The One with the Proposal (1)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (7)

  • Mr. Thompson: Nice to see you Rachel. So glad you brought someone. Rachel: Someone? I brought people. Mr. Thompson, this is Phoebe. Phoebe, this is Mr. Thompson. He's the head of my department. And I also brought my friend Joey. Joey: Shrimp toast! Rachel: You know, I don't know where he is.

  • Richard: (To Monica, about Chandler) If you say he's straight, I'll believe you.

  • Monica: I see you got your mustache back. Richard: Well, my nose got lonely.

  • Joey: (About Chandler proposing to Monica) You're gonna mess it up. Let me do it. Chandler: I'm not going to mess it up. Phoebe: If she says no, can I have the ring? Chandler: She's not gonna say no. Phoebe: If. Chandler: Sure. Rachel: What about me? I want it too. Chandler: She's not gonna say no. Phoebe: I'll let you borrow it.

  • Chandler: (To Ross) Hey, you have to forget about Elizabeth! I mean, if you're not careful you might not get married at all this year!

  • Chandler: (Practicing proposing) Will you marry me? Will you marry me? Hey you marry me!

  • Monica: I thought you were going out with Elizabeth tonight! Ross: Well, I was, but she was a little busy with a water balloon fight. Monica: Oh, Ross, sometimes grownups have commitments they just can't get out of!

Notes (6)

  • This is the final appearance of Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth Stevens. Elizabeth was in 5 episodes of Friends.

  • 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)"

  • Tom Selleck received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in this episode.

  • The writers originally intended for Ross to discover that Elizabeth was pregnant in this episode. Ross would discover after their baby was born that it wasn't his. This idea was scrapped as writers didn't want to put viewers through an entire pregnancy that would later prove to have nothing to do with the central characters.

  • This episode runs 22:42 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series (Stephen Prime).

Trivia (8)

  • Goof: After Elizabeth throws the water baloons at Ross, he is seen walking away and behind him you can see the feet of someone standing on a ledge, most likely from a boom operator.

  • Continuity: During the scene with the water balloon fight, the water spots on Ross's clothes change places between shots.

  • Goof: When Ross arrives at Elizabeth's apartment, he's wearing a suit and takes the jacket off. When he's seen outside in the street after breaking up with her, he doesn't have the suit jacket. It would be strange for him not to take the jacket of what he claimed was a very expensive suit.

  • Trivia: In the beginning of this episode, Ross says about Chandler's ring, "It's beautiful," and Rachel replies, "You would know, you've bought like a billion of them." This is the same line that Phoebe says in the tag scene from the previous episode.

  • Trivia: The story that Monica and Dr. Burke are telling at the restaurant happened in "The One Where Joey Moves Out".

  • Continuity: Monica says to Richard, "I see you got your mustache back." Monica already knows this because the last time she saw Richard was just before "The One In Vegas (1)". Monica says to Phoebe, "You know, the tall guy, mustache."

  • Goof: When Monica, Chandler and Joey are sitting on the couch in Central Perk towards the end of the episode, Monica's hair changes with different camera angles. When she is seen from the side there is a large piece of hair in front of her left ear. When she is seen from the front, the piece is pushed behind her ear.

  • Goof: In the scene at the restaurant, the amount of champagne in Chandler's glass changes between shots.

Allusions (1)

  • Richard: In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. This quote is from "On Friendship" by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese American poet and writer.