The One with Ross's Grant

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (13)

  • Monica: (When Chandler is wearing lipstick) Oh, my God!
    Rachel: Excellent!
    Joey: Now, what do we say?
    Chandler: Lying is wrong.
    Joey: And? And...
    Chandler: I'm a pretty little girl.
    Phoebe: I knew it!

  • Monica: (About Phoebe's painting) You can't bring that in here! I sold that to Joey!
    Rachel: Well, I told him it was haunted. Two can play at this game!

  • Dr. Hobart: Spell Mboscodictiasaur. Ross: I haven't even heard of a Mboscodictiasaur. Dr. Hobart: I know I just made it up, spell it. Ross: Okay, B-O-S... Dr. Hobart: No, it starts with a silent "M."

  • Chandler: (About his co-workers) If they see Joey, then they're going to think I'm an idiot. And that's something they should learn on their own!

  • Chandler: (To Ross and Joey) I should have given you guys my little black book when I got married. Well, it wasn't so much a book as a napkin... with Janice's phone number.

  • Chandler: I can't believe Joey. I hate being called a liar! Rachel: But you are a liar. Chandler: What did I just say?

  • Joey: Look, it's one thing not to cast me, but to lie to me? Chandler: I'm not lying to you, I watched it! Joey: Well, you lied again! Chandler: I watched it! Joey: Keep going Pinocchio!

  • Monica: Hey, how did it go with Mike? Is he gonna let you keep the painting? Phoebe: No, he really hates it. But he's gonna let me keep my box of human hair! So you got to pick your battles. But the good news is, Gladys is yours! Monica: Wow, what's the bad news!

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Notes (5)

  • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui a failli avoir la subvention (The One Who Nearly Got The Grant)

  • This is the final appearance of Aisha Tyler as Charlie Wheeler. Charlie was in 9 episodes of Friends.

  • This episode runs 27:03 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • This is the last episode with Ross's name in the title of the episode.

  • Greg Kinnear and Aisha Tyler have both been hosts of TV news show Talk Soup.

Trivia (7)

  • As Rachel is getting ready to put Emma to bed you can see that as Emma pushes the book that Rachel is reading away the toy Caterpillar is not on her side and the next shot it shows her with the toy Caterpillar.

  • When Rachel is reading to Emma on one shot you can see the toy on Rachel's lap and the next shot it's off her lap.

  • Continuity: When Charlie and Benjamin are at the restaurant, Benjamin says "I can't believe you chose this restaurant. You remember that night?" To which Charlie replies "I can't believe they let us back in here." However in "The One with the Fertility Test" it shows that Charlie has never been to New York before.

  • Goof: When Phoebe tells Rachel and Monica that Mike lets her keep her box of hairs Rachel's chopsticks are down, by the plate. In the next shot, she's holding them close to her mouth.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a dog chewing on the leg bones of a skeleton.

  • Continuity: In this episode, Monica is mortified at the thought of hanging "Gladys" in her apartment. But in the flashback episodes when Monica and Phoebe were roommates, Gladys can be seen hanging in Monica's apartment on the wall to the left of the front door.

  • Trivia: In Joey's commercial from Japan, "Ichiban - Lipstick For Men", the term "ichiban" means "the best" or "first." At the end of the commercial, Joey actually says "Saikoo!", which is conversational Japanese for "best" or "supreme."

Allusions (3)

  • Joey: You didn't watch the tape. Chandler: What!? Of course I did! Joey: Look, it's one thing not to cast me, but to lie to me? Chandler: I'm not lying to you, I watched it! Joey: Well, you lied again! Chandler: I watched it! Joey: Keep going Pinocchio! Pinocchio is the story of wooden boy carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village. In the story Pinocchio's nose would grow whenever he told a lie. The fable has been made popular by cartoon adaptations and a Disney movie.

  • Ross: I can't believe I'm about to meet Benjamin Hobart. I've always thought of him as one of the people I'd invite to my fantasy dinner party. You think there's any chance he'll bring Christie Brinkley or C-3PO? Christie Brinkley is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Covergirl commercials. C-3PO is a protocol droid created by Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars universe, created by George Lucas. Threepio was played by Anthony Daniels in all six motion pictures.

  • In Phoebe's black book is written the name Jethro Tull, which is a British rock band formed in 1968 led by Ian Anderson.