Season 4 Episode 14

The One with Joey's Dirty Day

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

After a three-day fishing trip with his dad, Joey is in a jam when he doesn't have time to take a shower before going to the set of Charlton Heston's new movie. Rachel, continuing to fawn over clothing shopper Joshua, sets Ross up with her boss's niece when she is unable to take her to the opera. Ross ends up spending a weekend in Vermont with the niece, Emily. And while Chandler is despondent after his breakup with Kathy, the girls take him to a strip club.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Joey's in a movie with Charlton Heston. Rachel tries to get further with Joshua, and Chandler tries to get over Cathy.

    Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler and Monica are hilarious together at the strip club, and Monica and Phoebe are so cute trying to help Chandler get over the break up. Phoebe especially is really wonderful and sweet in this story line, I thought.

    Joey's story is funny, but Charlton Heston did nothing for me in this episode. I liked the story it despite the fact he was in it... I just didn't think he was funny.

    Rachel is at her best and whiny self trying to get Joshua to notice her. Emily and Ross connecting that quick isn't surprising, but how the story progresses just didn't work at all. I get the impression many of the fans felt that way. It just felt too much like a plot device. But the length it goes here in this episode is not too much, so what happens next is just unfortunate.moreless
  • The aftermath.

    This episode mostly is based on the aftermath of Chandler & Kathy's breakup. It was pretty sad to see. I love phase 2. LOL I like how Joey got to the set all dirty and went in to that actor's shower. That was hilarious. I could not stop laughing. I like how they fit in Emily in to the series. It starts out with Rachel's boss from London & Joshua's cub. You think it is just any other guest star but we soon find out we will be hearing wedding bells soon. So it is kind of like Rachel set them up. And detect jealousy from Rachel.moreless
  • a good episode

    after a three day fishing trip with his dad joey is in trouble after he has an audition and doesn't have time to shower or shave, and ends up in someone elses dressing room having a shower. rachael continuing to have a crush on her new shopper sets ross up with her bosses neice. ross ends up spending a week in vermont with the neice an english girl emily. and poor old chandler is upset after his brakup with kathy that the girls take him to a strip club. a very good episode indeed, worth watching. ha hja ha lol.moreless
  • Chandler goes through the stages of a break-up as he is depressed that he has parted ways with Kathy, Ross meets Emily--his future bride--and Rachel still pines for Joshua, while Joey runs into Charleston Heston while using his shower.moreless

    After viewing some Friends classic episodes, this is not on of the greatest episodes ever; however it contains some fun storylines and quotes! The most important part of the episode is that Ross meets and dates Emily, who originally comes off as rude and snobby. Yet the two have a great time and end up spending the night together at a Bed & Breakfast. Both Emily\'s attitude and Ross & Emily\'s already rushed relationship foreshadow future events in the season. In other news, Rachel continues to yearn for Joshua who seems not to show much of an interest. Joey\'s audition with Charleston Heston had funny moments, but was not impressive. The funniest part of the episode is Chandler\'s mourning over his break-up with Kathy, as he is forced to go to a strip club with the girls. By the end of the episode Chandler seems to have recovered and the viewer feels happy and satisfied. Overall, not a bad episode by any means, and definitely funny parts--like Pheobe not knowing Pheebs was his nickname--just not quite of a classic as many other FRIENDS episodes!moreless
Paxton Whitehead

Paxton Whitehead

Mr. Waltham

Guest Star

Carlos Lacamara

Carlos Lacamara

The A.D.

Guest Star

Rocky McMurray

Rocky McMurray

The Cigarette Guy

Guest Star

Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan

Joshua Burgin

Recurring Role

Helen Baxendale

Helen Baxendale

Emily Waltham

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Ross: You were so right.
      Rachel: What?
      Ross: Uh, what you said, about us being in a place where we could finally be happy for each other.
      Rachel: Oh, hmm.
      Ross: I mean, I, I, I admit I, I wasn't quite there. Y'know, I mean the thought of you and that, that Josh guy...
      Rachel: Joshua.
      Ross: Joshua... guy at that club, dancing and having a good time, the thought of it kinda... y'know.
      Rachel: Yeah, I...
      Ross: But now, I'm there! I'm totally there. I'm, I'm finally where you are.

    • Monica: (About Ross and Emily) Why do you care so much anyway?
      Rachel: I don't care! All right, you know what I'm just upset that I'm getting nowhere with Joshua that. You know what? Still, you do not meet someone and go flitting off to Vermont!
      Monica: Well, when you first met Barry, you flitted off to Vail.
      Rachel: Oh, you know, would you just for once, not remember every little thing!

    • Chandler: You don't have to stop having fun just because I'm here. Kathy didn't cheat on all of you. (To Joey) Well, except you.

    • Joey: I wanted to go to the strip club!
      Chandler: I know, I know, but you're gonna have plenty of chances. There are literally thousands of women out there just waiting to screw me over.

    • Phoebe: (To Chandler) Ya know you, you just stop being such a wuss and get those off and you come with us and watch naked girls dance around!

    • Monica: What are you doing?! Chandler! You can't just go back a phase!
      Chandler: Yes you can. You're thinking about time, you can't go back in time.

    • Chandler: Where are the guys? I'm ready to get drunk and see some strippers.

    • Rachel: All I wanted was a few hours outside of work to see Joshua, so he can go ahead and start falling in love with me.

    • Rachel: (About the VIP list) No, there is no Rachel Greep, but then this other girl overheard us and she was all, "I'm Rachel Greep! I'm Rachel Greep!" and he let her right in.
      Monica: So you hit her in the face?
      Rachel: No, she was already in. But, then this big bitch behind me tried to steal my umbrella, so I clocked her.

    • Joshua: I invested in this nightclub and it's opening tonight. Would you like to come?
      Rachel: Yeah! That would be great!
      Joshua: You're into hardcore S&M right?
      Rachel: (Shocked) Well, I-I guess I...
      Joshua: Kidding!

    • Phoebe: (Holding a lure) So now, what is this now?
      Joey: Guggly worm.
      Phoebe: (Laughs) And this?
      Joey: Glow-pop jiggly jammer.
      Phoebe: (Laughs harder) You make it so funny.

    • Ross: C'mon man. Just take the sweats off, okay. Just take them off and we'll have some fun!

    • Joey: (About Chandler) Don't worry. He's still in his sweats. That's phase one. Don't worry. I'll be back for phase two.
      Monica: What's phase two?
      Joey: Getting drunk and going to the strip club!

    • Chandler: Come on, let me see that smile.
      Joey: I don't wanna.
      Chandler: Please.
      Joey: I wanted to go to the strip club.

    • Chandler: You know what? I'm just going to home and call Kathy.
      Phoebe: If you think it'll help...
      Chandler: No! That was a test! You know, in a couple of hours I'm gonna get really drunk, and I'm gonna want to call Kathy, and you guys are gonna have to stop me! And then after that, I'm gonna be so drunk I'm gonna wanna call Janice!
      Phoebe: You should! How is she?

    • Phoebe: (To the smoker) Um, no. You have to put that out, 'cause I'm pregnant.
      Man: Maybe you and your baby should go to another strip club.
      Phoebe: Ha ha, it's not my baby.

    • Phoebe: Aww, Pheebs.
      Rachel: Honey, that's your name.
      Phoebe: That's short for Phoebe? I thought that's just what we called each other.

    • Charlton Heston: (To Joey) Put some pants on, kid, so I can kick your butt!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Charlton: Every actor thinks he stinks, even Lawrence Oliver at sometimes thought he stank, Bob Redford won't even watch himself.

      Lawrence Oliver was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award winning English actor, director, and producer.
      Robert (Bob) Redford is an American actor, director, and producer.

    • Joey: I guess you wouldn't believe me if I said I was Kirk Douglas, huh?

      Kirk Douglas is an American actor and film producer. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas.

    • Mr. Waltham: For you and Emily. Tonight. Die Fledermaus.
      Rachel: Oh, oh right.
      Mr. Waltham: I think you'll like it. It has two out of The Three Tenors.

      Die Fledermaus is a comic operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto. The Three Tenors is a name given to collaborative concerts of the three operatic tenors Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, and Luciano Pavarotti.

    • Joey: I'm doing a movie with Charlton Heston.

      Charlton Heston is an iconic Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur.