Season 3 Episode 5

The One with Frank Jr.

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel tells Phoebe that she's not supposed to bring cups out of Central Perk. However, in "The One With The Baby On The Bus", not only does Phoebe drink from a cup outside of Central Perk, but Rachel brings it out for her. Also, in "The One With A Chick And A Duck" Gunther (who was actually the person to tell Rachel that the cups weren't supposed to be brought out of the coffee place) brings out a cup of cocoa for Rachel.

    • Trivia: Chandler includes Jessica Rabbit on his "list". Ironically, Jessica Rabbit was voiced by Kathleen Turner who appears later as Chandler's transvestite father Charles Bing in Season 7's "The One with Chandler's Dad" and "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding".

    • Goof: At the end of this episode when Chandler locks Joey inside the entertainment unit, he supposedly gives Joey a five dollar bill, confirmed when Joey says "Hello Mr. Lincoln!" However, when Chandler takes out the bill from his wallet, it is clearly a one dollar bill.

    • Continuity: Monica is obsessed with cleaning throughout the entire series. However in this episode, she never noticed her bathroom floor was dingy, even though Joey, of all people, did.

    • Goof: The gang realizes that the entertainment cabinet is too big for the wall after they lift it up, but it would have been obvious when it was still lying on the floor.

    • Trivia: Ross mentions Susan Sarandon for his list, however, when she later appeared in "The One with Joey's New Brain" as Cecilia Monroe, she hooked up with Joey.

    • Goof: When Chandler trips over the bottom of his bedroom door after Joey saws through it, the part he trips over never moves. The bottom part should move because it is not latched to the door frame at all.

    • Goof: When Frank Jr. holds a white sheet around himself, while talking to Phoebe at the massage parlor, the gathered sheet in his hand keeps changing repeatedly throughout the scene.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is talking to Monica while Frank Jr. is doing karate on the balcony, the blue cup in front of her switches to the other side of her plate and then back when the camera angle changes.

    • Trivia: Chandler's door is never completely repaired or replaced following this episode. Although Monica adjoins the two halves in Season 4, Joey's cut is still visible for the remaining seven seasons.
      Note: Monica doesn't join the two halves of the door in Season 4; neither does she even mention having done it. This can be seen in "The One with All the Haste". After the girls take back their apartment and Chandler is going into his old bedroom, he has to close the two door halves separately.

    • Trivia: Ross has Winona Ryder on his freebie list. However, Winona Ryder later appeared in "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss" as Melissa, and she wanted Rachel.

    • Continuity: Phoebe's birthday is inconsistent. In this episode, Phoebe tells her half-brother that her birthday is February 16th. Also, in "The One with Two Parts (2)" Phoebe has a birthday party in February. However, in "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" Rachel talks about Phoebe's last birthday party. Since Rachel first met Phoebe earlier that season, this implies that Phoebe's birthday must have occurred since September, when Rachel first joined the group. Also, in "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner", Phoebe's birthday is close to Halloween, consistent with Rachel's statement. Furthermore, in "The One Where They All Turn Thirty", the flashbacks of Phoebe's 30th (really 31st) birthday imply her birthday is in the summer.

    • Continuity: When they show the inside of Monica's bathroom, the toilet is against the wall opposite the door. In "The One With Chandler And Monica's Wedding (1)" when Phoebe finds Rachel's pregnancy test, the toilet is right next to the sink.

  • Quotes

    • Chandler: (to Joey, about the lumber in their apartment) So, what happened? Did a forest tick you off?

    • Joey: You know how we're always saying we need a place for the mail?
      Chandler: Yeah?
      Joey: Well, I started building one. But then I decided to take it to the next step.
      Chandler: You're building a post office?

    • Joey: (after drilling through Chandler's bedroom wall) Oh, I'm sorry. Did I get ya?
      Chandler: No, you didn't get me! It's an electric drill! You get me, you kill me!!

    • Monica: (to Joey who's wearing very tight jeans) Hey! Where ya headin' in those pants? 1982?

    • (Joey puts a toilet brush over the hole he gouged in Monica's bathroom floor)
      Monica: Aw, that's nice. We can put it back there after the surgeons remove it from your colon!

    • Ross: (reading from his "list") "Isabella Rossellini".
      Chandler: Ooh-hoo! Very hot, very sexy. But, uh... y'know, she's too international... Y'know, she's never gonna be around.
      Rachel: So?
      Chandler: So, you gotta play the odds... pick somebody who's gonna be in the country, like, all the time.
      Rachel: Yeah, 'cause that's why you won't get Isabella Rossellini... geography.

    • Chandler: (with a varnish can lid stuck to his pants) Y'know what? It's my fault really, because the couch is normally where we keep the varnish.

    • Phoebe: Alright, well this is my favorite part of the weekend. Right now, this.
      Frank: This?
      Phoebe: Uh-huh...
      Frank: Oh, c'mon... We went to Time Square... we found ninja stars... I almost get my arm broken by a hooker...
      Phoebe: She's not a hooker.
      Frank: Well, when I tell my friends about her, she will be... (grins)

    • Chandler: Okay. On three. One... two...
      Joey: Why don't we just go on two?
      Chandler: Why two?
      Joey: Because it's faster.
      Chandler: Y'know, I could've counted to three, like, four times without all this "two" talk.
      Joey: Alright, but in the future ...
      Ross: Okay, okay, heavy thing not getting any lighter...
      Chandler: Okay. One... two...
      Joey: So, we are goin' with two...?

    • Chandler: (about the entertainment center being too large) A good job, Joe.
      Joey: Wow. It's big.
      Chandler: Yeah, so big that it actually makes our doors look smaller.
      Joey: Maybe my ruler's wrong.
      Phoebe: (inspired) Maybe all the rulers are wrong...

    • (Isabella Rossellini comes in to Central Perk)
      Ross: Damn! I cannot believe I took her off my list!
      Monica: Why? 'Cause otherwise you'd go for it? (laughs mockingly) 
      Ross: Yeah, maybe.
      Rachel: Ah-ho-ho-o-o... You lie!
      Ross: What? You don't think I'd go up to her?
      Rachel: Ross, it took you ten years to finally admit you liked me.
      Ross: Yeah? ...Well missy, you better be glad that list is laminated.
      Rachel: Y'know what, honey? You go ahead. We'll call her an "alternate".
      Ross: (accepting the challenge) Okay... Hold my cruller...
      Rachel: Okay...
      (Ross heads for the counter)
      Monica: Rach', are you really gonna let him do this?
      Rachel: Honey, he's about to go hit on Isabella Rossellini... I'm just sorry we don't got popcorn.

    • Isabella Rossellini: (to Ross who said he bumped her from his "list") Y'know, it's ironic... because, I have a list of five goofy coffeehouse guys? ...and yesterday, I just bumped you for... (pointing) that guy over there.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ross: (reading from his "list") "Isabella Rossellini".
      Isabella Rossellini is an actress, model, and activist. She is the daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini.

    • Phoebe: Build the unit, Cinderelly. Lay the tile, Cinderelly... 
      Phoebe is paraphrasing "The Work Song" from the 1950 Walt Disney animated movie Cinderella.

    • Ross: Susan Sarandon.
      Chandler: You know what? She's too political. She probably wouldn't let you do it unless you donated four cans of food first.
      Susan Sarandon is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She is very involved in liberal political causes.

    • Rachel: (naming one of the celebrities on her "list") Parker Stevenson.
      Ross: Spider-Man?
      Rachel: Hardy Boy.
      Chandler(correcting Ross about Spider-Man) Peter Parker...
      Ross: Thank you.
      Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. His alter-ego is Peter Parker.

    • Chandler's List:
      Kim Basinger, an Academy Award-winning American film actress.
      Cindy Crawford, an American supermodel.
      Halle Berry, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-winning American actress.
      Yasmine Bleeth, an American TV and film actress.
      Jessica Rabbit, a fictional character created by author Gary Wolf.

      Rachel's List:
      Chris O'Donnell, an American actor.
      John F. Kennedy Jr, an American lawyer, journalist, socialite and publisher.
      Daniel Day-Lewis, an Academy-Award winning actor.
      Sting, an English musician from the rock band The Police.
      Parker Stevenson, an American television actor.

      Ross's List:
      Uma Thurman, an Oscar-nominated American film actress.
      Winona Ryder, an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress.
      Elizabeth Hurley, an English actress, fashion model, producer and designer.
      Michelle Pfeiffer, a three-time Oscar-nominated American actress.
      Dorothy Hamill, an American figure skater and 1976 Olympic champion.

    • Rachel: Oh, I don't know, I guess, Chris O'Donnell, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Daniel Day Lewis, Sting, and Parker Stevenson.
      Rachel picks Parker Stevenson, who played one of the two Hardy Boys in The Hardy Boys TV show from the late 1970's (along with Shaun Cassidy). She also picks John F. Kennedy, Jr. the son of late president, John F. Kennedy. JFK Jr. also died about a year after this episode aired, in 1999 in a plane crash. Also, Sting is mentioned in the Season 8 episode "The One with Monica's Boots". Phoebe wants to go to a Sting concert and tries to score tickets once she finds out his son goes to the same school as Ross's son, Ben.

    • Chandler: Does anyone else think David Copperfield's cute?
      Monica: No, but he told me he thinks you're a fox.
      David Copperfield is a popular magician who performs live shows as well as does television specials. He was at one time engaged to Claudia Schiffer.

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