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



  • Allusions

    • Ross: Do you know how long it's been since I grabbed a spoon? Do the words "Billy Don't Be a Hero" mean anything to you?
      "Billy Don't Be a Hero" was a popular anti-war song by British pop group Paper Lace released in 1974. A few months later it was covered in the US by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods. It is this US cover version that Ross is likely referring to since it hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1974 and went on to sell over 3.5 million copies.