Season 6 Episode 3

The One with Ross's Denial

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Ross is trying to convince Monica and Chandler to not move in together, he mentions the game room. But when Rachel told him about the fight, she never mentioned that Chandler wanted a game room.

    • Continuity: In this episode Phoebe says she has a roommate named Denise that she talks about "all the time". In "The One in Vegas (1)", Phoebe suggests to Rachel that the nice thing about being home alone is that you can be naked. Rachel says to Phoebe, "You live alone... you don't walk around naked" and Phoebe responds, "Uh-huh! Why do you think it takes me so long to answer the door?" Since Phoebe just returned from Vegas the previous week, it is highly unlikely she has since gotten a roommate--especially one that she talks about "all the time".

    • Phoebe's Song:
      "Ode to a Pubic Hair" 
       Found you in my bed. 
       How'd you wind up there? 
       You are a mystery, 
       Little black curly hair. 
       Little black curly hair. 
       Little black little black little black little black 
       Little black curly hair...

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of an island with palm trees, a shark in the water, and a man sitting in a boat

    • Trivia: When Ross tries to get Monica and Chandler to agree to move in together, he says that a verbal contract is binding in New York. Although it's hard to enforce, a verbal contract actually is binding in New York.

    • Goof: When Joey is interviewing the potential roommate and says that he's very safety conscious, his hand switches from by his chest with his palm down to by his waist with his palm up.

    • Goof: When Joey is interviewing the potential roommate and points to the bathroom, his arm goes from pointing, to by his side between shots.

    • Goof: When Joey is interviewing the potential roommate and Chandler asks why the shower curtain was taken down, Joey's right hand lets go of the application twice.

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler are eating in the apartment, they have sandwiches and cheese doodles. The cheese doodles disappear and reappear throughout the scene.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: (to Phoebe) Since I'm movin' out--and you're so beautiful... how 'bout I move in with you?
      Phoebe: That would be great, but then what do we do about Denise?
      Monica: Who's Denise?
      Phoebe: My roommate.
      Rachel: You have a roommate?
      Phoebe: Yes, Denise... Denise!
      Joey: What is with the secrecy, Phoebe? What about this Denise? ...she cute?
      Chandler: I don't understand. How can you have a roommate that none of us know about?
      Phoebe: Maybe because you never listen to anything I say. I talk about her all the time! ...Denise!!

    • Ross: (to Phoebe about himself and Rachel) It was a hug!
      Phoebe: Okay, just tell me this... did you or did you not smell her hair?
      Ross: Smell her hair? ...What if I did?
      Phoebe: Ninety percent of a woman's pheromones come out the top of her head! That's why... that's why women are shorter, so that men will fall in love when they hug them! ...C'mon Ross, you're a scientist!

    • Ross: (about Rachel's hair) It smelled all... coconutty. (seeing Phoebe's reaction) Oh, what? That doesn't mean I have feelings for Rachel... Maybe, maybe I have feelings for coconuts.

    • Joey: Dude, some guy just called for you.
      Chandler: Who was it?
      Joey: I don't know! How 'bout, "Thanks for takin' the message"? Jeez!

    • Chandler: (reading Joey's roommate ad) "Wanted: female roommate, non-smoker, non-ugly." ...Nice!

    • Rachel: (about her search for a place to live) It's just... there is nothing! The city's full!
      Phoebe: (checking Rachel's newspaper) Wait, no, look at this! "Two bedroom, two bath, must be non-smoker, Satan worshippers okay..." (reading further) Oh... yeah, but it's on the ground floor.

    • Chandler: (to Monica, who doesn't want his barcaloungers in her apartment) That's fine! I won't bring over the chairs! ...I won't bring anything over! (mockingly) I wouldn't want to ruin the ambiance over here at Grandma's place!

    • Monica: Love is the best medicine...
      Chandler: That's "Laughter..."
      Monica: Why do you do it?
      Chandler: I don't know.

    • Ross: Chandler, you want to live with Monica, right?
      Chandler: Yeah, I do.
      Ross: And Mon, you want to live with Chandler, dontcha?
      Monica: Yes!
      Ross: Good! A verbal contract is binding in the State of New York!

    • Phoebe: (to her audience at Central Perk) Now, if you want to receive emails about my upcoming shows, then please give me money so I can buy a computer.

    • Joey: (to Rachel about her moving in with him) I mean look, Rach', I know I scared you off with that whole "Naked Thursdays" thing, but we don't have to do that...
      Rachel: Well, it would be easier to move just right across the hall... Wait a minute! ...unless you're thinkin' about "Naked Wednesdays..."
      Joey: Thursday's clearly not good for ya--pick a day!

    • (Joey is interviewing a beautiful potential roommate)
      Joey: Thanks for comin' back... Okay, there've been a lot of people interested in the room, but I have narrowed it down, and you... are one of the finalists!
      Potential Roommate: Great!
      Joey: Okay, now... before I make my decision, I just wanna make sure that our personalities match, okay? I made up a little test... Now, I'm gonna say a word, and then you say the first thing that comes to mind...
      Potential Roommate: I can do that...
      Joey: Okay, here we go... "Pillow..."
      Potential Roommate: "Fight!"
      Joey: (grinning) Very good! ...Okay... "G"...
      Potential Roomate: "String...?"
      Joey: Excellent!! ...Okay, um... "Doggie..."
      Potential Roommate: (thinks about it for a moment) "Kitten...?"
      Joey: Oooooh! Sorry... (ushers her out of the apartment) No, no, no... So close though, but... y'know... Bye-bye!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Monica: Love is the best medicine...
      Chandler: That's "Laughter..."
      Chandler is referencing a long-running regular feature in the magazine Reader's Digest entitled "Laughter Is the Best Medicine."