Season 2 Episode 10

The One with Russ

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Factual Error: Days of Our Lives is filmed in Los Angeles, California, but Friends is set in New York City.

    • Trivia: While sitting in Central Perk, Phoebe says "Oh, no" for the first time. Along with Regina Phalange, this phrase became her trademark throughout the series.

    • Goof: Ross is dating the curator of moths and other wing-ed things from the museum. Wouldn't the curator of moths and other wing-ed things and the curator of insects (which is a different woman that he dates) from "The One with the Stoned Guy" be the same thing, since moths are insects?

    • Trivia: The producers of the show have joked in the past that the character of Russ was played by a famous Croatian actor named Snaro, but Schwimmer has said that the name Snaro was a tribute to a friend of his.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: I kind of have plans.
      Monica: You have other friends?
      Rachel: Yeah, I, uh, I have a date.
      Monica: What?
      Phoebe: You have a date?
      Rachel: Yes! I have a date.
      Joey: With a man?
      Rachel: No, with a crouton. What is so strange about me having a date?
      Chandler: With a crouton?

    • Russ: Hi.
      Chandler: Oh, hey.
      Phoebe: Hi.
      Russ: I guess you guys heard, Rachel dumped me.
      Chandler: Yeah, I'm sorry man.
      Russ: Oh, all she said was that I remind her too much of somebody. You have any idea who she's talking about?
      Phoebe: Oh I do, it's... it's Bob Saget. She hates him.

    • Russ: You're jealous because I'm a real doctor.
      Ross: Hey, you're a doctor of gums. That's the smallest body part you can major in. It's like day one, floss. Day two, here's your diploma.

    • Chandler: (Entering his apartment to find Joey making lots of food) Hey.
      Joey: Hey.
      Chandler: Whoa, so I'm guessing you didn't get the part, or... uh, Italy called and said it was hungry.

    • Phoebe: Okay, so, you know what you're doing, right?
      Rachel: Uh.... waitressing?
      Phoebe: Well, yeah, but... no. I mean, um... doesn't Russ just remind you of someone?
      Rachel: (Looks at Russ) Huh, Bob Saget?
      Phoebe: Oh, yeah!

    • Chandler: Guess who's back in show business?
      Phoebe: Lorne Green?
      Chandler: No, no Pheebs. You know why? 'Cause he's dead.
      Phoebe: Oh, no.
      Chandler: Okay, I guess this is gonna seem kind of bittersweet now, but... Joey, that's who.

    • Joey: (About Fun Bobby) Monica, have you ever been with him when he wasn't drinking?
      Monica: Well, we just happen to go to a lot of places where you might drink. I mean, how do you go to a wine tasting without having a drink? Or... or to a club, or to the... zoo.

    • Monica: (About Fun Bobby) So he drank a lot tonight.
      Ross: Yeah but, you know, now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever seen Fun Bobby without a drink in his hand.
      Phoebe: Yeah. Oh yeah, you know, did you notice how he always starts his stories with "I was so wasted" or "Oh, we were so bombed" or "So I wake up, and I'm in this dumpster in Connecticut."

    • Joey: When I was little, I wanted to be a veterinarian, but then I found out you had to put your hands into cows and stuff.

    • Monica: (Trying to cheer up Joey about getting bad reviews) Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait one minute. Wait a minute. I believe this will change your mind. (Reading) "In a mediocre play, Joseph Tribbiani was able to achieve brilliant new levels of..." continued on page 153... "sucking."

    • Rachel: Joey, would you slow down? They're not gonna be sold out of papers at one o'clock in the morning.
      Joey: I'm excited! I've never gotten reviewed before.
      Monica: You were so amazing as the king. I was really impressed, I was.
      Phoebe: Although, you know what? You might want to consider wearing underwear next time. Yeah, because when you sat down on your throne you could kind of see your... royal subject.

    • Fun Bobby: I think you may have a drinking problem.
      Monica: (Holding a bag of liquor) What these, oh, these are, um, for cuts and scrapes.

    • Chandler: Hey, would you sleep with somebody to get a great job?
      Rachel: I don't know. Who would I have to sleep with?
      Chandler: Me.
      Rachel: Why would I have to sleep with you?
      Chandler: It's my game. You want the job or not?

    • Chandler: The way that I see it is you get a great job and you get to have sex. You know, I mean, throw in a tree and a fat guy and you've got Christmas.

    • Joey: Well, I guess I could sleep with her. I mean, how could I do that?
      Chandler: Well, I've got a pop-up book that told me everything I need to know.

    • Ross: (About Russ) And it takes him like, I don't know, uh ... hello, like a week ... to get out a sentence.
      Chandler: It's annoying, isn't it?
      Ross: Uh, tch ... I know.

    • Phoebe: Russ is Ross. Russ, Ross...
      Rachel: Steve, sleeve.
      Phoebe: Okay, no one is named sleeve.

    • Monica: See now, they're as different as night and ... later that night.

    • Joey: My agent just called me with an audition for Days of Our Lives!
      Phoebe: Oh, well, we have to celebrate. You know what we should do? We should do, like, a soap opera theme.
      Chandler: Yeah, we could all sleep together and then one of us could get amnesia.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: (Doing a crossword puzzle) Hey, we're having some fun now, huh, Ross? Want to do another one, huh Russ? Okay... eleven letters, atomic element number 101... ends in ium.
      Russ: Dysprosium.
      Ross: (Condescendingly) Dysprosium? Try mendelevium.
      Chandler: And weenie number two has it. Unless, of course, nine down, "Nights in White Satin" was sung by the Doody Blues.

      The Moody Blues is a British rock band originally from England. "Nights in White Satin" was one of their most popular songs.

    • Chandler: Guess who's back in show business?
      Phoebe: Lorne Greene?
      Chandler: No, no Pheebs. You know why? 'Cause he's dead.
      Phoebe: Oh, no.

      Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor, best known in the United States for his roles on Bonanza and Battlestar Galactica. He died in 1987.