Trivia: This episode marks the second time in the series where a reference is made to Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. In "The One With the Stoned Guy", Chandler complains that he doesn't have any goals or dreams, to which Ross replies, "Ah, the lesser-known 'I don't have a dream' speech".
Magna Doodle: Joey your agent called
Magna Doodle: A drawing of a target
Ross: Not only did we go out, but we did 298 times!
Rachel: You kept count?! You are such a loser!
Ross: A loser that you did it with 298 times!
Gary: Okay, so it's a date.
Phoebe: Yeah! I gotta ask you though. How did you know where to find me?
Gary: Well you're fingerprints were all over my badge, so I just ran it through the computer and this was listed as your last known address. So I just checked it out.
Phoebe: Oh, impressive.
Gary: Not as impressive as you. I gotta tell you, I looked at your record and you've done some pretty weird stuff.
Phoebe: ...Yeah, we'll talk at dinner.
Gary: Okay. So I'll come by in a couple hours and pick you up?
Phoebe: All right, I can't wait!
Gary: Okay. And don't worry, I'm not just gonna take you out for donuts.
(Chandler busts out laughing and everyone just looks at him.)
Chandler: (To Rachel) He has a gun!
Phoebe: I don't think it's very nice of you to park here. You know you're blocking the entrance.
Gary: Don't worry about it. It's not a problem.
Phoebe: Well, it's a problem for me, which means it's a problem for you, 'cause I'm a cop.
Gary: (Slams flashing-light on the hood of his car) So am I.
Phoebe: Oh no.
Ross: This couch is cut in half. I would like to exchange it for one that isn't cut in half.
Saleswoman: You're telling me this couch was delivered to you like this?
Ross: Look, I'm a reasonable man. I will accept store credit.
Saleswoman: I'll give you store credit in the amount of four dollars.
Ross: I will take it.
Ross: Look, I drew a sketch about how we're gonna do it. Okay, Rach, that's you. That's the couch.
Rachel: Whoa, what's ... what's that?
Ross: Oh, that's me.
Rachel: Wow! You certainly think a lot of yourself.
Ross: No! That's ... that's my arm.
Chandler: Oh, I see. I thought you just really, really liked your new couch.
Joey: I kinda had a dream, but I don't want to talk about it.
Chandler: Oh, come on! What if Martin Luther King had said that? "I kind of have a dream ... I don't want to talk about it."
Ross: Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!
Chandler: Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!
Rachel: (About helping Ross move a couch upstairs) I brought reinforcements!
Ross: You brought Joey?
Rachel: Well, I brought the next best thing. (Chandler walks in)
Ross: Chandler? You brought Chandler? The next best thing would be Monica!
Chandler: Normally, I'd be offended, but she is freakishly strong.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Policejní odznak (Police Badge)
This is the first appearance of Michael Rapaport as Gary. Gary was in 4 episodes of Friends.
Nicole Robinson, who plays The Smoking Women, will later work with Matthew Perry when he guest stars on The West Wing in three episodes:
"Evidence of Things Not Seen"
"Life On Mars"
"Separation of Powers"
Lisa Kudrow and Michael Rapaport later costarred in Lucky Numbers, a 2000 comedy.
In "Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen," David Schwimmer claims that the filming of the couch-in-the-stairwell scene is the hardest that he's ever laughed in his life.
This episode runs 24:36 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is an extra scene where Rachel pulls the fire alarm accidentally and people start evacuating, destroying Ross's new couch.
Gary: I heard that kid from Silver Spoons is really good.
Silver Spoons was a American TV show about rich kids, starring Rick Schroder. Gary was referring to when Schroder replaced Sipowicz's partner on NYPD Blue.
Joey: I kind of had a dream. But I don't wanna talk about it.
Chandler: Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah. What if Martin Luther King had said that?
This is a reference to Martin Luther King, an African American civil rights activist who is perhaps most famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Ross: I saw it on Dateline.
Rachel: Oh, I love Dateline. Ya know, Jane Pauley is the one woman I would kiss.
Dateline NBC is a primetime news broadcast on NBC. Jane Pauley, an American journalist, was an anchor on Dateline for 12 years.
Phoebe: Do you know Sipowicz?
This is an allusion to Andy Sipowicz, the most famous character of ABC's long-running police series NYPD Blue.
Monica: Are you saying I smell bad?
Joey: No, you smell like a meadow. (Sees the others' reactions) I'm sorry. (Leaves quickly)
Rachel: What's with him?
Chandler: The last time Joey went to a meadow his mother was shot by a hunter.
This is a reference to the Disney classic Bambi, in which Bambi's mother is shot and killed at the meadow.
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