Season 2 Episode 15

The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: When Ross and Rachel are stargazing at the Planetarium, Ross refers to a constellation as being Ursa Major. When Rachel says, "Really?", Ross says, "No idea--could be!"
      Ursa Major, more commonly known as "The Big Dipper", is the most familiar constellation in the night sky. For someone like Ross, who has been interested in every aspect of science since he was a boy and even holds a doctorate, it is highly unlikely that he would have "no idea".

    • Goof: When Phoebe and Monica first enter Richard's apartment, they walk right into his kitchen and set up there for the catering event. During Richard's party, Richard opens one of the doors in the kitchen (the same one the girls entered through) and it opens to the party, not the hallway.
      Note: There are two doors in Richard's kitchen. The knobless door behind Monica and Phoebe leads to the party, the other door is the one that the girls entered through.

    • Goof: When Chandler is ordering the pizzas, he tells the pizza place to deliver them to Apartment 20 - Geller/Green. He should know that neither Monica nor Rachel is home. At the time, Monica is catering and Rachel is on her date with Ross.

    • Goof: While Ross is rearranging the exhibit, a mic is briefly visible at the top of the screen.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Rachel says that she didn't want to wear her glasses on their first date. No one ever mentions Rachel's glasses or even contacts ever again. In "The One with Joey's Big Break", it is also mentioned that Rachel doesn't like to put things in her eyes.

    • Trivia: When Ross and Rachel are in the auditorium, the music heard is by Chris Isaak, who appeared in a previous episode.

  • Quotes

    • Joey: (leading Chandler whose eyes are closed into their apartment) Alright, no peeking. No peeking, no peeking, no peeking...
      Chandler: Alright, alright... but you better be wearing clothes when I open my eyes.

    • Phoebe: (looking at Joey's new Barcaloungers) I can't believe two cows made the ultimate sacrifice so you guys could watch TV with your feet up.
      Chandler: Well, they were chair-shaped cows... They never would have survived in the wild.

    • Rachel: (affectionately to Ross) So, uh, how was your day...?
      Ross: Oh, y'know, pretty much the usual, uh... sun shining, birds chirping...
      Rachel: Really? Mine too...
      Phoebe: (chiming in) Hey, cool! Mine too!

    • Richard: (as Monica and Phoebe arrive at Richard's apartment) Um, I'm sorry, is Monica Geller coming? I was told she was...
      Monica: Dr. Burke... it's me!
      Richard: Monica?! My God, you used to be so... I mean you, you, you, you must have lost like... (collecting himself) ...You look great.

    • Chandler: (on the phone) Uh, two larges, extra cheese on both. But listen, don't ring the buzzer for 19, Ring 20, Geller/Green... they'll let you in, okay? If you buzz our door, there's no tip for you... Okay, thanks. (hangs up phone) Pizza's on the way--I told you we wouldn't have to get up.
      Joey: What if we have to pee?
      Chandler: (reaching for phone) I'll cancel the sodas.

    • Monica: You've got to get back out there, it's your party!
      Richard: But they're so dull... They're all ophthalmologists.
      Monica: You're an ophthalmologist!
      Richard: Only because my parents wanted me to be... I wanted to be a sheriff.

    • Phoebe: (about Monica's obvious attraction to Richard) You are so smitten!
      Monica: (blushing) I am not!
      Phoebe: Oh, you are so much the smitten-kitten.

    • Phoebe: (about Richard) Okay, so what... you're just never gonna see him again?
      Monica: Not never... I mean, I'm gonna see him tomorrow at my eye appointment.
      Phoebe: Didn't you, like, just get your eyes checked?
      Monica: Well yeah, but, y'know, uh... twenty-seven is a dangerous eye age.

    • Rachel: (kissing Ross while checking to see if Monica's home) Monica!
      Ross: It would really help when I'm kissing you if you didn't shout out my sister's name.

    • Rachel: (starting to laugh) I'm sorry. Oh, God, I'm sorry... It's just that when you moved your hands down to my butt, it was like, "Whoa... Ross's hands are on my butt!"

    • Joey: (watching an infomercial with Chandler) Wow! Look at that! The car is on fire, yet somehow it's expensive paint job is protected by the Miracle Wax.
      Chandler: You got a Cheeto on your face, man.

    • Ross: (coming into Chandler and Joey's apartment) Hi...
      Chandler & Joey: Hey...
      Joey: What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be out with Rachel?
      Ross: That was fourteen hours ago.

    • Richard: (to Monica in his darkened office) I'm going to look into your eyes now.
      Monica: Really?
      Richard: Yeah, that's my job... (holds an ophthalmoscope up to her eyes) Alright, look up... look down... now open your eyes... now look down... That's right, look into the light... Now look at me... (suddenly aware of her adoring gaze) Okay! Your eyes look good... Those are good eyes.

    • Phoebe: Y'know, you should go outside and be with the three-dimensional people.
      Joey: No! Inside good... outside baaad.

    • Phoebe: (to the guys watching TV) You guys are so pathetic!
      (Chandler changes channels)
      Phoebe: (shouting) Oh! Oh! Xanadu!! ...Oh!
      Chandler: (dramatically to Joey) She's one of us, now...

    • Ross: Well, we just wanted to stop by and, uh, say goodnight.
      Chandler, Joey, & Phoebe: (glued to the TV) Goodnight.
      Ross: Look at that, they won't even turn their heads.
      Rachel: Alright you guys, I'm taking off my shirt.
      Joey: (uses a dentist's mouth mirror to look behind him) Nah, she's lyin'.

    • Monica: (about her date) It's Richard Burke.
      Ross: Who's Richard Burke? Doc... Doctor Burke? You have a date with Doctor Burke? ...Why, why, why should that bother me? I, I love that man... He's like a, uh... brother to dad.

    • Rachel: Y'know, Dr. Burke kissed me once...
      Monica: When?
      Rachel: When I was, um, seven. I crashed my bike right out in front of his house, and to stop me from crying he kissed me... (points to the tip of her nose) right here.
      Phoebe: Oh, you are so lucky.
      Rachel: (smiling) I know...

    • Ross: (on the phone to the Museum) Whoa, whoa, whoa! Australopithecus isn't supposed to be in that display! No-no... Homo habilis was erect... Australopithecus was never fully erect...
      Chandler: Well, maybe he was nervous.

    • Monica: (looking at a photo of Richard's grandson) Oh, you're a grandpa...
      Richard: Yeah... (suddenly aware of their age-difference) ...Are we nuts, here?
      Monica: I don't know, maybe... I mean, I'm dating a man whose pool I once peed in.
      Richard: I didn't need to know that.

    • Rachel: (star-gazing at the Planetarium) Ah, so what are we looking at?
      Ross: Well, uh, you see that, that little cluster of stars next to the big one?
      That... is Ursa Major.
      Rachel: Really?
      Ross: No idea--could be!

    • Ross: Listen, I'm sorry I had to work tonight.
      Rachel: Oh, that's okay. You were worth the wait. And I don't just mean tonight.
      (Ross and Rachel kiss)
      Ross: You're not laughing.
      Rachel: This time it's not so funny.

    • Joey: (in their Barcaloungers watching Beavis and Butthead) Is that the fire alarm?
      Chandler: Yeah. (feels the floor) Oh, it's not warm yet. We still have time.
      Joey: Cool.

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