Friends

Season 7 Episode 2

The One with Rachel's Book

4
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 2000 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Chandler says he doesn't want to spend all his savings on the wedding, money he's been saving for "six years." Three years earlier, however, in "The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line," out of guilt, he empties his savings account to buy all new furniture for Joey and himself.

    • Goof: When Chandler is having dinner with Monica's parents, he puts his head down to take a drink from his straw. However, when the camera angle changes, his head is suddenly up.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Jack Geller said that he had to marry Judy because she was pregnant. But a few episodes later in "The One Where Rosita Dies" Jack Geller says that Ross was a medical marvel, since the doctor said Judy couldn't get pregnant.

    • Continuity: In this episode Ross states that he came up with the idea for the movie Jurassic Park. But in "The One with the Cat" he is bothered that anyone could ever think the movie could really happen.

    • Trivia: This is the last episode to mention the Chick and the Duck until the series finale.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of two hands holding a heart wearing a crown (also known as a Claddagh Ring)

  • Quotes

    • Chandler: Look, when I proposed, I told you I would do anything to make you happy. And if having the perfect wedding will make you happy, then that's what we're gonna do.
      Monica: That's so sweet. (Kisses him) But wait. What about the future and stuff?
      Chandler: Ah, forget about the future and stuff. So we only have two kids. We pick our favorite, and that one will get to go to college.
      Monica: You thought about that? How many kids were we gonna have?
      Chandler: Four. A boy, then twin girls, and another boy.
      Monica: What else did you think about?
      Chandler: Well, stuff like where we'd live, a little place outside the city, where our kids could learn to ride their bikes and stuff. We could have a cat, with a bell on its collar, so we could hear it every time it ran through the little kitty door. Course, we'd have an apartment over the garage where Joey could grow old.
      Monica: You know what? I don't want a big fancy wedding.
      Chandler: Sure you do.
      Monica: No. I want everything that you just said. I want a marriage.
      Chandler: Really? (Monica nods) I love you so much.
      Monica: I love you too. (Kisses him)

    • Rachel: Do you even know what a Vicar is?
      Joey: Yeah, it's like a Goalie, right?

    • Phoebe: Wow! Money and a firm hand. Finally, a Chandler I can get on board with!

    • Rachel: Well, what happened at dinner?
      Monica: My parents spent the money for my wedding.
      Phoebe: Oh, my God! What did you order?!

    • Ross: So, I guess you bought that book when we broke up.
      Rachel: Yeah, because I wore my first copy when I was with you.
      Ross: Yeah? When we were going out I read tons of porno magazines!

    • Monica: So we'll withdraw soon in the Monica's wedding fund.
      Judy: You tell her Jack, I can't do it.
      Monica: You still have the fund, right?
      Jack: Yeah, only now we call it the beach house.

    • Rachel: You know Chandler, you're doing so well with this whole getting-married-never-gonna-sleep-with-anyone-for-the-rest-of-your-life thing. I'm telling ya, it's great.

    • Monica: (Moaning) Oww.
      Chandler: What's the matter, honey?
      Monica: My hand feels weird. I guess it's because (Shows them her left hand) I'm engaged! How long before that starts getting annoying?
      Phoebe: Starts?

    • Rachel: You don't need to have this custom-made, empire waisted, duchess, satin gown. (Crying) You can wear off the rack.
      Chandler: Look, it's really going to be okay. The important thing is that we love each other and we're gonna get married.
      Rachel: Do you even understand what off the rack means?

    • Chandler: You're not suggesting that we spend all the money on the wedding?
      Monica & Rachel: Uh, yeah!

    • Phoebe: (To Ross) You could've said I wasn't home! You could've not driven Tonka trucks up and down his back!
      Ross: He said he liked that!

    • Ross: (To Chandler) Take it from me. As the groom, all you have to do is show up and try to say the right name.

    • Monica: This is the most special day of our lives.
      Chandler: I realize that, but I'm not going to spend all the money on one party.
      Monica: Honey, um, I love you, but um, if you call our wedding a party one more time, you might not get invited!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: I don't know, my mother spent most of her money on her fourth wedding. She's saving the rest for her divorce. And any extra cash my father has he saves for his yearly trips to Dollywood.

      Dollywood is a country theme park in Tennessee owed by Dolly Parton, a famous coutry singer.

    • Monica: ... the Bay City Rollers for dancing. Wait, that was for my sixth grade wedding.
      Chandler: Well, you couldn't get them anyway. I mean, Ian doesn't even play anymore and Derek... Well, Derek is a name I shouldn't know.

      Bay City Rollers are a Scottish rock band that were popular in the 1970s. Some of their former members included Ian Mitchell and Derek Longmuir.

    • Ross: And that should conclusively prove that I had the idea for Jurassic Park first.

      Jurassic Park is a 1993 thriller film, adapted from a novel written by Michael Crichton, about genetically engineered dinosaurs.

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