Season 2 Episode 24

The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 16, 1996 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Rachel agrees to be maid of honor at her ex-fiancé's wedding, but a fashion faux pas focuses attention away from the bride. To get a role in Warren Beatty's new movie, Joey needs to practice kissing ... guys. Monica ponders her future with Richard and Chandler falls for a mystery woman on the Internet.moreless

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  • Friends

    Rachel agrees to be maid of honor at her ex-fianc�'s wedding, but a fashion faux pas focuses attention away from the bride. To get a role in Warren Beatty's new movie, Joey needs to practice kissing ... guys. Monica ponders her future with Richard and Chandler falls for a mystery woman on the Internet. A good episode but not a good season finale, overall this second season was much better than the first althought season one was good, The show just went on strength to strength. Season 3 is as good as this one so I cant wait to rewatch that.moreless
  • "OH MY GOD!"

    Sort of a cliffhanger this season. Not a GREAT season cliffhanger. But still a great stand alone episode. Chandler is cyber dating, yeah the OMG part, it was Janice. And Chandler kisses her. Probably the only cliffhanger. But okay. Rachel finally going to the wedding. So much bad things happen to her! Her ass falls out, everyone thinks she has Syphilis. Ross's speech, and Rachel's song at the end was hilarious! The heartbreaking part of this finale, was Monica & Richard breaking up. He should of been with her longer though. I guess I can't wait what happens next season! A great finale.moreless
  • Why were they there? my silly is because of a question about one thing not the episode itself

    Does anyone know why Monica and Richard went to the wedding I thought that Mindy was Rachel's friend so why would Monica and Richard be this never made sense to me? I wish they would have given a reason why and i know they dont always and jsut expect people to get it but no matter how many times i see it i still dont get why they were even invited to the probably sounds silly lol....

    I like the episode Rachels dress always makes me laugh...

    I wasnt even surprised at the end when it was Janice that showed up cuz of course it would be janice no one likes her lolmoreless
  • I am sorry but this finale wrecks.

    Everyone knows that from the first season Friends has become one of the most popular t.v shows on televion ofcourse then why was the finale this bad.

    Now there were alot of stories put together in this finale but most were pretty lame.

    Janice having an internet girlfriend which ended up to be Janice, I mean how many times does he have to run into Janice real life or in a cyber world. Seriousley and for Janice and Chandler's meeting to be the end of the episode which is always supposed to be the best part. Sorry writers of Friends you have let me down.

    In another story Rachel goes to her ex fiance's wedding with her best friend and I have to day her underwear incident was funny but everything was a bit you know not as funny as friends should be after that.

    I mean if the show was not that popular I would not have given it such a low rating.

    Another story that was going on in the episode was Joey wanting to practce kissing guys on his friends to do well in his audition for a part which was very funny.

    Now the way richard and Monica's breakup was handled was very bad. I mean if Monica suffered that much in season 3 then why didn't they aleast make the breakup with a little more tears or 'I dont want to lose you 'or something. Some passion,emotion, something. Because if it was that painful it should show the moment they broke up.

    Now what annoyed me was the lack of Phobe. Why wasn't the finale remotely starring her.

    I mean all the other characters got a story then why didn't she??

    I am not saying make more storylines because there were too many in 'the one with Barry and Mindy's wedding' but atleast eliminate Joey's kissing guys and give Phoebe something.

    The kiss could be done in any other episode.

    Not like Phoebe had any good previous stories but atleast start something for her.

    And even the jokes were kind of bad and unbalanced in a way.

    I am sorry.

    Friends is one of my favourite and it hurts me to give this episode a D.moreless
  • This is the where Mindy and Barry wedding .

    In the beginning when Rachel was with Barry she caught him with her best friend at the time her name was Mindy . Barry and Mindy satyed together and finaly they decided to get married even though they would cheat on each other . And Barry tryed to kiss Rachel . Anyways Mindy didn't know and asked her ex best friend Rachel to be in the wedding party . Rachel was unset because they had to wear these hideous purple dressed and before the wedding she goes to the bath room and accidently tucks in her dress to her under wear and walks down the aile with her underwear and but sticking out and is embarrased .moreless
Jana Marie Hupp

Jana Marie Hupp


Guest Star

Jackie Bright

Jackie Bright

Mr. Weinberg

Guest Star

Fritzi Burr

Fritzi Burr

Mrs. Weinberg

Guest Star

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck

Dr. Richard Burke

Recurring Role

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler


Recurring Role

Mitchell Whitfield

Mitchell Whitfield

Barry Farber

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: When trying to figure out his kissing problem, Joey asks one of his friends to kiss him. Phoebe agrees, saying she's kissed him before. They kissed in "The One With Two Parts, Part 2."

    • Goof: When Joey comforts Chandler after he found out that his Internet girlfriend is married, the computer screen is clearly off.

    • Goof: In the scene where Monica and Phoebe are discussing Monica and Richard's "wedding" there is an obvious cut. Monica starts by the kitchen table, but when the camera faces the couch Monica has moved over there instead and is now behind Phoebe, not in front of her.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Monica: Joey, you know, maybe you're just not used to kissing men. Maybe you just tensed up a little bit. Maybe that's what you need to work on.
      Joey: Yeah, that makes sense.
      (Joey looks over at Ross)
      Ross: Over my dead body.
      (Joey looks over at Chandler)
      Chandler: And I'll be using his dead body as a shield.

    • Rachel: (about being forced to wear a bright pink bridesmaid's dress) I cannot believe I have to walk down the aisle in front of two hundred people, looking like something you drink when you're nauseous!

    • Monica: (about their future) Do you see a little bassinet in the corner?
      Richard: Like a hound?
      Monica: Not a basset. A bassinet.
      Richard: You really need the bassinet?
      Monica: Well, I just think the baby would keep falling off the dog.

    • Joey: Come on, Chandler. I want this part so much. Just one kiss. I won't tell anyone.
      Chandler: Joey, no means no!

    • Phoebe: We're just trying to figure out if Chandler's girlfriend is a girl.
      Joey: Oh, well just ask her how long she's gonna live. Women live longer than men.
      Chandler: How do you not fall down more?

    • Monica: I read an article the other day that said you're not supposed to throw rice at weddings, because when pigeons eat it, it kills them.
      Richard: So that's why you never see pigeons in sushi bars.

    • Rachel: Why the hell didn't you tell me!
      Ross: I'm sorry. What was I supposed to do? Stand up and shout "Hey, Rachel, your butt is showing!"
      Rachel: Yeah, better you than Barry's uncle. Oh, my God this is so humiliating. I think the only thing that tops that was, was, was when I was in the eight grade and I had to sing the "Copacabana" in front of the entire school. I think I got about two lines into it before I ran and freaked out. Oh, my God, my entire life is flashing before my eyes.
      Ross: Rach', hey look, I remember that, it wasn't so bad.
      Rachel: Oh Ross, would you stop, you got me, I'm dating you.

    • Chandler: She's married. She has a husband.
      Phoebe: What if the husband person is the wrong guy and you are the right guy? You don't get chances like this all the time. If you don't meet her now, you're going to be kicking yourself when you're eighty... which is hard to do and that's how you break a hip.

    • Joel: (making a toast) I remember when Barry got home from his first date with Rachel... (to Barry) What? You hired the same band, I can't use the same speech?

    • Phoebe: Chandler, you have got to stop staring at that door. It's like a watched pot. If you keep watching it, the door is never gonna boil.

    • Chandler: (realizing his internet girl is Janice) Oh, my God!
      Janice: Oh... my... God!
      (Chandler rushes over and kisses her)
      Ross, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe: Oh... my... God!

  • NOTES (7)


    • Chandler: (to Rachel) I'm sorry, we don't have your sheep.
      Chandler was referring to Little Bo Peep, a character from a nursery rhyme.

    • Ross: (to Rachel) I was laughing at this quip Leno made last night. I wasn't laughing at your dress.
      Jay Leno is an Emmy-winning American comedian who, at the time this episode aired, was the host of NBC television's long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show.

    • Joey: Can you believe that? Me, not a good kisser. That's like Mother Teresa, not a good mother.

      Mother Teresa was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work.

    • Joey: I met the director this time, and you will never believe who it was
      Ross: Who?
      Joey: All right. I'll give you one hint: Warren Beatty.

      Warren Beatty is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director.

    • (In the girls' apartment, Rachel appears in a poofy pink dress)
      Rachel: I can't believe I have to walk down the aisle in front of two hundred people looking like something you drink when you're nauseous!
      This is a reference to Pepto-Bismol, a popular antacid which is vivid pink in color.

    • Monica: (to Richard, dramatizing how far in the future it will be before discussing having children will even apply) I'm talking hovercrafts and apes taking over the planet.
      This is in reference to Planet of the Apes, a movie in which astronauts land on a planet that turns out to be earth in the future, now ruled by intelligent apes.