The One with Russ

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 1/4/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Monica gets back together with Fun Bobby and encourages him to stop drinking. Joey gets chosen to play the role of Dr. Drake Ramoray, a neurosurgeon, on Days of Our Lives. Rachel begins dating a guy named Russ, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ross.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Vincent Ventresca

    Fun Bobby

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Scott Stewart


  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Russ and Rachel

    By cookmeup, Jun 12, 2007

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Nov 02, 2009

  • Good

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • David Schwimmer guest stars as Russ! Um wait, what!?

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 25, 2009

  • Monica & Fun Bobby Get Back Together, Joey Plays Dr Drake Ramoray On 'DOOL'And Rachel Dates Russ Who Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To Ross

    By xCeeCeex2007, Feb 27, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Rachel: I kind of have plans. Monica: You have other friends? Rachel: Yeah, I, uh, I have a date. Monica: What? Phoebe: You have a date? Rachel: Yes! I have a date. Joey: With a man? Rachel: No, with a crouton. What is so strange about me having a date? Chandler: With a crouton?

    • Russ: Hi. Chandler: Oh, hey. Phoebe: Hi. Russ: I guess you guys heard, Rachel dumped me. Chandler: Yeah, I'm sorry man. Russ: Oh, all she said was that I remind her too much of somebody. You have any idea who she's talking about? Phoebe: Oh I do, it's... it's Bob Saget. She hates him.

    • Russ: You're jealous because I'm a real doctor. Ross: Hey, you're a doctor of gums. That's the smallest body part you can major in. It's like day one, floss. Day two, here's your diploma.

    • Chandler: (Entering his apartment to find Joey making lots of food) Hey. Joey: Hey. Chandler: Whoa, so I'm guessing you didn't get the part, or... uh, Italy called and said it was hungry.

    • Phoebe: Okay, so, you know what you're doing, right? Rachel: Uh.... waitressing? Phoebe: Well, yeah, but... no. I mean, um... doesn't Russ just remind you of someone? Rachel: (Looks at Russ) Huh, Bob Saget? Phoebe: Oh, yeah!

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    Notes (10)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Ten druhĂ˝ (The Other One)

    • Vincent Ventresca, who played Fun Bobby, later worked with Lisa Kudrow in the 1997 film Romy & Michele's High School Reunion.

    • Snaro (David Schwimmer's alias) receives the "And" credit.

    • Although June Gable previously appeared as Estelle Leonard in "The One with the Butt", she was cut entirely from the TV episode. This episode marks Estelle's first appearance to the audience. Estelle was in 11 episodes of Friends. However, the actress who played her appeared in the final episode of the first season as a labor and delivery nurse.

    • When the episode aired, there was a tag scene where Ross's ex-girlfriend Julie walks into Central Perk and falls in love with Russ. This scene is not shown in syndication.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Factual Error: Days of Our Lives is filmed in Los Angeles, California, but Friends is set in New York City.

    • Trivia: While sitting in Central Perk, Phoebe says "Oh, no" for the first time. Along with Regina Phalange, this phrase became her trademark throughout the series.

    • Goof: Ross is dating the curator of moths and other wing-ed things from the museum. Wouldn't the curator of moths and other wing-ed things and the curator of insects (which is a different woman that he dates) from "The One with the Stoned Guy" be the same thing, since moths are insects?

    • Trivia: The producers of the show have joked in the past that the character of Russ was played by a famous Croatian actor named Snaro, but Schwimmer has said that the name Snaro was a tribute to a friend of his.

    Allusions (2)

    • Chandler: (Doing a crossword puzzle) Hey, we're having some fun now, huh, Ross? Want to do another one, huh Russ? Okay... eleven letters, atomic element number 101... ends in ium. Russ: Dysprosium. Ross: (Condescendingly) Dysprosium? Try mendelevium. Chandler: And weenie number two has it. Unless, of course, nine down, "Nights in White Satin" was sung by the Doody Blues. The Moody Blues is a British rock band originally from England. "Nights in White Satin" was one of their most popular songs.

    • Chandler: Guess who's back in show business? Phoebe: Lorne Greene? Chandler: No, no Pheebs. You know why? 'Cause he's dead. Phoebe: Oh, no. Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor, best known in the United States for his roles on Bonanza and Battlestar Galactica. He died in 1987.

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