The One Where Joey Tells Rachel

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (8)

  • Ross: (About Rachel) Look, if she's gonna end up with somebody else, the truth is she couldn't find a better guy. So... Joey: Hey, thanks. Ross: So when do you think you're gonna talk to her? Joey: Oh my God, I have to tell her! I haven't even thought about what I will say. What should I say? Ross: I'm understanding, but let's not get carried away.

  • Ross: Ya know, I still can't believe it. Joey and Rachel? I mean, it's like you and me going out, only weirder. Monica: All right, I know you're hurting, and, and I want to be supportive, but don't say that again!

  • Joey: You wanna come in for a beer or something? Ross: Yeah, sure. Joey: You got any beer?

  • Joey: Yeah. Here we are. Uh...I...I think I’m falling in love with you. Rachel: What?! Joey: I’m falling in love with you.

  • Phoebe: Do you believe in soul mates? Rachel: Oh, yes, I do. I do. I believe there is one perfect person out there for everyone. And do you know how you find him? You stop looking for him. That's why I've stopped looking for Russell Crowe. He'll find me.

  • Phoebe: (To Chandler about Don and Monica) I don't know! They both want to live in a house of cheese. I don't know how to fight that.

  • Monica: (About Joey) It's completely freaking him out. He's talking about moving to Vermont. Ross: Why? Monica: He says he wants to leave the country.

  • Waiter #2: (Looking at Joey and Rachel) What's the matter with them? Waiter: I don't know. I think maybe one of them is dying. I kinda hope it's the girl. The guy is really cute.

Notes (3)

  • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui avouait tout à Rachel (The One Who Confesses His Feelings To Rachel)

  • Lisa Kudrow provides the voice over for "Previously on Friends."

  • This episode runs 22:28 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (4)

  • Goof: In the opening scene when Joey is trying to explain how he fell in love, a coat with a silver scarf and some pink flowers are visible in the background. After Joey says "It's Rachel" the coat, the scarf and the flowers are suddenly gone.

  • Continuity: In this episode, Monica comforts Chandler by saying she does not believe in soul mates. However, in "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)" she calls Chandler her soul mate in her wedding vows.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a worried face

  • Trivia: The waiter in the restaurant where Joey tells Rachel how he feels, is the same waiter in "The One with the Blind Dates".

Allusions (2)

  • Joey's T-shirt with a picture of Calvin having sex with Hobbes is a reference to the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Its creator, Bill Watterson, has forbidden merchandising based on the comic strip, but a market for illegaly made Calvin and Hobbes merchandise exists, often of a crude nature that no official merchandise would be allowed to have (the most popular being an image of Calvin peeing on something).

  • Ross: I didn't know Joey was on JAG. JAG is a adventure drama show that ran from 1995-2005. It dealt with a group of military officer lawyers who investigated, prosecuted, and defended those charged with military crimes.