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TBS Programming Alert: Friends-iversary Week 3


TBS is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Friends with a month-long marathon, weekdays in September. Over 60,000 fans voted on their favorite episodes for each character to build next week’s programming, extended to Saturday.


The linear schedule for week three is below.

David Schwimmer



10:00 AM – “The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance”
Ross affects a British accent during lectures.

10:30 AM – “The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line”
Ross’ musical talents are not as amazing as he and Phoebe think.

11:00 AM – “The One with Ross’ Teeth”
Ross bleaches his teeth.

11:30 AM – “The One with the Jellyfish”
Ross dates Rachel again after unwittingly agreeing to take responsibility for their breakup – “We were on a break!”


12:00 PM – “The One with the Holiday Armadillo”
Ross dresses up as the Holiday Armadillo and, with Monica, Chandler and Joey’s help, teaches Ben about Chanukah.

12:30 PM – “The One with All the Resolutions”
The friends all make New Year’s resolutions, and Ross tries out a new leather-y look.


1:00 PM – “The One with Ross’ Sandwich”
Ross becomes upset when someone at work takes his sandwich from the refrigerator and eats it.

1:30 PM – “The One Where Ross is Fine”
Rachel, Joey and Charlie attend an uncomfortable dinner party at Ross’ apartment, but they fear for his state of mind when Ross uncharacteristically overindulges in margaritas and fajitas!


2:00 PM – “The One with the Cop”
Rachel and Chandler help Ross move a couch up a New York walk up. Things go wrong when the three won’t “PIVOT!”

2:30 PM – “The One with Ross’ Tan”
Ross goes to a spray-on tanning salon but fails to follow the simple directions properly.

3:00 PM – “The One with Unagi”
Ross tries to teach martial arts to Rachel and Phoebe through the use of Unagi (aka Salmon Skin Roll).

3:30 PM – “The One with the Prom Video”
Monica and Rachel’s prom video reveals the way Ross has always felt about Rachel along with Ross’ former mustache.

Jennifer Aniston


10:00 AM – “The One With Rachel’s New Dress”
Rachel’s plans to seduce her boyfriend go awry when she must pass her lingerie off as a dress.

10:30 AM – “The One With the Fake Party”
Rachel throws Emily a phony going-away party so she can see Joshua outside of work, putting on her old cheerleading uniform to try and impress him.

11:00 AM – “The One With Barry and Mindy’s Wedding”
Rachel agrees to be maid of honor at her ex-fiance’s wedding and overcomes her fear of singing.

11:30 AM – “The One on the Last Night”
The guys and the women prepare for big changes in their living arrangements. Monica and Rachel reminisce–and it’s not all good memories.

12:00 PM – “The One With Rachel’s Inadvertent Kiss”
Rachel accidentally kisses the man interviewing her for a job.

12:30 PM – ‘The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss”
Rachel reveals a titillating secret about her and a former sorority sister (Winona Ryder).

1:00 PM – “The One With Ross’ New Girlfriend”
Rachel waits patiently at the airport for Ross, not knowing he is returning from China with his new girlfriend, Julie.

1:30 PM – “The One Where Rachel Tells…”
Everyone seems to know who the father of Rachel’s unborn baby is except for the man himself: Ross. When he finds out, he is more concerned with other matters than his relationship with Rachel.

2:00 PM – “The One Where Ross Finds Out”
A drunken Rachel is persuaded to call Ross and reveal her feelings for him on his answering machine – “That my friend is what we call closure.”

2:30 PM – “The One Where Rachel is Late”
When Rachel’s pregnancy goes beyond her projected delivery date, the pain makes Rachel increasingly irritable–and willing to try anything that might speed the baby’s arrival.

3:00 PM – “The One in Vegas”
Monica and Chandler reconcile and, on the roll of the dice, decide to go to a chapel and get married immediately. Once there, they discover that the couple who got married ahead of them is a very drunk Ross and Rachel.

3:30 PM – “The One Where Ross Got High”
On Thanksgiving, undomestic Rachel’s “dessert” trifle proves intriguing.

Courteney Cox


10:00 AM – “The One With the Chicken Pox”
Monica is upset that Richard doesn’t have any quirks – “My boyfriend doesn’t have a thing!”

10:30 AM – “The One With the Bullies”
Monica tries her luck at the stock market to avoid taking a job at a 1950s themed diner.

11:00 AM – “The One With Phoebe’s Uterus”
Chandler asks Monica and Rachel for some sexual advice, and Monica explains to him the seven errogenous zones.

11:30 AM – “The One With the Ick Factor”
After losing his virginity to her, Monica’s boyfriend reveals that he’s a high school senior.

12:00 PM – “The One With Fake Monica” 
When Monica’s credit card is stolen, she decides to catch the thief, but ends up becoming friends with ‘fake Monica.’

12:30 PM – “The One With Rachel’s Sister”
Monica won’t admit that she is sick and continually tries to seduce Chandler.

1:00 PM – “The One Where the Stripper Cries”
When Chandler and Ross go to their college reunion, old memories begin to surface. It’s discovered that the first kiss Ross thought he shared with Rachel was actually with his sister Monica.

1:30 PM – “The One Where Monica Sings”
Phoebe regrets bringing Monica to karaoke night when Monica takes the microphone and delights in the applause–unaware that the guys in the audience are cheering because they can see through her shirt.

2:00 PM – “The One With Monica’s Thunder”
Monica excitedly reveals the good news of her engagement to everyone–but Rachel and Ross upstage her by reuniting.

2:30 PM – “The One in Barbados Pt. 1” 
Monica (and her ‘Diana Ross’ hair) and Mike take part in an extremely competitive, marathon ping-pong match, alarming Chandler but arousing Phoebe.

3:00 PM – “The One in Barbados Pt. 2”
Monica (and her ‘Diana Ross’ hair) and Mike take part in an extremely competitive, marathon ping-pong match, alarming Chandler but arousing Phoebe.

3:30 PM – “The One Where No One’s Ready”
Monica freaks out when she hears an answering machine message from Richard, even though it’s probably old. She decides to respond back to it, leaving a “breezy” message on Richard’s answering machine.

4:00 PM – “The One With All the Thanksgivings”
It’s Thanksgiving, and the gang remembers former terrible Thanksgiving experiences – including the time Monica accidentally cut off Chandler’s toe. By the end, Monica puts a turkey on her head to make it up to him, and he tells her that he loves her.

Matthew Perry


10:00 AM – “The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion”
Chandler is uneasy when his boss slaps his butt for a job well done.

10:30 AM – “The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies”
Chandler’s plan to get to know Eddie better backfires as he learns that Eddie is not only less fun than Joey, but actually crazy.

11:00 AM – “The One After the Super Bowl Pt. 2”
Ross finds Marcel on the set of a new movie, where Chandler bumps into a former classlmate (Julia Roberts), whom he used to humiliate by calling her “Susie underpants.” She gets her revenge by the end of the night.

11:30 AM – “The One With the Thumb”
Chandler is smoking again, to his friends’ dismay.

12:00 PM – “The One With all the Rugby”
Chandler runs into Janice, now divorced, and finds her more irritating than ever, enough to send himself to Yemen.

12:30 PM – “The One With the Cuffs”
Chandler gets into an embarrassing (handcuff) situation while dating Rachel’s boss.

1:00 PM – “The One With a Chick and a Duck” 
Joey and Chandler adopt a duck and a chick.

1:30 PM – “The One With the Hypnosis Tape” 
A hypnosis tape makes Chandler act like a woman.

2:00 PM – “The One With The Blackout”
When New York suffers from a blackout, Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre. She lets him use her cell-phone and offers him gum, which he instantly regrets refusing. He finally accepts it – “Gum would be perfection.”

2:30 PM – “The One Where Chandler Can’t Remember Which Sister”
A drunken Chandler fools around with one of Joey’s sisters–but he can’t remember which one.

3:00 PM – “The One With Chandler in a Box” 
On Thanksgiving, Joey punishes Chandler for kissing Kathy.

3:30 PM – “The One Where Chandler Takes A Bath”
Monica urges a reluctant Chandler to enjoy the soothing pleasures of a scented bath, but soon she can’t get him out of the bubbles.

Lisa Kudrow


10:00 AM – “The One With Joey’s New Girlfriend”
Phoebe’s cold gives her a sexy (phlegm) singing voice.

10:30 AM – “The One With the Jam”
Phoebe starts dating a man who is stalking her because he believes she is Ursula.

11:00 AM – “The One With All The Candy”
Ross finds out Phoebe never had a bike when she was younger, so he buys her the prettiest pink bike and teaches her how to ride a bicycle.

11:30 AM – “The One Where Eddie Moves In”
Phoebe gets the chance to make a “Smelly Cat” music video, hearing her singing voice for the first time.

12:00 PM – “The One With Phoebe’s Rats”
Phoebe coaxes her boyfriend, Mike, into helping her care for a litter of baby rats that were born in her cabinet.

12:30 PM – “The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS” 
The gang discovers that Phoebe hates PBS after Joey agrees to help out with a pledge drive.

1:00 PM – “The One With Ross’s Inappropriate Song” 
Phoebe fails to impress the uptight parents of her boyfriend, Mike (Paul Rudd).

1:30 PM – “The One With All the Resolutions”
The gang make their New Years Resolutions. Joey wants to learn how to play the guitar, so Phoebe volunteers to teach him. He soons finds her teaching methods are a little unorthodox.

2:00 PM – “The One With the Chicken Pox”
Phoebe catches chicken pox from the baby just as her Navy boyfriend surfaces for the first time in two years.

2:30 PM – “The One With Phoebe’s Cookies”
Monica becomes obsessed with acquiring Phoebe’s secret, delicious cookie recipe – the one her grandmother learned from a French man “Nestle Toulouse.”

3:00 PM – “The One Where Phoebe Runs”
Phoebe’s carefree running style embarrasses Rachel.

3:30 PM – “The One With Princess Consuela”
Phoebe considers legally changing her married name to something more exotic – Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock.

Matt LeBlanc


10:00 AM – “The One After the Super Bowl, Part 1” 
Joey is stalked by a fan of his daytime drama, played by Brooke Shields.

10:30 AM – “The One With the Birth Mother”
Joey dates Phoebe’s friend but annoys her with his territorial eating habits – “Joey doesn’t share food!”

11:00 AM – “The One Where Underdog Gets Away”
Joey confesses that his family thinks he has VD because he appeared in a VD ad campaign.

11:30 AM – “The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies”
Joey’s soap opera character gets dropped down an elevator shaft.

12:00 PM – “The One With the Cat”
Joey’s attempt to sell his entertainment center proves hazardous as he tries to prove a full-grown man really can fit inside it.

12:30 PM – “The One With Joey’s Interview”
Joey is thrilled when his name is used in a Soap Opera Digest crossword puzzle. However, he is reluctant to let the magazine do a profile of him, because his last interview got him fired. Eager to see her own name in print, Rachel persuades him to reconsider so he can mention her, but Joey insists that all of his friends be present at the interview to ensure that he doesn’t say anything controversial this time. The friends reminisce about Joey’s past indiscretions in a series of clips from prior episodes.

1:00 PM – “The One With the Baby Shower”
Chandler and Ross exhaust themselves by repeatedly playing a befuddling game called ‘Bamboozled’ in an effort to help Joey prepare to audition as a television game show host.

1:30 PM – “The One With the Ride-Along”  
The boys go on a ride-along with Phoebe’s cop boyfriend. When they confuse a car backfiring for a gunshot, Joey dives in front of Ross, leading Chandler to think Joey like Ross more. Joey then confesses that he wasn’t saving Ross; he was protecting his precious sandwich.

2:00 PM – “The One Where the Stripper Cries”
Joey appears as a celebrity contestant on “The $100,000 Pyramid,” with its actual host, Donny Osmond, but Joey’s dubious IQ costs his partner the prize money.

2:30 PM – “The One Where No One’s Ready”
While getting ready for Ross’ event at the museum, Joey and Chandler fight over personal space and belongings, leading Joey to put on every single item of Chandler’s wardrobe – “Could I be wearing anymore clothes?”

3:00 PM – “The One With the Rumor”
In the Thanksgiving episode, Joey vows to devour an entire turkey single-handedly.

3:30 PM – “The One Where Joey Speaks French”
Joey implores Francophile Phoebe to teach him French before an important audition, but she quickly becomes exasperated with the gibberish coming out of Joey’s mouth.