Season 2 Episode 24

The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 16, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In this episode, Ross mentions seeing Rachel screw up when trying to sing the song "Copacabana" in the eighth grade. In most other references, he wasn't even aware of her until they were in high school together.

    • 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 (2)" when Phoebe was pretending to be her twin sister Ursula.

    • 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

    • (Joey auditioned for a movie in which he must kiss a man, but didn't do well)
      : Joey, y'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: C'mon, Chandler. I want this part so much... Just one kiss--I won't tell anyone!
      Chandler: Joey... no means no!

    • (Chandler has been chatting online with a mystery woman)
      : (to Joey) 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: (to Ross about her wardrobe malfunction) 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 when I was in the eighth 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: (about his internet girlfriend) 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.

    • The Best Man: (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've gotta stop staring at the door! It's like a watched pot... y'know, if you keep looking at it... then the door is never gonna boil.

    • (Chandler has arranged to meet his online mystery woman in Central Perk, and when she appears at the door, he realizes that it's Janice)
      : Oh, my God!
      Janice: Oh... my... God!
      (Chandler goes to her and kisses her passionately)
      Ross, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe: Oh... my... God!!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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 who is usually pictured wearing a dress similar to Rachel's poufy bridesmaid's dress.

    • 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. Of course, Mother Teresa was never an actual mother; "Mother" is just a Roman Catholic title for a nun in a position of authority.

    • Joey: I met the director this time, and you will never believe who it was...
      Ross: Who?
      Joey: Alright, I'll give you one hint... Warren Beatty.
      Warren Beatty is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter and director.

    • 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!
      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 the 1968 sci-fi movie, Planet of the Apes, in which astronauts land on a planet that turns out to be earth in the future, now ruled by intelligent apes.