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The One Where Joey Speaks French 

Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition; Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack.


Gary Halvorson


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




Episode credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller-Bing (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
Anna Faris ... Erica
Ron Leibman ... Dr. Leonard Green
Hira Ambrosino ... Nurse
Alex Craig Mann ... Casting Assistant
Tim Rhoze ... Director (as Tim Edward Rhoze)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Fortin André Fortin ... The Guy on the Tape (voice)


Ross accompanies Rachel to Long Island after her father has a heart attack. Rachel wants to have sex with Ross, but he rejects her and they make a promise never to sleep together again. Erica comes to town, and Monica and Chandler find out that the baby's father might be a shovel killer. Phoebe, back from her honeymoon helps Joey prepare for an audition by teaching him how to speak French. Joey does not progress well, even on the first line, and Phoebe says he will never learn French, and runs out on their lessons. Written by Anonymous

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speaking french | See All (1) »


Comedy | Romance


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English | French

Release Date:

19 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joey suggests to Erica that she should climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty during her visit to New York. During the year in which this episode took place (2004), tourists were not yet allowed to climb up to the top of the Statue of Liberty due to the attacks on September 11, 2001. See more »


When Monica removes her coat after Erica leaves the kitchen, she drops her scarf on the ground and doesn't pick it up through the entire scene. Monica leaving any piece of clothing on the floor for more than a few seconds is unlikely. See more »


Rachel Green: [to the nurse] Excuse me, I'm here to see my father. My name is Rachel Green.
Dr. Ross Geller: And I'm Dr. Ross Geller.
[Rachel turns to face Ross]
Rachel Green: Ross, please. This is a hospital, OK? That actually mean something here.
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10 seconds !!!
19 April 2019 | by tomronning50See all my reviews

Classic scene where Joey drinks a gallon of milk in 10 seconds . . .

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