#22. The Ride Along (2)
Published: 6.06.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 4:28
Accent: American
Source: Friends [S5 E20]

Joey gets admiration from his friends because he tried to protect Ross from a gunshot.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • John Glenn [p] - a famous American astronaut
  • hold on [phv] - wait
  • go ahead [phv] - continue
  • with no regard for [exp] - not worrying about
  • a car backfire [n] - an explosion from a car engine (from the exhaust)
  • the force [n] - the police force
  • ramble [v] - talk continuously
  • cut (it) out [phv] - stop it
  • kick your ass [exp] - beat you up / fight you
  • He's not street. [exp] - He's not strong/tough/streetwise.
  • the bottom line [exp] - the most important thing

[n] - noun,  [p] - person,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture
Joey Chandler Ross Phoebe
  • Joey and Chandler are roommates.
  • Joey, Chandler and Ross went on a police ride along with Gary.
  • During the ride-along, they heard a sound like a gunshot.
  • When Joey heard the gunshot, he reached over and covered Ross's body.
  • See: The Ride Along (1)

triangle Questions

  1. Ross says that they had a terrible night with Gary. (0:06)

  2. When Joey heard a gunshot sound, he covered Ross's body. (0:20)

  3. The sound was a real gunshot. (0:29)

  4. Gary suggests that Joey join the police. (0:40)
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  5. Chandler seems very proud of Joey's heroic action. (0:43)

  6. Chandler decides to go home. (0:55)

  7. Ross has a new respect for life. (1:00)

  8. Phoebe and Gary decide to go for a walk in a dangerous neighborhood. (1:18)

  9. Joey likes how Ross is looking at him. (1:29)

  10. Chandler is going to go for a walk outside. (1:50)

  11. Chandler hates Ross. (2:15)

  12. Chandler wishes that Ross had been shot (with a gun). (2:20)

  13. Chandler is jealous because Joey tried to protect Ross instead of him (Chandler). (2:35)

  14. Joey says that Ross is stronger and tougher than Chandler. (2:45)

  15. Joey didn't actually try to protect Ross. (3:00)

  16. Joey was actually trying to protect his sandwich. (3:12)

  17. Joey thinks that Chandler doesn't show enough respect to his sandwich. (4:00)

  18. Chandler thinks the sandwich is delicious. (4:12)

  19. Joey offers Chandler all of his sandwich. (4:20)

triangle Script

Gary: Hey, anybody want to meet a hero?

Phoebe: John Glenn is here?!

Gary: No, Joey!

Ross: Pheebs, we had the most incredible night! Okay, so, we're in the car...

Gary: Wait! Hold on! Hi!

Phoebe: Hi!

Gary: Okay, go ahead.

Ross: Okay, okay, so we're in the car. Right? And bang! A shot was fired. And Joey with no regard for his own safety throws himself on me!

Phoebe: My God, Joey!

Chandler: It was a car backfire!

Ross: Yeah, but-but he didn't know that!

Joey: Yeah, I didn't know that.

Ross: And it could've just as easily have been a bullet.

Gary: Hey Joe, you ever think about joining the force? We could use a guy like you.

Chandler: Who jumps at loud noises!

Ross: Wow! I could've died tonight.

Chandler: Yeah! If the car that backfired had run over you! Y'know what, I think I'll go home before Ross starts rambling about his newfound respect for life.

Ross: I do have a newfound respect for life.

Chandler: Oh my God!

Gary: So you wanna get some dinner?

Phoebe: Yeah! Sure! Yep! Oh, y'know what? If I heard a shot right now, I'd throw my body on you.

Gary: Oh yeah? Well maybe you and I should take a walk through a bad neighborhood.

Phoebe: Okay!

Gary: All right.

Phoebe: Bye!

Ross and Joey: Bye!

Joey: Cut it out Ross! I hate to have to save your life and kick your ass in the same day!

Joey: Dude! How come you took off?

Chandler: Oh, I just went for a walk, around the living room. Whatever...

Joey: Is something wrong?

Chandler: No. No I'm just tired. Y'know, from-from the walk.

Joey: Okay.

Chandler: You dove in front of Ross! Ross!

Joey: That's what this is about! Oh my God, you hate Ross!

Chandler: I do not hate Ross!

Joey: Of course you do! I saved him! You're mad at me! It all adds up! You want Ross out of the picture.

Chandler: What picture?

Joey: I don't know, but I don't like what I'm hearing!

Chandler: Look I'm very glad that you saved Ross from the car backfire, but y'know, it could've been a bullet and you y'know, you didn't try to save me!

Joey: Ohh, you're upset because you think I chose Ross over you! No! I...knew... you could take care of yourself. Y'know, I mean Ross, he need help. He's not street like us!

Chandler: When it comes down to it, you would risk your life for Ross before you would for me. That's the bottom line.

Joey: Well, no, not exactly! All right, look, I, I wasn't trying to save Ross. Okay? My sandwich was next to Ross. All right? I was, I was trying to save my sandwich.

Chandler: From a bullet!

Joey: I know it doesn't make much sense...

Chandler: Much sense?!

Joey: Look Chandler, it was instinct! Okay? I just went for it!

Chandler: So you risked your life, for a sandwich!

Joey: I know it sounds crazy, but Chandler this is the greatest sandwich in the world!

Chandler: So you didn't uh, choose Ross before me.

Joey: No! I would never do that! You-you're like my brother!

Chandler: Really?!

Joey: Yeah! In fact, to prove how much you mean to me, here.

Chandler: Thanks.

Joey: No, eh, oh-oi, easy, it's not a hot dog!

Joey: How good is that?

Chandler: Oh-oi-ho, yeah!

Joey: See?

Chandler: Hm-hmm.

Joey: Oh-whoa-hey, dude, what are you doing?!

Chandler: I thought you were showing me how much you mean to me.

Joey: Yeah. With a bite! Gee-e-e-eez!

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