The One at the Beach

Season 3, Ep 25, Aired 5/15/97
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  • Episode Description
  • The gang goes to the beach. In search of her father, Phoebe meets a family friend with links to her family's past, who may know more than she's letting on. Ross discovers that Rachel still loves him, and must choose between sex-crazy, but bald, Bonnie and Rachel, the love of his life. After the gang plays strip poker, Joey winds up sleeping naked on the beach. And Chandler wonders why Monica doesn't think he's serious after he asks her if she would ever go out with him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Christine Taylor


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Teri Garr

    Phoebe Abbott Sr.

  • James Michael Tyler


  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • what is beach

    By sebibellas, Sep 27, 2013

  • I don't like the Rachel/Ross storyline. But you can see this episode as beginning of the story between Chandler and Monica.

    By Willick-Bunch, Dec 02, 2007

  • A lot of jaw dropping things happen in this finale.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jun 03, 2009

  • a good episode

    By simpfan90210, Apr 26, 2007

  • Great

    By chocoholic411, Apr 12, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Monica: So what's Phoebe like? Phoebe: I'm kind, caring, and sweet. What's Monica like? Monica: Ah no, the other Phoebe, the one you went to go see.

    • Phoebe: Oh, I am having the best karma this week. First, I find this woman who knew my parents, and then my client with the fuzzy back gives me his beach house. Ross: Yeah? What about, ah, that bike messenger you hit? Phoebe: Oh, I wasn't talking about his karma.

    • Rachel: (About Bonnie) Is that woman capable of talking about anything else but sex? Joey: Yeah, sure. Well, you know, earlier she was talking about geography. Monica: Joey, she was listing the countries she's done it in. Joey: Well, I think we all learned something.

    • Joey: But you'd go out with me, right? Monica: No! It is the same as with Chandler. We're friends. Joey: Well, let's say we're the last two guys on the planet and you had a gun to your head. Which one would you pick? Monica: Which one of you has the gun to my head?

    • Ross: You still love me? Rachel: No. Ross: You still love me. Rachel: Oh yeah, so, you love me! Ross: No, nnnnn. What does this mean? What do you, I mean do you wanna, get back together? Rachel: No. Maybe. I don't know. Ross, I still can't forgive you for what you did, I can't, I just, but sometimes when I'm with you I just, I feel so... Ross: What?! Rachel: I just, I feel, I just... Ross: What? Rachel: I feel...

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    Notes (6)

    • Teri Garr played Lisa Kudrow's mother again in the 2007 film Kabluey.

    • Shots of Teri Garr walking are carefully avoided since during filming she had a limp. In 2002 she revealed that she was suffering from multiple sclerosis.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: VĂ­kend u moře (Weekend at Sea)

    • This is the first appearance of Teri Garr as Phoebe Abbott Sr. Phoebe was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • 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)"

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    Trivia (9)

    • Goof: When Rachel is telling Ross that she is still in love with him, her hair keeps changing from behind her ear to down when the camera changes angles.

    • Goof: When Joey wakes up covered in sand, his "right boob" has a big crack. However when the camera angle changes, the crack is gone.

    • Goof: Rachel is painting Monica's nails when they are all bored. However, later in the scene when Monica touches the picture that Phoebe stole, her nails are not painted.

    • Trivia: At the end of the episode, there is a slow piano version of the chorus of the Friends theme, "I'll Be There For You."

    • Goof: Near the end, when Joey is asking Ross if Bonnie's room will be free tonight, he is pointing his hands at Ross. In the very next shot they are in his pockets.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Monica: Strip Happy Days Game? Joey: Well, I couldn't find any cards, so it was either this or Strip Bag-of-old-knitting-stuff. Happy Days was an American television sitcom that presented an idealized version of American life in late 1950s and early 1960s America.

    • Phoebe Sr.: All right, the man in the picture is Chuck Mangione. Phoebe: My Father is Chuck Mangione? Phoebe Sr.: No, no, that's just Chuck Mangione. This alludes to famed jazz flugelhornist Chuck Mangione, whose music was popular in the '70s, including his best-known track "Feels So Good" from 1977.

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    • joshuawise330 Feb 13, 2014

      Right after Phoebe breaks into her mothers house and she catches her, they are talking and the door behind Phoebe's mother opens all by itself.