The One with Frank Jr.

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 10/17/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Phoebe's half-brother visits and she offers to give him a massage, but they have trouble bonding. Joey attempts to build an entertainment center. Ross is challenged to name the five celebrities he'd like to sleep with most.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Giovanni Ribisi

    Frank Buffay Jr.

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Cynthia Mann


  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • "Ah, the heart of every healthy relationship. Honesty, respect, and sex with celebrities." - Ross

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 05, 2008

  • Not great, but good.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 31, 2009

  • An average episode with some great moments. I especially liked the Phoebe storyline and her slightly stupid half-brother Frank.

    By Jacky1989, Jul 28, 2007

  • pretty good episode. I kinda liked it.

    By liutazzz, Mar 26, 2007

  • its ok ross is funny

    By xkelly123x, Jan 31, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Ross: (About Isabella Rossellini) Damn! I can't believe I took her off my list. Monica: Why? 'Cause otherwise you'd go for it? Ross: Yeah, maybe. Rachel: Oh oh, you lie. Ross: What? You don't think I'd go up to her? Rachel: Ross, it took you ten years to finally admit you liked me. Ross: Yeah, well missy, you better be glad that list is laminated. Rachel: You know what, honey? You go ahead. We'll call her an alternate. Ross: Okay, hold my cruller. Rachel: Okay. (He walks up to the counter.) Monica: Rach, are you really gonna let him do this? Rachel: Honey, he's about to go hit on Isabella Rossellini. I'm just sorry we don't got popcorn.

    • Phoebe: Okay. All right, this is my favorite part of the weekend. Right now, this. Franck: This? Phoebe: Uh huh. Franck: Oh, come on. We went, we went to Time Square. We found ninja stars. I almost got arm broken by a hooker... Phoebe: She wasn't a hooker. Franck: Well, when I tell my friends about her she will be.

    • Ross: (About his list) Isabella Rossellini. Chandler: Ooh hoo. Very hot, very sexy. But, ah, ya know she's too international. Ya know she's never gonna be around. Rachel: So? Chandler: So, you gotta play the odds, pick somebody who's gonna be in the country like all the time. Rachel: Yeah, 'cause that's why you won't get Isabella Rossellini... geography.

    • Chandler: (About the entertainment center being too large) A good job, Joe. Joey: Wow. It's big. Chandler: Yeah, so big that it actually makes our doors look smaller. Joey: Maybe my ruler's wrong. Phoebe: Maybe all the rulers are wrong.

    • Chandler: Okay. On three. One. Two. Joey: Why don't we just go on two. Chandler: Why two? Joey: Because it's faster. Chandler: You know, I could've counted to three like four times without all this two talk. Joey: All right but in the future ... Ross: Okay, okay, heavy thing not getting any lighter Chandler: Okay. One. Two. Joey: So we are going on two?

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Bratrská láska (Brotherly Love)

    • The "freak" in the coffeehouse whose order was too complicated for Rachel was actually Wil Calhoun, a writer for the show.

    • Giovanni Ribisi appears earlier in Friends in "The One with the Baby on the Bus" as the condom guy while Phoebe was playing guitar in the street. While he appears as her brother in this episode, they are not the same character.

    • This episode runs 24:18 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (13)

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel tells Phoebe that she's not supposed to bring cups out of Central Perk. However, in "The One With The Baby On The Bus", not only does Phoebe drink from a cup outside of Central Perk, but Rachel brings it out for her. Also, in "The One With A Chick And A Duck" Gunther (who was actually the person to tell Rachel that the cups weren't supposed to be brought out of the coffee place) brings out a cup of cocoa for Rachel.

    • Trivia: Chandler named Jessica Rabbit for his list. Coincidentally, Jessica Rabbit was voiced by Kathleen Turner, who appears later as Chandler's transvestite father, Charles Bing, in "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding."

    • Goof: At the end of this episode when Chandler locks Joey inside the entertainment unit, he supposedly gives Joey a five dollar bill, confirmed when Joey says "Hello Mr. Lincoln!" However, when Chandler takes out the bill from his wallet, it is clearly a one dollar bill.

    • Continuity: Monica is obsessed with cleaning throughout the entire series. However in this episode, she never noticed her bathroom floor was dingy.

    • Goof: The gang realizes that the entertainment cabinet is too big for the wall after they lift it up, but it would have been obvious when it was laid on the floor.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Ross: Isabella Rossellini. Chandler: Ooh hoo. Very hot, very sexy. But, ah, ya know she's too international. Ya know she's never gonna be around. Isabella Rossellini is an Italian actress, model, and activist.

    • Phoebe: Build the unit, Cinderellie. Lay the tile, Cinderellie. Cinderella is a popular fairy tale. The main character, Cinderella, has a position of domestic servitude.

    • Ross: Susan Sarandon. Chandler: You know what? She's too political. She probably wouldn't let you do it unless you donated four cans of food first. Susan Sarandon is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She is very involved in liberal political causes.

    • Rachel: Parker Stevenson. Ross: Spiderman? Rachel: Hardy Boy. Chandler: Peter Parker. Ross: Thank you. Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. His alter ego is Peter Parker.

    • Chandler's List: Kim Basinger, an Academy Award-winning American film actress. Cindy Crawford, an American supermodel. Halle Berry, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-winning American ---actress. Yasmine Bleeth, an American TV and film actress. Jessica Rabbit, a fictional character created by author Gary Wolf. Rachel's List: Chris O'Donnell, an American actor. John F. Kennedy Jr, an American lawyer, journalist, socialite and publisher. Daniel Day-Lewis, an Academy-Award winning actor. Sting, an English musician from the rock band The Police. Parker Stevenson, an American television actor. Ross's List: Uma Thurman, an Oscar-nominated American film actress. Winona Ryder, an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning ---American actress. Elizabeth Hurley, an English actress, fashion model, producer and designer. Michelle Pfeiffer, a three-time Oscar-nominated American actress. Dorothy Hamill, an American figure skater and 1976 Olympic champion.

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