The One Where Ross Can't Flirt

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Quotes (16)

  • Caitlin (about Ross): Well, if he's so great, why don't you go out with him? Rachel: Hmm. Well, you know, at some point you and I may need to have a longer conversation.

  • Rachel: It's just my friend Ross. He just gets really nervous with his flirting. Caitlin: Oh my, god, that was flirting. Rachel: Yeah. I know, I know, I'm telling you once you get past that part where it feels like you wanna die um, he's a really good person.

  • Phoebe: Can I talk to your for a sec? I lost one of your earrings. I am sorry, so, so sorry. Monica: Wow. Okay, um... what can you do? If you lost it, you lost it. Phoebe: I'll replace it. I promise. I feel terrible. Monica: Alright, sweety. That's fine. You didn't do it on purpose. Phoebe: No. Monica: Aw, look at you. Come here. (they hug) Feel better? Phoebe: Yeah, you're the best. Rachel: Okay, wait a minute. Wait a minute. I- I can't do this. Honey, it's not Phoebe's fault. She leant me the earrings, I lost, I'm so sorry. Honey, I feel terrible, too. (goes to hug Monica) Monica: That is exactly why I don't lend you stuff. I mean, first it's my jewelry and if it's not my jewelry it's my blue sweater and if it's not my blue sweater it's my sunglasses. Rachel: Your sunglasses? Phoebe: Oh, right. (hands the sunglasses to Monica)

  • Phoebe: Did you find it? Rachel: The earring? No. But, look, I found my sunglasses under the couch. I've been looking for these since like, last summer. Phoebe: Okay, those are my sunglasses, you borrowed them from me. Rachel: Okay, calm down. Here they are.

  • Monica: Phoebe, I have to have those earrings. We're gonna leave as soon as the show's over. Phoebe: I already gave them back to you. Monica: No you didn't. Phoebe: Alright. I already didn't gave them back to you. That's what I said.

  • Chandler: Rachel, when you were going out with Ross did it bother you when he flirted with other women? Rachel: Uh, no, no. It bothered me when he slept with other women.

  • Chandler: So, you-- you flirt with guys all the time? Monica: Sure, it doesn't mean anything. Just like I know it doesn't mean anything with you. Chandler: Yeah, but there's a big difference. You are a lot hotter than I am. Joey: True story.

  • Ross: Hey, how's my hair look? Monica: Ross, it hasn't moved since 1996.

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Notes (3)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak Ross zkoušel flirtovat (As Ross Tried to Flirt)

  • Central Perk is not a part of this episode.

  • This episode runs 22:40 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). Extra scene with Caitlin and Rachel talking outside.

Trivia (10)

  • When Joey and his grandmother enter the apartment they come from the left yet the staircase is to the right.

  • Continuity: In this episode, Phoebe can speak fluent Italian. However, in "The One with the Blackout" she can't understand what Paolo is saying.

  • Factual Error: Ross says that methane smells. However, methane is odorless. An artificial smell is sometimes added for safety purposes by adding either methanethiol or ethanethiol to the methane.

  • Continuity: In this episode, Joey can speak some fluent Italian. However, in "The One with Chandler in a Box", Chandler says he knows Joey only knows the bad Italian words.

  • Trivia: Here are the translations for the Italian lines. Joey: Sono il numero uno? Vero nonna? Translation: I'm number one, right Grandma? Phoebe: Vuole qualcosa da bere signora? Translation: Would you like something to drink?

  • Continuity: In this episode Monica and Chandler are celebrating their ten month anniversary. But two months prior in "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey" Chandler says to Monica: "We had a good run. What was it, four, five months?" This means they have only been together for six or seven months.

  • Trivia: The episode of Law & Order that the friends are watching is clearly "Agony". This is shown through the scenes and dialogue shown throughout the episode.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of New York at night

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Allusions (2)

  • Chandler: (Singing) Ground control to Major Tom. Commencing countdown, engines on. Chandler was singing "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.

  • Grandma Tribbiani: No Sam Waterston. Crime Misdemeanor, Capricorn One. Samuel Waterston is an Academy Award-nominated American actor known for his portrayal of Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order. He also starred in Crimes and Misdemeanors, a 1989 drama written and directed by Woody Allen, and Capricorn One, a 1978 thriller.