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Friends: The One With the Girl Who Hits Joey

Joey has a new girlfriend called Katie: she's sweet, cheerful, attractive and has a wacky personality. Unluckily for Joey, she is very strong and energetic and keeps playfully punching his arm, which causes him extreme pain. Meanwhile, Ross is public enemy number 1 in his new apartment block after he refuses to contribute to a fund for Howard, the retiring handyman. Ross arranges a party in a desperate effort to make peace. But he is annoyed when everyone in the block seems to prefer Phoebe to him. Elsewhere, Chandler and Monica are excited about their future now that everyone knows about them. But Chandler's trouble with commitment and his immaturity to a serious relationship threatens to ruin things for them.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x15
Production Number: 467665
Airdate: Thursday February 18th, 1999

Director: Kevin S. Bright
Writer: Adam Chase

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David DaltonDavid Dalton
As Guest #1
Linde GibbLinde Gibb
As Guest #2
Stephon FullerStephon Fuller
As Guest #3
Main Cast
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
As Monica Geller-Bing
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Episode Notes
The Etch A Sketch board on the door of Joey's apartment shows a heart with the text "C. B. + M. G." inside it (and "4ever" just outside of it), which are the initials of Chandler and Monica. This would most likely be done by Joey since everybody now knows about their relationship and he doesn't have to keep it a secret anymore.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billie Joe Armstrong & Penelope HustonAngel and the Jerk 
Fatboy SlimThe Rockafeller SkankRoss sits alone at his party
Grateful DeadCasey Jones 

Warning: Friends season 5 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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