The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss

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Quotes (21)

  • Precious: I just can't believe that Mike didn't give me any warning.Phoebe: But he didn't really know, you know? He wasn't planning on coming to Barbados and proposing to me. Precious: He proposed to you?! This is the worst birthday ever! Phoebe: Look, Precious... Mike's not worth this. You're an attractive, intelligent woman and let's face it, Mike's kind of a wang. I mean, he proposed to me while he was still seeing you... He was gonna breakup with you on your birthday? And, I don't like to kiss-and-tell, but he cheated on you a lot this weekend Precious: Maybe you're right. Maybe I don't need him. I deserve to be treated with respect. (Mike enters the apartment) Screw you, Mike! You're a coward and a bastard, and I hope you rot in hell! (slaps him in the face, storms out. Mike looks at Phoebe, dumbfounded) Phoebe: You're welcome!

  • Rachel: You know... Ross and I haven't dated in, like, six years. Joey: Six years? Wow. It's almost as long as high school!

  • Monica: Check it out! (Shakes her head causing her shell dreadlocks to make noise) Chandler: Oh good. It's a treat for the eyes and ears!

  • Phoebe: Suzy, I'm gonna be straight with you. Mike and I are back together, and that unfortunately ends your relationship with him. But he's very sorry and wishes you luck in all of your endeavors. Precious: I just can't believe this. Why? Why would he do this? What's wrong with me? Phoebe: Nothing, there's nothing wrong with you. Precious: I mean, what the hell am I supposed to do now? Phoebe: Damn it woman, pull yourself together! Have some pride, for the love of God! (Precious starts to cry) Okay, not a fan of the tough love.

  • Mike: (About his girlfriend) I'm think I'm just gonna take off and break up with her over the phone. Phoebe: You can't do that! Come on, Mike. Strap on a pair! Why don't you just tell her we got back together? You know, women appreciate honesty. We also appreciate gentle spanking once in a while. Just FYI.

  • Ross: You're not taking your bible? Chandler: I don't think you're supposed to take that. Besides, it's new testament. Why do you want it? Ross: To learn about Jesus.

  • Monica: What about Ross? Joey: He won't care. He's with Charlie now. Monica: But he wants to find you to talk about it before things go any further. As his friend, don't you owe him the same? Joey: You're a pain in my ass, Geller!

  • Ross: I'm looking for Joey. Have you guys seen him? Chandler: He's probably in his room with his current girlfriend Charlie. That's the situation as we know it!

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Notes (5)

  • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui n'arrivait pas à se confier (The Ones Who Can't Confess Their Feelings)

  • In the United Kingdom the tag line used to advertise the show was: "It's like, so the final season."

  • This episode is one of the few titles that doesn't begin with "The One Where..." or "The One With..." These episodes are: "The One After the Super Bowl (1)" "The One After the Super Bowl (2)" "The One At the Beach" "The One Hundredth" "The One in Vegas (1)" "The One in Vegas (2)" "The One After Vegas" "The One On the Last Night" "The One That Could Have Been (1)" "The One That Could Have Been (2)" "The One After "I Do"" "The One in Barbados (1)" "The One in Barbados (2)" "The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss" "The Last One (1)" "The Last One (2)"

  • This episode runs 30:02 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • At first, Season 9 was meant to be the final season of Friends. At the last minute NBC renewed it for a 10th season saying they were not ready to say goodbye to the show yet. This was one reason why this season only has 18 episodes.

Trivia (5)

  • Goof: It is not possible for Monica, Chandler and Phoebe to hear what is happening in room with Charlie and Ross. When Ross entered the room, the hallway corridor is visible.

  • Goof: When Ross asks Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler if they have seen Joey, the stage lights are visible at the top of the screen.

  • Continuity: In this episode Ross said that he has always considered Chandler his best friend, because of all their history. However, in "The One Where Emma Cries" he said that Joey is his best friend, while Chandler is his oldest friend.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a baby kangaroo (labeled Joey) in its mother's pouch

  • Goof: When Rachel is gonna tell Ross about her and Joey, she puts her purse on the table while he's putting down Emma. In the next shot she puts her purse down again.

Allusions (6)

  • Monica: It's Bolero from 10. Chandler: It's Ride of the Valkyries from Apocalypse Now. 10 is a 1979 romantic comedy by Blake Edwards starring Bo Derek. It featured Bolero composed by Maurice Ravel. Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Vietnam War drama by Francis Ford Coppola starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. It featured Ride of the Valkyries composed by Richard Wagner.

  • Chandler: And she's... turning on the TV... and watching... Miss Congeniality! Miss Congeniality is a chick flick starring Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent posing undercover as a beauty pageant contestant.

  • Monica: Well, I was dancing around, and singing "No Woman, No Cry" and I got stuck. "No Woman, No Cry" is a popular song by Jamaican artist Bob Marley, who had dreadlocks and was well-known for his musicianship.

  • Chandler: I came with Monica and I'm leaving with Weird Al. Chandler is alluding to 1980's musician Weird Al Yankovic, who also had big hair.

  • Chandler: (To Monica, about her hair) I really don't wanna sit with Allen Iverson over there. Allen Iverson plays basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers and is famous for his corn row hairstyle.

  • Monica: Okay, I've had it with the hair jokes. Tomorrow morning, before we leave, I'm going to the salon. Chandler: Okay Buckwheat! Buckwheat was a member of the Little Rascals who had an afro.