Season 7 Episode 4

The One with Rachel's Assistant

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Throughout their entire relationship, Ross has constantly shown jealousy for all the guys Rachel dates, works with, kisses on balconies or even gives her phone number to, yet not once is he jealous about her relationship with Tag. He would even have plenty of ammunition with which to attack the relationship, namely that Tag is too young for Rachel, and that her dating her assistant is unethical, but still nothing from Ross. In "The One Where They All Turn Thirty", he even gives Tag advice about buying Rachel presents: "Stick to the list... Always stick to the list." In all likelihood, the producers simply didn't want to open that can of worms since Tag was going to be around for awhile, but it still represents a major inconsistency.

    • Goof: When Joey is talking to the producers of Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. and says, "We're not even shooting 'em anymore?", his left arm is up in the air. When the shot changes, his hand is down at his side.

    • Continuity: It is revealed that Ross slept with a cleaning woman in college. In "The One with Phoebe's Husband", he clearly stated that Carol was the only woman he'd slept with until Julie. However, he didn't remember it, seeing as how he thought it was Chandler that did it. So he may have forgotten then as well.

  • Quotes

    • Monica: (reading an article in InStyle magazine) Phoebe... do you think your favorite animal says very much about you?
      Phoebe: You mean, behind my back?

    • (Phoebe and Monica come in to Central Perk whispering, then Phoebe leaves)
      Chandler: Hi, sweetie... so what was with all the whispering?
      Monica: I can't tell you. It's a secret.
      Chandler: Secret? Married people aren't supposed to have secrets between one another. We have too much love and respect for one another.
      Monica: Awww... But still no.
      Chandler: I'm serious, we should tell each other everything--I do not have any secrets from you...
      Monica: Really? Okay, then why don't you tell me what happened to Ross, Junior year at Disneyland?
      Chandler: Oh, no, no... I can't do that.
      Monica: If you tell me, I'll tell you what Phoebe said.
      Chandler: Okay! So, Ross and I are going to Disneyland and we stop at this restaurant for tacos--and when I say restaurant, I mean a guy, a hibachi, and the trunk of his car. So Ross has about ten tacos... And anyway, we're on Space Mountain and Ross starts to feel a little... iffy.
      Monica: Oh, my God. He threw up?
      Chandler: No, he visited a town a little south of throw-up.
      Monica: (laughing) No!
      Chandler: Yeah, some of the employees decided to rename the park, "The Crappiest Place on Earth." ...So what was Phoebe's secret?
      Monica: Oh, Nancy Thompson from Phoebe's old massage place?
      Chandler: Mmm-hmm.
      Monica: getting fired.
      Chandler: That's it? I gave up my Disneyland story for that?
      Monica: That's right! You lose sucker!! (thinks better of it) Please still marry me!

    • Joey: (in the Days of Our Lives offices) Hey, Terry!
      Terry: Good to see you again!
      Joey: It's been awhile, huh? Wow, it's funny these halls look smaller than they used to...
      Terry: It's a different building.
      Joey: So... Stryker Ramoray, huh? When do you want me to start?

    • Rachel: (to the attractive but inexperienced job applicant) I hired you!
      Tag: What?
      Rachel: Yeah! You... you got the job! You're my new assistant!
      Tag: I am?!
      Rachel: Yeah!
      Tag: I can't believe it!
      Rachel: Me either...

    • Chandler: Hey.
      Monica: Hey! Good, you're home!
      Chandler: Oh, it's always nicer to hear than "Aw crap! You again!"
      Monica: I made you a surprise.
      Chandler: Oh yeah?
      Monica: Yeah, tacos! Ever since you told me that story I've had such a craving for them.
      Chandler: Did you not understand the story?

    • Ross: Are those tacos?
      Monica: (holding up a taco shell like a little mouth) No, they're uh, they're ground-beef smileys!

    • Ross: I had food poisoning!'s not like I chose to do it! It's not like I said, "Huh... what would make this ride more fun?"

    • Ross: (upset, to Chandler) How could you tell her?!
      Chandler: I had to, okay? ...we're getting married. Married couples don't keep secrets from one another.
      Ross: Oh really? Well, I guess Monica should know about Atlantic City.
      Chandler: Du-ude!
      Monica: What happened in Atlantic City?
      Ross: Well, Chandler and I are in a bar....
      Chandler: Did you not hear me say, "Du-ude!"?
      Ross: And this girl is making eyes at Chandler. So after awhile he goes over to her and after a minute or two I see them kissing. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Chandler's not the type of guy who just goes to bars and makes out with girls." And you're right. Chandler's not the type of guy who just goes to bars and makes out with... "girls"...
      Monica: (laughing and turning to Chandler) You kissed a guy?!
      Chandler: In my defense, it was dark and he was a very pretty guy!

    • Phoebe: Joey, do you think your favorite animal says a lot about you?
      Joey: (pleased with himself) No, because goats can't talk.

    • Ross: (to Monica) Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and won!
      Chandler: Ross came in fourth and cried!

    • Ross: (to Chandler) Once, Monica was sent to her room without dinner, so she ate the macaroni off a jewellery box she made!

    • Ross: Monica couldn't tell time until she was thirteen!
      Monica: It's hard for some people!
      Chandler: Of course it is! (mouths to Ross) Wow!

    • Monica: Chandler one time wore my underwear to work!
      Chandler: Hey!
      Monica: I'm sorry, I couldn't think of any more for Ross.

    • Ross: In college, Chandler got drunk and slept with the lady who cleaned our dorm!
      Chandler: That was you!
      Ross: Whatever dude... you kissed a guy.

    • Joey: They wanted me to audition!
      Phoebe: You? An actor? That's madness!

    • Tag: (on being introduced) "Phoebe?" That's a great name.
      Phoebe: (coyly) Oh, you like that? You should hear my phone number...

    • Tag: (to Rachel in her office) I got asked out twice today while I was at lunch... by guys...
      Rachel: Oh... really?
      Tag: Yeah... Did you tell someone that I was gay...?
      Rachel: (innocently) Oh! Did you not want people to know that?
      Tag: I'm not gay... and I especially wouldn't want you to think I was gay.
      Rachel: (smiling flirtatiously) Why's that...?
      Tag: (shyly) I don't think I should say...
      Rachel: Ohhh, you can say... C'mon, I don't want you to feel like you can't tell me things... (motions for him to sit down)
      Tag: (sitting down) Okay...
      Rachel: 'Kay...
      Tag: Well...
      Rachel: (softly) Yeah...
      : I'd love to ask out your friend, Phoebe...
      Rachel: (after collecting herself) Yeah! ...she's gay...

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