Season 7 Episode 2

The One with Rachel's Book

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



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Jack Geller tells Monica and Chandler that he and Judy started saving again (the Monica wedding fund) when she was dating Richard, but when that "went to hell", they redid the kitchen. He failed to mention that after Monica and Richard stopped dating, they also paid for half of Ross's wedding in London.

    • Trivia: There's an interesting parallel in this episode. Chandler has been planning his and Monica's future together, including where they'll live, how many children they'll have, etc.. In Season 2's "The One Where Old Yeller Dies", Ross was doing the same thing about his and Rachel's future. The major difference is, where Monica is charmed by Chandler's vision of their future, in hearing Ross's plans, Rachel felt boxed-in and panicked.

    • 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 emptied his savings account to buy all new furniture for Joey and himself.

    • Trivia: Joey seems surprised that Rachel has pillowcases, so apparently, Joey doesn't have them on his pillows.

    • 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

    • Rachel: Y'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 tellin' 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! (polite laughter) How long before that starts getting annoying?
      Phoebe: Starts?

    • 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: (at dinner with her parents and Chandler) Well, I guess pretty soon we'll be making a big withdrawal from the Monica wedding fund. (aware of the uncomfortable silence that follows) What?
      Judy: You tell her Jack, I can't do it.
      Monica: What happened? You still have the Monica wedding fund, don't you?
      Jack: (nodding) We have it... only, now we call it the beach house.

    • Rachel: (seeing that both Monica and Chandler are upset) What happened at dinner?
      Monica: My parents spent the money for our wedding!
      Phoebe: (gasps) My God! What did you order?!

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

    • Chandler: (about his life savings) You're not suggesting that we spend all the money on the wedding...?
      Monica & Rachel: Uh, yeah!

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

    • Phoebe: (after Chandler refuses to spend all his savings on the wedding) Wow! Money and a firm hand. Finally a Chandler I can get onboard with!

    • Ross: (about Rachel's "erotic novel") So, I guess you bought that book after we broke up, huh...?
      Rachel: Uh-huh, yeah I did, because I wore out my first copy when I was with you. (gets up to leave Central Perk)
      Ross: (following her to the door) Oh, yeah?! Well, uh, when we were goin' out, I read tons of porno magazines!

    • Ross: (to Phoebe about losing a massage client) This is your fault. You're the one who didn't move his appointment...
      : Oh, it's my fault? You didn't have to massage him! could've sent him away! You could've not rolled Tonka trucks up and down his back!
      Ross: He said he liked that!

    • Rachel: Do you even know what a Vicar is?
      Joey: Like a Goalie, right?

    • Chandler: Look, when I proposed, I told you I would do anything to make you happy. And if having the perfect wedding makes 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. Y'know, 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 small 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: Y'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) Hey, listen... when you were talking about our future, you said "cat", but you meant "dog", right...?
      Chandler: (laughing) Yeah, totally...

  • 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 east Tennessee owned by music icon Dolly Parton, a multiple Grammy Award-winning and twice Oscar-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman and philanthropist. Dolly Parton is also known to have a huge gay fan-base.

    • 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 sci-fi thriller, adapted from the novel by Michael Crichton about genetically engineered dinosaurs.

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