Trivia: Phoebe is surprised when Monica tells her that a Vegas marriage is a real marriage, implying Phoebe got married in Las Vegas.
Trivia: At Central Perk when Ross and Rachel are talking about staying married, Ross is drinking a mock soda called "&W Root Beer."
Goof: Right after Joey picks up the hitchhiker, the camera angle changes to the cab driving down the desert road, and suddenly there is only one person in the cab.
Trivia: In this episode Joey sang "Space Oddity" by David Bowie. In "The One Where Ross Can't Flirt" Chandler sang this song.
Goof: When Chandler sits down, his plate only has eggs on it. A little later in the scene, he suddenly has bacon on his plate.
Goof: After Ross and Rachel get married, Rachel exits to the left. A few seconds later Joey and Phoebe enter the same way without having seen Rachel.
Continuity: Although this episode opens with the last scene of the previous episode, there is a mistake. In this version of the scene, Rachel does not say "Okay, wait."
Goof: During breakfast after Ross says that he doesn't love to get divorced, Rachel's hand suddenly is on her face.
Goof: During breakfast after Phoebe says she's drunk right now, Chandler's hand goes from his face to by his side when the camera angle changes.
Goof: When Phoebe and Joey are talking about driving back at breakfast, Phoebe's fork keeps disappearing and reappearing when the camera angle changes.
Goof: Monica's hair is noticeably longer at the beginning of this episode in the wedding chapel, when compared to her hair at the end of the last episode in the wedding chapel.
Goof: When Ross and Rachel come down to breakfast, all the writing is gone from their faces. However, in the episode before this, they were told on the phone that the pen would not come off. How was it they were able to get the writing off all of a sudden?
Goof: When Joey and Phoebe are running into the chapel, Joey is yelling for Phoebe to hurry and she says okay. If you look closely at their mouths, you can tell that neither of their lips are moving.
Trivia: Chandler's line, "Well, I don't think they're as much dating as they are two bottles of vodka walking around in human form", was actually Matthew Perry's own improvised line when the writers were stuck with an unfunny punch line. This can be seen on the DVD extras.
Monica: I can't believe Ross and Rachel got married.
Joey: I know. I didn't even know they were dating again.
Chandler: Well, I don't think they're as much dating as they are two bottles of vodka walking around in human form.
Phoebe: (about Vegas weddings) What's the big deal, you know? It's not like it's a real marriage.
Phoebe: If you get married in Vegas, you're only married in Vegas.
Monica: What are you talking about? If you get married in Vegas, you're married everywhere.
Phoebe: Oh, my God! ...Enh, well.
Ross: Why are we in bed together?
Rachel: I don't know.
Ross: Did we...?
Rachel: I don't know. Do you... do you have any clothes on?
Ross: I don't remember much about last night. It was such a blur.
Rachel: Oh, I remember laughing. I laughed a lot.
Ross: Then we didn't have sex.
Phoebe: Are you asking me to have a "frienaissance"?
Phoebe: Well, alright. Although, I don't think we really need one, baby. I never stopped lovin' you.
Joey: Where is the waitress? I'm starving.
Chandler: It's a buffet, man.
Joey: Oh, here's where I win all my money back.
Monica: How do I tell Chandler that it's too soon? It's gonna break his heart. He's gonna think I don't love him anymore.
Phoebe: Well, you don't.
Monica: Yes, I do.
Phoebe: Good. Good. I was just testing you.
Monica (to Chandler who sits down): Oh, hi. Hi. We were just talking about bacon.
Phoebe: No, we were talking about tennis. (to Monica) Tennis is more believable.
Chandler: Are we gonna talk about what you guys did last night or... ?
Rachel: What do you mean last night? Nothing, uh, nothing happened last night.
Phoebe: Uh huh. Ross invited us all to watch.
Rachel (smacks Ross): What is the matter with you?
Monica: Rach', we weren't gonna miss our friends getting married...
Rachel: (gasps) Who got married?
Chandler: (after a period of confusion) You did?
Phoebe: Yeah I'm drunk right now. (Everyone looks at her) What? I can't have a mimosa with breakfast? I'm on vacation!
Monica: What are you guys gonna do?
Rachel: Well, I guess we just find a divorce lawyer.
Chandler: Well, I think, I think... Ross already has one.
Monica: Yeah, yeah, that guy's finally gonna be able to put in that pool.
Ross: Ha, okay...
Chandler: Now, this one's free, right? Because you paid for the first two, so you get the third one for free...
Ross: Laugh it up! But the joke's on you, because we don't need to get divorced, okay? We're just gonna get an annulment.
Joey: An annulment? Ross, I don't think surgery's the answer here!
Ross: No-no, that's, that's not my thing! I do not love getting divorced!
Phoebe: Yes you do! This is your third divorce! You love divorce so much you're probably gonna marry it! Then it won't work out and you're gonna have to divorce it, divorcing guy. (laughing, then collecting herself) I'm so drunk.
Joey: (thinking while driving) Man, this is a long drive... are my eyes open? (checking) No!
Rachel: All right, just please take a moment here and think about what you're asking of me, okay?
Ross: I am asking you to do me a favor.
Rachel: You are asking me to be your wife.
Ross: And as my wife, I think you should grant me this favor.
Phoebe: How could you pick up a hitchhiker? He could be a... (holds her hand up in front of drifter's face) He could be a rapist or a killer or something!
Joey: Don't you think I asked him that before he got in?
Rachel: The bottom line, Ross, is that we cannot stay married.
Ross: I don't know if that's true.
Rachel: Okay, yeah but it is!
Ross: Okay, you know what this is? This is a difference of opinion. And when that happens in a marriage--
Rachel: Oh, Ross, come on, this is not a marriage! This is the world's worst hangover!
Phoebe: (to Joey) Come on, that's not fair. You know I can't resist that beautiful voice.
Joey: So, can we play 20 Questions now? I've got a really good one! I've been thinking about it since Kansas.
Phoebe: Okay. Is it a kind of hot sandwich?
Phoebe: Is it a meatball sub?
Joey: That is incredible! You are the master!
Chandler: Alright, should we just get married? Should we do it? All the signs are telling us to do it.
Monica: I'm sick of the signs. It's too fast, I'm happy with the way things are.
Chandler: Me too.
Monica: I don't want things to change, do you?
Monica: Alright, then! Then nothing changes and everything's great and everything stays the same. Now you go unpack because it's been three days and it's driving me insane!
Chandler: Jeez, relax. It's not like we're marr--arh-ahh!
Chandler: You know, I was thinking, what if I, uh, unpack here?
Monica: Then all your stuff would be here.
Chandler: Well, what if all my stuff was here?
Monica: Then you'd be going back and forth all the time. I mean, it doesn't make any sense.
Chandler: Okay. What if we lived together and you understand what I'm saying?
Ross: You, uh... you wanna hear something weird?
Ross: I didn't get the annulment.
Ross: We're still married! Don't tell Rachel! See you later.
At the beginning of the episode, the opening credits feature all of the cast members, as well as the series' creators, with the name "Arquette" added to the end of their names. This was a joke, as Courteney Cox had added her new husband's surname (Arquette) to her name. Before the end credits, the episode was dedicated as follows: "For Courteney and David, who did get married."
As a result of Courteney Cox's name change, the font for all names in the opening credits is smaller. "Courteney Cox-Arquette" would not fit across the screen in the font size used for the previous seasons.
This is the only episode where Courtney Cox is credited before Jennifer Aniston in the opening theme. This was due to the name changing joke.
Much has been made of the fact that the "permanent" writing on Ross and Rachel's faces is suddenly gone when they come down to breakfast. On the Season 5 DVD there is a special on the making of this episode in which the problem is discussed. The writers struggled with it, including filming scenes in which Ross is at breakfast covering the remaining traces of the writing with makeup. Ultimately, however, these scenes were deleted because they distracted from the main story line and the show was running long.
Beginning with this episode there is a new opening sequence. Besides the fountain shots, clips are added in from the second half of Season 5.
For the first five seasons, Monica had a black KitchenAid classic stand mixer on her kitchen counter. Beginning this season, it is yellow.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Co bylo po Las Vegas (What Was after the Las Vegas)
Rick Pasqualone also played the Croupier in "The One in Vegas (2)".
This episode is one of the few titles that doesn't begin with "The One Where..." or "The One With..." These episodes are:
"The One After the Super Bowl (1)"
"The One After the Super Bowl (2)"
"The One At the Beach"
"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 One After Joey and Rachel Kiss"
"The Last One (1)"
"The Last One (2)"
This episode runs 23:37 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).
The behind the scenes magic of this episode was featured on a Discovery Channel special about how televison shows are made. The documentary can be found on The Complete Fifth Season DVD set.
This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special (Dana Mark McClure, Charlie McDaniel III, John Bickelhaupt, Kathy Oldham).
As Joey is driving the cab coming home from Vegas with Phoebe sleeping in the back seat, the background music is from the 1976 film Taxi Driver starring Robert De Niro.
Joey: (singing) Ground control to Major Tom. Commencing countdown, engines on. Take your protein pills and put your helmet on. This is--
Joey was singing "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.
Joey: (singing) I wanna rock and roll all night...
Joey is singing "Rock and Roll All Night" by Kiss. The next line is "And party every day," but Joey doesn't sing it because he falls asleep.
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