The One with the Videotape

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (22)

  • Ross: Joey, do you remember about a month and a half ago I came to you with a personal problem?
    Joey: What personal problem?
    Ross: You know... about sex? (Joey looks blank) That I hadn't had sex in months?
    Joey: I knew what you were talking about, I just wanted you to say it.

  • Monica: I don't get why Greg and Jenny would give us a fake number.
    Joey: If they knew what they were doing, they didn't use their real names, either.
    Monica: What? No. Maybe people give out fake numbers, they don't give out fake names.
    Joey: Yeah? (Holds his hand out to Phoebe) Ken Adams.
    Phoebe: (Shakes it) Regina Phalange.

  • Ross: (Watching the sex tape) Oh, oh there go the clothes. Rachel: You are undressing very quickly. Ross: Six months, Rachel. Six months.

  • Rachel: So, apparently people are familiar with the Europe story... Ross: Yeah. Listen about that, the whole who came on to who thing really doesn't matter. I mean, I think it would've happened either way. I mean, if you hadn't initiated it I, I, I know I would've. Rachel: It was an amazing night. Ross: It was. It was an amazing night.

  • Chandler: (About Greg and Jenny) I still don't get it, we didn't do anything wrong. Monica: I know! Although, you did tell an awful lot of jokes. Chandler: I thought you said those jokes were funny. Joke! Joke! Joke! Monica: Joke. Joke. Blah! Blah! Chandler: Well, maybe it was all of your questions. Monica: What about my questions? Chandler: The sheer volume, it was like flying with the Riddler! Monica: Oh, I'm sorry. Was that another joke? Chandler: Was that another question?

  • Phoebe: (About Ross) I can't believe he taped the two of them having sex! Joey: Yeah! You gotta tell a girl before you tape her. Such a rookie mistake.

  • Phoebe: So how was the honeymoon? Monica: Oh, so much fun. But the best part is, we met this incredible couple on the way back. Phoebe: That was the best part? (To Chandler) Good honeymooning, tiger!

  • Ross: I'm kind of going through a dry spell, sex wise. Joey: Oh... for, like, months? Ross: Five, to be... lying. Six. Joey: Six months? Oh, that's rough. Ross: No, I mean, it's not all bad. I'm learning to appreciate the small things in life, like the sound of a bird, and the color of the sky... Joey: Sky's blue, Ross! And I had sex yesterday.

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Notes (2)

  • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui avait une vidéo (The One Who Had A Videotape)

  • This episode runs 24:02 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (8)

  • Continuity: Ross’s year of birth is inconsistent. In "The Pilot", (1994) Ross says he is 26, implying he was born in 1967. Also, in "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends" (1997) he says he is 29. However in the next season in "The One Where They're Going to Party" Ross also says he is 29, implying he was born in 1968. Furthermore, in the next season in "The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS" Ross says he is about to get divorced again before he’s thirty, implying he is still 29 and born in 1969. Also, in "The One with the Video Tape", Ross claims that he backpacked across Europe in 1983 then whispers to himself "I was thirteen?", implying he was born in 1969 or 1970.

  • Goof: After they watch the videotape and Ross goes across the hall to talk to Rachel, the shot changes and you hear the door close. When the camera angle changes back, he walks in and shuts the door again.

  • Goof: While watching Rachel mock the invitations on the videotape, Chandler makes a face and points. Just before he asks if they did it on the invitations, the exact same clip of him making a face is used again.

  • Goof: Rachel's hair in the video is the same length hair that she has in this episode. When this video was supposed to take place, in season 7, Rachel's hair was a shorter bob.

  • Goof: When Rachel is saying that she wants to watch the videotape, her arms and the tape keep switching positions when the shot changes.

  • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a seal Magna Doodle: I Love NY

  • Trivia: Ross would be 31 at this time, according to the fact that he said that he was 13 in 1983.

  • Factual Error: Mt. Tibidabo really is just outside Barcelona. The mountain offers beautiful views of the city, the surrounding villages and the Mediterranean sea. There is also an amusement park and a funicular railroad. But there is no observable lake in that area of Tibidabo, contrary to what Joey says. Tibidabo has been known to mean "All this I will give to you."

Allusions (1)

  • Chandler: It was like flying with the Riddler. The Riddler is a villain from the Batman comic book series. Most recently, the Riddler was portrayed by Jim Carrey in the 1995 movie Batman Forever.