Trivia: This episode is completely shot in real time, much like an episode of the TV show 24. At the beginning Ross says they have 27 minutes left in order to get there. The episode ends with that time running out. This is the only episode of Friends that takes place in real time. However, as in many cases, the real time doesn't match up. When Rachel says they have five seconds left, they're already two minutes late. It is possible, though, that the timing was correct in the original airing. Episodes ran 22 minutes on NBC, but on the DVDs some episodes are as long as 26 and DVD commentaries reveal that some scenes deleted from the original airings have been restored in the DVD versions.