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{{Template:Infobox episode |name = The One after dr drake dies |season = 8 |number = 18 |airdate = 21 March 1996 |writer = Story: Alexa Junge Teleplay: Michael Borkow |director = Michael Lembeck |previous = The One Where Eddie Moves In |next = [[The one with Rachel,s date'" is the eighteenth episode of season two of the television situation comedy Friends.

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Joey does an interview with Soap Opera Digest, wherein he claims that he makes up most of his lines on Days of Our Lives. The writers get wind of this, of course, and decide to exact revenge: they kill off Joey's character, Dr. Drake Ramoray, by having him fall to his death down an elevator shaft. Meanwhile, Monica and Rachel both intend to have sex with their respective boyfriends, but argue with each other when they find out they have only one condom.

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The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies was watched by an average class="Template-Fact" style="white-space:nowrap;" title="This claim needs references to reliable sources from July 2010">[citation needed]

This episode forms the basis of a study published in Pediatrics on "the impact of condom-efficacy messages in an episode of Friends on teens".[1] During a discussion about v-chips, Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman told series co-creator Marta Kauffman that he was appalled by the scene where Monica and Rachel fight over the last condom and turned off his television. Kauffman dismissed Lieberman's comments because he misunderstood the scene; the characters were advocating safe sex by agreeing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_Where_Dr._Ramoray_Dies#cite_ now as part of next episode The one with Dr Drake,s Sister