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The One With The Cat

Episode 4.02 - Dedicated to the memory of Dorothy Kauffman

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Joey and Chandler agree to sell their oversized entertainment center; they have a hard time selling it but and easy time being robbed by a prospective buyer, thanks to Joey. Monica goes out with Chip, Rachel's high school prom date; unfortunately, Chip hasn't grown much since Lincoln High. Ross and Rachel continue to bicker about their break-up. Phoebe finds a cat and is convinced it's her mother reincarnated; a poster is found for a missing cat, but no one has the heart to tell Phoebe... except Ross.

The one where they said....

Ross: I was just leaving.
Rachel: Good! 'Cause I've got a product report to read; it's like eight pages, I hope I don't fall asleep.
Ross: Why, did you write it?

Rachel (on phone): Chip! Hi, it's Rachel. Rachel Green. Yeah, umm, you left me a message? Yes you did, my roommate wrote it down. Monica Geller. Oh.
Ross: Oh, that's right! He called to ask out Monica! That...that's gotta be embarrassing!

Phoebe (singing):...dumb, drunken bitch!

Chandler: Uh, Gepeto? 5,000 dollars? Are you insane?
Joey: Hey, the ad alone cost 300 bucks!
Chandler: Alright look, I'm changing it to 50 dollars or your best offer.
Joey: What kind of profit is that? And you call yourself an accountant.
Chandler: No.

Ross: Are you sure she's in the cat, or have you been taking your grandma's glaucoma medicine again?
Phoebe: No, Dr. Skeptizmo, I'm sure. First of all, okay, there's the feeling. Okay, and for another, how about the fact that she went into my guitar case... which is lined with orange felt. My mother's favorite fish is Orange Roughy. Cats like fish! Hi, Mommy. Oh, I haven't seen this smile in 17 years!

Monica: Look, you and I went to different high schools.
Rachel: Okay, that doesn't help me, because we went to the same high school.
Monica: You went to one where you were popular, and you got to ride off on Chip's motorcycle and wear his letterman jacket. I went to one where I wore a band uniform they had to have specially made.
Rachel: They had to have that specially made?
Monica: It was a project for one of the home-ec classes.
Rachel: Oh my God, they told us that was for the mascot!
Monica: Back then, I thought that I would never, ever get the chance to go out with a Chip Matthews, and now he's called me up and asked me out. And the fat girl inside of me really wants to go. I...I owe her this. I never let her eat.

Rachel: You guys? You're never gonna believe what I just found tacked up on a telephone pole! Look kinda familiar?
Ross: Apparently Phoebe's mother also goes by the name Julio.
Rachel: You guys, there's a little girl in Soho looking for this cat. I mean, you know what that means?
Joey: Yeah! 200 dollar reward, split five ways!

Chip: ...and then Zaina just let one rip!
Monica: Look, not that I don't enjoy talking about people who I went to high school with--'cause I do--but, um, maybe we could talk about something else? Like you, I don't even know where you work?
Chip: You know where I work!
Monica: I do?
Chip: The movie theatre! You used to come in all the time.
Monica: You still work at the multiplex?
Chip: Oh, like I'd give up that job! Free popcorn and candy, anytime I want. I can get you free posters for your room.
Monica: Thanks, I'm set. Do you still live with your parents?
Chip: Yeah, but I can stay out as late as I want.

Monica: What happened?
Chandler: Oh, umm, Joey was born, and then 28 years later, I was robbed!

Monica: Well, ya know how I always wanted to go out with Chip Matthews in high school? Well, tonight I actually went out with Chip Matthews in high school.
Rachel: Oh honey, I'm sorry.
Monica: No, it's okay, not only did I get to go out with Chip Matthews, I got to dump Chip Matthews.
Rachel: Oh! That's so great!

Ross: Hey! So, uh, what did the insurance company say?
Chandler: Oh, they said, "uh, you don't have insurance here, so stop calling us."

Ross: Come here, here, come here, come here. Mrs. Buffay? Sorry about what I said, umm, it was... it was insensitive of me to say that you were just a cat. When clearly you are also the reincarnated spirit, of my friend's mother.

Ross: Oh! Ya know, I got an extra futon.
Joey: Dude, you don't have to brag! We got nothing here!


Written by Jill Condon and Amy Toomin
Directed by Shelley Jensen
Dan Gauthier as Chip Matthews
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Mathew Kaminsky as Tony
Ken Weiler as Peter
Marc Unger as the Thief
Aired 10/2/97, 12/25/97