The One With The Two Parts (I)
Episode 16 of 24 within Season One. Item 16 of 239 overall.
Production number 456665.
David Crane - Writer
Marta Kauffman - Writer
Michael Lembeck - Director
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Chandler and Joey meet Ursula, Phoebe's twin sister; Joey begins dating Ursula, but that bothers Phoebe, who doesn't get along with her sister very well. Ross attends Lamaze class with Carol and Susan; Carol isn't sure she can go through with the delivery; Ross realizes he's really going to be a father.

Chandler can't bear to fire an employee he's attracted to, so he starts to date her and tells everyone else she's mentally unbalanced, so it isn't safe to fire her; she begins to notice people treating her oddly, so Chandler has to come clean. Ross has trouble controlling his monkey, Marcel, who switches Monica's TV into Spanish mode; no one can figure out how to switch it back. Mr. Heckles could have cats. Jamie and Fran (from Mad About You) make an appearance in Central Perk. Rachel finally gets around to taking down the Christmas lights, but falls off the balcony in the process, and ends up hanging upside down outside Mr. Heckles' window.

original airdate--February 23,1995  rating--26.1 million

network: NBC

song--"I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts

  1. "New York Minute" by Don Henley
  2. "What's the Frequency, Kenneth" by REM


Trivia--Like The One That Could Have Been, this episode had both its parts aired in the same date. Other two-part episodes have different names and had different air dates (as happened with The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break and The One The Morning After in Season 3; and with The One With Rachel's Sister and The One Where Chandler Can't Cry in Season 6). From Season 4 onwards, all season finales followed this episode's format.


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