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The One with the Race Car Bed 

Joey becomes a learning extension teacher in soap acting, and loves the respect from even more clueless kids. Monica chooses a ridiculously cheap bed from Janices ex; Phoebe signs for her ... See full summary »

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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Cal
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Mattress King
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Shashi Bhatia ...
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Joey becomes a learning extension teacher in soap acting, and loves the respect from even more clueless kids. Monica chooses a ridiculously cheap bed from Janices ex; Phoebe signs for her at delivery- of another bed, a childish race car! Rachel convinces Ross to dine with her dad, who takes him down even worse then he feared; the next day Ross and Dr. Green find each-other making fun about Rachel's chiropractor and various lack of good sense. When Joey hears one of his students also auditions for the same role he wants, he tries to eliminate him by bad advice to play the boxer gay, but the effect surprises him, though less then what he sees at the Mattress King when trying to get Monica's original bed. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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7 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In this episode we can see Phoebe is left handed when she signs for Monica's bed, but throughout the series she plays her guitar right handed. See more »

Goofs

When the mattress is delivered to Monica's place, Phoebe pretends to be Monica and proceeds to sign the form. Upside down. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leonard Green: Do you know what rust does to a boat?
Ross Geller: Give it that nice, antique-y look?
Dr. Leonard Green: Rust is boat cancer.
Ross Geller: I'm sorry. When I was a kid, I lost a bike to that.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Baby Elephant Walk
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Hummed by Matt LeBlanc
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Matt Le Blanc Is Brilliant Here
17 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was going to rate this episode as 7/10, but I'm giving it an extra bonus point just for how awesome Matt Le Blanc was in this episode. His acting class is the stuff of great TV and is certainly classic "Friends" Plot In A Paragraph: Joey starts teaching a soap opera class at the local college, but when he finds out one of his students is up for the same role as him, he tries to sabotage his student. Monica buys a bed from Janice's ex "The Mattress King" for a ridiculous price and Ross endures a horrible time when he goes out for a meal with Rachel and her Dad.

The revelation at the end of the episode will obviously have a baring on the future plots.


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