Friends

Season 10 Episode 1

The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 2003 on NBC
8.6
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Monica, Chandler and Phoebe discover that they can eavesdrop on Ross & Charlie and Joey & Rachel through the walls of the hotel. Both new couples decide to wait before proceeding with their relationships, until the men can talk to each other. Ross tells Joey on the plane ride back to New York, but Joey can't quite yet. Later, Ross walks in on Joey and Rachel kissing. Meanwhile, Monica combats her poofy hair by getting corn rows put in, and Phoebe discovers that Mike has a girlfriend.moreless

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  • Friends rocks

    9.5
    Always love friends
  • Joey and Rachel face telling Ross about their feelings. Monica gets a new hairdo. Phoebe meets the girl Mike is dating.

    8.0
    Not a very good season premier... although this show has a history of better season finales than season premiers anyway. But this one fell especially flat. The story lines are week, the jokes weren't up to par for this show, and there are a couple of things that were borderline ridiculous.



    Monica's hair bit is one of the worst bits ever on this show. I mean, it's really bad, and not at all funny. It's almost embarrassing. Plus the wig they put on her is really bad.



    I was on board with Joey and Rachel, but for some reason this episode prolongs the story too much and it turned me around on the subject. It's too bad, really. There was some really good material they could have worked with, but it just wasn't written well enough.moreless
  • Já ouvia falar do seriado "Friends" há alguns anos, mas apenas no final de 2008 é que pude assistir e desde então não consegui mais deixar de acompanhar as histórias desse amigos muito animados e um texto muito inteligente com atores fantásticos!moreless

    10
    Já ouvia falar do seriado "Friends" há alguns anos, mas apenas no final de 2008 é que pude assistir e desde então não consegui mais deixar de acompanhar as histórias desse amigos e um texto muito inteligente com atores fantásticos! Gostaria que voltassem a gravar com a mesma qualidade de atuação e com o mesmo nível de humor. Pena que demorei tanto para descobrir esse seriado e agora não queria que tivessem fim. Assisti ao último com dor no coração e imaginando como seria uma continuação... Ou, quem sabe, outros novos seis amigos se reunindo nesse tempo de internet e amizades virtuais... rsmoreless
  • Brilliant!!

    8.2
    This episode continues from where the last episode left off. Joey and the new and sexy paleantologist, Charlie, have just broken up. Charlie then admits that she has had a secret crush on Ross and then he reveals that he feels the same way about her! Rachel has just admitted her secret love for Joey, but he decides not to make a move because he knows that Ross would never make a move on one of his ex girl freinds. But when Ross is seen doing the exact opposite of what Joey thinks, so he decides to make a move on Rachel. And so the episode begins...

    Meanwhile, Monica is having a hard time with her hair issues, as it doesn't act well to humidity.

    Joey and Rachel find it tough to tell Ross about there relationship and so he finds out in the worst way possible...moreless
  • Funny

    9.0
    Great episode! Monica, Chandler and Phoebe discover that they can eavesdrop on Ross & Charlie and Joey & Rachel through the walls of the hotel. Both new couples decide to wait before proceeding with their relationships, until the men can talk to each other. Ross tells Joey on the plane ride back to New York, but Joey can't quite yet. Later, Ross walks in on Joey and Rachel kissing. Meanwhile, Monica combats her poofy hair by getting corn rows put in, and Phoebe discovers that Mike has a girlfriend.moreless
Anne Dudek

Anne Dudek

Precious

Guest Star

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Charlie Wheeler

Recurring Role

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Mike Hannigan

Recurring Role

Cali Sheldon

Cali Sheldon

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Trivia: Monica is humming what she believes to be "Bolero" from the movie "10". Chandler corrects her, pointing out that it is "Ride of the Valkyries" from the movie "Apocalypse Now". This is an exact reversal of a scene from "The One in Vegas (2)", where Chandler begins humming what he believes to be "The Wedding March" and Monica corrects him, pointing out that it is in fact "The Graduation Song" (Pomp and Circumstance).

    • Goof: It is not possible for Monica, Chandler and Phoebe to hear what is happening in the room with Charlie and Ross. When Ross entered the room, the hallway corridor is visible.

    • Goof: When Ross asks Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler if they have seen Joey, the stage lights are visible at the top of the screen.

    • Continuity: In this episode Ross said that he has always considered Chandler his best friend, because of all their history. However, in "The One Where Emma Cries" he said that Joey is his best friend, while Chandler is his oldest friend.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a baby kangaroo (labeled Joey) in its mother's pouch

    • Goof: When Rachel is going to tell Ross about her and Joey, while he's putting down Emma, she puts her purse on the table. In the next shot, she puts her purse down again.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Joey: I can't believe I'm kissing you. I'm kissing Rachel!
      Rachel: I know. I'm her!

    • Rachel: You know, before you said that nothing could happen between us? What changed?
      Joey: Well, I only said that because of Ross, you know. Then I saw him kissing Charlie...
      Rachel: What? Ross and Charlie? (he nods) Wow! She's really making her way through the group, huh? (after reflecting) Ach! Who am I to talk?

    • Monica: I can't believe this. Rachel and Joey?
      Chandler: How about the dinosaur twins in the other room? No one is manning that wall!
      Monica: I'm on it!
      Chandler: Anything?
      Monica: I think I hear curtains closing...
      Phoebe: We've got shoes being kicked off over here.
      Monica: Bedsprings--unmistakable!
      Chandler: You do realize that's your brother?
      Monica: Not until you said it. Somebody switch!

    • Monica: Wait a minute... Ross and Charlie, Joey and Rachel, Phoebe and Mike! We're the only people leaving with the same person we came with.
      Chandler: That's not true. I came with Monica and I'm leaving with Weird Al.

    • Phoebe: (listening through the wall) That's the door. He's gone.
      Chandler: And now she's turning on the TV and watching... Miss Congeniality!
      Monica: Honey, if you know it through a wall you know it too well!

    • Ross: (to Phoebe, Monica and Chandler) Have you guys seen Joey anywhere?
      Chandler: He's probably in his room with his current girlfriend, Charlie. That's the situation as we know it.

    • Phoebe: (about Rachel and Joey's situation) So, what is this?
      Rachel: What is this? Well, let's see, we kissed for ten minutes and now we're talking to our friends about it. So, I guess this is sixth grade!

    • Monica: What about Ross?
      Joey: He won't care. He's with Charlie now.
      Monica: But he wants to find you to talk about it before things go any further. As his friend, don't you owe him the same?
      Joey: You're a pain in my ass, Geller!

    • Chandler: Okay, well we'll go back in there, but will you do one thing for us? The people that care about you?
      Rachel: Sure...
      Chandler: Enunciate!

    • Rachel: You know... Ross and I haven't dated in, like, six years.
      Joey: Six years? Wow. That's almost as long as high school!

    • Ross: Dude! You're not taking your Bible?
      Chandler: You're not supposed to take that. Besides, it's a New Testament, what are you gonna do with it?
      Ross: (shrugs) ...Learn about Jesus.

    • Monica: (about her braided hair) Check it out!
      Phoebe: Whose day just got better? (calling) Chandler!
      (Chandler enters)
      Chandler: Hey--Ah!
      Monica: Whaddaya think?
      Chandler: I think, I think I can see your scalp.

    • Monica: Don't you just love it?
      Ross: Yeah... You got shellfish in your head.
      Charlie: It's so... something... you go girlfriend!
      Ross: You've never said that in you life, have you?
      Charlie: Not once.

    • Monica: ...Oh, and listen to this! (tosses her shoulders and her shell dreadlocks make a maraca sound)
      Chandler: Whaddaya know. It's a treat for the eyes... and ears!

    • Joey: (boarding the plane) Wow, it's uh... kinda weird that I'm sittin' next to Charlie after we broke up.
      Chandler: Yeah, it's almost as if Air Barbados doesn't care about your social life.

    • (Joey was supposed to tell Ross about himself and Rachel being together)
      Rachel(angrily smacking him on the arm) You didn't tell him, did you?!
      Joey: I couldn't! He was saying all these really nice things about me. I didn't want him to get mad and take 'em all back--I'm gonna edge out Chandler!!

    • Mike: (on the phone from a restaurant) Y'know, I think I'm just gonna take off and break up with her over the phone.
      Phoebe: You can't do that! Oh, come on, Mike, strap on a pair! Why don't you just tell her that we got back together. You know, women appreciate honesty. We also appreciate... gentle spanking once in a while, just F-Y-I...

    • Precious: Are you guys getting back together or something?
      Phoebe: All right... Susie--can I call you Susie?
      Precious: My name is "Precious".
      Phoebe: Yeah, I can't say that.

    • Phoebe: Suzy, I'm gonna be straight with you. Mike and I are back together, and that unfortunately ends your relationship with him. But he's very sorry and wishes you luck in all of your endeavors.
      Precious: I just can't believe this. Why? Why would he do this? What's wrong with me?
      Phoebe: Nothing, there's nothing wrong with you.
      Precious: I mean, what the hell am I supposed to do now?
      Phoebe: Damn it woman, pull yourself together! Have some pride, for the love of God! (Precious starts to cry) Okay, not a fan of the tough love.

    • Precious: I just can't believe that Mike didn't give me any warning.
      Phoebe: But he didn't really know, you know? He wasn't planning on coming to Barbados and proposing to me.
      Precious: He proposed to you?! This is the worst birthday ever!
      Phoebe: Look... Precious... Mike's not worth this. You're an attractive, intelligent woman and let's face it, Mike's kind of a wang. I mean, he proposed to me while he was still seeing you... He was gonna break up with you on your birthday? And, I don't like to kiss-and-tell, but he cheated on you a lot this weekend
      Precious: Maybe you're right. Maybe I don't need him. I deserve to be treated with respect. (Mike enters the apartment) Screw you, Mike! You're a coward and a bastard, and I hope you rot in hell! (slaps him in the face, storms out. Mike looks at Phoebe, dumbfounded)
      Phoebe: You're welcome!

    • Chandler: Now that I untangled you, how about you doing a little something for me?
      Monica: Sure, what do you have in mind?
      Chandler: I think you know.
      Monica: Really? I don't really feel like it.
      Chandler: This is what I want to do.
      Monica: Okay... I just don't get why you like it so much.
      Chandler: (picks up a Miss Congeniality DVD) She's an FBI agent, posing as a beauty contestant!

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Monica: It's Bolero from 10.
      Chandler: It's Ride of the Valkyries from Apocalypse Now.
      10 is a 1979 romantic comedy by Blake Edwards starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek. It featured Bolero, composed by Maurice Ravel.
      Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Vietnam War drama by Francis Ford Coppola starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. It featured Ride of the Valkyries composed by Richard Wagner.

    • Chandler: And she's... turning on the TV... and watching... Miss Congeniality!
      Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy starring Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty pageant--sorry, "scholarship program"--contestant.

    • Monica: Well, I was dancing around, and singing "No Woman, No Cry" and I got stuck.
      "No Woman, No Cry" is a popular song by Jamaican musician Bob Marley, who had dreadlocks and is, perhaps, the best-known of all the reggae artists.

    • Chandler: I came with Monica and I'm leaving with Weird Al.
      Chandler is alluding to 1980's musician Weird Al Yankovic, who also had big hair.

    • Chandler: (to Monica, about her hair) I really don't wanna sit with Allen Iverson over there.
      Allen Iverson plays basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers and is famous for his corn row hair

    • Monica: Okay, I've had it with the hair jokes. Tomorrow morning, before we leave, I'm going to the salon.
      Chandler: Okay Buckwheat!
      Buckwheat was a member of the Little Rascals, a group of kids who made many popular movies together. He had a huge afro, hence the reference. The character enjoyed renewed popularity when Eddie Murphy did a parody of him on Saturday Night Live.

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