The One with the Screamer

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 4/24/97
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  • Episode Description
  • At the premiere of Joey's big play; Ross alone concludes that Rachel's date is insane. Joey falls in love with Kate, but she gets a big job in Los Angeles and takes it. And poor Phoebe is on hold for days with a company she needs to talk to before her phone warranty expires.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Dina Meyer

    Kate Miller

  • Jennifer Milmore


  • Reg Rogers

    The Director

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Screaming and spaceships

    By singme_tosleep, Jun 19, 2009

  • Ben Stiller guest stars.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jun 03, 2009

  • Good

    By grace87, Oct 14, 2008

  • e.x.c.e.l.l.e.n.t

    By Emina_I, Jun 04, 2008

  • An awesome episode!!!

    By robinh4, Jun 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Joey: Uh, you guys this is, this is Kate's understudy, Lauren. Rachel: Oh, hi! Lauren: Hey. Rachel: Hey. Gosh, you look so familiar. Lauren: Oh, yeah! I, I ran into you in the hallway in your building. It was right after I slept with Joey. He dumped me the next day.

    • Ross (Rachel just introduced him to Tommy)) So uh, well, this, this is uh, this is awkward. Tommy Yeah? Ross Well y'know 'cause Rachel and I used to go out. Tommy Oh, I didn't, I didn't know that. Ross Oh! Well then this is awkward.

    • Joey: Uh, listen I gotta double check for tickets tonight. Who, who got what? Chandler, Phoebe & Rachel: I had one. Monica: I need two. I'm bringing Pete. My boyfriend. I have a boyfriend now! Joey: Two it is. Ross, how about you? Ross: Uh, yeah, I, ah, I also need two. Monica: Really? Who's number two? Chandler: Who's number two? One of the more difficult games sewer workers play. Ross: Uh, no, it's, it's just this person. Phoebe: Like a date type person? Ross: Yeah, kinda. It's this woman from work. I hope that won't be too weird. Will it, Rach? Rachel: No. No, not at all, not at all. I actually was gonna bring someone myself, so... Joey: But you said one. Rachel: I meant, me plus one! Joey: Okay. (to Phoebe and Chandler) Did, ah, you guys mean you plus one?

    • Cailin: (About Pete and Monica) So. How’d you guys meet? Pete: Well ah, the short version is, I ah pursued her for a couple of months, then I gave her a check for $20,000, and she was mine. Monica: Yeah, and in the long version, I dump him for telling people the short version.

    • Ross: I’m telling you, this guy Rachel is with is crazy! Okay? He viciously screamed at total strangers! I think he’s bad news! Chandler: Wait a minute, wait a minute, you don’t like the guy Rachel’s dating? Well, (Sarcastically) that’s odd.

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    Notes (8)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Cholerik (Choleric)

    • Jeffrey David Brooks, who played the Stage Manager in this episode, also appeared in "The One with the Hypnosis Tape" where he played Trent and "The One with Rachel's Sister" where he played the Male Patron.

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

    • This is the final appearance of Dina Meyer as Kate Miller. Kate was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • David Schwimmer and Ben Stiller costar in Madagascar, a 2005 animated comedy.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: The morning after the play, Monica comes out of her bedroom and greets Phoebe. But the night before, Phoebe switched Monica and Rachel's bedroom around. So Monica should have come out of Rachel's bedroom, not her normal bedroom.

    • Goof: When Tommy is screaming at the chick, he's holding paper he used to clean his hands. He puts the paper down, but when the camera angle changes it's in his hand again.

    • Goof: When Gunther brings Chandler the cup of coffee from the woman at the bar, Chandler does not take it by the handle. However the shot quickly switches to him holding it by the handle.

    • Trivia: This is the only episode where any of the Friends, other than Joey, has met Estelle Leonard. It is also the only episode where we see Estelle outside the office.

    Allusions (3)

    • Joey: What's going on? What's this about L.A.? Kate: They still want me for General Hospital. General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood.

    • Joey: We'll stop by every newsstand and burn every copy of The Times and The Post. The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. The New York Post is the oldest newspaper published continually as a daily in the United States.

    • Director: A'plague o' both your houses. This is a line from the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. The play has been adapted into several movies including the traditional 1968 film Romeo and Juliet and the contemporary 1996 film Romeo + Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

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