Season 6 Episode 6

The One on the Last Night

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Factual Error: At the end of the opening scene, Joey hits a light switch near the television and the entire apartment goes dark, leaving only pale street light from the windows. Although necessary for the scene to work, it couldn't have happened that way in reality. There were individual lamps on, the kitchen counter lights were on and the bathroom light was on. Turning off one wall switch wouldn't have made the entire apartment go dark.

    • 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. If he'd said, " become a science guy", it 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 hasn't even begun packing. 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 most 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 at night with a cactus and a coyote howling at a quarter-moon

  • Quotes

    • (Chandler is discussing apartment expenses Joey will have to take over)
      : Then there's the phone bill...
      Joey: (looking at it) Oh, my God!
      Chandler: (trying not to lose it) That's our phone number.

    • Monica: Well, instead of being sad that tonight's my last night together with Rachel, we thought we'd go out to dinner and celebrate the fact that Rachel's 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 was not your birthday!

    • Monica: You're not dressed yet?! We're supposed to start having fun in fifteen minutes!!
      Rachel: Well... and clearly not a minute sooner.

    • (Entering Rachel's room, Monica sees clothes and empty boxes scattered everywhere)
      : You're not packed! You're not packed even a little bit!
      Rachel: (at first cowers but then suddenly inspired, turns) Surprise!
      Monica: What?
      Rachel: No, but don't get mad, 'cause look, this is what happened... So, I started packing, and then I realized, what am I doing? I am lousy at packing! Right? ...but you love packing, so, as a gift to you, on our last night... ta-da-a-a-a!
      Monica: (excited, picking up a bag of foam packing peanuts) I can be coordinator! (then suddenly realizing) Oh, my God! I'm so sorry. I didn't get you anything!

    • Phoebe: (to Ross, Chandler and 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!

    • 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. Y'know, our last dinner together... me, bringing the food of my ancestors... you, the food of yours.

    • Phoebe: This doesn't have to be so sad, though, y'know. Maybe instead of just 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: C'mon, there's gotta be something.
      Monica: Nope, she's perfect.
      Rachel: ...I have one.
      Phoebe: Oh, okay, great. You can go first.
      Rachel: Uh, well, I guess I'm not gonna miss the fact that you're never allowed to move the phone pen.
      (They all laugh)
      Phoebe: Okay, good. That's a good one. Okay... Monica, anything? Does Rachel move the phone pen?
      Monica: (good-naturedly) Ah, sometimes... (then reflecting) Always, actually.
      Phoebe: Okay, nice, there you go. Doesn't everyone feel better?
      Monica: Not just the phone pen... I never get my messages.
      Rachel: (offended) 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's sad!

    • Chandler: (to Joey who kicked and broke the foosball table) See... now, that's why only the little fake men are supposed to do the kicking!

    • Rachel: Y'know what else I'm not gonna miss? "I'm Monica. I wash the toilet seventeen 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!"

    • Monica: (about Rachel) I'm not talking to her.
      Phoebe: One of you has to take the first step and it should be you, because she's the one who's leaving... It's harder for her.
      Monica: Maybe you're right... But 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 (listens at Rachel's door): She's not crying...
      Phoebe: She's holding it in. She's so brave! Go!

    • Monica: (entering Rachel's room) Listen, Rachel, I feel really bad about what happ--what are you doing?
      Rachel: I'm unpacking.
      Monica: What?!
      Rachel: I'm not moving! Is that picture straight?
      Monica: It needs to go about twenty blocks to the left.
      Rachel: Hey, y'know what? 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: Because it's my apartment!
      Rachel: Well, it's mine, too... what else ya got?
      Monica: How about... you're moving!!

    • (Monica is chasing Rachel around the kitchen table)
      : Stop!!
      (They stop running)
      Phoebe: I know that... I know that you're acting mad, because you think that'll make it easier to leave, but deep down you're still really sad. Deep, deep down.
      Monica: No Phoebe, I am mad!
      Phoebe: Well deep, deep, deep down...
      Rachel: I'm just mad.
      Phoebe: Then... keep running.

    • 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.

    • Phoebe: I don't want to live with Rachel anymore.
      Monica: What?
      Phoebe: You're just so mean to each other and I don't want to end up like that with Rachel. (to Rachel) I still like you.
      Rachel: Well, Phoebe, that's fine because I'm not moving.
      Monica: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Phoebe, you gotta take her...

    • Monica: (to Phoebe) I know I said some really bad stuff about her, but Rachel does have some good qualities that, that make her a good roommate...
      Rachel: (challenging her) Oh, really? Like what, Monica?
      Monica: Y'know, she has 147,000 pairs of boots...
      Rachel: Oh, yeah... good start, Mon.
      Monica: She lets you borrow them.
      Rachel: Yeah, and you stretch 'em out with your big, ol' clown feet.
      Monica: (snapping at Rachel) You wanna live outside? ...because it's gettin' cold! (after collecting herself, to Phoebe) She gets tons of catalogs, and, um, she'll fold down the pages of the things that she thinks that I'd like.
      Phoebe: (starting to relent) 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: ...and when I fall asleep on the couch after reading, she covers me over with a blanket.
      Rachel: Well, y'know... I don't want you to be cold.
      Monica: And, when I told her I was gonna be moving in with Chandler... (starts to cry) she was really supportive. (to Rachel) You were so great! You made it so easy! And now you have to leave... and I have to live with a boy!
      (Monica sits on Rachel's lap and Rachel hugs her)
      Rachel: Oh, it's gonna be fine.
      Phoebe: Okay, Rachel, now I can't wait to live with you! ...and y'know what we should do? ...bring Monica, and then we can all live there together and we'll have so much fun!
      Rachel: Yeah, but honey, I think she's moving in with Chandler.
      Phoebe: Oh, that's right. (to Monica) You still set on that?
      Monica: Kinda... (hugs Phoebe)

    • 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"!

    • (Ross has won all the money from Joey that Chandler lost to him playing "cups")
      : (explaining to Ross) I invented the game of "cups" as a way to give Joey money...
      Ross: ...And now you want that money... back...
      Chandler: Exactly...
      Ross: Chandler... what kind of idiot do you take me for?
      Chandler: (pleading) It's not a real game... I made it up!
      Ross: I'm sorry you lost your money... but I won it... fair and square!
      Chandler: (shouting) At a fake game!!
      Ross: (picking up a deck of cards) Now, if you want to try to make some of it back... I'd be glad to play you for it... But I should warn you... I am very good... at "cups"...
      Chandler: (takes the cards from Ross) Okay... (starting to deal) Now, I assume the "saucer" card came up when you played last...
      Ross: (starting to lose confidence) No...
      Chandler: Hmm... Let's see if it comes up this time...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ross: (to Chandler and Joey) Whoa, whoa, whoa... Knicks season opener tonight...
      The "Knicks" (official name "The New York Knickerbockers"), are an NBA Atlantic Division basketball team based in New York City.