Season 9 Episode 1

The One Where No One Proposes

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In this episode we discover that Monica learned to play the piano as a girl, however, Ross is the only one we've ever seen playing a keyboard (although not very well).

    • Continuity: Wouldn't Monica realize that the ring Rachel is wearing is her grandmother's ring, and therefore belonging to Ross and not Joey? She was very familiar with it when Ross gave it to Emily in Season 4's "The One with the Worst Best Man Ever". Of course, if she had recognized it, as she should have, it would have sent this episode in an entirely different direction.

    • Continuity: When Chandler hears that Rachel took her breast out he asked what it looked like but he had already seen them in "The One with the Boobies".

    • Goof: When Ross notices Rachel is wearing the engagement ring and Rachel pretends she doesn't understand what he is getting at, Rachel's hair keeps alternating between down and behind her shoulders whenever the camera angle changes.

    • Goof: At the end when Ross sees the ring on Rachel's hand, Ross and Rachel's hands are interlinked. But when the shot changes, Rachel's hand is resting on top of Ross' and are no longer interlinked. This shot changes several times and their hand position alternates as well.

    • Goof: When Phoebe runs up to Ross to congratulate him on the engagement, Ross has a sandwich in his hand. When they shoot to Ross, he's not holding the sandwich and you see him pick it up.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, when Joey is talking with Rachel and Ross, the door to their room is closed at first but later shows that it is open.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: (about himself and Rachel) Joey, can you give us just a minute?
      Joey: No.
      Ross: What?
      Joey: Oh, I'm sorry... I meant no.

    • Monica: (about Emma) God, isn't she beautiful? Doesn't she look just like Rachel?
      Chandler: I know everybody keeps saying that, but all I see is Vin Diesel.

    • Chandler: Ross had a ring? And he was going to propose?
      Joey: I guess.
      Chandler: And you did it first? This is gonna kill him. You know how much he loves to propose.

    • Monica: (hugs Chandler from behind) I want a baby.
      Chandler: Honey, we've been over this. I need to be facing the other way.

    • Rachel: (talking about Joey's "proposal") I think I just got engaged.
      Phoebe: (thinking she's referring to Ross) Oh, my God! He did it?
      Rachel: Well... did you know he was gonna ask me?
      Phoebe: Are you kidding? I'm like the one who talked him into it! ...I like to think of myself as the puppet master of the group.
      Rachel: And you really think this is a good idea?
      Phoebe: I just talked him into it, don't tell me I have to do you, too. The puppet master gets tired, people.
      Rachel: I just don't know. It just doesn't feel right.
      Phoebe: Why? You two are so meant to be together, everybody thinks so.
      Rachel: Really? Even Ross?
      Phoebe: (understandably confused) ...Especially Ross.

    • Jack: (standing by a closet door) I think there are people in there having sex.
      (Ross looks at Joey)
      Joey: It can't be me. I'm standing right here.

    • Phoebe: Congratulations! I didn't want to say anything in front of Joey 'cause I didn't know if he knew yet.
      Ross: That we had a baby? Come on, let's give him a little more credit than that. Although, I did see him eat some plastic fruit earlier...
      Phoebe: No! No, that you and Rachel are engaged!
      Ross: What?
      Phoebe: Oh, it's a secret. Oh goodie! Yes! We haven't done the secret thing in a long time.
      Ross: Phoebe, there is no secret. Okay? I didn't propose.
      Phoebe: Are you lying? Is this like that time you tried to convince us you were a doctor?
      Ross: (incensed) I am a doctor!

    • Ross: (to Phoebe, believing Rachel thinks he's the one who proposed) Look, I didn't want to rush into anything, and it seemed like she didn't want to either... but I don't, I don't understand how any of this happened! What? ...did she find the ring in my jacket, assume that I was going to propose, throw it on, and just start telling people?
      Phoebe: No! No, she said you actually proposed to her.
      Ross: Well, I didn't! I didn't propose! Unless, uh... Did I? I haven't slept in forty hours and... it does sound like something I would do.

    • Monica: (to Chandler) Oh, I still can't believe my dad saw us having sex! He didn't make it to one of piano recitals, but this he sees!

    • Rachel: Joey asked me to marry him.
      Monica: What?
      Rachel: Joey proposed to me.
      Monica: Is he crazy?! You just had Ross's baby!
      Rachel: Well, I said yes.
      Monica: Are you crazy? You just had Ross's baby!
      Rachel: I'm sensing... you won't throw the shower?
      Monica: It's so inappropriate. No, it is worse than that. It is wrong. It's... (she sees the ring) It is bigger than mine!

    • Ross: I heard about the engagement.
      Rachel: Surprised?
      Ross: And confused. Rach', sweetie, I, I, um... I didn't propose to you.
      Rachel: I know...
      Ross: (sympathetically) I don't think you do.
      Rachel: You didn't propose to me. Joey did.
      Ross: Poor baby, you're so tired. Rach', I didn't propose to you... Joey didn't propose to you... and Chandler didn't propose to you.
      Rachel: Uh... You didn't propose to me... Chandler didn't propose to me... but Joey did!

    • Joey: Dude, step up! I proposed!
      Ross: No, you didn't.
      Joey: (realizing) Oh that's right, there's a lot going on. I think I ate some bad fruit earlier.

    • Ross: I can't believe you told her I was gonna propose.
      Joey: I can't believe you're not gonna propose.
      Ross: Hey, I am not gonna rush into anything.
      Joey: Oh yeah, dude, I totally understand... Usually after I have a baby with a woman, I like to slow things down!

    • Joey: (watching Rachel breastfeed) Man... that kid is goin' ta town!

    • Rachel: (about Emma) She's perfect.
      Ross: We're so lucky.
      Rachel: We really are.
      Ross: Look, I, I know it's not a proposal and I don't know where you are, but with everything that's been going on and with Emma and... I've been feeling...
      Rachel: I know. I know. I've been feeling...
      Ross: Yeah?
      Rachel: Yeah.
      Ross: Okay, well, that... Wow, okay, well, then maybe, at least we can, we can talk about us again.
      Rachel: Yeah, maybe.

    • Ross: (looking down at Rachel's hand) You're wearing the ring...

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