Season 9 Episode 7

The One with Ross's Inappropriate Song

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Ross and Rachel are talking at the beginning, she stands up and puts her hands on her hips. When the camera angle changes to Ross, her arms hang loose.

    • Trivia: The katana, a type of Japanese sword, which was beside Ross's apartment door in the previous episode has been replaced by masks.

    • Continuity: When Monica is saying that Chandler is jealous of Richard, she asks: "Is this because you can't grow a mustache?" But in Chandler has been seen with a mustache in "The One Where Old Yeller Dies" and "The One with the Flashback".

    • Trivia: Joey says if a girl says yes to being taped, she doesn't say no to much else. But we know Monica has no objections to being taped. She mentioned once that she and Pete were going to watch a movie of themselves. Also back when she and Chandler were dating secretly, they had a video camera set up in the living room before they had to run and hide.

    • Trivia: The guy friend of Mike's parents also played an extra in the hospital when Rachel was having Emma. If you look real close, you can see him walk past when Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, and Joey are in the waiting room.

    • Goof: When Joey pulls Monica to the floor, you can see that she is wearing knee pads.

  • Quotes

    • Chandler: I just can't stop picturing you rolling around with your cowboy boots in the air.
      Monica: Cowboy boots? I have never worn cowboy boots in my life. (Turns the tape on) Oh my god!
      Chandler: I know!
      Monica: That's not me!
      Chandler: What? (Watches the tape) That's not you! Life is good again! Ride 'em, cowgirl!
      Monica: That cheap bastard taped over me!
      Chandler: This doesn't upset you, does it?
      Monica: Well, it's just so insulting. Spring for a new blank tape, doctor!

    • Monica: Why would you take this tape? And why would you watch it?
      Chandler: Because that's who I am! I'm sure Richard could see this tape and it wouldn't bother him, it would be just another saucy anecdote to share at his club of brandy and mustaches!
      Monica: Is all this about you not being able to grow a mustache?
      Chandler: This is about Richard clearly not being over you. He keeps a tape so he can watch it whenever he wants!
      Monica: Isn't that sad? You shouldn't be jealous of Richard, you should feel sorry for him!
      Chandler: Oh, yes. Poor Richard, with his.... I can grow a mustache!

    • Monica: (To Joey) You know who's selling his apartment? Richard!
      Chandler: You know who knows too much about her ex-boyfriend? Monica!
      Monica: My dad told me, they play golf together.
      Chandler: They should invite me along sometime. Although I don't know if I could stop myself from taking the club and beating the mustache off his face.

    • Mike: I won't sit here and listen to you talk like this about the woman I love.
      Bitsy: The woman you what?!
      Phoebe: Yeah, the woman you what?

    • Ross: (Holding Emma) Oh, look at you! You are the cutest little baby ever! You're just a little bitty baby, you know that? But you've got, you've got big, beautiful eyes. Yes, you do. And a big, round belly, and a big baby butt! I like big butts. (Starts rapping) "I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny, when a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist and a round thing in your face, you get..." (Emma starts laughing) Oh my God, Emma, you're laughing! Oh my God, you've never done that before, have you? You've never done that before! Daddy made you laugh, huh? Well, Daddy and Sir Mix-a-Lot. What? What? You wanna hear some more? Um... "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun!" (Emma laughs) I am a terrible father!

    • Mike: Did you just hit my dad?
      Phoebe: Yes... I'm sorry, I've never met a boyfriend's parents before.
      Mike: But, I mean, you have met... humans before, right?

    • Monica: You went out with Wallace Pincer?
      Rachel: Uh, he took the SATs for me.
      Monica: I knew you didn't get a 1400!
      Rachel: Yeah, well, duh!

    • Phoebe: Listen! You have to help me pick a dress 'cause I'm meeting Mike's parents tonight!
      Monica: Wow, the boyfriend's parents! That's a big step.
      Phoebe: (Sarcastically) Really? That hadn't occurred to me.
      Monica: They just gonna love you, just be yourself.
      Phoebe: They live on the upper east side on Park Avenue!
      Rachel: Oh yeah, she can't be herself.

    • Joey: Well, I'm starting to make good money on the show and I'm thinking... I should probably do something with it.
      Monica: What do you do with your money now?
      Joey: Well, I just tape it to the back of my toilet tank. (Realizes that anyone could have overheard) I didn't say that! It's in a bank guarded by robots!

    • Ross: (To Emma) And that's why, no matter what mommy says, we really were on a break. Yes we were! Yes we were!

    • Mike: (To his parents) Phoebe writes lots of great songs. What was that song you sung the other night that everybody loved?
      Phoebe: Oh, "Pervert Parade"?
      Mike: No.
      Phoebe: "Ode To A Pubic Hair"?
      Mike: Stop.

    • Ross: You sang "Baby Got Back," didn't you?
      Rachel: Nothing else works, this girl is all about the ass!

    • Joey: Ooh, a tape with a girl's name on it, it's probably a sex tape. But this tape says "Monica." And this is Richard's apartment.
      Chandler: Get there faster!

    • Rachel: (About Emma laughing at "Baby Got Back") Oh, Emma, you're laughing! Oh, you are, you really do like big butts, don't you? You beautiful little weirdo!

    • Rachel: I just finished getting Phoebe all dressed to meet Mike's parents. She's so nervous. It's so sweet!
      Ross: Guess what? I made Emma laugh today!
      Rachel: You what? And I missed it?! Because I was giving a makeover to that stupid hippie?!
      Ross: Yeah, and it was... it was like a real little person laugh too. It was... it was like... (Ross tries to imitate Emma's laugh) Only... only not creepy.
      Rachel: Well... well, what did you do to make her laugh?
      Ross: Well, I sang... well actually I rapped... "Baby Got Back"...
      Rachel: You what? You sang... to our baby daughter... a song about a guy who likes to have sex with women with giant asses?
      Ross: But you know what, if you think about it, it actually promotes a healthy... body image... because... even big butts or... juicy doubles...
      Rachel: Ew!
      Ross: Please don't take her away from me!

    • Rachel: Take it from me. Moms love me. Ross's mom one time actually said I am like the daughter that she never had.
      Monica: She said what?!
      Phoebe: (Louder) That she's like the daughter she never had. Listen!

    • Realtor: I think you guys would be very happy here.
      Chandler: No, no, no, no. No! We're not together. We're not a couple, we're definitely not a couple.
      Realtor: Oh, okay. Sorry.
      Joey: Wow, you seem pretty insulted by that. What, I'm not good enough for you?
      Chandler: We are not having that conversation again!

  • Notes

    • Trivia: In this episode Phoebe eats, although not willingly, a piece of meat even though she's a vegetarian. Lisa Kudrow, who plays Phoebe, is a real-life vegetarian.

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Celui qui faisait rire sa fille (The One Who Made His Daughter Laugh)

    • This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series (Kenny Tintorri).

    • This episode runs 23:39 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • Allusions

    • Married With Children:

      Matt LeBlanc, who plays Joey in Friends, played Vinnie Verducci in Married With Children. In this episode, he assumes the classic Al Bundy, from Married With Children, position of reclining in a chair, with his left hand down his pants, his right hand miming holding a can of beer, when testing the chair's comfort out in Richard's old apartment.

    • Some of Richard's movies, not the sex tapes, that Chandler and Joey found, had Tom Selleck, the actor that played Richard, in them.