Season 8 Episode 14

The One with the Secret Closet

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 2002 on NBC

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  • good

    Phoebe talks Monica into letting her give her a massage but becomes disconcerted when Monica begins making sexual noises over how good pheobes massage is. Joey dreams about being with Rachel and betraying Ross which is funny. Chandler realizes he's never seen what's in the closet by the bathroom and tries to break in and realises that it is full of old junk that monica has kept over the years. Rachel feels her baby kick for the first time and joey is there to feel it which upsets ross for not being there. so this is a very funny episode and a must reccomend.
  • Chandler goes throgh great lengths to discover what is in Monica's secret closet.

    The One with the Secret Closet is amusing enough, but it seemed more of the same. Monica stays in character as disorganized in a plot line that she doesn't even appear in - Chandler wanting to find out what's in Monica's closet.

    Rachel has false labor pains: it's an overused sit-com theme line. The twist on the doctor's confusion about who the father is is cut, but hardly ground breaking.

    The final sub-plot deals with Phoebe's unwillingness to keep Monica on as a massage client, because of the perceived sexual responses. Again, it was amusing enough, but the stereotypes of the role characters were too exaggerated.
  • What's in the closet?

    The far back closet in Monica and Chandler's appartment, Chandler soon realises that in the ten years they have lived near eachother he has never looked inside that cupbaord.

    With due reason, because inside that cupboard holds one of Monica's biggest secrets - that knowone is ever allowed to see.

    Never mind, let's just use Monica's tools to open it.
  • The Closet and what is in it...

    Good episode! Monica has a sercret closet that no one knows about then Chandler suddenly wants to know whats in it. That was so funny they thought Richard was in there. Did Chandler even get his credit card since it fell in there? That would be funny if he got it then everything came out. I was so hoping that would happen. Monica's closet is messing but neat at the same time because she said she didn't want Chandler's stuff in it or it will screw it up. Joey's dream was so funny! That was the best part of the whole episode.
  • 814

    So this episode completely butchered Monica's character. They just changed her whole character for comic relief. Although we did get to see what that door lead to after 8 years, I just felt like they could have done better with that. They made Monica messy? Does that sound like Monica Gellar to anyone? The REAL Monica Gellar would have that closet spotless because it would bother her so much, that she wouldn't be able to sleep. If she freaked out about shoes being left out in the living room in season 1, she should freak out about this.

    Now the positives: Joey continues to have an undenying strange love for Rachel. As a roommate, he is there for all the baby stuff, which Ross always misses. And he manages to forget Mona, big surprise. Her character can tend to be a tad forgettable so I don't blame Ross. Rachel moving in with Ross was good, good for plots anyway. Joey & Rachel did have a good run, but it's good that they're changing things up a bit in this sense. The father & mother of the baby living together but they're not together. Hilarious situation.

    Now we have the plot for cheap laughs, which sometimes is a good thing. Monica making sex noises while Phoebe massages her was absolutely hysterical. The ending was priceless, could not stop laughing. Good episode overall.