Season 2 Episode 12

The One After the Super Bowl (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 1996 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Ross: You're never gonna believe this.
      Chandler: Let me guess.
      Ross: What? What? Some Weebles actually do fall down? Huh? A stitch in time now only saves seven? What do you got?
      Chandler: Well...never mind.

      Weebles are a line of children's toys from Playskool. Shaped like eggs with a weight at the bottom, they wobble when pushed, but never fall completely over, hence the name.

      "The switch in time that saved nine" was the name given by the press to the apparent sudden shift by Justice Owen J. Roberts from the conservative wing of the Supreme Court to the liberal wing in the case West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish. It is a common phrase used today meaning if you do something small today, it will stop the problem from getting bigger and causing you more work later.