Eight episodes from the sixth season of the American sitcom. In 'The One Where Ross Got High', Chandler is freaked out by the prospect of Thanksgiving dinner with Monica's parents. 'The One with the Routine' sees Joey, Monica and Ross invited to Dick Clark's New Year's Eve Special by dancer Janine. 'The One with the Apothecary Table' has Joey upset by Janine's snobby attitude toward his friends. While 'The One with the Joke' sees Chandler and Ross arguing over who came up with a joke which the latter has successfully submitted to 'Playboy' magazine. In 'The One with Rachel's Sister', Rachel suspects romance may be in the air between her sister and Ross. Meanwhile, Joey abuses his position as the new coffee house waiter by offering free food to attractive customers, and Monica is determined a bout of flu won't interrupt her lovelife with Chandler. In 'The One where Chandler Can't Cry', the friends discover Chandler has remained tearless since childhood, whilst Phoebe gets mistaken for a porn star.
between seasons Cox and David Arquette were married, leading to "T.O.W After Vegas" adding "Arquette" after everyone's title credits. Unfortunately, onscreen it's divorce time again despite "T.O.W. Ross Hugs Rachel", since he secretly tries avoiding an annulment of their accidental marriage. Far more out in the open is Chandler and Monica's relationship. Moving in together creates lots of fun as the others move back and forth into each other's apartments. It also leads to Joey finally showing a tender side toward temporary roommate Janine (Elle Macpherson). By now his chat-up catchphrase: "How you doin'?" had caught on, but he needed to fall for someone. He kept the fun alive all year pretending to have a Porsche, starting work on the show Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.
and by falling for Chandler's card game Cups in the excellent "T.O.W on the Last Night" (one of many directed by Schwimmer). More fun came from Ross trying to teach everyone the mental discipline Unagi, popping ridiculous moves with Monica for their childhood dance routine and having a fluorescently dazzling smile in "T.O.W. Ross' Teeth" (also featuring a near-silent cameo from Ralph Lauren). Far more talkative was Reese Witherspoon as Rachel's sister--another temptation for Ross. What they briefly had wasn't as complicated as later in "T.O.W. Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad", who turns out to be an Emmy-winning Bruce Willis (thanks to becoming friends with Perry during The Whole Nine Yards
). The fans' need for love interest and continuity had established the seasons' format now. Another two-part finale offers jeopardy--then resolution--from Tom Selleck's Richard in "T.O.W. the Proposal" between Chandler and Monica. --Paul Tonks