The One with the Blackout

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 11/3/94
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  • Episode Description
  • There's a blackout in the city, Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre, and Ross attempts to tell Rachel that he has feelings for her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • The Blackout

    By dewgladden, Feb 17, 2013

  • Great

    By efc91, Aug 11, 2008

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Feb 08, 2009

  • Best episode of Season 1!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 18, 2008

  • Chandler: You know, on second thought, gum would be perfection. (Thinking) Gum would be perfection? Gum would be perfection. Could have said, gum would be nice, or, I'll have a stick, but no no no no. For me, gum is perfection. I loathe myself.

    By Sarah_Is_Lost, Aug 15, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Ross: So, um... where did Paolo come from? Rachel: Oh... Italy, I think. Ross: No, I mean tonight, in the building. Suddenly, into our lives.

    • Ross: (About Joey entering with Hanukkah candles) And officiating in tonight's blackout is Rabbi Tribbiani.

    • Chandler: (Thinking) It's okay, all I have to do, is reach over, and put it back in my mouth... (Finds gum and puts it in his mouth) Good save! We're back on track, and I'm... chewing someone else's gum. This is not my gum! Oh my God, oh my God!... And now you're choking.

    • Phoebe: This is so typical. I'm always the last one to know everything. Monica: No, you are not. We tell you stuff. Phoebe: Yuh-huh! I was the last one to know when Chandler got bitten by the peacock at the zoo. I was the last one to know when you had a crush on Joey when he was moving in. (Monica gestures at Phoebe to shut up; Joey looks surprised but pleased) Looks like I was second to last.

    • Phoebe: Eww, look. Ugly Naked Guy lit a bunch of candles. (They all look out the window and then flinch in pain) Rachel: That had to hurt!

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    Notes (11)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Bez proudu (Without Electricity)

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

    • This is the first appearance of Larry Hankin as Mr. Heckles. Mr. Heckles was in 5 episodes of Friends.

    • In the Italian dubbing of the show, Paolo's character was named Pablo and all his lines were translated in Spanish.

    • Since the scene in the pilot where Phoebe is singing in the subway was cut from syndication, this is the first time that the audience hears Phoebe sing. Prior to this episode, it wasn't even mentioned.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Trivia: When Rachel introduces Phoebe at Central Perk, Gunther is visible in the background even though his character has not yet been introduced.

    • Continuity: When Rachel and Phoebe go to Mr. Heckles' door they do not seem to know who he is, yet in "The One with The Flashbacks" he comes to their door and they know exactly who he is.

    • Factual Error: Ross told the gang that the weirdest place he's done it was at Disneyland and then he said he and Carol were asked to never return to the Magic Kingdom. However, The Magic Kingdom is part of Disneyworld in Florida, not Disneyland, which is in California.

    • Factual Error: During the blackout, Joey brings over what he refers to as a Hanukkah menorah. Ross makes a Rabbi joke, and Joey says Chandler's Jewish roommate left it. However, this is a Jewish temple menorah, not a Hanukkah menorah.

    • Factual Error: Joey says that the weirdest place he has ever had sex is the women's room on the second floor of the New York City Public Library. However, the bathrooms there are located only on the third floor.

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