Season 10 Episode 11

The One Where the Stripper Cries

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In "The One with All the Thanksgivings", in the 1987 flashback Monica overhears Chandler call her "fat" and quits eating on the spot. The results can be seen the following Thanksgiving (1988) when she is whippet-thin. In this episode, however, we see her at a 1987 Christmas party. The party would have taken place shortly after the Thanksgiving when Chandler called her fat, yet she has ordered a pizza and seems to be back to her old eating habits. You have to wonder when and why her resolve kicked back in which led to her 1988 weight-loss.

    • Goof: When Monica collapses onto the beanbag chair at the very end of the episode, we can see the bottom of her fat suit below the hem of her skirt.

    • Trivia: This episode confirms the fact that Chandler and Rachel met in 1987 at the Geller's house for Thanksgiving, as seen in "The One with All the Thanksgivings". The flashback seen in this episode is also from 1987, around Christmas, and Monica is still mad at Chandler for calling her fat.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: So weird to see all these people again... Oh my God, look, there's Geoffrey Cleric.
      Chandler: Who?
      Ross: He was roommates with John Rosoff. He went out with Andrea Tamburino. She dumped him for Michael Skloff.
      Chandler: Did I go to this school?

    • Ross: Hey, that's Missy Goldberg, you gotta remember her.
      Chandler: Sure... nice.
      Ross: Dude, you're married to my sister.
      Chandler: You're right, by saying "nice", I'm virtually licking her!

    • (Flashback)
      : Hey. Hey, check out the flyers for the band. I made 'em on a Macintosh in the computer room!
      Chandler: Awesome! The name really stands out.
      Ross: Thanks to a little something called, "Helvetica Bold 24-point!"
      Chandler: Man, we're gonna rock that Asian student union!

    • (Flashback)
      : (to Missy) You know, our band is playing on Friday.
      Ross: Yeah, yeah. You should come check us out. We're called, "Way! No Way!"
      Missy: No way!
      Chandler & Ross: ...Way!

    • Ross: Hey, remember how scary it used to be going up to girls in college?
      Chandler: Your hands are shaking.
      Ross: I know, and I can't stop sweating.

    • Joey: (playing Pyramid) In High School, I once had sex in the middle of the...
      Gene: Cafeteria.
      Joey: Yeah! But that's not what they're looking for.

    • Rachel: (to Phoebe) Lemme just go talk to Monica and get an ETA on the pee-pees...

    • (Playing Pyramid, the word is "cream")
      Gene: You put this in your coffee.
      Joey: A spoon! Your hands! Your face!
      Gene: It's white.
      Joey: Paper! Snow! A ghost!
      Gene: It's heavier than milk.
      Joey: A rock! A dog! The earth!
      Gene: Pass!
      (The next word is "mayonnaise")
      Gene: You put this on a sandwich.
      Joey: Salami! Anchovies! Jam!
      Gene: It's white.
      Joey: Paper! Snow! A ghost!
      Gene: It's made from eggs.
      Joey: Chickens!?
      Gene: Pass!
      (The next word is "ketchup")
      Gene: You put this on a hamburger.
      Joey: Ketchup!
      Gene: Yes!
      Joey: Relish!
      Gene: Stop.
      Donny: Ohhh, time's up... Joey... You were, uh... almost on a roll, there.

    • Joey: You know, some of those are pretty hard! Like, why would there be a ghost in my fridge?

    • Ross: Do you remember my roommate, Chandler Bing?
      Missy: Sure, he was in your (makes air-quotes) "band." 
      Ross: It's been sixteen years, but the air-quotes still hurt.

    • Missy: Well, Chandler and I used to make out. A lot.
      Ross: You did?
      Missy: Yeah. We'd go to the science lab after hours.
      Ross: (incensed) And on my turf?!

    • Phoebe: (about Roy, the aging stripper they hired) Um... are you kidding?
      Rachel: Alright, look... we did not know you wanted a stripper, so we went to the phone book and got the first name we could find.
      Phoebe: How old's your phone book?!

    • Phoebe: I don't want to see a middle-aged guy dance around in what I can only assume is a children's halloween costume.
      Stripper: I may have borrowed this costume from my nephew, but what's underneath is all man!
      Phoebe: I'm sorry, did you say "all man", or "old man"?

    • Ross: (charging up to Chandler who's talking to two guys) You made out with Missy Goldberg?!! How could you do that after you promised me?!
      Chandler: (to the guys) Excuse me... (to Ross) That didn't make us sound gay at all.

    • (Flashback)
      : (about them kissing) Listen Adrienne, you can't tell Chandler about this.
      Adrienne: Oh believe me, Ross, I won't be telling anybody about this.

    • Ross: So, I made out with Adrienne and you made out with Missy. Well, I guess we're even.
      Chandler: Mm-hm...
      Ross: We are even, right?
      Chandler: Just one more thing. I was so pissed at you that night that I wanted to get back at you. So I thought, who does Ross like more than anybody?
      Ross: What did you do to my mom?!
      Chandler: Not her!

    • Rachel: (to Roy the stripper after his failed performance) There's gotta be something else that you can do. I mean, what skills do you have?
      Roy: I don't know... (thinking about it) I can make my pecs dance... I can pick up a dollar bill with my butt cheeks... I can go to that special place inside me where I feel no shame...
      Rachel: So, maybe something in an office.

    • Joey: (to Gene, his co-contestant on Pyramid) Hey, I know this won't put your kid through college, but would you like a Days of Our Lives mug?

    • (The category is Types of Trees)
      Gene: Oak, maple, elm, birch...
      Joey: Uh, I dunno. Types of trees?
      (The category is Spanish Words)
      Gene: Uh, buenos dias, enchilada, por favor...
      Joey: Oh, I'm sorry, I don't know any Spanish words.
      (The category is Things that Burn)
      Gene: Wow. A match. A candle.
      Joey: Things that go "tssst" when you put them out!
      Gene: A torch. A bonfire. Uh, your pee!
      Joey: Things that burn!
      (The category is What a Dog Might Say)
      Gene: "I'd like to go for a walk." "Scratch my belly."
      Joey: Dude, I think you're losing it.
      Gene: "I have fur." "I like to bark."
      Joey: Oh, oh, oh, what a dog says!
      (The category is Pizza Toppings)
      Gene: Pepperoni...
      Joey: Pizza toppings! Next!
      (The category is Supermodels)
      Gene: Cindy Crawford. Uh, Christie Brinkley. Heidi Klum. Claudia Schiffer.
      Joey: Oh, uh, uh...
      Gene: Christie Turlington. Uh, Kate Moss.
      Joey: Girls Chandler could never get!
      (The time runs out)
      Gene: (irritated) Supermodels!
      Joey: Where?

    • Ross: Did you know Chandler kissed Rachel?
      Monica: What? Wh-when was this?
      Chandler: Last week. We had some wine, and... (seeing Monica's reaction) You don't know I'm kidding! 
      Ross: 1987. The weekend you guys visited me at school.
      Monica: Oh my God! That's wild!
      Chandler: Yeah, but it was like a million years ago, so it doesn't matter.
      Ross: Well, it matters to me!
      Chandler: Why?
      Ross: Because... the night you kissed Rachel was the night I kissed Rachel for the very first time!
      Chandler: You kissed her that night, too?
      Monica: Two guys in one night? Wow! I thought she became a slut after she got her nose fixed.

    • Ross: (about his first kiss with Rachel in college) She was lying on my bed, all buried in people's coats. I leaned in to kiss her forehead, but I accidentally got her lips. I started to pull away, but then I felt her start to kiss me back. It was only for a second, but it was amazing. And now, now I find out that you kissed her first!
      Chandler: Wait, what bed did you say she was on?
      Ross: Mine.
      Chandler: I'm pretty sure I put her on my bed.
      Ross: No, she was definitely on mine.
      Chandler: Why would I kiss a girl and then put her on your bed?
      Ross: Well, then... who was on my bed?
      Monica: (realizing) Oh! Oh! Oh!
      Ross: (going into shock) No! No! No!
      Monica: (shouting) Yes!!
      Ross: (incredulous) You were under the pile of coats?
      Monica: I was the pile of coats!!

    • Monica: (to Ross) You were my mystery midnight kisser?!
      Ross: (to Monica) You were my first kiss with Rachel?!
      Monica: (to Ross) You were my first kiss ever?!
      Chandler: What did I marry into?!

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