The One That Could Have Been (2)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Ross: She doesn't know she was fired yet, does she? Chandler: No, the doctors say it could kill her. Phoebe: What are you two girls whispering about over there? Chandler: I say we tell her.

  • Ross: I'm sorry your husband cheated on you. Rachel: I'm sorry your wife is gay. I guess women aren't that great either. Ross: Try telling my wife that.

  • Ross: (About Susan) She is not... (Slowly figuring it out) She's gay. Oh my God. She is so gay!

  • Monica: Check me out, I'm a slut!

Notes (8)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak to mohlo být (As It Could Have Been)

  • This is the final appearance of Mitchell Whitfield as Barry Farber. Barry was in 6 episodes of Friends.

  • 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)"

  • This is the final appearance of Jessica Hecht as Susan Bunch. Susan was in 13 episodes of Friends.

  • Music: "Nocturne in E flat, Opus 9, Number 2" by Frédéric Chopin "View from the Other Side" by Duncan Sheik

  • This episode runs 22:07 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Michael Lembeck). Also, this episode was nominated for a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Contemporary Makeup in Television (For a Single Episode of a Regular Series - Sitcom, Drama or Daytime).

Trivia (8)

  • Goof: In the alternate reality Phoebe works at Merrill Lynch, but when she goes to work the wall says Gehraman and Driscoll.

  • Goof: When Rachel wakes up in Joey's apartment, her bra strap keeps changing positions in between shots.

  • Trivia: In the alternate reality, Joey's apartment is the same apartment he lived in for part of season 2.

  • Goof: When Monica brings Phoebe tea in the hospital, the red spoon keeps changing positions in between shots.

  • Phoebe's Song: "Heart Attacks" It only takes two heart attacks to finally make you see. One of them won't do it, but the second one will set you free. Tell all your hate and anger it's time to say good-bye, And that is just what I will do, as soon as those bastards I work for die! La lalala lalalalala la, lalala lalala la la...

  • Trivia: The chair in Joey's apartment is also used in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The chair is used in the episode "Schisms".

  • Trivia: In the alternate reality this is what happened: Ross's wife becomes gay with Susan, Monica & Chandler end up together, Rachel finds out her husband Barry is cheating on her, and Phoebe ends up playing at Central perk. The outcome was the same as in the Friend's reality, except for Joey, who still is a star on Days of Our Lives.

  • Goof: When Chandler is trying to tell Monica that he likes her, his hair is sometimes sticking through his hat and other times it is smoothed out under his hat.