The One with the Joke

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (9)

  • Chandler: (To Joey) I think it's great that you work here. You're gonna make a lot of money and here's your first tip: Don't eat yellow snow.

  • Rachel: We are very sorry to tell you this, but you, Phoebe, are flaky. Monica: Ha! Phoebe: That's true. I am flaky. Rachel: So, what? You're just okay with being flaky? Phoebe: Yeah, totally. Monica: Well, then I'm okay with being high-maintenance. Rachel: Yeah, and I am okay with being a pushover. Phoebe: That's great. Good for you guys! Monica: I am not high-maintenance! Rachel: I am not a pushover! Phoebe: Who said you were? Rachel & Monica: You did! Phoebe: I'm flaky. I'll say anything.

  • Monica: Did you hear something? Chandler: Maybe it's the sound of Ross climbing into my brain and stealing my thoughts.

  • Rachel: I'm not a pushover! Phoebe: Rachel, that's my seat. Rachel: Oh, I'm sorry.

  • Monica: That joke is bad, all right. You two should be ashamed for giving to the world a joke that bad. Okay? The joke sucks! (Pause) Ross: Your joke- Chandler: Is not!

  • Ross: My joke- Chandler: Mine! Chandler: My joke- Ross: Mine! Ross: My joke- Chandler: Mine!

  • Chandler: Hey buddy boy, how'd the audition go? Joey: Not good. I didn't get the part. And I lost my job here. Phoebe: That IS a bad audition.

  • Joey: I was an actor, and now I'm a waiter. It's supposed to go in the other direction. Chandler: So is your apron, you're wearing it like a cape.

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Notes (2)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Vtip (Joke)

  • This episode runs 22:08 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (5)

  • Continuity: In suggesting that Joey work at Central Perk, Gunther says, among other things, that the money's good. In Season 1's "The One with George Stephanopoulos", however, when Rachel receives her first paycheck from Central Perk and the friends see how little it is, they immediately start reaching for tip money.

  • Goof: When Rachel turns away from Gunther, she pulls her sleeves above her elbows. When the camera angle changes, they are below her elbows.

  • Goof: Ross gives the Playboy to Joey and Joey brings it to his apartment. But in the next scene, the magazine is in Monica's apartment.

  • Goof: When Joey and Chandler are talking about money, Joey picks up the Playboy saying Ross gave him reading material and sets it down on the counter. But when the camera angle changes, the magazine has moved farther down the counter.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a man and a deer

Allusions (4)

  • Ross: Your joke? Well, I think the Hef would disagree, which is why he sent me a check for one hundred dollars. Hugh Hefner, also referred to as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy Enterprises. This icon for bachelors now has his own reality show called The Girls Next Door.

  • Ross: You know, "Barracuda" was the first song I learned to play on the keyboard. "Barracuda" is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released in 1977 as the first single from the band's second album Little Queen.

  • Chandler: Dude, you have got to turn on Behind the Music. The band Heart is having a really tough time, and I think they may break up. Behind the Music, a VH1 "Rockumentary," chronicles the personal lives of many popular music groups. Heart is an American rock band that rose to fame in the 1970s. For your information, Chandler was wrong, they are still together.

  • Phoebe: I didn't know Playboy printed jokes. Ross: Oh yeah. Jokes, interviews, hard-hitting journalism. It's not just about the pictures. Monica: That didn't work on Mom, and it's not going to work on us. Playboy is a popular American men's magazine founded in 1953. As well as jokes and the obvious photographs of nude women, it features various articles on fashion, sports, consumer goods, and public figures. "I only read it for the articles" is a common justification for reading Playboy.