The One with the Ride Along

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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?!

  • Monica (about Emily's message): What if Ross hears that and calls her back and they get back together? I mean, is that what you want? Ross back with that controlling neurotic, crazy, Emily? The Emily that wouldn't let him see you? Rachel (gasps): Noooo. Oh, no, no. God, no! He should not get back together with her. I mean, I know that, you know that. Even Ross knows that. But that still doesn't give us the right to erase his message. Monica: Look, I'm his sister and I love him. I don't want to see him get hurt. I mean, doesn't that give me the right to control-- Help him? Rachel: I don't think he's the one who needs help. Monica: Okay, look, she's obviously unstable. I mean, she's thinking about running out on her wedding day. (Rachel gives her a look) Okay, fine. But look at the position she's putting him in. And what's he gonna do? Like Ross is gonna run over there on the wedding day and break up the marriage? Who would do that? (Rachel gives her a look) Okay, fine. But, you know, that's different. Although it did involve a lot of the same people.

  • Rachel: Hey, hey it's okay. How about I fix you a drink? Maybe a margarita? Monica: Ross has the blender. Oh, everything is just falling apart. Rachel: No, honey, it's okay, I'll go to Ross' and get the blender. You get all the margarita stuff ready. Monica: Alright. His keys are in the drawer. You know what, also, I need some cash. Rachel: Okay, do you want me to stop at the ATM? Monica: No, while you're at Ross' if you see nay laying around. Rachel: What? Monica: What? I- I don't do that.

  • Chandler: (Sniffing) This sandwich does smell good. Joey: Did I tell you to smell my sandwich? Chandler: I can't smell your sandwich? Joey: No! Half of the taste is in the smell! You're sucking up all the taste units! Chandler: Okay, I'll give them back... (Exhales)

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Notes (5)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: VĆ½jezd 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.