The One with Ross's Wedding (1)

Season 4, Ep 23, Aired 5/7/98
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  • Episode Description
  • The gang, minus Phoebe and Rachel, travels to London to prepare for Ross' wedding. While in London, Chandler gets annoyed with Joey's overexcited antics, and Monica tries to give advice to Emily.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Olivia Williams


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Richard Branson

    The Vendor

  • Pamela Kosh

    The Saleslady [DVD only]

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Sitcoms have given us some terrific season finale cliffhangers. The stakes might not be as high as, say, THE WIRE but they're still good TV. No more so than "The One with Ross's Wedding".

    By VeryAware, Jun 21, 2011

  • The season finale, part one.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 30, 2008

  • Great episode...Just loved it!!

    By Emina_I, Jul 09, 2008

  • a good episode

    By simpfan90210, Apr 27, 2007

  • Sooo funny!!!

    By clabrazil, Feb 25, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Jack: (to Emily's father) I just wanna say I'm not paying for your wine cellar, you thieving, would-be-speaking-German-if-it-weren't-for-us, cheap little man!

    • Monica: Guys, hurry up. The flight leaves in four hours. It could take time to get a taxi. There could be traffic. The plane could leave early. When we get to London, there could be a line at customs. Come on. Chandler: Six-hour trip to London. That's a lot of Monica.

    • Judy: Oh sorry we're late, my fault I insisted on riding the tube. Jack: Judy, the kids. Judy: Jack, that's what they call the subway. Jack: Oh! I though that... Ross & Monica: Dad, Dad we got it!

    • Phoebe: Let's try some aversion therapy, Okay? Rachel: Alright! Phoebe: So, look at the picture. Rachel: Okay. (Looks at the picture of Ross) Phoebe: And ... (Takes the photo away and slaps Rachel over the head) Rachel: Ow! Phoebe: Okay, how do you feel now? Rachel: Well, I like you less!

    • Rachel: Oh, honey! Don't get up! What do you need? Phoebe: Oh, no... Oh, nothing. Rachel: Come on! I am here to take care of you! What do you need? Anything. Phoebe: Okay, I have a wedgie. Rachel: Okay, that is all you.

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    Notes (13)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Rossova svatba (Ross's Wedding)

    • Lisa Kudrow was pregnant in real life during the filming of this episode, and was not able to travel to London. The writers had to find a way to keep her involved in the story while still in Monica's apartment.

    • Music: "London Calling" by The Clash "England Swings" by Richard Miller (DVD only) "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" from Cheers by Gary Portnoy

    • Sarah Ferguson is credited as "Sarah, The Dutchess Of York."

    • This is one of the few two-part episodes. These episodes were originally aired in their entirety, but written to be aired separately in syndication. These episodes are: "The One with Two Parts (1)" "The One with Two Parts (2)" "The One After the Super Bowl (1)" "The One After the Super Bowl (2)" "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1)" "The One with the Morning After (2)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (2)" "The One In Vegas (1)" "The One In Vegas (2)" "The One with Rachel's Sister (1)" "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)" "The One That Could Have Been (1)" "The One That Could Have Been (2)" "The One with the Proposal (1)" "The One with the Proposal (2)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)" "The One in Barbados (1)" "The One in Barbados (2)" "The Last One (1)" "The Last One (2)"

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    Trivia (12)

    • When Phoebe gives Rachel a picture of Ross you can see that it's a picture of him from the episode "The One with Chandler in a Box."

    • Factual Error: In the opening sequence, after Monica comes in to Chandler and Joey's apartment, Chandler says they will be on a six hour trip to London. A flight from New York to London actually takes about eight hours.

      I'm sorry, but there is no error.

      How long did Concorde take to fly across the Atlantic Ocean?

      A normal subsonic service took around 7-8 hours to fly from London to New York, but Concorde's average flight time is around 3 hours 30 minutes, but can be slightly longer if the aircraft needs to hold before landing at the local airports. The fastest ever time for the crossing, the fastest ever set by a passenger aircraft, was 2 hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds. This was set by Captain Leslie Scott and his crew onboard G-BOAD, flying from New York to London, on the 7th of February 1996.


    • Continuity: It is odd that Ross's son, Ben, would not be in or at least at his father's wedding. He was in Carol and Susan's wedding in "The One with the Lesbian Wedding."

    • Trivia: The opening sequence contains some pretty significant spoilers. For one thing, it shows Rachel leaving the apartment with suitcases, buying a ticket and showing up in London. The other one, perhaps the biggest spoiler, is a shot of Monica and Chandler in bed together.

    • Goof: In the very beginning of the scene where Phoebe and Rachel get the call from Joey, a crew member can be seen walking out of the shot on the left.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Chandler: Because he's crazy. He came up to me earlier and thanked me for my very moving performance in Titanic. Titanic is an Academy Award-winning 1997 romantic disaster film directed and written James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Titanic currently holds the record for the most Academy Awards.

    • Chandler: I mean to think, my friend getting married in Monty Hall. Oh come on! Monty Hall. Let's Make a Deal. Come on, you people! Monty Hall was the host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.

    • After Joey talks to Phoebe on the phone, he watches Cheers on the TV.

    • Monica: Oh, my God. You're even dumber than I am. Ross: Excuse me? Monica: Ross, how long have you been planning this wedding? Ross: I don't know. A month. Monica: Emily has probably been planning it since she was five. Ever since the first time she took a pillowcase and hung it off the back of her head. That's what we did. We dreamed about the perfect wedding, in the perfect place with the perfect four-tiered wedding cake with the little people on top. But the most important part is that we had the perfect guy who understood just how important all that other stuff was. Ross: I had no idea. That pillowcase thing? I thought you guys were just doing the Flying Nun. Monica: Sometimes we were. The Flying Nun was a 1960s TV show.

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