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The One With The Ballroom Dancing

Episode 4.04

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Joey chews out Mr. Treeger, the superintendent, for making Rachel cry; Mr. Treeger decides to evict Rachel and Monica (who have an illegal sublet of Monica's Grandmother's apartment). In order to smooth things over, Joey agrees to be Mr. Treeger's practice ballroom dancing partner. Chandler tries to end his membership at his gym; Ross goes with him for moral support but ends up joining as well. Phoebe struggles (unsuccessfully) to contain her desires for Rick, one of her massage clients; she ends up being fired and he turns out to be married.

The one where they said....

Ross: So why don't you quit?
Chandler: You don't think I've tried? You think I like have 50 dollars taken out of my bank account every month? No, they make you go all the way down there! Then they use all these phrases and peppiness to try to confuse you. And then they bring out Maria.
Ross: Who is Maria?
Chandler: Ah, Maria. You can't say no to her. She's like this lycra/spandex covered gym... treat.

Ross: One more time: Hey, don't you want a washboard stomach and rock hard pecs?
Chandler: No, I want a flabby gut and saggy man-breasts.

Rick: Would you mind spending some time on my sciatic area? It's been killing me today.
Phoebe: You mean the... okay, by sciatic, you mean the... towel covered portion.
Rick: Yeah.
Phoebe: Sure. Yeah. No, I can do that, yeah, because, um, you know, usually the muscles in the sciatic area can get, you know, real nice... and tight.

Mr. Treeger: You want me to kick you guys out instead?
Joey: No, you can't do that. Where would the chick and the duck live?
Mr. Treeger: You have pets?
Joey: Noooo. No no no. No, those are, uh... nicknames. Yeah. I'm The Chick and Chandler's The Duck.
Mr. Treeger: Huh. I would of thought it was the other way around.

Mr. Treeger: I got something you can do.
Joey: What? What is it?
Mr. Treeger:Can you be my dancing partner?
Joey: That's not prison lingo is it?


Written by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen
Directed by Gail Mancuso
Jason Brooks as Rick
Michael G. Hagerty as Mr. Treeger
Rhoda Gemignani as Mrs. Potter
E. J. Callahan as Mr. Simon
Brien Perry as Gym Employee
Christopher Carroll as Bank Officer
Amber Smith as Maria
Hope Allen as Karen Lambert
Cheryl Francis Harrington as Interviewer
Aired 10/16/97, 1/22/98