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Friends: The One Where Joey Moves Out

After fighting with Chandler about both of their bad habits, Joey visits a fellow actors apartment and is faced with a tough decision when he is offered the apartment - he wants to try living alone for the first time. But he doesn't want to ruin his brotherly relationship with Chandler. Meanwhile, Monica and Ross attend their father's birthday party. Richard is also invited, and Monica decides it's time to tell her parents of their romance, whilst Phoebe persuades Rachel to join her in getting a tattoo.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 457316
Airdate: Thursday February 15th, 1996

Director: Michael Lembeck
Writer: Betsy Borns


  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Audrie J. Neenan
As Emily
Recurring
Christina Pickles
As Judy Geller
Recurring
Elliott Gould
As Jack Geller
Recurring
Josie DiVincenzo
As Tattoo Artist
Recurring
Tom Selleck
As Dr. Richard Burke
Recurring
Warren Berlinger
As Bob
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 Quotes
Joey: Man this is weird. Ever realize Cap’ Crunch's eyebrows are actually on his hat?
Chandler: That's what's weird? Joey, the man's been captain of a cereal for the last 40 years.

Joey: Hey, why can't we use the same toothbrush, but we can use the same soap?
Chandler: Because soap is soap. It's self-cleaning.
Joey: Alright, well next time you take a shower, think about the last thing I wash and the first thing you wash.

(About getting a tattoo)
Phoebe: Um, I'm getting a lily. For my Mom, 'cause her name's Lily.
Chandler: Wow, that's lucky. What if her name was Big Ugly Splotch?

Joey: So, is today the day you're gonna tell them about you two?
Monica: Yeah... For my dad's birthday, I decided to give him a stroke.

Ross: I don't think mom and dad would mind. Remember when you were 9 and Richard was 30, how dad used to say, "God I hope they get together."

Mrs. Geller: So, you kids thank Dr. Burke for the ride?
Ross: Uh, actually mom, I think Monica thanked him for the both of us.

Joey: I was just in the bathroom, and there's mirrors on both sides of you. So when you're in there it's like you're peeing with the Rockettes.
Chandler: Wow, there's my fantasy come true. (pause) No, seriously.

Phoebe: Is this how this relationship's gonna work? Ross equals boss? I mean, come on what is this, 1922?
Rachel: What's 1922?
Phoebe: Just, you know, long time ago. Well, when men used to tell women what to do - a lot. And then there was suffrage, which is a good thing but is sounds horrible.

Joey: It's not like we agreed to live together forever. We're not Bert and Ernie

Monica: You remember that video I found of mom and dad?
Ross: Yeah.
Monica: Well, I just caught the live show.

Phoebe: I was gonna get it but then he came in with this needle and uh, di-, did you know they do this with needles?
Rachel: Really? You don't say, because mine was licked on by kittens!!!

Joey: I don't wanna leave you high and dry.
Chandler: Hey, no, I've never been lower or wetter.

Chandler: Your little men are gonna get scored on more times than your sister.
Joey: Woah, woah, woah, woah. Which sister?

Phoebe: This is a tattoo of the earth as seen from a great, great distance. It's the way my mother sees me from heaven.
Rachel: Oh, what a load of crap. That is a dot. Your mother is up in heaven going, "Where the hell is my lily, you wuss?"



Warning: Friends season 2 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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