Season 6 Episode 22

The One Where Paul's the Man

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 04, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: At the end of the episode, we learn that Chandler intends to propose to Monica and that he's made arrangements with Hildy to be married at the Morgan Chase Museum. We never hear about the Morgan Chase Museum again and they ultimately get married in an event room at a hotel.

    • Goof: When Paul walks into his bedroom, Ross is hiding behind the door. Paul then closes the door and walks to the other side of the room to a full-length mirror. Ross would have been obviously visible in that mirror before he was able to slip under the bed.

    • Goof: It is mentioned by the person at the museum that there is a two-year waiting list for weddings, yet Hildy calls to say that there has been a cancellation and Monica and Chandler can have their wedding shortly. Surely just one cancellation would still mean that their wedding would be about two years away.

    • Goof: When Phoebe and Joey walk into the dry cleaners for the last time, Phoebe walks in and says "Ooh there it is" but her mouth isn't moving. She doesn't even see Joey's picture yet because it is behind her when she says that. Then she turns around, points to it and says, "Ooh!" again.

    • Goof: When Paul starts to flex, only two buttons are fastened, but when the shot switches to the mirror, three buttons are fastened.

    • Goof: Elizabeth said that Ross would look pretty silly using her pink bike to go get condoms. Wouldn't they have a car that they drove up to the house with?
      Note: Neither Ross nor Elizabeth has a car, so in all likelihood they took a train and then a cab from the station.

  • Quotes

    • Phoebe: A massage client gave me three tickets to the Helmut Peltz Exhibit at the Morgan Chase Museum.
      Joey: Now you're thinking you gotta sleep with him.
      Phoebe: No. No, it's just that he gave me three tickets and there are six of us.
      Chandler: I'll give up my ticket.
      Joey: Me, too!
      Phoebe: Okay, that's so generous.
      Chandler: And I think Ross is generous, too!
      Phoebe: Great! Okay, then it's just us girls.
      Monica & Rachel: (feigning enthusiasm) ...Great!
      Rachel: So, what is the exhibit?
      Phoebe: It's mostly just photographs of, um, lesbian love scenes interspersed with video games and free sandwiches...
      Joey: (groans) ...Oh, man!! (swats Chandler)

    • Ross: Elizabeth and I are going out of town.
      Monica: Oh, that's great! Think about all the money that you're gonna make!
      Ross: Why? What?
      Monica: Well... her father pays you for babysitting, right?
      Ross: That's funny. But maybe it's time to move on, y'know? Let it go.... Stop it!

    • Ross: Besides, Rachel's going out with Elizabeth's father... so, uh, he's much older than she is... Looks like I'm not the only one interested in... fossils! Huh?
      Rachel: Look, Ross, all that does is remind us that you are interested in fossils.

    • Paul: Ross, just so you know, since Lizzie likes you so much, I decided to accept the fact that you are going out with her.
      Ross: Really? That's great!
      Paul: Yeah. But then I changed my mind. I'm funny like that. So I told Lizzie and now I'm telling you, I don't want you going out with my daughter.
      Ross: Okay, Mr. Stevens, I realize this upsets you...
      Paul: Yes, it does.
      Ross: But Elizabeth and I are both adults, and I don't think there's anything that you can do.
      Paul: I'll call the university and tell them about your relationship and have you fired.
      Ross: Oh, a man with a plan!

    • Elizabeth: (while at the cabin when Ross suddenly stops kissing her) Are you okay? What's wrong?
      Ross: Ahhh... Just thinkin' about your father.
      Elizabeth: Well... whatever works for ya...

    • Elizabeth: (suddenly stops kissing Ross) Hey... um... you brought protection, right?
      Ross: (panics) Why, are there, like, bears or something?!

    • Elizabeth: (about protection) I'll just run to the store and get some.
      : Hey, hey... I'm the guy, I'll get it...
      Elizabeth: Do you know where the store is?
      Ross: No.
      Elizabeth: Do you wanna ride around town on my little pink bicycle?
      Ross: A little bit.

    • (Ross hid under the couch at the cabin when Rachel and Paul arrived)
      : (to Ross after sending Paul to get her a Coke) What... are you doing here?!
      Ross: What are you doing here?!
      Rachel: I came with Paul!
      Ross: Yeah, I recognized the ankles!
      Rachel: Where is Elizabeth?
      Ross: She... she's at the store.
      Rachel: What?! made the girl go to the store?!
      Ross: (incensed) Do I know where the store is?!

    • (Chandler has just learned of Monica's wedding plans)
      : (arriving home) Hi, honey.
      Chandler: (getting up to leave) See you later...
      Monica: Wait. I bought groceries... I was gonna make you dinner...
      Chandler: Well, next time, ask! ...or at least wait for me to ask!

    • Rachel(trying to temporarily get rid of Paul) Will you get me something from the car?
      Paul: What do you need from the car?
      Rachel: (coyly) Surprise me...

    • Paul: (psyching himself up in the mirror while Ross watches from under the bed) Just relax. Just relax, Paul, you're doing great. She likes you. She... maybe, she likes you. She likes you. Y'know why? Because you're a... neat guy. You are the man. You are... The Man! I still got it! Nice and sexy. You're just a love machine! (starts singing) ...I'm just a love machine... (strikes a bodybuilder pose) ...Huuaaghhhh!

    • (Chandler has found out that Monica booked the Museum for their wedding)
      : What are you gonna do?
      Monica: Well I'm never gonna listen to you again, that's for sure! (mimicking her) "What harm could it do to put your name down?"
      Phoebe: Rachel said that!
      Monica: Well, Rachel's not here!

    • Ross: (after having been caught by Paul) Alright, fine! Fine, have me fired! But, uh, I want you to know that you and I are... are not all that different. I mean, I, too, am a "neat guy".
      Paul: What?
      Ross: And I, too, am "just a love machine"... (starts humming Love Machine and then strikes Paul's bodybuilder pose) ...Huuaaghhhh! 
      Paul: Ross... let me show you where the guest room is.

    • (Chandler has told Monica he's not ready to get married)
      : (after Monica has left) Did she buy it?
      Chandler: Totally.
      Phoebe: So did Hildy show you the place?
      Chandler: Yeah. It's beautiful.
      Phoebe: I can't believe you're gonna ask Monica to marry you.
      Chandler: I know.

    • Gunther: (to Joey who has just come in to Central Perk) Take these cappuccinos to table eleven, and that guy over there wants a biscotti.
      Joey: Oh... well, I just actually came in for a cup of coffee... to go.
      Gunther: (a little confused) Do you still work here?
      Joey: No... No, I quit a long time ago. Did I forget to tell you that? I'm sorry...
      Gunther: That's cool, I was gonna fire you anyway.

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