Season 2 Episode 16

The One Where Joey Moves Out

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Joey: Man, this is weird. Ever realize Cap'n Crunch's eyebrows are actually on his hat?
      Chandler: That's what's weird? Joey, the man's been captain of a cereal for the last forty years.

    • Chandler: (about Joey licking his cereal spoon and tossing it in the drawer) The spoon! You licked and, and you put. You licked and you put!
      Joey: Yeah, so...?
      Chandler: Well, don't you see how gross that is? I mean that's like you using my toothbrush!
      (Joey looks sheepish)
      Chandler: You used my toothbrush?!
      Joey: Well, that was only because I used the red one to unclog the drain.
      Chandler: Mine is the red one! Oh, God! Can open... worms everywhere...!
      Joey: Hey, why can't we use the same toothbrush, but we can use the same... soap?
      Chandler: Because soap is soap. It's self-cleaning!
      Joey: Alright, well next time you take a shower, think about the last thing I wash... and the first thing you wash.

    • Phoebe: (seeing Joey and Chandler, nicely dressed) Oh, look at you fancy lads! What's the occasion?
      Joey: Well, y'know that guy that's on my show that's in a coma? ...he's havin' a brunch.

    • Phoebe: (about tattoos) Um, I'm getting a lily for my Mom. 'Cause her name's "Lily".
      Chandler: Wow, that's lucky. What if her name was "Big Ugly Splotch?"

    • Phoebe: I'm getting a tattoo.
      Ross: A tattoo? Why? Why would you wanna do that?
      Rachel: You don't think they're kinda cool?
      Ross: (not aware that Rachel is also getting a tattoo) No, sorry I don't. I mean, why would anyone pay someone to scar their body for life? ...and what if it doesn't come out right, Pheebs? Then, it's like... I dunno... havin' a bad haircut--all the time! (following an awkward silence) Why is everyone staring at me?

    • Chandler: Richard's going to the party too, huh?
      Monica: He's my parents' best friend. He has to be there.
      Joey: So, is today the day you're gonna tell them about you two?
      Monica: Yeah, for my Dad's birthday, I decided to give him a stroke.

    • Ross: (to Monica about her dating Richard) I don't know, I don't think mom and dad would mind. Remember when you were nine and Richard was thirty, how Dad used to say, "God, I hope they get together."

    • Ross: (about to enter their parent's home with Richard) Shall we? Monica?
      Monica: (hesitating) No... Know what? Ross, let's, let's switch places. You get in the middle, y'know... unless this looks like we're trying to cover something up.
      Ross: Monica, Monica, you could come in straddling him, they still wouldn't believe it.

    • Judy: Well, did you kids thank Dr. Burke for the ride?
      Ross: Uh, actually Mom, I think Monica thanked him for the both of us.

    • Jack: Look, I know what you're going through. When I turned fifty I got the Porsche. You... you got your own little speedster.
      Richard: Guys. Seriously, it is not like that.
      Jack: Tell you what, maybe one of these weekends you can borrow the car and I cou--
      Ross: Dad, I beg you not to finish that sentence.

    • Phoebe: (looking at designs in the tattoo parlor) Okay, Rach'. Which, which lily? This lily or that lily?
      Rachel: Well, I...
      Phoebe: I like this lily. It's more open, you know, and that's like my mom. She had a more open, giving spirit... Oh! Foghorn Leghorn! Oh!

    • Phoebe: I don't believe this. Is this how this relationship's going to work? Ross equals boss? I mean, c'mon... what is this, 1922?
      Rachel: What's 1922?
      Phoebe: Just, y'know, a long time ago... well, when men used to tell women what to do... a lot. And then there was suffrage, which is a good thing--but it sounds horrible.

    • Phoebe: Do you want to get this tattoo?
      Rachel: Yes, I do! It's just that Ross is...
      Phoebe: Okay, hey, hey! Is your boyfriend the boss of you?
      Rachel: No.
      Phoebe: Okay, who is the boss of you?!
      Rachel: You?

    • Richard: (to Monica about their relationship and her parents) Maybe we should just tell them...
      Monica: Maybe we should just tell your parents, first...
      Richard: My parents are dead...
      Monica: God, you are so lucky!

    • Richard: (loudly, to warn Monica who is hiding in the bathroom) Judy! Going to the bathroom?! Good for you!
      Judy: Thank-you, Richard... I appreciate the support.

    • Joey: I'm twenty-eight years old, I've never lived alone, and I'm finally at a place where I got enough money that I don't need a roommate anymore.
      Chandler: Whoa, whoa, whoa. I don't need a roommate either, okay? I can afford to live here by myself... Y'know, I may have to bring in somebody once a week to lick the silverware...

    • Ross: Mon, Mon, are you okay?
      Monica: You remember that video I found of Mom and Dad?
      Ross: Yeah...?
      Monica: Well, I just caught the live show.
      Ross: Eww...

    • Monica: Dad... Dad, this is a good thing for me. Y'know, and you even said yourself, you've never seen Richard happier.
      Jack: When did I say that?
      Monica: Upstairs in the bathroom right before you felt up Mom.

    • Rachel: (to Phoebe about her "Lily" tattoo) Why didn't you get it?
      Phoebe: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
      Rachel: Phoebe, how could you do this to me? This was all your idea...
      Phoebe: I know, I know, and I was gonna get it, but then he came in with this needle and, uh... Did you know they do this with needles?
      Rachel: Really? You don't say? ...because mine was licked on by kittens!

    • Joey: (about moving out) I don't wanna leave you high and dry...
      Chandler: Hey, I've never been lower or wetter!

    • Chandler: (about to play foosball) Your little men are gonna get scored on more times than your sister!
      Joey: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!! ...Which sister?

    • Phoebe: (pointing at her "blue freckle" tattoo) For your information, this is exactly what I wanted. This is a tattoo of the earth as seen from a great, great distance... It's the way my mother sees me from heaven.
      Richard & Monica: Awww!
      Rachel: Ach! What a load of crap! That is a dot! Your mother is up in heaven going, "Where the hell is my lily, you wuss!"

    • Ross: You got a tattoo?
      Rachel: Maybe... but just a little one... Phoebe got the whole world...

    • Joey: (to the gang while packing) Hey... you guys are still gonna come visit me, right?
      Ross: Oh yeah, you got the big TV! ...we'll be over there all the time... (seeing Chandler give him a look) ...except when we are here...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Joey: You ever realise Captain Crunch's eyebrows are actually on his hat?
      Chandler: That's what weird? Joey, the man's been captain of a cereal for the last forty years.
      "Captain Crunch" is the mascot for Cap'n Crunch, a Quaker Oats Company cereal.

    • Judy: Did you know Richard has a twinkie in the city?
      Jack: I know. He's like a new man. It's like a scene from Cocoon.
      Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film, directed by Ron Howard, about a group of elderly people who are rejuvenated by aliens.

    • Jack: Honey, have you seen my Harmon Killebrew bat? Bob doesn't believe I have one.

      Harmon Killebrew is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Hall of Fame. He was famous for his ability to hit home runs, primarily during the 1960s.

    • Phoebe(looking at tattoo designs) Oh! Foghorn Leghorn!
      Foghorn Leghorn, a big rooster with a southern accent, is the name of a character appearing in numerous Warner Brothers animated cartoons and frequently featured on The Looney Tunes Show.

    • Joey: I was just in the bathroom, and there's mirrors on both sides of you! when you're in there, it's like you're peein' with the Rockettes!
      The Rockettes are a precision dance company, stationed out of Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York City.

    • Joey: It's not like we agreed to live together forever. We're not Bert and Ernie.
      Chandler: I'm aware we're not gay puppets.
      Bert and Ernie are puppets from the show Sesame Street. Spoofs have been done suggesting that Bert and Ernie are gay, since they have lived together for over 20 years.