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The One With Russ

Episode 210

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Joey gets bad reviews for his latest play and decides to quit show business... until his agent gets him an audition for a soap opera. He finds out, however, that he'd have to sleep with the casting director to get the part. Monica starts dating Fun Bobby again; she notices he seems to have a drinking problem. She confronts him and he decides to quit, after which Monica notices he's no longer any fun. Rachel dates Russ, who bears a striking resemblence to Ross.

The one where they said....

Joey: No, no, no. It.. it's too hard. It's not worth it. I quit.
Monica: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait one minute. Wait a minute. I believe this will change your mind: "In a mediocre play, Joseph Tribbiana was able to achieve brilliant new levels of..." continued on page 153... "sucking."

Ross: Yeah, but, you know, now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever seen Fun Bobby without a... a drink in his hand.
Phoebe: Yeah. Oo-oo, yeah, you know, did you notice how he always starts his stories with, um, "Okay, I was so wasted," or, "Oh, we were so bombed," or, um, oh, oh, "So I wake up, and I'm in this dumpster in Connecticut..."

Joey: Yeah, my agent just called me with an audition for Days of Our Lives!
Phoebe: Oh! Well, we have to celebrate. You know what we should do? We should do, like, a soap opera theme.
Chandler: Hey, yeah! We could all sleep together, and then one of us could get amnesia!

Russ: Oh, you are the, uh... paleontologist.
Ross: Yes, yes I am. And you are a....
Russ: Periodontist.
Monica: See? They're as different as night and... later that night.

Ross: I don't know what she sees in... in... that goober. And what, and it takes him, what? Like... like... I don't know, uh... uh, hello... a... week, to get out a sentence.

Joey: I just... I just don't think that I want it that way, though. You know? I mean, let's say I do make it, all right? I'm always gonna look back and wonder if it was because of my talent or because of... you know... the Little General.
Chandler: Didn't you used to call it the Little Major?
Joey: Yeah, but after Denise DeMarco, I had to promote it.

Chandler: Hey, would you sleep with somebody to get a great job?
Rachel: I don't know. Who would I have to sleep with?
Chandler: Me.
Rachel: Why would I have to sleep with you?
Chandler: It's my game. You want the job or not?

Ross: How'd the callback go?
Joey: It was unbelievable. I walked in there and she was all over me!
Chandler: So what'd you do?
Joey: Well, I couldn't do it. I told her I didn't want to get the part that way.
Ross: Good for you.
Joey: But wait, wait, wait. Then, after I left her office, she caught up with me at the elevator and offered me an even bigger part.
Phoebe: So... and?
Joey: So... you are now looking at Dr. Drake Ramoray, Neurosurgeon, recurring in at least four episodes!
Everyone: All right!
Joey: All right... I've got to go shower.


Written by Ira Ungerleider
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Lauren Tom as Julie
Vincent Ventresca as Fun Bobby
June Gable as Estelle Leonard
Snaro as Russ (Snaro = David Schwimmer)
Aired 1/4/96, 5/23/96