The One Where Ross Finds Out

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (18)

  • Joey: Hey Pheebs. Phoebe: How come you're watching a rabbi play electric guitar? Joey: I can't find the remote. (Phoebe turns off the TV) Thank you.

  • Rachel: Wait, so, you're going? Ross: Well, okay, I, uh, I have to. I can't deal with this right now. I mean, I've, you know, got a cab. I've got a girlfriend. I'm gonna go get a cat. Rachel: Okay, okay. Ross: Cat. (Leaves)

  • Chandler: No, no, no, no, no, no. (Opens the door for Monica) No. Monica, it's Sunday morning. I'm not running on a Sunday. Monica: Why not? Chandler: Because it's Sunday. It's God's day. Monica: Okay, if you say stop, then we stop. Chandler: Okay, stop.

  • Michael: I don't know if Monica told you. but this is the first date I've gone on since my divorce. So, if I seem a little nervous, I am. Rachel: (Distractedly) How long do cats live? Michael: (Confused) I'm sorry? Rachel: Cats, how long do they live figuring you don't... you know, throw them under a bus or something? Michael: Um, maybe fifteen, sixteen years.

  • Ross: Oh, Monica, I figured I'd come by tomorrow morning and pick up Fluffy's old cat toy, okay? Monica: Only if you say his full name. Ross: (Reluctantly) Can I come over tomorrow and pick up Fluffy Meowington's cat toy.

  • Monica: You, Bing. Racquetball in fifteen minutes. Chandler: Joey, be a pal. Lift up my hand and smack her with it.

  • Chandler: (About Monica "helping" him workout) She's insane; the woman is insane. It's before work, it's after work, it's during work. She's got me doing butt clenches at my desk. And now, they won't bring me my mail anymore.

  • Joey: When I first met you, know what I said to Chandler? I said, "Excellent butt, great rack." Phoebe: Really? That's so sweet. I mean, I'm officially offended, but that's so sweet.

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Notes (9)

  • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Rossovo odhalenĂ­ (Ross Revelation)

  • According to an interview on Oprah, that first real kiss between Ross and Rachel is Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer's favorite moment on Friends.

  • During the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored TV's Most Memorable Moments, determined by an online vote. The kiss between Ross and Rachel was number one.

  • Arye Gross receives the "And" credit.

  • The music that is playing when Ross and Rachel kiss was a studio music clip. The producers wanted to use U2's "With or Without You" but didn't have time to arrange for the rights, so they found a studio music clip that sounded "U2-ish". They used the actual U2 song the next episode.

  • Fritzi Burr, who played the pet shop owner in this episode, also appeared in "The One with the Stoned Guy" where she played Mrs. Tedlock and "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding" where she played Mrs. Weinberg.

  • #2 in "NBC's 6 Favorite Friends Episodes Countdown"

  • This episode runs 24:50 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is another scene where Ross and Julie go to the pet store. Ross is confused about getting a cat with Julie, though it is clearly a metaphor for his situation.

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Trivia (2)

  • Continuity: Ross wants to pick up Monica's old cat toys. Monica had a cat, but in "The One with the List" she's allergic to cat hair. Also in "The One with the Ball" Monica's allergic to Mrs. Whiskerson, even though this cat doesn't have any hair!

  • Trivia: This is the first episode that you hear Gunther's name. When Rachel is closing up the coffee house, if you listen very close you can hear her say, "Goodnight, Gunther."

Allusions (1)

  • Michael: I've been playing the movie Diner in my head. Diner is a 1982 movie starring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, and Paul Reiser as a group of friends whose favorite thing to do is hang out at a diner in 1950s Baltimore.