The One with Joey's New Girlfriend

Season 4, Ep 5, Aired 10/30/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Chandler hits on a woman at Central Perk, not realizing she is Joey's new girlfriend. He soon realizes he is very attracted to, possibly in love, with her. Ross and Rachel play the jealousy game in their relationships. And Phoebe desperately tries to catch a cold after discovering that her voice is sexier and her singing better when she has phlegm in her throat.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Brian "Fish" Smith


  • Paget Brewster


  • Laura Stepp


  • James Michael Tyler


  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • The beginning of a 6 episode arc.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 30, 2008

  • Chandler hits on a woman at Central Perk, not realizing she is Joey's new girlfriend. He soon realizes he is very attracted to, possibly in love, with her.

    By ParkPlace2623, Jun 03, 2008

  • Chandler hits on a woman at Central Perk, not realizing she is Joey's new girlfriend. He soon realizes he is very attracted to, possibly in love, with her.

    By Alias2001, Mar 09, 2007

  • Shows what Chandler thinks of his relationship with Joey

    By blue4t, Sep 09, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Ross: Yeah, it's tough being single. That's why I'm so glad I found Amanda.
      Rachel: Ross, you guys went out once. You took your kids to Chuck E. Cheese, you didn't even kiss her. (Ross glares at Chandler)
      Chandler: I tell people secrets. It makes them like me.

    • Chandler: Hey, you were right. I'm in love with Joey's girlfriend.
      Phoebe: What?
      Ross: Wait, you serious?
      Phoebe: How is that possible? You barely know her.
      Chandler: I don't know, I just can't get her out of my head, you know? I'm a very bad person. I'm a very bad... I'm a horrible person. (The gang stares at him) "No you're not, Chandler!" "We still love you, Chandler!"

    • Phoebe: I want to write some depressing songs to go with my voice, but I can't think of anything sad that's ever happened to me.
      Monica: Well, about how about your mom dying? Or having to live on the streets at fourteen?
      Phoebe: Uh huh. Oh yeah, I could write about the time my hair did that woo-hoo thing.

    • Joey: Listen, uh, you wanna get some dinner with me and Kathy tonight? Chandler: Oh, um, you know what? I already ate. Joey: It's 4:30. Chandler: I had a big meal on Monday, y'know. So that's just gonna get me straight through the week.

    • Phoebe: (Rachel has just introduced her new younger boyfriend) Wow, cute one! Monica: Very! Rachel: I know, isn't he great? It's so nice to finally be in a fun relationship, you know? There's nothing boring about him, and ah, I bet he's never set foot in a museum. Ross: Well, maybe he'll get to go soon, like on a class trip or something.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak si Joey přivedl novou slečnu (As Joey Brought a New Lady)

    • Music: Theme from The Mod Squad by Earle Hagen

    • This is the first appearance of Paget Brewster as Kathy. Kathy was in 6 episodes of Friends.

    • This episode runs 23:41 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (8)

    • Goof: When Chandler, Joey, and Kathy are at the club, Kathy's right arm keeps changing position when the camera angle changes. First is in front of Joey, and then it is on his back. It keeps changing between shots.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is showing the shoes she makes by placing her foot on the coffee table, a microphone is visible at the top of the screen.

    • Phoebe's Songs: "Sticky Shoes" My sticky shoes, my sticky, sticky shoes, why you stick on me... baby. "Goats are Parading" Parading, goats are parading; parading down the street. Parading, goats are parading; leaving little treats. "Paper Mache' Man" I'm, I'm still waiting for my papier-mache' man.

    • Goof: When Chandler chases Kathy down the street, he shouts her name when he walks into the man with the hot dog, but his lips never move.

    • Goof: When Chandler finally catches Kathy on the street, there is a bike rider coming towards them. But after the camera angle changes, the rider never passes them.

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    Allusions (4)

    • When Chandler is chasing after Kathy through the streets, the music playing in the background is the theme from the 60's television series, The Mod Squad.

    • Kathy: See that's what I like about Joey. Any other guy would have been: "Yeah, The English Patient is my favorite movie too." But Joey goes, "No way. Let's get Die Hard. The English Patient is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel by Michael Ondaatje. Die Hard is a Hollywood action film, released in 1988, starring Bruce Willis. It has been mentioned in several episodes that Die Hard is the boys' favorite movie.

    • Chandler: Did your dad also make you watch the Mr. Universe contest? Mr. Universe is a televised male bodybuilding contest first held in 1959.

    • Kathy: Sorry, there's just this Ernie Kovacs thing on in a few minutes I wanted to watch. Ernest Kovacs was a creative and innovative entertainer in the early days of television.

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