Season 1 Episode 14

The One with the Candy Hearts

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • Chandler: (trying to get Ross to ask out a girl from his building) C'mon, 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: (overhearing) 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 date) ...She's needy, she's vulnerable. I'm thinkin'... cha-ching!

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

    • Chandler: (in the restaurant 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 waitin' for, like... forever to go out with Lorraine. Just calm down!
      Chandler: Calm down?! Calm down?! You set me up with a woman 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... y'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?

    • Kristen: (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.
      Kristen: 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 dunno... 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?

    • Ross: (to Carol, after noticing his date Kristen is gone) How long has she been in the bathroom?
      : 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

    • International Episode Title:
      Czech Republic: Na svatého Valentýna (On Valentine's Day)

    • In the worlds-collide department, Nancy Valen who plays Lorraine, Joey's date, played Samantha Thomas on Baywatch, Chandler and Joey's favorite TV show.

    • Monte's Restaurant (Monte's Trattoria), where Chandler and Joey have their double date, is located at 97 MacDougal Street in Manhattan's West Village (about 8 or 9 blocks from the 'Friends' apartment building on the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets).

    • This episode runs 24:46 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). The added material includes Chandler miming shooting Janice in the hallway, the firemen giving the women bonfire advice, and the women asking the firemen about sliding down the pole.

  • Allusions

    • 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 song from the 1937 Broadway musical Babes in Arms, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. It has since 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.

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