The One Where Phoebe Runs

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (11)

  • Ross: (About Chandler cleaning the apartment) Look, Chandler, Monica is really weird about this kind of stuff. Believe me, I lived with her for sixteen years. She is going to freak out. Oh my God, she's going to sit on you.

  • Rachel: Pheebs, Monica tripped me, I don't think I can ever run again, ever! Phoebe: Why? Why would you do that? Monica: I don't know. Rachel I'm, I'm sorry that I hurt your ankles. Rachel: Ankle. Monica: We'll see.

  • Ross: Uh, they don't like it when you correct their grammar. Chandler: And they don't like it when you explain why your jokes are funny. Ross: They don't like it when you keep asking them if they like you. Chandler: Man, I'm so lucky I have Monica. Ross: I'm never gonna find love again.

  • Chandler: Okay, is this lamp in the right place? Ross: Who cares? I repel women. (Monica opens the door) Chandler: No, no, no, no, no, no! You can't come in here. Ross is naked! Monica: What?! Ross: What?! Chandler: I couldn't say that I was naked because she's allowed to see me naked. Ross: Why does anyone have to be naked? Monica: Why is Ross naked? Ross: I had to... show Chandler something. Monica: Naked? Ross: Yeah, I uh... I guess I have a, uh... a guy problem. Monica: Is it the same thing that Chandler had? Chandler: Look, just come back later. We'll get everything squared away and you can come back later. Monica: Okay. Hey, listen, there's still some of Chandler's medicine left under the sink in the bathroom. Bye. Chandler: Bye-bye. Thank God. Ross: Dude, what'd you have?

  • Joey: Look, I need your help, okay? I have to do something to repel this woman. Wait a minute, wait a minute. You guys repel women all the time! Ross: Hey, I've been married three times. (Chandler claps) Joey: No, no, no, no, no! I've seen it happen. You get a rapport going with a woman but somehow you manage to kill it. Time after time after time after time. What's your secret? Ross: Look, we do not repel women, okay?

  • Ross: (About Chandler cleaning) Wow. Couples who live together do start to look alike. Chandler: Look, I am working right now, okay? So just say what you have to say and leave me alone. Ross: Huh. Sound alike, too. So Mondler. Uh what, uh what you doing? Chandler: What does it look like? I am cleaning. Ross: Did you get Monica's authorization to move all of her stuff? Chandler: Authorization? I don't need that. I am going to put everything back. Ross: Put it back exactly where you found it? Chandler: Yes, I'm going to put it back exactly where I found it. Ross: Okay, first of all, that attitude is not helping.

  • Joey: Well, that's going to be tough, Mon. I mean, it's hard for me to be around an attractive woman and not flirt. Monica: Well, you're around me all the time and you don't flirt. Joey: You a little sad about that, sweetheart?

  • Monica: Joey... Joey: Yeah. Monica: Did you even interview this woman before you asked her to move in? Joey: Of course I did. Monica: Uh-huh. What exactly did you ask her? Joey: "When can you move in?" Ross: Thank you for bringing her into our lives. Chandler: Unbelievable. Monica: Down, boy. Chandler: No, no, no ,no. She's not my type. Not for me. She's not my type. She's too ... Monica: Beautiful, tall, sexy, showing her stomach? Chandler: Hey, look at all the boxes.

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Notes (3)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Phoebe běhá (Phoebe Runs)

  • This is the first appearance of Elle Macpherson as Janine Lecroix. Janine was in 5 episodes of Friends.

  • This episode runs 22:37 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (6)

  • Goof: Starting in this episode, the white dog is out on the balcony, since Monica obviously didn't want it in the apartment. Since the statue is too big to fit through the window, how did they get it out there?

  • Goof: When Rachel runs into the horse, the horse turns and looks at her. But when the camera angle changes and Rachel stands up, the horse is still looking straight ahead.

  • Goof: Chandler is home alone cleaning when Ross comes over. After a little while, Chandler calls Monica, but doesn't say a word about Ross. At the end of their conversation, Monica asks Chandler if he is just hanging out with Ross. How did she know he was there?

  • Goof: When Phoebe is waiting for Rachel behind the tree, a man wearing gray runs past. When the camera angle changes and Phoebe jumps out, the same man runs past again.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a person standing next to a monster truck

  • Trivia: Elle MacPherson, who plays Janine, was mentioned as herself by Chandler in "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy" when Chandler and Ross were talking about fantasies.

Allusions (2)

  • Chandler: You walked up to that girl you liked and you could not stop talking about the Irish Potato Famine. The Irish Potato Famine occured between 1845 and 1851. In Ireland, it was called the Great Hunger. The Irish relied heavily on potatoes as a food source. During the famine, there was an outbreak of potato blight, a fungus that made potatoes rot and become inedible. Thousands of people died from starvation. There were also fever epidemics because starvation makes peoples' immune systems more vulnerable to disease. Thousands more people fled the country and emigrated to places like England, the United States and Canada.

  • Rachel: You guys, I'm telling you, when she runs, she looks like a cross between Kermit the Frog and the Six Million Dollar Man. Ross: Monica had such a crush on him. She used to kiss his poster every night before she went to bed. Rachel: I used to do that, too! Monica: Did you also have his album "It's Not Easy Being Green?" Rachel: (Realizing she was referring to Kermit the Frog) Oh, Mon! Monica: So, Phoebe runs weird, huh? Kermit the Frog is a famous character from Jim Henson's The Muppet Show. "It's Not Easy Being Green" is a song that Kermit sings on the show. The Six Million Dollar Man is a TV show from the 1970s starring Lee Majors. After an accident astronaut Steve Austin, played by Lee Majors, has an operation that costs 6 million dollars, making him the world's first Bionic man. After the operation he is very strong, can run really fast etc. (However, it looks very funny when he runs.)