The One With The East German Laundry Detergent

Joey's ex, Angela, shows up at the coffee house looking gorgeous, prompting Joey to want her back. She refuses, telling him she is now seeing Bob. Joey arranges a "double date" and gets Monica to go along under the pretense that she is being set up with Angela's "brother" Bob. Monica wises up to the scam during dinner and in the end Joey and Monica break up Angela and Bob. Meanwhile, Chandler and Phoebe make a date to break up with their respective dates at the coffee house. Phoebe is able to dump her guy in twenty seconds, but Chandler can't seem to do it. He has too many espressos, and finally Phoebe steps in and takes over for him. Ross and Rachel have a laundry date together. Rachel is a laundry virgin, and Ross helps her through this first experience.

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Season 1 | Episode 05

Cast

Courteney Cox

as Monica Gellar

Jennifer Aniston

as Rachel Green

Lisa Kudrow

as Phoebe Buffay

Matt LeBlanc

as Joey Tribbiani

Matthew Perry

as Chandler Bing

David Schwimmer

as Ross Gellar