Chandler and Monica are moving in with each other, which means Rachel is moving in with Phoebe and Joey will be without a roommate. Meanwhile Ross doesn't want to help with the packing so he stays at home with Ben, or so they think. Joey can't afford the apartment expenses with Chandler gone, so to help, Chandler decides to "lose" money to him in various games.moreless
Continuity: Ross wants the guys to come over to his place and watch the Knicks' season opener. Joey says, "I don't know, Ross. Not if you're going to talk about how you gave up a career in basketball to become a paleontologist".
Use of the term "paleontologist" is entirely out of character for Joey. He barely knows what Ross does for a living. "...to become a science guy" would have been more in keeping with his character. In Season 9's "The One Where Emma Cries" (three years after this episode), when Joey is filling out a hospital admittance form for Ross whose thumb is broken, where it says "Occupation", Joey puts "Dinosaurs". Ross just accepts it as the best he can expect from Joey.
Continuity: In this episode Monica learns that Rachel has not packed anything yet, and they spend the night packing her bedroom up. However, in "The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance," Rachel complains that half her boxes are at Monica's and half her boxes are at Ross's and she has nowhere to live, which would imply that she has already packed some of her stuff.
Goof: After Monica hugs Phoebe, she notices pumpkin Ben's head fall off. How could she have seen it all the way from the kitchen, when she had to walk across the living room to look out of the window?
Goof: At the end when Monica hugs Chandler, her arms are over his. When the camera angle changes, her arms are under his and then over again.
Trivia: The song playing at the end was an instrumental version of the Friends theme.
Magna Doodle: A drawing of a mountain with a cactus
Monica: I am not talking to her.
Phoebe: One of you has to take the first step and it should be you 'cause she's the one who's leaving. It's harder for her.
Monica: Oh, alright. She made fun of my phone pen!
Phoebe: I know. I took it hard, too. She's in there right now crying I can hear her.
Monica (leans up to Rachel's door): She's not crying.
Phoebe: She's holding it in. She's so brave! Go!
Monica: Listen, Rachel, I feel really bad about-- What are you doing?
Rachel: I'm unpacking.
Rachel: I'm not moving. Is this picture straight?
Monica: It needs to go about 20 blocks to the left.
Rachel: Hey, you're the one who wants to make this big change and move in with Chandler you should be the one to go. Why do I have to leave?
Monica: It's my apartment.
Rachel: Well, it's mine, too. What else you got?
Monica: How about-- You're moving!
Phoebe: This doesn't have to be so sad, though, you know maybe instead of thinking about how much you're gonna miss each other you should think about some of the things you're not gonna miss.
Monica: I don't think there's anything.
Phoebe: Come on, there's gotta be something.
Monica: Nope, she's perfect.
Rachel: ... I have one.
Phoebe: Oh okay, great, you can go first.
Rachel: Well, I guess I'm not going to miss the fact that you're never allowed to move the phone pen. (they laugh)
Phoebe: Okay, good. That's a good one. Okay, Monica anything? Does Rachel move the phone pen?
Monica: Sometimes. Always, actually.
Phoebe: Okay, there you go. Doesn't everyone feel better?
Monica: Not just the phone pen. I never get my messages.
Rachel: You get your messages.
Monica: Yeah, well, I don't think it really counts if you have to read 'em off the back of your hand after you've fallen asleep on the couch.
Rachel: So you missed a message from who, Chandler? Or your mom? Or Chandler? Or your mom?
Phoebe: Great, it worked. No one is sad!
Phoebe: I don't want to live with Rachel anymore.
Phoebe: You're just so mean to each other and I don't want to end up ike that with Rachel. I still like you.
Rachel: Well, Phoebe, that's fine cause I'm not moving.
Monica: Whoa, whoa. Phoebe, you gotta take her.
Joey: I want you to have the big white dog as kind of like a thank you for being such a great roommate.
Chandler: I can't take the big white dog, you love it.
Joey: It's 'him', not 'it'.
Phoebe: I know that you guys are acting this way because deep deep down, you're still really sad.
Monica: No Phoebe, I'm just mad
Phoebe: Well deep deep deep down.
Rachel: I'm really mad!
Phoebe: Fine, just keep running!
Monica: Well instead of being sad that tonight is my last night together with Rachel, we thought we'd go out to dinner and celebrate the fact that Rachel is moving in with Phoebe.
Phoebe: And also, my birthday.
Monica: It's not your birthday.
Phoebe: What a mean thing to say! I would never tell you it's not your birthday!
Monica: You know that she has 147,000 pair of boots? She lets you wear them.
Rachel: Yeah, and you stretched them out with your big, clown feet!
Monica: She gets a lot of catalogs, and she folds the pages that she thinks that I might like.
Phoebe: Yeah, what else?
Monica: When I take a shower, she leaves me little notes on the mirror.
Rachel: Yeah,I do, I do do that.
Phoebe: That's nice. I like having things to read in the bathroom.
Monica: When I fall asleep on the couch after reading, she covers me over with a blanket.
Rachel: Well, you know, I don't want you to be cold.
Monica: (Starts to cry) When I told her I was gonna be moving in with Chandler, she was really supportive. You were so great. You made it so easy! And now you have to leave. And I have to live with a boy! (Hugs Rachel)
Rachel: Oh, it's gonna be fine.
Phoebe: Okay, Rachel, now I can't wait live with you! And you know what should we do? Bring Monica, and we'll have so much fun!
Rachel: Yeah, but honey, I think she's gonna move in with Chandler.
Phoebe: Oh,that's right. You still on that?
Monica: Kind of.
Monica: Well, this is the last box of your clothes. I'm just going to label it, "What were you thinking?"
Rachel: That's funny. I was just gonna go across the hall and write that on Chandler.
Rachel: You know what else I'm not gonna miss? "I'm Monica. I wash the toilet 17 times a day, even if people are on it!"
Monica: "Hi, I'm Rachel. Is my sweater too tight? No, I'd better wash it and shrink it!"
Rachel: "I'm Monica. I never get phone messages from interesting people. Ever!"
Phoebe: Hey, I call her.
Monica: "Oh, my God! I love Ross. I hate Ross. I love Ross. I hate Ross!"
Rachel: "Oh, my God! I can't find a boyfriend, so I guess I'll just stumble across the hall and sleep with the first guy I find in there!"
Chandler: (To Joey, about kicking the foosball table) See, that's why only the little fake men are supposed to do the kicking!
Chandler: Then there's the phone bill.
Joey: Oh my God!
Chandler: That's our phone number.
Phoebe: (To Ross, Chandler, & Joey) Hurry! Monica's going to make you pack! She's got jobs for everyone! Now it's too late for me, but save yourselves!
Monica: You're not dressed yet?! We're supposed to start having fun in 15 minutes!
Rachel: Well, and clearly not a minute sooner.
Joey: Here it is. Our last pizzas together as roommates.
Chandler: I wish I'd known you were going to do that. I ordered Chinese.
Joey: Oh, well, that's okay. Hey, actually, in a way it's kinda nice. You know, our last dinner together. Me, bringing the food of my ancestors. You, the food of yours.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Poslední večer (Last Night)
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 is one of the few episodes with only the friends, and no guest roles.
Music: "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
This episode runs 22:33 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).
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