Trivia: After seeing Kathy's play a second time, Chandler says that there was no heat between her and Nick, that "it was like cousins having sex up there!". In Season 7's "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin", however, Ross felt more than a little heat for his cousin Cassie (Denise Richards).
Continuity: In this episode Rachel calls Joshua, Josh. But in "The One with Joey's Dirty Day" she says she doesn't like the name Josh, she likes Joshua.
Note: Actually, Rachel never calls him Josh. When going on about how much she loves his name, at one point she says dramatically, "Josh... oo-ah!", but since there is a pause after "Josh", one might think that's all she called him.
Goof: In the scene where Rachel walks into the guy's new apartment and they start talking about Joshua, it cuts to a shot of her profile as she says "It's just so frustrating". Her mouth doesn't move as she says the words.
Goof: At the start of this episode when Rachel comes in, you can see a bit of wooden floor by the door (carpet's visible in other shots). However, Monica doesn't pull up the carpet until later in the episode.
Note: There was never carpet near the door. It began in the living room beyond the kitchen area. This is particularly visible several episodes earlier in "The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line" when there is still no furniture in the apartment.
Magna Doodle: Have You Seen Our View?!
Trivia: Joey's pick-up line, "How you doin'?", which debuted in this episode, was ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 20 Top Catchphrases" (21-27 August 2005 issue).
Chandler: Okay, she is the star of the play. And she is my girlfriend! I get to have sex with the star of the play!
Ross: (aside to Chandler) People can hear you!
Chandler: (loudly and proudly) I know!
Rachel: Monica, I'm quitting. I just helped an 81 year old woman put on a thong and she didn't even buy it!
Joey: The rule is when two actors are actually doing it off-stage all the sexual tension between them is gone. Okay? So as long as it's hot onstage you got nothing to worry about. It's when the heat goes away, that's when you're in trouble.
Joey: Look, you guys have been to every play I've ever been in, have I ever had chemistry on stage?
Kathy: Chandler, this is my job! I'm playing a part in a play. How can you not trust me?
Chandler: Well, you can understand, given how we started.
Kathy: Oh, wow. I can't believe you're throwing that in my face.
Chandler: Well, that is what happened, and I don't even see you denying this!
Kathy: I'll tell you what, Chandler, why don't you call me when you grow up!
Chandler: Yeah, well, don't expect that to happen anytime soon!
Chandler: (yells drunkenly) Slut! (the guys follow him into the girls apartment) You'll all be very happy to hear that Kathy is sleeping with that guy!
Ross: So you were right?
Chandler: I confronted her and she didn't deny it... (looks around his former apartment) I don't live here!
Monica: Come on in here, I've got delicious treats for everyone.
Joey: Hey, a Playboy!
Monica: Yeah, just something I picked up.
Ross: Wow! Cookies and porn, you're the best mom ever!
Joshua: (about his ex-wife) She burned all my clothes. I only got away with two things: this suit and what turned out to be a skirt.
Rachel: At least that's a great suit.
Joshua: Yeah, but it wasn't much fun dropping it off at the dry-cleaners in the skirt.
Rachel: I have the best job in the world! Today the cutest guy came into work, and I got to dress him up all day!
Phoebe: Rachel has a new doll!
Joey: (about asking someone out) What I do is, I look a woman up and down, and I say "Hey. How you doin'?"
Chandler: (about Kathy) What if she didn't actually sleep with the guy?
Joey: Dude, tell me she actually told you this.
Chandler: She did not have to tell me, I saw the play, and there was no heat. Back me up here, Ross!
Ross: That's all you're basing this on?
Chandler: That's not backing me up! Look, you said with the off-stage and the heat, and the onstage and the no heat.
Joey: Whoa, whoa, that, that was just a theory! There's a lot of theories that didn't pan out. The lone gunman. Communism. Geometry.
Chandler: Oh, my God!
Monica: People are supposed to wanna hang out here!
Rachel: Why? Honey, what is the big deal?
Monica: I'm the hostess! Not those guys! I'm always the hostess! I mean, even when I was little, the girls brought their dollies to my tea party... I, I served the best air.
Rachel: So I was with Joshua for an hour today, and he has not asked me out. It's just so frustrating!
Phoebe: Why don't you ask him out?
Joey: Oh, yeah, totally! That's such a turn-on!
Rachel: Really? It doesn't seem desperate?
Joey: Ooh-hoo, that's the turn-on.
Ross: So the first time you ask a guy out, he, he turns you down?
Rachel: He didn't turn me down! He's at the game, isn't he? I got the date, I'm just not on it!
Monica: (about Joey opening her fridge) Excuse me. We switched apartments. You can't eat our food anymore. That gravy train has ended.
Joey: There's gravy?
Joey: How'd it go?
Chandler: So she wasn't sleeping with that guy...
Phoebe: Well, that's good!
Chandler: She is now.
Ross: (about Kathy cheating on Chandler) Well, if she thought they were on a break...
Phoebe: (about Rachel laughing) What? What?
Rachel: Well, it was just something Joshua said about V-necks... but you had to be there.
Ross: Yeah, so how does Jason look in a V-neck?
Rachel: It's Joshua.
Ross: Uh, whatever...
Phoebe: Oh, hey, Mon? Do you still have, like, your old blouses and dresses from high school?
Monica: Yeah, I think I have some around here somewhere. Why?
Phoebe: Well, it's just that maternity clothes are so expensive.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Rachel má nový objev (Rachel Has a New Discovery)
This episode runs 22:32 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).
This is the first appearance of Tate Donovan as Joshua Burgin. Joshua was in 5 episodes of Friends.
Tate Donovan was Jennifer Aniston's real-life boyfriend when this episode was filmed.
Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, and Tate Donovan were all in The Thin Pink Line, a 1998 comedy.
Courtney Cox-Arquette and Tate Donovan costarred in Get Well Soon, a 2001 comedy/drama.
This is the final appearance of Paget Brewster as Kathy. Kathy was in 6 episodes of Friends.
Joey: The new Playboy.
Playboy is an American adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner.
Joey: Chandler, look, they're actors. They're there to do a job. Just because they work together, doesn't mean they're going to get together. I mean, just 'cause it happened with Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, doesn't mean it's gonna happen with them.
Ross: Oh, oh! Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
Joey: Oh! Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
Phoebe: Hey, Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood.
Ross: They're not a couple.
Phoebe: Oh, okay, I get the game now.
Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award-winning American actress, and Tim Robbins, an American Academy Award-winning actor, met on the set of Bull Durham in 1988 and were together until 2009 and had 2 children together.
Alec Baldwin, a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, and Kim Basinger, an Academy Award-winning American film actress, met on the set of The Marrying Man and were married from 1993-2002.
Tom Cruise, an American actor and film producer, and Nicole Kidman, an Academy Award-winning Australian actress, met on the set of Days of Thunder and were married from 1990-2001.
Mel Gibson, an American-born Australian actor and director, and Clint Eastwood, an American actor and Academy Award-winning film director, never even worked together, let alone had a relationship.
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