Season 9 Episode 19

The One with Rachel's Dream

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 17, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rachel dreams about a romantic encounter with Joey after a visit to the set of Days of Our Lives. Chandler buys a non-refundable weekend getaway for himself and Monica, but when she can't get time off at work, Ross joins him. Meanwhile, Phoebe drives people away from Monica's restaurant with her terrible guitar playing.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Not a fan of the Joey/Rachel pairing.

    Joey/Rachel felt awkward. I mean they've been friends, almost sibling like for about 8 years and then this happens. Yes they eased us in with Joey's crush in season 8 but it still dosen't feel right. I guess the writers want more of the friends to date more of the friends, but to me Ross/Rachel and Monica/Chandler were enough. I'd prefer it if they didn't complicate their little family with complicated dramas.

    Ross and Chandler's storyline was okay. David did a great job with the wacky, hopped up on sugar act but the dilaogue was cheesy.

    Phoebe and Monica saved the episode with their little disagreement. "The food here at Javus will kill you!" Hilarious!moreless
  • When Monica has to work, Chandler takes Ross on a non-refundable weekend getaway. Rachel visits Joey on the set and begins seeing him in a different light. Phoebe starts playing her music outside of Jabu, where Monica works.moreless

    "Friends" really couldn't let go of the idea of getting Joey and Rachel together! In this episode, Rachel sees Joey rehearsing, and then later performing, a romantic scene and begins having dreams about him. Jennifer Anison and Matt LeBlanc have great chemistry as roommates. They balance each other out and the friendship is believeable. However there is just no romantic chemistry between them so it really just seems forced. It doesn't help that Joey's feelings seem to come and go throughout season 8 and 9. David Schwimmer was just whiny and overacting. This was a pretty frequent occurence throughout seasons 9 and 10, but it was really annoying in this episode. Not on of the best, but still good for laughs!moreless
  • Rachel has a dream that she wants Joey to kiss her. Monica tried to get Phoebe to stop playing outside her restaurant, and Chandler and Ross load up on free stuff at an expensive Vermont inn.moreless

    One of the great things about this episode is how Rachel discovers her developing feelings for Joey. (And it's unfortunate how it didn't play out very well by the end of the season... it just didn't feel natural at that point. But it does here.)

    Monica and Phoebe's story, while hard to watch, (because it's always hard to watch the friends have a significant fight) feels real and true to their characters. It wasn't as funny as it could have been - some of the writing fell flat to me - but it doesn't feel campy or forced.

    Ross and Chandler's storyline was very funny (and produced some great bloopers!). But I found it very unrealistic that Chandler would be willing to pay $600 to stay there after their recent money problems.moreless
  • 'What are they having, the garlic martini?'

    The most funniest part of this episode is Monica and Phoebe's argument over Phoebe's singing and Monica's cooking. Their comebacks had me in stitches, meanwhile Rachel has a problem. She dreams about a romantic encounter with Joey after a visit to the set of "Days of Our Lives". She thinks she's developing feelings for Joey so asks Monica for advice. Phoebe then deliberately drives people away from Monica's restaurant with her terrible guitar playing and choice of songs.

    Chandler buys a non-refundable weekend getaway for himself and Monica, but when she can't get time off at work, Ross joins him and they decide to take hotel supplies to make up for the expensive trip which leads Ross into having a maple candy high and ruins their plan when his suitcase breaks.

    Great Season 9 episode.moreless
  • This is one of the best episodes! A must-seen episode!

    In this episode, Chandler buys tickets to a weekend vication with Monica, but because of her work she can't come and he takes Ross instead.

    Rachel has feelings to Joey, and Phoebe preforms at Monica's restaurant.

    This episode is CRAZY! One of the best!

    I really liked the part with Ross and Chandler! It's brilliant! The part with the maple candys was SO funny.

    The part with Phoebe was also great =]

    This episode made me laughing a hours after that...

    The hotel part was the best! I wish I had a life like that XDDD I really think it's brilliant! Must watch it NOW!!

    A great episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Monica took the same psychology class twice in college.

    • Phoebe's Songs: "Argentina"
      And there's a country called Argentina,
      It's a place I've never seen.
      But I'm told for 50 pesos,
      You can buy a human spleen,
      Human spleen.

      "The Woman Smelled Like Garbage"
      It wasn't just that she was fat,
      the woman smelled like garbage.
      It wasn't just that she was fat,
      the woman smelled like garbage.

      "The Food at Javu"
      The food here at Javu will kill you!
      The food here at Javu will kill you!

    • Goof: In the scene where Phoebe is showing her hat to Monica in the coffee house, her purse falls off the sofa. But right in the next shot the purse is on the sofa again.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Rachel: How... how's it going with Drake?
      Joey: Oh, uh, I don't think it's going very well.
      Rachel: What? That scene I saw was so good.
      Joey: Well, I'm feeling really insecure about the one we're shooting tomorrow.
      Rachel: Joey, is this that thing that you do when you say you're bad so I'll give you a compliment?
      Joey: A little.

    • Joey: I'm rehearsing my lines. They gave me a big romantic story on Days of Our Lives. It's the first time my characters gotten one. I'm so nervous, ya know? I really want it to be good.
      Rachel: Wow. I haven't seen you this worked up since you did that dog food commercial, and you thought you were going to be with a real talking dog.
      Joey: Yeah, that was a disappointment.

    • Chandler: I got you something from Vermont.
      Monica: Besides tampons and salt? (Sees a box) Oh my God! Maple candy! That's so sweet of you. (Opens the box) That's weird, it's empty.
      Ross: (Hyper) Hi you guys! What's going on? You, you guys want to hang out or...? (Looks around the room) Do you, do you guys hear a buzzing?

    • Ross: (On the phone) Hi, this is Ross Geller in suite 206. It seems you forgot a couple of things. Could you have some complimentary toiletries sent up to my room? Thank you! Okay, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, mouthwash, deodorant, dental floss, band aids, shaving cream, after shave... and I feel like I'm forgetting something. Is there anything else you have that I haven't asked for already? Yeah, go ahead. Send up some tampons.

    • Monica: (About Phoebe singing) Thank God it's just you! I thought someone was swinging a bag of cats against the wall!
      Phoebe: You'd better get back in that kitchen, Monica. The garlic's not gonna overuse itself.

    • Rachel: Have you ever had any weird romantic dreams?
      Monica: Well, when I was young, I used to dream that I married Mayor McCheese, and on our wedding night, I ate his head.

    • Monica: Does anyone want to eat at my restaurant any time in the next few weeks? Well, you can't! We're booked solid for the next month!
      Phoebe: Well, I can't give you a massage! Because my license has been revoked again!
      Ross: Phoebe, what happened?
      Phoebe: Well, it was an accident, you know. There's a lot of oil, and sometimes a hand just slips.

    • Rachel: (On the Days of Our Lives set) Is this the bed where Olivia lost her virginity?
      Joey: I don't know, but one of the extras sure did!

    • Chandler: So, I pay for everything and don't have sex. Ahh, life before Monica.

    • Monica: When it comes to psychology, I know what I'm talking about. I took two psych classes in college.
      Rachel: You took the same class twice!
      Monica: It was hard!

    • Chandler: I also got these great salt and pepper shakers from the restaurant.
      Ross: Dude, that's not cool.
      Chandler: Dude, none of this is cool.
      Ross: No, Chandler, you have to find the line between stealing and taking what the hotel owes you. Um, for example, hair dryer, no, no, no. Shampoos and conditioners, ah, yes, yes, yes. Now, the salt shaker is off limits, but the salt... (Pouring the salt into his hand)... I wish I'd thought this through.

    • Joey: No, I really am worried, you know? I have to make it convincing that, that I'm in love with Olivia.
      Rachel: So?
      Joey: So, I've never played that.
      Rachel: Oh, honey it can't be that hard. I mean, you've been in love before.
      Joey: Uh, well, just once... with you.
      Rachel: Okay, well this could be a little awkward, I'm just going to blow past it. Well can't you just use that that method actor thing? Where you use your real life memories to help you in your performance.
      Joey: What the hell are you talking about?
      Rachel: All right, look, just, um, just try to remember how you felt when you were in love and think about that when you're playing the scene.
      Joey: Okay, yeah, I think I can do that. Yeah, okay. There's this, there's this party scene coming up.
      Rachel: Uh huh.
      Joey: Olivia and her husband are there and all Drake wants to do is grab her and kiss her, but he can't. And that makes me think about all those times I wanted to grab you and kiss you, but you didn't know so I just would pretend everything was cool but really it was killing me.
      Rachel: (Shocked) Joey you never talked about that before.
      Joey: (Shrugs) Hey you know what else I could use? There's this scene where Drake sneaks into Olivia's bedroom and she doesn't know he's there, which never happened with us, and, uh, he knows he shouldn't be there but he just... wants to look at her, you know? And I remember all those mornings before you even had put on your makeup and I would think to myself "My God, she is beautiful" and it hurt so much because I knew I could never tell you, but it was worth it just to be there looking at you. (Pause) Thanks dude, this is great!

    • Phoebe: (About her top hat) Who knows, it may even class up "The Ballad of the Uncircumcised Man."

    • Ross: Let's celebrate by having some maple candy!
      Chandler: No!
      Ross: At least tell me where you hid it.

    • Phoebe: (To Monica) I think these people have seen me before. They were requesting some of my songs. "You suck" and "Shut up and go home".

    • Monica: Have you ever heard of a key? That's what some people sing in.
      Phoebe: Well at least all my songs don't taste like garlic!

    • Monica: You know what, you keep playing. Because when your singing drives people inside, my bar sales will increase.
      Phoebe: Oh, what are they having, the garlic martini?

  • NOTES (3)