In desperate need of money, Monica agrees to cater a party her mother's having, with Phoebe's help. When she asks for the reason of such employment, her mother indirectly reveals that she thinks that Monica is good at her job. Unfortunately, Monica contradicts her mother some time later, when she drops a fingernail in one of the quiches she prepared. This turns out to be pretty bad, not only because of the cuisine fiasco but also because the occurrence of it spurs Monica's mother in pulling out lasagnas from the freezer and revealing to Monica that she had a bet with her father that she'd screw up. Monica is deeply depressed by this and walks out of the kitchen. Phoebe finds her in her old bedroom, which is now a gym, and encourages her not to lose self-faith and prepare something else herself instead of serving the lasagnas. This Monica does, preparing casserole and keeping the lasagnas unserved. Much to her pleasure, her mother is impressed by this and pleads guilty to the crime of not believing in her daughter.
Busy with the tedious job of removing gum from the patio furniture, Joey is interrupted in the middle of the day by a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman. Joey, who has never shown much interest in books, is yearning for knowledge that brings him on par with his friends' difficult subjects, so he lets the salesman in. A few basic questions asked by the salesman is all that is needed to show that Joey is not educated, which is the critical point the salesman uses to sell the encyclopedia to Joey, who starts really digging in the V volume. When the salesman reveals the price of the entire set to be $1,200, Joey laughs in his face, thinking he's stupid for believing that an unemployed man with only patio furniture at home has that kind of money. When he starts showing his possessions to the salesman, however, Joey finds a $50 note in his pocket, enough to buy him a book. He sticks with the V volume, but when he starts to pursue subjects containing words starting with V, such as the Vietnam war, the friends find it hard to play along and change the subject to the Korean war, about which Joey knows absolutely nothing.
Things at Chandler and Joey's aren't really going well, as all they've managed to obtain since the robbery is a set of rusty patio furniture, which don't really compliment the canoe. Chandler finds some solace in Rachel's boss Joanna, with whom he sleeps. Rachel is not too thrilled about this, especially since he previously agreed to set it up and then broke up with her. Rachel fears that this relationship can get too complicated without ending with serious consequences which could jeopardize her job position, so she demands Chandler to break it up. This falls on deaf ears, however, and Chandler and Joanna end up making out in her office. Joanna is suddenly called into a meeting with her boss, which she leaves for, leaving Chandler half-naked and locked in her office, handcuffed to her office chair. This Chandler does not appreciate at all, especially when Rachel and Sophie end up unlocking the door and walking in on him. He asks Rachel for help in escaping the office. Rachel doesn't agree to this as in doing so, Joanna will know that she has total access to her office. Chandler agrees to remain locked when Rachel promises him to pass on a rumor that will make him a male legend with the ladies (a promise which lasts two hours, when Joey blows the rumor off).
Busy with the tedious job of removing gum from the patio furniture, Joey is interrupted in the middle of the day by a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman. Joey, who has never shown much interest in books, is yearning for knowledge that brings him on par with his friends' difficult subjects, so he lets the salesman in. A few basic questions asked by the salesman is all that is needed to show that Joey is not smart, which is the critical point the salesman uses to sell the encyclopedia to Joey, who starts really digging in the V volume. When the salesman reveals the price of the entire set to be $1,200, Joey laughs in his face, thinking he's stupid for believing that an unemployed man with only patio furniture at home has that kind of money. When he starts showing his possessions to the salesman, however, Joey finds a $50 note in his pocket, enough to buy him a book. He sticks with the V volume, but when he starts to pursue subjects containing words starting with V, such as the Vietnam war, the friends find it hard to play along and change the subject to the Korean war, about which Joey knows absolutely nothing.
But where are all the books Every other scene sees the cast flipping through magazines or perusing the paper (remember newspapers). But a shot rarely opens to find Monica at Central Perk with a book, or Phoebe flashing her library card. Even their apartments are bookshelf-free zones! Nevertheless, there are a few episodes celebrating the joy of reading, and I took it upon myself to find the nine best ones.
After hooking up with Rachel's boss, Joanna, Chandler finds himself stuck in a delicate situation in her office. Meanwhile, Monica is disappointed that her mother made contingency plans after asking her to cater a party, and Joey is visited by a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman.
Monica: Let me ask you a question. Why did you hire meJudy Geller: Well, Richard raved about the food at his party. Of course, you were sleeping with him. Then I heard the food at that lesbian wedding was nice. I assume you didn't sleep with anyone there. Although at least that would be something.
Rachel: You know what, Chandler, you got yourself into those cuffs, you can get yourself out.Chandler: No, no. I can't get myself right out of them. You must have me confused with the \"Amazing Chandler\"!
At the Russian prison, Enzo and Hopper trade insults, which prompts Enzo to take Hop away from prying eyes. The Russian guard catches him up about his phone call with Joyce and how their plan is going ahead.
Dustin calls out his friend for still having feelings for Nancy, something Steve takes umbrage with. Max gives a half-hearted attempt at her therapy session so she can find out if Chrissy told their counselor anything important.
To save Hawkins, her friends, and the whole planet, Owens states that she needs to go with him to stop the incoming threat. While Dr. Owens is saying all of this to El, audiences also see that Lucas made the right choice after all.
Acting takes more than memorizing lines and hitting marks. Sure, the mechanics matter, but really portraying a character means digging deeper. Building a backstory. Tapping into real emotions. Many actors study for years to learn how to do it. They study acting and they also study improv, so they know how to perform without a script and make up dialogue and actions in the moment. We've all seen scripted movies and TV shows that included some unplanned improvised scenes.
That's not exactly what happened, however, in one particularly funny episode of \"Friends,\" during Season 4: \"The One with the Cuffs.\" In the episode, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) stirs up trouble with Rachel Greene (Jennifer Aniston) by dating her boss, Joanna (Alison LaPlaca). Things get even more dicey when Chandler winds up handcuffed to a filing cabinet at Rachel and Joanna's office. What happens next definitely wasn't planned, but it wasn't intentionally improvised either. In fact, it could have been dangerous.
Everyone admires an actor who can throw himself into a role. But that kind of commitment usually comes in the form of a metaphor. There's often no need for actors to literally toss their bodies around. That's the job of stunt people. In \"The One with the Cuffs,\" it's unlikely anyone considered hiring a stunt person for Matthew Perry in the scene with the filing cabinet, however. It's supposed to be funny and, of course, perfectly safe. The whole thing starts with Chandler and Joanna kissing in a chair in her office. When she's called away, she playfully handcuffs him to the chair, closes the door, and locks it. Little does she know, Rachel has a key.
Naturally Chandler resists Rachel's attempts to handcuff him back to the chair. A tussle ends with Rachel handcuffing him to the top drawer of a tall filing cabinet instead. \"Well this is much better,\" Chandler says, sarcastically. But he has no idea his situation has gone from bad to worse. Though he's down to one arm, the physical fight is far from over at this point. They tug-of-war with Chandler's pants, then Chandler turns and opens the door, yelling for help. When Rachel slams it shut, he takes a new approach and calms down.
Chandler has a brief fling with Rachel's boss Joanna which leaves him handcuffed without his trousers in her office. Meanwhile, Joey can only afford one book in an encyclopaedia set, and Monica caters a party for her mother.
When it comes to television sitcoms, pretty much everything is scripted - and even the laughter might be canned (especially with older shows). However, that doesn't mean that there's never room for a little fun with the original writing. Friends includes plenty of scenes that weren't scripted, including some that fans think of as iconic. 59ce067264