The One with the List

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/16/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross must choose between Rachel and Julie and enlists Joey and Chandler's help in making a list of the pros and cons of each. Big mistake. Meanwhile, Monica gets a job making food with a synthetic chocolate substitute called Mockolate.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Lauren Tom


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • James Michael Tyler

    Gunther [uncredited]

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Oct 25, 2009

  • Great

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • Ross & Julie break up.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 25, 2009

  • "Two of them Kissed Last Night"

    By Monica-Geller, May 07, 2007

  • ...

    By Andrew0000, Mar 31, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Chandler: Okay, let's do Julie. What's wrong with her? Ross: She's not Rachel.

    • Rastatter: Our FDA approval didn't come through. Something about laboratory rats. Monica: Oh, gosh, I'm sorry. Rastatter: Yeah, well, anyhow, here is your check. Thank you for all the trouble you went through. Um, listen, you didn't eat a lot of it while you were cooking, did you? Monica: Well, uh, I ate some. Rastatter: Oh, some, that's fine. Some is fine. Some is not a lot. So, it doesn't burn when you pee, does it?

    • Rastatter: Hi, thanks for coming in again. Monica: Oh, not at all. I have no morals and I need the cash. Rastatter: It's like I'm looking in a mirror. Anyway, they're called fishtachios. They taste exactly like pistachios, but they're made primarily of reconstituted fish bits. Here, try one. You're not allergic to anything, are you? Monica: Cat hair. Rastatter: Oh, sorry.

    • Monica: (Answering the phone) Hello? Ross: Hi. Rachel: (To Monica) Is that him again? Tell him I'd come to the phone, but my ankles are weighing me down.

    • Ross: (Climbing up the fire escape) Rach! Whoops! Rach, hey, open up, please! Rachel: (Coldly) When somebody does not buzz you in, Ross, that means go away. That doesn't mean please climb up the fire escape.

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    Notes (6)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Rossův seznam (Ross's List)

    • Michael McKean receives the "And" credit.

    • A break up scene was written for Ross and Julie. The writers decided not to use it, because they were afraid that everyone's hearts would be with Ross and Julie instead of with Ross and Rachel.

    • When NBC told the producers they wanted all the Thursday shows to have a Thanksgiving episode, the writers added the Mockolate storyline to meet the guidelines. Interestingly enough, every other season has had a real complete Thanksgiving episode.

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

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    Trivia (4)

    • Phoebe's Song: "Two of Them Kissed Last Night" There was a girl, we'll call her Betty And a guy, let's call him Neil. Now I can't stress this point too strongly... This story isn't real. (Time lapse) Now our Neil must decide Who will be the girl that he casts aside? Will Betty be the one who he loves truly? Or will it be the one who we'll call... Lulie? He must decide, he must decide, even though I made him up, he must decide!

    • Trivia: Ross has a book about artist Henri Matisse on his coffee table, which you can see towards the end of the episode.

    • Trivia: The radio DJ says "Avery, Michelle's sorry she hit you with her car." Avery Michelle is Marta Kaufman's goddaughter. Her parents are who Carol and Susan were based on.

    • Goof: When Rachel reads the list you can see the back of the paper is blank and then later when she and Ross are at her door he tells her to read the back for Julie's list but the back is blank.

    Allusions (3)

    • Ross: Can't we just use a pen? Chandler: No, Amish boy. The Amish are an Anabaptist Christian denomination found in the U.S.A. and Canada. They are known for forbidding the use of electricity and technology.

    • Chandler: You guys want to play Doom? Doom is a 1993 computer game that established first-person shooting and multi-player gaming.

    • Chandler: I'm telling you this thing won't print. Yes, I pressed that button like a hundred times. You know, for a hot line you're not so hot. What ... what is that in the background? Are you watching Star Trek? Star Trek is a science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

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