Season 9 Episode 9

The One with Rachel's Phone Number

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 05, 2002 on NBC
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Joey becomes convinced that Monica's having an affair after Chandler sneaks back into town. Rachel gives her phone number to a guy at a bar. Ross and Mike try to hang out together but it doesn't go very well.

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  • Rachel gives her phone number to a guy in the bar.

    Good episode! Phoebe and Rachel spend the night together and meet two guys. Rachel gives her phone number to Bill and then gets worried about Ross picking up the phone. Mike and Ross hang out which doesn't go well then Mike leaves but is asked to go back in so Ross doesn't answered the phone. Ross was like what the hell when he did that. Joey thinks Monica is having affair and calls Chandler to come home. It was funny but don't you think Joey would know about the plane ride and how long it takes but he did notice the suit case.moreless
  • A good example of a typical Friends episode

    TOW Rachel's Phone Number is another classic installment in series 9. The episode revolves around Rachel and Phoebe's night out and Ross and Mike's night in. The girls have a night out and meet up with a couple of guys. Rachel gives out her phone number even though she has feeling for Ross and then worries what Ross will think when he answers the phone. Mike and Ross' night turns out to be a flop with them struggling to find conversation with each other. Chandler tells Joey he can't come home from Tulsa for a basketball game but hides out in his apartment. Joey believes that Monica is having an affair when he hears a man's voice inside and the usual Friends antics take place. A great episode. Enjoy!moreless
  • Ross and mike are hanging out and they had nothing to talk about rachel and pheobe went out and rachel gave a guy her phone number.

    This was one of my favorite episode in out of all the friends episodes I thought it was so funny with ross and mike it was so funny. I loved how bored mike and ross were and how mike like jumped over ross to get the phone it was so funny. I also liked pheobe and rachels when they were at the bar that was really funny too. and i liked how mike was making those popping noises whith his mouth and they were looking for words in the dictionary becase they were so bored that was really funny. All together I thought it was a great episode.moreless
  • This episode is very hilarious... You should go and watch it! It'll make you laugh your head off!

    After Chandler sneaks into town without telling anyone, Joey is convinced that Monica is having an affair with another man. So then, he calls Chandler, who is really across the hall, and tells him everything! Chandler and Monica make up a plan to outwit Joey, but he ends up finding out.

    At the bar, Rachel gives her phone number to a man and after, has second thoughts because he might call the apartment and Ross might answer! So then, Phoebe sends Mike over to stall any phone calls, which creeps Ross out, and the two boys end up sitting on the couch in an awkward silence.

    But in the end, the guy from the bar ends up calling and leaves a message, but Ross doesn't tell Rachel about it...

    This episode is a tearjerker. It was so funny and at the same time, dramatic (on Rachel and Ross' behalf).moreless
Chris Payne Gilbert

Chris Payne Gilbert


Guest Star

Alan F. Smith

Alan F. Smith


Guest Star

Irene White

Irene White

The Assistant

Guest Star

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Mike Hannigan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: In the previous episode, the black and white vase under the mirror in Ross's apartment was on the table behind the lounge.

    • Goof: A major part of this episode centers around Rachel giving her phone number to a man named Bill who she meets at a bar, and then worrying about how Ross will react when Bill calls their apartment. However, when Bill asked Rachel for her phone number, he made it clear he would be calling her a little later that night if he and his friend found any good parties. We know from "The One with Joey's New Brain" that Rachel definitely has a cell phone she carries with her. Why then would Rachel give Bill her home number rather than her cell phone number (even if the Ross situation was not a factor)?

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Chandler: (on the phone) Joey just called. He's got courtside Knicks tickets for him and me tomorrow night.
      Monica: Really? But tomorrow night is the only night I get off from the restaurant. If you go to the game, we won't have a night together for another week.
      Chandler: But it's courtside. The cheerleaders are going to be right in fr-- (checking himself) That's not the way to convince you!
      Monica: Chandler look, I don't want to be one of those wives who says, "You can't go to the game! You have to spend time with me!" So, if you could just realize it on your own...

    • Ross: (looking at Rachel dressed to go out) Wow, you look. Uh... It's just... that dress...
      Rachel: Well, I hope the ends of these sentences are good.
      Ross: Well, well, they're good. It's been a while since I've seen you like this. You, you clean up good!
      Rachel: Oh well, well thank you.
      (Ross keeps staring at her)
      Rachel: Okay, stop. Stop looking at me like that! (pointing to Ross) The last time that happened, (pointing to Emma) that happened.

    • Rachel: Oh that's so cute. Ross and Mike's first date. Is that going to be awkward? I mean, what are you guys going to talk about?
      Ross: I don't know. But, you know, we, we have a lot in common, you know. He plays piano; I played keyboards in college. He's been divorced; I have some experience in that area.

    • Mike: I've got beer.
      Ross: I've got bottled breast milk.
      Mike: Why don't we just start with the beer?

    • Chandler: (hushed) No, no, no, no, no. Joey can't know that I'm here.
      Monica: Why not?
      Chandler: Because I didn't know how to tell him that I couldn't go to the Knicks game. So, I just told him that I had to stay in Tulsa.
      Monica: So, you lied to him?
      Chandler: Ah. It's always better to lie than to have the complicated discussion. (realizing) Except with you.

    • (Joey knocks on Monica's door and she opens it wearing a negligee)
      Joey: What are you... Why are you dressed like that?
      Monica: Oh, because, um... well, Chandler's going to be home in a couple of days. So, I thought I would, you know... practice the art of seduction.

    • Joey: (on the phone to Chandler) I don't know how to tell you this, but I think Monica's cheatin' on you. I told you, you shouldn't have married someone so much hotter than you!

    • Ross: Shouldn't the pizza be here by now? I mean, they said thirty minutes or less. Well, how long has it been?
      Mike: Eleven minutes. (looks at his watch for awhile) ...and now twelve.

    • Mike: What is the difference between beer and lager?
      Ross: I don't know. We could look it up.
      Mike: Thing's are about to get wild.

    • Rachel: (about Ross) First he told me he liked how I looked... then we had a little, um, eye contact.
      Phoebe: Eye contact? Well, I hope you were using protection.

    • Phoebe: (to Rachel) Nothing has to happen with these guys, we're just out having fun. Not everything has to go as far as... "eye contact".

    • Monica: Chandler, you have to tell Joey you're not in Tulsa.
      Chandler: Don't you think it's better for him to think that you're cheating on me than for him to think that I'm cheating on him?
      (Monica gives him a look)
      Chandler: I heard it!

    • Chandler: I'll go down the fire escape, then I'll wait for awhile, then when I come up the stairs it'll be like I just got back from Tulsa. Then, Joey and I will come in and see that there's no guy in here!
      Monica: Aren't you afraid that Joey's gonna figure all this out?
      (Chandler gives her a look)
      Monica: I heard it!

    • Mike: (on the phone to Phoebe about going back into Ross's apartment) What? Go back? the land where time stands still?

    • Joey: (to Chandler just arriving) Wow, that didn't take long! I thought you said Tulsa was like, a three-hour flight?
      Chandler: Well... you're forgetting about the time difference.

    • Joey: Why do I smell men's cologne?
      Monica: I think that's you.
      Joey: Oh yeah, I rubbed a magazine on myself earlier.

    • Joey: If you just got back from Tulsa, how did your suitcase beat you here?
      Chandler: (to Monica) I climb down the fire escape, and you can't put that in the closet?!

    • Mike: (reading from the encyclopedia) So except for the fermentation process beer and ale are basically the same thing. Fascinating, isn't it?
      Ross: Maybe you should look up "fascinating".

    • Joey: (to Chandler and Monica) What? You think I'm too dumb to understand that a husband needs to be with his wife? Do you think I'm like, "Duhhh?" (hits himself with a bat)

    • Monica: Maybe I'll stay here and practice the art of seduction.
      Chandler: You're gonna put sweats on and clean, aren't you?
      Monica: It's gonna be so hot!

    • Rachel: What did you guys do?
      Ross: You know, drank some beer, Mike played with the boundaries of normal social conduct.
      Mike: It's true. I did.

  • NOTES (2)