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The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance

Episode 6.04

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Rachel packs her things and moves to Ross's apartment. Once there, she intercepts a phone call from Ross's lawyer revealing they're still married. Phoebe's psychic tells her she's going to die this week. Ross becomes a guest lecturer at NYU. He's so worried his presentation won't go well that he panics and presents it with an phony English accent. Joey's medical benefits lapse because he hasn't done enough acting recently. He contacts his agent, Estelle (who mistakenly believes he'd gone to another agent), to arrange for some auditions. He gets a severe hernia before auditioning, but refuses to go to the hospital until he has insurance again.

The one where they said....

Rachel: Ross, hey... you know what might make it less boring?
Ross: Thank you.
Rachel: Some, uh, some visual aides.
Joey: Oh, oh, oh! You know what's a good visual aide?
Ross: Please don't say naked chicks.
Joey: Why not?
Ross: I... I don't even know why I bother to talk to you guys about it. You know what? I'm just gonna do it on my own, with no naked chicks.
Chandler: That's the way I did it until I was nineteen.

Joey: Oh, I can't believe this! This sucks! When I had insurance, I could get hit by a bus or catch on fire, you know? And it wouldn't matter. Now I gotta be careful?
Chandler: I'm sorry man. There's never a good time to...stop catching on fire.

Ross: I knew all I had to do was let the material speak for itself. Everyone was all, "Ross you have to be funny and sexy." Well, I proved them wrong! And now I'm gonna pass the news onto Joey and Chandler.
Monica: That you're not funny or sexy?
Ross: That's right!

Rachel: Oh, hey, look! There's some Kappa Kappa Deltas! I was a Kappa! Hey sisters!
[no response]
Rachel:Wow, we really are bitches.

Chandler: Listen, I'm really glad you got the part.
Joey: Thanks.
Chandler: But are you sure you can do this?
Joey: Yeah! And hey, thanks for coming with me. And thanks again for helping me take a shower.
Chandler: Now is that, "never talking about it again?"


Written by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
Directed by Gary Halvorson
June Gable as Estelle
Ron Glass as Russell
Christopher Darga as The Director
Kim Harris as Casting Director #1
uncredited as Casting Director #2
Joe Everett Michaels as Casting Director #3
Rick Fitts as The Professor
Ian Meltzer as Alex
Michael Naughton as The Student
Matt Bellner as The Crew Member
Aired 10/14/99, 12/9/99