Season 6 Episode 12

The One with the Joke

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 2000 on NBC

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  • Not as good as Friends can be.

    Another fantastic episode but by far not as good as Friends can be. A joke is published in Playboy that Ross and Chandler both claim ownership of, Monica falls out with Phoebe and Joey starts working at Central Perk. The plot is good, but somehow it just isn't that funny. Probably the funniest part is the Monica / Rachel / Phoebe storyline, where they ask each other which one of them they'd go on a date with. Monica and Rachel don't choose anyone, but Phoebe picks Rachel, which irritates Monica. Overall the episode is still brilliant, but it is a disappointment compared to recent Friends episodes.