Season 1 Episode 14

The One with the Candy Hearts

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 1995 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Ross's first date in nine years is on Valentine's Day with a beautiful neighbor. Susan and Carol, also out on a romantic date; end up at the same restaurant. Joey sets Chandler up on a blind date - with Janice. And Phoebe, Rachel and Monica decide to spend the holiday building a boyfriend bonfire in their apartment.moreless

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  • The girls rebel against Valentine's Day by burning mementos from past relationships. (DVD Summary)

    Friends choses to celebrate their first Valentine's episode through not one, but three, unromantic subplots. Ross has his first date since his divorce, but who happens to turn up, but his ex-wife Carol. Completely destroying his date, he invites Carol to join them and turns his focus to her. His date ditches him and Carol cannot be with him... she's still gay Joey takes Chandler and a double date and sets him up with... Janice! After a lot of alcohol, they wind up in bed together. The next morning, when the gang discovers what happened, they are all giggles. Lastly, the girls perform a ritual and burn their old relationship mementos setting the apartment on fire. Hilarious.moreless
  • Awesome epi

    Ross's first date in nine years is on Valentine's Day with a beautiful neighbour. Susan and Carol, also out on a romantic date; end up at the same restaurant. Joey sets Chandler up on a blind date - with Janice. And Phoebe, Rachel and Monica decide to spend the holiday building a boyfriend bonfire in their apartment. Anither great episode of Friends season one is really great looking back at it. The girls where really funny in this one. Janice was back again and the reactions of everyone when they found out that they where together again. 9 out of 10moreless
  • Valentine's Day.

    A great valentine's day episode. All the plots were amazingly great! The girls start a bonfire and almost burn down their apartment and find some cheating fireman. Janice returns yet again. Her third appearance on friends. I love how they bring her back in the strangest of ways. Her little speech at the end was flawless because it was most definitely true. Anyways I like how Carol might have feelings for Ross still she kissed him! Why did they have to divorce, because of lesbian, Susan. It was pretty messed up how he ditched his date, but I like the Ross/Carol relationship. I really hope they do this again sometime.moreless
  • Awesome.

    Ross's first date in nine years is on Valentine's Day with a beautiful neighbour. Susan and Carol, also out on a romantic date; end up at the same restaurant. Joey sets Chandler up on a blind date - with Janice. And Phoebe, Rachel and Monica decide to spend the holiday burning mementos of their past boyfriends. What can I say about this episode it is so funny, infact it is hilarious. I love it. Janice is so funny in this episode and so is Chandler. It is so funny when he wakes up and he thinks he has three hands. "Friends" is awesome, and I love like every single episode, apart from some, but this show is amazing and I love it but like this episode.moreless
  • This serial is very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think friends is one of the best series in the world because it's so so so funny!!! I like too much Chandler and Rachel and the episode when Monica sings I think is very funny because she sings two songs so nice and I think she sings very well and Joey is so pretty and also Ross. I laugh a lot watching this serial, and I want to look this episode and this is the reason that I make a count in this page but i don't know if I can see this episode, because I don't know for what i'm doing this.moreless
Nancy Valen

Nancy Valen


Guest Star

Heather Medway

Heather Medway


Guest Star

Joel Gretsch

Joel Gretsch

Fireman Ed

Guest Star

Jessica Hecht

Jessica Hecht

Susan Bunch

Recurring Role

Jane Sibbett

Jane Sibbett

Carol Willick

Recurring Role

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: In the tag ending, when the girls are returning from showing the firemen out, the post and a chair that are supposed to represent the "fourth wall" of the set are visible. However, in the background the door wall, which includes a framed picture, goes well beyond this perimeter, and of course, there's no wall behind the post and chair.

    • Goof: When the firemen are going through the trash bin, Monica is already holding the burnt picture of her ex boyfriend, before the fireman can even take it out.

    • Trivia: This is the first time Janice says her catchphrase "Oh, my God!"

    • Trivia: Phoebe mentions her friend Abby who shaves her head. In a later series of episodes she has a friend named Bonnie who shaves her head, whom she sets up with Ross.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Chandler: Come on, Ross, you gotta get back in the game here, okay? The Rachel thing's not happening, your ex-wife's a lesbian, you... I don't think we need a third.

    • Monica: (to Phoebe as they're coming into Central Perk) You can not do this.
      Rachel: Do what? Do what?
      Monica: Roger wants to take her out tomorrow night.
      Rachel: No! Pheebs! Don't you remember why you dumped the guy?
      Phoebe: 'Cause he was creepy... and mean... and a little frightening--Alright, still, it's nice to have a date on Valentine's Day!

    • Monica: Phoebe, you can go out with a creepy guy any night of the year. I know I do.

    • Joey: (to Chandler about his blind date) C'mon, man, she's needy, she's vulnerable. I'm thinkin'... cha-ching!

    • Chandler: (to Joey) Okay, now, remember, no trading. You get the pretty one, I get the mess.

    • Chandler: (in the washroom after finding out his blind date is Janice) Okay. I'm makin' a break for it... I'm goin' out the window!
      Joey: No, no, no, don't! I've been waiting for, like, forever to go out with Lorraine. Just calm down.
      Chandler: Calm down? Calm down? You set me up with the woman that I've dumped twice in the last five months!

    • Rachel: How do we end up with these jerks? We're good people.
      Monica: I don't know. I think we're some kind of magnets.
      Phoebe: I know I am. That's why I can't wear a digital watch.

    • Phoebe: Oh! You know my friend Abby who shaves her head? She said that if you want to break the bad boyfriend cycle, you can do, like, a cleansing ritual.
      Rachel: Pheebs, this woman is voluntarily bald.

    • Monica: Well, what kind of ritual?
      Phoebe: Okay. We can, um, we can burn the stuff they gave us.
      Rachel: Or...?
      Phoebe: Or... or, we can chant and dance around naked... you know, with sticks.
      Monica: (after some thought) Burning's good.
      Rachel: Burning's good.

    • Joey: She said she wants to slather my body with stuff and then lick it off. I'm not even sure what slathering is, but I definitely want to be a part of it.

    • Chandler: Oh, what a crappy night!
      Janice: Although, I have enjoyed the fact that, uh... your shirt's been sticking out of your zipper ever since you came back from the bathroom.

    • Janice: So, do we have the best friends, or what?
      Chandler: Joey's not a friend, he's... a stupid man who left us his credit card. Another drink? Some dessert? A big-screen TV?

    • Kristin: (about Carol and Susan) Who are they?
      Ross: The blond woman is my ex-wife, and the woman touching her is her... close, personal friend.
      Kristin: You mean they're lovers.
      Ross: If you wanna put a label on it.

    • Phoebe: Okay, so now we need, um, sage branches and the sacramental wine.
      Monica: All I have is, is oregano and a Fresca.

    • Phoebe: (while doing the ritual) Okay, alright... Now we need the semen of a righteous man.
      Rachel: Okay, Pheebs, y'know what? If we had that, we wouldn't be doing the ritual in the first place.

    • Monica: Look, here's a picture of Scotty Jared, naked.
      Rachel: Hey, he's wearing a sweater.
      Monica: No.

    • Chandler: How can I dump this woman on Valentine's Day?
      Joey: I don't know. You dumped her on New Year's.
      Chandler: Oh, man... in my next life I'm coming back as a toilet brush.

    • Janice: (to Chandler) I brought you something.
      Chandler: Is it loaded?

    • Carol: Uh, I don't think she's in the bathroom. Her coat is gone.
      Ross: Well maybe it's cold in there... Or maybe I screwed up the first date I had in nine years.

    • Carol: (to Ross) All you need is a woman who likes men and you're set.
      (Ross looks at a beautiful woman passing by)
      Carol: Not her.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Joey and Lorraine nibbling from opposite ends of a noodle and ending up kissing in the middle alludes to Disney's 1955 animated movie, Lady and the Tramp, in which Lady and Tramp do the same thing (in the movie, however, unlike Joey and Lorraine, they are surprised when they meet in the middle).

    • Janice: Hello, funny Valentine.
      "My Funny Valentine" is a famous jazz tune, originally from the musical Babes in Arms, with music by Richard Rodgers. It has become a standard.

    • Rachel: And here we have the last of Paolo's Grappa.
      Grappa is an Italian, grape-based pomace brandy rated between 80 and 120 proof.