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.
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, y'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!
Monica: I think I hear curtains closing...
Phoebe: We've got shoes being kicked off over here...
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: 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!
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, c'mon, Mike... strap on a pair! Why don't you just tell her that we got back together. Y'know, women appreciate honesty... We also appreciate gentle spanking once in a while, just F-Y-I...
Precious: (about Mike and Phoebe) Are you guys getting back together or something?
Phoebe: Alright... 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)
Phoebe: 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, y'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 and leaves. 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!
International Episode Title:
France: Celui qui n'arrivait pas à se confier (The Ones Who Can't Confess Their Feelings)
At first, Season 9 was meant to be the final season of Friends. At the last minute NBC renewed it for a 10th season saying they were not ready to say goodbye to the show yet. This was one reason why this season only has 18 episodes.
In the United Kingdom the tag line used to advertise the show was: "It's like, so the final season."
This episode is one of the few titles that doesn't begin with "The One Where..." or "The One With..." The other episodes are:
"The One After the Super Bowl (1)"
"The One After the Super Bowl (2)"
"The One At the Beach"
"The One After Ross Says Rachel"
"The One Hundredth"
"The One in Vegas (1)"
"The One in Vegas (2)"
"The One After Vegas"
"The One On the Last Night"
"The One That Could Have Been (1)"
"The One That Could Have Been (2)"
"The One After "I Do""
"The One in Barbados (1)"
"The One in Barbados (2)"
"The Last One (1)"
"The Last One (2)"
This episode runs 30:02 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).
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.