Friends (1994–2004)
8.2/10
4,244
9 user 4 critic

The One with the Thumb 

Monica becomes irritated when everyone likes her new boyfriend more than she does. Chandler resumes his smoking habit. Phoebe is given $7000 when she finds a thumb in a can of soda.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 7 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Geoffrey Lower ... Alan
Beth Grant ... Lizzy
Jenifer Lewis ... Paula
Edit

Storyline

Monica is reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend, Alan, to her friends because they've mocked all of the boyfriend they've met before. To her surprise, they love Alan. However, she realizes she doesn't feel a spark with Alan and breaks up with him. Her friends take the news very hard, but Alan is relieved (since he couldn't stand her friends). Chandler resumes his smoking habit. Phoebe encounters a problem with her bank account, when a bank error in her favor nets her $1,000. She gives the money (and a complementary football phone) away to a homeless friend, who in turn buys her a soda. When Phoebe opens it, she sees a thumb, so the soda company gives her $7,000. Written by Rachel

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After Rachel serves the drinks in Central Perk, the correct recipients are as follows: Monica: decaf cappuccino, Joey: latte; Chandler: coffee, Black; Ross: iced tea. See more »

Goofs

While Chandler is on the balcony smoking, it starts raining heavily but when Alan enters a few minutes later from outside, he's completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: It's not mine! If I kept it, it would be like stealing!
Rachel: Yeah, but if you spent it, it would be like shopping!
See more »

Connections

References Baseball Bugs (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Best Episode So Far
14 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

After a substandard episode, the show is back on track.

Plot In A Paragraph: Monica is reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend, Alan, to her friends because they've made fun of all of the previous boyfriends they've met before. To her surprise, they love Alan. Chandler starts smoking again and Phoebe encounters a problem with her bank account, when a bank error in her favour nets her $1,000. She gives the money away to a homeless friend, who in turn buys her a can of soda. When Phoebe opens it, she sees a severed thumb, so the soda company gives her $7,000.

One bit a bit picking and it really is not picking, all of the others faults Chandler picks out, were never seen before, and never were again.

The best episode of "Friends" so far.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed