The One with the Truth About London

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (12)

  • Joey: (to Chandler): Like the time you and I went to Atlantic City and I made you laugh so hard you threw up your whole steak? Remember?

  • Chandler:: You wanted to sleep with Batman, and instead you had to settle for Robin.
    Joey:: This is crazy.
    Phoebe:: I know. Robin is so gay.

  • Rachel: So now what have we agreed? Ben: No more pranks. Rachel: And, and what else? Ben: That you and daddy were not on a break. Rachel: Very good.

  • Ross: Hey, listen can you do me a big favor? The dean's office just called and said there was an urgent meeting. Can you watch Ben for like an hour? Rachel: What, what about Monica? Ross: Oh, she isn't home. Rachel: So it would just be me, alone? Ross: Well, Ben would be there. Rachel: Huh, um... Ross: What's the matter? Rachel: Well that, y'know it's just, uh, I've never done that before. Me and him alone. Ross: Rach, he's not an ex-con.

  • Ross: (To Ben, who is in the bathroom) Everything okay in there? Ben: Don't talk to me now. Rachel: Aw. Just like his daddy.

  • Phoebe: (Reading the side effects of the headache medicine) Oh, my God. "Dizziness. Nervousness. Drowsiness. Facial swelling. Nausea. Headache"...Headache. "Vomiting. Stomach bleeding. Liver damage." Now, I don't recall any of this coming up when you gave me these little death capsules. Oh, I'm sorry. "Extra strength" death capsules.

  • Rachel: Remember all that stuff I taught you yesterday? Ben: Remember all that stuff I taught you yesterday? Rachel: Don't do that. Ben: Don't do that. Rachel: Seriously. Your dad doesn't like pranks. Ben: Seriously. Your dad doesn't like pranks. Rachel: Ugh, Damn it! Ben: Ugh, Damn it! Rachel: No, No, don't say that! Ben: Damn it! Rachel: No, go back to repeating! Ben: Damn it! Rachel: Oh, Crap. Ben: Oh, Crap!

  • Monica: Wow, you are really fast. Chandler: It bodes well for me that speed impresses you.

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Notes (5)

  • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui savait la vérité sur Londres (The One Who Found Out About London)

  • This is the final appearance of Jane Sibbet as Carol. She was in 16 episodes of Friends.

  • This episode runs 30:01 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • Phoebe's entire story line, where she thinks that she has side effects from headache pills, is cut out when this episode airs in syndication.

  • When originally aired on NBC, this episode was 40 minutes long, as counter-programming to Survivor.

Trivia (13)

  • Trivia: In the imaginary scene where a fat Joey is married to Monica, Joey raises some food to his mouth on a fork but just holds it there as the credits roll. It suggests that all the "fried stuff with cheese" is actually inedible prop food. In any other scenes involving eating, the actors actually eat--even when there are multiple takes involved.

  • Monica: (To Chandler in London) You're a really good kisser!
    Chandler: Well, I have kissed over four women.
    That's an understatement. By the time they go to London, Chandler has kissed--and in many cases slept with--over nine that even we as an audience are aware of: Janice, Aurora (who just wanted sex), Nina (the girl he was supposed to fire), Susie Moss (Julia Roberts), Mary Angela (Joey's sister), Ginger (with the prosthetic leg), Joanna (Rachel's boss), Kathy (Joey's ex-girlfriend) and Marjorie (who talked/screamed in her sleep). Besides those, there were the women he rejected because of physical flaws mentioned in "The One Where Heckles Dies". We even learn in "The One Where the Stripper Cries" that Chandler kissed Rachel before Ross did.

  • Goof: In the London flashback when Chandler is talking to Monica, she says "Wouldn't you be?" and folds her arms. When the camera switches, her arms are no longer folded.

  • Goof: In the London flashback, Monica is not wearing the same dress that she wore in "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" which took place on the same night.

  • Goof: At Carol's house when Ben is repeating everything Rachel says, Rachel's purse keep switching from in her hand to over her shoulder.

  • Goof: In Central Perk when Joey is reading his speech for the wedding ceremony, Chandler's legs are on the coffee table. When the camera angle faces Joey, you can still see Chandler's shoes on the table. After the speech when the shot changes to Chandler, his legs are crossed and one shoe is on the floor.

  • Goof: When Rachel shows Ben the quarter prank, she sets the pencil back on the table so it is facing straight ahead. When the camera angle goes back to the wider shot, the pencil has moved.

  • Goof: At the beginning when Chandler and Monica are talking in Central Perk, Chandler's legs keep switching from right-over-left to left-over-right between shots.

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Allusions (2)

  • In the beginning of the scene where Ross confronts Rachel on the pranks she taught Ben, Rachel can be seen reading a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird right before the knock on the door.

  • Chandler: You wanted to sleep with Batman and instead you had to settle for Robin. Batman and the Boy Wonder Robin, also known as the Dynamic Duo, are a fictional superheroes published by DC Comics and released in 1940.