The Saleslady [DVD only]
Trivia: When Phoebe gives Rachel a picture of Ross you can see that it's a picture of him from the episode "The One with Chandler in a Box."
Factual Error: In the opening sequence, after Monica comes in to Chandler and Joey's apartment, Chandler says they will be on a six hour trip to London. A flight from New York to London actually takes about eight hours.
Editor's Note: References to the Concorde's flight times have been removed. They were added to dispute the accuracy of the original post, but don't apply here since no such aircraft were involved. Most sources agree that standard, non-stop commercial flights take between 6-1/2 and 7 hours to fly from New York to London. Return trips take approximately one hour longer due to prevailing winds. Said another way, Chandler's original statement of "six hours" is close enough to the truth for such a casual reference.
Continuity: It is odd that Ross's son, Ben, would not be in or at least at his father's wedding. He was in Carol and Susan's wedding in "The One with the Lesbian Wedding."
Trivia: The opening sequence contains some pretty significant spoilers. For one thing, it shows Rachel leaving the apartment with suitcases, buying a ticket and showing up in London. The other one, perhaps the biggest spoiler, is a shot of Monica and Chandler in bed together.
Goof: In the very beginning of the scene where Phoebe and Rachel get the call from Joey, a crew member can be seen walking out of the shot on the left.
Trivia: The hat salesman is played by Sir Richard Branson, the man who created the Virgin Group ltd. (Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, etc). If you look over Joey's shoulder when they are at the hat stand, there is a red baseball cap displaying the Virgin logo.
Trivia: The book that Phoebe asks Chandler to bring her, is the same book that Joey reads in the beginning of "The One with the Rumor."
Goof: When Phoebe is talking on the phone with Emily's mother and making a sandwich, she puts mayo on her sandwich. But at the end of the conversation there is no mayo on her sandwich.
Goof: When Rachel and Phoebe are discussing if she loves Ross, Phoebe's necklace switches sides constantly between shots.
Goof: When Ross, Emily, and Monica are going to see the church, Monica questions the food. After she claps her hands, the camera angle changes and her hands are down with no time to do so. Then Monica claps again.
Continuity: During his best man speech at the rehearsal dinner, Joey says, "I first met Ross in this coffee house back home..." But technically, we learned in "The One with the Flashback", that Joey actually met Ross in the bar that eventually became the coffee shop, but was still a bar at the time.
Goof: When Rachel is telling Phoebe she's going to London, she comes out of her room with a sweater over her shoulders. It shows Phoebe and two seconds later it shows Rachel again, but the sweater is gone. Then she goes to the wall and grabs a jacket. It goes back and forth between Rachel having the sweater and not having it.
Monica: Guys, hurry up! The flight leaves in four hours! It could take time to get a taxi! There could be traffic! The plane could leave early! When we get to London, there could be a line at customs! Come on!!
Chandler: Six-hour trip to London. That's a lot of Monica.
Chandler: (to Joey) Don't read my condoms!
Joey: London baby!
Chandler: Okay, 'cause that's not gonna get annoying.
Joey: London baby!!
Chandler: Uh, you know what? I was wrong.
Chandler: (about Westminster Abbey) Y'know, they're thinkin' of changing the name of this place...
Joey: Really? To what?
Chandler: To put-the-camera-away!!
Joey: Dude, you are Westminster Crabby!
Rachel: Oh, honey! Don't get up! What do you need?
Phoebe: Oh, no... Oh, nothing.
Rachel: Come on! I am here to take care of you! What do you need? Anything.
Phoebe: Okay, I have a wedgie.
Rachel: Okay, that is all you.
Phoebe: Enh... don't be so hard on yourself. If someone I was still in love with was getting married...
Rachel: (incredulous) Still in love with...?
Rachel: I'm not in love with Ross...
Phoebe: Oh... No, no. Good! ...Yeah, me neither.
Rachel: Phoebe, I'm not going to Ross's wedding because he's my ex-boyfriend and that would be really uncomfortable... not because I'm still in love with him. I mean, hey, y'know, I like Ross as much as the next guy. Y'know, clearly I have feelings for him, but feelings don't mean love! Y'know, I mean, I still have loving feelings for Ross... Yeah! But, I have, I have continuing feelings of love, but that doesn't mean that... that I'm still in love with him! Y'know, I have, I have sexual feelings for him, but I do love him... Oh! Oh, my God! Oh... (jumping to her feet) Why didn't you tell me?!
Phoebe: We thought you knew!
Phoebe: Yeah, we all know! We talk about it all the time!
Rachel: You all know? Does Ross know?
Phoebe: Oh, no. Ross doesn't know anything.
Rachel: Oh, I cannot believe you didn't tell me!
Phoebe: Well, because we thought you knew! It's so obvious! God, that would be like telling Monica, "Hey, y'know, you like things clean..." or, y'know, "Hey, Joey... you're gay."
Phoebe: Let's try some aversion therapy, Okay?
Phoebe: So, look at the picture.
Rachel: Okay. (looks at the picture of Ross)
Phoebe: And ... (pulls the photo away and slaps Rachel on the head)
Phoebe: Okay, how do you feel now?
Rachel: Well, I like you less!
Joey: You ordered pizza without me?
Phoebe: Yeah, but, y'know, we were thinking about you. We ordered the "Joey Special".
Joey: Two pizzas?!
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Rossova svatba (Ross's Wedding)
Lisa Kudrow was pregnant in real life during the filming of this episode, and was not able to travel to London. The writers had to find a way to keep her involved in the story while still in Monica's apartment.
Sarah Ferguson is credited as "Sarah, The Dutchess Of York."
This is one of the few two-part episodes. These episodes were originally aired in their entirety, but written to be aired separately in syndication. These episodes are:
"The One with Two Parts (1)"
"The One with Two Parts (2)"
"The One After the Super Bowl (1)"
"The One After the Super Bowl (2)"
"The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1)"
"The One with the Morning After (2)"
"The One with Ross's Wedding (1)"
"The One with Ross's Wedding (2)"
"The One In Vegas (1)"
"The One In Vegas (2)"
"The One with Rachel's Sister (1)"
"The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)"
"The One That Could Have Been (1)"
"The One That Could Have Been (2)"
"The One with the Proposal (1)"
"The One with the Proposal (2)"
"The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)"
"The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)"
"The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)"
"The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)"
"The One in Barbados (1)"
"The One in Barbados (2)"
"The Last One (1)"
"The Last One (2)"
This is the first season finale to have two parts.
During filming a British radio station kept announcing where the show was currently filming. Since thousands of fans turned up, the producers made Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer talk to the fans so they would leave.
The hotel where the Friends stay in this episode, the London Marriott, was the actual hotel that the cast and crew stayed in while filming.
This episode and part two are partially filmed in front of a British audience.
For this episode, and part 2 of the story, an exclusive Title sequence would be used, featuring only one shot from the usual fountain intro and all the other footage from these two episodes.
On the day this two-part episode aired, Lisa Kudrow gave birth to her son.
The second episode to feature location shooting. Also, the first episode to be filmed at three separate times: the apartment scenes were done first in L.A., followed by the outdoor London scenes a few weeks later. Finally, the scenes taking place indoors in London were filmed in front of a British studio audience.
This episode runs 25:06 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). Added scenes include a montage of Joey and Chandler on a double decker bus (with cocreator Marta Kauffman and writer Adam Chase sitting right behind them), and Monica getting fitted for her bridesmaid dress.
After Joey talks to Phoebe on the phone, he watches Cheers on British television.
Ross: That pillowcase thing? I thought you guys were just doing the Flying Nun.
The Flying Nun was a popular 1960s TV show starring Sally Field in the title role. The basic premise was that the wing-like bonnets worn by the Puerto-Rican nuns would lift with the wind and gave the petite Sister Bertrille (Field) the ability to fly.
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