The One Where They All Turn Thirty

Season 7, Ep 14, Aired 2/8/01
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  • Episode Description
  • When Rachel turns 30, the gang reminisces about their 30th birthdays. While trying to patch things up with Ursula, Phoebe discovers that she is 31. Ross buys a sports car to look cool. Monica gets drunk in front of her parents. Rachel breaks up with Tag because she is looking for commitment, while he is not.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Eddie Cahill

    Tag Jones

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Elliott Gould

    Jack Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe & Ursula Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Probably the best of the season.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 24, 2009

  • On Rachel's 30th birthday we learn what had happened to the other gangs 30th birthdays

    By ckit, Aug 27, 2007

  • funny

    By simpfan90210, May 05, 2007

  • they all do something a little goofy on their 30th birhtday

    By Monica-Geller, May 01, 2007

  • When Rachel turns 30, the gang reminisces about their 30th birthdays. While trying to patch things up with Ursula, Phoebe discovers that she is 31. Ross buys a sports car to look cool. Monica gets drunk in front of her parents. Rachel breaks up with Tag.

    By Black_Grace, Apr 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Chandler: How're you doing? Monica: (Drunk) You are so handsome! I wanna make love to you right here, right now! Rar! (Starts kissing him) Ross: I really wish that you wouldn't!

    • Ross: Okay, is everybody clear? We're gonna pick it up... and move it. All we need is teamwork, okay? We're gonna lift the car... and slide it out. Lift... and slide. Rachel: Ross, I really don't think... Ross: Lift... and slide. Monica: All right. Come on, dawgs, let's lift the sucker. Oh, unless you're scared. Little weaklings scared? Chandler: Good teamwork.

    • Joey: (To waiter) Hey. Are those crab cakes? Did I not tell you to come straight to me when more crab cakes were ready?

    • Chandler: (To Monica) Now, all you have to do is just get through a little bit more, okay? Then we can put you in bed, okay? Just smile and don't talk to anyone. Phoebe: Speech! Speech! Let's hear from the birthday girl, huh? Chandler: Pheebs! Phoebe: You see, everybody's looking at me. The plan's working. I didn't even have to take off my top yet.

    • Chandler: (To Rachel) Okay, open ours next. Open ours next. Joey: Now that you're a couple, we don't get two presents from you guys? Chandler: For my last birthday, you gave me a hug.

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    Notes (13)

    • Three days after this episode aired, Jennifer Aniston turned 32 (February 11, 2001). There is a subtle irony here, in that Ross suggests removing two candles from Rachel's cake. In effect, the show did exactly that.

    • International Episode Title: France: Ceux qui avaient trente ans (The Ones Who All Turn Thirty)

    • Elliot Gould was credited as a "Special Appearance."

    • Christina Pickles received the "And" credit.

    • When this episode originally aired, a scene where a drunk Monica walks through the party crowd and greets the guests very loudly was seen immediately after Phoebe and Ursula discuss middle names. This scene does not appear on the DVD.

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    Trivia (14)

    • This is the last episode where Tag is Rachel's assistant. After Rachel and Tag break up in this episode, Tag is only seen once more in "The One With The Red Sweater" where it is clear that Tag is no longer working for Rachel. It can be assumed that either Tag quits or is fired after they break up. No assistant for Rachel is ever mentioned again.

    • Continuity: Rachel’s year of birth is inconsistent. Her 30th birthday in "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" (2001) implies that Rachel was born in 1971. However, her 29th birthday in "The One Where Rachel Smokes" (1999) implies that she was born in 1970. Also, Rachel says she is 28 in "The One with the Fake Party" (1998) implying she was born in 1970. But 15 months earlier in "The One Where Rachel Quits" (1996) Chandler says Rachel is 28, implying she was born in 1968.

    • Continuity: In the flashback in this episode, Monica is shown wearing her engagement ring on the day of her 30th birthday. When she got engaged in "The One with the Proposal (2)" she was already 31.

    • Continuity: Phoebe’s birthday is inconsistent. In "The One with Frank Jr." Phoebe tells her half-brother that her birthday is February 16th. Also, in "The One with Two Parts (2)" Phoebe has a birthday party in February. However, in "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" Rachel talks about Phoebe’s last birthday party. Since Rachel first met Phoebe earlier that season, this implies that Phoebe’s birthday must have occurred since September, when Rachel first joined the group. Also, in "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner", Phoebe's birthday is close to Halloween, consistent with Rachel's statement. Furthermore, in "The One Where They All Turn Thirty", the flashbacks of Phoebe’s 30th birthday imply her birthday is in the summer.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode Chandler says, "Well, here we are, just a bunch of thirty year olds." Since we know that Phoebe is really 31, and that Ross and Chandler are a year older than Rachel and Monica, this isn't true.

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    Allusions (2)

    • During the tag scene where Ross finally gets to drive his car, the music playing in the background is the theme from the 60's television series Route 66.

    • Rachel: I'm telling you, it's like watching Bambi learn how to walk. Monica is really drunk, so she's trying not to stumble as she walks around the living room. Her awkward walk reminds Rachel of the baby deer in the Disney film, Bambi.

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