The One with Monica's Boots

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (25)

  • Joey: Dear Lord, we are gathered here today-
    Rachel: Joey, this is ridiculous!
    Joey: Don't interrupt when I'm talking to God! Dina, do you take Bobby-
    Dina: No!
    Joey: Oh, you'll take him! Look, you don't get a say in this!
    Dina: Yes, I do!
    Joey: I heard I do! We're halfway there! Do you Bobby-
    Rachel: Joey, as beautiful a ceremony as this is, it isn't legal. They don't have a marriage license, there are no witnesses... and the groom only has on one shoe!
    Bobby: He took the other so he could hit me with it!

  • Ross: Phoebe, you can't force kids to be friends.
    Phoebe: Sure you can! Just give em some blocks, put 'em in a playpen.
    Ross: Blocks? Phoebe, Ben's seven.
    Phoebe: Your kid's seven? He's really small!

  • Joey: (To Dina) What are you gonna do? You're gonna have the baby and raise it by yourself... without a husband? You can't be a single mother alone! You're gonna ruin your life! Rachel: Oh, excuse me! Am I ruining my life? Joey: No! No! No! It's different for you. You're so strong and together. You're not some dumb kid who doesn't know what she's doing. Dina: Excuse me? Joey: One pregnant woman at a time, please!

  • Joey: (About Bobby and Dina) What am I supposed to do? Rachel: You're supposed to realize that they are adults! And that they can make their own decisions. Joey: No, they can't! They were stupid enough to get knocked up! Rachel: Hey! Contraceptives are not always effective! (To Bobby and Dina) Right? Bobby: Yeah... we kinda didn't use any... Rachel: Oh, come on kids! A little help here!

  • Joey: Can you do me a favor? I was talkin' to my sister and she knows you work at Ralph Lauren-- Rachel: No, forget it! No way! I am not sending anymore Ralph Lauren clothes to prison. It is a waste. Joey: No-no-no-no-no-no, not her, not her. My youngest sister, Dina, she's really interested in fashion, and she wants to talk to someone successful, y'know, to give her some advice. Rachel: I guess I can talk to one of my supervisors... Joey: She wants to talk to you. Rachel: Really? Oh my God! I'm successful!

  • Monica: (About the boots) They're a little more than I normally spend on boots... or rent (She shows the receipt to Chandler) Chandler: Oh my God! Monica: I know. Chandler: I'm gonna miss being able to afford food. Monica: I'm sorry, they just, they just look so good! And the saleswoman was looking at me like, "Oh, these are way too expensive for you." Chandler: She had a point.

  • Phoebe: (About the concert tickets) Ooh, where are the seats? Ross: Uh, middle balcony. Phoebe: Okay, now would you say that that's more than 50 yards away from Sting, his wife, or a member of his family? Ross: Yeah. Phoebe: Then that's not breaking the law! I'm there!

  • Monica: Okay you were right! All right, I never should have bought them! They're killing me! One toe at a time! Chandler: So I was right. This is what it feels like to be right. It's oddly unsettling.

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Notes (5)

  • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui défendait sa soeur (The One Who Stood Up For His Sister)

  • This is the only episode in season 8 that uses Monica's name in the title.

  • Marla Sokoloff receives the "And" credit.

  • In this episode, Joey's sister Dina is played by Marla Sokoloff. However in "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister", she is played by Lisa Melilli.

  • This episode runs 23:32 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (5)

  • Goof: When Chandler shows the bill back to Monica after she tells him of the purchase, you can clearly see that the piece of paper is blank, save for a 'MORON' scrawled across the top of the paper which Chandler partially covers with his index finger.

  • Continuity: In this episode, Ross states that Ben is seven years old. Since Ben was born in 1995, Ben would be six years old.

  • Factual Error: Trudie Styler, Sting's wife, played herself in the episode. In real life Sting and Trudie have four kids, Bridget, Jake, Eliot, and Giacomo, none of which are named Jack. Giacomo was born in 1995, the same year as the fictional Ben Geller.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of the Statue of Liberty, with FDNY written below. This is clearly a tribute to the New York Fire Department in the wake of 9/11.

  • Goof: When Monica is putting on her boots in the hallway to make Chandler believe she is wearing them, she only pulls one of her pant legs over them, but when she stands up, both pant legs are suddenly pulled down.

Allusions (6)

  • Joey: (To Dina, while at Ralph Lauren's) And if she takes you to the freebie room, I need shirts... but none with that creepy logo with the guy riding the dog, holding the bone. Joey is referring to the Ralph Lauren logo, which in reality, is a man riding a horse while swinging a polo mallet.

  • Phoebe: Your friend Doug looks a lot like Billy Joel. Billy Joel is a an American singer, pianist, and composer. His songs included hits such as "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl," and "We Didn't Start the Fire."

  • Joey: Ralph Lauren just smiled at her in the elevator. Ralph Lauren is a famous American fashion designer and business executive.

  • Phoebe: It's New York Magazine. New York Magazine, founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968, features articles on the life, culture, politics, and style of New York City.

  • Phoebe: Sting has a son that goes there too. Sting is an English singer and bass player, famous for headlining The Police, a late 1970s and 1980s rock band.

  • Phoebe: (Singing) Ross can! Ross can! This is a word play on the song "Roxanne" by Sting.