The One with the Lesbian Wedding

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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!

  • Phoebe: (About being behind schedule) Monica, how did this happen? I thought you had this all planned out. Monica: Do you want me to cry? Is that what you want? Do you wanna see me cry? Phoebe: Sir! No sir!

  • Mrs Green: (About smoking pot) That's fine. I never did it. I just thought I might. So, what's new in sex? Rachel: Oh! What's new in sex?

  • Mrs. Green: This is so much fun, just the girls. You know what we should do? Does anybody have any marijuana? Rachel: God! Monica: All right, look, nobody's smoking pot around all this food.

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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.

  • Rachel: (After hearing that her mother wants to be more like her by getting a divorce) Well, couldn't she just have copied my haircut? Jennifer Aniston's (Rachel's) haircut was one of the most copied haircuts in the world at the time.