The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 3/21/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Joey finds out the hard way that it's not wise to boast false things: His soap opera character gets dropped down an elevator shaft. Phoebe helps Chandler bond with his new roommate...much to Chandler's horror. And sexual history dominates the discussion between two couples--Monica and Richard, and Ross and Rachel.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Selleck

    Dr. Richard Burke

  • Mary Gallagher


  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Brian Posehn


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Friends

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • One of the best episodes of season 2.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 27, 2009

  • And a crusty old man said, "I'll do what I can," and the rest of the rats played moroccas

    By Monica-Geller, May 09, 2007

  • funny

    By xkelly123x, Jan 17, 2007

  • Pretty Good - Funny

    By LiamBolton, Apr 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Ross: (Knocking on Joey's door) Come on. Rachel: Joey. Ross: Open up. We want to talk to you. Joey: I don't feel like talking. Rachel: Oh come on Joey, we care about you. Chandler: We're worried about you. Monica: And some of us really have to pee.

    • Monica: It's not going happen. They're doing it tonight, we can do it tomorrow. Richard: Uh, in the future, if I could see the schedule beforehand...

    • Rachel: Ross, Ross, please listen to me. Ross, you are so much better for me than Paolo ever was. I mean you care about me, you're loving, you make me laugh. Ross: Oh, hey, if I make you laugh, here's an idea: why don't you invite Paolo over and have a little romp in the sack and I'll just stand in the corner and tell knock-knock jokes.

    • Rachel: Oh please. That Paolo thing was barely a relationship. All it really was was just, ya know, meaningless animal sex. Okay, you know, that sounded so much better in my head.

    • Ross: (About the number of guys Rachel has slept with) Tell me about it. So what, what's your magic number? Rachel: Uh, no. Ross: Come on, you know everyone I've been with. All, both of them. Rachel: Well, there's you. Ross: Better not be doing these in order.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Hodina pravdy (The Hour of Truth)

    • Roark Critchlow plays Dr. Mike Horton, the same character he played on Days of Our Lives.

    • This episode runs 23:05 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (6)

    • In this episode, Monica can't have sex with Richard because Rachel is using the last condom. But in The One Where Eddie Moves In, it's mentioned that Monica uses a diaphragm as contraception.

    • Richard reveals to Monica that he's only slept with two women: his ex-wife and Monica.¬†Shortly thereafter, Ross makes a similar reference to Rachel about "both women" he's slept with. However, in previous episodes, it was implied (and confirmed) that Ross had slept with Julie. Carol, Julie, and now Rachel, total three women.

    • Goof: When Chandler and Eddie are trying to recall the capital of Cambodia, a boom mike is visible above Eddie's head.

    • Phoebe's Song: "Crusty Old Man" And a crusty old man said, "I'll do what I can," and the rest of the rats played maracas.

    • Continuity: Monica says she straightened out Joey's shower curtain. However, "The One Where Eddie Moves In" shows that Joey's bathroom has a translucent shower door, not a curtain.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Richard: No! You have got it completely wrong! John Savage was Deer Hunter, no legs. Jon Voight was Coming Home, couldn't feel his legs. Ross: No. No. No way. You've got it totally the other way around, my friend. The Deer Hunter, starring John Savage, and Coming Home, starring Jon Voight, were both movies about the Vietnam War released in 1978. For the record, Richard is correct.

    • Phoebe: Soap Opera Digest! Oh that's one of my favorite digests. Soap Opera Digest is a magazine chronicling the stories airing on American soap operas and the off-screen lives of the actors appearing on them.

    • Chandler: Can I ask you, is Eddie a little--? Eddie: A little what? Chandler: Bit country. Or, you know, a little bit rock 'n roll. Chandler was referring to "I'm A Little Bit Country" the theme song from Donnie and Marie.

    • Phoebe: Oh, no. I have to go 'cuz I'm late for my Green Eggs and Ham discussion group. Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book by the famous Dr. Seuss.

    • Chandler: She thought Sean Penn was the capital of Cambodia. Sean Penn is the actor who starred in such movies as Dead Man Walking and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He was briefly married to Madonna. Sean Penn would later guest star in "The One with the Halloween Party" and "The One with the Stain". By the way, the capital of Cambodia is Pnom Penh.

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