Season 2 Episode 10

The One with Russ

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



  • Trivia

    • Factual ErrorDays of our Lives is taped in Los Angeles, California, but Friends is set in New York City.

    • Trivia: While sitting in Central Perk, Phoebe says her surprised/defeated "Oh, no..." for the first time when she hears that Lorne Greene died.

    • Trivia: There would be another way of knowing that Russ was wrong with his guess of "Dysprosium" for the crossword answer. The clue called for an eleven-letter word and "Dysprosium" is only ten letters.

    • Goof: Ross is dating the curator of moths and other wing-ed things from the museum. In "The One with the Stoned Guy" he dates the curator of insects. Wouldn't they both be the same person, 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--who obviously played the part--has said that the name "Snaro" was a tribute to a friend of his.

  • Quotes

    • 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, y'know what? You might wanna consider wearing underwear next time... Yeah, 'cause when you sat down on your throne you could kinda see your... "royal subjects".

    • 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."

    • 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: (defending Fun Bobby) ...So he drank a lot tonight.
      Ross: Yeah, but... y'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, y'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: (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.

    • 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: 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.

    • 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?

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

    • Monica: (referring to Ross and Russ) See now, they're as different as night and... later that night.

    • Ross: (about Russ) ...and, and... it takes him, what? I don't know, uh, huh... hello... a week, to get out a sentence?
      Chandler: Yeah, it's annoying, isn't it?
      Ross: Huh, (searching for just the right word) ...yeah!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Chandler: (to Joey about having to sleep with a female producer to get an acting job) The way that I see it is you get a great job and you get to have sex! Y'know, I mean... throw in a tree and a fat guy and you've got Christmas!

    • Phoebe: (to Rachel about Russ's resemblance to Ross) You don't see it? You actually don't see it?
      Rachel: What?
      Phoebe: Honey, you're dating Ross...
      Rachel: No, Pheebs... I'm dating Russ...
      : Russ is Ross! Russ, Ross...
      Rachel: Steve, sleeve.
      Phoebe: Okay, huh... no one is named "Sleeve."

    • 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: 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?

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

    • 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.

  • 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. "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.

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