At Monica's new workplace, the Moondance Diner, the guys discuss Rachel's birthday. Monica wants to throw a classy party, but the others disagree.The invite list is almost made up, but on Rachel's revelation that her parents yelled at each other during her sister's graduation, Monica invites only Rachel's mother to the party.
As the party's about to start, Rachel's father shows up unexpectedly. The guys hide him in Rachel's room when Rachel's mother shows up for the party. Phoebe distracts Mrs. Green while the guys take Dr. Green to their apartment, along with streamers from the party. Following their romantic dinner, Rachel is "surprised" to find a party for her, although not as surprised to have two parties - each of which has one of her parents.
Quickly things begin to go wrong. Monica rules over her party with an iron fist, complete with boring games and a strict adherence to the rules. As a result, guests start abandoning the party and heading to Chandler and Joey's bash, which is a lot more fun and laid back. Meanwhile, Ross tries to bond with Rachel's parents, but makes a fool of himself. Rachel, on the other hand, has other problems on her mind, as she tries to spend time with both her mother and her father but the two find only things to say about each other, which is driving her crazy. When Ross goes to fetch Rachel's dad his favorite drink and his glasses, Sandra spots him and recommends Rachel see a therapist (believing she is dating a man who reminds her of her father).
Amazingly, despite numerous problems, the six friends manage to get both of Rachel's parents out of the parties without seeing each other. As Dr. Green leaves Monica's, Joey turns Rachel's mom and kisses her on the lips until Rachel's dad is gone. Mrs. Green slaps Joey lovingly on the cheek, exclaiming how this was the best party she's been to in years.
Cast and Crew
Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courtney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller
Watch online series Friends season 2 episode 22 S2E22 - The One with the Two Parties 1996 with English subtitles
Chaos ensues when Rachels recently divorced parents show up at her surprise birthday party.
Country : USA
Director : Michael Lembeck
IMDB rating : 9.0
Released : 02 May 1996
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Stars : Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc
Writer : David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by), Alexa Junge