Friends

The One with the Dollhouse

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 4/10/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Rachel regrets making a date for Chandler and her boss, Joanna. Joey's interest in Kate intensifies after they sleep together. And Monica's aunt dies, leaving her an antique dollhouse, which Monica doesn't want Phoebe to play with.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Dina Meyer

    Kate Miller

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Alison La Placa

    Joanna

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • A Chandler/Rachel plot.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jun 03, 2009

  • Another great episode.

    By Cutepuppy917, Aug 27, 2006

  • An almost pure-comedy episode. So great! SPOILERS inside

    By TheAWT, Aug 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Chandler: I'm telling ya, Joanna's got it all wrong. Okay? All I said was, "This was fun. Let's do it again sometime. I'll give you a call." Rachel: Oh, gee. I wonder why she thinks you're going to call her? Chandler: That's what you say at the end of a date. Rachel: You can't just say, "Nice to meet you. Good night?" Chandler: To her face?

    • Ross: Uh, Pheebs, while we're hovering around the subject. I just have to say dinosaurs, they, they don't go "ruff!" Phoebe: The little ones do.

    • Monica: Come on Rach. When a guy says he's going to call, it doesn't mean he's going to call. This never happened to you? Rachel: Well, they always called. Monica: Hm, bite me.

    • Monica: When I was younger, all I wanted was to play with this dollhouse. But, no! It was to be looked at, but never played with.
      Chandler: My grandmother used to say that exact same thing to me. It was more of a bath time situation.

    • Ross: Monica, Dad called this morning and, uh, Aunt Sylvia passed away. Monica: (Pause) Yes! Yes! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Ross: We were all pretty shaken up about it.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Domeček pro panenky (Dollhouse)

    • Reg Roger also played the Director in "The One with the Tiny T-Shirt" and "The One with the Screamer."

    • This is the first appearance of Alison La Placa as Joanna. Joanna was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • This episode runs 23:17 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (6)

    • Goof: When Ross carries Phoebe's dollhouse into the bathroom, only the very top is burning, and that fire would have been extinguished moments later in the shower. When Phoebe is shown the dollhouse, it is completely burned.

    • Trivia: The giant ceramic dog that Phoebe brings to use in Monica's dollhouse, was on the shelf by the kitchen counter in Joey and Chandler's apartment during Seasons 1 and 2.

    • Continuity: Chandler asks Joey if Kate is the only woman he's ever wanted who didn't want him back, and he says yes. However, in "The One with the Flashback" it was shown that Monica rejected Joey when he made a pass at her naked.

    • Goof: When Monica gets jealous about Phoebe's dollhouse, she reaches in and pulls out a china cabinet to show everyone from in front of the bedroom door. Given Monica's need for "realism" with her dollhouse it seems unlikely she would keep a china cabinet in front of the bedroom door.

    • Goof: When Joey is talking to the understudy, he is holding a cup. It disappears right when she invites him for a drink.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Rachel: (To Chandler) Call her, call her now! This is an allusion to the 1987 hit Italian song "Call Me" by Spagna.

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