Season 7 Episode 19

The One with Joey's Award

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 29, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Joey is nominated for a Soapie Award, and will go to any length to get the award. One of Ross's students convinces him that he failed his midterm because he's in love with Ross. When a guy hits on Phoebe instead of her, Monica realizes that Chandler is the last person she will ever kiss, sleep with, and so on.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Joey gets a Soapie Award.

    Another great installment to the preparation of Chandler & Monica's wedding. The C plot, dealing with Monica while Phoebe gets a new boyfriend, Monica starts having doubts about being married, since she will never sleep with anyone else, which is what everyone goes through! The B plot in which Ross' student says he loves him to get his grade raised, my favorite part is when Ross yells at him & the teachers are right behind him, it seems like they're in a relationship. The A plot which leaves a hint of a future relationship of Joey & Rachel, I love how they steal the award at the end. A great episode.moreless
  • love it!

    This episode is another great one to add to all the great Friends episodes. I love Joey's reaction to not winning the award, when he was supposed to be happy but ends up having a rant to Rachel on camera!

    and then when he presents the award for actresses and doesn't let the audience clap... and then his tune changes when the winner can't collect the award and Joey accepts it on her behalf 'I'm sure Jessica would like to thank my parents...'! so funny!

    And then the fact that he steals an award is hilarious, given that it has no relevance to himself!!

    Overall I think that Joey is the best in this episode.moreless
  • Soapie and dinosaur noise!

    This episode is about Joey's nomination for Soapie- "the third most prestigious soap opera award there is":)! I loved the part when he got up on the stage and started giving his speach for someone else's award:" And I'm sure that Jessica would like to thank my parents who always believed in me. She'd also like to thank my friends, Chandler, Monica, Ross, Phoebe, and Rachel who's sittin' right there!"

    Best part of this episode was Ross's lecute about Velociraptor's high pitched noise that he tried to imitate :) for his student. I laughed so hard... well written episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Goof: When Phoebe tries to show Monica her hickey, she rebuttons her shirt as Monica walks across the kitchen. However, when the camera angle changes back to Phoebe, she is holding a bowl of food, although she did not have time to pick it up.

    • Goof: When Lewis, the second student who says he's in love with Ross, tries to kiss Ross to prove it, part of what was written on the blackboard it is not there anymore. (This scene can be only seen on the DVD.)

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a big fish

    • Goof: When Joey tells Rachel, "If I can't have it, you can't have it" the award moves on the counter in between shots.

    • Goof: When Rachel tells Joey that he doesn't want to win an award that way, he is holding the Soapie with both hands. When the camera angle changes, he is holding it with one hand and the other is behind the award.

    • Goof: When Joey and Rachel are talking about if he doesn't win, the maple syrup bottle's label is towards Rachel. When the camera angle changes, the label is facing straight at the camera.

    • Goof: When Rachel walks in on Joey with his maple syrup award, he sets it down. When the camera angle changes, he is holding it again.

    • Goof: When Ross's student is telling him that he is in love, Ross has his arms crossed in front of him. When the camera angle changes, his arms are down by his side.

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler are talking in the living room, Monica asks him if there is anything that he'd like to talk about. On the left of the screen the shadow of a boom mike can be seen moving on the lounge cushion.

    • Trivia: McKenzie Westmore, who plays Sheridan Crane on Passions, announces the nominees and winner from Joey's section.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ross: Mr. Morse, I need to talk to you about your mid-term exam? I'm afraid I had to fail you.
      Morse: Why?
      Ross: Well, you need sixty-percent to pass...
      Morse: What'd I get?
      Ross: Seven.
      Morse: That's not so good.
      Ross: No, no it's not. What, what happened there Ned?
      Morse: Well, maybe you can cut me some slack... I'm sort of in love.
      Ross: Well, I'm sorry but, that, that's really not my problem.
      Morse: I'm in love with you.
      Ross: Well that brings me in the loop a little.

    • Phoebe: (about her new boyfriend) I just like him so much that I feel like I've had ten drinks today. And I've only had six!

    • Rachel: (about Ross's male student) Oh, see now I feel bad for the kid! I had a crush on a teacher once and it was so hard! Y'know... I couldn't concentrate and I blushed every time he looked at me... I mean, c'mon... you remember what's it's like to be nineteen and in love...?
      Ross: Yeah... I guess I can cut him some slack.
      Rachel: Yeah.
      Joey: (to Rachel) How'd you get over that teacher?
      Rachel: I didn't... I got under him.
      Joey: (to Ross) Problem solved!

    • Rachel: (to Joey) If you win you have to hug me.
      Joey: Okay... Oh, can I squeeze your ass?
      Rachel: (incredulous) On TV? (after thinking about it) Yeah!

  • NOTES (4)


    • Phoebe: (giving a pretend Nobel Prize acceptance speech) Please, don't play the music...
      On awards show broadcasts, in order to shorten a lengthy acceptance speech, the orchestra will begin to play music signaling the end of the speaker's alotted time.

    • Phoebe: Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
      This is the famous line from the beginning of every episode of Saturday Night Live.

    • Phoebe: Reservations at Eight by Neil Simon.
      Neil Simon is an American playwright, best known for his Broadway comedies, many of which have been made into motion pictures.

    • Rachel: Oh, well, I was in the bathroom and Susan Lucci came out of a stall and she had toilet paper on her shoe, so I took it.
      Susan Lucci, who has starred on All My Children for over twenty years, is known as Daytime's Leading Lady.

    • Rachel: I was this close to getting Luke and Laura to sign Susan Lucci's toilet paper.
      Luke and Laura are two characters from the soap opera General Hospital.