The One with Mrs. Bing

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (27)

  • Joey: (About Chandler and his mom) He told her off! And not just about the kiss, about everything!
    Ross: You're kidding! What's going on now?
    Joey: Well, he said "When are you gonna grow up and act like a mom?" And she came back with "When are you gonna grow up and realize that I have a bomb?"
    Ross: Is it possible she said "When you are you gonna grow up and realize I am your mom?"
    Joey: Yeah, that makes more sense.

  • Phoebe: Going to the hospital tonight? Monica: No, you? Phoebe: No, you? Monica: You just asked me. Phoebe: Okay, maybe it was a trick question.

  • Rachel: What're you guys doing out here? Ross: Well, not playing raquetball! Joey: He forgot to leave his grip size! Ross: He didn't get the goggles! Rachel: Well,sounds like you two have issues.

  • Rachel: Mrs. Bing, I have to tell you, I've read everything you've ever written. No, I mean it! I mean, when I read Euphoria at Midnight, all I wanted to do was become a writer. Nora: Oh, please, honey, listen, if I can do it, anybody can. You just start with half a dozen European cities, throw in thirty euphemisms for male genitalia, and bam! You have got yourself a book. Chandler: My mother, ladies and gentlemen!

  • Joey: You broke the code! Ross: What code? Joey: You don't kiss your friend's mom! Sisters are okay, maybe a hot-looking aunt, but not a mom. Never a mom!

  • Joey: You don't think my mom's sexy? Ross: Well, not in the same way... Joey: I'll have you know that Gloria Tribbiani was a handsome woman in her day, alright? You think it's easy giving birth to seven children? Ross: Okay, I think we're getting into a weird area here...

  • Joey: (Sees Ross and Mrs. Bing kissing) Uh... I'll just pee in the street.

  • Mrs. Bing: He's not a hero. You know who our hero is? Ross: The guy on the cover with his nipples showing?

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Notes (5)

  • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: PanĂ­ Bingová (Mrs. Bing)

  • This is the first appearance of Morgan Fairchild as Nora Tyler Bing. Mrs. Bing was in 5 episodes of Friends.

  • Music: "My Guy" by Mary Wells

  • According to Morgan Fairchild, in the first draft of the script, Nora did a lot more than just kiss Ross.

  • This episode runs 24:01 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (7)

  • Continuity: In this episode Joey claims that it is okay for guys to kiss their friend's sister. However "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" Joey clearly does not think sisters are okay.

  • Trivia: It is revealed in this episode that Rachel's middle name is Karen.

  • Phoebe's Song: "My Man" You don't have to be awake to be my man. As long as you have brainwaves I'll be there to hold your hand. Though we just met the other day, there's something I have got to say...

  • Trivia: In the opening scene where Monica and Phoebe are walking to the newsstand, you can see one of Joey's VD posters from "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" in the alley.

  • Goof: At the restaurant Paolo eats something out of Rachel's hand, but in the next shot it's in her hand again

  • Continuity: Joey says that it wasn't easy for his mom to give birth to seven children, but she had eight children including him.

  • Trivia: Chandler tries to get his friends to watch Weekend at Bernie's instead of watching his mother on The Tonight Show. It is revealed in "The One with the Embryos" that Weekend at Bernie's is actually Rachel's favorite movie.

Allusions (4)

  • Ross: I mean, it was just a kiss, right? One kiss? No big deal? Right? Joey: Right. No big deal. Ross: Okay. Joey: In Bizarro World! Bizarro, a property of DC Comics, is one of Superman's arch enemies. Bizarro is the inverse of Superman, and everything he does is opposite; hence Joey's allusion.

  • Phoebe: I hate that they're calling him John Doe. It's so sad. It's like he's a deer, a female deer. Monica: Phoebe. Phoebe: Oh, I was gonna stop. This is an allusion to the lyrics from The Sound of Music song "Do-Re-Mi".

  • (Suggesting possible names for the guy in a coma) Phoebe: How about Agamemnon? In Greek mythology, Agamemnon was the commander-in-chief of the Greek army during the Trojan War. He was eventually murdered by his unfaithful wife Clytemnestra.

  • Chandler: Y'know, we don't have to watch this. Weekend at Bernie's is on Showtime, HBO, and Cinemax. Weekend at Bernie's is a comedy film released in 1989.