Season 1 Episode 7

The One with the Blackout

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

Episode Fan Reviews (34)

Write A Review
out of 10
459 votes
  • During a power outage, Rachel falls for the owner of a lost kitten, a dark, attractive Italian guy. Meanwhile, Chandler is trapped in an automated-teller vestibule with a gorgeous model. (DVD Summary)

    This episode is Matthew Perry's favorite episode in the series and I can see why. A hilarious idea, the NBC Blackout Thursday was used in every show's plot, but Friends was the best. Although the power outage interrupted our first chance to see Phoebe's show, her funny improvisations throughout the episode more than make up for it. Also, the necessary plot of Rachel falling for someone other than Ross prolonging the start of their relationship was introduced through the Italian Paolo. Last, but certainly not least, is Chandler trapped in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre. Chandler's inner monologue is the funniest part of the entire episode. A series classic.