Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey 

Ross makes enemies out of his new neighbors. Chandler freaks out about his relationship with Monica. Joey dates a girl who likes to playfully punch him but she doesn't realize she punches him too hard and Joey is reluctant to tell her.


Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode 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
Willie Garson ... Steve
Soleil Moon Frye ... Katie
David Dalton ... Guest #1
Linde Gibb Linde Gibb ... Guest #2
Stephon Fuller ... Guest #3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ferdinand Mehlinger Ferdinand Mehlinger ... Party Guest


Ross has found out about Chandler and Monica's relationship and is angry. Although, when he finds out that they are in love with each other he is happy with their relationship. Joey is dating a girl that keeps on hitting him (although the hitting is friendly, they punches are still quite hard). Ross finishes moving into his new apartment and the President of the Tenants Committee asks for a $100 donation (for the handyman who is retiring), as a thank you. Ross does not want to give the money as he just moved in and it's against his principles. Because everyone in the building now hates Ross, he decides to have a party to get the people in the building to like him again, but no one comes. Chandler gets all worried about commitment when everyone is joking about him and Monica getting married and having children so he gets into a fight with Monica about commitment. To say sorry he proposes to Monica but Monica makes him realize how stupid that is. Joey eventually breaks up with Katie (... Written by IMDb-Joe

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

18 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ross (David Schwimmer) is called "3B" by the other residents of his new building. Schwimmer played Josh '4B' Goldstein (nicknamed after his apartment) on NYPD Blue (1993). See more »


When Ross eats Howard's cake, the amount of cream on his lips changes between shots. See more »


Katie: You were so funny with that waiter. You're such a nut!
[Joey spills some of his coffee, scared]
Joey Tribbiani: You know, breadsticks fangs are always funny.
Katie: No, you make them funny
[starts to punch him]
Katie: You're the funny one.
Joey Tribbiani: Uh, look Katie, listen, we need to talk, okay? Uhm, I like you, I really do, I like you a lot, okay? But sometimes when you playfully punch me like that, it feels like someone's hitting me with a very tiny but a very real bat.
Katie: Aw... like I could hurt you. Are you making fun of my size?
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Featured in Friends: The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) See more »


Casey Jones
Performed by Grateful Dead
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Who is that guy?
6 September 2018 | by janltaylorSee all my reviews

In Chandlers apartment whilst he is getting weird with Monica about their relationship, there's a guy stood in the corner near the window with a white coat on. It could be Joey but the hair is different. Has anyone else noticed it?

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