Friends

Season 9 Episode 20

The One with the Soap Opera Party

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 24, 2003 on NBC
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Joey doesn't tell the gang about his plans to throw a party on the roof of the building. He also hides the fact that he's invited the Days of Our Lives cast, since the girls embarrass him when they meet stars. Rachel discovers the truth about the party and soon, everybody knows (except for Chandler). Ross meets a new colleague and, instantly attracted to her, invites her to the party. Rachel and Monica go the party and act like crazed fans while Ross is intimidated by Charlie's former boyfriends. Meanwhile, Chandler is at a play alone. At the end of the party, Rachel is looking for Joey and Ross is looking for Charlie, and they find Joey and Charlie kissing.moreless

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  • Chandler watches a lesbian play and the others go to a rooftop party with the cast of Days of Our Lives.

    10
    I just loved this episode. It gioes like this:

    Every year Joey sends the gang on a trip but he nevers goes because at that time he is having a secret rooftop party with the Days Of Our lives cast. Rachel discovers this and tells all the gang but Chandler because he's not there. So Chandler has to go to watch a play because he was never told about the party, the play turns out to be a horrible play.

    In the meantime the gang is embarasing Joey at the party and Rachel gets a lot of phone numbers. Ross is also with a girl he is trying to date but his date (Charlie) ends up making up with Joey at the same time Rachel decides to go and kiss Joey but she and Ross see Jpey and Charlie kissing.moreless
  • Joey has a party on top of the roof.

    9.2
    Great episode! Joey has the gang go to a play so he can go to his party. Rachel soon finds out and ends up faking sick but everyone else finds out except Chandler who ends up going. Ross meets Charlie another professor and then and other which they later ditch. That was so funny when Monica was like take off your robe to Joey and he does and he is naked. Chandler sure got Monica and Phoebe back when they ended up going to the play and then he ditched them. Nice Chandler! I was so shocked to see Joey and Charlie kissing. That was a total shock!!moreless
  • funny, but sad

    10
    Joey doesn't tell the gang about his plans to throw a party on the roof of the building. He also hides the fact that he's invited the "Days of Our Lives" cast, since the girls embarrass him when they meet stars. Rachel discovers the truth about the party and soon, everybody knows (except for Chandler). Ross meets a new colleague and, instantly attracted to her, invites her to the party. Rachel and Monica go the party and act like crazed fans while Ross is intimidated by Charlie's former boyfriends. Meanwhile, Chandler is at a play alone. At the end of the party, Rachel is looking for Joey and Ross is looking for Charlie, and they find Joey and Charlie kissing.moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Bitter Woman on Stage

Guest Star

Ken Lerner

Ken Lerner

Professor Spafford

Guest Star

Ethan Erickson

Ethan Erickson

Dirk

Guest Star

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Charlie Wheeler

Recurring Role

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler

Gunther

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: The woman in the one-woman play is actor Alex Borstein, who plays the voice of Lois Griffin on the animated TV show Family Guy.

    • Goof: When Chandler is on his own in the theater, he is unhappy and wants to leave. But as he is leaving, the show starts and he seems too scared to leave now. But at the end of the episode when he gets his revenge on Monica and Pheobe by taking them to the theater, Chandler is more than happy to run out after the show started.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of Hello Kitty

    • Goof: When, Ross, Phoebe, and Rachel are together, and Ross is pouring the wine, the wine is tilted. One second later Ross is no longer holding it, and there was no sign of him putting it down.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Rachel: How is it going with Charlie?
      Ross: (Sarcastically) Oh, great! After I finish my wine I'm going to blow my... average-sized brains out.
      Phoebe: Oh, what's the matter?
      Ross: She only dates geniuses and Nobel Prize winners. Oh, my God, at the Chinese restaurant earlier today, I put chopsticks in my mouth and pretended to be a woolly mammoth.
      Rachel: I always loved that!
      Ross: Of course you would, your brains are smaller than mine!

    • Rachel: I'm not feeling really well. I think I can't get out for the play.
      Ross: Really? What's wrong?
      Rachel: I don't know. I think it's kind of serious. Oh, you know... I was watching this thing on TV this morning about... Newcastle disease... and I think I might have it.
      Charlie: Newcastle disease is a secretion borne virus that only affects chickens and... other poultry.
      Rachel: Okay, who is this?

    • Rachel: Joey, why wouldn't you invite us to your parties?
      Joey: You're fine, okay? But everyone else acts like an idiot around famous people.
      Rachel: Well, then so you just invite me.
      Joey: Please, I was trying to be nice. You're the worst one!

    • Monica: (To Chandler, about Ross and Charlie) Twenty bucks says they're married within the month.

    • Monica: Who do you know that are friends that just fool around?
      Rachel: Okay, off the top of my head... Don and Janet.
      Monica: Who, who are they?
      Rachel: I know them from work.
      Monica: Both of them?
      Rachel: No, one of them...
      Monica: Which one?
      Rachel: I don't know, what were the names I just said?
      Monica: Rachel, things can get incredibly complicated.
      Rachel: All right, all right, you're right. I won't do anything with Joey, I just thought that we-- (She sees Joey coming out of Monica's apartment) Okay, so that would be two cups of tarragon, one pound of baking soda, and one red onion? (Joey enters his apartment)
      Monica: What the hell are you cooking?!

    • Monica: You're not sick!
      Rachel: What? Yes I am.
      Monica: (Opening Rachel's robe) Okay, then why are you all dressed up?!
      Rachel: When you're sick, you do whatever you can to make yourself feel better!

    • Rachel: I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna kiss Joey.
      Monica: No! You can't. Friends hooking up is a bad idea.
      Rachel: What about you and Chandler?
      Monica: That's different, I was drunk and stupid.
      Rachel: Well, hello!

    • Monica: Hey, Joey said no autographs! But if she's getting one, I want one to. To Monica. And none of this "best wishes" crap. I want "Love."
      Rachel: Okay, actually, uh, Mon, Matthew was giving me his phone number.
      Monica: Oh, man! If I had known I was coming to this party, I would have never got married!

    • Joey: What are you doing tomorrow night?
      Chandler: Oh, well, let me see. I believe I'm... yes, falling asleep in front of the TV.
      Joey: My agent hooked me up with six tickets to a great play.
      Chandler: I could fall asleep at a play.

    • Rachel: That's why he's sending you to the play. That's why he sent us to that medieval restaurant, and to that button factory.
      Phoebe: And that horrible museum tour?
      Ross: No, I arranged that.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Charlie: No... but he did just win the MacArthur Genius Grant.

      The MacArthur Fellows Program, also called the Genius Grant informally, is a real grant for promising individuals. It entails a stipend of $500,000 to the recipient, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years.

    • Joey: And this guy is in a cult. It'll cost you five thousand dollars to get to Level Three, and I don't feel any different!

      This is most likely a reference to Scientology, a controversial religion which charges members large sums of money to advance through various levels of spiritual training.

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