Season 4 Episode 4

The One with the Ballroom Dancing

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Joey is telling Monica and Rachel about dancing in Central Perk, Monica's legs are crossed left over right. When the camera angle changes, they are crossed right over left, and in the next shot her legs are crossed left over right again.

    • Factual Error: When Chandler and Ross are trying to quit the bank, there is a state flag behind the banker's desk. The flag displayed is the California state flag, where the show is filmed, not the New York state flag, where the show is set.

    • Goof: In the tag scene, the name on the awning of the building has been superimposed. It moves a little while the shot remains still.

    • Goof: When Monica's talking to Rachel, she has the milk carton in her hand. Then the camera switches to Rachel and suddenly the milk can has become a garbage bag.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Treeger: Hey, Duck. Where's Chick?
      Chandler: Umm...
      Joey: I'm coming!
      Mr. Treeger: Okay! (To Chandler) Thanks, man.
      Chandler: No problem... bunny rabbit.

    • Monica: So you didn't leave the bank?
      Ross: No! And somehow, we ended up with a joint checking account.
      Rachel: What are you ever gonna use that for?
      Chandler: To pay for the gym.

    • Phoebe: (Thinking while giving a massage to Rick) Okay, baseball. Rick, playing baseball. Okay, slides into second, maybe even his pants come down a little… Oh, no, wait no, no! No! Okay, all right, sandwiches, sandwiches. Umm, okay, on a plate, maybe Rick's pants come down a little. No! No! Okay, Chandler! Okay, Chandler, oh, that's working.

    • Phoebe: Oh, you guys, remember that cute client I told you about? I bit him.
      Rachel: Where?!
      Phoebe: On the tushy.
      Ross: And that's not against your oath?
      Phoebe: No, I know! I, I'm sorry, but the moment I touch him, I just wanna throw out my old oath and take a new, dirty one.
      Monica: Well, next time you're massaging him, you should try and distract yourself.
      Joey: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Like, like when I'm doing something exciting and I don't wanna get too excited, I just, ah, ya know try to think of other things like... sandwiches, and... baseball, and ah Chandler!
      Chandler: Thank you, Joey.
      Joey: No, no, thank you.

    • Ross: (About feet flirting) Then how do you explain the toe ring?
      Phoebe: Because it's Arabian princess day at work! Okay?! Leave me alone!

    • Mr. Treeger: Okay ah, well, just ah, follow my lead. (Turns on some music)
      Joey: Whoa, whoa, don't we need to do some kind of preparation first? Like, ah, get really drunk?

    • Ross: We could go to the bank, close our accounts and cut them off at the source.
      Chandler: You're a genius!
      Joey: Aw, man, now we won't be bank buddies!
      Chandler: Now, there's two reasons.

    • Chandler: We're doomed. Okay, they're gonna take 50 bucks out of our accounts for the rest of our lives. What are we gonna do?
      Monica: Well, you could actually go to the gym.
      (Chandler and Ross laugh)

    • Mr. Treeger: Can you be my dancing partner?
      Joey: That's not, prison lingo, is it?

    • Joey: (About getting Rachel and Monica evicted) Well he made Rachel cry!
      Monica: Rachel always cries!
      Rachel: That's not true! (Starts to cry)

    • Phoebe: (About sleeping with clients) Oh no, it is forbidden! No, no, Mrs. Potter fires people for messing around with clients. And it's against my oath as a masseuse.
      Ross: They make you take an oath?
      Phoebe: No, I made myself take one. Yeah, no fooling around with clients and, um, always be prepared. Yeah, that one's actually from the Boy Scouts, but it just makes good sense.

    • Joey: Whoa, whoa, Treeger made you cry?
      Rachel: Yes! And he said really mean things that were only partly true.
      Joey: I'm gonna go down there and teach that guy a lesson.
      Monica: Joey, please don't do that. I think it's best that we just forget about it.
      Rachel: That's easy for you to say, you weren't almost just killed.

    • Phoebe: Hey! New wallet, huh?
      Chandler: Yeah, it was time. The old condom ring in the leather just doesn't say cool anymore.

    • Chandler: I wanna quit the bank!

    • Ross: Don't you want a washboard stomach and rock-hard pecs?
      Chandler: No. I want a flabby gut and saggy man-breasts.

    • Ross: So why don't you quit?
      Chandler: You don't think I've tried? You think I like having 50 dollars taken out of my bank account every month? No, they make you go all the way down there! Then they use all these phrases and peppiness to try to confuse you. And then they bring out Maria.
      Ross: Who is Maria?
      Chandler: Ah, Maria. You can't say no to her. She's like this Lycra/spandex covered gym...treat.

    • Mr. Treeger: You want me to kick you guys out instead?
      Joey: No, you can't do that. Where would the chick and the duck live?
      Mr. Treeger: You have pets?
      Joey: Noooo. No no no. No, those are, uh... nicknames. Yeah. I'm The Chick and Chandler's The Duck.
      Mr. Treeger: Huh. I would of thought it was the other way around.

    • Chandler: Oh yeah, I'm a gym member. I try to go four times a week, but I've missed the last ... twelve hundred times.

    • Monica: (To Joey) How goes the dancin'? Gay yet?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mr. Treeger: (Imitating Rachel) Daddy, buy me a pizza. Daddy, buy me a candy factory. Daddy, make the cast of Cats sing "Happy Birthday" to me.

      Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. It was successfully adapted into the 1998 film Cats.
      "Happy Birthday to You," which is traditionally sung to people on their birthday, is the most popular song in the English language.