Friends

The One with Joey's Bag

Season 5, Ep 13, Aired 2/4/99
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  • Episode Description
  • When Joey decides to change his image in order to land an acting gig, Rachel offers to help by hooking him up with the latest fashions from her store. Meanwhile, Phoebe's grandmother passes away and she plans for the funeral.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Bob Balaban

    Frank Sr.

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Daniel Hagen

    The Casting Director

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe & Ursula Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Ursula reprises her role.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 09, 2009

  • a good episode

    By simpfan90210, Apr 27, 2007

  • ...

    By Andrew0000, Apr 16, 2007

  • When Joey decides to change his image in order to land an acting gig and Rachel offers to help. Phoebe's grandmother passes away and she plans funeral.

    By Black_Grace, Feb 25, 2007

  • Missus Joseph Tribianni.

    By diamond07, Jul 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Chandler: You give the best bad massages. If anybody was looking for the best bad massage and they were thinking to themselves, who's the best at that? They'd have to go to you. Monica: Huh. So, you're saying that if there was an award for the best bad massage, well who would get that? Chandler: Oh, it would be you. You, Monica, and you would get all the votes. Monica: So, maybe they could call the award the Monica? Chandler: Abosolutely.

    • Chandler: You know, I just wanted to apologize about this afternoon and the whole massage thing, I really like 'em. Monica: Oh, please, stop. We're supposed to be honest with each other I just wish you could tell me, just say 'I don't like your massages.' Chandler: I don't like your massages. Monica: See? It's not a big deal. Chandler: Okay, but now see, you're crying. Monica: I'm not crying about that. I'm crying about something that happened at work. Chandler: What? Monica: My boyfriend said he didn't like my massages. Chandler: It's okay, you don't have to be the best at everything. Monica: Oh my, God, you don't know me at all!

    • Monica (about her massages): You've been lying to me? I can't believe you'd do that. Ross: Well, maybe he just didn't want to hurt your feelings. Monica: But the minute that we start to lie to each other... And by we, I mean, society.

    • Joey (about his bag): At first I just thought it looked good, but it's practical, too. Check it out, it's got compartments for all your stuff. Your wallet, your keys, your address book... Ross: Your make-up.

    • Joey: (About the bag Rachel got for Joey for his audition) Why would I return it? I love this bag! Rachel: All right, then you owe me $350. Joey: (Holding up the fake credit cards that came with the bag) Fine! Do you take Vasa or Mustercard?

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Joeyho ta┼íka (Joey's Bag)

    • When playing both Phoebe and Ursula, Lisa Kudrow's sister doubles for the shoulder shots.

    • This episode runs 23:20 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There are some extra jokes made by Chandler at the coffee house at the beginning of the show. At the end of the show, there is a conversation over the phone between Pheobe and Ursula.

    Trivia (3)

    • Goof: When Phoebe is talking to her dad in Central Perk, she says "Lipstick and a daughter, big day for you" and folds her papers in half. When the camera angle changes, she folds them again.

    • Trivia: The song that Pheobe's dad made up for her when she was little and couldn't sleep is very similar to Pheobe's "Smelly cat."

    • Goof: When Phoebe's dad is talking to her in Central Perk, his coat alternates between being buttoned and unbuttoned from scene to scene.

    Allusions (2)

    • Phoebe: (To Ursula, on the phone) John Glenn? John Glenn is not our dad. John Glenn, a famous astronaut, was the first American to orbit around the Earth.

    • Ross: (To Joey) What's the part? Auntie Mame? Auntie Mame is character from the play and film Auntie Mame, adapted into the musical Mame, which were all based on the 1955 book by Patrick Dennis.

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