Season 3 Episode 11

The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 09, 1997 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Ross is suspicious about Rachel's possible job offer from a good-looking stranger. And a drunken Chandler fools around with one of Joey's sisters, but can't remember which one.

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  • The beginning of the Mark arc.

    Ross & Rachel's relationship starts to fall apart, in this episode. In continuation to the worst job ever, Rachel gets a better job that is more in the fashion field, when a stranger, Mark gets the job and Ross thinks it is because he wants sex. In another plot, Joey's birthday goes awry when Chandler fools around with Joey's sister, and can't remember which one. He also gets "over-friendly" with Monica, Rachel & Ross! I like how they mentioned that. Phoebe does it with the guy upstairs, and Monica & Rachel can hear everything! I like how he charms all the guys as well at the end. Amazing episode!moreless
  • This teramisu is excellent. Did you make it Mary-Angela?

    This is the episode where Ross's jealousy started with Rachel meeting Mark who offers her a job interview. Chandler gets druk and fools around with Joey's sister but he can't remember which one, and when he finds out that it was Mary-Angela he can not recognize her since all of Joey's sisters look alike:).

    Joey's Sister: Finally, I thought we'd never be alone. Can I just tell you something, I have not stopped thinking about you since the party.

    Chandler: Look, I may have jumped the gun here.Um, I just got out of a relationship and I'm not really in a, in a commitment kind of place.

    Joey's Sister: So! Me neither! God, Mary-Angela was right you do have the softest lips.

    Chandler: Ahhh, you're not Mary-Angela.

    Joey's Sister: No, I'm Mary-Theresa.

    Also Phoebe is fooling around with noisy upstairs neighbour...:)moreless
  • This is the episode where Chandler makes out with one of Joey's sister .

    This is the episode where Chandler gets drunk at his party and fools around with a sister . Later on Chandler is afraid to tell Joey but finally gets the courage and does tell him and instead of being mad he is happy but when he asks which sister Chandler doesn't remember which one so he telle him he'll them him later . And later Joey invites Chandler to his home and when Chandler gets there he sees all the girls and Joey wants him to sit next to the girl and Chandler thought he would remember which one t was by seeing her but he can't because they all look the same so he sits next to joey and trys to remember but he can't and finally confesses to Joey and Joey gets super mad . :( ! !moreless
  • Mary Alice? Which sister is that?

    All of Joey's sisters come to Joey's birthday party. Chandler ends up getting drunk and ends up making out with one of his sister's. The next morning, he cannot remember which sister. Joey is upset that he fooled around with one of his sister's but Chandler claims that he wantt to make a relationship out of it and that it wasn't just a one time thing. Joey then feels better and gives Chandler a hug.

    Later, Chandler goes to Joey's grandmother's house where Mary alice lives to find out which one she is and explain things to her. However, Joey is there too doing his laundry. They all sit down to a meal and Joey hints around to find out which sister was the one he fooled around with. One of the sister's told him to excuse himself and meet her in the other room. They started kissing when he found out that this girl wasn't Mary Alice. Just then, Mary Alice walked in and caught them and called for Joey. Chandler explained that he didn't know which sister he fooled around with, and was sorry. Joey gave him one more chance. He had to apoligize to Mary Alice. When he looked around and couldn't find her, Joey told Cookie, another sister, to punch him.

    This episode was pretty funny. Chandler sure put himself in a messy situation. The only way he got out of it was a black eye from a woman.moreless
  • Good one.

    While trying to get over Janice, Chandler ends up in the arms of one of Joey's sisters, but he can't remember which one. While looking for a job, Rachel stumbles upon Mark, a handsome man, who offers her help with getting a job at Bloomingdale's, after hearing her conversation with Monica.

    This episode is actually really good, I enjoyed all the funny scenes with Chandler trying to figure out who is the sister he was with. We can also see Joey in a different role, because we don't see his family that often.

    Also, Mark is introduced in this episode, and he is going to have quite a huge impact on Ross's and Rachel's relationship in the future. Anyway, this is yet another great episode.moreless
Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman

Mr. Kaplan Jr.

Guest Star

Mimi Lieber

Mimi Lieber

Mary Therese Tribbiani

Guest Star

Alex Meneses

Alex Meneses

Cookie Tribbiani

Guest Star

Steven Eckholdt

Steven Eckholdt

Mark Robinson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Rachel and Monica are talking at the diner, there is a red glass sitting in front of Rachel. In the next shot, when she says "It's not funny!" to Mark, the glass is gone. Then after that it's back again.

    • Goof: In the guy's apartment when Ross and Chandler are talking about Mary Angela, Ross raises his drink. In the next shot, he raises it up again.

    • Trivia: Joey's seven sisters are Veronica, Mary Angela, Mary Therese, Gina, Dina, Tina, and Cookie.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Chandler: Hey, anybody got a length of rope about six feet long with a little noose at the end?

    • Joey: Man, I remember the first time I saw that girl Katherine, after we broke up. She was just walking with her friend Donna, just laughing and talking. God, it killed me.
      Chandler: Yes, but you ended up having sex with both of them that afternoon.

    • Rachel: (to Mark) Well, then. So I'm, uh... just gonna go back to talking to my friend here, you can go back to enjoying your little hamburger.
      Monica: Actually, that's a Barbra Streisand-wich. (Rachel looks at her) What? I named that one. 
      Mark: Uh, just one other thing...
      Rachel: Yes?
      Mark: I, uh... I work at Bloomingdale's, I might know of a job possibility if you're... you're interested.
      Rachel: Do you want my pickle?

    • Monica: (to Chandler who's been drinking lime Jell-O shots) Stick out your tongue!
      Chandler: (drunk) Take off your shirt!

    • Joey: (about the Jell-O shots) Oh, My God! How many of these have you had?! These are pure vodka!
      Chandler: Yup, Jell-O just like mom used to make.

    • Ross: (about Mark offering Rachel a job) Well, I'm just saying, I mean, why else would he just, y'know... swoop in out of nowhere for no reason.
      Rachel: To be nice...?
      Ross: Hey, Joey. Are men ever nice to strange women for no reason?
      Joey: No. Only for sex.

    • Cookie: Hey! What are we drinkin' over here?
      Phoebe: Oh! Well, I have, uh, um... vodka and cranberry juice.
      Cookie: No kiddin'? That's the exact same drink I made myself right after I shot my husband.
      Phoebe: Wow! ...Yeah, I don't know how to talk to you.

    • Chandler: Well, my apartment isn't there anymore because I drank it!

    • Chandler: (about Joey's sister) ...I definitely stuck my tongue down her throat!
      Monica: That was me.
      Chandler: (embarrassed) Oh... Look, when I've been drinking sometimes I tend to get a little overly-friendly... I'm sorry. 
      Monica: That's okay...
      Rachel: That's alright...
      Ross(almost inaudible) That's okay...

    • Ross: (to Chandler) What the hell's the matter with you?! How d'you think Joey's gonna react when he finds out you blew off his sister with a letter?!
      Chandler: Well, that's the part where you tell him I moved to France (Ross looks at him) ...when actually I'll be in Cuba.
      Ross: Look, look... You've got to do this yourself, okay? In person. At least you know her name. You just go to the house and you ask for Mary-Angela, okay? When whichever one she is comes to the door, you take her for a walk, you let her down easy.
      Chandler: Okay... (thinking) What if Mary-Angela comes to the door and I ask for Mary-Angela?
      Ross: Where in Cuba?

    • Ross: Am I? Am I? Am I out of my mind?! Am I losing my senses?!

  • NOTES (9)


    • Monica: (about Mark) He is so dreamy! Y'know, when he left, I actually used the phrase, "Hummina, hummina, hummina..."
      "Hummina, hummina, hummina..." is what Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) used to say when put on the spot in the popular CBS show, "The Honeymooners".

    • Joey: Why don't you go into the den? I think Cops is on.

      C.O.P.S. is an American reality television series that follows police officers during their patrols.

    • Monica: Actually, that's a Barbra Streisand-wich. What? I named that one.
      Barbra Streisand is an Academy Award-winning American singer, theater and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer, and director.

    • Monica: Order up! I've got a Yentl soup, James Beans and a Howdy, hold the Doody.

      Yentl is a play by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer that was adapted into a musical and a movie.
      James Beans is a word play on James Dean, the 1950s movie star who is best known for his performance in the teenage film Rebel Without a Cause.
      Howdy Doody was a children's television program.