Season 4 Episode 6

The One with the Dirty Girl

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Cheryl tells Ross that his apartment has a "weird smell". The line was meant to be ironic given the filthy nature of her own place, but it has been said before that Ross's apartment still smells from the time he had Marcel. In Season 2's "The One with Phoebe's Husband", Monica says when walking out of Ross's bedroom, "You know it still smells like monkey in there?", which prompts Julie to aside to Ross, "Well, that saves us a conversation".

    • Magna Doodle: YO PUFFY! WHERE'S G-DADDY? signed L.S.B.

    • Trivia: The widow sang "You're a Grand Old Flag" a patriotic song of the United States written by George M. Cohan. Then she sang "Jeepers Creepers" written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer in 1938.

    • Continuity: Chandler says that Joey went with Angela Delvecchio for three years, however, in the pilot episode, Chandler talks about how neither of them has had a relationship that lasted "longer than a Mento."

    • Goof: When Monica is alone with the guests after Phoebe finally gets the widow to pay them, a boom mic is clearly visible at the top of the screen.

    • Goof: In the opening scene when the gang is spying on Ross who's in front of Central Perk with Cheryl, Phoebe is leaning forward next to the pole. When the camera angle changes, she is standing up straight behind Joey and Chandler.

    • Goof: When Ross is making out with the dirty girl in her apartment, he gets chocolate syrup all over his fingers. Shortly after, the chocolate syrup completely disappears.

    • Goof: When Joey is showing the pen he got for Kathy's birthday, Rachel's hair is behind her right ear. When the camera angle changes, her hair is down, and then it's behind her ear again.

  • Quotes

    • Monica: (about Ross's new girlfriend) Probably the only time I'll ever say this, but did you see the ass on her?!

    • Rachel: (to Ross about Cheryl, his new girlfriend) Well maybe she and her friends are just having a contest to see who can bring home the biggest geek.
      Ross: Fine by me! Hope she wins.

    • Chandler: Hi. You guys have any wrapping paper?
      Phoebe: Oh! Is it for my birthday present?
      Chandler: Pheebs, it was your birthday, like, months ago.
      Phoebe: Yeah, but remember you said you ordered something special, and it just hasn't come yet?
      Chandler: (on the spot, remembering) Well... I have a call in about that...
      Phoebe(with innocent trust) 'Kay...

    • Rachel: (seeing the book Chandler bought Kathy for her birthday) Ohhh... The Velveteen Rabbit! Oh, my God! ...When the boy's love makes the rabbit real... (reaches to take the book)
      Chandler: Okay, but don't touch it, because your fingers have destructive oils...
      Rachel: Well, then you'd better keep it away from Ross's hair.

    • Phoebe: Yeah... And what a great way to say "I secretly love you, roommate's girlfriend."
      Chandler: It doesn't say that... does it?
      Ross: How do you think it's gonna look when you get her something incredibly meaningful and expensive... and her boyfriend Joey... gives her an orange?

    • Monica: I just had to turn down a job catering a funeral for sixty people.
      Rachel: Oh, my God! What happened?
      Monica: Sixty guests.

    • Phoebe: (to Monica) Wow, what is with all the negativity? You sound like "Moni-can't," not "Moni-can!" (realizes it doesn't fit) ...Moni-ca.

    • Rachel: (about Kathy's birthday) Yes, you have to get her something, and it should be something really nice.
      Joey: Oh, I know...
      Rachel: And not... one of your coupons for an hour of "Joey Love."

    • Chandler: What did you get Angela Delvecchio for her birthday?
      Joey: She didn't have a birthday while we were going out.
      Chandler: For three years?!

    • Joey: (about Ross's visit to Cheryl's apartment) So, you just left? Her place was really that bad?
      Ross: You know how you throw your jacket on a chair at the end of the day? Well, like that, only instead of a chair, it's a pile of garbage. And instead of a jacket, its a pile of garbage. And instead of the end of the day, it's the end of time, and garbage is all that has survived!

    • Joey: Alright, so... next time, you take her to your place.
      Ross: I tried that. She says it has a weird smell.
      Joey: What kind of smell?
      Ross: I don't know... Soap?!

    • Phoebe: Yeah. I'm a hard-ass.
      Monica: And I'm a wuss... Hey, we should be partners.
      Phoebe: Yeah. "Hard-Ass and Wuss". We could fight crime!

    • Monica: (about starting a catering business with Phoebe) I can cook and you can take care of the money!
      Phoebe: Yeah... Oh! ...It'll be like I have a wife in the Fifties!

    • Kathy: (to Chandler, about her birthday present from Joey) "The Velveteen Rabbit"? I kinda have the feeling you had something to do with it.
      Chandler: Whaddaya mean?
      Kathy: Well, when Joey gave it to me, he said, "This is 'cause I know you like rabbits... and I know you like cheese."

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rachel: Ohhh... The Velveteen Rabbit! Oh my God! ...When the boy's love makes the rabbit real!
      The book that Chandler buys Joey's girlfriend, The Velveteen Rabbit, is a classic children's book written by Margery Williams. It's about a stuffed rabbit and how a child's love can make a toy real.

    • Joey tells Kathy that he bought her The Velveteen Rabbit because he knows she likes rabbits and he knows she likes cheese. Apparently, Joey thought the title referred to a rabbit made of Velveeta, a Kraft processed cheese product.

    • Rachel: (doing a crossword puzzle) The 1996 Tony Award Winner. I mean, that one's gotta be good. Do you happen to know the name of that one?
      Chandler: I don't know. Grease?
      Rachel: (checking her puzzle) No.
      Chandler: Rent?
      Rachel: Yes! Rent! 
      Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey about high school romance in 1959. 
      Rent is an American Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. It's about living in New York City and struggling with life, love and AIDS.