Friends

The One with Rachel's Book

Season 7, Ep 2, Aired 10/12/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Everybody begins planning for the wedding. Phoebe moves in with Ross, and brings her massage parlor with her. Napping in Rachel's bed because the duck threw up in his, Joey discovers that Rachel has been reading a trashy romance novel.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Elliott Gould

    Jack Geller

  • Christina Pickles

    Judy Geller

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • The show still feels disintegrated

    By Liesay, Mar 24, 2007

  • Phoebe moves in with Ross.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 24, 2009

  • "there's nothing wrong with a woman enjoying a little..... erotica"

    By pinksoul18, May 27, 2007

  • Everybody begins planning for the wedding. Phoebe moves in with Ross, and brings her massage parlor with her. Napping in Rachel's bed because the duck threw up in his, Joey discovers that Rachel has been reading a trashy romance novel.

    By Black_Grace, Apr 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Chandler: Look, when I proposed, I told you I would do anything to make you happy. And if having the perfect wedding will make you happy, then that's what we're gonna do.
      Monica: That's so sweet. (Kisses him) But wait. What about the future and stuff?
      Chandler: Ah, forget about the future and stuff. So we only have two kids. We pick our favorite, and that one will get to go to college.
      Monica: You thought about that? How many kids were we gonna have?
      Chandler: Four. A boy, then twin girls, and another boy.
      Monica: What else did you think about?
      Chandler: Well, stuff like where we'd live, a little place outside the city, where our kids could learn to ride their bikes and stuff. We could have a cat, with a bell on its collar, so we could hear it every time it ran through the little kitty door. Course, we'd have an apartment over the garage where Joey could grow old.
      Monica: You know what? I don't want a big fancy wedding.
      Chandler: Sure you do.
      Monica: No. I want everything that you just said. I want a marriage.
      Chandler: Really? (Monica nods) I love you so much.
      Monica: I love you too. (Kisses him)

    • Rachel: Do you even know what a Vicar is? Joey: Yeah, it's like a Goalie, right?

    • Phoebe: Wow! Money and a firm hand. Finally, a Chandler I can get on board with!

    • Rachel: Well, what happened at dinner? Monica: My parents spent the money for my wedding. Phoebe: Oh, my God! What did you order?!

    • Ross: So, I guess you bought that book when we broke up. Rachel: Yeah, because I wore my first copy when I was with you. Ross: Yeah? When we were going out I read tons of porno magazines!

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui réglait le mariage (The One Who Paid For The Wedding)

    • This episode runs 24:56 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (6)

    • Continuity: Chandler says he doesn't want to spend all his savings on the wedding, money he's been saving for "six years." Three years earlier, however, in "The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line," out of guilt, he empties his savings account to buy all new furniture for Joey and himself.

    • Goof: When Chandler is having dinner with Monica's parents, he puts his head down to take a drink from his straw. However, when the camera angle changes, his head is suddenly up.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Jack Geller said that he had to marry Judy because she was pregnant. But a few episodes later in "The One Where Rosita Dies" Jack Geller says that Ross was a medical marvel, since the doctor said Judy couldn't get pregnant.

    • Continuity: In this episode Ross states that he came up with the idea for the movie Jurassic Park. But in "The One with the Cat" he is bothered that anyone could ever think the movie could really happen.

    • Trivia: This is the last episode to mention the Chick and the Duck until the series finale.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Chandler: I don’t know, my mother spent most of her money on her fourth wedding. She’s saving the rest for her divorce. And any extra cash my father has he saves for his yearly trips to Dollywood. Dollywood is a country theme park in Tennessee owed by Dolly Parton, a famous coutry singer.

    • Monica: ... the Bay City Rollers for dancing. Wait, that was for my sixth grade wedding. Chandler: Well, you couldn't get them anyway. I mean, Ian doesn't even play anymore and Derek... Well, Derek is a name I shouldn't know. Bay City Rollers are a Scottish rock band that were popular in the 1970s. Some of their former members included Ian Mitchell and Derek Longmuir.

    • Ross: And that should conclusively prove that I had the idea for Jurassic Park first. Jurassic Park is a 1993 thriller film, adapted from a novel written by Michael Crichton, about genetically engineered dinosaurs.

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