The One with Rachel's Date

Season 8, Ep 5, Aired 10/25/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Phoebe begins dating a guy who works for Monica, causing a problem when Phoebe wants to dump him on the same day Monica plans to fire him. Ross discovers that a coworker of Chandler's has been calling him Toby for five years. Joey sets Rachel up on a date with one of his co-stars. Ross worries about this and the fact that he doesn't see a future with Rachel anymore.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Kevin Rahm


  • Johnny Messner


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Geoff Pierson

    Mr. Franklin

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Just when you think Rachel & Ross are getting back together.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 14, 2008

  • funny with the toby thing.

    By simpfan90210, May 05, 2007

  • Rachel goes on a date and she believes it will be her last.

    By Black_Grace, May 03, 2007

  • Another Ross and Rachel classic episode.

    By chris_friends, Aug 17, 2006

  • Rachel goes on her first date since becoming pregnant with Ross\' baby, Phoebe dates Monica\'s sous chef and Chandler\'s co-worker thinks his name is Toby

    By BeccaBoB12345, Jun 14, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Ross: I'm sorry about your date. Rachel: Oh, it's all right. I guess I'm just done with the whole dating thing. It's one more thing in my life that's suddenly completely different. This is hard. Ross: Yeah, I know. On the other hand, in about seven months you're gonna have something that you're gonna love more than any guy you've ever gone out with. Just wait. Wait until, uh, wait until the first time your baby grabs your finger. You have no idea. Rachel: Thanks sweetie.

    • Monica: (About Tim) So now I'm not allowed to fire him? Phoebe: He can't be fired and dumped the same day, he'll kill himself. Monica: Okay well then, I'll fire him today and you go out with him for another week. Phoebe: Are you kidding? Another week with that sip, I'll kill myself!

    • Joey: Kash really liked you the other day. He said he thought you were charming. Rachel: I thought I was a complete idiot. Joey: Hey, I'm with you. He even asked me if I thought you'd go out with him. Rachel: Oh! Oh, I think I'm gonna throw up a little bit. What did you say? Joey: I said no. Rachel: What? Joey: What? I just figured since you're pregnant, you're not gonna be seeing people. Rachel: Okay Joey, first of all Kash Ford is not people. Second of all, what did he say when you told him I was pregnant? Joey: I didn't tell him. I didn't know if you were telling people. This is back when I thought Kash was still people.

    • Phoebe: I had the best time with Tim last night. He is so sweet! Oh, I can't wait to get sous-neath him. Monica: I have to fire him. Phoebe: But why? Monica: Because he's terrible! Okay, he's slow, he burns things, last night he lit my pastry chef on fire! Phoebe: Well, maybe he was just nervous, ya know you can be very intimidating. And besides I've met your pastry chef and she can stand to be taken down a peg or two. Monica: Well, now she has no eyebrows, mission accomplished.

    • Ross: I know something that will cheer you up, guess whose middle name is Muriel? Rachel: Oh, my God! Chandler M. Bing!

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui draguait Rachel (The One Who Hit On Rachel)

    • This episode runs 22:20 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • Music: "Closing Time" by Semisonic

    • Dedicated "To the memory of Richard L. Cox, Sr.," Courteney Cox's father who died of cancer.

    Trivia (9)

    • Goof: It seems unusual that when Ross yells "and yes it is to slutty" that neither Kash or Rachel heard him.

    • GOOF: When Phoebe and Monica are sitting on the coffee house couch, talking, after Phoebe comments on Monica's new hairstyle and Monica says she paid for it, the camera cuts back to Phoebe and Monica's profile is visible. Clearly, it's NOT Courtney Cox sitting there; it's her stand in.

    • Goof: The Mac that Chandler is on when Ross comes into his office is not a real Apple Computer because the apple is upside down. On a real Mac when you the computer is open, the apple is right side up. ***The original Mac Laptops had the logo upside-down for the first couple years, it was only until later that the logo appeared right side up when opened.

    • Goof: When Ross says goodnight to Rachel on the street, she is holding the brown bag down by her side. When the shot zooms in on her, the bag is suddenly in front of her chest.

    • Goof: When Rachel enters Central Perk to find Ross with Mona, the brown paper bag she's holding has the top rolled toward her. When the camera angle changes, it is rolled away from her.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Chandler: You like the Purple Rain display. Purple Rain is a 1984 film starring the artist Prince.

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