Season 6 Episode 18

The One Where Ross Dates a Student

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



  • Trivia

    • 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."

    • 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 (not Kiwi), 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.)

    • Continuity: One of the hallmarks of the series is that the friends are frequently hanging out in one another's houses (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 asking Phoebe if the smell from Joey's is bothering her, the shots of Monica from the front show her arms held on her hips, but the shots from behind show her arms 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!", Joey's lips are mouthing the words along with Rachel.

    • 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

    • Chandler: (When the gang finds out about the 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!

    • Joey: Hey, Chandler, you 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.

    • Ross: Hey! I just got my teacher evaluations! Check out what this one student wrote: "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, eh?

    • Monica: All right, 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.

    • Ross: Do you want to go get a drink?
      Elizabeth: Oh, I can't.
      Ross: Why, do you have some studying to do?
      Elizabeth: No, I have some turning 21 to do.

    • Rachel: (Walking out of the bathroom) I'm going to check my messages.
      Chandler: You just thought of that in there?
      Monica: Yeah, you know, nature called, she wants to see who else did.

    • Chandler: (About a student's evaluation) So, who is she?
      Ross: I don't know. The evaluations were anonymous.
      Joey: Well, do you still have their final exams?
      Ross: Yeah.
      Joey: Well, it's simple. You take the final exams and the evaluations, you see whose handwriting matches, and boom. You got your admirer.
      Chandler: A hot chick is at stake and suddenly he's Rain Man.

    • Joey: (Giving Chandler tips to remember the right day) Monday: one day. Tuesday: two day. Wednesday: when, huh, what day? Thursday: the third day, okay?

    • Joey: (Giving Phoebe a tour of his apartment) This is where I keep the pizza. This is where I keep the napkin.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jak Ross chodil se studentkou (As Ross Dated a Student)

    • This is the first appearance of Alexandra Holden as Elizabeth Stevens. Elizabeth was in 5 episodes of Friends.

    • When auditioning for the part of Elizabeth, one of the producers causally asked if Alexandra Holden was related to William Holden. It turns out she is related, albeit distantly.

    • This episode runs 22:08 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • Allusions

    • Joey: Anyway 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: A hot chick is at stake and suddenly he's Rain Man.

      Rain Man is an Academy Award-winning drama starring Dustin Hoffman as the "Rain Man", Raymond.