The One with Ross's New Girlfriend

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/21/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Rachel waits patiently at the airport for Ross, not knowing he is returning with a new girlfriend, Julie. Meanwhile, after giving Joey and Chandler new haircuts, Phoebe is persuaded to cut Monica's hair, but gives her an awful haircut. And Joey learns that his tailor is a very naughty man.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Lauren Tom


  • Cosimo Fusco


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Season 2 Premiere

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 19, 2009

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Oct 25, 2009

  • Rachel meets Ross at the airport and is devistated to find out that he brought home a girlfriend. Phoebe gives Chandler and Joey haircuts, monica wants one too but Phoebe is reluctant and when she finally agrees the results are disastourus.

    By GhostWhisper13, Jun 28, 2010

  • Good

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • Aw poor rachel!!

    By emmalou2704, Jul 03, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Joey: I swear to God, Dad. That's not how they measure pants!

    • Joey: How are you doing? Rachel: I'm okay. Joey: Ooh, that bad, huh? Look, I can sense when women are depressed and vulnerable. It's one of my gifts. Rachel: When I saw him get off that plane with her, I really thought I hit rock bottom. But today, it's like there's rock bottom, then fifty feet of crap, then me.

    • Monica: (About sleeping with Paolo) Rachel, how did this happen? Rachel: I don't know, I just kind of ran into him last night. Phoebe: Where? Rachel: At his apartment.

    • Rachel: Uh, morning. Do you guys think you could close your eyes for just a sec? Joey: No no no no no, I'm not falling for that again. Phoebe: What's going on? Rachel: Well, I sort of did a stupid thing last night. Chandler: What stupid thing did you do? Paolo: Buon giorno a tutti!

    • Rachel: Okay, okay, okay. How did this happen to me? How did this happen to me? A week ago, two weeks ago, I was fine. Ross was just Ross, just this guy. Now he's Ross, oh, this really great guy that I can't have.

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    Notes (8)

    • Continuity: In Season 1, the lower half of Central Perk's main window is frosted glass. Starting with this episode, it is clear.

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Rossova nová přítelkyně (Ross's New Girlfriend)

    • Beginning this season, the view from Monica's windows have changed, especially from the living room. Instead of several buildings seen at a distance in buff brick with fire escapes, there is now only a single red brick wall, very close and with only a few windows visible. There is also an adjoining wall extending from Monica's terrace, suggesting that Monica's and "Ugly-naked-guy's" apartments are in wings of the same building, separated only by a courtyard.

    • This is the final appearance of Cosimo Fusco as Paolo. Paolo was in 4 episodes of Friends.

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

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    Trivia (7)

    • Trivia: Interesting that although Phoebe could confuse Dudley Moore and Demi Moore as well as Andie MacDowell and Roddy McDowall, she knew their hairstyles from memory. Of course, if she'd been working from photographs, as one would expect, there would be no confusion, and therefore no comic situation.

    • Goof: After Ross and Julie arrive home from China, Ross says that they need to get some sleep because it is 6 o'clock tomorrow night their time. However, China is only 12 hours ahead and it was nighttime in New York (meaning it would be morning in China).

    • Trivia: Paolo says "Buongiorno a tutti" to the gang, which means "Good Morning to all of you."

    • Continuity: In this episode Joey says that he has been going to the same tailor for 12 years, since he was 15 or 16 years old. This must mean he is about 27 now, and therefor has aged 2 years since "The One with the Birth" where he said he was 25.

    • Trivia: When Ross and Rachel are talking out on the balcony, an instrumental variation on the Friends theme song, "I'll be there for you" can be heard.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Phoebe reporting to the others on the condition of Monica's hair alludes to a dozen different movies in which a doctor is explaining a patient's condition to family following surgery; especially if the patient has little hope of recovering.

    • Phoebe: Andie MacDowell's the girl from Four Weddings and a Funeral, right? Rachel: No. No no no no no. That's Roddy McDowall. Andie MacDowell is the guy from Planet of the Apes. Andie MacDowell is an American actress famous for her roles in Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral, a 1994 romantic comedy which the Friends gang watched in "The One Where the Monkey Gets Away". Roddy McDowall was an English actor who starred in over 150 movies and television series including Planet of the Apes, a 1968 sci-fi film.

    • Phoebe: Well, he was a he in Arthur and in 10. Monica: That's Dudley Moore. Dudley Moore was an English actor and comedian who starred in Arthur, a 1981 romantic comedy written by Steve Gordon, and 10, a 1979 romantic comedy written by Blake Edwards.

    • Monica: Even Mary Tyler Moore would've been better. Mary Tyler Moore is an Academy Award nominated American actress and comedian, perhaps best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    • Phoebe: And the winner is Ava Gardner. Ava Gardner was an American screen actress who worked on film and television. She is listed as one of the American Film Institutes's greatest stars of all time.

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