20 Worst Episodes of Friends Ever Made (According to the Internet)
“The One Where Rachel Smokes” – 8.0
This episode features a pair of plot lines that are both fairly standard for Friends. Monica and Phoebe fight about planning a surprise party for Rachel, and Joey goes on an audition, this time with Ross’s son Ben. The episode isn’t bad per se, but it does fall back on some of the easiest characterizations of the friends.
Joey is a striving actor who needs every part he can get, and Monica is high-strung. Ross gets a little angrier than he should, and Phoebe is proven to be more competent than everyone thinks she is. There are plenty of solid jokes along the way, but they don’t add up to much.