The One with the Ride Along

Season 5, Ep 20, Aired 4/29/99
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  • Episode Description
  • As the date for Emily's remarriage draws closer, the group tries to keep Ross distracted. As a result, Ross and the other guys get invited to take a ride along with Gary. However, when they hear a gun shot, Joey throws himself over Ross, which makes Chandler jealous.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Michael Rapaport


  • Helen Baxendale

    Emily Waltham [voice]

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Emily returns!?

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 10, 2009

  • a very funny installment

    By simpfan90210, Apr 27, 2007

  • ...

    By Andrew0000, Apr 16, 2007

  • Emily's remarriage draws closer. Ross and the other guys get invited to go on a rode trip with Gary.

    By Black_Grace, Mar 03, 2007

  • this episode is insane joey dives to save a sandwich

    By livinginlyoko, Jan 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Ross: I know where Joey would be. He'd be down in the foxhole protecting all of us. Chandler: Yeah, if the foxhole was lined with sandwiches. Joey: Yeah, hero sandwiches. Phoebe: Now you all know that I'm a pacifist, so I'm not interested in war in any way. But you know when the revolution comes I will have to destroy you all. Not you, Joey.

    • Ross: Hey, was Monica here? Rachel: Yeah. Ross: Yeah, I want my money back. Rachel: Yeah, you probably need that for stamps, right?

    • Rachel (about Emily's message): Now, that was a good thing that I told you, right? Ross: Yeah. Yes! Of course! Rachel: Okay, thank you. Thank you. Because-- Alright, I'm just gonna go tell Monica I was right. Because you know, she didn't want-- Not important. Point is, I was right. Your decision. Okay? I was right. Your decision. Ross: Right. I- I guess I should call Emily. Rachel: No, no, that's not the right decision. Th-That's not right.

    • Ross: Rach, what are you doing here? Rachel: Hey, you know what? You are in our apartment all the time! This is just a drop in the bucket, mister!

    • (Monica & Rachel are listening to Ross leave a message on his machine) Ross: Hey, Ross, it's you. I just want you to remember this feeling. You are lucky to be alive and live everyday to the fullest. And love yourself, okay? Okay. And also get stamps. Bye. Monica: Wow. Just play that message for Emily and this whole problem goes away. Rachel: Right?!

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: VĂ˝jezd s poldou (Ride Along with a Cop)

    • This is the final episode with Helen Baxendale as Emily. However, since this episode was just a voice-over, her final appearance was actually in "The One with the Yeti." Emily was in 14 episodes of Friends.

    • Helen Baxendale is credited as a "Special Guest Caller."

    • Music: The theme song from Ironside by Quincy Jones

    • This episode runs 23:08 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is an extra scene at Ross's apartment where Rachel is trying to recreate the message she deleted from Emily.

    Trivia (5)

    • Goof: In the car Chandler says "It is starting to get dark out there." However, the lighting shows that is already dark. Furthermore, the previous scene shows the city at night.

    • Goof: When Rachel "breaks" Ross's ornament, the ornament is already in two before hitting the ground.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a face

    • Goof: In the scene where Rachel tells Ross that Emily called, we see the glue on the side table which Rachel used to fix Ross' horn display standing on its base, and then laying down, and then on its base again.

    • Trivia: When Rachel and Monica are listening to Ross's answering machine, they use each others catchphrases. Monica says "Noooooo" and Rachel says "I know!"

    Allusions (3)

    • Ross: Hey, Gary. Who am I? Phone home. Ross is referring to the Steven Spielberg classic, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

    • Gary: Anyone want to meet a hero? Phoebe: John Glenn is here? John Glenn is a former astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. He returned to space on a 1998 flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery when he was 77, setting another record as the oldest American to go into space.

    • Joey: What's up with that, Serpico? Serpico is a 1973 movie that stars Al Pacino as Frank Serpico, a New York police officer who goes against his fellow officers to expose widespread corruption on the force.

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