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Friends: The One With Phoebe's Dad

It's Christmas, and Phoebe is shocked to learn her grandmother has been lying to her about her long-lost father and hatches a plan to find the father who abandoned her when she was a child. Taking Joey and Chandler along, Phoebe finds his address. But what will she find? Meanwhile, Monica's Christmas party is turned into a sauna party when Ross breaks the knob off the heater, whilst Ross attempts to win back Rachel by asking her to make a list about his good and bad points, giving her the opportunity to get revenge.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 457309
Airdate: Thursday December 14th, 1995

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
James Michael Tyler
As Gunther
Michael G. Hagerty
As Mr. Treeger
Audra Lindley
As Frances
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
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Nat King ColeThe Christmas Song 

Episode Quotes
Phoebe: Ugly Naked Guy is decorating his tree. Oh my God, you should see the size of his Christmas Balls!

Phoebe: A plate of brownies once told me a limerick.
Chandler: Pheebs, let me ask you something, were, were these, uh, funny brownies?
Phoebe: Not especially. But you know what, I think they had pot in them.

Ross: Yeah, but not very well, unless 14-across, 'Gershwin musical' actually is bitemebitemebitemebiteme.

Rachel: Phoebe, I thought your dad was in prison.
Phoebe: No, that's my stepdad. My real dad's the one that ran out on us before I was born.
Rachel: How have you never been on Oprah?

Joey: So anyway, I'm trying to get my boss's ex-wife to sleep with me. . .
Everyone: Joey!!!
Joey: Oh, but when Phoebe has a problem, everyone's all ears!

Phoebe: I smell smoke. Maybe that's 'cause someone's pants are on fire!

Chandler: You know I remember my father, all dressed up in the red suit, the big black boots, and the patent leather belt, sneakin' around downstairs. He didn't want anybody to see him but he'd be drunk so he'd stumble, crash into something and wake everybody up.
Rachel: Well, that doesn't sound like a very merry Christmas.
Chandler: Who said anything about Christmas?

Monica: (about Phoebe) I hope she's OK.
Joey: Yeah, I know exactly what she's going through.
Monica: How do you know exactly what she's going through?
Joey: She told us.

Monica: You guys haven't gotten your presents yet? Tomorrow's Christmas Eve, what're you gonna do?
Chandler: Don't you have to be Claymation to say stuff like that?

Phoebe: Hello, Grandma, if that is in fact your real name...

Phoebe: (to a picture of Einstein) Wish me luck, Grandpa!

Monica: Hey, it's Funny's cousin, Not Funny!

Chandler: Ho, ho, ho, holy crap is it hot in here!

Warning: Friends season 2 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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