Pete Becker (Jon Favreau) — A computer software genius and multi-millionaire. Pete tips Monica $20,000 at the Moondance diner in "The One with the Hypnosis Tape", which she assumes is a joke. He asks her out on a date and takes her to Rome. They start seeing each other but initially break up in "The One with the Tiny T-Shirt" because Monica isn't attracted to him. They reconcile in the "The One with the Chick and the Duck" after Monica kisses him when he offers her a job in his restaurant (which she turns down), and realises that she is attracted to him after all. Monica thinks he is going to propose in "The One with Ross's Thing" (Season 3, 1997). Instead, he tells her he wants to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion. He gets badly beaten in "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" (Season 3, 1997) and Monica ends it with him. The character of Pete was conceived as "a Bill Gates billionaire genius scientist-type" whom Monica was not attracted to. The producers and casting director had difficulty finding an actor to play Pete as they wanted, "someone who was appealing enough that we liked him, so we could root for him, but on the other hand, wasn't so drop-dead male model gorgeous that we would go, 'What's your problem?' to Monica when she didn't fall for him."[31]