Friends

The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad

Season 6, Ep 21, Aired 4/27/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross asks his friends to keep him company when he meets Elizabeth's dad for the first time. Paul ends up hitting it off with Rachel. Phoebe decides to write "another" book, about Monica and Chandler. Joey may be fired from his sitcom when he has a fight with C.H.E.E.S.E.'s operator.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Andrew Bilgore

    Wayne

  • Brad Koepenick

    The Producer

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Bruce Willis.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 13, 2009

  • A great episode featuring a popular guest star.

    By shelley06, Sep 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Rachel: Oh wait, Mr. Paul... Mr. Paul...
      Paul: You can just call me Paul.
      Rachel: Oh, okay. Paul. I just wanted to tell you that Ross really is a great guy.
      Paul: Well then you should date him, it would save me the trouble of killing him.

    • Monica: Chandler, we said we would meet at the coffeehouse at six.
      Chandler: We said seven.
      Monica: We said six.
      Chandler: The only way we said six was if I said, "We're going to meet at seven, not at six!"
      Phoebe: (Turns around in her chair) Hello!
      Monica: What are you doing here?
      Phoebe: I was waiting for you guys to come back from the movie. I know what happened.
      Monica: What happened?
      Phoebe: First you have to thank me for writing my book.
      Chandler: Thank you so much for writing your book. It's a great book and you're the queen of everything.
      Phoebe: Thank you! (Reads from her book) "Marsha and Chester are going to a movie. Marsha thinks they're meeting at six and Chester thinks they're meeting at seven."
      Chandler: So you knew we would miss the movie?
      Phoebe: Yep.
      Monica: And instead of telling us, you decided to write it in your stupid book?
      Phoebe: (Writing in her book) Marsha and Chester are mad at Phyllis.

    • Paul: So Ross, you didn't kill any of these wives, did you?
      Ross: You know what? I have had it. I'm crazy about your daughter, and I've treated her with nothing but respect. So if you have a problem with me, quite frankly--
      Paul: Are you yelling at me?
      Ross: What? No. God, no.

    • Chandler: You think Joey's more charming than me?
      Monica: Yes. That's why I'm sleeping with him on the side.
      Chandler: You wish. (Realizes what he said) Uh oh.

    • Rachel: It seemed my prom date had stood me up. So, selflessly, Ross offered to take me.
      Elizabeth: What a sweet story!
      Paul: So, Ross, you were in college, and you jumped at the opportunity to take a young girl to her high school prom?
      Rachel: Wow! Did not see that one backfiring.

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    Notes (6)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Ross a Elizabethin otec (Ross and Elizabeth's Father)

    • This is the first appearance of Bruce Willis as Paul Stevens. Paul was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry costarred in The Kid, The Whole 9 Yards, and its sequel The Whole 10 Yards.

    • Bruce Willis starred in this episode for no fee, due to a bet he lost to Matthew Perry.

    • This episode runs 23:21 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

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    Trivia (6)

    • Goof: When Rachel says that she'll help Paul find his keys, she closes the magazine, sets it on the table, and stands up. When the camera angle changes, the magazine is suddenly on the couch, and she's already turned around and searching under the couch cushions, despite there being no time for her to have moved that far.

    • Goof: When Ross walks in on Rachel making out with Mr. Stevens, Rachel's skirt is covering her knee. However when the camera angle changes, her leg is suddenly outside of the slit in her skirt.

    • Trivia: Joey and Chandler's favorite movie is Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. Apparently in the Friends universe Bruce Willis and Paul Stevens are not identical.

    • Continuity: In this episode Ross says his son Ben is six years old. Since he was born in "The One with the Birth" in May of 1995, Ben is only four.

    • Goof: At the beginning of this episode in Central Perk, Chandler's arm keeps switching from around Monica to folded.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Joey: I thought it was going to be a really cool robot, like the Terminator. In the 1984 James Cameron movie The Terminator, the title character was a cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator was sent from the future to kill a woman whose son would help defeat the robots after they take over the world.

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