The One with the Flashback

Season 3, Ep 6, Aired 10/31/96
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  • Episode Description
  • When Janice asks the gang if any of them have ever slept together, the friends flash back to a time three years before.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Michele Maika


  • Marissa Ribisi


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • "Ten bucks says, I never see that woman again in my life." - Monica

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 05, 2008

  • what happened before the show started

    By seriesguy3998, Aug 14, 2009

  • Everyone almost did it.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 31, 2009

  • laugh from start to finish

    By xkelly123x, Jul 07, 2008

  • A different perspective of our FRIENDS

    By super_friend21, Mar 22, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Chandler: I'm never gonna find a roommate, ever.
      Phoebe: Why, nobody good?
      Chandler: Well let's see, there was the guy with the ferrets. That's plural. The spitter. Oh, and the guy who enjoyed my name so much he felt the need to make a little noise every time he said it. "Nice to meet you Chandler Bing, BING!" "Great apartment Chandler Bing, BING!"
      Ross: So how many more do you have tomorrow?
      Chandler: Two. This photographer, who seemed really dull. And this actor guy, who I'm not sure about, because when he called and I answered the phone "Chandler Bing," he said "Whoa, short message."

    • Ross: (About Carol) Maybe this wouldn't have happened if I'd been more nurturing, or I'd paid more attention, or I had a uterus.

    • Phoebe: Do you know that I couldn't sleep for, like, a month because I got a dot of ink on one of the sofa cushions? Monica: Well, you could have just turned the cushion over. Phoebe: I would have, except I had a big spaghetti stain on the other side. Monica: What?! Phoebe: See, this is what I'm talking about. I need to live in a land where people can spill! Monica: You can spill . . . in the sink.

    • Rachel: Excuse me. Hello. My friend ordered an onion, not an olive, and I ordered a rum and Diet Coke, which I don't think this is. Waitress: I am so sorry. Rachel: That's all right. (To her friends) I mean, how hard is it to get a couple of drinks right, huh?

    • Janice: Who of the six of you has slept with who of the six of you? Phoebe: Wow, it's like a dirty math problem.

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    Notes (7)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Vzpom√≠nky (Memories)

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

    • Maggie Wheeler receives the "And" credit.

    • Marissa Ribisi is the sister of Giovanni Ribisi, who has a recurring role of Phoebe's half-brother Frank Jr.

    • The writers originally wrote this episode to see whether the audience would be open to a relationship between Chandler and Rachel but the idea was dropped when the audience did not respond well.

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    Trivia (11)

    • Continuity: In all the season 1 episodes, you see a shelf system in between the fridge and the wall in the guys' apartment. This is missing in this episode which takes place before the first season.

    • Goof: When Rachel comes back into the bar at the end of the episode, although he's in shadow you can see that Chandler has shaved his beard. Although technically as it's a day dream it could be what Rachel prefers...

    • Trivia: Rachel's friend Kiki, played by Michele Maika, also appeared in "The One With George Stephanopoulos".

    • Continuity: In "The One with the Blackout" Phoebe mentions that she was the last one to know when Monica had a crush on Joey when he was moving in and Joey looks surprised. But it's pretty obvious in the flashback that Monica is attracted to Joey, even if she does only invite him in for lemonade.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Joey says that he's "okay with the whole gay thing" when he meets Chandler. However, in "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" Joey says he didn't think Chandler was gay when they first met.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Rachel: Don't say anything. I don't wanna speak. I don't wanna think. I just want you to take me and kiss me and make love to me right here right now. (Rachel hits the jukebox and the music starts playing). On the TV show Happy Days, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli would hit the jukebox to make the music play.

    • Chandler: So, uh, what are you watching? Joey: Baywatch. Chandler: What's it about? Joey: Lifeguards. Chandler: Well, it sounds kind of stu--. Who's she? Joey: Nicole Eggert. We like her. Baywatch was a popular American television series about the lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of California. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baywatch is the most watched TV show in the world of all time. Nicole Eggert is an American actress who jumped to fame with her role as Summer Quinn on Baywatch.

    • Monica: (Referring to Rachel's wedding ring) You can't even see where the Titanic hit it! The Titanic was supposed to be an unsinkable liner but struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Its fate has been turned into an Academy Award-winning film Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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