Season 1 Episode 7

The One with the Blackout

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 03, 1994 on NBC

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  • One of the greatest.

    The blackout is Chandler’s greatest episodes, from the moment that he gets stuck in the ATM vestibule you can see chandler in its purest form. He gets stuck in there with Jill Goodacre and at the same time it’s his greatest dream and his worst nightmare. You know he always wished something would happen to him but now it happens he has absolutely no idea what to do. The way he handles this situation is hilarious and I think it’s pretty safe to say that this is one of (or maybe) the greatest episode of friends. I know it’s my favourite.
  • The funniest episode of Season 1, and possible of all of the episodes. A major black-out in the city has Chandler stuck with a Victoria Secret Model while the gang is at Monica's apartment, where Paolo and Rachel grow closer, much to the chagrin of Ross.

    This episode is hilarious, and all the excellency goes to Matthew Perry (Chandler) who wrote most of the jokes and ad-libbed many of the scenes with Jill Goodacre, the Victoria Secret Lingerie Model. The two are stuck in an ATM vestibule when the city of Manhattan has a massive black-out. Having an intense lust over this beautiful model, Chandler does everything in his power to remain cool, calm, and collected. Yet, it never happens and the longer he is in the vestibule, the more foolish he becomes, especially when she begins to talk to him, for small talk purposes. Back at Monica's, Ross catches Rachel & Paolo making out and his fury for this Italian intensifies.
  • One of the best examples of the series showing its uniqueness and originality.

    In this episode, New York City is hit with a massive blackout, which strands the gang in their apartment for the evening...well, most of the gang. Chandler is locked in an ATM vestibule when the lights go out, but luckily for him he isn't alone, as super model Jill Goodacre is locked down with him...but unfortunately for Chandler, he's afraid to talk to her. Meanwhile, the blackout provides Ross with what he thinks is the perfect opportunity to finally tell Rachel how much he's been in love with her. Of course, however, his opportunity falls apart quickly, when a run-away cat and the Italian "crapweasel" Paulo enter the picture. With Ross distracted by his feelings for Rachel, the rest of the gang relaxes in a candle-lit apartment, where Monica, Joey, and Phoebe entertain us with sing-alongs like "I'm On Top of the World." This episode is the introduction of the infamously, soon-to-become-hated Italian Paulo, and of the grumpy downstairs neighbor Mr. Heckles, who flat out despises loud noises. One of the earliest and best from the "Friends" series, this episode, like Chandler's gum, truly is "perfection."
  • In a blackout,Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with a super model and Rachel gets in love with an italian called Paolo.

    When Phoebe is going to sing her terrible songs, New York City passes through a blackout.They have to go to Monica and Rachel's apartment, where Joey convinces Ross that he is in love with Rachel. But Rachel is in love with an italian called Paolo. While that, Chandler is stuck in an ATM vestibule with Victoria's Secret super model Jill Goodacre and he tries to impress her desperately. While that, candles in Monica's apartment goes out, and they play in the dark. But the fun is cut out when the lights come back and Ross sees Rachel and Paolo... kissing.
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