The One with the Apothecary Table

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Quotes (11)

  • Janine: We have got to move.
    Monica: (Barging into Joey's apartment with Chandler) ) I knew it! You know, you're not so quiet yourself, missy!
    Chandler: And I'm blah? Listen, the only thing more boring than watching modern dance is having to listen to you talk about it! "Oh Chandler, I just lost myself in the movement!"
    Janine: You know, I know you're talking, but all I hear is "blah, blah, blah."
    Monica: Alright, you and me! Let's go! Right now!
    Joey: Alright, enough! Enough! You two go home. I gotta talk to Janine.
    Chandler: (To Monica) You know, I really think you could take her.
    Monica: (To Janine) You better hope I don't see you in the hallway!

  • Rachel: (About Phoebe finding out the new furniture is from Pottery Barn) I'll just tell her it's an antique apothecary table. She doesn't have to know where it came from. Oh, look at those drawers! It says it holds three hundred CDs. Chandler: Ah, just like the apothecary tables of yore. Rachel: Your what? Chandler: What? Rachel: What? Chandler: Enjoy the catalogue, sweetheart.

  • Monica: What did I tell you about the hall?
    Janine: I was just coming over to apologize for my behavior. I'd really like it if we could be friends.
    Monica: Well, I know that would make Joey happy, so I would like that too.
    Janine: Great.
    Monica: Come on. (Gives her a very quick hug) Well, glad we worked things out.
    Janine: Me too. I'll see you. (Monica starts to walk away.) Or I'll hear you.
    Monica: That's it. (Hits Janine with the bag of trash)
    Janine: Ow! Wait! (Runs away)
    Monica: (Chasing after her) You better run!
    Chandler: You hear that?
    Joey: Yeah. What am I gonna do?
    Chandler: Yeah, I'm sorry. Wanna go watch?
    Joey: Yeah!

  • Chandler: Hey, so did, uh, did she move out? Joey: Pretty much, yeah. Monica: I cannot believe you broke up with her just like that. Joey: Well, when it’s not right, you know it. Chandler: You okay? Joey: Yeah! Yeah. I’ll be all right. Ross: Ya know what would cheer you up? Joey: What? Ross: I’m giving this lecture on erosion theories tomorrow night, I think you should come. Joey: (Laughing hysterically) You’re right! That did cheer me up!

  • Rachel: Ross, she’s not weird, she just wants her stuff to be one of a kind. Ross: Huh. Ya know what’s not one of a kind? A twin!

  • Joey: So, uh, what are you guys doing? Chandler: Oh, nothing. We're just talking. You know, blah, blah, blah. Joey: Come on you guys, you said you were gonna try. Alright look. I came over to invite you guys to a movie with me and Janine. What do you say? Monica: I'd like to (Talks very softly) but I'm not sure if we have the time.

  • Monica: Joey, why is Janine not coming over for dinner? Joey: Well, uh she didn't want to hang out with you guys two nights in a row. I'm so sorry. Chandler: Why does she not want to hang out with us? Joey: Because she, uh, she ... she thinks that you are blah and-and that you Monica, are too loud. Monica:(Loudly) What?! (Quietly) What?! Chandler: So she was just pretending to have a good time last night? She was lying to our faces? Monica: I can't believe this. I mean, who is she to judge us? We could not have been nicer to her. Chandler: And I am not blah. I am a hoot.

  • Chandler: Oh, hey, Rachel, sweetheart you have got to tell the post office that you moved, okay? We're still getting all your bills and stuff. Rachel: Oh. Ooh, ooh, Pottery Barn. You can throw the rest away. Chandler: I am not your garbageman. I'm your mailman.

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Notes (3)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Apatykářský stolek (Apothecary Table)

  • This is the final appearance of Elle Macpherson as Janine Lecroix. Janine was in 5 episodes of Friends.

  • This episode runs 22:52 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (9)

  • Trivia: Pottery Barn is mentioned 17 times in this episode.

  • Trivia: In Phoebe's apartment, an "original Buffay" (a work of art involving a woman coming out of a picture frame) can be seen in the background. These paintings are later mentioned in "The One with Ross's Grant" in season 10.

  • Goof: When Monica and Janine are about to fight in the hall, Janine goes to run and lifts up her arms. But when the camera angle changes, she lifts up her arms again.

  • Goof: When Monica says, "What did I tell you about the hall?" her right shoulder is leaned in closer to Janine. When the camera angle changes, Monica's left shoulder is leaned in. When the camera angle changes again, Monica's right shoulder is leaned in again.

  • Goof: When Janine says she's okay with hanging out with Monica and Chandler as long as it's not two nights in a row, she wraps her arms around Joey's waist so her hands touch on his back. When the camera angle changes, her hands are on his sides.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a fire-breathing dragon

  • Goof: When Chandler says, "Oh, just like the apothecary tables of yore," Monica turns her head toward him twice.

  • Trivia: When Joey comes over to Monica and Chandler's apartment to invite them to go to a movie with him and Jeanine, the words that Monica whisper are "I don't really have time tonight."

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