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The One with the Ballroom Dancing 

Joey is forced to help Treeger learn how to dance after he threatens to have Monica and Rachel evicted. Phoebe develops a crush on one of her clients. Ross tries to help Chandler quit the gym.


Gail Mancuso


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
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
Jason Brooks ... Rick
Mike Hagerty ... Mr. Treeger (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Rhoda Gemignani ... Mrs. Potter
E.J. Callahan ... Mr. Simon
Brien Perry ... Gym Employee
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ... Bank Officer
Amber Smith ... Maria the Gym Lady
Hope Allen ... Karen Lambert
Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Interviewer


The superintendent makes Rachel cry because he is upset about them clogging the trash shoot. Chandler is a member at the gym even though he doesn't go but he can't quit because the dreamy spandex girl always changes his mind. The superintendent wants to throw out Monica and Rachel because Monica has been illegally subletting the apartment. Phoebe has a crush on her client Rick but she would get fired for fooling around with him. Ross goes to the gym with Chandler to give him courage to quit. But when Maria appears Ross can't say no to a membership. Joey goes to convince the superintendent not to kick our Monica and Rachel. In turn for that favour Joey will help the superintendent practice dancing for the superintendents' ball. They have the great idea to close their accounts at the bank so the gym can't charge them. Joey begins to enjoy the ballroom dancing. Phoebe and Rick make out. Phoebe finds out that Rick is married and also gets fired because her boss caught them kissing. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The transition scene with the sign where Phoebe works is a real location and telephone number, 212-486-1122, for Healing Hands massage shop on Lexington Avenue. See more »


In the opening scene, the whole reason Rachel has to go to the trash room is because Monica has accused her of putting an empty pizza box back in the refrigerator. Moments later in the trash room, when Rachel is confronted by Mr. Treeger, she opens the pizza box and offers him the two slices of pizza still in the box. See more »


Monica: You go down there, and you suck up to him! I mean, you suck like you've never sucked before!
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Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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