Season 10 Episode 6

The One with Ross's Grant

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rachel and Monica fight over who will receive an ugly painting from Phoebe's apartment when Mike wants her to get rid of it. Chandler gets on Joey's bad side when he lies about watching Joey's audition tape. Ross is up for a big grant, although Charlie's ex-boyfriend is in charge of who gets it. Dr. Hobart tries to trade--Ross breaks up with Charlie and he'll get the grant. Eventually, Charlie and Dr. Hobart reconcile after he reveals his feelings for her.moreless

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  • Gladys and Ichiba together in one episode means comedy gold...

    This is one if the funnier season 10 episdes because it has some of the funniest stories. The less funny was Hobart trying to sabotage Ross and dn't make him get a grant unless he breaks up with Charlie, but even that one had funny lines, like the pbrotofalosaus or something like it. Next we have OHebe needing to toss Gklayds if she wants t move in with Mike, and a misunderstanding leads MOnica to keep it. She sells it to Joey, but Racheld doesn't weant it in her apartment either so she invernts a curse of the painting to scare JOey. Phoebe makes a much creepier painting to give the onethat doesn't get Gladys, called Gleenis, leading to M&R actually wanting Gladys. And for the last Joey asks Chandler to pass a tape to his boss to get a part on an advertisment and Chandler lies telling him his boss hated the tape because he thinks Joey doens't fit the part. The funniest pàrt f this storyline was whaty was IN the tape: a commercial for lipstcik for men called Ichiba, and was only sold in Japan, plus, it was BLUE. ANd the peisdde ends with Rachel using GLadys to scare JOey, funny episde, watch it.moreless
  • Finally Charlie is gone!

    In my opinion (and my friends and family), Charlie was a very hard character to like, firstly she dumps Joey for Ross and then to dump Ross for her ex (Benjamin Hobart played by Greg Kinnear) and she hated Rachel aswell. Finally she is gone.

    It was very funny watching who got Phoebe's ugly painting out of Monica and Rachel, as Phoebe was making room for Mike to move in. In the end Phoebe made another one even worse. So they each got one.moreless
  • "lipstick for men" funny

    Rachel and Monica fight over who will receive an ugly painting from Phoebe's apartment when Mike wants her to get rid of it. Chandler gets on Joey's bad side when he lies about watching Joey's audition tape which was for male lipstick, so he knew he was lieing. Ross is up for a big grant, although Charlie's ex-boyfriend is in charge of who gets it. Dr. Hobart tries to trade--Ross breaks up with Charlie and he'll get the grant but prior to that he asks him loads of stuupid questions. Eventually, Charlie and Dr. Hobart reconcile after he reveals his feelings for her leaving poor ross all alone.moreless
  • Greg Kinear

    Greg Kinear as Professor Hobart was probably my favorite part of this episode. I already liked his as an actor but after this cameo I liked him even more. As Charlie's crazy or...crazy ex he made for a great way to exit Charlie off the show without making it seem like she just vanished or was pushed down an elevator shaft.

    But Joey's commercial! Oh my gosh. I mean there are just no possible words to describe this. Excellent, just excellent.moreless
  • Gorgeous episode with two funny stories and a great guest star Greg Kinnear!!!

    This episode has not only one but two really funny stories.

    First there is Ross being in the position of getting a grant with his girl-friend's ex-boyfriend in the jury. Chosing Greg Kinnear for the role of Charlie's Ex was obviously a superb decision. Him and Ross have such funny dialogues that you just can't stop laughing. The questions Ross has to answer in order to get the grant are just too comical.

    The other story is the one with Phoebes painting "Gladys". It is so funny how Rachel makes fun of Monica when she gets Gladys as a present and how both of them try to get rid of her. This whole situation gets even better when Phoebe presents Glynnis to them!!!

    I don't know who made these paintings and who had this funny idea but this was just unbelievable!!! Especially the end when Rachel scares Joey and is scared herself by Monica!

    Joeys commercial for that lipstick for men is so funny too especially because it really is the kind of crazy things Japanese people would do. The whole style of the commercial was just totally authentical.

    All in all a superb episode!!!moreless
Ming Lo

Ming Lo

Dr. Li

Guest Star

Cathy Lind Hayes

Cathy Lind Hayes

Dr. Biely

Guest Star

Greg Kinnear

Greg Kinnear

Dr. Hobart

Special Guest Star

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Charlie Wheeler

Recurring Role

Cali Sheldon

Cali Sheldon

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Noelle Sheldon

Noelle Sheldon

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Continuity: When first meeting Benjamin Hobart, Ross refers with great admiration to his Nobel Prize (singular). In Season 9's "The One with the Soap Opera Party", however, Charlie states that Benjamin Hobart had won two Nobel Prizes, a fact of which Ross was well aware at the time.

    • Goof: As Rachel is getting ready to put Emma to bed you can see that as Emma pushes the book that Rachel is reading away, the toy Caterpillar is not at her side. In the next shot it shows her with the toy Caterpillar.

    • Goof: When Rachel is reading to Emma, in one shot you can see a small plush doll on Rachel's lap, but in the next shot it's gone.

    • Continuity: When Charlie and Benjamin are at the restaurant, Benjamin says "I can't believe you chose this restaurant. You remember that night?" To which Charlie replies "I can't believe they let us back in here." However in "The One with the Fertility Test" it is stated that Charlie has never been to New York before.

    • Goof: When Phoebe tells Rachel and Monica that Mike is going to let her keep her box of human hair, Rachel's chopsticks are down by the plate. In the next shot, she's holding them close to her mouth.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a dog chewing on the leg bones of a skeleton.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Monica is mortified at the thought of hanging "Gladys" in her apartment. But in the flashback episodes when Monica and Phoebe were roommates, Gladys can be seen hanging in Monica's apartment on the wall to the left of the front door.

    • Trivia: In Joey's commercial from Japan, "Ichiban - Lipstick For Men", the term "ichiban" means "the best" or "first." At the end of the commercial, Joey actually says "Saikoo!", which is conversational Japanese for "best" or "supreme."

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Phoebe: Oh, and I have something for you. It's my little black book. It's got the numbers of all the guys I've dated.
      Rachel: Oh, Pheebs, baby, that's nice but, you know what, I think I'm okay. Why don't you give it to one of your other single girlfriends?
      Phoebe: I would, but you're the last one.
      Rachel: (angrily) Give me the book! (reading) Pablo Diaz, Brady Smith... Huh. "Guy in van"?
      Phoebe: Ah, my first love.

    • Chandler: (to Ross and Joey) I should have given you guys my little black book when I got married. Although, it wasn't so much a book as a napkin... with Janice's phone number on it.

    • Charlie: Wait. Are you talking about the Dewar grant?
      Ross: Yeah. Why?
      Charlie: Benjamin Hobart is administering that grant.
      Ross: Your ex-boyfriend?
      Charlie: Yeah.
      Ross: So, your ex-boyfriend is gonna determine if your new boyfriend gets this grant? Wow, your new boyfriend is screwed!

    • Monica: Hey, you wanna go to see a movie?
      Phoebe: Well, I told you I had to spend all the day clearing out stuff, so Mike could move in.
      Monica: Oh, right.
      Phoebe: Yeah.
      Monica: Oh, well. Now that I'm here, I might as well help you with the cleaning and organizing! (reaching in her shoulder bag) ...I just happen to have my label maker!
      Phoebe: Oh, it's so hard to get rid of stuff! Did you and Chandler have to make compromises when you first moved in together?
      Monica: Uh, Chandler did.

    • Chandler: (about Joey auditioning for his bosses) If they see Joey, then they're going to think I'm an idiot. And that's something they should learn on their own!

    • Monica: Hey, how did it go with Mike? Is he gonna let you keep the painting?
      Phoebe: No, he really hates it. But he's gonna let me keep my box of human hair! So, you gotta pick your battles. But the good news is... (pointing at Monica) ...Gladys is yours.
      Monica: Wow, what's the bad news?

    • Phoebe: (to Rachel about the painting) Oh, I didn't know you wanted her too...
      Monica: (triumphantly to Rachel) Yeah...
      Rachel: Well, I mean sure, of course, but you already gave that to Monica so...
      Monica: No. I'd give her up for you.
      Rachel: No. I couldn't let you do that.
      Monica: No, but I want to.
      Rachel: But I don't want you to.
      Monica: But I insist!
      Rachel: But I insist harder.

    • Joey: Look, it's one thing not to cast me, but to lie to me?
      Chandler: I'm not lying to you, I watched it!
      Joey: Well, you lied again!
      Chandler: I watched it!
      Joey: Keep going, Pinocchio!

    • Dr. Hobart: Spell mboscodictiasaur.
      Ross: I haven't even heard of a mboscodictiasaur.
      Dr. Hobart: I know, I just made it up. Spell it.
      Ross: Okay, B-O-S...
      Dr. Hobart: No, it starts with a silent "M."

    • Chandler: I can't believe Joey. I hate being called a liar!
      Rachel: But you are a liar.
      Chandler: What did I just say?!

    • Rachel: (about Phoebe's painting) Joey! We're not keeping this!
      Joey: But it's an original Buffay!
      Rachel: Alright, fine. You can keep it. As long as you don't mind that she's haunted.
      Joey: Whoa, what, ooh, wha-what?
      Rachel: Well, legend has it, Joey, that she comes alive when you're asleep. She climbs out of the frame, and then drags her half-a-body across the floor, just looking for legs to steal. Then with her one good hand, she slowly reaches up and turns your doorknob...
      Joey: Get that legless witch out of here!

    • Monica: (about Phoebe's painting) Hey! I sold that to Joey!
      Rachel: Well, I told him it's haunted! Two can play at this game!

    • Monica: (seeing Chandler wearing blue lipstick) Oh, my God!
      Rachel: Excellent!
      Joey: Now, what do we say?
      Chandler: Lying is wrong.
      Joey: ...and? ...and?!
      Chandler: I'm a pretty little girl.
      Phoebe: I knew it!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Joey: Keep going, Pinocchio!
      The Adventures of Pinocchio is a children's story by Carlo Collodi from 1863, which follows the adventures of a marionette, carved from a piece of pine by Italian woodcarver, Geppetto. In the story, Pinocchio's nose would grow longer whenever he told a lie. The fable was made popular in 1940 with the Walt Disney animated feature, simply titled Pinocchio.

    • Ross: I can't believe I'm about to meet Benjamin Hobart. I've always thought of him as one of the people I'd invite to my fantasy dinner party. You think there's any chance he'll bring Christie Brinkley or C-3PO? "
      Christie Brinkley is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Covergirl commercials.
      C-3PO is a protocol droid created by Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars universe, created by George Lucas. "Threepio" was played by Anthony Daniels in all six motion pictures.

    • In Phoebe's black book is written the name Jethro Tull, which is a British rock band formed in 1968 led by Ian Anderson.