Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Boobies 

Joey finds out his dad has a mistress. Rachel tries to even the score after Chandler inadvertently catches a glimpse of her breasts. Phoebe dates a shrink who analyzes the gang.


Alan Myerson


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Robert Costanzo ... Joey Tribbiani, Sr.
Lee Garlington ... Ronni
Fisher Stevens ... Roger
Brenda Vaccaro ... Gloria Tribbiani


Rachel tries to get even with Chandler after he walks into her apartment and gets a peek at her breasts. After Joey's father comes to visit, Joey discovers that his father is cheating on his mother. The gang hates Phoebe's new boyfriend because of his annoying analysis of their lives.

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

19 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Costanzo and Lee Garlington who play Joey Sr. and Ronni respectively, both appear as an on screen couple. They would go on to play another on-screen couple nine years later, Annette and Paul D'Angelo, the parents of Will Truman's boyfriend, Vince, in the Will & Grace: Queens for a Day: Part 1 (2004). See more »


The audio of some of Rachel's lines when she confronts Chandler for seeing her naked is off by just a split second. See more »


[after Joey's mother comes by]
Gloria Tribbiani: Your father is no James Bond. You should've heard this guy's excuses. "I'm sleeping over at my accountant's". What is that?
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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My Favourite Episode Of Season One
23 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

After meeting both Ross and Monica's parents and then Chandlers mother earlier in the first season, it's Joeys turn to have his parents turn up.

Plot In A Paragraph: Joey's Dad is in town and a secret is revealed that troubles Joey. Pheobe is dating a psychiatrist who managed to upset almost the entire group by analysing them. And Rachel is furious when Chandler accidentally sees her boobs.

My favourite episode of the first season so far. The whole "tit for tat" running joke was very funny.

We also see some serious bonding when they share a bed.

I enjoyed Fisher Stevens as Roger, Pheobe's boyfriend. And really feel they could have kept him round a bit longer. Robert Costanzo is fun as Joey's Dad, Lee Garlington was OK as Ronnie and Brenda Vaccaro as fine as Gloria Tribbiani.

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