Season 8 Episode 11

The One with the Creepy Holiday Card

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Ross says he gave Mona the only key to his apartment. That can't be true. Many of the other friends have been in his apartment without him being there, such as Phoebe and Rachel in "The One with Unagi", and as we learn in "The One with the Ride Along", Monica has a habit of picking up spare cash from Ross's apartment (of course, that may explain why Monica no longer has a key). In "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner" we learn that Ross's mother also has a key: Ross and Rachel are locked out of Ross's apartment and Judy arrives to babysit and lets them back in.

    • Continuity: In "The One with Phoebe's Cookies" Chandler states that they're not having an engagement party, so Phoebe shouldn't have to get them a gift. But, in this episode, Monica talks about how Chandler's boss acted at their engagement party.

    • Goof: In the tag scene while talking to Phoebe, Rachel is eating ice-cream directly from the carton. She takes a taste and then lowers the spoon and carton. When the shot changes, she takes the spoon out of her mouth and lowers it and the carton again.

    • Goof: When Phoebe brings Roger over and takes two drinks out of the fridge, she has water in her left hand and a beer in her right. When the shot changes, she has the water in her left hand, and the beer under her left arm.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a hummingbird and flowers

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: Look at that guy by the window, wow!
      Phoebe: He's awfully short and I think he's talking to himself. And to be completely honest, he's not that good in bed.

    • Phoebe: This is completely normal. Around the fourth month, your hormones start going crazy.
      Rachel: Really? So this has happened to you?
      Phoebe: Oh, absolutely, yeah! Oh, and keep in mind, now, I was carrying triplets... so in medical terms, I was thrice as randy.

    • Rachel: (about her raging hormones) Last weekend, I went from store to store sitting on Santas' laps.

    • Mona: (about the holiday card) You want to send this one out together?
      Ross: You mean, like, to people?

    • Joey: (about Ross and Mona sending out a holiday card together) Congratulations! You just got married!

    • Doug: (to Monica and Chandler) I should be out of court by six. They keep throwing these sexual-harassment cases at me, and I keep knockin' 'em out o' the park!

    • Monica: (about Doug) I am not spending another evening with that man. Do you remember how he behaved at our wedding?
      Chandler: No.
      Monica: That's because he wasn't invited! ...because of the way he acted at our engagement party!
      Chandler: Oh, yeah. Boy, urine cuts right through an ice sculpture, doesn't it?

    • Mona: Now, do you think it should say, "Love, Ross and Mona?"
      Ross: We haven't said that to each other yet, but I guess it's okay to say it to other people.

    • Monica: You were so hard up, you practically came on to me!
      Phoebe: You wish!
      Monica: Hey, I could have had you if I wanted you.
      Phoebe: Oh yeah? ...come and get it.
      Rachel: Okay, even this is turning me on!

    • Rachel: You gave her a key to your apartment?!
      Ross: Not just a key... I gave her the only key! I am now a homeless person in a very serious relationship.

    • Phoebe: Hey! Ooh, Ross... how'd the conversation go?
      Ross: Oh, great... I live on the street.
      Phoebe: Where?

    • (Phoebe has brought Rachel a virgin named Roger to help calm her raging hormones)
      Rachel: (exasperated) No-o-o! I don't care what my hormones are doing! ...I'm not just gonna do it with some random guy!
      Phoebe: (hurt) Fine! ...then you tell Roger, 'cause he was really looking forward to this!!

    • Rachel: (on the phone) I'll call you back.
      Joey: Who was that?
      Rachel: It's just the pizza place.
      Joey: You hung up on the pizza place? I don't hang up on your friends!

    • Rachel: Okay, it's just--and this is really embarrassing--but lately with this whole pregnancy thing, I'm just finding myself… how do I put this, um... erotically charged.
      Joey: Is that college talk for horny?

    • (Rachel has told Joey that she needs a purely physical relationship with a guy)
      : Do you wanna do it?
      Rachel: No!
      Joey: Alright, me neither! I was just testing you!
      Rachel: That's the end of this conversation!
      Joey: This conversation never happened!
      Rachel: Never happened! Good night!
      Joey: Good night!
      (They both go into their rooms, but a moment later Rachel pokes her head out)
      Joey(without even seeing) Get back in there!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: It was like It's a Wonderful Life with lap dances. 
      The movie It's a Wonderful Life is a perennial Christmas favorite from 1946 starring James Stewart. It is based on the short story, "The Greatest Gift" written by Philip Van Doren Stern.

    • Phoebe: I remember trying to steal a cardboard cutout of Evander Holyfield from a Foot Locker.
      Evander Holyfield is an American professional boxer who was a world champion multiple times.
      Foot Locker is an American sportswear and footwear retailer operating in approximately 20 countries worldwide.

    • Rachel: (on the phone with the pizza place) Is the cute blonde guy delivering tonight? ...Very Abercrombie & Fitch?
      The Abercrombie & Fitch clothing chain is known for using clean-cut attractive young people in their advertisements.

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