Season 6 Episode 7

The One Where Phoebe Runs

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 1999 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rachel and Phoebe decide to start running together, but Rachel is thrown off by the fact that Phoebe runs like a four-year-old. Joey finds a sexy new female roommate. Chandler decides to surprise Monica by cleaning the apartment, but forgets where everything goes. Ross tries to help him fix the apartment before Monica gets home.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Joey's new roommate.

    There was only one thing missing, in the episode before. Everyone was set except for Joey. The Janine arc begins, as Joey's new roommate. Turns out Chandler & Ross are girl repellants, and it seemed to work when Joey tried to be like them. Chandler cleaning the apartment now that he moved in was sort of funny, another step in the Chandler & Monica relationship. I think this episode was trying to get the audience used to the new setting. Like the problem with Phoebe running like a kid, and Rachel having to deal with that, as roommates. So just put everything in it's place in my opinion,moreless
  • Phoebes run - classic F.R.I.E.N.D.S moment!

    On Rachel's first morning with Phoebe, she decides to go running with her. She discovers that Phoebe runs in an embarassing way. She lies about the fact that she likes the way that Phoebe runs, Which in turn makes Rachel have to run like her!

    Ross finds it hard to prove to people a new theory about making humans into computers.

    Joey gets a new roommate, Janine, of whom he is attacted to!(well, what girl isn't Joey attracted to). Everyone warns him not to flirt with her.

    Chandler cleans his and Monica's apartment but gets in trouble when Monica discovers that not everything is in its place.moreless
  • Rach And Phoebe Start Running Together But Rach Is Put Off 'Coz Phoebe Runs Like A Four Year Old. Chandler Cleans The Apartment And Moves Everything,Joey Gets A Hot New Roomate 'Janine' (Elle MacPherson)moreless

    Rachel And Phoebe Start Running Together But Rachel Is Put Off Because Phoebe Runs Like A "Cross Between Kermit And The Six Million Dollar Man". Rachel Realises Monica Had A Crush On Kermit The Frog!

    Chandler Cleans The Apartment And Moves Everything But Then Forgets Where Everything Was Originally And With Ross's Help, They Still Got It Wrong And Monica Spots It!

    Joey Gets A Hot New Roomate 'Janine' (Played By Elle MacPherson) Who Is An Australian Dancer, Joey Tries So Hard To Repel Janine But Fails Miserably So He Asks For Chandler And Ross's Help 'Coz They Repel Women!! This Bit Is A Must See! It's Hilarious!moreless
  • a very good episode

    Rachel and Phoebe decide to start running together, but Rachel is thrown off by the fact that Phoebe runs like a four-year-old a cross between the 6 million dollar man and kermit the frog.. Joey finds a sexy new female roommate who leaves her thongs drying in the bathroom as they are too delicate for the dryer. Chandler decides to surprise Monica by cleaning the apartment, but forgets where everything goes. Ross tries to help him fix the apartment before Monica gets home but they fail miserably and amazingly monica doesnt care. a very good episode. lol ha ha lol.moreless
  • Rachel and Phoebe decide to start running together, but Rachel is thrown off by the fact that Phoebe runs like a four-year-old. Joey finds a sexy new female roommate. Chandler decides to surprise Monica by cleaning the apartment.moreless

    Good episode but why would Phoebe want to run like that. It would be annoying and everyone would be looking at you! I don't think it would feel more free and you would just take up more energy. I don't think Monica would care if Chandler cleaned the apartment because it was fine before. Monica had like everything so perect and it needs to be that way but she didn't get mad at Chandler, must be because they are boyfriend and girlfriend.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: Starting in this episode, the white dog is out on the balcony, since Monica obviously didn't want it in the apartment. Since the statue is too big to fit through the window, how did they get it out there?

    • Goof: When Rachel runs into the horse, the horse turns and looks at her. But when the camera angle changes and Rachel stands up, the horse is still looking straight ahead.

    • Goof: Chandler is home alone cleaning when Ross comes over. After a little while, Chandler calls Monica, but doesn't say a word about Ross. At the end of their conversation, Monica asks Chandler if he is just hanging out with Ross. How did she know he was there?

    • Goof: When Phoebe is waiting for Rachel behind the tree, a man wearing gray runs past. When the camera angle changes and Phoebe jumps out, the same man runs past again.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a person standing next to a monster truck

    • Trivia: Elle MacPherson, who plays Janine, was mentioned as herself by Chandler in "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy" when Chandler and Ross were talking about fantasies.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Ross: (About Chandler cleaning the apartment) Look, Chandler, Monica is really weird about this kind of stuff. Believe me, I lived with her for sixteen years. She is going to freak out. Oh my God, she's going to sit on you.

    • Rachel: Pheebs, Monica tripped me, I don't think I can ever run again, ever!
      Phoebe: Why? Why would you do that?
      Monica: I don't know. Rachel I'm, I'm sorry that I hurt your ankles.
      Rachel: Ankle.
      Monica: We'll see.

    • Ross: Uh, they don't like it when you correct their grammar.
      Chandler: And they don't like it when you explain why your jokes are funny.
      Ross: They don't like it when you keep asking them if they like you.
      Chandler: Man, I'm so lucky I have Monica.
      Ross: I'm never gonna find love again.

    • Chandler: Okay, is this lamp in the right place?
      Ross: Who cares? I repel women.
      (Monica opens the door)
      Chandler: No, no, no, no, no, no! You can't come in here. Ross is naked!
      Monica: What?!
      Ross: What?!
      Chandler: I couldn't say that I was naked because she's allowed to see me naked.
      Ross: Why does anyone have to be naked?
      Monica: Why is Ross naked?
      Ross: I had to... show Chandler something.
      Monica: Naked?
      Ross: Yeah, I uh... I guess I have a, uh... a guy problem.
      Monica: Is it the same thing that Chandler had?
      Chandler: Look, just come back later. We'll get everything squared away and you can come back later.
      Monica: Okay. Hey, listen, there's still some of Chandler's medicine left under the sink in the bathroom. Bye.
      Chandler: Bye-bye. Thank God.
      Ross: Dude, what'd you have?

    • Joey: Look, I need your help, okay? I have to do something to repel this woman. Wait a minute, wait a minute. You guys repel women all the time!
      Ross: Hey, I've been married three times.
      (Chandler claps)
      Joey: No, no, no, no, no! I've seen it happen. You get a rapport going with a woman but somehow you manage to kill it. Time after time after time after time. What's your secret?
      Ross: Look, we do not repel women, okay?

    • Ross: (About Chandler cleaning) Wow. Couples who live together do start to look alike.
      Chandler: Look, I am working right now, okay? So just say what you have to say and leave me alone.
      Ross: Huh. Sound alike, too. So Mondler. Uh what, uh what you doing?
      Chandler: What does it look like? I am cleaning.
      Ross: Did you get Monica's authorization to move all of her stuff?
      Chandler: Authorization? I don't need that. I am going to put everything back.
      Ross: Put it back exactly where you found it?
      Chandler: Yes, I'm going to put it back exactly where I found it.
      Ross: Okay, first of all, that attitude is not helping.

    • Joey: Well, that's going to be tough, Mon. I mean, it's hard for me to be around an attractive woman and not flirt.
      Monica: Well, you're around me all the time and you don't flirt.
      Joey: You a little sad about that, sweetheart?

    • Monica: Joey...
      Joey: Yeah.
      Monica: Did you even interview this woman before you asked her to move in?
      Joey: Of course I did.
      Monica: Uh-huh. What exactly did you ask her?
      Joey: "When can you move in?"
      Ross: Thank you for bringing her into our lives.
      Chandler: Unbelievable.
      Monica: Down, boy.
      Chandler: No, no, no ,no. She's not my type. Not for me. She's not my type. She's too ...
      Monica: Beautiful, tall, sexy, showing her stomach?
      Chandler: Hey, look at all the boxes.

    • Ross: So, I just finished this fascinating book. By the year 2030, there'll be computers that can carry out the same amount of functions as an actual human brain. So, theoretically, you could download your thoughts and memories in to this computer and-and-and live forever as a machine.
      Chandler: And I just realized I can sleep with my eyes open.

    • Chandler: She's not going to care if I put all the stuff back in the same stupid places.
      Ross: Hello? Did you just meet Monica?

    • Phoebe: Didn't you ever run so fast you thought your legs were gonna fall off? You know, like when you were like running toward the swings or running away from Satan? (Rachel looks puzzled) The neighbor's dog.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Chandler: You walked up to that girl you liked and you could not stop talking about the Irish Potato Famine.

      The Irish Potato Famine occured between 1845 and 1851. In Ireland, it was called the Great Hunger. The Irish relied heavily on potatoes as a food source. During the famine, there was an outbreak of potato blight, a fungus that made potatoes rot and become inedible. Thousands of people died from starvation. There were also fever epidemics because starvation makes peoples' immune systems more vulnerable to disease. Thousands more people fled the country and emigrated to places like England, the United States and Canada.

    • Rachel: You guys, I'm telling you, when she runs, she looks like a cross between Kermit the Frog and the Six Million Dollar Man.
      Ross: Monica had such a crush on him. She used to kiss his poster every night before she went to bed.
      Rachel: I used to do that, too!
      Monica: Did you also have his album "It's Not Easy Being Green?"
      Rachel: (Realizing she was referring to Kermit the Frog) Oh, Mon!
      Monica: So, Phoebe runs weird, huh?

      Kermit the Frog is a famous character from Jim Henson's The Muppet Show. "It's Not Easy Being Green" is a song that Kermit sings on the show.

      The Six Million Dollar Man is a TV show from the 1970s starring Lee Majors. After an accident astronaut Steve Austin, played by Lee Majors, has an operation that costs 6 million dollars, making him the world's first Bionic man. After the operation he is very strong, can run really fast etc. (However, it looks very funny when he runs.)