The One with Monica's Thunder

Season 7, Ep 1, Aired 10/12/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Everybody toasts the engagement. Phoebe wants to be the musician at the wedding. Joey prepares for an audition where he must play a 19-year-old. After Chandler can't get it up for Monica, he worries about the consequences. Ross and Rachel debate a "bonus night." Monica catches them kissing and thinks Rachel is trying to steal her night.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Another one of those bottle episodes.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 24, 2009

  • "Whenever I get married, guess who won't get to sing? Somebody named Geller! And somebody else named Bing!" - Phoebe

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 09, 2008

  • it was ok

    By Monica-Geller, May 01, 2007

  • a good episode

    By simpfan90210, Apr 30, 2007

  • There's something about this episode that felt kinda off to me.

    By friendsrulez, Apr 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Rachel: I'm so sorry I ruined your night. Monica: I'm sorry I almost made you sleep with Ross! (They hug.)

    • Monica: (after catching Ross and Rachel kissing) Can I ask you just a little question, huh? Why tonight?
      Rachel: What?
      Monica: See, I've been waiting my whole life to be engaged, and unlike some people I'm only planning on doing this once. So, uh ya know, maybe this is selfish and I'm sorry about it, but I was kinda hoping tonight could just be about that.

    • Phoebe: Would she? Would she? That's starting to sound like wood cheese. Joey: Man, I could go for some wood cheese right now.

    • Chandler: Joe? Joey: Yeah. Chandler: Uh, you've had a lot of sex, right? Joey: When? Today? Some... not a lot.

    • Joey: Yeah, if you want to sing at their wedding, then you sing at their wedding! Phoebe: Yeah, and if you want to look 19, then you, you have to do something with your eyes. They give you away. There's too much wisdom in there. Put teabags on them for 15 minutes. Joey: So then I'll get rid of my wisdom? Phoebe: Maybe just 10 minutes for you.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui croyait faire jeune (The One Who Thought He Looked Young)

    • This is one of the few bottle episodes in which no extra actors or sets are used.

    • This episode was filmed months after the previous episode, even though they are supposed to take place on the same day. Some mistakes result from this such as Jennifer Aniston's hair length, Matthew Perry's weight, and Courtney Cox-Arquette's hair color.

    • The theme song is now cut down to just the chorus of the song and there are no dancing scenes of them at the fountain, but it is only for the season. The DVD, however, has dancing scenes and is the same length as the other seasons.

    • This episode runs 23:21 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (10)

    • Goof: Rachel: (ignoring them) Monica, why? Why would I ever want to take away from your night? Monica: I don’t know! I don’t—maybe you’re feeling a little resentful. Maybe ah, maybe you thought you’d get married first! Maybe you can’t stand the fact that your formally fat friend is getting married before you! Monica is forgetting a major point...Rachel has been married before, to her (Monica's) brother, Ross! This was a huge part of season 6, where Ross didn't want to the marriage to end.

    • Factual Error: When Chandler is playing Crash Team Racing and then fails at the game, the sound that is heard is not used anywhere in the game.

    • Phoebe's Songs: "Monica" Twelve years old and addicted to pork, No one thought Monica would marry. She knew her way around a knife and a fork... "Chandler" First time I met Chandler I thought he was gay, But here I am singing on his wedding day. "Whenever I Get Married" Whenever I get married, guess who won't be asked to sing? Somebody named Geller and somebody else named Bing! "She Just Stayed and Stayed" We thought Phoebe would leave, but she just stayed and stayed. That's right, I'm here all night, and Chandler will never get laid. "Ceremony" Who will perform the ceremony? Who will perform the ceremony?

    • Goof: Monica's hair is much darker than at the end of the previous episode. The two episodes are supposed to take place on the same day.

    • Goof: Rachel's hair is several inches shorter than at the end of the previous episode. The two episodes are supposed to take place on the same day.

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    Allusions (2)

    • The jersey Joey wears in this episode is a replica of the one Marcus Camby wore when he played for the New York Knicks, Joey's favorite basketball team.

    • Rachel: (To Joey, who is looking in a mirror) So are you the fairest one of all? Rachel was referring to the famous line from the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest one of all."

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