The One with the Lesbian Wedding

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 1/18/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross's ex and her lesbian lover tie the knot, providing Monica with a job: catering the wedding. Phoebe is possessed by the spirit of an eighty-two year old massage client who dies in the middle of a session. Rachel's mom comes to visit and drops a bombshell.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Phil Leeds

    Mr. Adelman

  • Jane Sibbett

    Carol Willick

  • Candice Gingrich

    The Minister

  • Jessica Hecht

    Susan Bunch

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Ross's ex-wife is marrying her girlfriend, which provides a job for Monica. Phoebe finds herself possessed by an dead client, and Rachel's mom drops by and reveals a big secret.

    By johndoe70, Mar 28, 2010

  • Good

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • Carol & Susan get married.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 25, 2009

  • "Butterstoch? No? You'll be sorry later."

    By Monica-Geller, May 08, 2007

  • chandler is so funny

    By xkelly123x, Jan 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • Carol: I mean, I knew they were having trouble with this whole thing, but they're my parents. They're supposed to give me away and everything. Ross: It's okay. I'm sorry. Carol: And then Susan and I got in this big fight because I said maybe we should call off the wedding, and she said we weren't doing it for them, we were doing it for us, and if I couldn't see that, then maybe we should call off the wedding. I don't know what to do. Ross: I... uh... can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I think Susan's right. Carol: You do? Ross: Look, do you love her? And you don't have to be too emphatic about this. Carol: Of course I do.

    • Susan: You want to dance? Ross: No, that's fine. Susan: Come on. I'll let you lead. Ross: Okay.

    • Joey: (About Carol and Susan's wedding) Are you really not going? Ross: I am really not going. I don't get it. They already live together, why do they need to get married? Monica: They love each other, and they wanna celebrate that love with the people that are close with them. Ross: If you wanna call that a reason.

    • Carol: (About Susan) We're... getting married. Ross: As in, "I now pronounce you wife and wife" married? Carol: Anyway, we'd like you to come, but we totally understand if you don't want to. Ross: Why wouldn't I want to come? I had fun at the first wedding.

    • Monica: Joey, speed it up! Joey: I'm sorry, it's the pigs. they're reluctant to get in the blankets!

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Neočekávaná svatba (Unexpected Wedding)

    • This is the first appearance of Marlo Thomas as Sandra Green. Sandra was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • Music: "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra

    • This episode runs 24:30 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is additional dialogue between Rachel and her mother arguing over her mother's divorce.

    • Marlo Thomas received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in this episode.

    Trivia (5)

    • Factual Error: Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the state of New York until 2011.

    • Friends is set in New York City. Joey was a cast member in Days of Our Lives, which is filmed in Los Angeles. Yet somehow Joey auditioned and films in NYC.

    • Goof: When Susan asks Ross to dance, she says that he can lead. As they begin dancing, however, she assumes the traditional male position, her left hand holding his right, her right hand on his waist. Furthermore, when the camera switches angles, Ross is suddenly leading.

    • Goof: When Monica is talking to Ross about Carol and Susan's wedding, Chandler is looking for something on the freezer. Then he puts his hands into his pants pockets. However, when the camera angle changes and he starts to sing, his hands are no longer in his pockets.

    • Factual Error: Days of our Lives films in Burbank, California but Joey lives in New York City.

    Allusions (6)

    • Joey: It just seems so futile. You know? All these women, and nothing! I feel like Superman without my powers, you know? I have the cape, and yet I cannot fly. Superman is a comic book superhero, originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.

    • Phoebe: (Possessed by Mrs. Adelman) I know who it is you remind me of. Evelyn Durmer. Course that's before she got the lousy face-lift. Now she looks like Soupy Sales. Joey: Pheebs, who's Evelyn Durmer? Phoebe: (As herself) I don't know. Who's Soupy Sales? Soupy Sales is an American comedian and actor, who was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • Phoebe: (Possessed by Mrs. Adelman) Talk about crap. Try listening to Stella Neidman tell the story about her and Rod Steiger for the hundredth time. Rod Steiger was an American Academy Award-winning actor.

    • Chandler: (Singing to Ross) Who's the bitterest man in the living room? The bitterest man in the living room? Hi, neighbor. Chandler is imitating Fred Rogers performing the theme song from the children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood , although he has altered the lyrics.

    • Chandler: Well, of course, lambs are scarier. Otherwise the movie would've been called Silence of the Ducks. The Silence of the Lambs is a thriller film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodi Foster, about the fictional cannibal Hannibal Lector, who helps FBI-agent Clarice Starling to find another serial murderer.

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