Season 9 Episode 9

The One with Rachel's Phone Number

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 05, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Surely Ross and Mike could've turned on the TV once they realized they had nothing at all to talk about.

    • 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

    • Chandler: Here's what we'll do. I'll climb down the fire escape and come up the stairs and find Joey, and then we'll both come in here and see there's no man.
      Monica: Don't you think Joey will figure all this out? (Chandler stares at her) I heard it!

    • 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 stares at him) I heard it!

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

    • 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.

    • Ross: (Looking at Rachel) 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've cleaned up good.
      Rachel: Oh well, well thank you. (He keeps staring at her) Okay, stop. Stop looking at me like that. The last time that happened, (She points to Ross) that happened. (She points to Emma)

    • 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-- (He stops) 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 realise it on your own.

    • 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. (Long pause) And now twelve.

    • 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. (Pause) Except with you.

    • Joey: What are you... (Sees her in her negligee) 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: (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, "Duh?" (Hits himself with a bat)

    • Joey: If you've 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?!

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Joey: How did you get here so fast? You said the flight to Tulsa took three hours.
      Chandler: You're forgetting about the time difference.

    • 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.

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

    • 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!

    • Mike: 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.

    • 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.

    • Mike: (To Phoebe, about Ross's apartment) What? Go back? To the land where time stands still?

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