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In Friends SS1.Ep1, 15:40, there's a conversation:

Joey: Yeah, I'm an actor.

Rachel: Wow! Would I have seen you in anything?

Joey: I doubt it. Mostly regional work.

Monica: Oh wait, wait, unless you happened to catch the Reruns' production of Pinocchio

Chandler: "Look, Geppeto. I'm a real live boy."

I'm not understand what she means. Could anyone explain it to me?

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The complete line is:

Monica: Oh wait, wait, unless you happened to catch the Wee One's production of Pinocchio at the Little Theatre in the Park".

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'Oh wait, wait,' appears to have been spoken in the transmitted show. Reruns' is a mishearing, and is widely reproduced on the web. The remark is a humorous mockery of Joey's claim to be an 'actor' - Pinocchio is a wooden puppet. 'Wee Ones' are very small children; the phrase is often used as a kindergarten name or as a category of entertainment for the very young, and clearly, here, 'Wee One' is the name of a children's theatre company. Given the New York setting of 'Friends', the Theatre in the Park is probably the community theatre of that name in that city's Central Park.

'Friends' pilot script

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    Not enough rep to edit, but you missed the important possessive apostrophe (the Wee Ones' production). It's a production by the wee ones. Jan 13, 2020 at 14:13
  • Equally, "Reruns" could be the name of a theatre company.
    – OrangeDog
    Jan 13, 2020 at 14:48
  • Orange dog, the original script does not say 'Reruns:. Jan 13, 2020 at 15:57
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    Great answer, but why would you think it would be a puppet theater?
    – Kevin
    Jan 13, 2020 at 16:53
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    @Toby Speight "it's clear from the context" - says you. Jan 13, 2020 at 17:01

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