Season 4 Episode 23

The One with Ross's Wedding (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 07, 1998 on NBC
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The gang, minus Phoebe and Rachel, travels to London to prepare for Ross' wedding. While in London, Chandler gets annoyed with Joey's overexcited antics, and Monica tries to give advice to Emily.

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  • Sitcoms have given us some terrific season finale cliffhangers. The stakes might not be as high as, say, THE WIRE but they're still good TV. No more so than "The One with Ross's Wedding".moreless

    "A sitcom?" you gasp. That's right, a sitcom! Sitcoms have given us some terrific season finale cliffhangers. The stakes might not be as high as, say, THE WIRE but they're still good TV. No more so than "The One with Ross's Wedding". All season, Ross had been preparing to marry his British love Emily. Yet, we all knew his heart still belonged to Rachel (and who could blame him? Did you see her haircut?) The whole gang flew out to jolly ol' London to partake in Ross's wedding. Things were going beautifully until Ross totally dropped the ball, saying this at the alter:

    "I, Ross, take thee Rachel"

    Not Rachel, Ross, Emily! You're marrying Emily! Ouch dude, ouch.

    There's something cathartic about the shocked "ooooooooh" that rose through the studio audience. Maybe it was because we were doing the same thing at home. Was it that surprising? Well, not really. We all knew that somehow Ross and Rachel's relationship would stay in the forefront. Still, it was a clever twist. See, sitcoms can be good!moreless
  • The season finale, part one.

    This was a great start of a season finale. It keeps me on the edge of my seat on what is going to happen next. Monica & Chandler sleeping with each other till the very end. That was the most surprising. Then Rachel going to prove her love for Ross. I agree with Phoebe, that is completely unfair for Ross. I like how they interpreted the pre-wedding jitters with the hall being torn down. That is just gravy. I also like when Ross does something sweet & fancies up the hall. I also like when Phoebe was trying to convince Rachel not to go to London. that is just amazing. Can't wait for part 2!moreless
  • Great episode...Just loved it!!

    So they are all in London, except Phoebe and Rachel. Phoebe makes Rachel realize that she is still in love with Ross, and she rushes in London to say that to him. Emily is freaking about her wedding because nothing is going as she planed and Monica suggests that she postpone the wedding. Chandler and Joey are exploring London, Joey is very excited and that is annoying Chandler... One of the funniest moments for me was when Joey got into the map...

    "Joey: It's London, baby! All right, the hotel's here. (Points to the map.) Wait. No, we wanna go… No. I know. (Sets the map down.) I'm gonna have to go into the map. (So Joey literally steps into the map.)

    Chandler: Okay, if you see a little version of me in there? Kill it!

    Joey: I got it! (Picks up the map and starts walking.) Here we go.

    Chandler: Okay. Listen-listen, we're not gonna have to walk this way the entire time are we?

    Joey: Shhh! (Pause) Man, you made me lose it! (He goes into the map again.)"moreless
  • a good episode

    all of the friends except a pregnant pheobe and rachael head off to england for ross's and emily's wedding. joey annoys chandler over his love for going to london, and behaving like aproper tourist. chandler is also embarressed by joey so he leaves him to tour alone and eventually meets fergie who says that joeys hat is really sexy. emily worries about the wedding and ross reassures her after the church had been demolished. and emily tries to pospone the wedding and ross freaks, but advice from monica stops her and they have the wedding there. a good episode. lol.moreless
  • Sooo funny!!!

    This is one of my favorite episodes of the series, not only because I lived in London for a while and it was fun to go to the same places they went, but because this episode cracks me up... joey is at his best performance, pissing Chandler off all the time, and saying the most ultrageously funny thigs!!!

    Monica is great too helping Ross with Emily and all.... But the best part for me is Monica and Chandler in the hotel room, when they see each other naked for the first time!!! It is the funnies scene they did toghether!!!! Great episode!!!moreless
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