The One Where No One Proposes

Season 9, Ep 1, Aired 9/26/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Following Rachel's acceptance of Joey's accidental proposal, confusion reigns as Rachel wonders whether it was the right thing to do and Phoebe can't seem to mind her own business. Finally, Rachel, Ross and Joey get together in a room and figure out that no one was actually going to propose. Mr. Geller walks in on Monica and Chandler doing it in a closet. Joey tries to avoid watching Rachel breastfeed.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Elliott Gould

    Jack Geller

  • Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson

    Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Rachel has just given birth to Emma. Joey accidentally proposes to her and she accepts. Meanwhile, Monica and Chandler decide they want to have a baby.

    By jlanmdar, Apr 13, 2008

  • Hillarious.

    By whizkid777, May 24, 2009

  • Fabulous. A great Ross and Rachel episode.

    By SHUCKLEMAN, Jan 25, 2008

  • brilliant.

    By harryathouse, Jan 05, 2008

  • The engagement circle...

    By Black_Grace, May 19, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Rachel: (About Emma) She's perfect. Ross: We're so lucky. Rachel: We really are. Ross: Look, I, I know it's not a proposal and I don't know where you are, but with everything that's been going on and with Emma and... I've been feeling... Rachel: I know. I know. I've been feeling... Ross: Yeah? Rachel: Yeah. Ross: Okay, well, that... Wow, okay, well, then maybe, at least we can, we can talk about us again. Rachel: Yeah, maybe.

    • Ross: I heard about the engagement. Rachel: Surprised? Ross: And confused. Rach, sweetie, I, I, um... I didn't propose to you. Rachel: I know. Ross: I don't think you do. Rachel: You didn't propose to me. Joey did. Ross: Poor baby, you're so tired. Rach, I didn't propose to you, Joey didn't propose to you, and Chandler didn't propose to you. Rachel: Uh... You didn't propose to me, Chandler didn't propose to me, but Joey did.

    • Rachel: (Rachel is talking about Joey, While Phoebe is talking about Ross) I think I just got engaged. Phoebe: Oh, my God! He did it? Rachel: Well... did you know he was gonna ask me? Phoebe: Are you kidding? I'm like the one who talked him into it. I like to think of myself as the puppet master of the group. Rachel: And you really think this is a good idea? Phoebe: I just talked him into it, don't tell me I have to do you too. The puppet master gets tired people. Rachel: I just don't know. It just doesn't feel right. Phoebe: Why? You two are so meant to be together, everybody thinks so. Rachel: Really? Even Ross? Phoebe: Especially Ross!

    • Ross: Joey, can you give us just a minute? Joey: No. Ross: What? Joey: Oh, I'm sorry. I meant no.

    • Rachel: Joey asked me marry to him. Monica: What? Rachel: Joey proposed to me. Monica: Is he crazy?! You just had Ross's baby! Rachel: Well, I said yes. Monica: Are you crazy? You just had Ross's baby! It's so inappropriate. No, it's worse than that. It's wrong. It's... (she sees the ring) It's bigger than mine!

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui n'avait demandé personne en mariage (The One Who Didn't Propose To Anyone)

    • Rare episode where neither Central Perk or Monica's apartment are shown.

    • This is the first appearance of Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson as Emma Geller-Green. Although Emma appeared in 19 episodes of Friends, Elizabeth and Genevieve only played her in 6 episodes.

    • Elliott Gould is credited as a "Special Appearance."

    • This episode runs 24:57 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (6)

    • Goof: When Ross notices Rachel is wearing the engagement ring and Rachel pretends she doesn't understand what he is getting at, Rachel's hair keeps alternating between down and behind her shoulders whenever the camera angle changes.

    • Goof: At the end when Ross sees the ring on Rachel's hand, Ross and Rachel's hands are interlinked. But when the shot changes, Rachel's hand is resting on top of Ross' and are no longer interlinked. This shot changes several times and their hand position alternates as well.

    • Goof: When Phoebe runs up to Ross to congratulate him on the engagement, Ross has a sandwich in his hand. When they shoot to Ross, he's not holding the sandwich and you see him pick it up.

    • Goof: Wouldn't Monica realize that it was Ross's ring since it was her grandmother's engagement ring so she would have seen it before. (Wouldn't this be the same Ring that Ross gave to Emily in season 4 in "The One with the Worst Best Man ever" and would have been kept by Ross at this time and he would recognize when Judy gave it to him in previous episode).

    • Continuity: When Chandler hears that Rachel took her breast out he asked what it looked like but he had already seen them in "The One with the Boobies".

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