Friends (1994–2004)
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The One Where the Stripper Cries 

Old secrets come to light when Ross and Chandler attend a college reunion. Monica and Rachel throw Phoebe a bachelorette party. Joey appears as a celebrity partner on a game show.


Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)


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




Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Danny DeVito ... Roy - The Stripper
Ellen Pompeo ... Missy Goldberg
Donny Osmond ... Donny Osmond
Gregory Jbara ... Gene - 'Pyramid' Contestant
Leslie Charleson ... Leslie Charleson
Kimberley Davies ... Adrienne Turner
Ryan Carlberg ... Pizza Delivery Boy
Cyndi Martino Cyndi Martino ... Henrietta
Matthew Mullany Matthew Mullany ... Stage Manager


Phoebe's bachelorette party has no strippers, but Phoebe had wanted one - so Rachel and Monica hurriedly hire a stripper, but he turns out to be at least 50 years old, and under 5 feet tall. Joey appears as a celebrity partner on "Pyramid", but his narrow frame of reference produces less-than-desirable clues and answers. Chandler and Ross go to a college reunion, and recall what they did as freshmen in 1987, inadvertently revealing that they had both broken their longtime pact about dating. Chandler tells Ross that he kissed Rachel at a party, and Ross gets upset because that was the night he thinks he kissed Rachel for the first time - but Monica remembers the night differently.

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

5 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Ross makes mention of a number of different people that he would like to see while at the reunion, one of them being Michael Skloff and another being Jeffrey Klarik. Michael Skloff is the co-writer of the iconic Friends (1994) theme song as well as additional music for the run of the entire series. Michael's wife, Marta Kauffman, was a co-creator of the series as well as a co-writer of the aforementioned theme song. Jeffrey Klarik is the lifetime partner of co-creator David Crane. See more »


When Rachel and Monica are dancing in the flashback, they are both holding cups. It is obvious that nothing is in the cups, but Rachel drinks from hers as Monica fetches the pizza. There isn't enough time for her to fill her cup even when she is not in the shot. See more »


Roy, the Stripper: [in tears] Big surprise! The hunk of beef has feelings!
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References Win, Lose or Draw (1987) See more »


Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green & Ron Kersey
Performed by The Trammps
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One of the Top Ten
7 April 2019 | by gulfgriffinSee all my reviews

This is without a doubt one of the best episodes of friends. there are 3 different plots for characters and all are as funny as each other. and of course... there's Danny DeVito...

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