The One with the Routine

Season 6, Ep 10, Aired 12/16/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Joey is beginning to like Janine more. She gets an invitation to dance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and invites Joey, Monica and Ross to join her. Monica and Ross are a little too happy about this, as it gives them a chance to finally use their "routine." While Monica is at the taping, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler search for their Christmas presents.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Elle MacPherson

    Janine Lecroix

  • Lex Medlin

    The Tall Guy

  • James Michael Tyler


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Excellent!

    By seriesguy3998, Dec 20, 2009

  • The sixth Christmas.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 08, 2009

  • Joey is beginning to like Janine more. She gets an invitation to dance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and invites Joey, Monica and Ross to join her. Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler search for their Christmas presents.

    By Black_Grace, Mar 20, 2007

  • Great episode!

    By aspettig, Jan 31, 2007

  • Brilliant!

    By andylt, Apr 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Joey: Okay, now listen up. I've been on sets before, so let me give you a little advice, alright? It's a show, but we're just dancing, okay? It's no big deal. Important thing to remember, stay cool. Ross: Got it! (Walks onto the set) Oh, my God! It's just like I dreamed it!

    • Monica: We are going to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve! Ross: Oh, my God! Monica: Oh, my God! Chandler: (To Rachel) Oh, my God!

    • Rachel: Well, that's a lot better than Ross trying to kiss me in high school and saying that he did it because he needed chap stick. Ross: It was a dry day.

    • Janine: Do you guys wanna come too? Ross: Are you serious? Monica: We are there! (Rachel starts to laugh) Chandler: What are you laughing at? Rachel: Well, I used to date him. But you're still going out with her.

    • Joey: I had to get out of the apartment. Janine is, like, stretching all over the place. You know, everywhere I look, she's like (Imitates her stretching). Chandler: I can see why that's hard to resist.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Taneční kreace (Dance Creations)

    • Alternate Title: The One With The Rockin' New Year

    • This episode runs 23:38 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). Extra scene where Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's presents at Central Perk. Another one when Ross and Monica didn't hear the director say cut and kept dancing.

    • Music: "Every Word Means No" by Smash Mouth "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" by Robbie Williams "Trouble With Boys" by Loreta "Next Year" by Kevin Henry

    Trivia (5)

    • Goof: When Gunther fainted in Central Perk, none of the waitresses behind the counter helped or even noticed he was unconscious.

    • Goof: After they dance "The Routine," Snippy Guy tells Monica and Ross they can be on one of the platforms if they dance "The Routine" again. He then tells one of the camera men to be sure to get it for the "bloopers" tape. When Snippy Guy tells Monica and Ross they can go on the platform, the music and taping are stopped, and when taping resumes, it is the New Year's Eve countdown and people aren't dancing. Snippy Guy then yells cut and tells everyone that it's a wrap. So when did he expect Monica and Ross to dance "The Routine" on the platform?

    • Continuity: In this episode, Rachel looks in the closet for Monica's Christmas presents. But in "The One with the Secret Closet" we learn that Monica always keeps the closet locked to hide the mess.

    • Goof: When the Snippy Guy is pointing out couples to go on the platforms next, he is pointing with his left hand and holding a clipboard in his right hand. However when the camera angle changes, he is pointing with his right hand and holding a clipboard in his left hand.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a Santa Claus hand puppet

    Allusions (2)

    • Chandler: I’m sure she worked really hard at getting you a present and wanting to surprise me, and you guys are gonna ruin that, and I... look we have to put these back, this is not what Christmas is about. Rachel: Whatever Linus, I’m opening mine. This is a reference to A Charlie Brown Christmas. In this TV animated movie, Linus gives a touching speech about the true meaning of Christmas, which to this day is still considered a holiday classic.

    • Janine: I just got a call to be a dancer on a television special for New Year's Eve. It's called some sort of Dick'n Rock'n Dickie Eve. Monica: Hold it! Are you talking about Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve? Janine: Yeah. That's what I said. Monica: Oh, my God! We love that show. Ross and I have been watching it since I can remember. Ross: Yeah! Chandler: You're still just a little fat girl inside aren't you? Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is the television special on ABC that rings in the New Year's live from Times Square.

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