When her grandmother dies, Phoebe is finally reunited with her long-lost father, Frank Buffay, at the funeral. But he vanishes after revealing his real name. She tricks him into meeting her at Central Perk, where she tells her father just how much devastation he left behind. Meanwhile, Rachel gives Joey a new style for an audition and sells him a shoulder bag, which provokes Ross and Chandler to make fun of him because it looks like a women's bag. But Joey becomes strangely attached to the bag, whilst Chandler discovers Monica gives really bad massages and tries to hide it from her as she hates to fail at anything.
Aired: 4 Feb 1999