Summary: Ross goes to visit Marcel at a zoo only to learn that he is working TV commercials now. Joey gets his own stalker who finds him and they start dating, but she is mentally ill and thinks he is actually Drake Ramoray. Phoebe sings for children at the library but she upsets parents by singing about inappropriate topics.
The Good: This was much better than "The One with Two Parts" from last season because it had a proper flow to it. This wasn't a drawn out storyline, but rather it had a single overarching storyline while each episode contained individual storylines. I found this approach to work much better and led to much better story and comedy overall. To begin, I'll say that the stories were simple but effective. They weren't anything special, but they were easy to follow, and also had all of the characters playing very organic roles. This episode was really refreshing for laughs too, particularly Joey's storyline which featured a ton of hilarious scenes, including Joey and Chandler preparing to receive the stalker and the throwing water scene. The originality of the comedy being shown helps the show remain fresh and hilarious, even though it has already had over 30 episodes. The other storylines were excellent too. Phoebe had a lovely background storyline which had a nice message and featured some good laughs with Phoebe's great "advanced class" lyrics. Ross' story was also great and featured a fantastic cameo from the voice of Homer Simpson. That brings me to my final topic, the celebrity appearances. Celebrity appearances can be very distracting and forced, but in this case they were used very properly as every celebrity character served a purpose in the story and provided tons of laughs without ever taking the focus away from the show. It's great to see celebrities used so excellently.
The Bad: Nothing really.
Best Moment: There were tons of fantastic moments here, but I'll pick the sequence if Joey and Chandler trying to escape the stalker desperately and arming up. The ridiculousness and the frantic pace combined to make just a constant supply and laughs in a scene which felt similar to the fantastic "scary-ass clowns" scene from "The One with the Baby on the Bus".
Character of the Episode: Chandler.
Conclusion: This was an excellent episode. This didn't feel at all like set up and was consistently funny throughout which is all I ask for from comedies. The stories weren't special or memorable, but the sheer amount of enjoyment I got here was probably the best the show has done so far. I can only imagine what an episode with a memorable story could do with humour like this. That could be transcendent television.
Just a university student who loves to watch TV. And criticize it like hell.