The One in Barbados (1)

Season 9, Ep 23, Aired 5/15/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Chandler gives David advice that culminates in David deciding to propose to Phoebe. However, Phoebe is still in love with Mike. Monica meddles and calls Mike, who shows up in Barbados and interrupts David's marriage proposal with one of his own. Phoebe chooses Mike, although she doesn't accept his proposal. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Ross and Charlie when they spend some time together rewriting his speech, and Rachel struggles with the idea of telling Joey that she's crazy about him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Aisha Tyler

    Charlie Wheeler

  • Audrey Wasilewski


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Hannah Groves


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • The 9th Season Ends With A Two-Part Finale. Ross Is Thrilled At Delivering A Key Speech At A Paleontologists' Conference In Barbados.

    By Matt16020-FIN, Jul 05, 2012

  • It's a shame Part 2 wasnt as strong as this one...

    By super_friend21, Apr 09, 2007

  • When Chandler gives advice to David, he decides he should propose to Phoebe, however Pheobe is still inlove with Mike, who also proposes after ariving in Barbados where the gang are staying. While things get romantic for Ross and Charlie.

    By luvpuff, Jul 24, 2008

  • This is an amazing episode. This episode is a testement to how amazingly perfect season 9 was. This also has to be one of the most nerve-wracking episodes to watch, ever.

    By SHUCKLEMAN, Feb 09, 2008

  • Amazing acting!

    By nel50, Sep 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Ross: (About infecting Ross's computer with a virus) What did you do?
      Chandler: Someone I don't know sent me an email, and I opened it.
      Ross: Why, why would you open it?
      Chandler: Well, it didn't say "This is a virus!"
      Ross: What did it say?
      Chandler: Nude... (Ross looks at him)... pictures of Anna Kournikova.

    • Charlie: (About spending the day alone) So you'll be okay?
      Joey: Yeah, yeah. I've got tons of stuff I could do. I'm gonna hit the beach, go swimming.
      Ross: Uh, Joe, have you looked outside? (Opens curtains to reveal a storm)
      Joey: Oh man!
      Charlie: There's an indoor pool, you can swim there!
      Joey: I wasn't gonna swim, I was gonna dig a hole! (Pulls a plastic shovel out of his backpack)

    • Rachel: (Looking out the window) What's with the rain, Geller? I mean, when I signed up for Dino Week, nobody said anything about it being monsoon season. Charlie: Actually, the wet season is June to December. Rachel: It's not the time, Charlie.

    • Rachel: All right, I don't wanna alarm anybody, but Monica's hair is twice as big as it was when we landed.

    • Ross: You're never going to guess who I just saw downstairs! Joey: Oh! ah! eh... Britney Spears! Ross: Yeah, she never misses these conferences! (To Charlie) No, I just saw Dr. Kenneth Schwartz! Charlie: Oh my God! Did you talk to him? Ross: Yeah... what am I going to say to Kenneth Schwartz? Joey: You could say: "Hey Kenny, how come you're not Britney Spears?"

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    Notes (11)

    • Music: During the first establishing shot of Barbados, the steel-drum melody playing in the background is "Matilda" (aka "Mathilda"), a traditional calypso song from the 1930's made popular in the 1950's by Harry Belafonte.

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui allait à la Barbade - 1ère partie (The One Who Goes To Barbados - Part One)

    • This is the first appearance of Cali and Noelle Sheldon as Emma Geller-Green. Although Emma appeared in 19 episodes of Friends, Cali and Noelle only played her in 10 episodes.

    • This is one of the few two-part episodes. These episodes were originally aired in their entirety, but written to be aired separately in syndication. These episodes are: "The One with Two Parts (1)" "The One with Two Parts (2)" "The One After the Super Bowl (1)" "The One After the Super Bowl (2)" "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1)" "The One with the Morning After (2)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (2)" "The One In Vegas (1)" "The One In Vegas (2)" "The One with Rachel's Sister (1)" "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)" "The One That Could Have Been (1)" "The One That Could Have Been (2)" "The One with the Proposal (1)" "The One with the Proposal (2)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)" "The One in Barbados (1)" "The One in Barbados (2)" "The Last One (1)" "The Last One (2)"

    • 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 (7)

    • Continuity: Charlie suggests saving the cork from the bottle of champagne and refilling it with water so the hotel won't charge them, and Ross responds, "Oh my God, I love you". However, in "The One with Rachel's Dream", Ross goes to great lengths to explain to Chandler that you only take what the hotel provides for your use; to take anything else would be stealing.

    • Continuity: Joey refers to his TV show as "The Days of Our Lives". Ross corrects him saying it is just "Days of Our Lives". Joey reacts as if Ross is messing with him. However, in Season 7's "The One with Joey's New Brain", Joey correctly refers to it as "Days of Our Lives", even using the acronym "DOOL" (which Monica picks up on). Of course, it's Joey, so it's conceivable that at some point he simply lost track.

    • Continuity: Charlie tells Joey that she doesn't even own a TV, and Ross suggests that TV has no real value for him, either. This is inconsistent with our knowledge of Ross. In "The One Without the Ski Trip" he's excited about the new home theatre system he's just bought. In "The One Where Eddie Moves In", he fights over the remote at Monica's, wanting to watch Predators of the Serengeti even though Monica wants to watch Entertainment Tonight. We know that he watches a lot of sports on television and shows like Behind the Music. When Rachel was staying with him she complained that he was always watching The Discovery Channel, including documentaries on The Black Plague and how they make saltwater taffy. In "The One on the Last Night", he even watched basketball with a fake, pumpkin-headed Ben. 

    • Goof: When Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler, and Monica arrive in Barbados, it is raining heavily. However, all of the friends enter the hotel completely dry and without umbrellas.

    • Goof: When Joey asks where the guy got the big pink drink, they shoot to the guy, but his drink is purple.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Rachel: I go play Tetris on someone else's computer. Tetris is a massively popular game that has been released on numerous platforms from Nintendo and other consoles as well as PCs and Macs.

    • Phoebe: (To Monica) Are you leaving the Supremes? This is an allusion to the singing trio The Supremes in which Diana Ross, who was known for her big hair, was the lead singer.

    • Chandler: Well, I tried Billie Jean King, but... Billie Jean King is a retired tennis player from the United States. She won 12 Grand Slam single titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

    • Chandler: (About Monica's hair) That's why our honeymoon photos look like me and Diana Ross! Diana Ross, an American singer made famous as the lead in the girl group The Supremes, is known for very big hairstyles.

    • Ross: Nude pictures of Anna Kournikova? She's never even won a major tournament! Anna Kournikova is a Russian tennis player. Although she has never won a any singles tournaments, she won two Grand Slam titles while playing doubles with Martina Hingis. She has since retired from tennis due to injuries. Kournikova is tall, blonde and pretty and has also found success as a model for several large advertising campaigns.

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