Season 6 Episode 14

The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In the beginning of the episode, Joey walks in and sees Rachel still standing by the window continued from the last epsiode. Joey tries to make up an excuse for being there, and then admits he is stealing Monica and Chandler's food. But in the previous episode, he had cleared their fridge trying to give the food to girls at the coffee house.
      Note: Joey doesn't go into the fridge at all, but merely takes an already open bag of potato chips from somewhere on the counter. He apparently knows the fridge is empty.

    • Goof: Joey says of Phoebe's porn video, "We better take that back. We can't watch that, I mean, that's Phoebe!" His chastising would make sense if it was one of the others who had rented the video, but it was Joey, himself. Of course, it's possible that he had a change of heart since renting the video, but it would still make more sense if one of the others had said it (or rented the video).

    • Continuity: When the friends are watching E.T., Phoebe says she cried for three days after watching Bambi, but in "The One Where Old Yeller Dies", she says her mother shielded her from the endings of sad movies by stopping them before they'd finished.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, when Phoebe shouts at the man in the coffeehouse who mistakes her for Ursala, Joey mouths Phoebe's line "your pervert boyfriend" along with her.

    • Continuity: In this episode it's stated that Chandler is unable to cry, but he cried in "The One with the Worst Best Man Ever", two years earlier, when Ross was saying how lucky he was to have not just one, but two close friends.

    • Goof: When Ross is talking to Rachel about Jill's advances, Rachel says "I'll give you something to think about" and rolls up her sleeves and then lets her arms hang down by her sides. When Ross says, "...I stopped the kissing" and the camera angle changes, Rachel's arms are suddenly crossed.

    • Goof: When Chandler slides his copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul under the sofa, it goes across the floor to Monica's feet near the blue counter. She bends down to pick up the book, but when the shot changes to her straightening up with it in her hand, she is suddenly next to the chair by the kitchen table.

    • Goof: When Rachel is talking with Jill in the coffeehouse and they sit down on the couch, Rachel sits down first and leans back. After Jill sits down, Rachel's coffee cup has disappeared and she is leaning back again.

    • Goof: When Rachel is talking to Jill in the coffeehouse about Ross, Rachel's arms and hands change position in almost every shot.

    • Goof: When Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey are watching E.T., the soundtrack from the film is heard while they talk. However, when Monica gets up to grab the photo album and walks past the television, the set is turned off.

    • Goof: In the coffeehouse when Ross tells Rachel that he will tell Jill he can't see her anymore, Rachel brings her hands down from her face. When the camera angle changes, she brings her hands down again.

    • Continuity: Joey says that he was mad at Chandler for 10 years for kissing his sister, and Chandler says that was only 5 years ago. Actually "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" was only 3 years ago.

    • Goof: In the scene where they start to watch the video, Joey stands up and knocks a chair over when he realizes that it is Ursula in the video. Yet seconds later when Phoebe enters and sets her purse down, the chair is upright.

    • Continuity: At the end of the previous episode, Monica was sick and had a stuffy nose. This episode continues from later the same night and Monica seems completely fine. Not to mention, that in the restored tag scene in the previous episode, Chandler had caught her cold as well.

  • Quotes

    • Joey: I can't believe Ross is going out with Rachel's sister. When Chandler made out with my sister, I was mad at him for ten years.
      Chandler: That was, like, five years ago...
      Joey: Yeah, you got five years left!
      Chandler: Joey...
      Joey: You wanna make it six?!

    • Rachel: (in Central Perk asking Ross about his date with Jill) So... did anything happen? ...because, rumor has it that you guys shut the drapes!
      Ross: No, no... nothing "happened"... I shut the drapes to show her slides of my favorite fossils.
      Rachel: Ohhhh... "slides"... (laughs) So really nothing happened.
      Ross(offended) Something coulda happened, alright? She... she really dug my slides... and she was definitely giving me the "vibe".
      Rachel: Right... Was it the "Please don't show me another picture of a trilobite" vibe?

    • Joey: You didn't cry when Bambi's mother died?
      Chandler: Yes, it was very sad when the guy stopped... drawing the deer!

    • Monica: Chandler, there's nothing wrong with crying. You don't have to be so macho all the time...
      Chandler: I'm not macho.
      Monica: (reflecting) Yeah, you're right.

    • Joey: (about Chandler's inability to cry) What if you saw a three-legged puppy?
      Chandler: I'd be sad--sure! But I wouldn't cry.
      Joey: Okay, uh... what if the puppy said, "Help me Chandler! All the other puppies pick on me!"
      Chandler: Cry?! I just found a talking puppy! I'm rich!

    • Phoebe's Fan: (approaches her in Central Perk) Are you Phoebe Buffay?
      Phoebe: Yeah.
      Phoebe's Fan: Can... can I get your autograph? I'm your biggest fan.
      Phoebe: Oh, you're my biggest fan? I've always wanted to meet you!

    • Jill: I am so stupid! I'm just like this incredibly pretty, stupid girl!

    • Rachel: This is about you being a brat, wanting what you can't have!
      Jill: Can't have?! Excuse me... the only thing I can't have... is dairy!

    • Rachel: (about Jill) I am jealous of her? I mean, who does she think she is, Princess Caroline?!
      Monica: You're jealous of Princess Caroline?
      Rachel: Do I have my own castle...?

    • Rachel: (about Phoebe starring in an adult film) Y'know, you think you know someone... even Phoebe, who's always been somewhat of a question mark.

    • Monica: (about Phoebe doing porn) This is so bizarre! Well, I guess it kinda makes sense, though, y'know... she had such a terrible childhood.
      Chandler: I had a terrible childhood and I don't do porn.
      Monica: Yes, but you're dead inside.

    • Monica: (watching Phoebe's porn video) Hold on a second... what is that on her ankle?
      Chandler: Her ankle is what you're watching?

    • Phoebe: (seeing her identical twin in a porno movie) Oh, my God! What am I doing?!

    • (Monica has caught Chandler reading "Chicken Soup for the Soul")
      Monica: Why are you reading this? You hate this kind of stuff.
      Chandler: Yeah, I know, but I figured I'd give it a shot, y'know? I mean... maybe one of those stories would make me cry, and then you wouldn't think I was, y'know... all dead inside.
      Monica: Aww, that's so sweet... but Chandler, I don't care if you can't cry... I love you.
      Chandler: Oh, that makes me feel so warm in my hollow tin chest!

    • Phoebe: (to a guy staring at her in Central Perk) You're trying to figure out where you know me from? Alright, I'll give you a hint... From porn! Okay? Yeah! (to his girlfriend) Your pervert boyfriend watched me in a porno movie!

    • Ross: You may have been right about Jill.
      Rachel: Oh, I knew it! What happened?
      Ross: Um... she kissed me.
      Rachel: (hurt) What? You kissed?
      Chandler: (aside to Monica) Maybe we should give them some privacy...
      Monica: Shhhhh!!
      Ross: Look, I tried not to kiss her, okay?
      Rachel: (upset) It doesn't sound like it... I mean, it is pretty easy not to kiss someone, you just don't kiss them. See, look at us, right now--not kissing!
      Ross: Let me finish, okay? ...she started kissing me and, and I didn't stop it... I guess I just wasn't thinking...?
      Rachel: Yeah, that's right you weren't thinking! Y'know what? (pushing up her sleeves) Let me give you something to think about!
      Ross: Wait! ...but then I started thinking... and I stopped the kissing.
      Rachel: Oh, well thank you for taking your tongue out of my sister's mouth long enough to tell me that.
      Ross: Look, I realized that if anything would happen with me and Jill then nothing could ever happen with us!
      Rachel: What?
      Ross: No. I mean, look... I don't know if anything is ever going to happen with us? ...again, ever? ...but I don't wanna know that it never could... So, I stopped it and... she got mad and broke my projector.
      Rachel: (touched) Wow, I, I don't even know what to say... (after a moment, gives him a little tap on the leg with her foot) Thank-you.
      Ross: (taps her back) You're welcome.
      (Chandler bursts into tears and everyone turns to look at him)
      Monica: Oh, my God... are you crying?
      Chandler: I just don't see why those two can't work things out!

    • Jill: (to Ross in Central Perk) ...And you! ...I throw myself at you and you say no? How gay are you?!

    • Jill: (standing in front of the gang in Central Perk) Okay, I'm leaving... don't worry about me... I'll make it on my own... (gets no response so becomes tearful) ...Who knows how I'll get by--or even if I'll survive...
      Rachel: Jill... you can stop that now. I know you made up with Daddy.
      Jill: (puzzled) You do? ...How?
      Rachel: Oh... just a wild guess... and, uh... (nodding towards the window) ...your limo just pulled up...
      Jill: (laughs self-consciously) Well... sorry I didn't get to know you guys any better...
      Monica: (deadpan) An absolute shame...
      Jill: Okay! ...see ya! (hurries out of Central Perk)
      Rachel: Buh-bye-e-e!
      Chandler: (bursting into tears) I can't believe Jill's gone! (sees everyone staring at him) I can't help it... I opened a gate!!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Monica: Chicken Soup for the Soul?

      Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books featuring collections of inspirational stories and motivational essays.

    • Chandler: Phoebe Buffay in Buffay the Vampire Layer.
      Buffay the Vampire Layer is a word play on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a 1992 comic horror movie about a cheerleader chosen by fate to kill vampires. It starred Kristy Swanson as Buffy. The movie spawned a popular television series, also called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy.

    • Joey: So, you saw me on Days Of Our Lives, huh?
      This is a reference to when Joey played Dr. Drake Ramoray on the Friends' version of the soap opera Days of our Lives.

    • Phoebe: Oh, y'know what's sadder than this? Bambi.
      Bambi is a 1942 animated Disney classic about a young deer whose mother is shot and killed.

    • Joey: It all works out. ET stays with Elliott and they get to hang out and be best friends for, like, forever.
      Chandler: Joey, you've seen this movie before. ET goes back home. 
      E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg about a boy befriending a stranded alien.

    • Phoebe's Fan: That was Phoebe Buffay, the porn star!
      Joey: Yeah, I don't think so.
      Phoebe's Fan: No, no, it was! She was in Sex Toy Story 2, Lawrence of a Labia, and I got her autograph! The guys at the comic book store aren't gonna believe this!
      Joey: Hey Gunther, don't let that guy in here anymore! He just said Phoebe's a porn star!
      Gunther: Well, I wouldn't call her a star, but she's really good. You should check out Inspect Her Gadget.
      Sex Toy Story 2 is a word play on Toy Story 2, a 1999 animated film about toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them.
      Lawrence of a Labia is a word play on Lawrence of Arabia, a 1962 film about the life and military career of T. E. Lawrence.
      Inspect Her Gadget is a word play on Inspector Gadget, a 1999 film based on the popular 80's animated children's show, Inspector Gadget.

    • Chandler: That makes me so happy inside my hollow tin chest.
      This is a reference to The Tin Man, a character in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz who wanted to see the Wizard so he could ask for a heart.

    • Rachel: Me jealous of her? Who does she think she is, Princess Caroline?
      Princess Caroline is a member of Monaco's royal family. She is the daughter of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace (actress Grace Kelly).