SEASON 1 Episode Guide

TOW The Pilot
(Series Premiere-94/95)

Rachel leaves Barry at the alter and moves in with Monica. Monica goes on a date with Paul the wine guy, who turns out to be less than sincere. Ross is depressed about his marriage to a lesbian after she dumps him.Joey compares women to ice cream. Everyone watches Spanish soaps. Ross reveals his high school crush on Rachel.

TOW the Sonogram at the End

Ross finds out his ex-wife is pregnant, and he has to attend the sonogram along with Susan. Ugly Naked Guy gets a thigh-master. Ross and Monica's parents come for dinner, which stresses Monica out.Ross and Rachel console each other. Rachel returns the ring to Barry, who is much less upset about the break-up than expected.

TOW the Thumb

Ross discovers the fate of his childhood pet, Chichi. Chandler starts smoking again; when the group complains,he diverts their attention to their own faults. Phoebe gets money she doesn't want; she complains and gets more; shegives it away and gets a can of soda in return... which contains a thumb. The beverage company givesher $7000. Monica's new boyfriend (Alan) is a hit with her friends, but Monica's not too sure.

TOW George Stephanopoulos

Ross, upset about it being the anniversary of his first time with Carol, goes to a hockey game with Chandler and Joey and gets a puck in the face; they end up at the hospital, where Ross reveals that Carol is the only woman he's even been intimate with. Rachel gets a visit from her old friends, which depresses her about her life. The women have a slumber party, which isn't very fun until they spy on George Stephanopoulos.

TOW The East-German Laundry Detergent

Chandler and Phoebe decide to break up with Janice and Tony on the same night; Phoebe's goes really well but Chandler has a harder time. Ross arranges to do laundry with Rachel and Monica; Monica cancels, leaving just the two of them; Rachel reveals she's never done laundry before... and accidentally dyes all her white clothes pink. Joey wants his ex-girlfriend (Angela) to break up with her boyfriend (Bob), so he arranges for Monica and him to double date with them... buthe tells Monica that Angela and Bob are siblings. Ugly Naked Guy lays kitchen tile. Janice buys Chandler Bullwinkle socks. Rachel is so happy about her laundry experience that she kisses Ross.

TOW The Butt

Everyone attends Joey's new musical, Freud! While there, Chandler meets a beautiful and exotic woman, Aurora, and begins dating her. Joey gets picked up by the Estelle Leonard Talent Agency, which gets him a job as Al Pacino's butt double. However, he loses the job by overeacting. Rachel cleans the apartment by herself for the first time; however, she moves the green ottoman, which starts Monica obsessing. Chandler finds out Aurora is married and already has another boyfriend. When she picks up still another, Chandler isn't sure he can take it.

TOW The Blackout

New York City is blacked out (due to a mishap Jamie Buchman caused on Mad About You). Chandler is trapped in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre. The rest of the gang hangs out at Monica andRachel's apartment. Ugly Naked Guy lights a bunch of candles and has a slight accident.While trying to share his feelings with Rachel, Ross is attacked by a cat. While searching for the cat's owner, Rachel and Phoebe meet "the Wierd Man", known in later episodes as Mr. Heckle. He tries to claim the cat, but it obviously isn't his. The cat turns out to belong to Paolo, an Italian hunk who lives in the building and doesn't speak much English.

TOW Nana Dies Twice

Chandler finds out a lot of people think he's gay when they first meet him; he tries to find out why. Paolo gives Rachel calls and shoes from Rome. Ross and Monica's grandmother dies... twice; At the funeral, Joey watches a football game on a portable TV; Ross falls into an open grave and hurts his back, then gets a bit loopy on muscle relaxers. Monica tries to deal with her mother's criticisms.

TOW Underdog Gets Away

Joey poses for a health poster, but later finds out he's become the V.D.poster boy. Ross finds out Susan is reading to the unborn baby and decides he must, too. Ross and Monica plan their own Thanksgiving dinner because their parents are away; Phoebe joins them, because she celebrates with her grandmother and her grandmother's boyfriend... in December... because he's lunar; Joey joinsin because his family thinks he has V.D.; Monica has to make three kinds of potatoes. Chandler plans to boycott Thanksgiving because his parents announced their divorce on that day; Rachel has plans to go to Vale to be with her family.The Underdog balloon breaks free during the parade; everyone goes to the roofto watch but they get locked out of Monica's apartment; the dinner is burned and Rachel misses her flight. Everyone ends up eating Chandler's cheese sandwiches and Funyuns for Dinner. Ugly Naked Guy has Thanksgiving dinner with Ugly NakedGal, and there's Ugly Naked Dancing.

TOW The Monkey

All single, the group all agree to spend New Year's Eve together without dates but everyone ends up with dates; Pheobe falls in love with a scientist; Ross gets a pet monkey.

TOW Mrs. Bing

Chandler's mother (Morgan Fairchild) visits and causes all kinds of trouble; Monica and Phoebe compete over a comatose guy.

TOW The Dozen Lasagnas

Rachel mulls a weekend trip with her boyfriend who has just made a pass at Phoebe; Joey and Chandler buy a new table; Ross finds out the sex of his baby.

TOW The Boobies

Chandler sees Rachel naked and Rachel tries to see Chandler naked but sees Joey naked instead; Phoebe's psychiatrist boyfriend annoys everyone with his analysis of their lives; Joey finds out his father's having an affair.

TOW The Candy Hearts

On Valentine's day, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe have a boyfriend bonfire; Ross has his first date in years and bumps into his ex-wife; Chandler has a blind date with Janice.

TOW The Stoned Guy

Chandler gets an undesired promotion; Monica cooks a sample dinner to get a job as a head chef; Ross learns to talk dirty.

TOW The Two Parts
(Part 1)

Joey wants to date Phoebe's twin sister Ursula; Chandler has to fire an attractive employee. Helen Hunt and Leila Kenzle (From Mad About You) guest star as they stumble into Central Perk. Rachel hurts her ankle taking down Christmas lights.

TOW The Two Parts
(Part 2)

Monica rushes Rachel to the emergency room; Phoebe is upset that Joey is dating her sister-who she does not get along with; Ross worries about fatherhood. George Clooney and Noah Wiley (From ER) guest star as doctors at the hospital.

TOW All The Poker

After losing at poker to the guys, the girls want a re-match; Rachel looks for a job.

TOW The Monkey Gets Away

Ross decides to woo Rachel when she manages to misplace his monkey.

TOW The Evil Orthodontist

Rachel may be falling for her ex-fiance; someone is peeping into Monica's apartment.

TOW The Fake Monica

Monica befriends the woman who steals her credit card.

TOW The Ick Factor

Monica discovers her boyfriend is a lot younger than she thought he was; Rachel is having erotic dreams about all the guys except Ross; Phoebe fills in for Chandler's secretary; Everyone mocks the way Chandler speaks.

TOW The Birth

Carol goes into labor and Ross and Susan have a big fight; Phoebe, Ross and Susan get trapped in a janitor room during Carol's birth. Joey helps a single mother give birth.

TOW Rachel Finds Out
(94/95 Season Finale)

Chandler accidentaly reveals to Rachel that Ross loves her while Ross is away in China trying to acquire a bone for the museum. Rachel goes to the airport to wait for Ross when he gets off the plane.

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