Season 8 Episode 10

The One with Monica's Boots

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 06, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Chandler is peeved when Monica splurges on an expensive pair of boots. Phoebe learns Ross' and Sting's children attend the same school and she angles to meet the celebrity and get concert tickets. Joey's sister Dina expresses an interest in fashion to get Joey to introduce her to Rachel, but Dina has a surprising revelation that goes beyond the world of Ralph Lauren.moreless

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  • 810

    I can tell you one thing this episode wasn't: entertaining. Not interesting to the slightest. Courtney Cox was probably the only the good thing about this episode, with her reaction times and her response in general to the "boots." All the plots didn't seem like Friends. Friends used to be about making it in New York City, and a bit more serious and realistic plots, but still managed to be funny. This episode was a perfect example of what Friends should NOT be.

    Did anyone really care about Joey's sister, Dina? Such a filler, yes she's pregnant, so is Rachel, and we already went over that, so... enough. You can tell this was a filler, because there was absolutely no mention of Dina after this episode. Not even a mention, saying she's fine, she delivered the baby. Dina's character was also not likable. Phoebe becoming a crazy stalker for Sting tickets was humorous, but not realistic, and yeah, sure Phoebe's weird, but she has never gone to this extent for Sting tickets. Remember when she used to care about Ben? She seemed as though she didn't care for Ben, just for comical relief. There's being funny, and then there's being ridiculous. Monica and the boots were funny, but did we really have to make this the MAIN plot? This was just about boots that bothered Monica. Snore. All that was good was Monica's reaction time and response to the boots. I didn't say the plot was good.

    So to sum it up, this episode was mediocre, and you wouldn't be missing much if you missed this episode of Friends.moreless
  • Great Episode! :)

    This was a fantastic episode. I can't believe someone thinks it was "mediocre"! Monica and her boots was amazing. Buying boots that cost more than food or rent, something that Chandler thought was closer to the price of a boat. Ha I laughed watching this episode. I loved when Ross is talking to the baby in the stomach and phoebe thinks he is talking to Rachel's crotch. Maybe what makes it funnier is when Pheebs says, "when I heard "I can't wait to hear your first words", I thought well there's a trick." Well the episode was downright funny and I loved it.moreless
  • a good eppisode

    Chandler is peeved when Monica splurges on an expensive pair of boots but cannot wear them as they hurt her feet so much. Phoebe learns Ross' and Sting's children attend the same school and she angles to meet the celebrity and get concert tickets by pretending to be one of bens mothers and gets to go to the house. Joey's sister Dina expresses an interest in fashion to get Joey to introduce her to Rachel, but Dina has a surprising revelation that goes beyond the world of Ralph Lauren she is pregnant and asks rachael for advice about the baby, and joey is upset so he brings her boyfriend round for a little talk...moreless
  • Monica buys boots that kill her feet!

    Good episode! Monica buys boots that look very cool but like kill her feet she can barly walk. She should of just told Chandler right away but I guess she wanted to always!! Phoebe pretends to be Susan so she can get those tickets for the game. Joey has a melt down when he finds his little sister is pregnant. He was so funny when he carried that guy in and was going to marry them.moreless
  • Monica buys some new boots that are alot of money. Chandler isnt happy but lets her keep them. They start to hurt her alot but does not dare tell chandler meanwhile pheobe wants tickets to stings concert and comes up with a good plan.moreless

    This episode is defenitly one of my favourites. i think the best bit in the episode is pheobe wanting the tickets to stings concert and then her finding out Ben goes to the same school as him. I find it so funny when she is singing Ross Can! This is my favourite quotation in the episode:

    Ross: Im sorry Pheobe i just cant do it!

    Pheobe: Yes u can Sting sed so himself!

    Ross: Wat?

    Pheobe: Ross Can!

    Ross: I just cant do it...

    Pheobe: Rosssss caaaannn!

    Ross: Pheobe...

    Pheobe: Roossss Caannn Get me the tickets, Rosss cannn get me the tickets.

    I didnt get why she did this until someone explained the sting song to me!

    I love this classic episode.

    This is excatly why i watch friends to make me laugh!moreless
Marla Sokoloff

Marla Sokoloff


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Marc Rose

Marc Rose


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Tammy Townsend

Tammy Townsend

The Teacher

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Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse

Ben Geller-Willick-Bunch

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: When Chandler shows the bill back to Monica after she tells him of the purchase, you can clearly see that the piece of paper is blank, save for a 'MORON' scrawled across the top of the paper which Chandler partially covers with his index finger.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Ross states that Ben is seven years old. Since Ben was born in 1995, Ben would be six years old.

    • Factual Error: Trudie Styler, Sting's wife, played herself in the episode. In real life Sting and Trudie have four kids, Bridget, Jake, Eliot, and Giacomo, none of which are named Jack. Giacomo was born in 1995, the same year as the fictional Ben Geller.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of the Statue of Liberty, with FDNY written below.

      This is clearly a tribute to the New York Fire Department in the wake of 9/11.

    • Goof: When Monica is putting on her boots in the hallway to make Chandler believe she is wearing them, she only pulls one of her pant legs over them, but when she stands up, both pant legs are suddenly pulled down.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Monica: (about the boots) They're a little more than I normally spend on boots... or rent...
      (Monica shows the receipt to Chandler)
      Chandler: Oh my God!
      Monica: I know.
      Chandler: I'm gonna miss being able to afford food.
      Monica: I'm sorry, they just, they just look so good! And the saleswoman was looking at me like, "Oh, these are way too expensive for you."
      Chandler: She had a point.

    • Monica: I mean, have you ever had something that was so beautiful, everyone wants it?
      Chandler: I have you!
      Monica: Nice try. I'm keeping the boots.

    • Phoebe: (about Ross talking to Rachel's stomach) How can you let him talk to your crotch like that?
      Rachel: He's talking to the baby.
      Phoebe: Oh, okay! Okay, 'cause when he said "I can't wait to hear your first words," I thought "there's a trick!"

    • Joey: Can you do me a favor? I was talkin' to my sister and she knows you work at Ralph Lauren--
      Rachel: No, forget it! No way! I am not sending anymore Ralph Lauren clothes to prison. It is a waste.
      Joey: No-no-no, not her, not her. My youngest sister, Dina, she's really interested in fashion, and she wants to talk to someone successful, y'know, to give her some advice.
      Rachel: I guess I can talk to one of my supervisors...
      Joey: No-no-no! She wants to talk to you.
      Rachel: Really? Oh, my God! I'm successful!

    • Joey: She is the smartest of all the Tribbiani children. You know the S-A-T's?
      Rachel: Yeah.
      Joey: She took 'em!

    • Phoebe: (about Ben going to school with Sting's son) You knew this and you didn't say anything with all the stupid dinosaur stuff you tell us!

    • Phoebe: (reading from New York magazine) "Sting's son, seven years old"... and there's a picture!
      Ross: What are you reading, "The Kidnapper's Guide to Manhattan's Private Schools?"

    • Monica: See, Chandler? I'm getting a lot of use out of them already. They're very practical. See, you can wear them with dresses, with skirts, with pants...
      Chandler: You can wear them with shorts on the street corner to earn the money to pay for them.

    • Phoebe: Return them and get your money back.
      Monica: I can't do that, either. The soles are already a little scuffed, and the insides are filled with my blood!

    • Ross: Hey, I uh just picked up Ben from school...
      Chandler: (looking around) I don't think you did a very thorough job!

    • Ross: Well it turns out that Ben and Sting's son do not get along.
      Phoebe: How come?!
      Ross: Apparently, Sting's son made fun of the fact that Ben's moms are "lesbinims."

    • Ross: Phoebe, you can't force kids to be friends.
      Phoebe: Sure you can! Just give em some blocks, put 'em in a playpen...
      Ross: Blocks? Phoebe, Ben's seven.
      Phoebe: Your kid's seven? He's really small!

    • Joey: (to Rachel and Dina) I'll let you two fash... ists get down to business.

    • Monica: I'm afraid your bosses will see them and think that they pay you too much. Or that your assistants will see them and want a raise.
      Chandler: Do you think I work at some kind of boot-pricing company?

    • Monica: Anyway, I picked up this outfit that I want to wear and the, and the boots don't really go with it.
      Chandler: You said that you paid all that money because those boots go with skirts, dresses, and pants! What were you going to wear? A chicken suit?

    • Phoebe: (about Sting's son) Now Ben, sometimes people may seem like jerks on the outside, but they have famous fathers.

    • Monica: Okay you were right! All right, I never should have bought them! They're killing me! One toe at a time!
      Chandler: So I was right. This is what it feels like to be right. It's oddly unsettling.

    • Joey: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here--
      Rachel: Oh, Joey, this is crazy!
      Joey: Don't interrupt when I'm talking to God!! Now where were we? Oh, right, okay... Do you, Dina, take this man--
      Dina: No!
      Joey: Oh, you'll take him!
      Dina: No I won't!
      Joey: Hey! You don't get a say in this!
      Dina: Yes, I do!
      Joey: I heard "I do"! We're halfway there! (pointing at Bobby) You!
      Rachel: Alright! Joey, that is enough! Listen, as beautiful and moving as this ceremony is, this is not legal! Okay? They don't have a marriage license, they don't have any witnesses... and the groom only has on one shoe!
      Bobby: Yeah, he took the other one off and hit me with it!

    • Joey: (about Bobby and Dina) What am I supposed to do?
      Rachel: You're supposed to realize that they are adults! And that they can make their own decisions.
      Joey: No, they can't! They were stupid enough to get knocked up!
      Rachel: Hey! Contraceptives are not always effective! (to Bobby and Dina) Right?
      Bobby: Yeah... we kinda didn't use any...
      Rachel: Oh, come on kids! A little help here!

    • Trudie: (about Ben and Jack) I'm sure there are two sides to this story. But all I've heard so far is that Ben's a bit of a "poo-poo head".

    • Monica: Get me closer so I can see the price.
      Chandler: I can see the price from here. It's gonna cost you one husband.

    • Monica: Okay, I'm sorry, I think I can walk the rest of the way now. Just give me my boots.
      Chandler: I don't have your boots.
      Monica: Well, I don't have them, either. Where are they?
      Chandler: Well, why don't you check in one of my saddlebags while I chew on a bale of hay?

    • Joey: Dina, if you're having a baby, you should be married! Even if it is to Bobby. (Bobby smiles) Dude, that's not a compliment!

    • Joey: (to Dina) What are you gonna do? You're gonna have the baby and raise it by yourself... without a husband? You can't be a single mother alone! You're gonna ruin your life!
      Rachel: Oh, excuse me! Am I ruining my life?
      Joey: No! No! No! It's different for you. You're so strong and together. You're not some dumb kid who doesn't know what she's doing.
      Dina: Excuse me?
      Joey: One pregnant woman at a time, please!

    • Phoebe: (about the concert tickets) Ooh, where are the seats?
      Ross: Uh, middle balcony.
      Phoebe: Okay, now would you say that that's more than fifty yards away from Sting, his wife, or a member of his family?
      Ross: Yeah.
      Phoebe: Then that's not breaking the law! I'm there!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Joey: (to Dina, while at Ralph Lauren's) And if she takes you to the freebie room, I need shirts... but none with that creepy logo with the guy riding the dog, holding the bone.
      Joey is referring to the Ralph Lauren logo, which in reality, is a man riding a horse while swinging a polo mallet.

    • Phoebe: Your friend Doug looks a lot like Billy Joel.
      Billy Joel is a an American singer, pianist, and composer. His songs included hits such as "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl," and "We Didn't Start the Fire."

    • Joey: Ralph Lauren just smiled at her in the elevator.

      Ralph Lauren is a famous American fashion designer and business executive.

    • Phoebe: It's New York Magazine.

      New York Magazine, founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968, features articles on the life, culture, politics, and style of New York City.

    • Phoebe: Sting has a son that goes there too.
      Sting is an English singer and bass player, famous for headlining The Police, a late 1970s and 1980s rock band.

    • Phoebe: (singing) Ross can! Ross can!
      This is a word play on the song "Roxanne" by Sting.