Remember When Phoebe's Brother Accidentally Gave Her A Condom On Friends?

Remember When Phoebes Brother Accidentally Gave Her Condom Friends

Even die-hard Friends fans missed this detail about Phoebe Buffay's long-lost half brother, Frank Buffay. Phoebe ( Lisa Kudrow ) officially meets Frank ( Giovanni Ribisi ) in 'The One with the Bullies,' Episode 21 of Season 2. When Phoebe goes to visit her biological father, she ends up finding Frank instead.

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But it turns out Phoebe and Frank had crossed paths much earlier than this, though. In 'The One with the Baby on the Bus,' Episode 6 of Season 2, Frank accidentally dropped a condom in Phoebe's guitar case. Yes, really.

If you need a refresher, Phoebe moves her Central Perk singing gig to the sidewalk after she's replaced by a ~more established~ musician. While she's performing, someone tips her with a (thankfully unused) condom.

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'When I sang 'Su-su-suicide' I got $1.75, but then 'Smelly Cat,' I got 25 cents and a condom,' Phoebe tells Rachel, 'so, y'know, now I just feel really bad for 'Smelly Cat.''

Seconds later, Frank appears: 'Hi, did I accidentally drop a condom in your case? It's kind of an emergency.'

Phoebe kindly returns the contraceptive to its rightful owner.

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Then Frank runs off yelling, 'Hey Christina, I got it!'

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This happy coincidence -- or weird foreshadowing of Phoebe's surrogate pregnancy -- happened because Giovanni Ribisi, the actor who played Frank, was initially an extra on Friends .

'He was an actor that was used by the executive producers before,' show writer Betsy Borns told Refinery 29 . 'They liked him, so they decided to use him more because they liked working with him.'

There's your short and simple explanation, guys. Now keep binge-watching Friends until the end of time.

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