Chandler dates Rachel's boss, Joanna, again and finally breaks up with her after she handcuffs him to her office chair.Rachel then comes to Chandler's rescue, with doubts as she realizes she could get fired for going into her boss's office. As Friends wrapped up its fourth season in May of 1998, Ross and Rachel's on/off relationship still provided the show's emotional core, with the other four roommates serving as the platonic Greek chorus to the couple's climactic kisses and "on-a-break"-dom. We're rerunning it for Vulture's TV Couple Scuffle, in which we to determine the greatest couple on television in the past 30 years, and for those who were upset by the outcome of this round.It is usually broadcast in a one hour slot and presented on DVD as one complete episode, but when the episodes are split the two parts are differentiated by the suffixes Part 1 and Part 2.For his guest appearance, Gary Oldman was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.Although pairing off sitcom characters is always a risky venture, especially when a show already has one successful couple, Monica and Chandler quickly became a fan-favorite romance, with viewers loving the chemistry between Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry.For Vulture's weeklong celebration of 1998, former Friends exec producer Scott Silveri, who co-wrote the episode with future wife Shana Goldberg-Meehan (and, as with most sitcoms, lots of input from the rest of the show's writing staff) explains the genesis of the relationship, the reservations that nearly stopped it from happening, and why he thinks it added years to the show's life.
It first aired on May 17, 2001 as the finale of season seven.
Monica caters a party for her mother, but while preparing the food she loses a fake finger nail in the quiche, ruining her plans to impress her critical mother.
A salesman (Penn Jillette) comes to Chandler and Joey's apartment selling Encyclopedias and starts teaching Joey things from the books.
Joey tries to sell his entertainment unit and when showing a customer that it is big enough to fit a grown man, the customer puts a hockey stick through the handles, locking Joey in and steals everything in his and Chandler's apartment.
Monica dates Chip Matthews (Rachel's ex-boyfriend), the most popular boy from her high school, but dumps him after she realizes he is an immature loser who still lives with his parents.