Season 1 Episode 1

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (a.k.a. Pilot)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 1994 on NBC

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  • When Rachel Greene, the daddy's girl who was obviously born with a silver spoon in her mouth, left boyfriend Barry Farber on their wedding day, she comes to old high school friend Monica Geller for help, who shows her how to live the simple life.

    In the pilot episode, rich girl Rachel Greene ditches her fiance at the altar, and has nobody to run to in the city, apart from old friend Monica Geller. Coincidentally, with the gang in the local coffee shop talking about marriage, Rachel happens to run into the place wearing her dress, much to Ross Geller (Monica's older brother)'s shock, who has recently got divorced, as his wife left him for another woman. The other half of the group are funnyman Chandler Bing, womanizing wannabe actor Joey Tribbiani, and wacky singer Phoebe Buffay. In a sub-plot, Monica dates a man - Paul The Wine Guy, and happens to sleep with him on the first date. As the episode goes on, we learn of Ross' crush on Rachel. Will the fairytale come alive? Actually, yes.
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