Joey seems to have finally hit big when he gets offered a lead part in a movie shooting outside of Las Vegas, however, when Chandler begins expressing doubts about the film's legitimacy, it causes a rift in their friendship. A simple eye-infection gives Rachel more trouble than she bargained for. Phoebe isn't speaking to Ross, but can't remember why.moreless
Continuity: When Rachel is first trying to put eye drops in her eye, she is looking in a mirror that is on the wall right beside the girls' bathroom door. It is there throughout this episode, but in prior and subsequent episodes, there is a picture hanging there instead. In all likelihood, the mirror was needed for this one scene, but would prove to be a problem as a regular feature, since reflections would have to be dealt with.
Trivia: Chandler doesn't believe in ghosts.
Trivia: In the Friends spinoff Joey, there is an episode with almost the same title as this one called "Joey and the Big Break". Unlike this episode where the movie gets delayed and later cancelled, Joey does succeed in becoming a movie star and lives up to that show's episode title.
Factual Error: When Chandler arrives back at Central Perk, he says Joey kicked him out of the cab on the George Washington Bridge. However the exterior shot shown was of the Manhattan Bridge, which runs over the East River in the opposite direction of Las Vegas.
Goof: When Rachel and Monica leave their apartment to go to the eye doctor, Rachel turns left instead of right while the door is closing.
Goof: When Joey kicks Chandler out of the cab on the bridge, the background doesn't slow down with the car or the audio track. In the next shot the cab and the background have stopped. Then when Joey takes off again, the background doesn't move even though the audio track is heard.
Goof: When Joey first arrives in the desert, there is a lot of equipment sitting out. When the director gets into his car to leave, the equipment is still sitting out. A minute later when Joey gets the balloons, all the equipment is gone and the vans are leaving.
Trivia: Rachel says that Monica "really is freakishly strong". This is mentioned in other episodes, such as "The One with the Cop".
Goof: In the first scene after the opening credits when Ross is saying goodbye to everyone, the camera shoots to Phoebe and you can hear the door opening. When the camera shoots back to Ross, the door is closed and then he opens it.
Goof: When Rachel knocks the cereal box off the counter it moves between shots. When it first falls it is next to the kitchen counter. But when it is shown in the next shot, it has moved about a foot to the left and is now in front of the blue counter.
Chandler: Richard? Ugh, that's all I ever hear... "Richard, Richard, Richard".
Monica: Since we've been going out I might have mentioned his name twice.
Chandler: Okay, so, "Richard, Richard".
Rachel: All right fine, I have a weird thing with my eye. Can we just not talk about it, please.
Monica: Hey Rach'? You know that great song, "Me, Myself, and... (almost touching her own eye) Eye!?"
(Rachel freaks out)
Ross: Hey. Does anyone want to get some lunch? All those in favor say... (almost touching his own eye) Eye!
Rachel: Ross! Stop it!
Chandler: How much did I love The King and... (almost touching his own eye) Eye?!
Joey: (touches his own eye repeatedly) Me too! Me too!
(The group keeps poking at their eyes)
Rachel: Stop it, stop it! C'mon!
Joey: (rubs his eye in pain) Owww!
Chandler: You okay there, man?
Joey: Yeah, I got too excited.
Phoebe: You wanna be on my list too? Keep talking! Has anyone seen my list by the way?
Chandler: Uh, no Pheebs. What's it look like?
Phoebe: Uh, it's a piece of paper and it says "Ross" on it.
Chandler: (about going on the road trip) Whoa, whoa, whoa, what are we going to do about my job?
Joey: Oh, um, not go.
Phoebe: (about which route to take to Vegas) Oh, if you take the northern route there's a man in Illinois with a beard of bees.
Joey: Great! Problem solved!
Phoebe: But on the southern route there's a chicken that plays tic-tac-toe.
Joey: (frustrated) Well, back to square one.
Joey: Who would you rather sleep with Monica or Rachel?
Ross: Dude, you are sick.
Joey: Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot you had that whole Rachel thing.
Rachel: Y'know, I gotta tell ya, those eye drops are a miracle... my eye is 100% better!
Monica: They're still in my coat.
Joey: Hey! You ready to go?
Chandler: Yeah, listen, how cold is it going to be there? Do I need a coat or will all these sweater vests be enough?
Joey: Man, I wish Ross was coming with us, y'know? I'm gonna miss him!
Phoebe: Thanks a lot, I just got that jerk out of my mind!
Ross: I just wanna say goodbye to you guys and to see if you guys will place a little bet for me, huh? Twenty bucks on black-fifteen.
Joey: You got it!
Ross: Alright! (Joey mimes "No way!" to Chandler)
Ross: Phoebe, are you, are you mad at me or something? 'Cause if you are, please tell me what it is I did!
Phoebe: Well if you don't know, I can't help you.
Ross: Well, I don't know.
Phoebe: Well, I can't help you.
Joey: (driving) I'm getting pretty tired. You'll have to take over soon.
Chandler: We've been driving for a half-hour! ...and you haven't looked at the road once!
Joey: Don't worry. It's out there.
Ross: Okay, are you mad at me because my hair gel smells?
Ross: Are you angry at me because I said your handwriting is childlike?
Phoebe: No, that made me feel precious.
Chandler (about Joey): I don't know, he went crazy. You know we were playing that game where you ask a question then you have to answer it really fast.
Phoebe: Oh, that game should not be played without my supervision.
Chandler: (about Joey kicking him out of the car on the bridge) Well, I don't know what made him so mad, y'know? All I said was that I didn't think this was going to be his big break, that this movie wasn't going to do anything for him and that, y'know, it didn't sound like a real movie... Okay, he should have pushed me off the bridge.
(Monica is trying to put eye drops in Rachel's eye)
Monica: My pillow's all wet!
Rachel: Yeah, well, you said it was practice.
Monica: Then why did you move?
Rachel: Because I knew you were lying!
(Monica and Rachel are on the floor after wrestling with the eye drops)
Rachel: You know, if Chandler or Joey walked in right now, we could make a fortune.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Joeyho velká šance (Joey's Big Chance)
This episode runs 22:51 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).
Music: "Horse With No Name" by America
Phoebe: And then you took off your energy mask and you were Cameron Diaz.
Cameron Diaz is an American Actress who starred in There's Something About Mary and Shrek.
Ross: Simon or Garfunkel?
Simon & Garfunkel are an American music duo, known for many songs including "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge over Troubled Water."
Chandler: How much did I love The King and... Eye?!
The King and I is a famous musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein, based on the book Anna and the King of Siam.
Monica: Hey, Rach'? You know that great song, "Me, Myself, and... Eye!"?
"Me, Myself, and I" is a 1937 song that was popularized by singer Billie Holiday.
User Score: 6516
User Score: 6253
User Score: 1906
User Score: 1729
User Score: 955
User Score: 658
User Score: 514
User Score: 504
User Score: 422
User Score: 405
User Score: 321
User Score: 270
User Score: 169
User Score: 152
User Score: 147
User Score: 144
User Score: 133
User Score: 118
User Score: 116
User Score: 106