Season 9 Episode 10

The One with Christmas in Tulsa

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 12, 2002 on NBC
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Episode Summary

While Chandler is stuck in Tulsa for Christmas, one of his co-workers comes onto him. A jealous Monica waits back in New York. Chandler decides to quit his job.

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  • A excellent written episode of Friends - Season 9.

    This episode is so Hilarious as like every other episode but a little emotional at the same time as well. I think that this was a superb episode. Chandler finds that he has to work on Christmas and New Years Eve. While Chandler was in Tulsa in his meeting he decides to let everyone leave because he thought they all have families and shouldn't be working on Christmas. Everyone leaves expect one of his colleges, the gang back from New York call him and chandler tells to Monica that he let everyone go but one of his colleges decided to stay with him. Monica got so paranoid because it was a women and she thinks that Chandler is going to have an affair with her. Chandler decides to quit his job that he actually doesn't even like, and heads back to New York. Everyone was so happy to have chandler back for Christmas and New Year's Eve.moreless
  • "Wait a minute... am I sexy in Oklahoma?" - Chandler

    Another Christmas episode. The Christmas episodes usually aren't as good as the Thanksgiving episodes but they're still alright. And this year it is Christmas in Tulsa for Chandler. Monica is not very happy about this because now Chandler is stuck with the second prettiest girl in Oklahoma. Who comes on to him because apparently Chandler is sexy in Oklahoma. Chandler turns out to be a good guy because he doesn't want to cheat on his wife. He looks back on the great times he had with Monica and in the end he quits his job. Something he wanted to do ever since season 1.

    This episode was a nice episode. It wasn't the best Christmas episode but the Christmas flashbacks and the Monica and Chandler flashbacks were good.moreless
  • Another funny episode

    This episode is awesome. It is one of my favorite episodes of the ninth season. I love the flashbacks in the episode, the Christmas ones are awesome. But I love the ones from when Chandler and Monica first get together in London Wendy coming on to Chandler is hilarious. I love how by the end everything is back to the way it is supposed to be. This episode is definitely my favorite Christmas episode and it is definitely a episode of friends that was the best. It is how all episodes of friends should be like. Everyone should watch this episode.moreless
  • Chandler quits his job.

    Good episode! Chandler has to be in Tulsa for Christmas. The rest of the gang is upset and Monica is jealous because one of Chandler's co-workers comes onto him. Chandler recalls his moments with Monica and all the Christmas with his friends. Phoebe's song was great for that one christmas! The first time Chandler and Monica slept together and their engagementa and getting ready for their wedding and vegas. So much Chandler and Monica moments. At the end Chandler decides to quit his job to be with Monica.moreless
  • Another classic

    TOW Christmas in Tulsa is another great episode centered around Christmas in Season 9. Chandler is forced to work in Tulsa over christmas. He sends all his colleagues home but one stays. She happens to be runner-up Miss Oklahoma and she has a bit of a thing for Chandler. Throughout the episode there are many flashbacks to various Christmas' throught Friends and other moments in Monica and Chandler's relationship. Flashbacks include London and Vegas. In true Friends style Chandler decides to quit his job and come home and spend Christmas with Monica and his friends. A great episode that brings back many memories. Enjoy!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Continuity: In the boardroom scene from "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner", everyone  present was an avid smoker. In this episode's boardroom scene, even though most of the same people are present, no one is smoking and there aren't even ashtrays on the table.

    • Goof: It seems highly unlikely that Ross and Rachel would not have their daughter, Emma, on Christmas.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Phoebe: Chandler, your being here is the best Christmas present I could have ever imagined.
      Chandler: (Flattered) Aw.
      Phoebe: Now give me my real gift.

    • Chandler: Look, you're a really nice person... ham stealing and adultery
      aside. But what I have with my wife is pretty great, so nothing is ever gonna happen between us.
      Wendy: Okay, let me ask you something: if what you and your wife have is so great, then why are you spending Christmas with me?

    • Chandler: Whoa-ho, back off, Missy!
      Wendy: (Laughs) Missy?
      Chandler: I don't know, I'm not used to girls making passes at me! Wait a minute... am I sexy in Oklahoma?

    • Joey: Ah, wait, is Wendy the runner-up Miss Oklahoma?
      Monica: What?
      Chandler: Well, she, she didn't win...
      Monica: Alright, well, maybe I should let you and the second prettiest
      girl in Oklahoma get back to work.
      Chandler: Well, second prettiest that year. I mean, of all the girls in Oklahoma, she's probably...
      Rachel: Oh Chandler, stop talking!

    • Monica: So is it horrible? Is everybody working really hard?
      Chandler: Ah, well no, it's just, uh, me and Wendy.
      Monica: Wendy? That sounds like a girl's name.
      Chandler: It is. Did I... not tell you about her?
      Monica: Um, um, about the time you told me about New Year's Eve.

    • Rachel: (About Ross's gift) Oh, I love it!
      Ross: Really? You're not gonna return it?
      Rachel: Well, not this second!

    • Chandler: Look, I'm married!
      Wendy: So? I'm married.
      Chandler: I'm happily married.
      Wendy: Oh, what's that like?

    • Chandler: Turns out they can't fire me. Because I quit.
      Ross: What, you really quit your job?
      Chandler: Yeah, it was a stupid job. (To Monica) And I could not stand leaving you. And why should I be the only one who doesn't get to do what he really wants?
      Rachel: So what do you really want to do?
      Chandler: I have not thought this through.

    • Chandler: She's regional vice president, she's just below me.
      Monica: She did what?
      Chandler: Be-low me.

    • Monica: Is she pretty?
      Chandler: Uh... uh...
      Ross: Answer faster, answer faster.
      Chandler: I don't know.
      Ross: Answer better, answer better.

    • Chandler: I'll see you on New Year's Day.
      Monica: You're not going to be here on New Year's Eve?!
      Chandler: Oh, did I forget to mention that? And to all a good night.
      (Chandler runs out of the apartment)

    • Chandler: My wife is amazing, she's beautiful and smart. If she was here right now, she'd kick your ass.

    • Chandler: Hey, you know what I just realized? You are the sole wage earner. You are the head of the household. I don't do anything. I am a kept man.
      Monica: You are! Hey, here's twenty bucks. Why don't you buy yourself something pretty while I'm at work tomorrow.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Phoebe: He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
      And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle.
      But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight:
      "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."
      Phoebe is reciting the end of "A Visit From St. Nicholas", more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas". The poem, published anonymously in 1823, was later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore who acknowledged authorship in 1837.