Season 6 Episode 2

The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: At the end of "The One After Vegas" when Ross came in and told Rachel he had gotten the annulment and she asked if he wanted to go to a movie she also asked Phoebe who said no. In the exact same scene in this episode, Rachel did not ask Phoebe if she wanted to go to the movie.

    • Continuity: Rachel spits the cookie Monica gives her into a tissue as if it tastes terrible. This is highly inconsistent with our knowledge of Monica. She has flaws (like all the friends) but cooking is definitely her strength; she even convinced her mother of that in "The One with the Cuffs", and her mother is her worst critic. In "The One with Rachel's Crush" she lures everyone across the hall with the smell of her freshly-baked cookies.

    • Goof: When Phoebe hails a taxi, and puts Rachel in it to send her down the street to the movie theater, it clearly says on the marquee on top of the taxi that it is "off duty".
      Note: The fact that you can read the words "off duty" doesn't mean anything. The status of the taxi is determined by which lights are on in the signal-lights display. If the center light is lit ("2X36" in this case) it means the taxi is available. If the outer "off duty" lights are lit (no center light), then the driver is either on a break or headed home for the day. When no lights are on, it means that the taxi is carrying a passenger and is therefore unavailable. With Rachel in the taxi the lights would all be off, as correctly shown.

    • Continuity: In this episode Chandler says that Joey is surprisingly strict about sweets, but in "The One with the Kips" Joey leaves Rolos everywhere.

    • Continuity: Throughout this episode Monica and Rachel keep saying that they've lived together for six years. However since this is the start of the sixth season, they have only lived together for the previous five years.

    • Continuity: Chandler and Joey only have one microwave again. The one that was above the sink is replaced with a paper towel holder.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: You, uh... you wanna hear something weird?
      Phoebe: Always!
      Ross: I didn't get the annulment.
      Phoebe: What?!
      Ross: We're still married... Don't tell Rachel. See ya later.

    • Ross: Look, I just don't want my tombstone to read, "Ross Geller, Three Divorces."
      Phoebe: Don't be worried about that! Your tombstone can say whatever you want it to say! It can say, "Ross Geller... Good at Marriage!" ...y'know? Mine's gonna say, "Phoebe Buffay, Buried Alive..."

    • Chandler: Y'know, when we move in together, can I get a gumball machine?
      Monica: Of course. Joey wouldn't let you have one?
      Chandler: No. When it comes to sweets, he's surprisingly strict.

    • Monica: Have you figured out a way to tell him you're moving out?
      Chandler: No, I keep trying, y'know? I can get out, "Joey, I have to...", but then I lose my nerve and I always finish with, "...go to the bathroom." He may think I'm sick.

    • Monica: Y'know what? The next time we see them, we're just gonna tell them. That's it!
      Chandler: Oh, is that how this is gonna work now?'re just gonna order me around all the time?
      Monica: Pretty much...
      Chandler: (half-shrugs) Alright...

    • Joey: (about Chandler moving in with Monica) This sucks!!
      Chandler: Look, I'm just gonna be right across the hall--and I promise you, the minute Monica and I break up, I'm movin' right back in with you.
      Monica: (to Chandler) Maybe that's now!
      Joey: Okay, okay. Look, look... If you're gonna be movin' in with him, I feel that it's my responsibility to tell you the truth about him... okay? He is a terrible roommate. Terrible! He forgets to, um... Oh! And he always, always, uh... Who am I kiddin'? ...he's the best roommate ever!! (shoves Monica aside and hugs Chandler)

    • Phoebe: Here's an article about people who marry people and don't tell them.
      Ross: Really?
      Phoebe: Yeah. I'm reading Ross Geller Magazine.

    • Ross: What's up?
      Monica: Well, um... Chandler and I are moving in together.
      Ross: Oh, my God. Oh, my little sister and my best friend... shackin' up.

    • Ross: (to Phoebe about him getting a third divorce) I'll be at the bottom of the dating barrel, now. The only guys below me will be four-divorce guy... ah... murderer guy and... (self-amused) ...geologists.

    • Chandler: Hey.
      Monica: Ugh, I thought you were Rachel.
      Chandler: What gave me away?

    • Ross: (to a group of girls in Central Perk) See, once you know the stories, it's not that bad... First marriage, wife's hidden sexuality, not my fault. Second marriage, said the wrong name at the altar... a little my fault. Third marriage, well, they really shouldn't let you get married when you're that drunk and have writing all over your face... Nevada's fault.

    • Meg: (about Ross) Well, I don't care about the divorces either, but I wouldn't date him. It's just that he's obviously still in love with this Rachel girl.
      Ross: What?!
      Phoebe: She said, "He's obviously still in love with this Rachel girl."
      Ross: This is crazy! I mean, yes, Rachel is my good friend and I have loved her in the past, but now... she is just my wife.

    • Phoebe: Well, I thought you loved her when you married her.
      Ross: We were drunk! I would've married Joey with that amount of alcohol!
      Phoebe: (incensed) Hey! You could do a lot worse than Joey Tribbiani!

    • Monica: I just couldn't do that to her... Rachel's my best friend.
      Chandler: Well, Joey's my best friend.
      Monica: I'm not your best friend?
      Chandler: (exasperated) You just said... (calming down) Of course you're my best friend.

    • Monica: (after telling Rachel that she and Chandler are moving in together and getting no reaction from her) Don't you want a cookie?
      Rachel: Sure.
      (Monica gives her a cookie and she takes a bite)
      Monica: And maybe... do you need a tissue?
      Rachel: (nodding) Mmm-hmm. (she spits the cookie into the tissue.) Monica, where did you get these?
      Monica: I made them.
      Rachel: (sucking the cookie back into her mouth) Ohhh! God, they're so yummy.

    • Chandler: Look, I'm just going to be across the hall... we can still do all the same stuff.
      Joey: Yeah, but we won't be able to, like, get up in the middle of the night and have those long talks about our feelings... and the future.
      Chandler: Not once did we do that.

    • Monica: So, I told Rachel that it's just gonna be the two of us.
      Chandler: Oh, yeah? How'd she take it?
      Monica: Really well... Surprisingly well. Yeah, she didn't cry, she wasn't angry or sad...
      Chandler: And you're upset because you didn't make your best friend cry?
      Monica: I mean, all I'm asking for is a little emotion--is that too much to ask after six years? I mean, what? ...are Rachel and I not as close as you guys? I mean, do we not have as much fun? I mean, don't I deserve a few tears?! I mean, when you told Joey he cried his eyes out!

    • Joey: C'mon! It's like the end of an era! No more J-Man and Channy!
      Chandler: Okay, I gotta ask... Who calls us that?

    • (Monica gives Rachel a huge display dish to take with her when she moves out)
      Monica: (hauntingly) Something to remember me by...
      Rachel: Mon, honey, you're not dying. I'm just moving out. Y'know, we're gonna see each other all the time.
      Monica: But still, it's a big change. The end of an era... you might say.
      Rachel: Are you okay? You're not blinking.
      Monica: I'm fine. I'm just thinking about how it's an end of an era.
      Rachel: Oh, alright. But y'know, I gotta say... I don't think six years counts as an era.
      Monica: An era is defined as a significant period of time. Now, it was significant for me, maybe it wasn't significant to you!
      Rachel: What's is the matter with you?
      Monica: What's is the matter with you?! Why aren't you more upset?! Aren't you gonna be sad that we're not living together anymore?! I mean, aren't you gonna miss me at all?!

    • Rachel: (to Monica about her and Chandler) I mean, it's you guys. You do this kind of stuff... I mean, you were gonna get married in Vegas... then you backed out. I guess I'm not upset because I don't see you actually going through with it... I'm sorry.
      Monica: Rachel, it's going to happen. Chandler is going to move in here.
      Rachel: But, I--
      Monica: I know... Just let me finish, okay? This isn't something that we just impulsively decided to do in Vegas. This is something that we both really want. And it is going to happen.
      Rachel: It is? Really?
      Monica: Yeah, sweetie.
      Rachel (getting upset): You mean, we're not going to live together anymore?
      Monica: No.
      Rachel: Oh, my God. (tearing up) I'm gonna miss you so much!
      Monica: (starting to cry) I'm gonna miss you!
      Rachel: I mean, it's the end of an era!
      Monica: I know!!

    • Phoebe: Did you get the annulment?
      Ross: I couldn't.
      Phoebe: I knew it! Because you love Rachel.
      Ross: It's not that, okay? Annulments are more complicated than I--
      Phoebe: Yeah... complicated because of the lo-ove.
      Ross: I, I do.. I do not love Rachel. I'm gonna tell her right now about the whole thing so we can get this marriage annulled as fast as possible--okay? Would I do that if I loved her?
      Phoebe: I've never been more convinced of your love for her.

    • Phoebe: (predicting the future to Joey) First, Chandler and Monica will get married--and be filthy rich by the way--but it won't work out.
      Joey: Wow.
      Phoebe: I know. Then, I'm gonna marry Chandler for the money, and you'll marry Rachel and have the beautiful kids.
      Joey: Grrreat...!
      Phoebe: But then we ditch those two and that's when we get married... We'll have Chandler's money and Rachel's kids--and getting custody will be easy because of Rachel's drinking problem...
      Joey: What about Ross?
      Phoebe: I don't wanna go into the whole thing, but, um... we have words and I kill him.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rachel: (singing) Come and knock on our door!
      Monica: (singing) We'll be waiting for you...
      After Rachel believes that Chandler will be moving in with her and Monica, she begins to sing the theme song to Three's Company, a 1970s sitcom about the complications arising from one guy and two girls sharing an apartment.