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

    • Monica: (trying to calm down Rachel) Just try to think of nice calm things...
      Phoebe: (singing) Raindrops on roses and rabbits and kittens. Bluebells and sleigh bells and... something with mittens. La la la la... something and noodles with string. These are a few...
      Rachel: I'm all better now.
      Phoebe was attempting to sing "My Favorite Things" from the 1965 film The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews and with music by Rodgers & Hammerstein. The actual lyrics are:
      Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
      Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
      Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
      These are a few of my favorite things.
      Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
      Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles,
      Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,
      These are a few of my favorite things.