I thought that this episode was not the best. The whole idea of Chandler not being able to smile in front of a camera I thought, to really dumb. Later in other episode Chandler has no problem smiling, heck he smiles \"In the one with Monica and Chandler’s wedding\". Its pretty bad that writers cant remember the story line from just last season. This show was still fun to watch and other friends have a few good lines. But for me this show was the bottom of the barrel, the good writers must have been on vacation for the week of writing.
This episode was great overall, but not all storylines were good...
Chandler not being able to put on a smile for an engagement picture was not really believable. I mean, we know Chandler has a decent smile, so he came across as rather retarded in this episode. I thought Monica was way funnier than Chandler this time (which is quite rare); I loved her judging their pictures at the beginning and her "local woman saves drowning moron"-comment. Phoebe/Ross might be one of my favorite duos of the show, they get into some sort of battle almost every time (for example Ross massaging Phoebe's client with wooden spoons, or the Vikram-thing). I laughed so hard at their story this time and their amazing chemistry on friends is shown, as the couple dated a couple who are in the middle of their break-up. Phoebs and Ross fanatically tried to slander each other's partner, using stories they had heard from their own one. Tons of hilarious one-liners were provided by this, one the funniest being "I don't give a tiny rat's ace". It ended when Whitney and Kyle decided to get back together and they told it to Ross and Phoebe. I laughed so hard when Ross had one of his funniest outbursts with the couple ("Oh just say it Kyle!!!!").
Rachel's fragments were quite entertaining, though not the best. I certainly didn't fall for Tag taking over Joey's "how you doing". Still, Rachel was funny as always. I almost pissed my pants when she escaped a face-off with Tag by picking up the phone and trying to fake a long phonecall. Overall, "the one with the engagement picture" had some extremely funny moments, which almost all came from the Ross/Phoebe-segments, while Chandler's story was too awkward.
It's weird how just one stupid storyline can ruin the episode and this one storyline was that Chandler cannot smile on camera. It's just weird and ackward and unfunny to see Matthew Perry make faces when we all know he has a perfectly great smile in real life. I do like the line: Photographer: "I'm sorry is the seat uncomfortable." And Chandler answers, "No, I am."
Aside from that, I believe the other storylines were decent. The Rachel wanting Joey to take Tag out in town wasn't bad, but wasn't all too funny either. We do get to see Tag practicing the "How you doin'" on a coworker.
But I actually really do like the Phoebe and Ross dating the members of a divorcing couple. Ross against Phoebe is quite hysterical, producing many great lines. But the great climax is the part where Phoebe and Ross feels rejected when the couple decide to get back together is laugh-out-loud funny. This storyline would have been so much better served if it wasn't masked by the horrible storyline of Chandler not being able to smile.
So, unfortunate how those things play out. And if I haven't mentioned it again, I think Courteney Cox looks her best this season (because she actually seems to have meat on her skeleton).
Joey & Tag get to bond in this episode and they get to pick up girls. That was not Rachel's objective. This plot reminds me of Rachel's crush in season four on Joshua. So they kind of reused the plot. But Rachel acting all goofy again was always fun to watch. Her pretgending to use the phone was hilarious! Chandler can't take a picture right. So Joey takes it instead. An okay plot. Unexpected ending.Ross & Phoebe have a plot again, not since the beginning of Season six. But they date a divorced couple. But it just ends up to be filler. Since the divorce couple gets back together in the end. An okay installment.
Ok I've never seen anyone not be able to smile for a picture like this before! Chandler and Monica go take pictures for their engangement announcement and Chandler has a difficult time smiling for the camera. She can smile when he laughs or smiles at Monica but when he turned to the camera he makes this weird face. Joey gives Chandler an alergy pill to relax him and it makes him fall asleep. They go to try and get their picture taken two times. Finally they give up and the put a picture of Joey and Monica has their engagement picture. WHy use a nother person as your fiance if he's not the right guy?
I loved Chandler in this episode.
And his face expressions were just hilarious!
Not many comedy tv shows make me laugh... but this one definate cracks me up.
Phoebe and Ross acted like an old married couple (in a good way) which I thought was LOL funny.
The only thing that annoyed me was Rachel's crush on Tag Jones...telling lies to keep him for herself.
I love when she thinks he is gonna ask her out and then he says he is getting back together with his ex and she was like 'i do' and then picks up the phone and say hello when she realises what she just said. LOL!
After watching the end of the episode, I thought it was a very funny story and exactly why I watch the series! (over and over)!
While taking an engagement picture for himself and Monica, Chandler cannot make anything but a weird face. Rachel enlists Joey to take Tag out for a night on the town. Phoebe and Ross date a couple in the middle of a divorce.
Better than last couple. How the hell can Chandler not do a normal smile in front of a camera? He did with Monica! I thought that Tag was going to go out with Phoebe. He was so funny when he did Joey's how you doing thing. I so like that I don't give a rats ass thing! That was so funny!
While taking an engagement picture for himself and Monica, Chandler cannot make anything but a weird face and in 1 picture he uses his sexy bedroom face and asks monica why she marraied him. so in the end oey poses for the pictures Rachel enlists Joey to take Tag out for a night on the town but turns him into joey disrespecting women and having multiple girlfriends. Phoebe and Ross date a couple in the middle of a divorce. and then fall out with each other and then in the end the couple get back together upsetting them both. a good episode.
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