The One with the List

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Phoebe: I... I cannot believe Ross even made this list. What a dinkus. Joey: Hey, cut him some slack. It was Chandler's idea. Phoebe: What? Monica: What? Chandler: Oh good, I was hoping that would come up. Monica: This was your idea? Phoebe: What were you thinking? Chandler: (Squirming) All right, let's get some perspective here, okay? These things, they happen for a reason. Monica: Yeah. You! Chandler: All right, Pheebs, back me up here, okay? You believe in that karma crap, don't you? Phoebe: Yeah. By the way, good luck in your next life as a dung beetle.

  • Ross: It's always been you, Rach.

  • Monica: How about "Mockolate mousse?" Phoebe: It's not, it's not very Thanksgiving-y. Monica: Okay, how about "Pilgrim Mockolate mousse?" Phoebe: What makes it pilgrim? Monica: We'll put buckles on it.

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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).

  • Music: "With or Without You" by U2 "In My Room" by Grant Lee Buffalo

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.