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The One Where Joey Dates Rachel

Episode 8.12

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Phoebe's wedding gift for Chandler and Monica finally arrives: A video arcade game machine, Ms. Pac Man. Chandler plays all day, fills the top scores, and spells dirty words with the initials. Then they have to try to clear them off, because Ben's coming over to play. Rachel misses dating, so Joey offers to take her out and show her a good time. They have a great date, and at the end of the night Joey realizes he's starting to fall for her. Ross begins teaching a graduate seminar, which starts 10 minutes after his regular classes, but is clear across town. Rachel watches Cujo and gets scared, so Joey keeps her company.

The one where they said....

Joey: So, this roommate of yours, is he good looking?
Rachel: Mmm hmm.
Joey: Oh, yeah, it must be tough to keep your hands off of him.
Rachel: Yeah, but I'm pretty sure he's gay.
Joey: No, no, no, he's not. Why are you trying to ruin the game?

Rachel: Wow, so I get to see what Joey Tribbiani is like on a date. So, do you have any moves?
Joey: No, no. I'm just myself. If they don't like me for... [cracking up] I'm sorry, I couldn't even get through that.

Monica: You think this is clever?
Chandler: Well, you know, they only give you three letters, so after A-S-S, it *is* a bit of a challenge.
Monica: Hey, wait a minute, this one's not dirty.
Chandler: Well, it is when you put it together with that one.
Monica: Ah. Well, if you don't clear this off, you won't be getting one of those from me.

Joey: Well, if I want the girl to kiss me, first thing I do is make my lips look irresistible.
Rachel: How do you do that?
Joey: Well, you can't tell anyone, but, uh... I put on shiny lip balm.
Rachel: Oh, my god.
Joey: Yeah, like a moth to a flame, I'm tellin' you. Okay, all right, so now you go.
Rachel: No, I don't want to tell you.
Joey: Why not?
Rachel: Because it's embarrasing.
Joey: More embarrasing than shiny raspberry lip balm? I didn't say raspberry before, did I?


Written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer
Directed by David Schwimmer
Cole Mitchell Sprouse as Ben
Krista Allen as Mabel
Matthew Yang King as The Student
Caryn Ward as The Waitress
Aired 1/10/2002, 4/18/2002, 6/13/2002