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Season 4 Episode 3

The One with the 'Cuffs

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 09, 1997 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • The cuffs offer great fun!

    In this episode, Monica, with Phoebe's help, decides to cater a luncheon for her mother, only to learn that her mother still doesn't trust her...but only after breaking off a nail and accidentally cooking it into the food, having no idea which dish the nail is in. Meanwhile, Joey, home all alone and unsupervised, is taken advantage of by an encyclopedia salesman. Discovering that he always feels out of place when discussing major political or social issues with the gang, Joey ends up purchasing just one letter-edition of the entire 26-book series...the letter V. But most of this episode's fun comes from the trouble that Chandler runs into with Rachel's boss Joanna. After having a quickie in Joanna's office, Joanna is forced to leave the office and handcuffs Chandler to her rolling chair pantless. With the key and his pants on the hook on the back of the office door, Rachel discovers Chandler locked in the office and only after unlocking him does she realize that she needs to immediately lock him back up, for fear that Joanna will know that she was in her office. The negotiating that Chandler and Rachel must partake in gives this quirky episode a clever, very fun punch.