The One with Two Parts (1)

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 2/23/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Joey falls for Phoebe's twin sister, Ursula, making Phoebe feel neglected. Meanwhile, Chandler finds himself between a rock and a hard place, when he is told to fire an employee he is attracted to. And Ross has doubts about parenthood when he attends Lamaze classes with Carol and Susan.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Jane Sibbett

    Carol Willick

  • Jennifer Grant


  • Michele Lamar Richards

    The Lamaze Instructor

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 13, 2009

  • good

    By efc91, Jul 31, 2009

  • Ursula is introduced.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 16, 2009

  • Joey Falls For Phoebe's Twin Sister,Ursula, Making Pheebs Feel Neglected, Chandler Feels Like "He's In Between A Rock & A Hard Place" When He Is Asked To Fire A Employee He Fancies, Ross Attends Lamaze Class With Carol & Susan.

    By xCeeCeex2007, Apr 21, 2008

  • Not the best.

    By chocoholic411, Mar 01, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Chandler: So tell me something. Is leaving the Christmas lights up part of your plan to keep us merry all year long? Monica: No, you see, someone was supposed to take them down around New Years, (Looking at Rachel) but obviously someone forgot. Rachel: Well, someone was supposed to write, "Rach, take down the lights" and put it on the (Noticing the note on the fridge) refrigera-- (Pointing to the note) How long has that been there? Monica: A really long time.

    • Mr.Heckles: You're doing it again. Monica: We're not doing anything. We're just sitting around talking, quietly. Mr.Heckles: I can hear you through the ceiling. My cats can't sleep. Rachel: You don't even have cats. Mr.Heckles: I could have cats.

    • Monica: I can't believe you. You still haven't told that girl she doesn't have a job yet? Chandler: Well, you still haven't taken down the Christmas lights. Monica: Congratulations, I think you've found the world's thinnest argument. Chandler: I'm just trying to find the right moment, you know? Rachel: Oh, well, that shouldn't be so hard, now that you're dating.

    • Chandler: (About dating a coworker) It's not just that she's cute, okay? It's just that... She's really, really cute. Ross: It doesn't matter, you don't dip your pen in the company ink.

    • Ross: (Introducing themselves in Lamaze class) I'm Ross Geller, and that's, that's my boy in there. And, uh, this is Carol Willick, and this is Susan Bunch. Susan is, um, Carol's... mmm... Who's next? Lamaze Instructor: I'm sorry, I didn't get that, Susan is...? Ross: Susan is Carol's, Carol's, Carol's, Carol's friend-- Susan: Life partner. Ross: Like buddies. Susan: Like lovers. Ross: You know how close women can get. Carol: Susan and I live together. Ross: Although I was married to her. Susan: Carol, not me. Ross: Right. Carol: It's a little complicated. Ross: A little. Susan: But we're fine. Ross: Absolutely. (To another couple) So twins, ha! That's like two births... Ouch.

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    Notes (9)

    • The show Friends and Mad About You are shown to exist in the same universe with the inclusion of Ursula. Of further interest is the fact that Seinfeld, therefore, exists in the Friends universe, too. In episode 1:8 of Mad About You (The Apartment) we learn that Kramer sublets his apartment from Paul Buchman.

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Dvojčata (Twins)

    • Riff's Bar and Restaurant where Ursula works, and first seen in the series Mad About You, is in reality, The Old Town Bar and Restaurant, located at 45 East 18th Street in New York city. For the exterior shot, the name "Riff's" is digitally superimposed over the name "Old Town," but the rest of the sign is the same.

    • Leila Kenzle and Helen Hunt are credited as "Special Appearances."

    • Despite the title, this is one of the few two-part episodes. These episodes were originally aired in their entirety, but written to be aired separately in syndication. These episodes are: "The One with Two Parts (1)" "The One with Two Parts (2)" "The One After the Super Bowl (1)" "The One After the Super Bowl (2)" "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1)" "The One with the Morning After (2)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (2)" "The One In Vegas (1)" "The One In Vegas (2)" "The One with Rachel's Sister (1)" "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)" "The One That Could Have Been (1)" "The One That Could Have Been (2)" "The One with the Proposal (1)" "The One with the Proposal (2)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)" "The One in Barbados (1)" "The One in Barbados (2)" "The Last One (1)" "The Last One (2)"

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    Trivia (4)

    • Continuity: Phoebe tells the gang that it was no big deal to her parents when she started walking soon after Ursula. However in "The One with Phoebe's Dad" she tells them that her father left not long after she was born, which means that he wouldn't have been there when she started to walk.

    • Goof: In this episode the Christmas lights are supposed to be hanging there ever since Christmas, but they are no where to be seen in the previous five episodes.

    • Goof: When Chandler is talking to Joey by the door the cap on his water bottle changes from on and off at each shot

    • Goof: When Monica tried to fix the SAP thing on the TV, Phoebe tells her to turn it off. Monica never turns off the TV or even touches the remote, yet the volume of the TV is turned completely off.

    Allusions (5)

    • When Chandler is sitting at his desk with his face in his hands and mouth open, it alludes to the famous painting by¬†impressionist Edvard Munsch nicknamed "The Scream". The little sculpture on Chandler's desk that he¬†appears to be mimicking, is also based on this famous painting.

    • Ross: You wanna watch Laverne y Shirley? Laverne & Shirley was a popular sitcom in the late 1970s and early 1980s starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams.

    • Rachel: Oh, cool! Urkel in Spanish is Urkel. Steve Urkel, portrayed by Jaleel White, was the breakout character on the 1990s sitcom Family Matters.

    • Joey: Hey Pheebs, guess who we saw today. Phoebe: Ooh, oh fun. Okay. Liam Neeson. Joey: No. Phoebe: Morley Safer. Liam Neeson is an Oscar-nominated actor. Morley Safer is a reporter for CBS News.

    • Phoebe: When I was eight, and I wouldn't let her have my Judy Jetson thermos, so she threw it under the bus. The Jetsons was a cartoon about a family who lived in the future.

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