Season 7 Episode 12

The One Where They're Up All Night

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Ross and Joey are trapped on the roof, with no way to let anyone know they're up there. However, it is unlikely that Ross would not be carrying his cell phone, especially since he is wearing all of his clothing, including his coat, and anticipated being away from a land line. Also, as we learn in next season's "The One with the Stripper", even Joey carries a cell phone (he calls a girl from Central Perk to cancel a date so that he can attend Chandler's bachelor party).

    • Trivia: In this episode you can see that Phoebe kept the furniture that Rachel bought from Pottery Barn in "The One with the Apothecary Table".

    • Continuity: In this episode, Monica sleeps on the right side of the bed (door side), but in "The One with the Chicken Pox" she tells Richard she has to sleep on the left side of the bed (window side).

    • Goof: In the opening scene after Rachel says she can't see Tag's apartment from the roof, there is a microphone visible at the top of the screen.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a coffee cup

    • Goof: When Ross realizes that he and Joey are stuck on the roof, he goes over to the door and violently shakes the handle. When he is doing this, you can see that entire part of the set move.

    • Trivia: When Ross hits the ground, he finds a quarter. It is safe to say that that quarter is the one that Joey dropped when flipping it to decide which one of them should jump.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: Look at all those stars. Infinite space. It really, really makes you wonder, doesn't it?
      Joey: Uh-huh... Hey, y'know what else makes you wonder?
      Ross: What?
      Joey: (looking through binoculars) Check out the rack on that chick!

    • Joey: (to Ross when they become trapped on the roof) Don't look at me! You're the one who wanted to come up here and look for some stupid Burger King Comet!

    • Chandler: (in bed to Monica) Which one was Deep Impact and which one was Armageddon?
      Monica: (almost asleep) Deep Impact was the one with Robert Duvall. Armageddon is what's going to happen to you if you wake me up.

    • Chandler: I can't sleep... Ooh! (turns on the light) Where is that book that you were reading... with the two women who were ice-skating and wearing those hats with the flowers on it... because every time I look at that cover, I'm like... (pretends to snore)
      Monica: It's in the living room, where there is also a light... and no one will kick you in the shin.
      Chandler: What? (the blankets flutter) Ow!

    • Phoebe: (to the smoke alarm) How could you be beeping? I just disconnected you, I took out your battery! How can--? (beeps) Don't interrupt me!

    • Rachel: (referring to the lost file) Is this one of your jokes that I don't get?
      Tag: Name one.
      Rachel: Like that one where you put the phone in your pants!
      (Tag thinks about it for a moment and then laughs mischievously)

    • Ross: Ugh. Well, we're just gonna have to jump. Now, we're gonna have to make sure to land to the right of that patch of ice, okay? ...not hit the dumpster on the other side. And, uh, try to avoid that weird brownish-red stuff in the middle. So, when you get down there... you go up to the roof and you let me in.
      Joey: Oh whoa, whoa wait a minute! I have to do it?
      Ross: Yeah! Oh, yeah, you'll be fine! It, it'll be, uh, just like bungee jumping, y'know? ...but instead of bouncing back up... you, you won't.
      Joey: What if I smack my head on the concrete?
      Ross: Well, I'm not gonna lie to you Joey... It's a possibility.

    • Joey: I'm not jumping. Look, I have an audition tomorrow, and I can't go If I break my leg.
      Ross: Well, I'm not jumping! I have a son! Okay? He won't have a father if I die.
      Joey: Well, alright... So it looks like we're even!

    • Phoebe: (screaming at the smoke alarm) What do you want from me?!!

    • Rachel: (about Tag's picture) Ooh! And who's this... chippy? A little young for you, Tag, but whatever...
      Tag: That's my sister.

    • Monica: (in bed beside Chandler) Are you still awake?
      Chandler: Yeah, you?
      Monica: You do know that was me that just said that, right? (turns on the light) Hey, as long as we're both up...
      Chandler: (excitedly) Yeah?
      Monica: Mmm-hmm.
      Chandler: I hope you're not thinking about cleaning the living room.

    • Chandler: Don't fall asleep! I'm going to make you some coffee... I probably won't spill coffee grounds all over the kitchen floor.
      Monica: Okay, I'm up! I'm up!

    • Joey: Oh, my... How much do you weigh, Ross?
      Ross: I prefer not to answer that right now... I'm still carrying a little holiday weight?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Ceux qui passaient une nuit blanche (Those Who Spent a Sleepless Night)

    • This episode runs 22:58 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is an extra scene at Phoebe's place, where she covers her ears to stop hearing the alarm.

  • Allusions

    • Phoebe: (singing in her head) Oh, Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind... Hey Mickey... Hey-hey-hey Mickey.
      Phoebe is singing "Mickey" a 1982 song by Toni Basil.

    • Monica: The second sister dies in Archie and Jughead Double Digest?
      This is a reference to an American digest magazine published by Archie Comics. It features fictional teenagers Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Reggie.

    • Chandler: Which one was Deep Impact and which one was Armageddon?
      Deep Impact was a 1998 disaster film starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, and Elijah Wood, about an asteroid on a collision path with Earth. 
      Armageddon was a 1998 disaster film starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, and Liv Tyler, about an asteroid on a collision path with Earth.

    • Monica: I thought you were going to read my boring book to help put you to sleep.
      Chandler: It got interesting. Damn you Oprah!
      This is a reference to Oprah Winfrey, actress and host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, who started the Oprah's Book Club selection.