The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance

Season 6 - Episode 4

June GableEstelle Leonard
Ron GlassRussell
Christopher DargaThe Director
Kim HarrisCasting Director #1
Joe Everett MichaelsCasting Director #3
Rick FittsThe Professor
Ian MeltzerAlex
Michael NaughtonThe Student
Matt BellnerThe 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...