The One with the Morning After (2)

Season 3, Ep 16, Aired 2/20/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross tries to prevent Rachel from learning that he slept with Chloe, the copy store employee. When she finds out anyway and they go back to her apartment and have a fight, the other four friends are trapped in Monica's bedroom, forced to listen in as Rachel decides to break up with Ross.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • James Michael Tyler


  • Angela Featherstone


  • Maury Ginsberg


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • Totally predictable! I excpected more from the show with such reputation!

    By McRazor, Jun 18, 2006

  • Great

    By seriesguy3998, Aug 01, 2009

  • Ross & Rachel break up for real.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jun 02, 2009

  • Perfect

    By dillonpickle, Nov 26, 2008

  • Has to be one of the best episodes of the series.

    By lozza1525, Sep 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (31)

    • Ross: Look, I did a terrible, stupid, stupid thing and I'm sorry. I wish I could take it back but I can't. I just can't see us throwing away something so damn good. Rachel, I love you so much. (Ross puts his head on her shoulder and tries to kiss her) Rachel: No, Ross, don't. You can't just kiss me and think you're gonna make this all go away. It doesn't work that way. It doesn't just make it better. Ross: Okay, okay. Rachel: I think you should go. Ross: What? Rachel: I really think you need to go now.

    • Ross: You know, I'm not the one who wanted that break. You're the one who bailed on us. You're the one that-- that ran the moment things got just little rough. Rachel: That-- that's... Ross: That's what? Rachel: That's neither here nor there.

    • Ross: Look, Rachel, I'm sorry, okay? I was out of my mind. I thought I'd lost you, I didn't know what to do. C'mon, c'mon, how insane was I to do something like this, huh? I don't cheat. That's not me. I'm not Joey. Joey (listening from Monica's room): Whoa. (they all give him a look) Yeah, okay.

    • Rachel: God! And to hear about it from Gunther. Ross: C'mon, like I wanted him to tell you. I ran all over the place trying to make sure that didn't happen. Rachel (sarcastically): Oh, that is so sweet. I think I'm falling in love with you all over again.

    • Joey: You know what? I don't think we should listen to this anymore. Monica: Wait, what are you doing? You can't go out there. Joey: Why not? I'm hungry. Monica: Because then they'll know we've been listening.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Den poté (The Day After)

    • This is one of the few two-part episodes. These episodes were originally aired in their entirety, but written to be aired separately in syndication. These episodes are: "The One with Two Parts (1)" "The One with Two Parts (2)" "The One After the Super Bowl (1)" "The One After the Super Bowl (2)" "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1)" "The One with the Morning After (2)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (2)" "The One In Vegas (1)" "The One In Vegas (2)" "The One with Rachel's Sister (1)" "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)" "The One That Could Have Been (1)" "The One That Could Have Been (2)" "The One with the Proposal (1)" "The One with the Proposal (2)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)" "The One in Barbados (1)" "The One in Barbados (2)" "The Last One (1)" "The Last One (2)"

    • Both Jennifer Aniston (Rachel) and David Schwimmer (Ross) cried for real while filming this episode.

    • This episode runs 23:31 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (9)

    • When Phoebe, Monica, Joey and Chandler are trapped in Monica's room during Ross and Rachel's fight Phoebe calls her massage place to ask someone to take her 9 o'clock appointment. It is strange that a massage place would be open at 9pm.

    • Trivia: When Ross says "Now were in a tough spot again" to Rachel, he is referring to the events that happened in the season 2 episode "The One with the List."

    • When Monica and Phoebe are pulling the wax strips off each others legs, you can tell that its not really waxed on since the paper is not fully stuck to their legs. The actors probably used water as it would hurt to actually have to wax the same leg every take.

    • Goof: When Rachel orders the pizza she asks for extra anchovies but when we cut to the box of the pizza, the slice that is left is obviously plain cheese. Rachel asked for some anchovies on top and some in the sauce.

    • Trivia: Monica's catchphrase "I know!" is heard for the first time in this episode.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Chandler: (To Joey) Okay, Tin Man. The Tin Man (also known as The Tin Woodman) is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. He is characterized by his lack of a heart and emotions.

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