Season 3 Episode 23

The One with Ross's Thing

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 01, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Douglas Looper, the actor who plays Vince's fellow fireman, also appears in "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks", "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry" and "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby: Part 1".

    • Factual Error: The second doctor Ross sees invites two other people in to see Ross's "thing." However, a doctor must get a patient's consent to bring in other people, even if it is for a consult. This is a rule in the HIPPA guidelines to protect a patient's privacy.

    • Phoebe's Song: "Crazy Underwear"
      Crazy underwear, creeping up my butt.
      Crazy underwear, always in a rut.
      Crazy underwear....

    • Goof: When Ross goes to see Guru Saj, he has his 'thing' removed. However, it is obvious that Guru is not anywhere near the thing, because you can see that Ross' shirt is still tucked into his pants, and the Guru just rubs his hands along the shirt.

    • Trivia: The poster of the human body seen on the wall in Guru Saj's exam room is also seen in Phoebe's massage room in "The One with Frank Jr."

    • Goof: When Pete and Monica are in the restaurant, Monica's shoulder wrap keeps shifting up and down her back from shot to shot.

  • Quotes

    • Pete: I want to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion! It's the most intense physical competition in the world, it's banned in 49 states!
      Monica: What are you talking about?
      Pete: Okay, my trainer, Ho Chi, is teaching me a combination of Gee Koon Doe and Brazilian street fighting, I've even had my own octagon training ring designed.
      Monica: And I suppose you used a ring designer for that.
      Pete: Yeah. Monica, I want you there in the front row when I win. I want you close enough to smell the blood. What do you think?
      Monica: My parents will be so happy.

    • Monica: Pete's breaking up with me.
      All: What?!
      Monica: I just checked my messages, and he said that when he gets back from Atlanta, we need to talk.
      Rachel: And?
      Monica: Well, that's it. People never say "We need to talk" unless it's something bad.
      Joey: Whoa, that doesn't necessarily mean that he's breaking up with you.
      Monica: Really?
      Joey: Yeah, maybe he just cheated on you.

    • Rachel: What, Pheebs?! Two dates in one day? That's so unlike you.
      Phoebe: I know, I know! I'm like playing the field. Ya know? Like, juggling two guys, I'm sowing my wild oats. Ya know? Ya know, this kind of like, ya know, oat-sowing, field-playing juggler.
      Joey: So Pheebs, do they know about each other?
      Phoebe: Does a dog's lips move when he reads?

    • Phoebe: I'm telling you, if you want to take care of that thing, you should go to my herbal guy.
      Ross: Thank you, but I want to remove it, Pheebs. I don't want to make it savory.
      Monica: You know when girls sleep with guys with weird things on their body, they tell their friends about it.
      Phoebe: Gimme this. (Ross grabs the herbalist's card from Phoebe's hands and leaves.)

    • Monica: I gotta go water Pete's plants. You know what? If he's gonna break up with me, maybe I won't water his plants.
      Chandler: Well, if he's gonna break up with you, maybe Joey and I should water his plants, if you know what I mean.
      Joey: Or... ha, ha! We could go over there and pee on them!

    • Ross: (about his thing) The worst thing is he said, he said, without being able to identify it, he was reluctant to remove it.
      Chandler: Ya know what? You should go to my guy, because when I went in there with my third nipple. He just lopped it right off.

    • Vince: (about being a firefighter) 98 hot saves, highest in the force.
      Chandler: Well, ya know, if Joey and I played with matches we could get you up to an even hundred.

    • Ross: Listen, I need a favor. Um, I was in the shower, and as I was cleansing myself, I, ah, I, well I felt something.
      Chandler: Was it like a sneeze only better?

    • Chandler: (to Monica) This is Pete we're talking about, he's not like other people. On your first date, he took you to Rome! For most guys, that's like a second or third date kind of thing.

    • Phoebe: (in Pete's apartment) That is the nicest kitchen!
      Monica: Yeah, I know.
      Phoebe: No, but it's the nicest kitchen. The refrigerator told me to have a great day.

    • Joey: What happened to playing the field?
      Phoebe: Well, it doesn't feel like playing anymore, it feels like work. It's like I'm working in the field!

    • Joey: Hey, wouldn't it be cool if our duck and our chick had a little baby? We could call it Chuck.
      Chandler: Or Dick.

    • Ross: Monica is right, marriage is a very serious thing, you shouldn't just rush into it!
      Rachel: Oh what do you know, you married a lesbian!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: (sitting down on the couch) I-KEA! This is comfortable.
      IKEA is a low-cost home products retailer that sells utilitarian design furniture, much of which is assembled by the consumer.