Season 4 Episode 24

The One with Ross's Wedding (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 07, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: It's interesting to note that in Monica and Chandler's wedding, and later Phoebe and Mike's wedding, they make up their own vows, spoken from the heart. In this wedding, Ross and Emily merely repeat after the officiant, suggesting that the marriage is not to be taken too seriously.

    • Trivia: Both Ross and Chandler made strange comments about each other's first girlfriends in their best man speeches. In this episode Chandler said Ross over inflated his first girlfriend and in "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)" Ross said that Chandler's first girlfriend couldn't control her bladder.

    • Continuity: When Ross and Emily's parents meet for the first time, Judy Geller makes the joke that this may be the only wedding they get to throw, referring to Monica never getting married. However, Ross was married once before to Carol and, presumably, already had a wedding.
      Note: Since it is generally the bride's parents who "throw the wedding", Judy's statement is likely true. In the case of Ross's wedding to Carol, Carol's parents would have paid for it.

    • Continuity: Although the wedding dress Emily is wearing is similar to the one picked up by Monica in "The One with All the Wedding Dresses," it is clearly a different design. What's more, Emily is wearing a matching jacket that was not with the dress Monica picked up and a tiara instead of the veil Monica wore.

    • Goof: When the wedding begins, the first bridesmaid walks down the aisle with a man, dressed in the same attire as the best men. He is not seen again, and the only men in the wedding party are Joey and Chandler.

    • Goof: When Ross and Emily's parents are arguing at the church just before the wedding, Jack Geller's hands, as well as his eyeglasses and the papers he's holding, switch positions whenever the camera angle changes. When Ross breaks up the argument, saying "This is our wedding day," there is a brief shot of him speaking, but his lips are completely out of sync with the words being spoken.

    • Goof: When the bridesmaid finds Joey and he's supposed to be watching for Rachel, the bridesmaid closes the door. But when they start kissing, the door is completely open.

    • Factual Error: When the scene cuts from Chandler and Joey's hotel room to the church right before the wedding, it goes via a shot of the Houses of Parliament in which St Stephen's Clock Tower clearly shows that it is after 8pm, a fact borne out by how dark it is outside and the fact that Rachel arrives before the wedding despite having only left New York the same day. Marriages in England and Wales are only legal between the hours of 8am and 6pm unless one of the couple is house-bound, so Ross and Emily's marriage should not be legally binding (incidentally, this prohibition was repealed on October 1, 2012).

  • Quotes

    • Judy: Oh, sorry we're late--my fault, I insisted on riding the tube...
      Jack: (embarrassed) Judy... the kids!
      Judy: Jack... that's what they call the subway!
      Jack: Oh... I thought that--
      Ross: Dad! Dad! We got it! We got it!

    • Chandler: (at the rehearsal dinner) I'd like to toast Ross and Emily... Of course, my big toast will be tomorrow at the wedding, so this is kind of my little toast, or... Melba toast, if you will.

    • Jack: (to Emily's father) I'm not paying for your wine cellar, you thieving, would-be-speaking-German-if-it-weren't-for-us, cheap little man!

    • Chandler: The guy was hammered, okay? There's no way that you look like Ross's mother!
      Monica: Then why would he say it?
      Chandler: Because he's crazy, okay?! He came up to me earlier and thanked me for my very moving performance in Titanic!

    • Monica: My mother's right, I'm never gonna get married.
      Chandler: That is just... I mean, who wouldn't want you?
      Monica: Oh please, I'm a single mom with a thirty year-old son!

    • Rachel(arriving at the airport ticket counter) Hi, I'm back! Listen, I need to...
      Ticket Agent: (cheerfully) Hello!
      Rachel: Hello... Uh, I need to get on that eleven-o'clock flight.
      Ticket Agent: Oh, I'm afraid that plane has already pulled away from the gate.
      Rachel: Look, you're gonna have to call that plane and tell them to swing around and come and pick me up!
      Ticket Agent: I can't do that...
      Rachel: Sure! Y'know what? We'll just tell them that there was, like, a problem... with the engine.
      Ticket Agent: I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to step aside, Miss.
      Rachel: Look! If I don't get to London he is going to marry that other girl!
      Ticket Agent: I can't imagine why...
      Rachel: Alright, you know what... (angrily) I am not leaving here until you call that plane back! (slaps the counter twice)
      (The Ticket Agent raps the "CLOSED" sign on the counter twice in response)

    • Chandler: (to Monica after sex) So, how are you?
      Monica: Good. You?
      Chandler: Oh, I'm fine. You? ...Oh, we already did you.

    • Rachel: (to a man across the aisle on the plane) ...and so then I realized... all this stuff I had been doing--proposing to Joshua, lying to Ross about why I couldn't come to the wedding--was all just a way of...
      Brit: (the man sitting beside her) Oh, oh, oh! I'm sorry, can I interrupt? You know I just want to say that you... are a horrible, horrible person.
      Rachel: Uh, pardon me?
      Brit: You say you love this man, yet you're about to ruin the happiest day of his life. I'm afraid I have to agree with your friend, "Pheebs". This is a terrible, terrible plan.
      Rachel: But he has to know how I feel!
      Brit: But why? He loves this, this "Emily" person. No good can come of this.
      Rachel: Well I think you're wrong.
      Brit: (facetiously) Oh, no!
      Rachel: He doesn't really love her! It's just a rebound thing from me... You'll see.
      Brit: Fortunately, I won't. (after a moment) And by the way, it seems to be perfectly clear that you were... on a break.

    • Joey: Have you seen Monica?
      Chandler: (flustered) I'm not seeing Monica!

    • Judy: (about the chapel) Oh, my God! It's like a fairyland.
      Mrs. Waltham: I know. Horrible isn't it?
      Monica: Well, I love it. I only hope my wedding looks this good.
      Judy: Huh... I just hope--
      Monica: You can let some of them go by!

    • Judy: There's nothing to discuss, we're not paying for your wine cellar!
      Mr. Waltham: You have to meet me in the middle here...
      Jack: Hey, if you keep pushing me on this my foot's gonna meet the middle of your ass!

    • Ross: (to the squabbling parents) From now on everyone gets along, and if I hear one more word... no grandchildren!

    • (Monica and Chandler are walking down the aisle, arm in arm)
      Chandler: What we did last night was...
      Monica:  Stupid.
      Chandler: Totally crazy, stupid.
      Monica: What were we thinking?
      Chandler: I'm coming over tonight though, right?
      Monica: Oh, yeah--definitely.

    • Officiant: (to Ross) Repeat after me, "I, Ross..."
      Ross: I, Ross...
      Officiant: "Take thee, Emily..."
      Ross: Take thee, Rachel...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: (at the rehearsal dinner) I'd like to toast Ross and Emily... Of course, my big toast will be tomorrow at the wedding, so this is kind of my little toast, or... Melba toast, if you will.
      Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced pre-toasted bread, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pâté. It is named after Dame Nellie Melba, the stage name of Australian opera singer Helen Porter.

    • Chandler: (about the drunk who thought Monica was Ross's mother) ...Because he's crazy, okay?! He came up to me earlier and thanked me for my very moving performance in Titanic!
      Titanic is an Academy Award-winning 1997 historical romance/drama directed and written by James Cameron. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate WinsletTitanic tied the record for winning the greatest number of Academy Awards (11) with 1959's Ben-Hur.

    • Chandler: I mean, to think... my friend getting married in Monty Hall. (when no one laughs) Oh, c'mon! Monty Hall? Lets Make a Deal? C'mon, you people!
      Monty Hall was the host of the original version of the game show Let's Make a Deal (1963).

    • Joey: (during his best-man #2 speech) ...where everybody knows my name.
      Joey is paraphrasing the line "...where everybody knows your name" from the Cheers theme song.