Season 4 Episode 7

The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: In this episode Joey is late for his date with Cathy because he is having car trouble. However, it is never mentioned in any other episode throughout the series that he has a car...

    • Continuity: Ross said none of the friends has ever heard his music before. However, in "The One Where the Stripper Cries," Ross and Chandler said they played in a band in college.

    • Continuity: Ross says he's never played his music for anyone before. However, in "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks" Ross and Chandler talk about the songs "Emotional Knapsack" and "She Feels Weird Since I've Been Gone" that Ross wrote for their band. So at least Chandler had already heard some of his his music before.

    • Goof: When Chandler is trying to get Joey to date Casey, he says he "only saw the back of her head." However when Casey was leaving, she turned toward Chandler showing him her face.

    • Goof: When Chandler comes in to talk to Joey who is watching Wonder Woman, Joey switches off the TV. He never switches it on again, but when Joey yelling at Chandler, the TV is suddenly on again.

    • Phoebe's Song: "Tiny Tarzan"
      Little tiny Tarzan,
      swinging on an nose hair,
      swinging with the greatest of ease...

    • Goof: When Cathy and Chandler are sitting in the canoe, the object on the corner of the counter behind Chandler disappears between shots.

    • Goof: When Ross is telling Phoebe and Monica that he found his "sound" in college, Monica spits out her orange juice and puts her glass down twice.

      Magna Doodle: I love you man (with a drawing of a cartoon face)

    • Goof: When Chandler is showing Joey the new stuff in their apartment, the cuff on his right sleeve keeps switching between neatly rolled to part of it hanging down between shots.

    • Goof: When Phoebe tells Ross that she wants to hear his "sound", she has her guitar in her lap. The shot changes and her guitar is missing. In the next shot her guitar is back on her lap again.

    • Trivia: There actually is a name to the genre of music that Ross plays. It is called "musique concrète."

  • Quotes

    • Chandler: I have to say, I always judge a woman when I see her eating alone.
      Monica: What? What's wrong with a woman eating alone?
      Chandler: Obviously something, she's eating alone!

    • Phoebe: I can't follow Ross! It'd be like those bicycle ridding chimps that followed The Beatles. No.
      Monica: Phoebe, Ross sucks!
      Rachel: Phoebe, the place has emptied because of him.
      Phoebe: Oh my God, he's not even appreciated in his own time. I would give anything to not be appreciated in my own time!
      Monica: Okay. Um, Phoebe, you suck too.
      Rachel: Yeah, Phoebe you're... awful!
      Phoebe: Oh, you guys. You suck too. (She hugs them.)

    • Kathy: You have really great hair.
      Chandler: Well, thanks. I grow it myself.

    • Monica: (Ross has just performed his "sound") Oh, God bless my dad sound proofing the basement!
      Rachel: Oh, I can't believe I ever let him touch me with those fingers.
      Phoebe: What are you guys talking about? I loved it! It was soo moving. Oh, plus it's just, it's so different from the stuff you usually hear.
      Chandler: You mean like, music?

    • Ross: So the new furniture, very nice.
      Monica: Yeah, Joey has the best boyfriend ever!

    • Joey: Ya know what I think? I think somebody's got a little crush on Casey. How 'bout I fix you two up? What do you think?
      Chandler: That all the pieces of my life are falling right into place!

    • Ross: See, what I was doing was playing bad, for Phoebe don´t stop playing her music, you know she feels overshadowed by my music. Yeah, How can I really lose it?
      Rachel: You mean that you played awful all this time, for Phoebe?
      Ross: No! Just this last play.
      Monica: Ohh!

    • Chandler: All right, look. I just think it's time for you to settle down, you know. Make a choice! Pick a lane!
      Joey: Who's Elaine?

    • Kathy: Oh God, is that Baywatch?
      Chandler: Yes, but I only watch it for the articles.

    • Joey: You have crossed the line. You are so far past the line you can't even see it! The line is a dot to you.

    • Joey: Did you sleep with her?
      Chandler: No, I just kissed her!
      Joey: That's even worse!
      Chandler: How is that worse?!
      Joey: I don't know, but it's the same!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Chandler překročil čáru (Chandler Crossed the Line)

    • This episode marks the official replacement of the barcaloungers, entertainment center, and foosball table in Joey and Chandler's apartment. The barcaloungers and foosball table are in different colours, while the entertainment centre is a much smaller version of Joey's old one with a "TV as if it appears from nowhere".

    • This episode runs 24:58 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is an entire subplot added about Rachel enjoying spending time by herself.

  • Allusions

    • Phoebe: Come on! Play that funky music, white boy.

      This is an allusion to the famous song "Play That Funky Music" by the band Wild Cherry.

    • Phoebe: I can't follow Ross. It would be like those poor bicycle-riding chimps who had to follow the Beatles.

      The Beatles, an English rock band, are the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music. This is a reference to their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a variety hour on the 1960s that marked their first U.S. performance.

    • Kathy: Oh God, is that Baywatch?
      Chandler: Yes, but I only watch it for the articles.

      Baywatch was a popular American television series Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of California. The show, famous for the actresses running in slow motion while wearing skimpy red swimsuits, is the most watched TV show in the world of all time.