Janine is going to be a party person on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and asks Joey, Monica andRoss to come along for the taping. Rachel, Phoebe andChandler look for the gifts Monica got for them while the others are at the taping. After searching the apartment for gifts and unable to find them, Rachel ends up knocking on the bench in the apartment, realizing it is hollow and thus discovering where Monica hid the presents. Chandler, however, stops Rachel and Phoebe from opening the gifts by telling them that it isn't what Christmas is about, and that he wants to see Monica's look on her face when she opens his present and believes she will appreciate the look on his face when he opens her present. However, Monica happens to walk in and sees them with her presents, revealing to Chandler that she bought him a water purifier for Christmas.
Monica and Ross really want to be on TV but they would have to dance on the platform, which only the selected people are allowed to do. They put on the "routine" - a ridiculous looking dance they did in 8th Grade - for the selection guy, who claims to be impressed and tells them to do the same dance on the platform where they will be filmed and lets them believe they will be on TV, but when they are out of earshot tells his cameraman that he really just wants them filmed "for the bloopers roll". Joey wanted to kiss Janine on the fake midnight but missed his chance. When they get back home Janine kisses Joey.