The One with All the Rugby

Season 4, Ep 15, Aired 2/26/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross takes on a rugby challenge from some old friends of Emily's from England in order to impress Emily. Meanwhile, Chandler runs into Janice and tries to avoid restarting his relationship with her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Thomas (I)


  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Adam Kendrick


  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Safh fschy yrsbu

    By saritcoil, Jun 29, 2013

  • Janice returns... again!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 30, 2008

  • my favorite friends episode

    By thetube1489, Jan 04, 2007

  • A good funny episode well worth watching.

    By xkelly123x, Oct 25, 2006

  • Ross and Rugby is not a great combination.

    By diamond07, Jul 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Monica: (Trying to figure what the switch does) All right! So, is everybody ready? Here we go. (She flips on the switch and a hum starts) I hear something! I hear something! Where is it? Rachel: (Realizing it's Joey humming) It's coming from Joey! Phoebe: Oh my God, that's so freaky! Turn him off!

    • Ross: (About playing Rugby for Emily) Well, you should have seen the guy that she used to go out with. I mean, he’s like Joe Rugby. Phoebe: You’re kidding! And he plays rugby?! That’s so funny. (Realizes) Oh! I see how you did that. All right.

    • Joey: Okay Ross, look. (Points to TV) Right here, it's called a scrum. Okay, it's kinda like a huddle. Ross: And is a hum kinda like a scruddle?

    • Rachel: (About getting his nails done) Chandler, don't worry. This doesn't make you any less of a guy. (Chandler blows on his nails) That does!

    • Monica: There is a wire back there, okay? That switch goes to something. Rachel: I don't care! The wires have come loose in your head!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak Ross hrál ragby (As Ross Played the Rugby)

    • Maggie Wheeler received the "And" credit.

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

    Trivia (8)

    • Goof: When Ross first starts to play rugby, he jumps in the middle of the scrum. However, there is a referee there and a referee would never allow a player to jump in the middle of the scrum like that.

    • Trivia: This episode marks the end of Janice and Chandler's off and on relationship.

    • Goof: When Ross, Emily, and Joey return to Central Perk, Ross has a bloody ear. However in the next scene, his ear is no longer bloody.

    • Goof: When Rachel tells Joey to flush the toilet, her right hand goes from the counter to the top of her soda pop between shots.

    • Magna Doodle: Nice nails Chandler!

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    Allusions (2)

    • Ross: The time we were all waiting in line for Dances with Wolves and that one guy cut in front of us and I just lost it? Dances with Wolves is a 1990 film about a United States cavalry officer who befriends a Native American, sacrificing ties to his own people. A substantial amount of the dialogue is in the Lakota language with English subtitles.

    • Janice: Oh boy, I just love to sing. Chandler: Yeah, I know you do. I think the reason people were complaining, though, is that most of them paid to hear the actor sing "Ol' Man River." "Ol' Man River" is a song about the Mississippi River by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II from the Broadway musical Showboat.

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