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Friends: The One Where Underdog Gets Away

Joey becomes the "poster boy" for VD - which makes it difficult to hit on the ladies. Monica cooks a big Thanksgiving dinner for the gang, but it burns when they lock themselves out of the apartment after watching the Macy's parade. Ross sings to Carol's pregnant belly when he learns that Susan does it.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 456659
Airdate: Thursday November 17th, 1994



  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jane Sibbett
As Carol
Recurring
Jessica Hecht
As Susan
Recurring
Max Wright (1)
As Terry
Recurring
Lara Harris
As Obsession Girl

Uncredited
James Michael Tyler
As Gunther
Recurring
Main Cast
Jennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Courteney Cox
As Monica Geller-Bing
Lisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Matt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of Jane Sibbett as Carol, a role she holds for the rest of the series. Anita Barone, who played the role to begin with, left to look for more permanent work.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The PoliceDon't Stand So Close To Me 


Episode Quotes
Rachel: (to a costumer) Excuse me, sir. Hi, you come in here all time. I was just wondering, do you think there's a possibility that you could give me an advance on my tips?

Chandler: And this from the Cry for Help department: Are you wearing makeup?
Joey: Yes, I am. As of today, I am officially Joey Tribbiani, actor/model.
Chandler: That's so funny, 'cause I was thinking you look more like Joey Tribbiani, man/woman.

Ross: Wow, you guys sure have a lot of books about being a lesbian.
Susan: Well, you know, you have to take a course. Otherwise, they don't let you do it.

Susan: (to Ross) We just refer to you as Bobo the Sperm Guy.

Chandler: It's very difficult to appreciate a Thanksgiving dinner once you've seen it in reverse.

Joey: Set another place for Thanksgiving. My entire family thinks I have VD.
Chandler: "Tonight, on a very special Blossom."

Joey: Hey, Monica, I got a question. I don't see any tater tots.
Monica: That's not a question.

Chandler: The most unbelievable thing has happened. Underdog has just gotten away.
Joey: The balloon?
Chandler: No, no, the actual cartoon character. Of course the balloon!

Chandler: Come on. An 80-foot inflatable dog let loose over the city. How often does that happen?
Phoebe: Almost never!

Ross: (singing to his unborn baby) Hey, hey, I'm your daddy. I'm the one without any breasts.

Chandler: So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm very thankful that all of your Thanksgivings sucked.
Rachel: That's so sweet.
Phoebe: Thank you.
Ross: And hey, here's to a lousy Christmas.
Rachel: And a crappy New Year.
Chandler: Here, here!



Episode Goofs
When they all run up to the roof to watch Underdog, the door slams shut and locks. However, right before, Ross had left and slammed the door, but Chandler still came in from the outside. Nobody else touched the door between the two events, so it doesn't make sense that it would lock this time, when it didn't before.



Warning: Friends season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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