The One with the Invitations

Season 4, Ep 21, Aired 4/23/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross and Emily discuss who to invite to their wedding. He wants to invite Rachel while Emily thinks it's odd. Ross sends her an invitation anyway. The gang receives their invitations, all except for Chandler, as they reminisce about Ross and Rachel's up-and-down relationship. However, a very pregnant Phoebe can't go. Rachel wrestles with the idea of going to the wedding and after deciding against it, breaks down and cries on Monica's shoulder.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • A great first flashback episode.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 12, 2008

  • Another Ross romance destined to be doomed.

    By melindakw, Mar 15, 2008

  • Oh no. Maybe the worst episode of Friends...

    By SHUCKLEMAN, Jan 28, 2008

  • Emily and Ross discuss who to invite to their wedding. Ross wants to invite Rachel and Emily thinks it is odd. Phoebe can't go to the wedding and Rachel decides to stay with Phoebe.

    By Black_Grace, Feb 08, 2007

  • Not a good episode.

    By Kahlan14, Aug 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Joey: What are we doing? Chandler: Wasting our lives. Joey: I meant for lunch. Chandler: We have to do something. Okay. Something huge! Joey: We could climb Mt. Everest. Chandler: No, no. Not something stupid. Something huge!

    • Chandler: You know what? It seems like all of a sudden, so much is happening. Joey: I know. Ross is getting married. Chandler: Phoebe's making people. Joey: Everybody's doing stuff. Chandler: We just sit here. I mean, if I died, the only way people would even know that I was here would be by the ass print on this chair!

    • Monica: No! You're really not going? Rachel: Yeah. It's just gonna be too hard. You know? I mean, it's Ross. How can I watch him get married?

    • Chandler: It'd be nice to leave an ass-print on Mount Everest.

    • Rachel: I'm fine. I'm happy for him, really, I'm ... I'll work on it.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Pozvání na svatbu (Invitation to the Wedding)

    • Music: "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak

    • Clip Show #1.

    • This episode runs 22:33 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (3)

    • During a flashback when Ross and Rachel are in bed and they had gotten back together after their break, Ross screams out "We were on a break!" and we see him screaming this in the bedroom. In the actual episode, we only hear his voice screaming the words, while the audience sees the main room of Monica's apartment.

    • Goof: When Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler and Joey get their wedding invitations, in one shot you can clearly see Phoebe's full address displayed on the envelope. But in another shot it just says "Phoebe Buffay" on the envelope. As well as that, if it only had "Phoebe Buffay" written on the envelope, it would have been impossible for it to arrive by mail.

    • Continuity: On the wedding invitation that Ross sends Rachel, the envelope is addressed to "Rachel Greene."

    Allusions (2)

    • Joey: Lookin' good Mr. Kotter. This is a reference to the tv show Welcome Back, Kotter.

    • Joey: And while we're at the video store, you know what else we could rent? Die Hard! Die Hard is a Hollywood action film released in 1988 starring Bruce Willis. It has been mentioned in several episodes that Die Hard is the guys' favorite movie.

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