The One Where They All Turn Thirty

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Ross: (To Monica) You're drunk. (Both giggle) Mom and Dad are gonna be mad. Maybe I'm a little drunk now.

  • Ross:Hey, look who's back. It's the birthday girl. How's the birthday girl feeling? Rachel: Well, I feel fine, but I think that you're bumming out the rest of the kids. Ross: What?

  • Rachel: What's going on? Chandler: Monica's wasted. Ross: Maybe that'll liven up this party.

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Notes (12)

  • 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.

  • When playing both Phoebe and Ursula, Lisa Kudrow's sister doubles for the shoulder shots.

  • In the scene where Lisa Kudrow is bouncing on the Hippity Hop ball, Jennifer Aniston's hair is half way down her back as it was earlier in the season. There is no mention as to whether this was because this was shot prior to her getting her hair cut or that they gave her extensions to show a different period of time.

  • This was the first episode to be created in the super-size format, although at least two super-size episodes aired first. According to the show's producers, they had already filmed the other shows as 30 minute episodes and then expanded them with the extra footage they had. In this episode, all acts were designed specifically for this super-size show.

  • Throughout this episode, Lisa Kudrow's voice is hoarse. It seems that she put a lot of strain on her voice just so she could be heard.

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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.

  • Goof: At the beginning of Monica's speech at her surprise party, her hands are by her sides. When the camera angle changes, her hands are clasped in front of her.

  • Goof: When Monica is at her party and sitting in the Barcalounger next to Chandler, her left hand is in the air. When the camera angle changes, her hand is in her lap with no time to do so.

  • Continuity: In this episode Joey doesn't understand that the Adam's apple is not named after each individual man. But in "The One Where Heckles Dies" Joey refers to it as an Adam's apple.

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Allusions (1)

  • 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.