The One with the Flashback

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Joey: Don't worry, I'm totally okay with the gay thing. Chandler: What gay thing? Joey: Uh, just... you know, the whole people being gay... thing... totally cool with it.

  • Monica: Ross, foot on the floor, or come over no more.

  • Janice: I'm sorry, I find it hard to believe that a group of people that spend this much time together as you guys do, have never bumped uglies.

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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.

  • This episode runs 23:35 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • Music: "Time of the Season" by The Zombies "Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company

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.

  • Continuity: In "The One with the East German Laundry Detergent" Rachel says that she can't even send back soup. But in this episode, she sends back two drinks. This may be because of the personality change she has undergone since she first arrived.

  • Goof: When Ross and Phoebe are on the pool table, Phoebe lies down and the 9 ball is next to her left shoulder. When the shot cuts closer, it changes to the 13 ball. Then the shot cuts back and it's the 9 ball again.

  • Goof: When Ross is talking to Phoebe in the bar, he puts shot glasses on the bar in groups. When the camera switches angles they're in a straight line, and then they're in groups again.

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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.