Season 7 Episode 8

The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 23, 2000 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Ross drives himself insane when he can't name all 50 states in a simple game. Tag joins the gang for Thanksgiving dinner, where Joey accidentally spills the beans about Rachel's crush on him. Phoebe sneaks a dog into the apartment, making Chandler extremely nervous.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The 50 states game.

    The one joke, that turned in to a running gag to a whole plot. The 50 states game. An amazing plot in my opinion. I like how Monica finally is bad at something. And she gets all sore about it. Ross staying in the competition to get his Thanksgiving dinner is really great. And he cheated towrd the end. The whole dog plot, wasn't that great in my opinion. It was pretty much filler. But it shows that Chandler lies about his allergic reactions. Rachel reveals her feelings for Tag, and then they get together! But Tag's car gets stolen. Well decent Thanksgiving episode.moreless
  • Rachel is trying to determine whether or not she wants to tell Tag she likes him; Joey's advice is yes but only if she is certain he likes her back, otherwise, it's a "moo point". "Like a cow's opinion, it doesn't matter".moreless

    One of the funniest lines written in this entire series and I really like the series. It's one of my faves and don't think I have missed an episode. I watched most episodes as they aired and watch it daily now in syndication. It's such light-hearted fare and usually good for more than one laugh in a 30-minute episode. It is obvious that the cast truly enjoyed working with one another and did not want anyone to "become a star" without the rest of them. The writing remained excellent throughout the series as well. If one can afford to buy the entire ten-season set, it would be a great addition to a comedy collection.moreless
  • funny

    THis was too funny where Ross can't think of the fifty states. He is pulling out his hair trying to fingure out which ones he left out. We find out that CHandler doesn't like dogs and that Phoebe was hiding one in the apartment. Joey thinks that there are 58 states. Monica forgot 14 states and Phoebe names the differnt types of celery. WHich theres is only one. Tag comes to spend Thanksgiving with the group and he finds out that Rachel likes him. THis was a funny keep you on your seat episode. Finally at the end Ross comes up with the 50 states only to find out he put down one state twice.moreless
  • Ross drives himself insane when he can't name all 50 states in a simple game. Tag joins the gang for Thanksgiving dinner, where Joey accidentally spills the beans about Rachel's crush on him. Phoebe sneaks a dog into the apartment.moreless

    Good episode. Another thanksgiving. Does Ross ever spend Thanksgiving with Ben? Because I don't see him much and has Ben even met Jack and Judy. I think someone could name all the states if they knew all of them. Joey is so funny! He is the best guy! Ross was the best when he was like smart people or something like that and Joey can't name them all. He didn't count Joey as smart. Poor Joey. At least he is good looking and funny! How can Chandler be so scared of dogs? They are not that bad. Chandler has lots of secrets.moreless
  • Another great episode. Thanksgiving #7.

    Great episode. Rachel invites Tag to thanksgiving dinner but he can't come because he's with his girlfriend. Joey thinks he can name 56 states. Phoebe has a dog in the apartment that Monica and Chandler don't know about. Chandler says he is allergic to them but Phoebe says that the dog's been there for 3 days. We learn that Chandler hates dogs (and also that Ross hates ice cream). Rachel reveals her feelings to Tag. Overall great but the Rachel/Tag storyline has been done before with people like Joshua. One of the better thanksgiving episodes but far behind seasons 3 8 9 and 10.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Joey: Say hello to the new champ of Chandler's dumb states game.
      Ross: Wow, how many you got?
      Joey: (with great self-satisfaction) Fifty-six!

    • Ross: Done! With time... to spare.
      Chandler: Ooh! This might be a new world's record!
      Ross: You know, I hate to lecture you guys, but it's kind of disgraceful that a group of well-educated adults... and Joey, can't name all the states. Have you ever seen a map or one of those round colorful things called a globe?
      Chandler: Uh, Magellan? You got forty-six states.
      Ross: What?! That's impossible!
      Joey: (smugly) Forty-six! Well, who's well-educated now, Mr. I-Forgot-Ten-States?

    • Monica: Hey! Did you guys know that your oven doesn't work?
      Joey: But the drawer full of take-out menus is okay, right?

    • Chandler: ...And Joey, do not let Ross look at any of the maps or the globe in your apartment.
      Joey: Don't worry, Chandler, it's not a globe of the United States.

    • Phoebe: (about her bag) It's just my knitting. That's all. (the dog sticks its head out of the bag) Yes, I knit this. I'm very good.

    • Joey: Look, Chandler, I told you, never tell anyone about this dog thing. It's like Ross not liking ice cream.
      Phoebe: You don't like ice cream?
      Ross: It's too cold! (aside to Phoebe) It hurts my teeth...

    • Ross: How can I not get this? I'm a college professor. I got 1450 on my S-A-T's!
      Monica: 1250.
      Ross: Damn. I forgot you were here.

    • Joey: If he doesn't like you, then this is all a moo point.
      Rachel: Huh... A "moo" point?
      Joey: Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion.... Doesn't matter... It's "moo."
      Rachel: Have I been living with him for too long, or did that all just make sense?

    • Chandler: (about the dog) What if it attacks me?
      Joey: Chandler, It's like a big gerbil.
      Chandler: And that doesn't scare you?!

    • Ross: I hate America! When I finish this game, I swear I am moving.

    • Ross: Tag, you're going? We didn't even get a chance to talk. So where did you say you're from again?
      Tag: Colorado.
      Ross: Enh, what good are you?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Celui qui n'aimait pas les chiens (The One Who Doesn't Like Dogs)

    • This episode runs 24:04 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There's one extra scene where Chandler wears the pink sweater so Monica will move the dog to Ross's place.


    • Joey: How is New England not a state? Huh? They have a sports team!
      This is a reference to the New England Patriots, a professional football team based in Massachusetts.