Definetely a step up from last week's "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends", "The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner" is a clever and entertaining episode with a cute spin on Phoebe's infamous songs. Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks") plays a beautiful woman with a big secret, an artificial limb. The hilarious backstory about her fling with Joey is outrageously funny and very original. Back to Phoebe, we learn a new song that will continue into the series called "Sticky Shoes" as well as a great twist with her best song "Smelly Cat". All in all, a great addition to the series and offers a clever spin with Phoebe's past.
There's a new singer at central perk and her and Pheobe have a past. Chandler meets a woman in a men's bathroom. Joey recounts a story ofthat woman involving a wooden leg and fire. Rachel and Ross attend a fashion lecture with unfortunate consequences.
We learn a great deal about Phoebe. Her mother worked on a barge and with the jingle girl's mother. Jingle girl was her childhood best friend up until five years ago.
Chandler meets a girl in the men's restroom. Her name is Ginger and as it turns out Joey had an incident involving her wooden leg. He can't really handle the premise of a wooden legged girl friend but he excepts it. When she learns he has a third nipple she freaks out and leaves.
Ross falls asleep at Rachel's fashion lecture that he attends merely to keep Mark away from her. I think this is the beginning of their relationship problems.
In the end Phoebe STUPIDLY gives the jingle girl "Smelly Cat" and she, jingle girl abandons her yet agian, and turns it into a kitty litter jingle. "Go to hell jingle whore..."
This episode i thought would put off some weight off the Ross & Rachel problems, but it didn't. Since Rachel is still seeing him, Rachel seriously need to appreciate her boyfriend more. Ross slept at the lecture. That was hilarious! Phoebe and her ex partner was sort of sad, cause in the end, after Phoebe forgave her, she betrays her again. Although the song "Smelly Cat" is good for a kitty litter campaign! The prosthetic leg plot wasn't great. I like how they brought back the nubbin storyline though. Chandler got it removed! A great episode, with a lot of foreshadowing of Ross & Rachel's relationship.
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