The One with Ross's New Girlfriend

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Monica: Pheebs, you know what I'm thinking? Phoebe: Oh, okay. How it's been so long since you've had sex, you're wondering if they've changed it? Monica: No, although now that's what I'm thinking.

  • Chandler: He said, he said... that they're having a great time. I'm sorry. But, the silver lining, if you wanna see it, is that he made the decision all by himself without any outside help whatsoever. Rachel: How is that the silver lining? Chandler: You have to really wanna see it.

  • Ross: (At Central Perk) Hey, Rachel, can I get some coffee? Rachel: Yeah, sure. Ross: Thank you. Chandler: Hey, Rach, can I get-- Rachel: Did you talk to him? Chandler: Not yet. Rachel: Then, no.

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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 nov√° př√≠telkyně (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.

  • This episode has a new opening sequence, showing clips from Season 2.

  • Starting with this episode, Friends moved to 8:00 on Thursdays where it would stay for the remainder of its run.

  • This episode runs 23:58 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00), some of the additional dialogue includes Phoebe, Rachel, Monica and Joey arguing over who gave Julie the number to the girls' apartment.

Trivia (6)

  • 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.

  • Goof: When Rachel is trying to leave the airport but falls over the chairs, you can clearly see she lands on a big mat.

  • Continuity: When Monica tells the rest of the gang that Rachel went to the airport and she was going to go for it with Ross, they all looked surprised, even Chandler. In the last episode of Season 1, when Rachel was leaving for the airport, she ran into Chandler in the hall and told him it was "a good going to the airport".

Allusions (6)

  • 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.

  • Chandler: (To Monica about her new hair cut) It could be worse. You could get caught between the moon and New York City. I know it's crazy, but it's true. Chandler was referring to the song "Theme from Arthur", also known as "Between the moon and New York City", which starred Dudley Moore.

  • Chandler: Yes, yes, we did, thanks to Vidal Buffay. Vidal Sasson is a famous hair stylist.