Season 9 Episode 1

The One Where No One Proposes

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



  • Trivia

    • 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: Wouldn't Monica realize that it was Ross's ring since it was her grandmother's engagement ring so she would have seen it before. (Wouldn't this be the same Ring that Ross gave to Emily in season 4 in "The One with the Worst Best Man ever" and would have been kept by Ross at this time and he would recognize when Judy gave it to him in previous episode).

    • 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: 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

    • 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: 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: 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.

    • Rachel: (Rachel is talking about Joey, While Phoebe is talking about Ross) I think I just got engaged.
      Phoebe: 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: Especially Ross!

    • Ross: Joey, can you give us just a minute?
      Joey: No.
      Ross: What?
      Joey: Oh, I'm sorry. I meant no.

    • Rachel: Joey asked me marry to 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! It's so inappropriate. No, it's worse than that. It's wrong. It's... (she sees the ring) It's bigger than mine!

    • 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!

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

    • 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: (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.

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

    • 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: (About Rachel breastfeeding) Man that kid is going to town!

    • 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 that you were a doctor?
      Ross: I am a doctor!

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

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