Friends - [7x04] - The One with Rachel's Assistant


"The One With Rachel's Assistant" is the fourth episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on NBC on October 26, 2000.



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The episode starts with the gang in Monica's apartment, watching an appalling episode of Joey's detective series, 'Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E'. Although Joey thinks the show is fantastic, no one has the heart to tell him the episode was awful. When Joey is out of earshot, Chandler remarks, "That was one of the worst things ever... and not just on TV." Phoebe, however, simply presses her breasts against him rather than lie or hurt his feelings.
The day begins with Phoebe and Monica sitting in Central Perk, when Rachel and Joey burst in and start to compete over who has the best news. Rachel was promoted by Ralph Lauren, in person, to head a division and subsequently can hire a personal assistant. Joey has received a call from the producers of 'Days of Our Lives', recommending him for the role of Drake Ramoray's twin, Stryker.
In Rachel's office, she has just finished interviewing a woman named Hilda, who has all the relevant qualifications and plenty of experience. As she is on the verge of hiring her, a young, handsome man named Tag Jones appears and Rachel is smitten with him. Despite Phoebe's misgivings, and that fact that Tag has no experience, Rachel hires him, and spreads lies around the office that he is gay, to keep other girls away from him. However he is more interested in Phoebe.
Joey visits the casting director of 'Days of Our Lives', Terry, and is outraged when Terry asks him to audition for the role. Overconfident about 'Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.', Joey tells Terry what to do with the comeback role, and storms out. Later that night, however, he receives a call from the producers of 'Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.' who tell him that the series has been cancelled. Joey half-heartedly begs Terry for help.
Meanwhile, Monica tricks Chandler into telling her an embarrassing 'Ross at Disneyland' anecdote, in which Ross shat his pants riding Space Mountain after eating tacos (although Ross claims he had food poisoning). Ross finds out and retorts, starting a series of spilled secrets the three use against each-other, like when Chandler wore Monica's underwear to work and when Chandler accidentally kissed a guy.

 
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