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The One Where Phoebe Runs 

Rachel is embarrassed by Phoebe's odd running style. Joey gets a new roommate. Chandler tries to impress Monica by cleaning the apartment but forgets how everything is supposed to look.


Gary Halvorson


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Elle Macpherson ... Janine Lecroix
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shannon Brown ... Bike Messenger


Joey finds sexy Janine, a dancer from Australia, as a roommate. Rachel and Phoebe go jogging together to bond. Phoebe runs like an elephant because it makes running a lot more fun but Rachel doesn't want to go jogging with her anymore because she is embarrassing. Joey can't flirt with Janine because they live together and it would be too complicated. Chandler finds out how obsessed Monica is with everything and he has to move the furniture back to how it was before he moved it. Joey is drawn to Janine and has to find a way to repel her. But Janine tells him she doesn't feel attracted to him anyway. Rachel tries Phoebe's way of running and feels so free and great doing it that she doesn't care about people staring. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

11 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One Where Phoebe Runs See more »

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USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Magna Doodle has a 4x4 truck high-centered on small hill with two muscular stick figure men are on opposite ends of the truck and in giant letters "OOPS!" is written above it all. See more »


When Phoebe intercepts Rachel in the park when she's secretly out for a run, the guy in the gray sweatshirt ends up between them. However, in the next shot he is shown just catching up to them. Also, the one of the guys sitting on the bench in the background changes from reading a magazine to a newspaper. See more »


Phoebe Buffay: I can see why running next to me would be embarrassing for you. Yeah. You're uptight.
Rachel Green: Hey, I am not. Whoa. I am not uptight. Man.
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Phoebe runs
17 February 2017 | by TomyleSee all my reviews

Excellent episode!

Rachel and Phoebe, now that they are roommates, decide to go running together to the park. Phoebe runs so weird that Rachel doesn't want to go running with her anymore because she's embarrassing.

Joey gets a beautiful new roommate and does her best to avoid flirt her and that she falls in love with him. He thinks she's interested in him, but he's wrong.

Chandler cleans Monica's apartment to give him a surprise. Then he realizes that if he does not put everything in his place he will have problems, so using photos of the apartment tries to put everything back in its place.

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