The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance

Season 6, Ep 4, Aired 10/14/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross is asked to give a series of lectures at NYU. Phoebe learns from her psychic that she only has a week to live. Joey learns that his health insurance has lapsed.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Rick Fitts

    The Professor

  • Kim Harris

    Casting Director #1

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Joe Everett Michaels

    Casting Director #2

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Fun's over for Ross.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 08, 2009

  • Dieing and Lieing, all in another great episode of Friends.

    By tellyaddict, Jul 17, 2007

  • a good episode

    By simpfan90210, Apr 27, 2007

  • Ross is asked to give a lecture at NYU. Phoebe learns from her psyhic that she has a week to live. Joey losses his insurance.

    By Black_Grace, Mar 13, 2007

  • Wow!! Hilarious!

    By Jay-Steve, Feb 18, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Chandler: (On the set of Joey's new sitcom) Listen, I'm really glad you got the part. Joey: (In pain) Thanks! Chandler: But are you sure you can do this? Joey: Yeah. And hey. Thanks for coming with me. And thanks again for helping me take a shower. Chandler: Now is that never talking about it again?!

    • Phoebe: (To Joey, about his hernia, excited) Hey, maybe you'll die! Joey: Chandler, I'm scared. Phoebe: No, we could go together. Just don't wait too long though, okay, 'cause I'm out of here sometime before Friday. Joey: But I don't wanna die! Phoebe: No, no. It'll be fun. We can come back and we can haunt these guys!

    • Professor Rathman: (To Ross) Do you have a moment to talk about your lecture? Ross: (In his British accent) I'm sorry, I've got plans with my sister. Monica: (In an Irish accent) Monica Geller. Ross: (In British accent) Right, will you excuse us for one moment? (Takes Monica aside) Ross: (In his normal voice) What are you doing? Monica: Oh, you can have an accent and I can't?! (To a student, in an Irish accent) Top 'o the morning to ya laddies! Ross: Just please stop! (They turn back to Rachel and Professor Rathman) Rachel: (In an Indian accent) Yes, yes, Bombay is very, very nice time of year.

    • Student: What's happening to your accent? Ross: (In a British accent) Come again? What's, what's this nonsense? (Giggles) (In an American accent) All right, I'm, I'm not English. I'm from Long Island. I was really nervous and the accent just, uh, just came out. I'm sorry. So, if we could just get back to the lecture. Um, were there any questions? (Everyone raises their hands) About paleontology. (Everyone puts their hands down) All right, look, I was just trying to make a good first impression. Obviously, I screwed up. But what you guys think of me is really important, because I'm, I'm hoping to get a permanent job here. So if you just give me another chance to make a good impression-- Rachel: (Storming into the class) Ross! Are you crazy?! I am still your wife?! What, were you just never gonna tell me?! What the hell is wrong with you?! Ugh, I could just kill you! Ross: (In a British accent) Well, hello Rachel!

    • Rachel: (Prank calling Ross) Hello, Ross? This is Dr. McNeilly calling from the Fake Accent University. We'd like you to come on board full time.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak Joey neměl pojištění (As Joey Did Not Have Insurance)

    • Joe Everett Michaels, who played Casting Diredtor #2 in this episode, also appeared in "The One with Chandler's Dad" where he played the Bakersfield Guy and "The One in Barbados (2)" where he played the waiter.

    • This episode runs 22:21 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (2)

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of two fish.

    • Goof: When Rachel and Monica are fighting over the candle holders, they change position between shots. First the bottoms are pointing towards Rachel, and in the next shot they are pointing towards Monica.

    Allusions (1)

    • Ross: have the one thing I don't have. It's like, uh, in a way you, you complete me. The phrase "You complete me" was made famous by Tom Cruise's character in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire.

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