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Season 7 Episode 20

The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 19, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Joey auditions for a big movie role which will require him to appear naked. A problem arises, however, when the part calls for an uncircumcised man. Rachel and Phoebe plan Monica's wedding shower at the last minute. Ross and Monica's cousin visits and Ross becomes attracted to her for some reason.moreless

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  • This is the episode that guest stars Denise Richards .

    This is the episode that guest stars Denise Richards , Denise Richards comes out as Monicas and Ross's Cousin and in the episode she has this beautiful hair and when she swings her hair every body notices her beauty . And in the episode Ross takes her out to dinner and she does the hair thing and Ross forgets she is her cousin and starts to flirt with her and she is freaked out because she was staying with Ross . So she leaves and stays with Monica and when she swings her hair Monica starts to flirt with her . And so she leaves again and stays with Phoebe and the cycle goes aroung again Phoebe starts to flirt with her too . But it all happens when she lets her hair loose .moreless
  • Denise Richard guest stars...

    So this episode was just fun to watch. Ross, I think was just sick. But it was funny at the same time. Poor cousin, had to move out of Chandler's, and then Ross's apartment, because both of them were staring at her. I just can't believe Ross considered kissing his cousin. I like the end, whenthe cousin stays with Phoebe. And Phoebe starts watching her in slo-motion. Hysterical. Didn't see that one coming. Rachel & Phoebe plannign a shower for Monica was fun to watch since it was last minute. Monica putting cold cuts on Joey's thing to make it look uncircumsized, was great to watch too. Especially when it fell off! Hilarious episode.moreless
  • This episode is a one of a kind....

    This episode is a one of a kind. This episode is by far one of the funniest Friends episodes I've ever seen and one of the best episodes of the series entirely. The real funny part when Denise Richards let her hair out and when Chandler and Ross saw her their mouths dropped but that's Ross's cousin so that's even funnier. I would have liked to see when Joey saw here. We all know Joey is that kind of guy so how would that turn out? That's the only thing that this episode was missing but overall great episode that I would like to watch over and over again. A true series classic.moreless
  • A very good episode

    In "The One With Ross and Monica's Cousin", their cousin, Cassie (played by Denise Richards) comes to visit and plans to stay with Monica and Chandler. Unfortunately, she has to move to Ross' apartment because Chandler can't stop staring at her. When she gets there, Ross is shocked by how hot she is and has to keep reminding himself that they're related. Eventually, though, his willpower breaks and he tries to kiss her. She then goes to stay with Phoebe, who is also smmitten with her. Meanwhile, Joey auditions for a movie where he has to appear naked. The problem, however, is that the role calls for an uncircumcised man, which Joey is not. Monica attempts to help him by creating little "gloves" (for lack of a better word) that Joey can wear. Their plan fails when it falls off in front of the director. Phoebe and Rachel, in the meantime, plan Monica's bridal shower at the last minute and forget to invite her.moreless
  • very funny

    Joey auditions for a big movie role which will require him to appear naked. A problem arises, however, when the part calls for an uncircumcised man so goes to monica for advice. Rachel and Phoebe plan Monica's wedding shower at the last minute and then forget to invite her. Ross and Monica's cousin visits and Ross becomes attracted to her for some reason so when he makes a pass at her she freaks out so stays with phoebe who also becomes attracted to her.moreless
Mo Gaffney

Mo Gaffney

The Casting Director

Guest Star

Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit

The Director

Guest Star

Cindy Lu

Cindy Lu

The Accountant

Guest Star

June Gable

June Gable

Estelle Leonard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Continuity: Monica asks Phoebe to help her make up the guest room for cousin Cassie. There are two problems with that. For one, we know that Monica's guest room is always "made up". Secondly, Monica would never allow Phoebe to help with such a sacred task.

    • Goof: When Monica takes the sheets out of the basket and the camera cuts to Ross, a thick stack of papers can be seen in between the sheets.

    • Goof: In the beginning of the episode when Monica is folding laundry and talking to Phoebe about the wedding, a boom mic is visible at the top left of the screen for a few seconds.

    • Goof: In the beginning of this episode, Monica asked Phoebe to help her make up the guest room for her cousin, Cassie, who was coming to visit for a few days. It seems odd that Phoebe and Rachel did not invite Cassie to Monica's bridal shower, since they knew she was in town to visit Monica.

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel is surprised to learn that she has to throw Monica a bridal shower. But a few episodes earlier in "The One With The Nap Partners", she specifically mentions that Phoebe will have to throw her a shower if she was her Maid of Honor.

    • Goof: When Cassie is showing Ross her freckles on her left shoulder in the next shot Ross is looking at her right shoulder but Cassie is not showing him anymore. Her hands are by her side.

    • Continuity: When Monica knocks on Phoebe's apartment door the number is 16. In "The One with Joey's New Brain" when the old guy came to pick up his cell phone, her apartment number was 14.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Joey: (worrying about his nude scene in the movie) My grandmother's going to see this!
      Phoebe: Grandma's gonna have to get in line!

    • Monica: Chandler and I have this pact not to have sex until after the wedding.
      Ross: A no-sex pact, huh? I actually have one of those going on with every woman in America.

    • Rachel: Hey Pheebs, can I talk to you over here for a second?
      Phoebe: Yeah!
      Monica: Subtle, guys!
      Phoebe: What?
      Monica: I know you're planning my surprise bridal shower.
      Rachel: (laughs) Well okay, well don't ruin it! Just play along at least!
      Monica: Okay. Sorry. (she goes into the guest bedroom.)
      Rachel: (to Phoebe) Oh, my God! We have to throw her a shower?

    • Phoebe: Well, when can we have this shower?
      Rachel: She has got so much going on, we have only two options. We have Friday...
      Phoebe: Well that's only two days away. What is the other option?
      Rachel: Yesterday!
      Phoebe: Well if we make it yesterday, woo-hoo! We're done!

    • Monica: So Joey, what did you decide to do about the movie?
      Joey: I don't know! But it's not like it's porn, this is a serious, legitimate movie! Y'know? And the nudity is really important to the story.
      Monica: That's what you say about porn!

    • Woman: So, what time is Monica supposed to get here?
      Phoebe and Rachel: (to each other) I don't know.
      Rachel: (to the woman) Excuse us for a minute.
      (Phoebe and Rachel go into the kitchen.)
      Rachel: (to Phoebe) You didn't tell her to come?
      Phoebe: You were supposed to tell her!
      Rachel: No I wasn't! You were supposed to tell her to come, and I was supposed to bring the cake!
      Phoebe: Fine, I'll go call her.
      Rachel: Yes! And please tell her to bring a cake!

    • Cassie: Oh, my God! You do a great Chandler!
      Ross: Uh huh. Yeah, well, I have a knack for impressions.
      Cassie: Well, maybe once we get reacquainted, you could do me!
      Ross: Yeah... No!

    • Ross: And I'll always remember that summer because that's when I realized that we are related.
      Cassie: It took you that long to figure it out, huh?
      Ross: I'm a little slow. (to himself) Just as our children would be.

    • Cassie: (after Ross tries to hit on her) What the hell are you doing?
      Ross: (thinking) Say something clever. Okay, doesn't have to be clever. Just has to be words. Say some words. Any words will do. Oh, my God, this is the longest that anyone has not talked ever! There is nothing you could say to make this worse so just say something! (to Cassie) I haven't had sex in a very long time... (thinking) Yeah, you really shouldn't have said anything.

    • Cassie: (about Phoebe staring) What?
      Phoebe: (thinking) Say something! Say anything! Ask her out, she's not your cousin.

  • NOTES (5)