Season 2 Episode 17

The One Where Eddie Moves In

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Ross is getting under Monica's skin because of his constant presence in her apartment, but you have to wonder why he and Rachel aren't spending all their time at his place. Who wants their sister and her boyfriend around all the time, especially in the early, extremely intimate stages of a relationship? Of course, if the characters on Friends behaved the way normal people do, there wouldn't be much opportunity for comic situations.

    • Goof: When Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe are watching the Smelly Cat video, a boom microphone is visible at the top of the screen.

    • Goof: In the coffeehouse when Joey is telling Monica and Phoebe about his and Chandler's talk last night, a microphone is visible for a few seconds.

    • Phoebe's Songs:
      "Smelly Cat" (Coffee House version) 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. 
       They won't take you to the vet. 
       You're obviously not their favorite pet. 
       You may not be a bed of roses. 
       And you're no friend to those with noses.

      "Smelly Cat" (Video version) 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. 
       Smelly smelly smelly really bad smelling smelly cat 
       it's not your fault! 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. 
       They won't take you to the vet. 
       You're obviously not their favorite pet. 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. 
       Oh no! 
       You may not be a bed of roses. 
       You're no friend to those with noses. 
       I promise you, before we're done 
       all the world will smell as one. 
       Smelly smelly smelly really bad smelling smelly cat  
       What are they feeding you? 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault. 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? 
       Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault.

  • Quotes

    • Joey: (showing off his new, horribly tacky apartment). Huh? So what do you think? Casa de Joey. Huh? (proudly) I decorated it myself.
      Ross: (facetiously) Get out...
      All: No!

    • Phoebe: (looking at a rain-on-window art piece) Hey, excellent, excellent water-table thing.
      Joey: Thanks, yeah... I love this, but you know what? makes me wanna pee.
      Phoebe: Yeah, well, me too... Yeah, I think that's the challenge.

    • Joey: (showing the gang his new apartment) The best part? ...c'mon.... (leads them to the bathroom) Huh?
      Rachel: Hey, nice toilet.
      Joey: No-no-no, behind it...
      Ross: You have a phone in here?
      Joey: That's right, I have a phone... in here!
      Monica: Joey, promise me something...
      Joey: Yeah...?
      Monica: ...never call me from that phone.

    • Phoebe: (coming into Central Perk) Oh-my-God, oh-my-God, oh-my-God, oh-my-God!! You are not gonna believe this! ...I have just been discovered!
      Chandler: Now, wait a minute... I claimed you in the name of France four years ago!

    • Monica: Damn it, Ross, get your butt out of the bathroom!
      Ross: Calm down, I'm blow-drying.
      Monica: Blow-drying what? You have no hair!

    • Joey: (to Chandler on the phone as they both watch Baywatch) Hey-hey! ...they're runnin'...
      : See... this is the brilliance of the show! I say always keep them running... all the time running... (to the television) Run! Run Yasmine! Run like the wind!!

    • Monica: But I thought you wanted to live by yourself.
      Joey: I did... I thought it'd be great... I figured I'd have, like... time alone with my thoughts. But, y'know... it turns out I don't have as many thoughts as you'd think.

    • Chandler: (to Joey about Eddie moving in) Well y'know, we got to talking and, uh, he said he needed a place and I had a spare room...
      Joey: Oh, now it's a "spare room"?
      Chandler: Well yeah, in that it's not being used and I... have it to spare.

    • Monica: I can't believe he has a new roommate. Who is this guy?
      Ross: Uh, Eddie something. He just met him.
      Rachel: It'll never last... He's just a rebound roommate.

    • Phoebe: (about her edited music video with a different singer) I... I've never heard myself sing before... except in my own head. Ah! This is so cool! Now I can hear what you hear!
      Rachel: Pretty... uh... different, huh?
      Phoebe: I'm sorry, but I am incredibly talented!

    • Joey: (picks up the orange juice carton and discovers it's empty) Alright, that's it! He just comes in here, Mr. Johnny Neweggs, with his, his, his moving the mail and his, his, "See ya, pals!"

    • Joey: Who's eggs do you like better, his or mine? Huh?
      Chandler: Well, I like both eggs equally.
      Joey: Oh, c'mon! ...nobody likes two different kinds of eggs equally. You like one better than the other and I wanna know which.
      Chandler: Well, what's the difference? Your eggs aren't here anymore, are they? You took your eggs and you left! Did you really expect me never to find new eggs?!

    • Rachel: (about Ross and Monica's squabbling) Oh, my God!
      Ross: Monica keeps changing the channel!
      Monica: Aw, that's great... Why don't you tell Mommy on me?
      Rachel: Now, I'm "Mommy" in this little play? Alright... I refuse to get sucked into this weird little Geller dimension thing, so I'm gonna go and take a nice, long bubble bath--because you kids are driving me crazy!

    • Monica: Ross, I hated you when we were kids.
      Ross: You hated me when we were kids?
      Monica: Yes, I hated you... I mean I, I, loved you in a "you're my brother so I have to" kind of way, but basically, yeah... I hated your guts.

    • Phoebe: (about the woman who sang "Smelly Cat") I mean this poor woman.
      Ross: What woman?
      Phoebe: The voice woman... y'know? I mean, she has a great voice but she doesn't have a video.
      Rachel: Okay, Pheebs. But what about you?
      Phoebe: Well I have a video--you have to pay attention! No, this, this voice woman... she's so talented but, according to the producer people, they said she doesn't have, like, the right look or something, y'know? I mean, it's like... she's like one of those animals at the pound who like nobody wants 'cause they're not pretty enough or, y'know, like, like some old dog who's just kind of, like, stinky and.... Huh! Oh, my God! She's smelly cat! ...Ah! Oh, that song has so many levels.

    • Chandler: (to Eddie about Baywatch) Well that's the brilliance of it. The pretty people... and the running.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Monica: I want to watch Entertainment Tonight.
      Entertainment Tonight is a daily television news show, syndicated by CBS. Premiering in 1981, it is now the longest-running entertainment news program.

    • Ross: If Dino was a velociraptor, he would have eaten the Flintstones.
      The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbara Productions. Dino is the family's pet dinosaur.

    • Chandler: How could anyone not be in love with Yasmine Bleeth?
      Yasmine Bleeth is an American TV and film actress. She is famous for her role on Baywatch as well as appearing in Playboy magazine.

    • Chandler: That's right, my friend. It's time for...
      Chandler and Joey: Baywatch!
      Baywatch was an American television series about the lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. The show was notorious for its female cast members wearing skimpy bathing suits and running in slow motion.

    • Rachel: Hey, nice pillow. So now tell me, is this genuine Muppet skin?
      The Muppets are a group of puppet characters created by Jim Henson. They have been featured in numerous films and TV shows including Sesame StreetThe Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight, and the animated Muppet Babies.

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