Season 9 Episode 13

The One Where Monica Sings

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

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  • 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. :)