Friends: The One with the Blackout (1994)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This episode originally aired as part of NBC's "Blackout Thursday" (November 3, 1994), which also featured similarly themed episodes of Mad About You, Seinfeld, and Madman of the People. In the case of Friends, Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) Central Park concert is scuttled by a citywide blackout. Other victims of the power failure include Ross (David Schwimmer), who is assaulted by a cat, and Chandler (Matthew Perry), who gets stuck in an ATM vestibule -- though perhaps he can't be regarded as a victim, considering whom he's stuck with. James Burrows won an Emmy for his direction of this episode, in which Larry Hankin makes his first appearance as the eccentric Mr. Heckles.