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The One With The Girl Who Hits Joey

Episode 5.15

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Ross confronts Chandler about his relationship with Monica; at first Ross is angry, but he quickly sees the good in it. Ross, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe talk about what it will be like if Chandler and Monica have kids. Chandler gets a bit freaked out about the idea of a lasting commitment and ends up in an argument with Monica. In a misguided effort to apologize, Chandler proposes marriage--an offer which Monica does not accept. Meanwhile, Joey dates Katie, a cute little woman who likes to punch Joey's arm--a lot. It gets to be too much for Joey, and he decides to break up with her--which he's very nervous about. Luckily, Katie nearly gets in a fight with Rachel and threatens to walk out on Joey if he doesn't take her side. He refuses and the relationship ends. Ross moves into his new apartment; the president of the tenant's committee asks him to contribute 100 dollars toward's the retiring handyman's gift. Ross has never even met the man, to he declines. Everyone in the building decides Ross is cheap and not "their kind of people," so he stubbornly tries to win their friendship. Things just get worse, however, despite (and a little because of) Phoebe's efforts to help him.

The one where they said....

Rachel: She is so cute! You could fit her right in your little pocket!
Joey: I don't know. I mean, I like her a lot, and she's really nice, but...
Monica: But what?
Joey: She keeps punching me.
Monica: In that cute, little, sweet way she just did?
Joey: Hey, it's a lot harder than it looks! Okay? She... she's hurting me.
Monica: I know what you need! You need a bodyguard. Hey, Ross, what is Ben doing after preschool?

Phoebe: I mean, all I'm saying is don't judge Ross before you get to know him, all right? I mean, I like all you guys now, but when I first meet you.... You know, Kurt, I thought, you know, abrasive drunk. Um, Lola? Mind numbingly stupid. And, okay, you guys: Gold-digger; cradle robbing perv. So, I think you all know what I mean.

Phoebe: Obviously, I didn't think they were gonna start throwing things. I just thought if I kept insulting everyone, you would jump in and defend everyone, and then you could look like the hero.
Ross: Oh, wow, yeah! See, I did not get that.

Chandler: Will you marry me?
Ross: Oh no. No. No.
Joey: What a bad idea!
Rachel: Oh... I can't not look at it!
Monica: Chandler, why are you doing this?
Chandler: I don't know. But I know I'm not afraid to do this.
Monica: Chandler.
Chandler: I'm doing this because I'm sorry?
Monica: Do you, um, you really think the best reason to get married is because you're sorry?
Chandler: No, the best reason to get married is pregnancy. Sorry is pretty much fourth. You know, behind being ready, and actually wanting to get married.

Chandler: I was really confused and then I talked to these guys.
Monica: Who? Two-divorces, and Joey?
Ross: Hey!
Joey: She's right you know.
Ross: Yeah, but still, cheap shot!

Monica: What would you have done if I had said yes?
Chandler: Well, I would've been happy, because I would've be able to spend the rest of my life with the woman that I love. Or, you would've seen a Chandler shaped hole in that door.


Written by Adam Chase
Directed by Kevin S. Bright
Willie Garson as Steve
Soleil Moon Frye as Katie
David Dalton as Guest #1
Linde Gibb as Guest #2
Stephon Fuller as Guest #3
Aired 2/18/99, 6/24/99