Friends

The One with a Chick and a Duck

Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 4/17/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Monica considers a dream job in Pete's new restaurant, but Phoebe fears there is more to the deal. Joey and Chandler adopt a baby chick and a duck. And Ross misses a panel for the Discovery Channel to help Rachel, who may have a broken rib.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Yasmine, the chick.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jun 03, 2009

  • Joey gets Chandler a duck. Could there be a better gift?

    By singme_tosleep, Jun 19, 2009

  • This episode is hilarious!

    By theaterdork, Jul 05, 2006

  • The best non-comedic moment for Ross, another great episode (what else from season 3)

    By AmrodLeralonde, May 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Chandler: (To Ross) How’d the thing go tonight, Ross? Ross: Oh, it was, nah, well... Rachel: What thing? What is this thing? Ross: I was kinda supposed to be on TV tonight for The Discovery Channel. Rachel: Oh, my God! Ross: Yeah. Rachel: Ross, why didn't you tell me that? Ross: Eh, 'cause I knew that if I told you, you'd make me go, and I knew you needed someone to be with you tonight. Come on. Come on. Rachel: I cannot believe you. Ross: What? Rachel: That is the sweetest thing, I just... (they stare at each other) Ross: (breaking the silence) You should get some sleep. Rachel: Okay.

    • Rachel: Okay, you'd tell me the truth, right? Ross: Rach, you can't look fat in an x-ray.

    • Ross: (Entering the apartment wearing a white suit with a little red bow tie) Hey, you guys! Guess what? Rachel: Got a job on a river boat? Ross: You know what? I didn't wear this suit for a year because you hated it. Well, guess what? You're not my girlfriend anymore, so... Rachel: Oh I see, so this suit is making a point. Ross: Right. Rachel: Now that you're on you're own, you're free to look as stupid as you like.

    • Ross: Rach, you know, I can see you naked anytime I want. Rachel: What? Ross: All I have to do is close my eyes. See? (Ross closes his eyes) Woo-hoo! Rachel: Ross, stop that! Ross: I'm sorry. Rachel: Come on! I don't want you thinking of me like that anymore. Ross: Uh, sorry. Nothing you can do about it. It's one of my, uh, rights as the ex-boyfriend. (Ross closes his eyes again) Oh yeah! Rachel: Stop it! Cut it out! Cut it out! Ross: Okay, okay. I'm sorry. It will never happen-- (Closes eyes again) Uh oh. Wait a minute! Wait, wait. Now there are a hundred of you, and I'm the king!

    • Chandler: So, um, after you put the suggestion in the box, how long did it take for the roller skating thing to happen? Phoebe: Um, about three months. Chandler: Okay, so I guess that's about two weeks before the topless thing kicks in.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Kuře a kachna (Chicken and Duck)

    • Lisa Kudrow was terrified of the duck who joined the cast this season.

    • This episode runs 23:07 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (6)

    • Continuity: In "The One With Frank Jr." Rachel tells Phoebe that she's not supposed to bring cups out of Central Perk. However, in "The One With The Baby On The Bus," not only does Phoebe drink from a cup outside of Central Perk, but Rachel brings it out for her. Also, in this episode, Gunther (who was actually the person to tell Rachel that the cups weren't supposed to be brought out of the coffee place) brings out a cup of cocoa for Rachel.

    • Goof: In the tag scene, Joey and Chandler put the chick in the bath, but it's still able to chirp even though it is supposed to be under water.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a cartoon face.

    • Goof: When Joey comes in with the shoebox containing the chick, it looks like a normal box. But when Joey takes the lid off, we can see the chick's entire body. The chick must be elevated by something in the box.

    • Goof: When Monica is talking to Pete in the diner, look at the floor at Monica's end of the counter at the very beginning of the scene. You can see the mat that is there to protect her when she falls over later.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Chandler: That's Yasmine Bleeth. She's a completely different kind of chick. I love you both, but in very different ways. Yasmine Bleeth is an American TV famous for her role on Baywatch.

    • The song Chandler sings to the chick is "Old McDonald Had a Farm," a children's song by Frank C. Brown.

    • Ross is wearing a white suit. Ross: (To Monica) You like it, right? Monica: Oh, absolutely. I like it even more on you than I did on Colonel Sanders. Ross, Ross! I'm kidding! Rachel: Yeah, come here! Monica: What was it you were gonna tell us? Rachel: Yeah. Oh, was it how you invented the cotton gin? Colonel Sanders was the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food chain. He was famous for wearing an all white suit in his TV commercials. (In case you didn't know, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.)

    • Chandler: Anything is better than sitting around here crying all day about Kate. Joey: Hey, I was crying because nobody believed Quincy's theory. Quincy, M.E. was a United States television series on NBC about Dr. Quincy, a strong-willed Medical Examiner.

    • Chandler: (About Joey cuddling with the chick) Easy. Lenny. This is a allusion to the book Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck in which Lenny was slow and would be overly affectionate to animals and end up killing them by accident. It was adapted into the 1939 film Of Mice And Men and the 1992 film Of Mice And Men.

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