Season 5 Episode 17

The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Goof: When Ross is doing his "watching TV bit" and there's a shot of the television to show that it is turned off, there is no one on the couch in the TV screen's reflection.

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

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: (excited, to the gang) 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! 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: (to Chandler in Central Perk) 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: (after having sex with Monica) 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: (at a restaurant, pointing) Phoebe, you have a twig in your hair...
      Phoebe: Oh... (laughs and takes it out) 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... (to the guy coming out of the stall) Sorry, man.

    • Monica: C'mon, 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, y'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 gives him a look)
      Chandler: ...and now we're back.

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