The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (15)

  • Monica: (About Phoebe doing porn) Well, I guess it makes sense, you know, having such a terrible childhood. Chandler: I had a terrible childhood and I don't do porn. Monica: Yes, but you're dead inside.

  • Ross: You may have been right about Jill. Rachel: Oh, I knew it! What happened? Ross: Um, she kissed me. Rachel: (Disappointed) What? You kissed? Ross: Look, I tried not to kiss her, okay? Rachel: (Upset) It doesn't sound like it. I mean, it is pretty easy not to kiss someone, you just don't kiss them. See, look at us, right now, not kissing! Ross: Let me finish, okay? She started kissing me and, and I didn't stop it. I guess I just wasn't thinking? Rachel: Yeah, that's right you weren't thinking. You know what? (Rolling up her sleeves) Let me give you something to think about! Ross: Wait! But then I started thinking and I stopped the kissing. Rachel: Oh, well thank you for taking your tongue out of my sister's mouth long enough to tell me that. Ross: Look, I realized that if anything happened with me and Jill then nothing could ever happen with us! Rachel: What? Ross: No. I mean, look, I don't know if anything is ever going to happen with us, again, ever. But I don't wanna know that it never could. So, I stopped it and she got mad and broke my projector. Rachel: Wow, I, I don't even know what to say. Thank you! Ross: You're welcome. Chandler: (Crying) I just don't see why those two can't work things out!

  • Monica: Why are you reading this? You hate this kind of stuff. Chandler: Well you know, maybe those stories make me cry and you wouldn't think I'm all dead inside. Monica: But I don't care if you can't cry. I love you! Chandler: Oh, that makes me feel so warm in my hollow thin chest.

  • Joey: What if you saw a three leg puppy? Chandler: I would be sad, sure. But I wouldn't cry. Joey: Okay, okay. What if the puppy says to you "Help me Chandler! All the other puppies pick on me!" Chandler: Cry?! I just found a talking puppy! I'm rich!

  • Monica: (Watching the porno movie) What is that on her ankle? Chandler: Her ankle is what you're looking at?

  • Rachel: (About Phoebe starring in an adult film) You know, you think you know someone. Even Phoebe, who's always been somewhat of a question mark.

  • Jill: I am so stupid! I'm just like this incredibly pretty, stupid girl!

  • Monica: There's nothing wrong with crying. You don't have to be so macho. Chandler: I'm not macho. Monica: Yeah, you're right.

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Notes (3)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak Chandler nedokázal plakat (As Chandler Could Not Cry)

  • 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 runs 23:23 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (14)

  • Continuity: When the friends are watching E.T., Phoebe says her mother killed herself a few days after she watched Bambi, which made her cry for two days. But in The One Where Old Yeller Dies, Phoebe had never seen the ending of many sad movies because her mother would always stop it before the end.

  • Continuity: In the beginning of the episode, Joey walks in and sees Rachel still standing by the window continued from the last epsiode. Joey tries to make up an excuse for being there, and then admits he is stealing Monica and Chandler's food. But in the previous episode, he had cleared their fridge trying to give the food to girls at the coffee house.

    Comment: Joey doesn't go into the fridge at all, but merely takes an already open bag of potato chips from somewhere on the counter. He apparently knows the fridge is empty.

  • Goof: At the end of the episode, when Phoebe shouts at the man in the coffeehouse who mistakes her for Ursala, Joey mouths Phoebe's line "your pervert boyfriend" along with her.

  • Continuity: In this episode we find out that Chandler is unable to cry. But he cried in "The One with the Worst Best Man Ever".

  • Goof: When Ross goes to Monica and Chandler's to talk to Rachel about Jill's advances, Rachel says "I'll give you something to think about" and puts her arms down by her sides. When the camera angle changes, Rachel's arms are suddenly crossed.

  • Goof: When Chandler throws his copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul under the sofa, it goes across the floor to Monica's feet. Immediately she bends down to pick up the book, but when she rises, Monica is suddenly next to the chair by the kitchen table.

  • Goof: When Rachel is talking with Jill in the coffeehouse and they sit down on the couch, Rachel sits down first and leans back. After Jill sits down, Rachel's coffee cup has disappeared and she is leaning back again.

  • Goof: When Rachel is talking to Jill in the coffeehouse about Ross, Rachel's arms and hands obviously change position in between almost every shot.

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Allusions (8)

  • Monica: Chicken Soup for the Soul? Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books featuring collections of inspirational stories and motivational essays.

  • Chandler: Phoebe Buffay in Buffay the Vampire Layer. Buffay the Vampire Layer is a word play on Buffy the Vampire slayer, a 1992 comedy film about a cheerleader chosen by fate to kill vampires.

  • Joey: So, you saw me on Days Of Our Lives, huh? This is a reference to when Joey had a role on the famous soap opera Days of our Lives.

  • Phoebe: Oh, ya know what's sadder than this? Bambi. I cried for three days with that movie. No wait, two! Because on the third day my mother killed herself so I was partly crying for that. Chandler: Well, see now that I can see crying over, but Bambi is a cartoon! Joey: You didn't cry when Bambi's mother died? Chandler: Yes it was very sad when the guy stopped drawing the deer! Bambi is an animated Disney classic in which Bambi's mother is shot and killed.

  • Joey: It all works out. ET stays with Elliot and they get to hang out and be best friends for, like, forever. Chandler: Joey, you've seen this movie before. ET goes back home. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg about a boy befriending an alien.

  • Phoebe's Fan: That was Phoebe Buffay, the porn star! Joey: Yeah, I don't think so. Phoebe's Fan: No, no, it was! She was in Sex Toy Story 2, Lawrence of a Labia, and I got her autograph! The guys at the comic book store aren't gonna believe this! Joey: Hey Gunther, don't let that guy in here anymore! He just said Phoebe's a porn star! Gunther: Well, I wouldn't call her a star, but she's really good. You should check out Inspect Her Gadget. Sex Toy Story 2 is a word play on Toy Story 2, a 1999 animated film about toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. Lawrence of a Labia is a word play on Lawrence of Arabia, a 1962 film about the life of T. E. Lawrence, a soldier during World War I. Inspect Her Gadget is a word play on Inspector Gadget, a 1999 film based on the popular show Inspector Gadget.

  • Chandler: That makes me so happy inside my hollow tin chest. Reference to the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz. He wanted to see the Wizard so he could ask for a heart.

  • Rachel: Me jealous of her? Who does she think she is, Princess Caroline? Monica: You're jealous of Princess Caroline? Rachel: Do I have my own castle? Princess Caroline is a member of Monaco's royal family. She is the daughter of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.