Season 7 Episode 24

The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 17, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Judy putting Gunther on her "list", although very sweet and funny, is not in the spirit of the exercise. Movie stars, singing stars--celebrities of all kinds are acceptable; in other words, fantasy relationships. A real person that circulates in your world with whom you might actually be able to sleep is not kosher. With Judy's system, the following would be entirely acceptable: "By the way, dear, I just put my new secretary on my list of women I'm allowed to sleep with."

    • Trivia: Referring to his WWI movie, Joey says, "Well, I'm off to fight the Nazis". Rachel points out that they fought the Nazis in WWII, not WWI. Following that exchange, however, no one seemed to know who was fought in WWI (it wasn't Mexico, of course). For the record, the Allies, namely Great Britain, France, Russia, America, etc., fought the Central Powers of Germany, Austria, Hungary, etc., in WWI--virtually the same alliances as in WWII. Rachel is right that there were no Nazis, however--they came along with Hitler in WWII.

    • Continuity: It's unusual how they all agree Ross could win against Chandler in the Season 8 episode "The One with the Halloween Party", but in this episode, when Ross tells Chandler he would "kick his ass", they all laugh it off.

    • Goof: When Monica leaves the apartment, you can see the wall to the left of the door swing forward on hinges to align with the door.

    • Continuity: In this episode, we hear the outgoing message Monica has recorded on her answering machine happily announcing to callers that if they are calling after Saturday (the day of the wedding) they've reached "The Bings!" However, in "The One with the Holiday Armadillo," Monica told Chandler she was not planning to change her last name. Additionally, more than two years after their wedding, in "The One with Princess Consuela," we learn that Monica still has not officially changed her last name to "Bing."

    • Goof: When Joey and Phoebe are talking at the rehearsal dinner and she says she doesn't want to talk about who spits on her at work, Joey puts his hand on her arm. When the camera angle changes, he puts his hand on her arm again.

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler are talking in the apartment about how they actually made it, Chandler's arms are crossed in front of him. When the camera angle changes, his arms are down by his side.

    • Continuity: It is revealed in this episode that Chandler had a childhood dog, yet in "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs", it is stated that Chandler freaks out around them.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: Whatcha doin' Mon?
      Monica: I'm making a list of all the things that are most likely to go wrong at the wedding... Now, that way, I can be prepared.
      Phoebe: What are they?
      Monica: Well, so far, I have, uh... my bridesmaids dresses won't get picked up, my veil gets lost, or I don't have my something blue.
      Rachel: Hey! Those are all the things I'm responsible for!
      Monica: I had to go with the odds, Rach'.

    • Chandler: (to Monica) Here's a question you never wanna have to ask. My dad just called and wanted to know if he could borrow one of your pearl necklaces.

    • Nora: (to Chandler) Oh honey, this is so exciting! I thought we'd screwed you up so bad this day would never come.

    • Charles: (to Nora) Aren't you a little old to be wearing a dress like that?
      Nora: (to Charles) Don't you have a little too much penis to be wearing a dress like that?

    • Monica: Oh, Rach'! Rach'! Um, hey, could you do me a favor and talk to Chandler's dad? ...and try to keep him away from Chandler's mom?
      Rachel: Yeah... but I don't know what he looks like.
      Monica: He is the man... in the black dress.
      Rachel: (to herself) Man in the black dress... (looking around, spots a woman in a black dress) Hi! I'm Rachel! I'm a friend of Monica and Chandler's!
      Woman: (smiling) I'm Amanda.
      Rachel: Ah! I get it! A... man... duhhh!

    • Monica: (after the rehearsal dinner) I'm gonna go steam my wedding dress, okay? ...Who wants the responsibility of making sure nothing happens to it...?
      Rachel: I'll do it...
      Monica: Who wants it? ...anybody...?
      Rachel: (confused) I said I'll do it..
      Monica: Nobody wants to do it? ...alright, I'll do it myself...
      Rachel: Monica! I'm not gonna screw it up!
      Monica: Y'know, you're right... I'm sorry. Actually, you were a big help tonight. Yeah... and thanks for putting my grandmother in the cab and making sure she got to the hotel safely.
      Rachel: Well, of course! That is what I'm here for!
      Monica: Okay, sorry.
      (Monica heads for the bathroom to steam her wedding dress)
      Rachel: (to Phoebe) What grandmother?

    • Ross: (to Rachel at Monica's door) Hey, uh... is Monica here?
      Rachel: She's steaming her dress... why? What's up?
      Ross: (very concerned) Chandler's gone! (hands Rachel a piece of paper) He left that...
      Rachel: (reading the note) "Tell Monica I'm sorry" ...Oh, my God...
      Phoebe: (walking over) What's up?
      (Rachel hands Phoebe Chandler's note)
      Phoebe: (reading) "Tell Monica I'm sorry" (to Ross, confused) Tell her yourself!

    • Joey: (to Richard) Okay, look, um... I know you're this great actor... and you play all those Shakespeare guys and stuff... but you're spittin' all over me, man!

    • Ross: (in Central Perk) Gunther... Have you, uh... have you seen Chandler?
      Gunther: No, no... I haven't seen him...
      Ross: Damn...
      Gunther: He's getting married tomorrow, right...?
      Ross: Yes, yes... Don't worry... everything's fine... We'll see you tomorrow at the wedding... 
      Gunther: I wasn't invited.
      Ross: (awkwardly) Well, then... we'll see you the day after tomorrow…

    • Judy: (to Ross in Central Perk) I certainly see why the girls like coming here.
      Ross: (confused) Why?
      Judy: The sexy blond behind the counter! (waves flirtatiously at Gunther)

    • Rachel: Ross said there's still no word from Chandler.
      Phoebe: Oh, man...
      Rachel: Oh, but he did say that they found the grandmother wandering down Fifth Avenue.
      Phoebe: Okay, well... there's one down...

    • (Rachel and Phoebe are worried because Chandler has gone missing)
      Monica: (running out of her bedroom) I'm getting married today! (trips and falls) I think I just cracked a rib. But I don't care, because today's my wedding day! My day is finally here!
      Phoebe: (to Rachel) You know, she might not even notice he's gone.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler's parents, Charles and Nora Bing, were named after The Thin Man series character Nora Charles, half of a popular movie detective couple from the thirties. Nora was played by Myrna Loy and her husband Nick was played by William Powell.

    • Jack: (about his "list") ...and if you see Rita Moreno, let her know I'm looking for her.
      Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, and dancer. She has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony.