Friends

The One with the Ring

Season 6, Ep 23, Aired 5/11/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Chandler and Phoebe shop for a ring for Monica. Chandler finds the perfect one but Phoebe accidentally lets it get away. Rachel wants Paul to open up, but he opens up a bit too much. Ross and Joey think that Chandler's mad at them because he's preoccupied with the ring.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Brian Dunkleman

    The Customer

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Oliver Muirhead

    The Jeweler

  • Janet S. Blake

    Jeweler #2

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • The Bruce Willis arc ends.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 13, 2009

  • "After this, we should solve crimes." - Phoebe

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 05, 2008

  • a good episode

    By simpfan90210, Apr 27, 2007

  • For every episode, there is usually one reason I look forward to watching it. In this episode, it was to see Phoebe hold the Civil War musket.

    By friendsrulez, Apr 23, 2007

  • The proposal is imminent

    By super_friend21, Apr 05, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Paul: I miss my dad. Chandler: Well, you can always see my dad in Vegas, kissing other dads.

    • Chandler: (Looking at rings in a catalogue) It's just so confusing. Should I get her a Tiffany-cut, or a princess-cut, or... Ow! Paper cut!

    • Joey: (To Ross) From now on it's going to be Joey and Ross, best friends! We're gonna be the new Joey and Chandler!

    • Paul: Chandler, did your father ever hug you? Chandler: No, did he hug you?!

    • Phoebe: Do you have anything in here for $10? Jeweler: Uh, yes. I have these two, rather beautiful, five dollar bills. Phoebe: I'll give you one dollar for them.

    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Prsten (Ring)

    • This is the final appearance of Bruce Willis as Paul Stevens. Paul was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • Bruce Willis donated his guest star salary.

    • Bruce Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work as Paul Stevens.

    • This episode runs 24:39 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When Joey and Ross are in the coffeehouse talking about how they are going to be best friends, Joey points to Ross when he says Joey, and he points to himself when he says Ross.

    • Magna Doodle: Rachel call D'ward St. George This is a reference to Edward St. George, a hair stylist on the set of Friends at that time.

    • Trivia: Joey speaks a rather familiar line in this episode when Paul hugs him. He says, "Paul, is it?" Chandler says that exact same thing when they meet Monica's date Paul in "The One Where Monica gets a Roommate."

    • Trivia: Monica appears in only one small scene in this episode, where she barely even speaks three lines.

    Allusions (1)

    • Phoebe: Yeah, it's a restaurant...(Thinking)...it's....The Rainbow something. Chandler: Rainbow Room? Phoebe: Nope. Chandler: Rainbow Grill? Phoebe: Nope. Chandler: Somewhere Over the....? Phoebe: (Thinking) L'Espace. Chandler: Rainbow L'Espace! Phoebe: No, just L'Espace. This is an allusion to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," the theme song from the movie The Wizard of Oz which was made famous by actress Judy Garland.

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