Friends

The One Where Eddie Moves In

Season 2, Ep 17, Aired 2/22/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Phoebe is discovered by a record producer who wants to make "Smelly Cat" a video. Ross's new relationship with Rachel makes Monica feel like she's living with her brother again...and she hates it. And Joey considers moving back in with Chandler, but Chandler has a new roommate.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Friends

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • "Smelly Cat" - THE MUSIC VIDEO.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 27, 2009

  • good episode

    By neeksmanx, Sep 07, 2008

  • One of the best episodes!

    By ez1jb, Feb 20, 2008

  • "Hi sweetie, look before I forget, did I leave my diaphram at your place? Hi mom"

    By Monica-Geller, May 09, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Monica: Ross, I hated you when we were kids. Ross: You hated me when we were kids? Monica: Yes. I hated you. I mean I, I, loved you in a "you're my brother so I have to" kind of way, but basically, yeah, I hated your guts.

    • Chandler: (About Baywatch) Well that's the brilliance of it. The pretty people... and the running.

    • Phoebe: (About the woman who sang "Smelly Cat") I mean this poor woman. Ross: What woman? Phoebe: The voice woman. Ya know, I mean, she has a great voice but she doesn't have a video. Rachel: Okay, Pheebs. But what about you? Phoebe: Well I have a video, you have to pay attention. No this, this voice woman, she's so talented but, according to the producer people, they said she doesn't have like the right look or something, you know. I mean, it's like, she's like one of those animals at the pound who like nobody wants 'cause they're not pretty enough or you know. Like, like some old dog who's just kind of like stinky and. Huh, oh my God, she's smelly cat. Oh, oh that song has so many levels.

    • Chandler: Well you know, we got to talking and, uh, he said he needed a place and I had a spare room. Joey: Oh, now it's a spare room? Chandler: Well yeah, in that it's not being used and I... have it to spare.

    • Monica: But I thought you wanted to live by yourself. Joey: I did. I thought it'd be great. I figured I'd have, like, time alone with my thoughts, but, you know, it turns out I don't have as many thoughts as you'd think.

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    Notes (9)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Nový spolubydlící (New Roommate)

    • This is the first appearance of Adam Goldberg as Eddie Menuek. Eddie was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • In the original version of this episode, the singing of "Smelly Cat" in the tag scene is edited to give a recording studio effect: Phoebe's voice is heard normally, but everybody else's voices are dampened. In the DVD version, however, everybody's voices are the same volume.

    • Barry Heins, the man with the pie in his hood, can be also seen in the coffee house in the deleted scenes in "The One Where Monica Gets A Roommate".

    • Adam Goldberg played Jimmy, a recurring role, on the spin-off show Joey.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Goof: When Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe are watching the Smelly Cat video, a mic is visible at the top of the screen.

    • Goof: In the coffeehouse when Joey is telling Monica and Phoebe about his and Chandler's talk last night, a microphone is visible for a few seconds.

    • Phoebe's Songs: "Smelly Cat" (Coffee House version) Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. They won't take you to the vet. You're obviously not their favorite pet. It may not be a bed of roses. And you're no friend to those with noses. "Smelly Cat" (Video version) Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. Smelly smelly smelly really bad smelling smelly cat it's not your fault! Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. They won't take you to the vet. You're obviously not their favorite pet. Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. Oh no! It may not be a bed of roses. You're no friend to those with noses. I promise you, before we're done all the world will smell as one. Smelly smelly smelly really bad smelling smelly cat What are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault.

    Allusions (5)

    • Monica: I want to watch Entertainment Tonight. Entertainment Tonight is a daily television news show that is syndicated by CBS. The show is the most popular and longest-running entertainment news program.

    • Ross: If Dino was a velociraptor, he would have eaten the Flintstones. The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbara Productions. Dino is the family's pet dinosaur.

    • Chandler: How could anyone not be in love with Yasmine Bleeth? Yasmine Bleeth is an American TV and film actress. She is famous for her role on Baywatch and appearing in the men's magazine Playboy.

    • Chandler: That's right, my friend. It's time for ... Chandler and Joey: Baywatch! Baywatch was an American television series about the lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. The show was notorious for its female cast members wearing skimpy bathing suits and running in slow motion.

    • Rachel: Hey, nice pillow. So now tell me, is this genuine Muppet skin? The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters, and the company created by Jim Henson. They have been featured in numerous films and TV shows including The Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight, and the animated Muppet Babies.

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