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.