Season 9 Episode 13

The One Where Monica Sings

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A night at Mike's piano bar gives Monica a very showy moment in the spotlight. Ross works on trying to move on after he witnesses Rachel and Gavin's kiss. Meanwhile, Chandler employs his secret skill to repair Joey's botched eyebrow-waxing job.

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  • Very good

    The one where Monica sings is one great Friends episode. Monica and Phoebe go to Mike's piano bar and Phoebe and Mike persuade Monica to sing in front of the bar, but when she does the light makes it so the guys can see her boob. As for Ross, after seeing Rachel and Gavin kissing on the balcony he decides to get back at her so she brings a random crazy person back to the apartment when Rachel was there. After the crazy lady leaves Ross and Rachel fight, and Rachel moves in with Joey. Joey needs to get his eyebrows shaved but it hurts too much so Chandler's softness helped him.moreless
  • Monica sings and everyone likes her.

    Great episode! Monica sings and everyone likes her but little does she know who boobs were showing. Rachel still can't decide on what to do with Gavin and the whole Ross thing. Ross trys to hit on girls in the coffee shop because he saw Gavin and Rachel kiss. Joey has to get his eyebrows wawxed for a photo which doesn't go that good. At the end Rachel and Ross had another fight. Ross bringing a girl home who he knew for like and hour. That upsets Rachel and she goes to move back with Joey along with Emma with her.moreless
  • funny

    an extended episode of friends 30 minutes long. monica gets praised when singing karaoke, but only because her breasts are showing. joey trys to wax his eyebrows with hilarious results, getting chandler to use his special secret skills to fix it, and ross gets jealous when he sees rachael and gavin kiss A night at Mike's piano bar gives Monica a very showy moment in the spotlight. Ross works on trying to move on after he witnesses Rachel and Gavin's kiss. Meanwhile, Chandler employs his secret skill to repair Joey's botched eyebrow-waxing job. a jilarious episode and a must watch.moreless
  • It's like karaoke night

    A night at Mike's piano bar gives Monica a very showy moment in the spotlight when her top is see-through and all the guys are cheering her on which is so funny when Monica thinks they care about her voice. Also when Monica says to Phoebe and Mike, 'Did you see me up there?' and Phoebe replies, 'Every little bit of you'. Ross works on trying to move on after he witnesses Rachel and Gavin's kiss by going out with a crazy lady who can't go in public restrooms. Meanwhile, Chandler employs his secret skill to repair Joey's botched eyebrow-waxing job by confessing he earned his allowance as a child by eyebrow waxing his father's friends. Joey in the waxing chair was hilarious when he puts his hand in the sticky liquid twice.moreless
  • An emotional, yet funny, episode!

    TOW Monica Sings is one of the best episodes of the ninth season, not only for it's well-written storylines (although the one about Joey's eyebrows wore a little thin) but also for the emotion in the episode's bookends regarding Ross's reaction to Rachel and Gavin. The idea that Ross intentionally finds a woman to use to "get back" at Rachel is a fine example of his insecurities as well as his possessive tendencies. The fact that he also hid the message from the guy in the bar also shows this. It is unfortunate that Ross, once again, is the cause of an emotional argument between him and Rachel, although his concern can be understood, as Rachel can also be at fault for unintentionally toying with Ross's emotions, subconsciously knowing how much he cares for her and how much he wants to be with her. Still, she was correct in saying that it wasn't the mature conversation that she was looking for, causing them to realize that their situation in living together was not working out after all. But despite the emotional underpinnings in this episode, the hilarious segments at the piano bar give it the comedic relief it needs. For some reason, Phoebe singing "We Are the Champions" (with her obligatory breast shake at the end) will always and forever stick in my mind. :)moreless
Melissa George

Melissa George


Guest Star

Kristen Ariza

Kristen Ariza

The Receptionist

Guest Star

Lori Alan

Lori Alan


Guest Star

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Mike Hannigan

Recurring Role

Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney

Gavin Mitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Ross: (coming into Chandler's apartment all flustered) Yeah! Yeah! Okay! Sure! Look! Can we... can we talk about what happened here last night?
      Chandler: Sure! Just give me a second to get all huffy and weird like you... Do you believe that whoever did something over here last night did what they did or didn't do... I mean, come on!!

    • Ross: (about Rachel) If she wants to move on, that's fine!
      Chandler: You know when "that's fine" sounds true? When someone yells it, and spits!

    • Joey: Hey, uh, let me ask you guys something. I'm havin' new head-shots taken tomorrow, right? And the photographer said that she thinks I should have my eyebrows waxed. Is that weird... for a guy?
      Phoebe: Well, it depends...
      Joey: On...?
      Phoebe: ...On how far along he is in the sex-change process.

    • Rachel: I kissed Gavin last night.
      Monica: You kissed him?
      Rachel: Yeah, it was after the party, we were on the balcony, and...
      Monica: Wait, wait, wait. I was home the whole time, how did I miss that?
      Phoebe: It was the end of the party, you were probably ironing wrapping paper.
      Monica: (thinking back and smiling) Oh, yeah...

    • Rachel: (about Gavin's present) There is a thin line between love and hate, and it turns out that line is a scarf.

    • Phoebe: (to Rachel) Wow! Five months maternity leave, you're back for four days, kiss a co-worker and call in sick... They are lucky to have you!

    • Joey: I'm here for my eyebrow appointment.
      Receptionist: Name?
      Joey: Chandler Bing.

    • Joey: So, do you get a lot of guys in here?
      Sonya: Oh, absolutely.
      Joey: Oh, good.
      Sonya: Yeah, you looking to meet somebody?
      Joey: All right, let's just do this.
      Sonya: Okay, we'll get to the wax in a minute. First, I want to tweeze some of the strays, okay? Now, this may sting just a little bit.
      Joey: Please, I have an extremely high threshold-- (Sonya plucks an eyebrow hair) Holy Mother of God! Oh, My face! My face!

    • Chandler: Hey, it's the most eligible man in New York! How's the moving on going?
      Ross: Not well. I went on the subway again and someone did sit on my hand, but that person was neither female nor wearing pants.
      Chandler: Well maybe you're going about this the wrong way. You know, I mean, think about it: single white male, divorced three times, two illegitimate children... The personal ad writes itself!
      Ross: That's funny... Do you think you'll ever work again?
      Chandler: What are you doing? You know I can only dish it out!

    • Ross: Hey, check out those two blonds over there. Hey, come with me.
      Chandler: Are you trying to get everyone divorced?
      Ross: You don't have to do anything. It will just be easier if it's the two of us... like college, remember? First, you break the ice with some kind of a joke so they know that you're the funny one, then I swoop in with some interesting conversation so they'll see that I'm the brilliant, brooding, sexy one.
      Chandler: I thought I got to make the jokes.

    • Gavin: What's Ross doing to you in that picture?
      Rachel: Oh, he's dusting me with a fossil brush.

    • Ross: Hi! I, uh, I couldn't help but notice, but that's an unusual necklace
      Woman: You already hit on me an hour ago
      Ross: Right, so that's a firm "no".

    • Ross: This is great. Rachel's gonna keep kissing guys until she finds the one she wants and I'm gonna die alone.
      Chandler: By drowning, or...?

    • Phoebe: (about Monica on stage) Can you totally see through her shirt?
      Mike: Like an X-ray... Bad day not to wear a bra.

    • Chandler: Okay, you know how most kids get their allowance from mowing the lawn or taking out the garbage? Well I earned mine by plucking the eyebrows of my father and his "business" partners.

    • Chandler: (about Monica's transparent blouse) Are those my wife's nipples?

    • Michelle: Ross, you didn't tell me you were a doctor!
      Rachel: What, what, wait a minute! You haven't even told her you were a doctor yet? How long have you known her, like, an hour?
      Michelle: Actually about an hour and a half.
      Ross: I told you it wasn't long, but there is an amazing connection between us.
      Michelle: You feel that too? Oh, I thought that was just me!
      Ross: Are you kidding?
      Michelle: Hey, do you want to go away this weekend?
      Ross: We'll see.
      Rachel: Okay, Ross, what's going on here? Are we just bringing strange women back to the apartment now?
      Ross: I don't know. Are we just kissing guys on balconies?
      Rachel: How do you know about that?
      Ross: Through the magic of sight!

    • Rachel: (about Michelle) Is that what this is all about? You bring her up here to get back at me?!
      Michelle: No, actually, see, I had to pee, 'cause I can't use public bathrooms because of the doody parasite...?
      Ross: Okay, Michelle. It's time to go. (manhandles her out the door)
      Michelle: Well, call me...
      Ross: Okay...
      Michelle: No, wait! You don't have my phone number!
      Ross: Um, you know what? If it's meant to be... I'll guess it.

    • Rachel: Why didn't I get that message?
      Ross: What?
      Rachel: From the guy in the bar. Why didn't I get that message?
      Ross: Because I... folded it up and put it in my pants pocket. Do you ... do you not look there?

    • Rachel: You know, I actually came in here hoping to have a mature conversation with you about us! But I can't do that with someone who hides my messages and brings crazy women back to my apartment!
      Ross: Hey! None of the sane ones wanted to come back with me! (realizing what he just said) That's not the point, okay? The point is you... you are the one who moved on and didn't tell anyone!
      Rachel: Oh, Ross, this is just so messed up! What's wrong with us? You know, when people hear about our situation they always ask, "What, you live together but you're not a couple? ...and you have a baby--isn't that weird?" And I say "No. You know what, it's not, because it works for us!" But you know... this doesn't work. In fact this is the opposite of working...
      Ross: Uh, clearly.
      Rachel: And you know, we said that we would, we would live together as long as this makes sense. And maybe this, you know, just doesn't make sense anymore.
      Ross: Yeah, maybe not.

    • Joey: (answering the door to find Rachel there) Hey!
      Rachel: Hi... Can Emma and I live here for awhile?
      Joey: (stammering) Uh... of course.
      Rachel: Thank-you... (hugging Joey) Your eyebrows look weird.

  • NOTES (7)