Season 10 Episode 14

The One with Princess Consuela

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: For Monica, in case the question comes up again, New York City Civil Court is where she would have gone to change her name. Moreover, when changing your name, there is a distinction made between assuming your spouse's name (Monica Bing or Monica Geller-Bing), reverting to your maiden name following divorce (Monica Geller) and a name change not related at all to marriage (Princess Consuela Bananahammock).

    • Trivia: There's a little deja vu in this episode:
      Rachel: Well, I didn't get the job at Gucci and I got fired from Ralph Lauren. 
      Chandler: That is a bad interview.

      And in Season 6's "The One with the Joke":

      Joey: I didn't get the part... and I lost my job here.
      Phoebe: That is a bad audition.

    • Trivia: When Mark meets Ross and Rachel outside of Ralph Lauren's, Rachel says to him, "You remember Ross?", to which Mark replies, "Sure, sure... What's with the chair?" You can see, however, that between "Sure, sure", and "What's with the chair", Mark says something else that was removed from the soundtrack. Rachel's "Ah" must have been dubbed in afterwards. When Mark leaves, Ross asks Rachel who that was, so what was removed was likely something that would have reminded him of Mark and therefore made the follow-up question seem strange.

    • Trivia: Although Phoebe changed her name to "Princess Consuela Bananahammock", she says that her friends can call her "Valerie". Valerie is in reality Lisa Kudrow's middle name.

    • Goof: When Ross hugs Rachel in Central Perk, after finding out she has been fired, he leans his face against hers twice.

    • Goof: After Phoebe told Monica and Chandler her new name, Monica exclaimed "Phoebe!" and Phoebe corrected her by saying "Princess Consuela." However, shortly after when Monica asks if they have to call her that, Phoebe says her friends can call her "Valerie."

    • Goof: At the very beginning of the episode, when Mike, Phoebe, Chandler and Monica are eating dinner, a microphone is visible at the top of the screen.

    • Goof: In the scene where Phoebe and Mike discuss Phoebe's name change, you can see Mike's scarf change from tied to untied repeatedly between shots.

    • Trivia: It is revealed in this episode that Monica never legally changed her last name from Geller to Geller-Bing.

  • Quotes

    • (Ross and Rachel have just been sharing their good news and Joey enters)
      Joey: Guess what? I finally got that seed out of my teeth!
      Monica: (facetiously) I don't know who I'm happiest for...
      Phoebe: I do! He's been working on that all day!

    • Phoebe: Hey Mon, was it weird changing your name to Geller-Bing?
      Monica: No... (gesturing to herself and Chandler) No, it felt nice to acknowledge this.
      Phoebe: Where did you go to do it?
      Monica: Um, the uh... The Ministry of Names... Bureau.

    • Chandler: Hey, Joe. We got a couple things we gotta check out at the new house. You wanna come with us?
      Joey: (curtly) No thank-you.
      Monica: Alright, I know you're not happy about us moving, but you're the only one who hasn't seen the house.
      Chandler: Yeah, come with us. You'll see how close it is to the city.
      Joey: But, no, it's not close. You said it was in Escrow? I couldn't even find that on the map!

    • (Joey wants to keep Monica and Chandler from moving to Westchester)
      : (in Central Perk) Joey... you can't make someone do something they don't wanna do... believe me! There's something I've been trying to get Mike to do in bed, and he just--
      Mike: Whoa, whoa... Hey, hey... Can we not talk about this now...?
      Phoebe: Alright... prude... (to Joey) Look... Monica and Chandler really love this house... you're not gonna talk 'em into staying here...
      : (offended) Hey, hey! I can convince people to do anything... Y'know? ...I bet I can even get Mike to do that thing--what is it?
      (Phoebe whispers in Joey's ear)
      Joey: (jumping up and yelling) I am not gonna help you do that!!

    • Rachel: (to the Maitre D') Hi, I'm here to see Mr Campbell with Gucci. The reservation is probably under "Gucci". It's spelled like "Gukky", which could be confusing.

    • Phoebe: (to Monica and Chandler) Apparently you can change it to anything you want. So I thought, alright--here's an opportunity to be creative. So, meet... "Princess Consuela Bananahammock".

    • Chandler: (to Rachel as she enters Central Perk) Hey! How'd the interview go?
      Rachel: Ach! ...Not good.
      Chandler: Y'know, I always feel that way after an interview. I'll bet it went better than you think.
      Rachel: Well, I didn't get the job at Gucci and I got fired from Ralph Lauren.
      Chandler: That is a bad interview.

    • Ross: (popping open a bottle of champagne) Gunther! Six glasses!
      Gunther: (pleased after counting heads) Six? You want me to join you?
      Ross: Oh, I thought Joey was here... Five is good. (realizing he just offended Gunther) Wow, I'm gonna have a loogie in my coffee tomorrow.

    • Joey: (checking out Monica and Chandler's new house) This place is great! I'm so happy for you guys. Although, y'know... I hope you like fungus.
      Chandler: What?
      Joey: Fungus! Yeah. The place is full of it.
      Monica: No, it's not. We had an inspection and they didn't find anything.
      Joey: Okay, then I guess I have dry eyes and a scratchy throat for no reason.
      Monica: Maybe it's because you hung your head out of the window like a dog... the whole ride here.
      Joey: Maybe... So this is the, uh, living room huh? Ooh! Pretty dark... (gropes Chandler as if he can't see him)
      Monica: No, it's not!
      Joey: Are you kiddin'? I think I just saw a bat in the corner!
      Chandler: When your head was hanging out the window, it didn't hit a mailbox, did it?

    • Mackenzie: (coming into her bedroom and finding Joey there) Who are you?
      Joey: Oh, hi... I'm Joey. My stupid friends are buying this house. Who are you?
      Mackenzie: I'm Mackenzie. My stupid parents are selling this house.

    • Joey: (about Chandler and Monica buying Mackenzie's house) Look, there's gotta be a way that we can stop this from happening.
      Mackenzie: Like what?
      : Oh! Okay, you come with me and you tell 'em that the house is haunted!
      Mackenzie: What are you, eight?
      Joey: Ah, oh... Okay, let's hear your great idea!
      Mackenzie: I don't have any great ideas. I am eight.

    • Ross: (after Rachel has spoken with Mark about a job) See? I told you something good would come along. And he seemed really nice. I've met him before?
      Rachel: Ross! That's Mark. From Bloomingdale's? You were insanely jealous of him.
      Ross: That is Mark?
      Rachel: Yes.
      Ross: I hate that guy! No, no, no, you cannot go to dinner with him.
      Rachel: What? You don't want me to get a job?
      Ross: Oh yeah, I'm sure he's gonna give you a job. Maybe make you his sex-retary!

    • Joey: You know what? This house... is great.
      Chandler: Really? What changed your mind?
      Joey: Oh, the little girl who lives here made me feel a lot better about the whole thing.
      Chandler: (melodramatically) Joey... There was a little girl who lived here, but she died, like, thirty years ago...
      Joey: (in a state of shock) What?!
      Chandler: (after a moment, laughing) I'm just messing with you.
      Joey: That's not funny! You know I'm afraid of little girl ghosts!

    • Mike: (to Phoebe when meeting Rita) Why don't you introduce me?
      Phoebe: (after some hesitation) Uh, Rita? This is my husband...
      Rita: (shakes Mike's hand) Oh!
      Mike: (to Phoebe) Why don't you tell her my name...?
      Phoebe: (embarrassed) Okay, I will. This is... This is my husband... Crap Bag.
      Rita: (nodding uncertainly) "Crap Bag?"
      Mike: (deadpan) If you need an easy way to remember it, just think of a bag of crap.

    • Phoebe: (after Rita leaves) Okay, fine... you made your point... Can you please be Mike Hannigan again?
      Mike: Only if you'll be Phoebe Buffay.
      Phoebe: How 'bout, uh... How 'bout Buffay-Hannigan...?
      Mike: Really?
      Phoebe: Yeah! I'm Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan.. (shyly) ...Bananahammock...
      Mike: Do you even know what a banana hammock is?
      Phoebe: (laughing) It's a funny word...
      Mike: (matter-of-factly) It's a Speedo.
      Phoebe: (thinking about it, then crestfallen) Ohhh, crap.

    • Ross: (coming into Monica and Chandler's apartment) Hey. Is Rachel here?
      Monica: Nope.
      Ross: She's still at dinner?
      Monica: I guess. Why, who's she with?
      Ross: That guy Mark, from Bloomingdale's? She thinks he's just being nice to her. But I know he really wants to sleep with her.
      Chandler: It's seven years ago... My time machine works!

    • Ross: How was dinner?
      Rachel: Oh, it was great. Mark is so sweet.
      Ross: Oh yeah? ...Yeah?! I wonder why? What could that smarmy letch possibly want?!
      Rachel: Oh, Ross, c'mon... He's happily married--his wife just had twins.
      Ross: (awkwardly changing gears) ...Should we send something?

    • Ross: Who said something better would come along, huh? You didn't believe me. I told you everything was gonna work out. (suddenly inspired) Y'know what?! This calls for a bottle of Israel's finest!
      Rachel: The job is in Paris.

    • Joey: (on the phone) I mean, this soap opera's a great gig, but... am I missing opportunities? Y'know, I've always thought of myself as a serious actor. I mean, should I be trying to do more independent movies?
      (Cuts to Mackenzie, the young girl from the house in Westchester)
      Mackenzie: I don't know... but y'know what? I'm gonna put you on with my bear. Hold on. (puts the phone next to the ear of a stuffed bear)
      Joey: Hey, Bailey... I need some career advice...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rachel: I have a meeting tomorrow with Gucci. Gucci wants me!

      Gucci is a popular designer clothing brand founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921.

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