Friends

Season 10 Episode 10

The One Where Chandler Gets Caught

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 2004 on NBC
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Phoebe and Rachel catch Chandler getting into a car with a blonde woman and think he's having an affair. It turns out that the woman was Monica and Chandler's realtor, and the two are buying a house in Westchester. The friends reminisce about their good times in the apartment.moreless

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  • Best clip show EVER!!

    10
    This by far is the best clip show out of the six 'Friends' clip shows because most of it is a normal episode unlike the others.

    It starts off with Phoebe and Rachel seeing Chandler getting into a car with a blonde woman and think he's having an affair which he isnt because it turns out that the woman was Monica and Chandler's realtor, and the two are buying a house in Westchester which leads to the friends reminiscing about their good times in the apartment. This leads to a lot of hilarious Joey lines. Great classic Friends episodemoreless
  • One great episode.

    10
    Although the air of the episode tells you this is the last season, it's still a great show. I just loved the part about the flashbacks. It makes you remember why you love the show. The great thing about Friends' flashbacks is that those are the episodes where you just can't stop laughing. It's 10 times more laughs than usual, guaranteed. The whole thing about Chandler and Monica wanting to live in the suburbs was a great idea. There was going to be a time when it had to come to this. They ARE friends but at some point they had to have a life of their own. That means that they'll marry and live in other places. I don't think they didn't want Monica and Chandler to move bacause they were selfish. I think that they didn't want to accept the fact that they're not young anymore and it's not going to be the same. This episode was a tearjerker for me because of the flashback where Rachel is moving out of Monica's and Monica tells Pheobe about all the good things Rachel does. It was really moving for me.moreless
  • Most of this episode was really good.

    7.7
    One of the better episodes from the 10th season.



    Monica and Chandler are planning on buying a house, but the others think Chandler is having an affair. It was a funny storyline, and it played out well. I especially liked Rachel's comment on the house: "All I could think of was I can't believe Chandler is having an affair, but man this would be a great place to live!"



    The downside to the episode was the reaction from Rachel, Ross, Phoebe and Joey to the news of the move. Yes they are all good friends, but as such you would think they would be supportive instead of trying to talk Monica and Chandler out of it. It just got a bit too dramatic. It wouldn't be the end of the world if Monica and Chandler moved, even though it would mean they couldn't spend as much time together anymore.



    But in most ways this was a good episode. I liked how Chandler acted like they didn't get the house when the others were there so he could give the good news to Monica when they were alone. I like these two as a couple, they have good chemistry and they seem truly affectionate with one another.



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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Phoebe and Rachel duck down, they don't go past the top of the couch. Chandler could still easily see their heads.

    • Trivia: The clips used in this episode are taken from:

      "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate"
      "The One with All the Poker"
      "The One with the Blackout"
      "The One with All the Football"
      "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks"
      "The One with the Embryos"
      "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey"
      "The One on the Last Night"
      "The One Where the Underdog Gets Away"

    • Goof: When Chandler and Monica tell the others about their house, a boom mike is visible at the top of the screen.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Phoebe: If you had to, what would you give up, food or sex?
      Monica: (without hesitation) Sex!
      Chandler: (to Monica) Seriously, answer faster.
      Monica: Oh, I'm sorry honey, you know, but when she said "sex" I wasn't thinking about "sex with you!"
      Chandler: (to Phoebe) It's like a giant hug.

    • Rachel: What about you, Joe? What would you give up, sex or food?
      Joey: Um, oh, I don't know. It's too hard.
      Rachel: No, you gotta pick one!
      Joey: Food. No, sex. Food! Sex! Food! I don't know! Good God, I don't know! I want both! ...I want girls on bread!

    • Phoebe: I'm always right about these things.
      Rachel: No, you're not. Last week you thought Ross was trying to kill you.
      Phoebe: Well, I'm sorry, but it's hard to believe that someone would tell a story that dull just to tell it.

    • Phoebe: Okay. Quick. We gotta find a cab and follow them.
      Rachel: (facetiously) Oh, yeah, okay... Let me just grab my night vision goggles and my stun gun.
      Phoebe: (patting her purse) I got 'em!

    • Monica: You smell like perfume and cigarettes.
      Chandler: I was in the car with Nancy all day.
      Monica: Nancy doesn't smoke.
      Chandler: Well, at least the perfume's not mine, be thankful for that.

    • Monica: How bad do you want to smoke right now?
      Chandler: I don't know what you mean... giant talking cigarette!

    • Ross: I just can't see Chandler cheating.
      Rachel: I'm telling you guys, we followed them out to a house in Westchester, they went in for like forty-five minutes and then they came out looking pretty happy.
      Joey: Chandler? Forty-five minutes? Well, something is not right.

    • Phoebe: (about telling Monica she saw Chandler with another woman) So, should we tell her?
      Ross: I don't know. Phoebe, if one of us saw Mike with another woman, would you want us to tell you?
      Phoebe: Why? Who'd you seen him with?!
      Ross: No one, I'm just saying if...
      Phoebe: (pinching Ross's neck) Tell me what you know!
      Ross: (yelping in pain) I know nothing! Mike's a great guy, it was hypothetical!
      Phoebe: Alright. He is a good guy. You're right, he wouldn't cheat.
      Ross: Believe me, if I did see him with someone, there's no way I--
      Phoebe: (pinching him again and screaming) Who did you see him with?!

    • Ross: We think Chandler might be having an affair.
      Monica: What?
      Rachel: Phoebe and I saw Chandler with a blonde woman today outside on the street and then we followed them to a house in Westchester.
      Phoebe: They went in together. So sorry.
      Monica: Oh, my God! Oh, my God that's awful! ...What did you think of the house?
      Phoebe: What?
      Joey: Monica, you understand what we are saying, right?
      Monica: Yeah, sure... Um, I'm devastated, obviously... (turning to Phoebe and Rachel) Did you think the neighborhood was homey?

    • Chandler: (to the gang as he enters his apartment) Hey!
      Joey: (angrily) You son of a bitch!
      Chandler: Is it me, or have the greetings gone downhill around here?

    • Monica: And that's great for you guys, but we want a lawn and a swing-set...
      Chandler: And a street where our kids can ride their bikes and maybe an ice cream truck can go by.
      Ross: (sarcastically) So you wanna buy a house in the Fifties?

    • Phoebe: (to Monica and Chandler) You can't leave the city. What if you want Chinese food at five a.m.? ...Or a fake Rolex that breaks as soon as it rains? ...Or an Asian hooker sent right to your door?

    • Monica: (describing the house they're thinking of buying) It has a big yard that leads down to a stream, and there are these maple trees...
      Phoebe: Again with the nature! What are you, beavers?

    • Monica: (about the house they're thinking of buying) We think if you saw it, you'd understand. (to Rachel and Phoebe) I mean you guys were there. It is beautiful, isn't it?
      Rachel: Yeah, it is.
      Joey: What the hell are you doin'?
      Rachel: Well, it is, alright? When we were out there today, all I kept thinking was, "I can't believe Chandler is screwing this woman, but man this would be a nice place to live!"

    • Ross: (to Monica and Chandler) You know, sometimes when I'm alone in my apartment, I look over here and you guys... are just having dinner or... watching TV or something, but... it makes me feel better. And now when I look over, who am I gonna see? The Gottliebs? The Yangs? They don't make me feel so good.
      Rachel: Yeah. So don't move, okay? Just stay here and... maybe close your blinds at night.

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Celui qui se faisait coincer (The One Who Got Caught)

    • Courteney Cox-Arquette was pregnant during the filming of this episode. It is visible, especially in her face, that she gained weight from her real-life pregnancy. She also wears larger clothes to try to disguise this. On June 13th, 2004 Courteney and her husband David Arquette welcomed the birth of their daughter Coco Riley Arquette.

    • In the flashback where Joey gets the turkey stuck on his head, Joey complains that it smells bad and Phoebe replies "Of course, you have your head up a dead turkey's ass." But in the original episode, "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks", Phoebe replied "Of course, you have your head up a dead animal's ass." Apparently they used another take when selecting the scene.

    • This episode runs 23:05 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • This is the last episode with Chandler's name in the title of the episode.

    • Clip show #6. This is the last clip show within the regular series format. It is unusual as clip shows go, in that there are eleven minutes of new material about Monica and Chandler buying a house before they start showing clips.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Phoebe: (on the phone) Well it's a shame that you're going to miss the movie, because we were gonna see either Liar Liar, or Betrayal, or An Affair to Remember.
      Chandler: (on the phone) Those are really old.
      Rachel: Oh, maybe it's Dude, Where's My Car?
      Liar Liar is a 1997 slapstick comedy in which a lawyer, played by Jim Carrey, is unable to tell a lie for a whole day after his son makes a birthday wish.
      Betrayal is a 1983 film adaption of a play in which an art gallery owner, played by Patricia Hodge, and a literary agent, played by Jeremy Irons, have a seven-year-long affair.
      An Affair to Remember is a 1957 romantic drama starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. It is a remake of the 1939 film, Love Affair, starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunn. Both films were directed by Leo McCarey.
      Dude, Where's My Car? is a rather lame comedy from 2000 starring Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Garner.

    • Ross: Oh, my God, it's like Sophie's Choice.

      Sophie's Choice is a 1982 film starring Meryl Streep, about a woman who was forced by Nazis to choose life for one child, and death for the other.

    • Rachel: (to Monica and Chandler) Why can't you raise a child in the city? I'm doing it. Ross is doing it. Sarah Jessica Parker is doing it!
      This is a reference to the actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, who is most famous for her role in Sex and the City.

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