S2 E23
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Ended
Network
NBC
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Season 2  "The One With The Chicken Pox"  2x23

Aired 25 years ago - May 09, 1996

Phoebe catches chicken pox just as her old flame Ryan arrives in town on leave from the Navy. Even though he hasn't yet had chicken pox, he can't stand to be apart and they both spend the rest of the time trying to not scratch. Joey gets a job at Chandler's office but decides to play it as a role. The character he creates, Joseph, has a wife and kids and ultimately blames Chandler for his own screwup. Monica is upset that Richard doesn't have a "thing": an unexplainable quirk. He eventually comes up with one to ease her mind.

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Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 1
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 2
What are you doing?
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 3
You're pretty much running that risk either way.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 4
They should be facing up, not down...
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 5
Wow. Well, then, come on.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 6
And as for people realizing you don't know what you're doing, hey, you're an actor.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 7
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 8
Fleischman's group.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 9
You look fabulous, honey. You really do.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 10
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 11
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 12
- Why aren't you at home in bed? - My grandmother's never had chicken pox.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 13
Yeah, or, you know, you could just wish that I didn't have them now.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 14
This, ahem, is me.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 15
I tell you, I had the most amazing two weeks planned for us.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 16
...of itchy spots stand between us.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 17
Pretty good. It's like you said.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 18
Yeah. Small world, huh? Ha, ha.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 19
My character, Joseph the processing guy...
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 20
Yeah, yeah. You know, Joseph and his wife, Karen, are thinking of having a third kid.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 21
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 22
Come to Mama. Just getting ready to roll the dice.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 23
We can't scratch. You know we can't. We'll scar.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 24
- Uh-huh. - Oh, God, help me.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 25
Aah! Stop that. Stop that right now.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 26
Oh, I better get back. Hope the baby feels better.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 27
So we're not gonna see the report until next Friday?
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 28
If you wanna see some rough numbers, I can get them to you by Wednesday.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 29
Well, I'm going to kill you.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 30
...he'll call you on it.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 31
You're strict.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 32
God, I love that I can be totally neurotic around you now.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 33
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 34
- No, you don't understand. - No, come on.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 35
...from my dress socks.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 36
My boyfriend doesn't have a thing.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 37
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 38
- Anyway, I just thought you should know. - All right. That's it.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 39
Okay, I think he's a brown-nosing suck-up.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 40
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 41
Yeah, the rogue processor who seduces his coworkers' wives for sport...
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 42
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 43
No, sorry, hon. Monica's orders.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 44
- Bye. Oh, look, look.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 45
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 46
I must tell you, you look beautiful tonight.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 47
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 48
- Oh, yes. - Oh.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 49
Monica, wake up.
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 50
No, honey. You have to sleep on this side of the bed...
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 51
- All right, go on. - Okay.

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Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 2
What are you doing?
#2
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 3
You're pretty much running that risk either way.
#3
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 4
They should be facing up, not down...
#4
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 5
Wow. Well, then, come on.
#5
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 6
And as for people realizing you don't know what you're doing, hey, you're an actor.
#6
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 7 #7 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 8
Fleischman's group.
#8
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 9
You look fabulous, honey. You really do.
#9
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 10 #10 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 11 #11 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 12
- Why aren't you at home in bed? - My grandmother's never had chicken pox.
#12
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 13
Yeah, or, you know, you could just wish that I didn't have them now.
#13
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 14
This, ahem, is me.
#14
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 15
I tell you, I had the most amazing two weeks planned for us.
#15
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 16
...of itchy spots stand between us.
#16
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 17
Pretty good. It's like you said.
#17
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 18
Yeah. Small world, huh? Ha, ha.
#18
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 19
My character, Joseph the processing guy...
#19
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 20
Yeah, yeah. You know, Joseph and his wife, Karen, are thinking of having a third kid.
#20
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 21 #21 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 22
Come to Mama. Just getting ready to roll the dice.
#22
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We can't scratch. You know we can't. We'll scar.
#23
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 24
- Uh-huh. - Oh, God, help me.
#24
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 25
Aah! Stop that. Stop that right now.
#25
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 26
Oh, I better get back. Hope the baby feels better.
#26
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 27
So we're not gonna see the report until next Friday?
#27
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 28
If you wanna see some rough numbers, I can get them to you by Wednesday.
#28
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 29
Well, I'm going to kill you.
#29
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 30
...he'll call you on it.
#30
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 31
You're strict.
#31
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 32
God, I love that I can be totally neurotic around you now.
#32
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- No, you don't understand. - No, come on.
#34
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...from my dress socks.
#35
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 36
My boyfriend doesn't have a thing.
#36
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- Anyway, I just thought you should know. - All right. That's it.
#38
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 39
Okay, I think he's a brown-nosing suck-up.
#39
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 40 #40 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 41
Yeah, the rogue processor who seduces his coworkers' wives for sport...
#41
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 42 #42 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 43
No, sorry, hon. Monica's orders.
#43
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- Bye. Oh, look, look.
#44
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 45 #45 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 46
I must tell you, you look beautiful tonight.
#46
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 47 #47 Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 48
- Oh, yes. - Oh.
#48
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 49
Monica, wake up.
#49
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 50
No, honey. You have to sleep on this side of the bed...
#50
Recap of Friends Season 2 Episode 23 (S02E23) - 51
- All right, go on. - Okay.
#51