Season 6 Episode 18

The One Where Ross Dates a Student

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The prickly yellow fruit that no one (including Monica) could identify, is a Kiwano Horned Melon from Africa. A member of the cucumber family, it is edible, tasting like a cross between banana and lemon. Since it is a tropical fruit, it should never be refrigerated (Monica at least knew that much about it).

    • Magna Doodle: A flying winged pyramid with serpents.

    • Continuity: When Phoebe is reading, she has her feet on Monica's couch. However, in "The One with Rachel's Other Sister", Monica grounded Chandler by saying "No shoes on the furniture!"

    • Continuity: One of the hallmarks of the series is that the friends are frequently hanging out in one another's apartments (and the coffee shop). This episode never makes it clear why Phoebe did not simply hang out at Joey's or elsewhere if Monica was driving her crazy; she only needed to be at Monica's apartment to sleep.

    • Trivia: This is the second time Joey auditions for the newest Al Pacino movie. The first time was in "The One with the Butt".

    • Goof: When Chandler is at dinner with Dana, his spoon keeps changing positions between shots.

    • Goof: When Monica is asking Phoebe if the smell from Joey's is bothering her, when seen from the front, Monica has her hands on her hips, but from behind, her arms are crossed.

    • Goof: When the fireman is talking to Phoebe and Rachel, his helmet keeps switching which arm it is held under between shots.

    • Continuity: When Ross goes out with Elizabeth, he eats ice cream, but in "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" he says he doesn't like ice cream because it is "too cold".

    • Goof: When Rachel is throwing wet paper towels and says "I love it at Joey's!", Matt LeBlanc's lips are mouthing the words along with Jennifer Aniston. Matt LeBlanc has a habit of doing that. In "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)", when Phoebe is yelling at a guy in Central Perk, LeBlanc mouths the words, "Your pervert boyfriend" along with Lisa Kudrow. In Season 9's "The One with Rachel's Other Sister", when Rachel and Amy are fighting, Phoebe says, "Shouldn't we stop this?", and again, Matt LeBlanc is mouthing the words along with her before speaking his own line.

    • Goof: After Rachel and Joey have been throwing wet paper towels at the cupboard, when Phoebe tries to talk Rachel into moving in with Monica, the number of projectiles on the cupboard door behind Phoebe changes between shots.

    • Goof: There are two microphones visible when Joey walks into Chandler's apartment, and Chandler is sitting on the couch talking on the phone.

    • Factual Error: Ross receives his teacher evaluations before he posts the final grades. Professors do not receive them until at least half a semester later.

    • Goof: When Monica, Joey, Ross, and Chandler are all talking in Joey's apartment, Ross gets a bottle of water out of the fridge. It disappears only to return to his hands in the next shot.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: (coming into Monica's apartment) Hey! I just got my teacher evaluations! Check out what this one student wrote... (reading) "I loved Dr. Geller's class. Mind-blowing lectures! Dr. Geller, you are definitely the hottie of the Paleontology Department."
      Chandler: Ahh, "Hotties of the Paleontology Department", there's a big-selling calendar, henh?!

    • Rachel: (about a student's evaluation) Who wrote it?
      Ross: Oh, I wish I knew, but the evaluations are all anonymous.
      Joey: Well, do you still have their final exams?
      Ross: Yeah.
      Joey: 'Cause you could just match the evaluation to the exam with the same handwriting and, boom! There's your admirer.
      Chandler: A hot girl's at stake and all of a sudden he's Rain Man.

    • Joey: Hey, Chandler, y'know that girl you went to college with who became a movie director?
      Chandler: Oh, yeah, Dana Keystone. She was in my movement class.
      Phoebe: What's a movement class?
      Monica: It's Chandler's way of pretending he didn't take mime.

    • Joey: (giving Chandler tips to help him remember "Thursday", the day of an audition) Monday--one day, Tuesday--two day, Wednesday--when? ...huh? ...what day? Thursday! ...the third day, okay?

    • Rachel: (walking out of the bathroom) Hey, Mon? I'm gonna check my messages.
      Chandler: You just thought of that in there?
      Monica: Sure, y'know... Nature called, she wants to see who else did.

    • Chandler: (to Joey, after they learn of Phoebe's fire) What are you smiling about? What is so funny?
      Joey: The part I want to audition for is a fireman! This is so meant to be!

    • (Chandler is going out with an ex-girlfriend to help get Joey an audition)
      Monica: Alright, well, why don't I go out with an ex-boyfriend and do Joey a favor?
      Joey: Hey, you wanna do Joey a favor, maybe you go out with Joey.

    • Joey: (Giving Phoebe a tour of his apartment) This, right here, is where I keep the pizza. (points to a pizza box on the chair) ...and, uh, that's where the napkin is... (points to a napkin lying on the floor)

    • Ross: (to Elizabeth in Central Perk) What do you want to do now, huh? ...You wanna go get a drink?
      Elizabeth: Enhhh... I can't.
      Ross: Oh... you have some studying to do?
      Elizabeth: No, I have some turning twenty-one to do.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Joey: (to Chandler about a former college girlfriend of his) ...she's directing the new Al Pacino movie.
      Al Pacino is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, Emmy, and SAG award-winning American actor. He is best known for his roles in The Godfather and Scarface.

    • Chandler: (about Joey) A hot girl's at stake and all of a sudden he's Rain Man.
      Rain Man is a 1988, four Academy Award-winning drama starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of savant Raymond ("Rain Man") Babbitt.