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This is a nice bargain tenor sackbut with F extension, good for a player looking to get into the sackbut scene with a quality german made instrument. Appropriate for bass sackbut parts as well because of the valve section. Beautiful vintage Conn 72H bass trombone in excellent condition. These are the vintage that is most desirable. The outer slide tubes are "bronze" and with thicker stock and oversleeves. The bell engraving is crisp and the rotor valve seals nicely. The 72H is a bell tuning version of the famous 70H bass trombone with tuning in the slide.
The handslide is longer on a 72H to facilitate a low C in tune. The Miraphone contrabass trombone in BBb, complete with giant bell and quad bore slide. This thing is a sound monster. It isn't the easiest thing to play in the world but with some practice you will own the foundation in any brass ensemble, film score or trombone choir.
In very good condition with some minor cosmetic blems. Slide action is decent for 4 slide tubes. This bell section has a newer "dual bore" rotary valve offered from Shires. It is the same valve used on their "Ralph Sauer" model. Plays great and very even on both sides of the horn. Add a slide and you've got yourself a nice trombone!
Very nice lightly used Yamaha Yeo Bass Trombone, dependent valves with removable 2nd valve to convert to a single trigger.
The bell was damaged and repaired in shipping transit and has a scar. Otherwise in very good condition. Small ding on valve tubing. This is a very nice playing trombone and comes with the special order. King 2B Plus trombone, these are a. These are really great playing trombones with a big sound, predictable response and versatile color.
Great small bore trombone for players looking for an open blowing jazzer. The 32H is a dual bore. No one makes anything like the 32H anymore. I can't think of a more versatile small bore trombone out there. Works great on mic, in the studio, in a live setting, big band or even principal in the orchestra. This one is a late s vintage and is from the most desirable period of 32H trombone production.
In very good condition, rare to find these with gold brass bell flare and standard weight slide. Bach model 16G, early s vintage. Oddly enough, the bell looks like red brass on this one, but I can't confirm that this is gold or red brass other than by look but it seems to be more red color than other G bells I've seen on Bachs from this period.
This is a straight 16, dual bore. Bell section is practically perfect, actually the whole horn looks nearly new. I've always had a soft spot for the often overlooked Conn 79H. Most players didn't know that this trombone was available, but I think its one of the very best instruments Conn ever made. There is something special about the bell flares on these instruments and the added bonus of having an F attachment is huge.
This one is in very good condition, some minor slide wear and cosmetics from the contact points but overall very clean. This is a no frills instrument but it gets the job done. Open wrap valve in rose brass, rose brass bell, reversed tuning slide and narrow large bore slide. Great for someone on a budget or a budding young trombonist. Lightly used Shires orchestral tenor trombone with the popular 7YLW bell flare.
Shires Trubore valve section and a TW47 slide. All in excellent like new condition with some minor wear on the valve section and a small dent in the F tuning slide. Very interesting setup, similar to what Ralph Sauer is using. This is a standard 1Y bell, new Shires rotor valve with open wrap and a lightly used T dual bore slide. The slide has a leadpipe that takes a large shank mouthpiece.
This is a great playing trombone, extremely versatile. Very clean Bach 42BOG trombone. Gold brass bell, open wrap valve and lightweight nickel slide. A solid playing trombone from the early s. Very clean Schmelzer Model 1,. Made in Germany by Manfred Schmelzer, this is a top tier jazzer. This one has a gold plated bell section and nickel slide. A really tremendous playing Conn Elkhart 8H from the late s. It's spent its life in Las Vegas playing with many of the legends of music.
Overall in very nice vintage condition and one of the better playing 8Hs I've had come in. This is the famous "Burkle" model 32H trombone, named after its designer Jake Burkle. These are incredibly versatile jazzer trombones that are particularly popular among players accustomed to larger bore trombones and looking for an open blowing jazzer that sounds like a jazzer.
The 32H trombone has a. These are fantastic trombones and no one makes anything like it among the modern makers. Chinese made BBb contrabass trombone based on the Miraphone contra, nearly identical specs. Quality on these has certainly improved. Its not in the same league as the original but at a fraction of the cost, certainly gets the job done.
This one is in very good condition with a decent hardcore. Beautiful late s Conn 6H with the deco engraving. These are highly in demand now, and very hard to find with this engraving and in good condition. The lacquer isn't in great shape and might actually come off when I sonic clean this horn, so no guarantees you'll get it with this patina unless I don't clean it.
Otherwise very nice condition and a tremendous player. One of the most versatile commercial trombones ever made. It has an open wrap 88H bell section with a. Threaded leadpipes and linkage upgrade on the valve.
Here's a custom made Conn 8H that was assembled for Alan Kaplan. This one has a special order 8" bell flare and a.
For the bargain hunters that lurk on the website, here's a very nice playing 36B that isn't going to win any beauty contests. If shiny trombones isn't your thing, this might be the medium bore trombone for you!
This one has an 8" bell,. Just finished an in house restoration on this vintage 88H. Serial dates it to early Texas production. We've just replaced the inner tubes with new ones. Valve has been serviced and the instrument has had all dents removed and it has been relacquered. It is top notch shape now and is a beauty. We tried a new bell brace design on this one to see how it would turn out and the results are promising.
The core is really something special on this trombone. It projects like crazy! As with all our full conversions: New inner tubes, threaded leadpipe receiver, bell voodoo, open wrap oversized valve section, Brassark seamed tenor slide crook and this one gets a seamed copper MV42 leadpipe. We have about 10 of these out in the world now, and this one is available. Beautiful Giant Alexander BBb tuba with 5 valves. In excellent condition with a Winter hard case. Plays amazing and throws a lot of sound.
Some minor cosmetic blems and a few small dings but overall very clean. A totally unique vintage Holton large tenor trombone with a screw off bell flare. Great for traveling and also just as a darn good trombone. This instrument has a dual bore. This one is in excellent condition with great slide action and no dents. Some minor cosmetic blems in the lacquer.
This is an absolutely stunning vintage trombone, all in glorious Conn red brass. This trombone has a. It is a bit front heavy because there is no counterweight but the clean look of the horn is something to behold. The sound is velvety and beautiful. It looks like it has been relacquered once a long time ago and done very well.
The sound this little trombone puts out is nothing short of unbelievable. This is a tremendous playing little sports car. The model 6vii New York was the most open of all of the model 6 variations and this one is no exception.
This trombone has been around, owned by many prominent players and is now up for sale again. It has small specs: I love the classy look of this beautiful vintage Alexander French Horn.
The is the same as the famous model used by tons of hornists around the world. It is all gold brass and the bell is made in the old "gusset" style of fabrication that yields amazingly vibrant bell flares. I think this one is from the late s, guessing from the engraving. It is in fantastic condition and includes the original case. Here is one of the original Larry Minick tenor trombones made in the s.
It features a one piece gold brass Minick bell, the amazing Minick rotary valve with open wrap, Conn 88H style slide with Minick leadpipe as well as a straight neckpipe allowing for a valveless trombone.
This instrument is a formidable orchestral instrument. It has a dense and dark sound quality and really projects amazingly well. The blow is open and free and the rotary valve is excellent, being similar to the Trubore design with a straight port on the open Bb side of the trombone. Overall in very good condition with no major damage or dents. There are some patches on the handslide covering up worn spots so no holes develop. Comes with a case. I've never seen this before, but this is a Bach C large bore cornet.
Ideal for orchestral cornet work and would be awesome on a Soldier's Tale. In fantastic condition with bright silver plate and no signs of wear or dents. Has a bell flare. Terrific sounding rare Bach cornet. A gorgeous Bach large bore Bb cornet, refinished and silver-plated by Zig Kanstul.
Early NY production, all stamps are clear and matching. There is a patch on the back of the main bell bow. Here's a well made, quality German alto trombone that isn't going to break the bank and be fairly easy to learn.
It is a model Challenger in Eb and in good overall condition with some minor dings and cosmetic scratches in the lacquer. It is unlacquered and in overall very good condition. Some signs of use on the contact points and a few small blems here and there. Extremely versatile and mouthpiece specific, smaller mouthpiece sounds commercial and bigger piece gives a great orchestral sound. Open blow and fast response.
Slide action is good but does have some chrome wear. The slide has been widened to accommodate the Thayer valves and larger necks.
Very nice used Shires large bore tenor trombone in very good condition. Some minor wear on the slide contact points and the neckpipe. Very clean overall and a solid playing trombone. Has a 1G bell flare which is a gold brass bell with soldered rim on the original shires bell mandrel. An axial thayer valve with open wrap and gold brass tuning slide. The slide is a TB which dual bore bach style slide. Three leadpipes included, no case. Here's a beautiful playing Bach Mt Vernon model 12 trombone, with a lightened slide work done in the s by a tech in San Francisco.
Some minor lacquer wear and scratches. Tubes are all in good shape and seem to be original. Beautiful Bach Mt Vernon model 36, looks like original lacquer.
Slide crook has been off and touched up, looks like gold brass outer slide tubes. The bell is stunning, one of the nicest MV36s I've had come through the shop. Lots of good notes in this one. Stunning Bach Mt Vernon model 36, gold brass bell. The bell is glorious, the slide is excellent one small spot of wear on the top inner tube with only some minor lacquer wear on the bell from some adhesive residual.
Ultra lightly used Greenhoe 88HT-G. This features the thin gauge red brass 88H bell, Greenhoe valve with open wrap and standard. This trombone is in excellent condition and shows little signs of use. A few minor cosmetic lacquer blems but otherwise it is very clean. Plays extremely well and the valve is even with blow and timbre on both sides of the trombone.
These are no longer in production, so get this one while you can. This is handmade by my good friend Markus in Herzogenrath Germany. It is beautiful to look at and hear, as well as play. A used friendly bass sackbut this is one of the best "bangs for your buck" you can get info for a high quality professional level instrument. This one has 3rd position bell to slide relationship. Very nice Shires large bore orchestral tenor trombone with some nice modifications.
This is set up to play similar to a vintage 50's Conn 88H trombone, so if you are a fan of those instruments but looking for something a bit more modern and open blowing this trombone could be right up your alley.
The bell is a 2RVET7 flare, which means conn taper red brass bell with thin rim wire and unsoldered bead. The valve section is a standard Shires rotary with open wrap. The slide is a TW47, wide style. You'll notice that the previous owner had a tuning slide bow guard installed on both the main and F attachment tuning slides ala s 88H style. This is an extremely good playing trombone with a beautiful vibrant and focused sound with a lot of warmth and depth.
Here's a lightly used Miraphone BBb tuba, model , about 5 years old. It has been well maintained and is very clean, showing a few small dents and some minor cosmetic wear. The is maybe the most popular BBb tuba in the world, used by students and professionals for its versatility and ease of playing.
The craftsmanship is top notch. This one includes a very nice Glenn Cronkhite gig bag with backpack straps. Beautiful lightly used Shires trombone with some special components on this one. It has a one piece TII 5G bell, which is a single sheet of gold brass made on the newer bell mandrel based on a Bach style bell.
It has a soldered rim and it is a fantastic playing and sounding bell. Comes with a trubore valve, a free blowing and even valve designed by Steve Shires. It has a nearly new TB47GL slide, which has gold brass outer tubes and is a bach style slide with Bach length. This helps Bach style players feel a bit more comfortable with the length slide they are used to.
Mated with this bell section is a gold brass tuning slide. Really a phenomenal playing orchestral trombone all around in excellent condition.
Here's another ultra clean Shires tenor trombone made in Massachusetts. Regarded as one of the best trombone makers in the world.
This Shires has a 2R bell red brass flare with unsoldered rim, original Shires mandrel and a trubore valve. The trubore valve offers a straight airflow on the open side of the horn and a gentle swoop of the tubes for the F attachment side, one of the best and most even blowing valves on the market.
This one also has a TB47 slide which is a wide bach style slide. This one is in excellent condition showing little use, it is about 3 years old. This is a special trombone. Mated with this bell flare is a Shires axial "thayer" valve, Shires TB47 bach style slide and a Shires "S" seamed yellow brass tuning slide.
If you're after a classic vintage Bach but want something that plays a bit more modern and predictable, this might be the horn for you.
There is some cosmetic wear on the valve and slide but overall very clean. The bell is unlacquered raw brass and has a glorious patina. The bell has shires mounts and is modular. Here is a new, demo model Shires Michael Davis Plus trombone. Made by Steve Shires in Massachusetts.
This horn is top tier craftsmanship and delivers amazing performance and versatility. The bell is a yellow brass 8" flare and the slide is a nickel. Basically the best 3B style trombone ever made. The slide action feels fantastic in the hand, there is a thin but not flimsy brace on the slide that feels just right. This horn was a demo model and is new but has been tested in the shop.
A desirable s vintage Conn 6H Jazz Trombone,. In very good condition with some worn spots on the hand grip. The bottom outer slide tube has had the nickel oversleeve removed to save some weight. Antique Cornet made by John Heald of Massachusetts.
One of the finest makers of cornets of his day, Heald had many patents for instrument design. This is a very well made period instrument. I've recently had Robb Stewart go over the instrument, installing a small nickel patch on a split tube, as well as remove dents. He reports the valves are tight with excellent compression for an instrument of this vintage. The King 6B or "Duo Gravis" is prized for its bright color and edgy bite that works extremely well in commercial settings.
This one is in very good condition overall with some minor cosmetic wear on the contact points. Super cool and rare Conn 78H from the s. This one is a terrific player and is made from all sheet red brass. Inner tubes are chrome plated.
As such, this is like a bigger bore jazz trombone. Amazingly responsive and would be extremely versatile in a variety of professional settings. Simply a terrific trombone from my favorite era of Conn trombones. A brand new Markus Leuchter bass trombone, specially made with a 9" gold brass bell with a nickel garland. Also optional is a 9" gold brass bell without the garland. Has a dual bore. This bass trombone is incredible.
Its not only one of the easiest instruments to play but the sound is absolutely stunning and vibrant. Completely hand made by Markus in Herzogenrath Germany. A brand new Markus Leuchter contrabass trombone in F. Totally stunning and epic giant trombone. I personally use one of Markus's contras and I can't say enough good things about this instrument.
It is by far one of the best sounding and easiest to play contras available in the world. Made from all gold brass, chrome inner slide and totally handmade by my good friend Markus in Herzogenrath. This is a beautiful custom built tenor sackbut by Markus Leuchter in Germany, brand new.
It features a 4th position bell, hand engraved garland and decorations, chrome plated nickel inner slide tubes, handmade water key and tuning bits to A and A It is a top performing instrument, and one of the best and most affordable high level sackbuts in today's market. It is unlacquere and includes case.
A closet time capsule Holton TR bass trombone, in excellent condition with only a few minor cosmetic blems. All original parts including the original thumb paddle "Glantz Bar". A gorgeous King 3B silversonic with F attachment. Solid sterling silver bell with gold wash in excellent condition.
Custom brushed finish on the F attachment. A flashy trombone that gets a lot of attention. Early Eastlake vintage, these can be tight blowing but I find this one to be excellent. Ideal for a commercial player or for shows or pit work. Very cool early YBL Yeo model, in very good used condition. Some wear on the contact points and cosmetically. Very big and focused sound, easy to play and a unique designed wrap.
I've always had a soft spot for these bass trombones and I think they are one of the most versatile models in production. Not to be confused with the Xeno YBL, this is the original version. A stunning jazzer trombone. In near new condition. Solid sterling silver bell flare. Here's one to scare the viola section.
This beastie puts out some some and some core. The larger bell is not the most popular but I don't mind it on this chassis. In great shape, some lacquer wear on the neck pipe and valve caps. A very nice, lightly used Shires tenor trombone with trubore valve. In excellent condition and a really nice playing trombone. Slide takes a large shank mouthpiece. This one is phenomenal. If I didn't own a bunch already, I'd keep her for myself.
This one is a mid s, K serial number. It has all of my favorite things about early Conns: This one is in tremendous condition. Recently tastefully relacquered here at The Brass Ark, we gently prepped for spraying without removing too much material and used high quality based epoxy lacquer. Here's a rare bird and a glorious tenor trombone. I love the aesthetic on these trombones, so clean and classy. I feel like these Greenhoe TIS tenor trombones are basically modern versions of the famous Conn 14H tenor from the s.
It ticks all of the boxes for the vintage nuts and also holds up to the demands of the modern player. Craftsmanship and quality is top tier. This one has been used but in great shape, a few small dings here and there and some minor wear on the contact points. Our first conversion on a beautiful s K series Elkhart Conn 8H.
Featuring a new oversized rotary valve, open wrap, threaded leadpipe receiver and custom braces. We thought it would be a nifty experiment to see how a Conn would do with our rotary valve on it and it turns out that it is a great success.
The sound is classic 88H with a full blowing, open, balanced and responsive F side. The slide retains the original slide crook and width, modified with shires threaded receiver for leadpipes. Included is a Brassark 1 leadpipe. A nice vintage Reynolds single valve bass trombone. A unique sounding trombone with a big sound and equally impressive bite. This is a killer commercial bass, lots of bright brass low end that carries to the back wall. A professional BBb 4 valve piston tuba from Jupiter.
This one is in excellent condition with just some minor lacquer wear on the back bell stem from skin contact. Otherwise super clean with no dents.
Here's a nearly new Conn 88HT with Greenhoe valve, in very good condition, light signs of use and wear on the contact points. Includes slide with removable leadpipes. These are terrific trombones that are highly regarded and no longer in production. A gorgeous gold brass alto trombone, from one of the best trombone makers in the past 50 years.
Pfretzchner built high end trombones out of his small shop and has a reputation as one of the most exotic and desirable makers around. This trombone is a special one. It is a big bore alto with a smaller bell and Bb rotary valve. It is responsive and easy to play, slotting is excellent and intonation is also superb. The holy grail of orchestral trombones. If you frequent my website, this instrument needs no introduction or explanation. You know what it is.
This one is in very nice condition. It shows some spotting in the lacquer and some wear on contact points, but I didn't want to buff those cosmetic things to preserve the originality of this one. Robb Stewart just cleaned it and tuned up the slide. This is a nice one folks. I estimate these to be from the early s, wide engraved nickel bell garland. Takes a large shank mouthpiece. Slides have a combination of new tubes and original tubes.
Action is quite good for an old vintage like this. Would be lovely to complete a section with the Ed. Kruspe bass trombone, also available. Kruspe C rotary trumpet with 2 vienna keys. Gold brass construction with nickel trim. This instrument was manufactured by the new Kruspe factory in It is a really great rotary C for players on a budget. Lots of bang for your buck.
A nearly time capsule Elkhart Conn 8D. It shows hardly any signs of use and has many many years of use left in it. Valves are super tight, no dents.
This is a custom Elkhart 88H with original Ed Thayer valve installed. Quite a good playing instrument! Also included is the original rotary valve section. This is a great modern bass trombone with a classic orchestral sound. It checks all of the boxes for you vintage nuts out there while still offering the benefits of modern valves. The bell is a Bach 50 "Corporation" early Elkhart bell in yellow brass, in high demand these days.
The valves are inline Shires trubore and the slide is a Shires B62 with a 2. As expected, this bass trombone plays fantastic. It is open and responsive with a broad orchestral sound. It is nimble when you want it to be and hulking when you need to do some heavy lifting. Recently overhauled and relacquered here at The Brass Ark, it is looking shiny and spiffy. A rare and beautiful double compensating Wagner tuba made by Paxman of London. This instrument has spent its life in the Hollywood studios, being played by legendary hornist Brian O'Connor on countless movies.
It is in terrific condition and has the original Paxman case along with many airline stickers, Brian was an avid pilot. Conn C series instruments are some of the most well regarded in terms of years of production. These are special instruments and this one is no exception.
It was used by the legendary studio hornist, Brian O'Connor, and has many years of life left in it. Valves have recently been plated and have excellent compression. The bell has been cut. Some minor wear and a few small blems from use but otherwise extremely nice and what a sound! Emily's surname is that of the city where both creators of the show attended college. Patsy Kensit was originally approached to play the role but turned it down. Their marriage is icy and they openly treat one another with disdain.
They are equally hostile towards Jack and Judy Geller when the Gellers refuse to pay for their house to be remodelled after the wedding reception. When the wedding takes place, like all of the guests they are shocked and utterly dumbfounded when Ross accidentally says Rachel's name instead of Emily's during the vows.
In "The One After Ross Says 'Rachel'", Stephen angrily tells Ross that consequently Emily has gone into hiding after escaping out of the bathroom window and now feels humiliated, but this does not stop Andrea from telling Ross in front of him that she thinks he Ross is "delicious". Andrea's final words onscreen are, to Ross, "Call me.
Zelner has a son called Ross who likes dinosaurs. Ross says his name is "Ron", shocked to hear that Zelner's son is also named Ross. In "The One Where Rachel Smokes", Rachel thinks she is missing out on important decisions, as they are always made when Kim goes on a smoking break. She tries to take up smoking so she can stay in the loop but is unsuccessful when Kim, initially bewildered by Rachel's wacky behavior throughout her attempts to join her while she is smoking, threatens to fire her if she keeps damaging her health.
After unsuccessfully trying to deny the affair, Rachel pretends Ralph dumped her. Kim believes her when she sees what she thinks is a cold look from Ralph appearing as himself in the elevator. All characters who were introduced in this season have not re-appeared in further seasons.
Consequently, they are listed in Only in season 6. Thomas "Tag" Jones Eddie Cahill: Rachel's inexperienced but attractive new assistant at Polo Ralph Lauren. She hires him after being promoted, not because he is the best choice for the job but because she is smitten with him.
He tells Rachel that he has matured a lot since their break-up and wants to get back together with her, but is scared away when he finds out she is pregnant by someone else. He later meets up with Ross—who is the real father and is wearing the same kind of red sweater. Chandler's drag-queen father and Nora's ex-husband, regularly referred to and an unseen character in previous seasons. Determined to invite him to their wedding in "The One with Chandler's Dad", Monica drags Chandler to Charles' burlesque show in Las Vegas, where he is seen for the first time, performing under the name "Helena Handbasket".
Rachel and Ross' infant daughter. Though Rachel had originally wanted to name her daughter "Isabella," she wound up in tears when she decided that the name did not suit her and was dismayed by her other remaining choice, Delilah "Oh great! She sounds like a biblical whore. Michael "Mike" Hannigan Paul Rudd: Phoebe's boyfriend and later husband: However, Joey forgets about Phoebe's date, and wanting to prevent her from discovering this when she enquires about the name of the man he has fixed her up with, he pretends that someone called "Mike" will be her date.
He then enters the coffee shop and desperately yells "Mike! Mike feels sorry for Phoebe as he watches her leave and when he spots her again in the coffee shop the next day, he speaks to her and explains that he allowed himself to be roped into the date "because I was told that I'd get a free dinner-which I didn't-and that I'd meet a pretty girl-which I did. Ross goes to Mike's house and tries to explain to him that he had accidentally upset Phoebe, which sets off a chain of ridiculous events that result in Mike ultimately deciding he still has feelings for Phoebe, and eventually, they decide to move in together; [e 99] Phoebe suggests that one day they could get married but he tells her that, after his messy divorce, he never wants to get married again, which results in them breaking up.
Emotionally unable to be apart from each other, they reconcile in "The One with the Memorial Service" airdate March 13, ; Season 9, No. She turns both of them down but tells David that Mike is the man she wants to be with.
Subsequently, Mike has to break up with Precious Anne Dudek , the girl he has been seeing since breaking up with Phoebe, but he gets Phoebe who annoys Precious by calling her "Susie" to get Precious to dump him instead.
Mike's rich, haughty parents. He introduces Phoebe to them, [e 69] and soon after they make it clear that they do not approve of Phoebe due to being both irritated and bewildered by her odd quirks, but Mike defies them and declares his love for her in front of his parents and their two "sinfully boring" friends who are likewise bemused by the odd quirks of Phoebe.
They later meet Joey, who confuses and bemuses them with his comments about how nice it is that "their little ones are growing up" Phoebe had told him he was "like a dad" to her and later attend the wedding in "The One with Phoebe's Wedding". His father makes his mother drink a lot of alcohol at the wedding so that she does not create a scene.
Amy Green Christina Applegate: She arrives at Monica and Chandler's for Thanksgiving dinner, where she is annoyed that she would not get custody of Emma if Rachel and Ross died. A boorish, hedonistic, brazen, abrasive, amoral, materialistic and utterly unlikeable bully who could not care less about other people's feelings, she greatly irritates the friends with her cruelly honest opinions of them and selfish, self-absorbed attitude, though seems a little afraid of Monica, convinced that she's crazy after witnessing Monica's bizarre rules when it comes to eating off of the china plates she and Chandler received as a wedding present.
When Rachel and Amy later have a fight after the former feels the latter has insulted Emma, which results in them accidentally breaking one of Monica's plates causing her to nearly pass out Chandler on the one and only occasion where one of Rachel's friends ever made a successful attempt to stand up to Amy angrily tells them off as a father would do, and orders Amy to apologise for ruining Thanksgiving, which she does.
Chandler then bemuses them both first by telling them that "that fight was totally arousing" and then accidentally breaking the rest of the plates. Amy appears again in "The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits", where she tells Rachel that she plans to marry her ex-boyfriend's father, who is rich. Rachel tries to teach her responsibility by letting her babysit Emma who Amy calls 'Ella', insisting it's prettier , and tries to convince her to stop being so selfish and do something nice for another person.
Eventually, Amy decides to take Rachel's advice and do something nice for Emma. Only trouble is, the utterly self-absorbed and self-centered Amy decides to get Emma's ears pierced.
Although Amy, like her father Leonard, was a deliberately unpleasant and unlikeable character, the comic relief she provided caused her to, again like her father Leonard, become memorable as a character that fans "loved to hate.
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler: He plans to ask her out, but is too late when she gets together with Joey instead. Initially angry, he eventually accepts Joey and Charlie's relationship and helps Joey come up with intelligent places to take her on dates in "The One with the Fertility Test".
At Ross's conference in "The One in Barbados", Charlie tells Joey that they have nothing in common and breaks up with him. She and Ross then get together. Benjamin Hobart Greg Kinnear. The character of Charlie was created in part to counter criticism the Friends production staff had received for featuring too few characters played by ethnic minority actors. Tyler told the St Petersburg Times , "I hope [people's] frustration over [the lack of diversity] is tempered by the fact that when they wrote this role, they didn't wimp out.
They wrote her so smart and sexy and elevated, she wasn't just the black girl on Friends. It is revealed that Monica and Chandler did not know they would be having twins until they were born. Chandler suggests giving one of them up but Monica refuses, saying, "We cannot split them up. They're our children and they're coming with us. Missy Goldberg Ellen Pompeo: At a reunion, Chandler gives Ross permission to break the pact, now that he is married, where it is revealed that Chandler and Missy made out numerous times during college after school hours in the school's science labs, which Ross calls his "turf".
Benjamin Hobart Greg Kinnear: After seeing Charlie again for the first time in an apparently long while and meeting Ross for the first time who bemuses him with ridiculous comments he eventually confesses to Ross he is still in love with her and then unsuccessfully tries to persuade Ross to break up with her.
When Ross refuses, Benjamin comes to resent him and displays this resentment by asking utterly ridiculous questions at the grant interview. He and Charlie eventually get back together, after Ross makes him confess his actions in front of her. Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge: Her inflated ego and utterly self-absorbed attitude cause Monica and Phoebe to find her insufferable, but since they do not want to hurt the nonetheless good-natured Amanda's feelings, they agree to meet up with her in the coffee shop after Chandler ruins their original plan not to take any of her phone calls by doing exactly that and informing her that they are in the house with him, and then bemuses her by informing her that he takes pedicures before handing the phone to Monica.
Put under pressure to quickly hire a stripper by Phoebe who had forgotten to ask them to hire one prior to when the party actually began they look through the phone book and call the first stripper whose number they discover, asking him to quickly arrive at Monica's apartment where the party is taking place.
When he turns up, the girls are surprised to see that he is at least 50 years old, but also delusional about his physical appearance, as he clearly has trouble accepting the fact that he has not aged gracefully and is not physically appealing to women anymore.
When he sees that Phoebe is not enjoying his performance he gets annoyed, particularly when she claims while cringing that "this is how she looks when she's turned on.
In her guilt, Phoebe comforts him and tells him that he should teach stripping instead. At her insistence, he then performs one last time for the party. She winds up helping Joey deal with his anxieties about Chandler and Monica moving out of the city. As a bit of revenge for Joey's overanxious behavior, Monica and Chandler briefly pretend that Mackenzie is a ghost.
Each of the following characters of Friends , portrayed by a celebrity, may or may not be particularly significant to the story. Robert Costanzo , is having an affair with another woman, Ronni Lee Garlington. Joey the son tries to set things right, but Gloria Brenda Vaccaro , Joey's mother, who secretly knew about the affair all along, makes Joey change it back because her husband's been unusually nice to her since he started cheating on her.
Though Joey's parents do not appear on the show again, Joey Sr. Two doctors whom Rachel and Monica meet at a hospital, then go on a date with, with Monica and Rachel pretending to be each other for health insurance purposes—eventually causing things to go wild.
Mitchell later saves the life of Ross's monkey, Marcel , who swallows alphabet tiles from a Scrabble game that nearly choke him to death. At the end of the episode Monica breaks up with him, and has the break-up talk with the other friends as if they broke up with him, too. Phoebe's annoying boyfriend who analyzes each one of the friends and gets to their nerve. Caroline Duffy Lea Thompson: Reprising her role from Caroline in the City , she talks with Joey and Chandler—seeing them with Ben and consequently thinking them to be lovers—in "The One with the Baby on the Bus".
Eddie Manoick Adam Goldberg: After Joey, having landed the recurring role Dr. Drake Ramoray on Days of Our Lives , moves into his own apartment, [e 65] Chandler gets a new roommate. In "The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies", [e ] he suspects Chandler of both having sex with his ex-girlfriend Tilly and killing his goldfish, so spites him by stealing his insoles.
Later he forgets these events, but Chandler wants him out after learning that Eddie watches him sleep. Bizarrely, Phoebe finds Eddie's weird behavior attractive. Chandler ultimately gets rid of Eddie by allowing Joey to move back in; they move Eddie's stuff out into the hall and pretend that Eddie moved out and Joey moved back in a year ago. The madman falls for their bluff and leaves.
He is never seen again afterwards although it was humorously noted in a guide to this particular season that Eddie would "probably come back with a gun". Adam Goldberg later appeared in the second season of Joey as a different character. Rob Donnan Chris Isaak: Rob asks Phoebe to sing for the children at a library, but their parents are horrified by her morbidly honest lyrics. When Marcel is kidnapped and forced into show business, he and the rest of the zoo staff decide to cover up the break-in out of fear of bad publicity, and when Ross enters the zoo with the intention of paying Marcel a visit, he lies and informs Ross that Marcel has died.
Ross later learns the truth about what happened to Marcel from the Zoo Janitor Dan Castellaneta , a very unusual man with a strange fascination for the animals in the zoo. Susie "Underpants" Moss Julia Roberts: They arrange a date, Chandler unsuspecting that it is a plot to get revenge. After convincing him to wear her panties, Susie takes him out to dinner, undresses him in the men's room, and takes off with his clothes—leaving him in a bathroom stall wearing nothing but her panties.
She is never seen again. Jean-Claude Van Damme himself: Monica has a crush on him but is too shy to ask him out so Rachel attempts to for her but he says he'd rather go out with her Rachel instead. Rachel asks Monica for permission, which she unhappily gives. Monica immediately dumps him. He is last seen being greatly irritated by Joey's stupidity while trying to act alongside him, along with everyone else on the studio set.
Erika Ford Brooke Shields: Drake Ramoray, the character he plays on Days of Our Lives. She dumps him when she suspects "Drake" is cheating on her with another woman actually another character in the soap opera. He tries to explain that "It's a TV show! She is never seen again afterwards. Duncan Steve Zahn is a Canadian ice dancer that Phoebe married in order to allow him to get a green card. After witnessing and being bewildered by Rachel's antics with a pigeon after she trapped it inside a saucepan , he admits to Phoebe the truth about his sexuality.
Ross quickly tries to usher her out of his apartment in "The One with the Morning After". Pete Becker Jon Favreau: He asks her out on a date and takes her to Rome. They start seeing each other but initially break up because Monica is not attracted to him. They reconcile after Monica kisses him when he offers her a job in his restaurant which she turns down , and then realizes that she is attracted to him after all. He gets badly beaten by Tank Abbott , [e 87] and Monica ends it with him after he refuses to quit.
The character of Pete was conceived as "a Bill Gates billionaire genius scientist-type" to whom Monica was not attracted.
The producers and casting director had difficulty finding an actor to play Pete as they wanted, "someone who was appealing enough that we liked him, so we could root for him, but on the other hand, wasn't so drop-dead male model gorgeous that we would go, 'What's your problem? Kate Miller Dina Meyer: Joey's co-star in the play Boxing Day. The play turns out to be dismal, and after the director dumps her she gets together with Joey in "The One with the Screamer". Joey is distraught when she leaves for a soap opera role in Los Angeles.
Marshall Townend Reg Rogers: He and everyone else involved in making the play apart from Lauren are said to have made fun of Joey after Kate recognized him as a man on TV who was too idiotic to be able to open up a milk carton. He later dumps Kate after she and the play gets a bad review. Kate's understudy in Boxing Day.
She is a big fan of Joey from his role as Dr. Drake Ramoray, and ends up sleeping with him. Joey dumps her after sleeping with Kate, and although she is initially upset calling him "pig" , she later seems to be fine with him. She takes over the role of "Adrienne" in the play after Kate leaves for Los Angeles. Tommy "the Screamer" Ben Stiller: Frightening and intimidating people in this manner apparently amuses Tommy, who appears to be in a good mood after screaming at both Ross and the elderly couple.
Ross tries to warn Rachel of what a bully Tommy is, but she does not believe him, assuming he's just making up the stories regarding Tommy's outbursts of anger in order to split them up so he can have Rachel all to himself and considering that Tommy had learned of Ross' past with Rachel and witnessed how awkward they were around each other to his own bemusement, it is likely that he guessed after witnessing this that she would jump to this conclusion if Ross ever tried to warn her what a bully Tommy really was.
However, his aggressive true colours are exposed to Rachel after she, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler and Ross witness him lose his temper after Joey and Chandler's pet baby chicken urinates in his hand and, unable to keep his anger in check, he screams at both it and their pet duck when its quacking irritates him further.
Accepting to his own chagrin that she and the others are now afraid of him, he breaks up with her before leaving and is never seen again afterwards. Isabella Rossellini herself got bumped off of Ross's "freebie list": Ross bumps Rossellini for Winona Ryder —because the latter is not "international" like Isabella—only to see Rossellini herself enter the coffee house.
Rachel encourages Ross to pursue her as an "alternate", knowing he'll get shot down for his efforts after bemusing her with his quirks. They are not mentioned in the credits. Tomas begins by asking the friends to move over to make room for the pair which they do.
Then Tomas complains to Tim about how he thinks his wife is cheating on him with her gynaecologist. The friends stop trying to have their own conversation and eavesdrop. Eventually Tim reveals how he's sleeping with Tomas' wife causing Joey to rather crassly interrupt their discussion to ask if Tim is the gynaecologist Tomas was earlier referring to, only for an irritated Tim to tell him to mind his own business.
Bursting into tears as he absorbs the fact that Tim has been sleeping with his wife, Tomas starts shouting at and insulting Tim, and ends their friendship before leaving the shop in a loud fury, followed by Tim, who gives the six shocked, bewildered friends one last embarrassed, apologetic look before he leaves. A mutual attraction develops between Kathy and Chandler, [e ] which manifests as a kiss; [e ] after Joey finds out, Kathy decides to leave New York for Chicago, and declares her love to Chandler.
Although Chandler was initially uncomfortable about the possibility of their relationship becoming sexual as he would be directly compared to Joey, Monica and Rachel were able to give Chandler some pointers. Sometime later in the season, Chandler goes to see Kathy in a play and discovers that it has extreme sexual content with her male co-star, Nick.
Chandler starts to suspect that she is cheating on him and confronts her about it. Kathy is offended and gets into an argument with Chandler. She later sleeps with Nick [e ] and Chandler dumps her although there is evidence that she actually only slept with the co-star after Chandler argued with her.
When Paget Brewster arrived for her audition, she believed she was the "runty alternate" and did not have a chance of getting the part.
Matthew Perry later told her that the producers knew she was right for the role when she called herself a "runt". She spent her first two weeks working on the show believing that she would be fired and the part recast with a better looking actress. Brewster did not want Kathy to be written out by cheating on Chandler.
The female stars agreed with her and tried to persuade the producers to have Kathy tour in a play instead. Joey reeks from spending a day fishing without showering after, so he uses Heston's shower—only to be caught by Heston.
Joey tries to explain that he "stinks"—which Heston infers to refer to his acting, not his smell—and Heston gives Joey an actor's pep talk before telling him that "no matter how badly you think you stink, you must never break into my dressing room and use my shower! The Salesman Penn Jillette sells encyclopedias and attempts to sell one to Joey, finding his stupidity hard to deal with while negotiating with him.
He attempts to form a relationship with her, but cannot after being covered with ink and meat whilst making out with her. After Ross ends it with Cheryl, Monica arrives at the apartment asking to clean it as she cannot sleep thinking about it, only for Cheryl to close the door in disgust.
Joshua Burgin Tate Donovan: Joshua appeared at the same time that Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan were dating each other in real life. Chip Matthews Dan Gauthier: A man who many years prior to the events of the show had attended the same high school as Rachel, Monica and Ross; although he was outwardly friendly and charismatic enough to become the most popular guy in the high school, he is depicted as being an inwardly selfish, careless and unpleasant person who emotionally hurts and plays immature pranks on other people.
Monica and Chip meet again and, seeing that she has lost a lot of weight since he saw her last and is now a very attractive woman, Chip asks her out, much to her delight as she still has a crush on him. Rachel is upset when she learns that Monica intends to date the man who once cheated on her, but she eventually allows this to happen out of sympathy for her formerly obese friend.
She does however react coldly when she answers the door to him when he arrives to pick up Monica, and asks him, "So Chip, how's Amy Welch? Wow, I haven't seen her since Monica's dream is soon shattered when she realizes that not only is Chip as unpleasant as he was back in high school, he has not matured and done nothing to better himself since then. As it becomes clearer and clearer to her that mentally, he is still a teenager, she asks him if he still lives with his parents, to which he replies "Yeah, but I can stay out as late as I want.
Well tonight, I actually did go out with Chip Matthews in high school. He is Emily Waltham's uncle. He asked Rachel to accompany his niece to the opera, just before Rachel gets a date with Joshua. Rachel convinces Ross to go in her place, which introduces them leading to their eventual relationship.
Sarah, Duchess of York herself: Tim Burke Michael Vartan: Monica, who has an ice chip in her eye while she is taking out the turkey from the freezer, meets him. Eventually, after they kiss, they both realize that dating each other is a mistake, as Monica compares Tim to his father Richard, while Tim metaphorizes the kiss as if he were kissing his own mother.
Rachel is attracted to him but plays hard-to-get by pretending not to be interested in a housewarming party he is throwing. Katie Soleil Moon Frye: As the episode name suggests, she's a woman whose play-punches are all-too-hard. A seemingly nice person nonetheless, she appears to like Joey a lot, apparently bemused but also highly amused by wacky antics from him such as "breadstick fangs" but she's so energetic that whenever she playfully punches him on the arm she accidentally hurts him, but seems to be oblivious to this.
When Joey actually tells her, she thinks he is merely making good-natured fun of her small size. Joey eventually decides he wants to break up with her as a result, but worries about hard she will hit him if he in the process of doing so upsets her, but Rachel gives him an easy way out when she retaliates in anger after Katie playfully punches her and accidentally hurts her also by kicking Katie's ankle, and when Joey refuses to stick up for Katie upon witnessing this she, as he had hoped, breaks up with him and leaves.
Donald Ledbetter Michael Ensign: Ross's boss at the museum. After he eats Ross's leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich in "The One with Ross's Sandwich", Ross angrily shouts at him, and he puts Ross on sabbatical.