Friends (1994–2004)
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The One After the Superbowl: Part 1 

Ross goes to visit Marcel whilst on a trip to California and discovers he is working in commercials. Joey receives a fan letter from an attractive but unstable woman. Phoebe is asked to sing for children at a library.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Chris Isaak ... Rob Donnen
Brooke Shields ... Erika Ford
Dan Castellaneta ... The Zoo Keeper
Fred Willard ... Mr. Lipson
Roark Critchlow ... Dr. Mike Horton
Sean Masterson ... 'Monkeyshine' Guy
Tahj Mowry ... Little Boy
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Security Guard
D. Elliot Woods ... Waiter (as Elliot Woods)
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Storyline

Joey's first fan-mail -for his character, Dr. Drake Ramore- is from Erika Ford, who sounds like a crazy stalker, so Chandler and he are scared when she turns up, but given her looks he accepts to dine together- enough for her to think she's Drake's fiancée. Hunky Rob Donan invites Phoebe to play songs for kids in the public library, but her brutally honest lyrics shock the parents. After seeing a monkey like Marcel in a commercial, Ross decides to visit him in the San Diego Zoo, where he's officially told the capucin died but hears the truth from a hush-hush caretaker: he's in a movie being shot in New York so they all go there... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brooke Shields, who plays Erica Ford in this episode, stars in Freeway (1996), alongside Reese Witherspoon , who would play Rachel's sister Jill in consecutive season six episodes Friends: The One with Rachel's Sister (2000) and Friends: The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2000). See more »

Goofs

"Erica" sent a fan letter to Joey's soap opera character Drake but sent it directly to Joey's apartment, and she later showed up at his door. She could not have found his address and apartment number without knowing Joey's real name, and she clearly believed he was really Drake and had no idea he was an actor named Joey. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: [Phoebe has been hired to sing in a children's program at the library] Oh, Grandma is a person that everyone likes, / She bought you a toy train and a bright shiny bike, / But lately she hasn't been coming to dinner, / The last time you saw her she looked a lot thinner. Now your parents told you she moved to Peru, / but the truth is she died and someday you will too.
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Connections

References Outbreak (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Looks Like We Made It
(uncredited)
By Richard Kerr and Will Jennings
Performed by Barry Manilow
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A Return To Form
11 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

A return to form for "Friends" after a few so so episodes, helped in no small part by a couple of guest stars Plot In A Paragraph: Joey is initially delighted to get his very own stalker, especially when he sees how hot she is (Brooke Sheilds) and he goes on a date with her. Meanwhile Phoebe is asked to sing songs for some children at a local school by a teacher (Chris Isaac) however, whilst ppular with the kids, the parents are less than thrilled by her honest songs. Elsewhere Ross tries to track down Marcel his former pet monkey who used to live with him.

I'm glad the show is back on track, and this has been one of the best episodes for a while


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