Season 5 Episode 1

The One After Ross Says Rachel

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: At the start when Ross is saying his vows, the reflection of the candle flames can be seen on Ross' suit shoulder.

    • Continuity: During the wedding ceremony, when the officiant hands Emily the ring to place on Ross's finger, in the shot where we can only see her face clearly, she appears to be shy and still pleased at the prospect of marrying Ross. Also, from the same angle, she seems pleased when the officiant finally pronounces them husband and wife. In all other shots, however,she is angry and upset as one might expect.

    • Factual Error: Rachel could not have used the airline ticket to Athens as it would have been in Emily's name, and a last-second change of passenger name at the gate would never be permitted under security regulations.

    • Goof: When Rachel enters the hotel room and stops when she sees Emily's parents, she stops just inside the door. When the camera angle changes, she's suddenly right beside Monica, who's helping her with the things she took from the cart, despite there not being time for her to move.

    • Continuity: At the reception Jack Geller says "Who serves steak when there's no place to sit? How are you supposed to eat this?" and Joey comes up eating steak in his hands. However in "The One With Ross's Wedding (Part 1)," Emily reveals that they are having chicken kiev (instead of chicken tarragon).

    • Continuity: In "The One with the Truth about London" Joey said that he only left one condom for Chandler, but in this episode it is revealed that they "did it" 7 times.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode in which Phoebe uses her Regina Phalange alias, which developed into a running joke throughout the rest of the series.

    • Goof: When Monica, Chandler, and Joey are flying back to New York, the display screen in front of their seats shows shows the plane indicating their position facing east, as though they are traveling towards London. They are supposed to be flying back to New York.

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler are arranging to meet for a quickie, Chandler puts lots of food on his plate. Once he tosses his plate onto the table, most of the food is gone.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is talking to Emily's mother on the phone, the buildings outside Phoebe's window are moving slowly from side to side.

    • Goof: The man sitting behind Rachel to the left looks at the camera quite a bit at the end of the show as the plane takes off for Greece.

  • Quotes

    • Chandler: I'm still on London time, does that count?
      Monica: Oh, that counts.

    • Monica: I just wanted to tell you that uh, well, I was going through a really hard time in London, with my brother getting married and that guy thinking I was Ross' mother. (Chandler laughs) Well, anyway, I just-- That night meant a lot to me. I guess I'm tryin' to say thanks.
      Chandler: Oh, you know that night meant a lot to me, too. And it wasn't 'cause I was in a bad place or anything it just meant a lot to me 'cause... you're really hot. (Monica laughs) Is that okay?
      Monica: That's okay.
      Chandler: And I'm cute, too.
      Monica: And you're cute, too.

    • Monica: So look umm, while we're st-still in London, I mean, we can keep doing it right?
      Chandler: Well, I don't see that we have a choice.

    • Chandler: (Discussing the "not in New York" rule) I'm still on London time, does that count?
      Monica: Oh, that counts!
      Chandler: Oh, good!

    • Joey: (About Ross's wedding) Well. That went well. Yeah.
      Chandler: It could have been worse. He could have shot her.

    • Mr. Waltham: (To Mrs. Waltham) You spend half your life in the bathroom, why do you never go out the bloody window?

    • Rachel: (To Ross) So you said my name. You only said it 'cause you saw me. I mean, if you'd seen a circus freak, you would have said, "I take thee, circus freak."

    • Joey: Hey, no matter what happens with Ross and Emily, we still get cake right?

    • Monica: (Monica and Chandler want to get rid of Ross so they can have sex) I say you should keep looking!
      Chandler: Yeah, for about 30 minutes!
      Monica: Or 45!
      Chandler: Wow, in 45 minutes you can find her twice!

    • Mr. Geller: Boy, bad time to say the wrong name, huh Ross?
      Ross: That's true, thanks dad.

    • Phoebe: (Facing Joey) You ate meat! (Facing Chandler and Monica) You had sex!
      Chandler: No we didn't!
      Phoebe: I know you didn't. I was talking about Monica.

    • Judy Geller: (When Ross says the wrong name at the altar) This is worse than when he married the lesbian.

    • Phoebe: Uh, hello, this is Ross Geller's personal physician, Dr. Phalange.
      Mrs. Waltham: Who?
      Phoebe: Yeah, I've discovered that Ross forgot to take his brain medicine. Uh, now without it, uh, in the brain of Ross, uh, women's names are interchangeable, through no fault of his own.
      Mrs. Waltham: Oh my God, Phoebe!
      Phoebe: No, not Phoebe, Dr. Phalange. Oh no! You have it too!

    • Monica: Oh, I don't know if I feel right about this.
      Chandler: Monica, this is the honeymoon suite. The room expects sex.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jak se Ross přeřekl (As Ross Made a Slip of his Tongue)

    • During the hiatus between "The One with Ross's Wedding (2)" and "The One After Ross Says Rachel," Matthew Perry's hair was dyed red for the movie Three to Tango. His partially red hair is still visible in the episode.

    • Helen Baxendale, who played Emily, was pregnant during the filming of the season 5 episodes. In this episode, she is only in one brief scene at the airport.

    • This episode, as well as "The One with Ross's Wedding," features a special title sequence with scenes from only these episodes.

    • This episode was partially shot in front of a British audience.

    • This episode runs 22:18 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • During the off-season, after the season 4 finale, the producers decided to change Tom Conti's character name from Steven to Stephen and Peter Eyre's character from "The Register" to "The Registrar."

  • Allusions

    • Joey: Felicity and I, we were watching My Giant, and I was thinking, "I'm never gonna be as good an actor as that giant."

      My Giant is a comedy starring the NBA's Gheorghe Muresan and Billy Crystal.