Season 5 Episode 17

The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 1999 on NBC
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Monica tries to prove that she and Chandler are as hot and heavy as Phoebe and Gary. Rachel inadvertently kisses her job interviewer at Ralph Lauren. Joey tries to meet a hot girl living in Ross's building.

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  • Hilarious Rachel episode

    This episode was hilarious because I love all the episodes that are centered around work first of all. I loved all those season three work episodes with Joanne. Anyways, so this is a big step up in Rachel's career, and blows it by accidentally kissing the boss, and touching his private part, and yelling at him for being a pervert. That is not a good way to get the job. Anyways this situation can happen to all of us, it was so realistic which I loved. Monica & Chandler having sex wars with Phoebe & Gary was hilarious. Joey tries to get a girl and Ross ends up getting her for once. Great episode.moreless
  • a good episode

    Monica and Chandler try to prove that they're more hot and heavy than Phoebe and Gary by having sex anywhere and anywhen including in the boys room but chandler stops her because he loves her too much. Rachel accidentally kisses her job interviewer at Ralph Lauren and then thinks he is coming on to her and gives her piece of her mind, she realises her mistake goes back again andfinally gets the job and then accidnetly touches his penis . Joey tries to meet a girl living in Ross's building and always ends up at ross's appartment, but then Ross meets her first anyway.moreless
  • ...

    A great episode, with a really interessting storyline and a good and funny cast. And like all episodes it has it's great wave in the storyline and a good cliff hanger at the end. A great episode, with a really interessting storyline and a good and funny cast. And like all episodes it has it's great wave in the storyline and a good cliff hanger at the end. A great episode, with a really interessting storyline and a good and funny cast. And like all episodes it has it's great wave in the storyline and a good cliff hanger at the end.moreless
  • Rachel kisses her interviewer. Monica and Chandler try to prove that they are more hot and heavy than Phoebe and Gary. Joey sees a woman he likes but Ross meets her first.moreless

    I loved this episode! It was so funny! Joey waves to this hot girl and keeps trying to find her but ends up at Ross' apartment and Ross is like what the hell?! Phoebe and Gary are getting hotter. oooo... Are Monica and Chandler not so hot anymore? Nah. They are still cute together. I would of laughed if another guy came into the bathroom when Monica and Chandler were in there. It would of been awesome if Joey found out about the hot girl and Ross. That sign! OMG! Funny! Looking for hot girl! And Joey asking people in Ross' apartment building.moreless
  • Great!

    Rachel begins to feel stupid when her interviewer accidentally tries to open up the door for her and Rachel accidentally kisses her, and that makes Rachel to believe that he wants something with her. Meanwhile, Monica tries to prove that she and Chandler are a much hotter couple than Phoebe and Gary and Chandler ends up fixing up, Joey tries to find out a hot girl but always ends up in Ross's apartment, and Ross begins to do stupid things when his friends begin to watch him from the other window.moreless
Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

The Window Woman

Guest Star

Ralph Manza

Ralph Manza

The Old Man

Guest Star

Devyn La Bella

Devyn La Bella

The Little Girl

Guest Star

Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport


Recurring Role

Steve Ireland

Steve Ireland

Mr. Zelner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Continuity: In this episode, Ross's apartment is at the end of a hallway, yet in other episodes, such as "The One Where Rachel Tells..." and "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner" his apartment is in the middle of the hall.

    • Goof: When Joey goes to Ross's apartment for the second time, the corridor ends after his apartment. But after Joey knocks on the child's door there is a door and the corridor goes off to the right, just like all other times the corridor is seen.
      Note: After Joey talks to the little girl he runs back down Ross's corridor and turns right into another hallway. Although Ross's apartment is in a cul-de-sac, there is a hallway just opposite the lonely old man's door. This is the hallway Joey turns into. The corner of this hallway is briefly visible as Joey leaves Ross's apartment, but especially the first time he goes there.

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler are in the bathroom and he is about to dance, Monica's hand is on the sink. When the camera angle changes back to her, her hand is now on her waist.

    • Goof: When Ross is doing his "watching TV bit," there is no one on the couch in the reflection on the TV.

    • Goof: When Joey goes to find the hot girl for the first time and accidentally knocks on Ross's door, he is wearing a maroon button-down shirt. When Ross answers the door, Joey is now wearing a black fleece.

    • Trivia: Chandler uses the police ten-code, 10-100, to go pee. A 10-100 actually is police ten-code for "bathroom break", though 10-1 through 10-99 are most commonly used.

    • Continuity: When Joey is looking for the girl in Ross's apartment, none of the apartments have numbers, even Ross's apartment. A couple episodes ago we saw that Ross's apartment number was 3B and his neighbor across the hall was 3A. Even in later episodes they don't have numbers on the doors.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Rachel: I have a job interview at Ralph Lauren tomorrow.
      Monica: Congratulations!
      Joey: Oh, boy. That guy's underwear su-u-ucks...
      Rachel: What?
      Joey: Well, I got this pair marked "XS"? Let me tell ya, there's no room for excess anything in there.

    • Phoebe: (after Monica shakes her hand) Ow! What did I ever do to you?!
      Monica: Did I squeeze it too hard?
      Phoebe: Let's just say I'm glad I'm not Chandler.

    • Phoebe: It's so unfair that our date has to get cut short, just 'cause some guy shot at a store clerk.
      : I know, but it's my job, sweetheart.
      Phoebe: Okay, then maybe I could come, too...
      Gary's Receiver: Suspect has just emerged naked from the sewer...
      Phoebe: Yeah, alight... you go.

    • Phoebe: I just love the beginning parts of relationships, y'know? It's like you just can't keep your hands off each other.
      Monica: I know, it's the best.
      Phoebe: So, how long did that last for you and Chandler?
      Monica: What? It's still going on.
      Phoebe: Come on, seriously. When did it end?
      Monica: I-I am serious. We're all over each other--all the time!
      Phoebe: Okay, well, you know where you are better than I do. I was just curious.
      Monica (freaking out): Alright, why don't you just calm down, Phoebe, alright? Now why don't you get all your facts before you run around tellin' everybody that y'know, you're the only hot couple!
      Phoebe: Oh, God, I woke the beast. I was wrong, obviously. I misspoke, it's okay.
      Monica: It is okay. Just as long as you know Chandler and I are also very hot and fiery. I mean, just as hot as you. I mean, our flame--whew, is on fire!

    • Chandler: Hey, how'd the interview go?
      Rachel: Ugh, horrible. I did the stupidest most embarrassing thing.
      Joey: Did you tell the guy that you wanted to have sex with his wife and then fall right out of your chair?
      Rachel: No.
      Joey: Did you get drunk on the way over there?
      Rachel: No.
      Joey: Well, that explains why you didn't do the other stuff.

    • Monica: Gary and Phoebe think they're a hotter couple than we are!
      Chandler: Oh... so?
      Monica: So, so we've gotta go upstairs and have a lot of sex and prove them wrong!
      Chandler: Honey, you've got to stop this competitive thing, okay? It's crazy. I mean, just to impress Gary and Phoebe you want me to go upstairs and have sex with you over and over and over and... I'm saying no to this why? Get your coat!

    • Chandler: That was amazing.
      Monica: Phoebe and Gary are so gonna hear about this at dinner.
      Chandler: That was amazing.
      Monica: We are the hottest. No one is hotter than we are. We're the best.
      Chandler: No, you're the best.
      Monica: No, you're the best.
      Chandler: No, you're the best.
      Monica: (taking the compliment) I am the best.

    • Monica: Phoebe, you have a twig in your hair.
      Phoebe: Oh. (laughs) We kinda took a little detour on our way over here.
      Gary: Yeah, we took a stroll through the park and no one was around, so...
      Monica: You didn't!
      Phoebe: We did! We violated Section 12, Paragraph 7 of the Criminal Code!

    • Monica: (trying to seduce Chandler) I've always found the men's bathroom very sexual. Haven't you?
      Chandler: No. And if I did, I don't think we'd be going out.

    • Chandler: (to Monica, who is trying to seduce him) I don't want to disappoint you and I really don't want to disappoint the guy in the second stall. (guy comes out of stall) Sorry, man.

    • Monica: Come on, we can't let them win!
      Chandler: We have already proved that we are hot, okay? So why, why are you getting so obsessed about this thing?
      Monica: Because Phoebe and Gary are in that, "can't keep their hands off each other--doing it in the park phase."
      Chandler (gasps): So?
      Monica: So, it's really sad that... we're not really there anymore.
      Chandler: Oh, wow, is that what this has all been about?
      Monica: Wasn't it a lot more exciting when we were you know, all over each other all the time?
      Chandler: Yeah, that was great. That was really great. But to tell you the truth, I'm more excited about where we are now.
      Monica: Really?
      Chandler: Yeah. I've never been in a relationship that's lasted this long before. Y'know, to get past the beginning and still want to be around each other all the time? I think that's pretty incredible. And the fact that this is all happening with you... yeah, I think that's pretty exciting.
      Monica: That's so sweet. I know that I was acting a little crazy but... I feel the same way.

    • Chandler: You know what I just realized? You just freaked out about our relationship.
      Monica: I did not.
      Chandler: Yes, you did. Admit it. You freaked out.
      Monica: Okay, I freaked out a little...
      Chandler: A little?! You freaked out big time, okay? ...and I fixed it! We have switched places! I am the relationship king and you are the crazy, irrational screw-up!
      (Chandler starts doing his "victory dance" and Monica looks at him pityingly)
      Chandler: ...And now we're back.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Rachel: Oh, by the way, thank you for loaning us Pamela and Yasmine.
      Rachel was referring to the cardboard cutouts of Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth, two actresses on the TV show Baywatch.