Season 8 Episode 5

The One with Rachel's Date

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Ross mentions wanting to see a Ukrainian film at the "Angelika". The Angelika was also mentioned in "The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel" (Phoebe puts Rachel in a cab to get rid of her and slaps the roof, "The Angelika!"). These references are to The Angelika Film Center, located at the corner of W Houston and Mercer, about a dozen blocks from the Friends' neighborhood in the West Village.

    • Goof: It seems unusual that when Ross yells "...and yes it is too slutty!" that neither Kash nor Rachel heard him.

    • Goof: When Phoebe and Monica are sitting on the coffee house couch, talking, after Phoebe comments on Monica's new hairstyle and Monica says she paid for it, the camera cuts back to Phoebe and Monica's profile is visible. Clearly, it's NOT Courtney Cox sitting there; it's her stand in.

    • Goof: The Mac that Chandler is on when Ross comes into his office is not a real Apple Computer because the apple is upside down. On a real Mac when you the computer is open, the apple is right side up. ***The original Mac Laptops had the logo upside-down for the first couple years, it was only until later that the logo appeared right side up when opened.

    • Goof: When Ross says goodnight to Rachel on the street, she is holding the brown bag down by her side. When the shot zooms in on her, the bag is suddenly in front of her chest.

    • Goof: When Rachel enters Central Perk to find Ross with Mona, the brown paper bag she's holding has the top rolled toward her. When the camera angle changes, it is rolled away from her.

    • Goof: When Monica and Phoebe blurt out their bad news at the same time, Tim uncrosses his arms. When the camera angle zooms in on Phoebe, you can see that his arms are still crossed.

    • Trivia: We find out that Chandler's middle name is Muriel.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a caterpillar on a mushroom (a scene from Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland)

    • Continuity: Since Phoebe in at least two episodes claims that she knows how to speak French, and in an episode from season 10 proves that she is quite good at it, wouldn't she know what the word "sous" means? Even though she has learned French herself, without help from a teacher, the prepositions are one of the basics of any language.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: I'm sorry about your date.
      Rachel: Oh, it's all right. I guess I'm just done with the whole dating thing. It's one more thing in my life that's suddenly completely different. This is hard.
      Ross: Yeah, I know. On the other hand, in about seven months you're gonna have something that you're gonna love more than any guy you've ever gone out with. Just wait. Wait until, uh, wait until the first time your baby grabs your finger. You have no idea.
      Rachel: Thanks sweetie.

    • Monica: (About Tim) So now I'm not allowed to fire him?
      Phoebe: He can't be fired and dumped the same day, he'll kill himself.
      Monica: Okay well then, I'll fire him today and you go out with him for another week.
      Phoebe: Are you kidding? Another week with that sip, I'll kill myself!

    • Joey: Kash really liked you the other day. He said he thought you were charming.
      Rachel: I thought I was a complete idiot.
      Joey: Hey, I'm with you. He even asked me if I thought you'd go out with him.
      Rachel: Oh! Oh, I think I'm gonna throw up a little bit. What did you say?
      Joey: I said no.
      Rachel: What?
      Joey: What? I just figured since you're pregnant, you're not gonna be seeing people.
      Rachel: Okay Joey, first of all Kash Ford is not people. Second of all, what did he say when you told him I was pregnant?
      Joey: I didn't tell him. I didn't know if you were telling people. This is back when I thought Kash was still people.

    • Phoebe: I had the best time with Tim last night. He is so sweet! Oh, I can't wait to get sous-neath him.
      Monica: I have to fire him.
      Phoebe: But why?
      Monica: Because he's terrible! Okay, he's slow, he burns things, last night he lit my pastry chef on fire!
      Phoebe: Well, maybe he was just nervous, ya know you can be very intimidating. And besides I've met your pastry chef and she can stand to be taken down a peg or two.
      Monica: Well, now she has no eyebrows, mission accomplished.

    • Ross: I know something that will cheer you up, guess whose middle name is Muriel?
      Rachel: Oh, my God! Chandler M. Bing!

    • Ross: So, what do you want to do tonight? There's an Ukrainian film at the Angelica that's supposed to be very powerful. Interested?
      Joey: No. No. But I'll go see a normal person movie with you.

    • Ross: A ferry? My baby's going on a ferry? Do you have any idea how dangerous those things are?
      Joey: Aren't we talking about those big boats that carry cars? They go about like five miles an hour.

    • Rachel: Wait, what happened to Jessica's body?
      Joey: I'm not telling. You'll have to see it on TV.
      Rachel: You don't know, do you?
      Joey: No. Couldn't care less.

    • Joey: So what movie do you want to see? And not another one I have to read, okay? I get enough of that from books.
      Ross: Books?
      Joey: All right, car magazines, cereal boxes. But still, enough!

    • Ross: Chandler Muriel Bing. Boy, your parents never even gave you a chance, did they?

    • Monica: (To Phoebe) Tim is totally incompetent. I called the chef who recommended him to me, he said, "Ha ha, gotcha."

    • Monica: Tim, this is Phoebe. Phoebe, this is Tim, my new sous chef.
      Phoebe: Oh, so you're Monica's boss!
      Tim: No, actually, she's my boss. "Sous" is French for "under".
      Phoebe: Oh, I sous-stand.

    • Joey: (To Ross) They go on one date and you're worried about them getting married? He's not you!

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