The One with Rachel's Crush

Season 4, Ep 13, Aired 1/29/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Chandler can't deal with the fact that Kathy simulates sex, half-naked, in a play, with a very handsome man. After Rachel is demoted to personal shopper, she is in a hard place after she discovers that she likes a customer, but he won't ask her out. And Monica wants to play hostess again after telling Joey that since he now has the bigger apartment, he must constantly have company over.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Kathy's final appearance.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 30, 2008

  • It's like someone literally wrote down my worst nightmare and then charged me $32 to see it! - Chandler

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 16, 2008

  • A classic

    By FinJay, Aug 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Joey: How'd it go?
      Chandler: So she wasn't sleeping with that guy...
      Phoebe: Well, that's good!
      Chandler: She is now.

    • Chandler: (Drunk, stumbling) Steps. (Yells in the doorway) Slut! (Walks into the girls new apartment, everyone follows him) You'll all be very happy to hear that Kathy is sleeping with that guy!
      Rachel: What?
      Phoebe: No!
      Ross: So you were right?
      Chandler: I confronted her and she didn't deny it... (Looks around the apartment) And I don't live here!

    • Monica: Come on in here, I've got delicious treats for everyone.
      Joey: Hey, a Playboy!
      Monica: Yeah, just something I picked up.
      Ross: Wow! Cookies and porn, you're the best mom ever!

    • Ross: So the first time you ask a guy out, he, he turns you down? Rachel: He didn't turn me down! He's at the game, isn't he? I got the date, I'm just not on it!

    • Chandler: (About Kathy) What if she didn't actually sleep with the guy? Joey: Dude, tell me she actually told you this. Chandler: She did not have to tell me, I saw the play, and there was no heat. Back me up here, Ross! Ross: That's all you're basing this on? Chandler: That's not backing me up! Look, you said with the off-stage and the heat, and the onstage and the no heat. Joey: Whoa, whoa, that, that was just a theory! There's a lot of theories that didn't pan out. The lone gunman. Communism. Geometry. Chandler: Oh, my God!

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    Notes (6)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Rachel má nový objev (Rachel Has a New Discovery)

    • This is the first appearance of Tate Donovan as Joshua Burgin. Joshua was in 5 episodes of Friends.

    • This is the final appearance of Paget Brewster as Kathy. Kathy was in 6 episodes of Friends.

    • Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, and Tate Donovan were all in The Thin Pink Line, a 1998 comedy. Courtney Cox-Arquette and Tate Donovan costarred in Get Well Soon, a 2001 comedy/drama.

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

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    Trivia (5)

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel calls Joshua, Josh. But in "The One with Joey's Dirty Day" she says she doesn't like the name Josh, she likes Joshua.

    • Goof: In the scene where Rachel walks into the guy's new apartment and they start talking about Joshua, it cuts to a shot of her profile as she says "It's just so frustrating". Her mouth doesn't move as she says the words.

    • Goof: At the start of this episode when Rachel comes in, you can see a bit of wooden floor by the door (carpet's visible in other shots). However, Monica doesn't pull up the carpet until later in the episode.

    • Magna Doodle: Have You Seen Our View?!

    • Trivia: Joey's pick-up line, "How you doin'?", which debuted in this episode, was ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 20 Top Catchphrases" (21-27 August 2005 issue).

    Allusions (2)

    • Joey: The new Playboy. Playboy is an American adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner.

    • Joey: Chandler, look, they're actors. They're there to do a job. Just because they work together, doesn't mean they're going to get together. I mean, just 'cause it happened with Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, doesn't mean it's gonna happen with them. Ross: Oh, oh! Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Joey: Oh! Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Ross: Yeah. Phoebe: Hey, Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood. Ross: They're not a couple. Phoebe: Oh, okay, I get the game now. Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award-winning American actress, and Tim Robbins, an American Academy Award-winning actor, met on the set of Bull Durham in 1988 and have been together ever since. Alec Baldwin, a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, and Kim Basinger, an Academy Award-winning American film actress, met on the set of The Marrying Man and were married from 1993-2002. Tom Cruise, an American actor and film producer, and Nicole Kidman, an Academy Award-winning Australian actress, met on the set of Days of Thunder and were married from 1990-2001. Mel Gibson, an American-born Australian actor and director, and Clint Eastwood, an American actor and Academy Award-winning film director, were never romantically involved.

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