the chapel, blind drunk and newly married. Joey and Phoebe rush in, trying to stop the wedding but learn from Chandler and Monica that they're too late. The next morning Ross and Rachel wake up in the same bed and have no recollection of the events from the night before. When Rachel gets up to use the bathroom, Ross rolls over and the words "Just Married" are scrawled across his back. At breakfast the gang tells the newlyweds they got married last night. Rachel immediately wants a divorce, but Ross is reluctant, fearing he'll become "that guy" with the three failed marriages. Joey and Phoebe drive back from Vegas in her cab after Joey convinces her to have a "Frienaissance". Phoebe bonds with a hitchhiker the pick up along the way. Chandler and Monica agree to let fate decide whether they should get married. But after a series of overt signs, which indicate they should go through with the wedding, they both admit they feel they're rushing into it. However, they still take a huge step in their relationship when Chandler asks Monica if she wants to live together and they decide to do it. Meanwhile, at the coffeehouse Phoebe and Rachel are waiting for Ross to return from finalizing the annulment. He tells Rachel that the annulment is complete, but when Rachel goes to grab her coat, Ross whispers to Phoebe he didn't go through with it...

2. The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel

with: Ron Glass as Russell
Alex Kapp Horner as Stephanie
Tembi Locke as Karin
Janelle Paradee as Meg

At the coffeehouse, Phoebe demands to know from Ross why he didn't go through with the annulment. He explains that he couldn't go through it because his dating life will be over; no one wants to date a guy with three divorces. Phoebe walks up to three female patrons and asks them if they would date Ross, even if they knew he had three divorces. Ross explains to the women the circumstances of the three marriages and they conclude that Ross is still in love with Rachel. Meanwhile, Rachel receives a call from Ross's lawyer who tells her he is very happy Ross and her decided to give the marriage a try. Across town Ross rushes into his lawyer's office to get the marriage annulled. He must prove he is not in love with Rachel. The only problem is Ross told Rachel the annulment was final, but she must present it to be valid. Chandler and Monica get up the nerve to tell their roommates they want to live together. Joey cries and tells Monica that "Chandler is the best roommate ever". When Monica tells Rachel that Chandler will be moving in, Rachel shows no sign of being upset. Rachel doesn't think they will actually go through with it. When Monica assures her it will happen, Rachel is devastated. Ross shows up at the apartment to explain to Rachel about the annulment. She is visibly upset and he gives her a hug to comfort her. During their embrace, Ross realizes he might still be in love with Rachel.

3. The One With Ross' Denial

with: James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Brooke Boisse as The Potential Roommate

Ross is in denial about his feelings for Rachel. Phoebe warns him to take it slow, but he pays no attention. Ross ends up volunteering to have Rachel move in to his place. Phoebe tells him to cautious because Rachel is not in the same place as him. Ross once again denies having feelings for Rachel. Meanwhile, Monica and Chandler discuss what they should do with the second bedroom in "their" apartment. Monica would like to turn it into a guestroom and Chandler wants it to be a game room. This discussion leads to a fight. After making up, Chandler drops the bomb and asks Monica where his "Barcalounger" should go in the living room. She does not want his chair anywhere near the apartment. This leads to another fight and it's questionable whether they will move in together. Ross, motivated by his feelings for Rachel, helps Monica and Chandler to work things out. Joey has begun his search for a hot, young, female roommate.

4. The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance

with: June Gable as Estelle Leonard
Ron Glass as Russell
Christopher Darga as The Director
Kim Harris as Casting Director #1
Joe Everett Michaels as Casting Director #3
Rick Fitts as The Professor
Ian Meltzer as Alex
Michael Naughton as The Student
Matt Bellner as The Crew Member

Joey loses his SAG health insurance due to his lack of work in the past year. In attempt to get into shape and stay out of the doctor's office, Joey starts lifting weights. Unfortunately, this causes him a hernia. Refusing to be examined until it is paid for by his insurance, Joey is determined to get a job and get his coverage back. After endless auditions, Joey lands the role of a dying man, the perfect part for someone in intense pain. Phoebe, meanwhile, has gone to see her psychic who has delivered her with the news that she will be dead by the end of the week. She is very relieved, to say the least, when she realizes her psychic was seeing her own future, not Phoebe's. Ross is asked to be a guest lecturer at NYU, and if successful it may turn into a full time job. When Rachel and Monica visit Ross at the university, they discover him using a British ancient during his lecture. He claims to have started using it out of nervousness, and just got stuck with it. At Rachel's suggestion he tries to fade out the accent at next lecture, but the students catch on. As Ross pleads with the students for another chance to make a good impression, Rachel bursts into the hall furious and yelling about Ross lying to her about their annulment. Not the best impression...

5. The One With Joey's Porsche

with: Conchata Ferrell as The Judge
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Kevin Ruf as the Porsche Owner
Shane Nickerson as Guy #1
Dennis Singletary as Guy #2
Steve Pierce as the Passerby

Monica and Chandler help Phoebe baby-sit the triplets, since she is overwhelmed at the prospect of being alone with them for the first time. The three make a great diaper-changing team, but when Chandler gets part of a plastic toy stuck in his throat, Monica must takes him to the hospital leaving Phoebe on her own with the babies. When they return from the hospital, Phoebe has bathed, changed diapers and put the triplets to bed, but the apartment was destroyed in the process. All is forgiven when Monica and Chandler see how proud Phoebe is of her baby-sitting job. Joey finds a set of Porsche keys that have been left in the coffeehouse. When he cannot find the owner, but does find the car, Joey pretends the car is his and revels in the attention he gets as a "Porsche owner". When the owner claims the car, a disappointed Joey dresses himself from head to toe in Porsche gear and even builds a fake car out of boxes so he can continue to get the attention that comes with owning a Porsche. Rachel, who has just discovered that she is still married to Ross, insists they go before a judge to get an annulment. In an attempt to humiliate Ross, Rachel lies on the forms, siting Ross's sexual preference (among other things) as a reason for granting their request. Her plan backfires and the judge refuses their petition and Ross and Rachel are left with no other option but to get a divorce.

6. The One On The Last Night

The night before Monica and Chandler move in together, the girls plan a night out on the town, but their plans fall apart when they discover that Rachel has not even begun to pack. Chandler and Joey quickly escape, but Ross must come up with an elaborate scheme involving a "fake Ben" to get out of helping to pack. While packing, Phoebe becomes annoyed with Monica and Rachel because they are so upset about the impending move that they aren't having any of the fun they originally intended. In efforts to lighten the mood, she asks them to think of something they won't miss about the other. They start cautiously, but then they begin to insult each other and it gets ugly. Phoebe regrets her decision to live with Rachel because of the way Monica and her are treating each other and doesn't know if she should move in. However, when Monica lists all the qualities about Rachel that she loves, Phoebe quickly changes her mind. Joey and Chandler's big plan for the last night is to just hang out. Chandler however, has his own agenda. He wants to somehow give Joey $1500 to help him out with rent, bills, etc. for a few months, knowing Joey won't accept charity. So, Chandler suggests playing foosball for money. The plan backfires when Joey loses the game by scoring on himself. Desperate to give him the money, Chandler invents the game of "Cups" to make Joey a sure winner. This too backfires when Joey loses that money to Ross.

7. The One Where Phoebe Runs

with: Elle Macpherson as Janine

Rachel invites Phoebe to start running with her in the park. She regrets asking her as soon as she witnesses Phoebe's unique style of running, which is a cross between "Kermit the Frog and the Six Million-Dollar Man". Too embarrassed to run with Phoebe again, Rachel fakes an ankle injury. But when Phoebe catches her running in the park, Rachel must confess. In the end, Rachel is swayed by Phoebe's carefree attitude toward life and gives the crazy run a shot. Joey's new roommate, Janine moves into the apartment. He is very excited to be living with an Australian dancer and decides he wants to ask her out. Monica and Chandler try to discourage him by helping him see how uncomfortable it would be if it didn't work out because they are roommates. As time passes, it becomes increasingly difficult for Joey to restrain himself from flirting with his hot roommate. When he confronts Janine about his desires, Joey is disappointed by her response...She just wants to be friends. Meanwhile, Chandler has finished unpacking his things. He decides to clean the apartment to surprise Monica. Ross knows from his own experiences, that she freaks out when everything is not put back in its exact spot. Desperate to fix the apartment, Ross and Chandler use photos taken in the apartment from the photo album. After all their hard work, Monica is still able to tell that the apartment is not how she left it, but appreciates Chandler's efforts.

8. The One With Ross' Teeth

with: Joanna Gleason as Kim Clozzi
Ralph Lauren as Himself
Elle Macpherson as Janine
Missi Pyle as Hillary

Ross convinces Monica to set him up on a date with the assistant chef at her restaurant, Hillary. In attempt to look his best for the date, Ross decides to whiten his teeth. He leaves the substances on too long and his teeth turn a blinding white. Monica tries to help, by dressing Ross in different colored shirts to dull the whiteness, but nothing works not even putting make-up on his face. While on the date, Ross keeps his mouth closed to hide his teeth. Hillary believes he is the best listener and is really enjoying their date. Things get cozy between them and Hillary turns off all the lights except for a previously undetected black light. When Ross opens his mouth, thinking he can finally speak freely, his ultra white teeth appear to glow in the dark, freaking Hillary out and ultimately ruining Ross's chances with her. Phoebe stops by Rachel's office to use the Xerox machine and tells Rachel that while in the copy room, she made out with Ralph Lauren. Rachel uses the gossip to get her boss, Kim to like her. After, she figures out that Phoebe actually made out with the copy guy, not Ralph Lauren she must clear things up. While attempting to explain the mix up, Rachel discovers that her boss believes she was the one making out in the copy room. Afraid that her boss won't like her anymore, she goes along with the false story. Meanwhile, Joey gets lured over to a more feminine way of living, when his new roommate Janine decorates the apartment with "girly" items.

9. The One Where Ross Got High

with: Elle Macpherson as Janine
Elliott Gould as Jack Geller
Christina Pickles as Judy Geller

Monica has the gang over for Thanksgiving dinner, including her parents, Jack and Judy. Joey and Ross want to go to a dinner that Janine and her hot dancer friends are having, but Monica makes them promise to stay. Rachel is making a very special dessert for everyone and has put a lot of pressure on herself to succeed. Unfortunately, she mistakenly combined the recipes for English trifle with a shepherd's pie. Before the guests arrive, Monica has warned Chandler that her parents don't know they are dating, much less living together, so he attempts to make a good impression. He stumbles over his words while talking to the Gellers, and as a result they think he is stoned. Realizing what's going on, Ross takes Chandler aside to explain that during college, he blamed Chandler when his parents caught him smoking pot in his room. Chandler tells Monica the reason her parent's don't like him is because of Ross's lie. Meanwhile, Joey and Ross desperately want to go to "Hot Girl Thanksgiving", but Monica forces them to stay and eat Rachel's English trifle and insists Ross tell their parents the truth before he leaves. When Ross continues to stall, Monica tattles on him about the pot and he responds by telling on Monica about her living with Chandler. The sibling rivalry causes a ripple effect and everyone starts to blurt out the truth.

10. The One With The Routine

with: Elle Macpherson as Janine
Patrick Bristow as The Stage Manager
Lex Medlin as The Tall Guy
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Sandra Plazinic as Dancer On Platform
Sybil Azur as The Dancing Girl

Joey's roommate, Janine is hired to dance in the "New Year's Rockin' Eve" show, Joey thinks he may have a chance with Janine when she asks him to be her dance partner for the taping. She also invites Monica and Ross who are huge fans of the New Year's Special. At the show, Monica and Ross try their best to get in front of the camera, but with no success. In hopes of getting on TV, they decide to do "the routine", a dance they performed in the eighth grade talent show that won them an "honorable mention in the brother/sister dance category". Once the stage manager sees Monica and Ross perform the outdated dance routine, he wants to get them on camera to be used for a bloopers show. Meanwhile, Joey is dancing with Janine and is planning to make his move to kiss her at "fake" midnight. His chances are shot when the stage manager pairs Janine with another guy. After the taping, Janine confesses that she actually wanted to kiss Joey and creates her own New Year's kiss when they get back to the apartment. Rachel and Phoebe coerce Chandler into helping them search for their gifts from Monica. Every year, the girls have unsuccessfully searched for the presents, but this year they are determined to beat Monica at her own game. When they do find them, Chandler convinces them not to look.

11. The One With The Apothecary Table

with: Elle Macpherson as Janine

Rachel buys an apothecary table from Pottery Barn for the apartment. Monica warns her that Phoebe hates mass-produced stuff and anything that doesn't have a story behind it. In order to keep the table, Rachel pretends she got it at the flea market, so Phoebe will think it's an antique. However, when Phoebe finds out Rachel has been lying, she admits she likes the Pottery Barn furniture and doesn't want to part with it. Joey and Janine go on a double date with Chandler and Monica and when they get home, Janine tells Joey that she doesn't like them. Joey is torn because of his feelings for Janine. The situation escalates until blows up in a screaming match between Janine and Monica, so Joey sends her packin'.

12. The One With The Joke

with: James Michael Tyler as Gunther
J.D. Lewis as The Customer
Joeanna Sayler as The Woman At The Table
Matthew Mullany as The Patron

Ross shows the gang his joke that was published in Playboy magazine. When Chandler reads it, he claims the joke is his and Ross stole it from him. Since Playboy does not print the submitter's name, Chandler and Ross continue to fight over the joke, each claiming that they are the real author. Ross and Chandler leave it up to Monica to decide who wrote the joke by hearing each of their sides. When Monica tells them she doesn't understand why either of the would want credit for writing such a horrible joke, they begin to argue that the other wrote it. Joey has become increasingly strapped for cash since Janice moved out. Gunther offers him a job at the coffeehouse, but Joey is reluctant to take it because he would have to wait on his friends. He ultimately takes the job and attempts to hide it from the group. Meanwhile, the girls discuss which one they would want to date out of the three. Phoebe makes the mistake of picking Rachel because Monica is high maintenance and Rachel is more of a pushover. They take offense and try to get Phoebe back by calling her flaky.

13. The One With Rachel's Sister

with: Reese Witherspoon as Jill
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Susan Yeagley as Woman #1
Jeffery David Brooks as The Male Patron
Lex Arquette as The Customer

Rachel's sister Jill, moves to New York City after their dad has cuts her off. She asks for Rachel's help in becoming financially independent, but very quickly forgets that saving money means not shopping. Ross tries to cover for Jill when Rachel sees everything she bought, but with no success. Phoebe notices a spark between Ross and Jill when Ross begins to tease Jill about her efforts to fake out Rachel. When Rachel learns that there might be something between them, she is sickened by the thought of her sister dating her ex-boyfriend. She tries to urge Jill not to be interested in Ross, but is uncomfortable with being totally honest about her reasons. Consequently, Jill misunderstands her and believes that Rachel wants her to actually ask Ross out. Reluctant to date Rachel's sister, Ross makes sure Rachel is okay with the idea, but she lies and assures him it will not be awkward. Monica is sick, but will not admit it because she believes getting sick is for weaklings. She continually tries to get Chandler into the sack to prove she's healthy, but he refuses to sleep with someone who's sick. When she finally admits to being sick and is applying Vicks Vapor Rub to her chest, Chandler gets turned on, and the tables are turned. Joey is giving away food at the coffeehouse to all the pretty women.

14. The One Where Chandler Can't Cry

with: Reese Witherspoon as Jill
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Larry Joe Campbell as The Fan
Douglas Looper as The Vampire

Joey, Phoebe and Monica discover that Chandler can't cry no matter what the circumstance. Joey tells him that he dead inside and Monica makes repeated attempts to elicit some emotion from Chandler. Rachel asks Ross to stop seeing her sister, Jill. Ross agrees to cancel their date, but when he tells Jill she doesn't take it very well. Rachel admits to Jill that it was she who asked Ross to stop seeing her because of their "history" together. Jill gets mad at Rachel for trying to control her life, so she goes over to Ross's apartment to use him get back at Rachel. Later, when Ross tells Rachel that Jill kissed him, Rachel is furious. He then admits that he stopped the kiss because he didn't want to ruin the chance of them getting back together someday. After witnessing this encounter, Chandler is finally able to cry.

15. The One That Could Have Been, Part 1

with: Kevin Spirtas as Dr. Wesley
Kristian Alfonso as Hope
Jane Sibbett as Carol
Mitchell Whitfield as Barry
Pat Finn as Dr. Roger
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Cole Mitchell Sprouse as Ben
Cacey Riggan as the Nurse

The gang is hanging out at the coffeehouse and they begin to discuss what their lives would be like if they had chosen a different path. When the show opens, we discover that Rachel is married Barry, Ross is still married to Carol, Monica never lost any weight, Phoebe works for Merrill Lynch, Chandler is an unsuccessful writer and Joey is still playing Dr. Drake Ramoray on "Days of Our Lives." Ross bumps into Rachel on the street having not seen her since high school, and he takes her to the coffeehouse to meet the gang. A fat Monica is shocked and excited to see her long lost high school friend, but Rachel is much more interested in the soap opera star, Joey Tribianni. Joey sees what a fan Rachel is of "Days of Our Lives" and he invites her to visit the set while attempting to hit on her. Meanwhile, Chandler is an out of work writer and in order to make money he agrees to be Joey's personal assistant until his writing is published. Joey is so demanding that Chandler very quickly loses patience with him. Fortunately for Chandler, he sells a story to Archie comics and is able to quit his job. Phoebe's job at Merrill Lynch becomes increasingly stressful when she loses the company millions of dollars. The anxiety causes her to have a heart attack and sends her to the hospital for a few days. While there, Monica and Chandler learn that Phoebe has lost her job, but plan to keep the news from her. To be continued...

16. The One That Could Have Been, Part 2

with: Jane Sibbett as Carol
Jessica Hecht as Susan
Mitchell Whitfield as Barry
Paul Gleason as Jack
Pat Finn as Dr. Roger
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Larry Cox as Arthur
Lisa Calderon as Phoebe's Co-worker

Monica reveals to Rachel that she has not lost her virginity and decides that her boyfriend, Dr. Roger is going to be "the one". She prepares a special dinner for him, with plenty of "sensual" dishes, but their evening is cut short when Roger is paged by the hospital. Disappointed, Monica turns to her friend, Chandler for support. She realizes that she is much more comfortable with Chandler than Dr. Roger. Things become romantic between Monica and Chandler and they decide to sleep together. The next night, Monica has Dr. Roger over to the apartment and plans to sleep with him. Jealous because Monica is going to be with another man, Chandler gets rid of Dr. Roger by calling in a fake page from the hospital. Chandler and Monica realize that they want to be together. After almost having an affair with Joey, Rachel catches Barry in bed with another woman and leaves him. Phoebe learns that she has lost her job at Merrill Lynch and chooses a less stressful career, playing the guitar.

17. The One With The Unagi

with: Louis Mandylor as Carl
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Jill Matson as The Receptionist
Ron Recasner as The Doctor
Mongo Brownlee as The Instructor

Rachel and Phoebe are taking a self-defense class. Eager to help, Ross offers to teach them a concept he learned in karate called "Unagi", a state of total awareness. Determined to pass along his philosophy to the girls, Ross decides to surprise attack them to prove just how much they need his help. This set off a string of surprise attacks against each other. Ross's antics are brought to an end when he accidentally accosts two strangers on the street, having mistaken them for Rachel and Phoebe. Joey is broke and tries to earn money as a medical research volunteer. In attempt to get $2000 for an identical twin study, he persuades a fellow actor to pretend to be his twin. Monica and Chandler celebrate Valentine's Day a few weeks late and decide to give each other handmade presents. Monica feels guilty because Chandler gives her a mixed tape of romantic songs and she didn't make a gift. She attempts to make it up to him until she finds out that the mixed tape was an old birthday gift to Chandler from Janice.

18. The One Where Ross Dates A Student

with: Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth
Bess Meyer as Dana
Richard Roat as Burt
Greg Wrangler as Fireman #1
David Warshofsky as Fireman #2
Louisa Abernathy as Lydia
David Moreland as Mel

Ross discovers that one of a student thinks he's a "hottie" when reading his class evaluations. After the class ends for the semester, Liz, the female student who wrote the evaluation, asks Ross out on a date. He is reluctant to go on the date because he knows that although it is not against policy, the university does frown upon professors dating students. Ross decides to lead with his heart and date Liz. Unfortunately, while on a date, they bump into a few of Ross's colleagues, who inform Ross that dating students is against policy, and he could get fired for it. Ross now has to decide whether it is worth following the policy and giving up a potential relationship with Liz. Rachel and Phoebe's apartment catches on fire and the girls have to find a place to stay. Believing she started the fire because of her incense and candles, Phoebe lets Rachel stay in the beautiful guestroom at Monica's. While Phoebe is at Joey's disguising apartment, they discover the fire was actually Rachel's fault. Out of guilt, Rachel trades with Phoebe. It turns out that Rachel loves staying at Joey's because he lets her make a mess and do anything she wants. Joey begs Chandler to hit up an ex-girlfriend-turned-movie-producer for an audition for a part in her next picture. Chandler ends up having to go on a few "dates" with her to work up the nerve to ask this favor.

19. The One With Joey's Fridge

with: Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth
Scott Paetty as Sebastian
Chris Kennedy as Patrick
Josh Coxx as Eldad
Jim Bentley as Professor Friesen
Hunter Cochran as Guy #1

Joey's refrigerator breaks down and he doesn't have enough money to buy a new one. Since he doesn't have a permanent roommate, Joey tries to trick everyone into paying for it. Rachel needs a date for a charity dinner. Phoebe competes against Monica and Chandler to fix her up with the perfect man. They become so competitive that it makes Rachel uncomfortable and she decides to go to the dinner without a date. Meanwhile, Elizabeth goes on spring break without Ross. Jealously gets the best of Ross and he hops the next plane to Florida to follow her.

20. The One With Mac And C.H.E.E.S.E.

Joey auditions for a TV series called "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.," which leads the gang to look back on their adventures.

21. The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad

with: Bruce Willis as Paul
Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth
June Gable as Estelle Leonard
Andrew Bilgore as Wayne
Brad Koepenick as The Producer

Ross is nervous about meeting Paul Stevens, Elizabeth's dad and invites the gang to the coffeehouse for moral support. Mr. Stevens makes it clear that he doesn't like his daughter dating an older man. With the help of his friends, Ross tries to win him over, but unfortunately, Paul is not impressed. Later, Paul and Rachel bump into each other and end up hitting it off. Ross is very uncomfortable with his girlfriend's dad dating Rachel, but she assures him that it can only help him. While the four of them have dinner together, Rachel makes things worse by letting it slip that Ross was married three times. In the end, Elizabeth stands up to her dad and tells him she will continue to date Ross whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile, Joey finds out that he may be fired from his star role on "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E." because Wayne, the guy who operates "C.H.E.E.S.E." doesn't like him. To save his job, Joey strikes a deal with Wayne to show him how to be a womanizer.

22. The One Where Paul's The Man

with: Bruce Willis as Paul
Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth
Merrin Dungey as The Museum Official
Ilia Volok as The Dry Cleaner
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Susie Park as The Dry Cleaner's Wife

Paul demands that Ross stop seeing his daughter or he'll have him fired from the university. Elizabeth and Ross decide to hide their relationship from Paul and head up to the Stevens' cabin for the weekend. Paul surprises Rachel by taking her to the same cabin. While Ross is hiding in the bedroom, he witnesses Paul doing a dance and talking to himself in the mirror to boost his confidence. When Paul discovers that Elizabeth and Ross are there together, Ross uses the embarrassing things he overheard to keep from being fired. Meanwhile, Chandler finds out that Monica put them on the museum waiting list for a wedding service. Chandler, being the commitment phob, freaks out, but is he only trying to trick Monica? Joey tries to get his headshot on the wall of famous people at the dry cleaners.

23. The One With The Ring

with: Bruce Willis as Paul
Oliver Muirhead as The Jeweler
Brian Dunkleman as The Customer
Janet S. Blake as Jeweler #2

Phoebe helps Chandler pick out an engagement ring for Monica. After finding the perfect ring, Chandler realizes he doesn't have his credit card with him. Chandler leaves Phoebe to guard the ring while he's gone. She is having so much fun trying on jewels that she doesn't notice that the ring is sold to another customer until it's too late. Chandler settles for another ring, but won't be happy until he gets the perfect Monica ring back. Luckily, Phoebe overheard the name of the restaurant where the man was planning to propose. Chandler and Phoebe race to the restaurant and end up talking the man into trading rings with Chandler. Meanwhile, Rachel wants Paul to share his feelings with her. When she finally gets him to open up, he can't stop. Rachel can't take anymore of Paul's crying and blubbering and ultimately breaks up with him. Ross and Joey believe Chandler is mad at them for not being invited to a Knicks game. They decide to give Chandler the "freeze out" to get him to talk to them about it. When they discover that the reason Chandler has been so distant is because he was searching for an engagement ring for Monica, all is forgiven.

24. The One With The Proposal, Part 1

with: Tom Selleck as Dr. Richard Burke
Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth
Steve Hytner as Mr. Thompson
John Apicella as Mr. Bowmont
Natasha Pearce as Zoe
Tori McPetrie as Sarah
Anil Raman as First Dorm Guy
Jacqueline Schultz as Lisa
Tony Nichols as The Maitre D'
Alexandra Margulies as The Waitress
Steven Harad as Emil Alexander
Hunter Cochran as Second Dorm Guy

Chandler takes Monica to her favorite restaurant to propose. Just as he is about to pop the question, Richard, Monica's ex-boyfriend interrupts them. When they return to the apartment, everyone asks to see Monica's hand as Chandler tries to tell them he didn't propose. Monica is confused by everyone's actions, which makes Chandler paranoid that she has figured things out and ruined his surprise. To try to throw Monica off track, Chandler decides to act like a guy who doesn't want to get married. Phoebe and Joey attend a charity auction for Rachel's work. Joey believes the auction is actually a guessing game and makes a $20,000 bid on a boat. Much to Rachel's dismay, Joey wins the auction, and they have to figure out a way to get out of it. When they try to unload the boat on the next higher bidder, Joey realizes he wants to keep and is willing to make payments on it. Ross decides to break up with Liz after realizing that their relationship has no future because she is so much younger than he is.

25. The One With The Proposal, Part 2

with: Tom Selleck as Dr. Richard Burke

Richard tells Monica he is still in love with her and wants to get married and have children. Monica wants a mature relationship that is going somewhere and is confused by Chandler's recent behavior. She decides to confront Chandler and get the truth about his feelings toward marriage. He continues to act like he hates marriage, but ends up taking his "plan" too far and upsetting Monica. She turns to Richard for consoling, but before things go too far, Monica realizes she needs time to think. Chandler believes he has lost his chance to marry her and goes to find her. When he returns home, Monica is waiting to propose to him and they finally get engaged. Rachel and Phoebe are concerned about being old maids. Rachel suggests that they both get.