Season 1 Episode 6

The One with the Butt

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: This is the first time Chandler says his catchphrase "Could I be more...?"

    • Trivia: Right before Joey films the shower scene, if you look over the shoulder of the director, you can see a box marked with Monica's name.

    • Trivia: The song lyrics that Joey sings during his production of Freud! are:

      "All you want is a dingle.
      What you envy's a schwang.
      A thing through which you can tinkle,
      Or play with, or simply let hang."

    • Goof: When Joey is filming the shower scene, he is supposed to be naked. However you can clearly see from his shadow that he is wearing shorts.

  • Quotes

    • Monica: Okay, so I'm responsible, I'm organized. But I can be a kook! I can be a... a mad-cat gal.
      Ross: Alright, 'mad-cat gal'. Try this on for size. The phone bill comes, but you don't pay it right away.
      Monica: Why not?
      Ross: Because you're a kook! Instead, you wait till they send you a notice.
      Monica: I could do that.
      Rachel: Okay, okay, and you let me go grocery shopping and I buy laundry detergent, but not the one with the easy-to-pour spout.
      Monica: Why would someone do that?! (Ross and Rachel stare at her) One might wonder.
      Chandler: Someone's left a glass on the table. There's no coaster. It's a cold drink, it's a hot day. Little beads of condensation are inching their way closer and closer to the surface of the wood-
      Monica: (Grabs Chandler) STOP IT! Oh my god. It's true. Who am I?
      Ross: Monica... you're Mom.

    • Rachel: Look! I cleaned! I did the windows, I did the floors... I even used all the attachments on the vacuum, except that little round one with the bristles, I don't know what that's for.
      Ross: Oh yeah, nobody knows. And we're not supposed to ask.

    • Monica: So you guys don't mind going out with someone who's going out with someone else?
      Joey: I couldn't do it.
      Monica: Good for you, Joey.
      Joey: When I'm with a woman, I need to know that I'm going out with more people than she is.

    • Chandler: Ross, ten o'clock.
      Ross: Is it? Feels like two.
      Chandler: No, ten o'clock!
      Ross: What?
      Chandler: (Gesturing to explain what he means) There's a beautiful woman at eight, nine, ten o'clock!

    • All: (About Joey's play) Hey! You're in a play! I didn't know you could dance! You had a beard!
      Joey: What'd you think?
      All: ...Hey! You're in a play! I didn't know you could dance! You had a beard!

    • Rachel: (About Joey's play) God. I feel violated.
      Monica: Did anybody else feel they just wanted to peel the skin off their body, to have something else to do?

    • Ross: (To Chandler) Look at it this way. You dumped her. Right? I mean this woman was unbelievably sexy and beautiful, intelligent, unattainable. Tell me why you did this again?

    • Director: And cut. Hey, Butt Guy, what the hell are you doing?
      Joey: Well, I'm showering.
      Director: No, that was clenching.
      Joey: Oh. Well, the way I see it, the guy's upset here, you know? I mean, his wife's dead, his brother's missing. I think his butt would be angry here.

    • Ross: Come on. Seriously Joey, what's the part?
      Joey: I'm his... (Mumbles)
      Rachel: You're, you're 'mah mah mah' what?
      Joey: I'm his butt double. Okay? I play Al Pacino's butt. All right? He goes into the shower, and then I'm his butt.

    • Phoebe: (To Rachel) I can't believe you tried to move the green ottoman.
      Chandler: Thank god! You didn't try to fan out the magazines. I mean, she'll scratch your eyes right out.

    • Joey: Come on, you guys. It wasn't that bad. It was better than that thing I did with the Trolls. At least you got to see my head.

    • Chandler: She's amazing! She makes the women I dream about look like short, fat, bald men!
      Monica: Well, go over to her! She's not with anyone.
      Chandler: Oh yeah, right. And what would my opening line be? "Excuse me. Blah ra-rgh la-rgh."
      Rachel: Oh, come on. She's a person, you can do it!
      Chandler: Oh please. Could she be more out of my league? Ross, back me up here.
      Ross: He could never get a woman like that in a million years.
      Chandler: Thank you, buddy.

    • Joey: I told everybody about this! Now everybody's gonna go to the theatre, expecting to see me, and...
      Rachel: Oh, Joey, you know what? No one is gonna be able to tell.
      Joey: My mom will.
      Chandler: There's something so sweet and ... disturbing about that.

    • Rachel: Ta-daa!
      Chandler: Are we greeting each other this way now? Cause I like that.

    • Phoebe: You know how you sometimes see these really beautiful women with these really nothing guys? You could be one of those guys!

    • Chandler: After all your years of struggling, you've finally been able to crack your way into show business.
      Joey: Ok, fine. Make jokes, I don't care. This is a big break for me.
      Ross: You're right. It is. So, are you going to invite us all to the big opening?

    • Phoebe: One time I went out with a guy who had just gotten divorced, and it was really hard. His kids liked me better than him.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Title:
      Czech Republic: Životní šance (Life Chance)

    • Sofia Milos's name and character appeared without any type of "Guest Starring" credit.

    • Although this is the first appearance of June Gable as Estelle Leonard, she was cut entirely from the TV episode. She wasn't introduced to the audience until "The One with Russ". Estelle was in 11 episodes of Friends.

    • This episode runs 24:37 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). A scene is added with Joey visiting his new agent, Estelle Leonard. The tag scene is the group singing the song from Freud! that Joey sang earlier in the show.

  • Allusions

    • Joey: All you want is a dingle.
      What you envy's a schwang.
      A thing through which you can tinkle,
      Or play with, or simply let hang.

      The ode to penis envy that Joey sings in Freud! is sung to the tune of I'm Just Wild About Harry by Eubie Blake, an American jazz and rag pianist.

    • Ross: Well, you know, monogamy can be a, uh, tricky concept. I mean anthropologically speaking... (Everyone starts to snore) Fine. Fine. Alright, now you'll never know.
      Monica: We're kidding. Come on, tell us!
      Ross: Alright. There's a theory, put forth by Richard Leakey...
      Everyone: ZZz Zzz.

      Richard Leakey is a famous paleontologist, archaeologist, and conservationist.

    • Joey: I'm out of order? You're out of order! This whole courtroom's out of order!

      A famous quote from Al Pacino's character in the film ...And Justice for All.

      Joey: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

      A famous quote from Al Pacino's character in the film The Godfather: Part III.

    • Phoebe: Yeah you are, Monica. Remember when I lived with you? You were like, a little, y'know, (Acting psychotic) Ree! Ree! Ree! Ree!

      Phoebe evokes the theme music from the film Psycho.