Friends

Season 8 Episode 11

The One with the Creepy Holiday Card

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

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  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Ross says he gave Mona the only key to his apartment. That can't be true. Many of the other friends has been in his apartment without him being there, such as Phoebe and Rachel in the episode "The One with Unagi."

    • 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 Rachel takes a bite of her ice cream and then lowers the carton. When the shot changes, she takes the spoon out of her mouth and lowers 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 honeyeater and flowers

  • Quotes

    • 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: (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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Joey: (About Ross and Mona sending out a Christmas card) Congratulations! You just got married!

    • 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?

    • Rachel: (About her hormonal feelings) Last weekend, I went from store to store sitting on Santas' laps.

    • Doug: (To Monica and Chandler) I'll be out of court by six. They keep throwing sexual harassment cases at me, and I keep knocking them out of the park!

    • 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.

    • Mona: You want to send this one out together?
      Ross: You mean, like, to 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!

    • Joey: Do you wanna do it?
      Rachel: No!
      Joey: All right, 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 and after a little while Rachel pokes her head into the living room) Get back in there! (Rachel closes the door)

    • 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 tell it to other people.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Celui qui ne voulait pas aller plus loin (The One Who Didn't Want To Take Things To The Next Level)

    • Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc, did not have his own story line in this episode.

    • This is the final appearance of Sam McMurray as Doug. Doug was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • Alternate Title: The One With Ross's Step Forward

    • It is not known whether "The One with the Creepy Holiday Card" or "The One with Ross's Step Forward" is the correct title for this episode. In fact, in the DVD packaging, it's "The One with Ross's Step Forward" while on the DVD itself, it's "The One with the Creepy Holiday Card".

    • This episode runs 25:00 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: It was like It's a Wonderful Life with lap dances.

      It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 film 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.

    • 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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