Friends

The One with the Prom Video

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/1/96
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  • Episode Description
  • After getting his big break, with Days of Our Lives, Joey pays Chandler back with $812 and an extremely tacky bracelet. Also, an unemployed Monica is hard up for money. And Monica and Rachel's prom video reveals Monica's former girth, Rachel's former nose and the way Ross has always felt about Rachel. This video brings Rachel to forgive Ross for the list.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Bower

    Roy Gublick

  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Elliott Gould

    Jack Geller

  • Christina Pickles

    Judy Geller

  • Patrick Kerr

    The Manager

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • The resolution to the fallout from Ross's list and one of the top five greatest episodes, IMO. A+ for Ross/Rachel-shippers.

    By tripllle, Apr 08, 2009

  • One of the sweetest episodes in TV history!

    By ArielManto, May 23, 2009

  • R&R get back together.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 27, 2009

  • Awesome

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • Joey pays Chandler with some interesting gifts. Ross is still pining for Rachel, who's trying to move on. Monica's still out of a job and meets with her parents to borrow money. They bring her a box of random items, including an old prom vid

    By bd2007, Jul 27, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Joey: If you hated the bracelet so much Chandler, you should have just said so. Chandler: Well, doesn't the fact that I wore the bracelet even though I hated it say something about our friendship and how much it means to me? Joey: What about the fact that you insulted the bracelet and you made fun of me? Chandler: Okay, well, that's the part where I'm a wank.

    • Phoebe: (About Ross's chances to date Rachel) Hang in there, it's gonna happen. Ross: Okay, now how do you know that? Phoebe: Because she's your lobster.

    • Ross: Here you go. You can pay me back whenever you like. Monica: You have dinosaur checks? Ross: Yeah, yeah. I mean, you get your money and you learn a little something. What's wrong with that? Monica: Nothing, nothing. Hey you're a cheapasaurus. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Thank you, I'm very grateful.

    • Ross: Hey guys. Judy: Hi, darling. Where's my grandson? You didn't bring him? Ross: No, he's at, uh, Carol's and Susan's today. Jack: A woman in my office is a lesbian. I'm just saying.

    • Ross: (To Phoebe, about Rachel talking to another guy) Would you look at that guy? I mean how long has he been talking to her? It's like, back off buddy, she's a waitress not a geisha.

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    Notes (10)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Domácí video (Home Video)

    • In a 2004 Entertainment Weekly interview, David Schwimmer said this was his favorite episode because of the comedic and emotional origins of the Ross and Rachel relationship, as well as the exchange between Monica and Chandler as she defends her weight on the video.

    • Elliot Gould ("Jack Geller") is credited as a "Special Appearance."

    • Christina Pickles ("Judy Geller") received the "And" credit.

    • In filming this episode, Monica's prom date, played by Michael Bower, was 20 years old, while Courteney Cox was 31.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Goof: When Roy walks out the room and says "I'm gonna kick Chip's ass," a man with a boom mic is briefly visible behind him.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Monica's parents take her belongings to her apartment, so they can turn her bedroom into a gym. However, in "The One Where Rosita Dies", her belongings are stored in her parent's garage.

    • Continuity: Chandler seems incredulous at Ross's statement that he's going to spend the summer "working on his music." Since this is the end of Ross and Chandler's freshman year in college, Ross and Chandler have already started their band and talked about it in "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks".

    • Goof: When Monica turns off the prom video, the reflection on the TV shows her getting up. But in the next scene she is sitting down.

    • Continuity: Joey was surprised that Monica was fat in high school, but he has already seen fat Monica in her yearbook in "The One Where the Monkey Gets Away".

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    Allusions (10)

    • Monica: You know, Roy saw Star Wars 317 times. His name was in the paper. Star Wars is an epic science fiction-fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the late 1970s.

    • Jack Gellar: You know, that Steffi Graf has quite a tush. I'm just saying! It's right there. Steffi Graf is a former World No. 1 ranked female tennis player from Germany. She is generally considered to be one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.

    • Chandler: Hey, man. We were just doing some impressions over here. Do your Marcel Marceau. (Joey walks away silently.) That's actually pretty good. Marcel Marceau is one of the most popular mimes world-wide.

    • Phoebe: No, it's fun. It's fun. It's kinda like knowing one of the Gabor sisters. The Gabor sisters are three famous Hungarian actresses named Magda, Zsa Zsa, and Eva. Their claim to fame is that of serial matrimony. They have been married six, eight, and five times respectively.

    • Ross: And how do we spell Casey? Is it like "at the bat" or "and the Sunshine Band"? Casey at the Bat is a poem on the subject of baseball, written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. KC & the Sunshine Band is an American musical group.

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