Summary: Joey isn't sure what to do with his acting career, but he then gets a good audition for Days of our Lives. Joey learns that he has to sleep with someone to get the part. Rachel dates a guy who looks and acts just like Ross. Monica gets Fun Bobby to stop drinking and he becomes extremely dull.
The Good: I like that they made the Russ storyline fit the episode thematically with it feeling like a soap opera plot. I thought it was a funny little parody dynamic. Also some of Ross and Russ' conversations had funny moments. Monica's story was okay and had the occasional laugh. Joey's storyline was the best here and his character got a spotlight here. I liked his conflict where sleeping with a girl, something he often does, stands in between him and his job, yet he doesn't want it because he wants a good role because of his own talent. I did laugh when his hesitation ended up working in his favour, getting him an even better role. It was a nice bit of irony.
The Bad: The Russ plot felt very dumb and far too clichéd to be properly enjoyable. It didn't produce enough laughs to feel worth it either. I struggle to believe that Rachel wasn't able to piece together who similar Russ and Ross were. The Fun Bobby storyline felt bland and pointless. It didn't accomplish anything and there were no good laughs throughout. It was a typical sitcom storyline with Fun Bobby suddenly changing, causing Monica to develop his problem for the final laugh which really isn't that funny. It was simply okay and got far too much screen time for such an average story.
Best Moment: I'll go with Chandler joking about being in a soap opera because it fit the episode in a funny way.
Character of the Episode: Joey.
Conclusion: The Joey story was very good, but everything else was typical and extremely average. The laugh count was far below average as well. One of the show's weaker episodes.
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