Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Soap Opera Party 

Joey throws a cast party on the roof of his building where he ends up making out with an attractive professor that Ross had a crush on.


Sheldon Epps


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 3 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
Aisha Tyler ... Charlie Wheeler
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Ken Lerner ... Professor Spafford
Alex Borstein ... Bitter Woman on Stage
Ethan Erickson ... Dirk
Matthew Ashford ... Matthew Ashford
Kyle Lowder ... Kyle Lowder


Joey secretly plans a party for Soap Opera Stars because Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel always embarrass him every time they meet a star. Rachel finds out about the party and tells everyone else, except for Chandler is waiting for them at theater to see a play. Ross meets a woman named Charlie and invites her to the party. Monica and Rachel are going bananas when they are meeting all the stars. Ross is scared when Charlie describes all of her former boyfriends. At the end, Rachel is looking for Joey and Ross is looking for Charlie. They find them kissing. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Four stars of the real version of the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives (1965) had cameos, attending Joey's rooftop 'Soap Opera' party as themselves; Kyle Lowder who played Brady Black from 2000 to 2005 and Matthew Ashford who played Jack Deveraux from 1987 to 2012. Also, in the background, are Farrah Fath who played Mimi Lockhart, and Alexis Thorpe who played Cassie Brady. See more »


Monica tells Rachel not to sleep with Joey because they're friends but Monica did the same thing in The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends. See more »


Rachel Green: You are having a party tonight?
Joey Tribbiani: I am kind of having a thing for the Days of Our Lives people.
Rachel Green: And you weren't gonna tell us? How did you thing you were gonna get away with that?
Joey Tribbiani: I do it every year.
Rachel Green: You do it every year?
Joey Tribbiani: I didn't have to tell you that!
Rachel Green: That's why you got us tickets to that play! To get rid of us!
Joey Tribbiani: Yeah...
Rachel Green: And last year, is that why you sent us to that Medieval times restaurant?
Joey Tribbiani: Yeah...
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References Access Hollywood (1996) See more »


Tell Me Girlfriend
Written and Performed by Miklos Malek and Ádám Balázs
Arranged and Produced by Miklos Malek
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan / Heavy Hitters
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