The One with Joey's New Brain

Season 7, Ep 16, Aired 2/15/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross plans a surprise for Monica and Chandler's wedding that is less than desirable. Drake Ramoray is coming out of his coma on Days of Our Lives. A diva will be killed off and her character's brain will be transplanted into Drake's. Phoebe and Rachel fight over a guy who left his cell phone in Central Perk.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Eva Amurri


  • Jack Betts


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Just an okay episode.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 25, 2009

  • funny

    By simpfan90210, May 05, 2007

  • joey get's a new brain!

    By Monica-Geller, May 01, 2007

  • Ross plans a surprise for Monica and Chandler's wedding. Joey is coming out of his coma of Days of Our Lives. Phoebe and Rachel fight over a cell phone left but a cute guy in Central Perk.

    By Black_Grace, Apr 16, 2007

  • Ross practices bagpipes to play at Monica and Chandler's wedding. Dr Drake Romorey is getting written back into DOOL and Susan Sarandon's character is being killed off. Phoebe and Rachel fight over a cute guy's cell phone.

    By afan17, Jun 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Jessica: (Coming out of Joey's bedroom) Well, you certainly own that room. Joey: Actually, I rent the whole place... and I just got what you meant. Thank you! (Rachel comes in) Rachel: Hey. Joey: Hi. Rachel: (Sees Jessica) Oh, my God. Oh, my God! Oh, Jessica Lockhart! In my apartment! I am such a huge fan, I am such a huge fan! Jessica: Well, it's nice to know that your work-Rachel: Monica! Monica! (Runs out the door) Joey: That's my roommate, Rachel. Jessica: Oh, that explains all the women's underwear! Joey : Uh... sure. (Rachel and Monica come back in) Monica: Oh my god, it's true! You are so amazing! Can I just ask you to do me one favor? Jessica: Certainly. Monica : Would you slap me? Would you slap me right here in the face?! Jessica: I'd love to, but my lawyer says I can't do that anymore. Rachel: Wow. You seem really, really nice. Joey: Okay, buh bye. Rachel: I mean not fake at all, like most famous people. <Joey : Alright, here we go. (Starts pushing Rachel and Monica towards the door) Monica: Okay just one more thing, just one more thing. (To Jessica) You're a stupid bitch! Jessica: I really can't slap you.

    • Monica: You can not play bagpipes at the wedding! Ross: How did you know about that? Chandler: We heard you play all the way from your apartment! Ross: Were you the ones who called the cops? Chandler: That's not really important right now. What is important is, while we appreciate the gesture, we just don't feel bagpipes are appropriate for our wedding. Ross: Why not? Chandler: Because we hate them.

    • Ross: What? A brain transplant? Joey: Yes, its a highly controversial procedure. Ross: It's ridiculous! Joey: Well, I think it's ridiculous that you haven't sex in three and a half months. Ross: It's winter. There are fewer people on the street.

    • Jessica: (About her character's death) How does it happen? Joey: You get thrown from a horse into an electric fence. Jessica: Jessica hates horses! Joey: After this, I'm guessing she won't be too wild about electricity either.

    • Ross: (About to play the bagpipes) Now remember, you have to imagine me in a kilt. Rachel: I can imagine you in a short plaid skirt and knee socks. Ross: Do you wanna start telling secrets?

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    Notes (10)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui avait un cerveau tout neuf (The One With A Brand New Brain)

    • Due to the Conan O'Brien special that aired immediately after this episode in its original broadcast, there is no tag scene in this episode. When aired in syndication, a repeat of the scene where Ross plays the bagpipes is shown. On the DVD, it is simply the cast dancing around the fountain, as is also used as the tag scene for most of the season finale episodes.

    • Susan Sarandon received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in this episode.

    • Kevin S. Bright was nervous about directing this episode, since Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon's husband, was in the studio.

    • Matt LeBlanc was nervous about performing with Susan Sarandon.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Goof: This is perhaps a silly observation considering the preposterous nature of the soap opera plot, but with Jessica's brain, Dr. Drake Ramoray would no longer have any medical knowledge or skills.

    • Goof: When Rachel is about to leave Phoebe's apartment, she has her bag on her left shoulder, but when the shot changes she has the bad in her left hand.

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler hear Ross playing the bagpipes, Monica puts her spoon down in her bowl but is still holding the handle. When the shot changes, her hand is on the table and the spoon is gone from the bowl.

    • Continuity: In this episode Phoebe says that she lives in 5 Morton Street Apt. 14. However, in "The One In Massapequa" the number on her apartment door is 16.

    • Goof: When Ross, Chandler and Monica are in Central Perk discussing playing bagpipes, Ross closes his book to talk to them. A few shots later, the book is open in his lap. The in the very next shot, the book is closed again.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Cecilia: An actor of a certain age is not that easy. Joey: Hey that’s not true! Look at uh, look at Angela Lansb—- Angelina Jolie! Angela Lansbury is an older famous Briitish actress best known for her role in the television show Murder, She Wrote. Angelina Jolie is a younger and more attractive famous actress who has starred in many successful films. She would also later get together with and have children with Brad Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time of this episode.

    • Chandler: I think it's "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang. "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang is a 1980 song that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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