American television sitcom - Friends

A: That man across the street just kicked that pigeon.

B: And basically, that's how a bill becomes a law. (Along with audience laughing)

I looked up "kick pigeon" and "bill becomes law", found nothing.

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    Good question. I found the episode script and read the whole scene. It's clearly meant to be a joke - and Friends had a lot of corny jokes - but I don't get it. I haven't seen the episode, so maybe there's some crucial visual context missing. My best guess is that Chandler is referring to his "rule" about waiting to call women after a date, but I don't get the pigeon connection either.
    – TypeIA
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 4:42

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There is no connection. They are talking about Rachel and then she walks in, so Chandler pretends to be continuing a conversation about something totally different. (from a comment by Minty)

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    And it's funny because the process of how a bill becomes a law is not something the friends would usually talk about. It's a very mundane thing to choose to cover up a prior conversation, which is funny.
    – user91988
    Commented May 28, 2019 at 16:36

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