Season 7 Episode 5

The One with the Engagement Picture

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2000 on NBC
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Episode Summary

While taking an engagement picture for himself and Monica, Chandler cannot make anything but a weird face. Rachel enlists Joey to take Tag out for a night on the town. Phoebe and Ross date a couple in the middle of a divorce.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Phoebe+Ross = hilarious!

    This episode was great overall, but not all storylines were good...

    Chandler not being able to put on a smile for an engagement picture was not really believable. I mean, we know Chandler has a decent smile, so he came across as rather retarded in this episode. I thought Monica was way funnier than Chandler this time (which is quite rare); I loved her judging their pictures at the beginning and her "local woman saves drowning moron"-comment. Phoebe/Ross might be one of my favorite duos of the show, they get into some sort of battle almost every time (for example Ross massaging Phoebe's client with wooden spoons, or the Vikram-thing). I laughed so hard at their story this time and their amazing chemistry on friends is shown, as the couple dated a couple who are in the middle of their break-up. Phoebs and Ross fanatically tried to slander each other's partner, using stories they had heard from their own one. Tons of hilarious one-liners were provided by this, one the funniest being "I don't give a tiny rat's ace". It ended when Whitney and Kyle decided to get back together and they told it to Ross and Phoebe. I laughed so hard when Ross had one of his funniest outbursts with the couple ("Oh just say it Kyle!!!!").

    Rachel's fragments were quite entertaining, though not the best. I certainly didn't fall for Tag taking over Joey's "how you doing". Still, Rachel was funny as always. I almost pissed my pants when she escaped a face-off with Tag by picking up the phone and trying to fake a long phonecall. Overall, "the one with the engagement picture" had some extremely funny moments, which almost all came from the Ross/Phoebe-segments, while Chandler's story was too awkward.moreless
  • Male Bonding.

    Joey & Tag get to bond in this episode and they get to pick up girls. That was not Rachel's objective. This plot reminds me of Rachel's crush in season four on Joshua. So they kind of reused the plot. But Rachel acting all goofy again was always fun to watch. Her pretgending to use the phone was hilarious! Chandler can't take a picture right. So Joey takes it instead. An okay plot. Unexpected ending.Ross & Phoebe have a plot again, not since the beginning of Season six. But they date a divorced couple. But it just ends up to be filler. Since the divorce couple gets back together in the end. An okay installment.moreless
  • I love Friends....and this episode (like all episodes) just proves why Friends was and still is one of the best comedy tv shows...EVER!!!

    I loved Chandler in this episode.

    And his face expressions were just hilarious!

    Not many comedy tv shows make me laugh... but this one definate cracks me up.

    Phoebe and Ross acted like an old married couple (in a good way) which I thought was LOL funny.

    The only thing that annoyed me was Rachel's crush on Tag Jones...telling lies to keep him for herself.

    I love when she thinks he is gonna ask her out and then he says he is getting back together with his ex and she was like 'i do' and then picks up the phone and say hello when she realises what she just said. LOL!

    After watching the end of the episode, I thought it was a very funny story and exactly why I watch the series! (over and over)!moreless
  • a good episode

    While taking an engagement picture for himself and Monica, Chandler cannot make anything but a weird face and in 1 picture he uses his sexy bedroom face and asks monica why she marraied him. so in the end oey poses for the pictures Rachel enlists Joey to take Tag out for a night on the town but turns him into joey disrespecting women and having multiple girlfriends. Phoebe and Ross date a couple in the middle of a divorce. and then fall out with each other and then in the end the couple get back together upsetting them both. a good episode.moreless
  • goofy

    Ok I've never seen anyone not be able to smile for a picture like this before! Chandler and Monica go take pictures for their engangement announcement and Chandler has a difficult time smiling for the camera. She can smile when he laughs or smiles at Monica but when he turned to the camera he makes this weird face. Joey gives Chandler an alergy pill to relax him and it makes him fall asleep. They go to try and get their picture taken two times. Finally they give up and the put a picture of Joey and Monica has their engagement picture. WHy use a nother person as your fiance if he's not the right guy?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Continuity: Joey has spent the night out with Tag, "bird-doggin' the Chicas", to use Rachel's expression. When Rachel asks him to stop seeing Tag, Joey says, "No, you can't take him away from me. I got a great partner to pick up girls with... finally!", thus hurting Chandler's feelings. However, in Season 1's "The One with the Candy Hearts", Joey brings Chandler along on a blind date. When Joey's girlfriend sees Chandler she says, "Well... Look what you brought!", suggesting that Chandler is quite a catch. Chandler is apparently used to such compliments, since his only reply is, "And what did you bring?".

    • Trivia: At the beginning of the episode while Monica is looking for pictures of her and Chandler you can see that the picture she is holding is the one with her and Chandler at Ross's wedding from the season 5 episode The One after Ross Says Rachel.

    • Trivia: The announcement in the paper next to Monica and Joey's picture reads:
      Geller-Bing Announce their Engagement
      Jack & Judy Geller are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Geller to Chandler Bing. Plans are currently underway for the big event. Leaving no stone unturned the Gellers are personally overseeing every single detail so nothing is missed. We wouldn't want anything to ruin the big day now would we. Announcements will soon be arriving to the specially chosen guest list. This will be the wedding of the century, quoted a close friend.
      This text only covers 3/4 of the picture's height. The rest is filled with the last seven lines repeating.

    • Goof: In Central Perk "Hums While He Pees" hands Phoebe tickets to the ballroom dancing finals. The tickets change hands whenever the camera angle changes.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a surfer

    • Continuity: The whole episode seems to revolve around the fact that Chandler isn't able to make a normal face if a camera is in front of him. But in season 8's episode "The One with the Red Sweater" he has no problems standing in front of a camera.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Rachel: Oh look, Phoebe's talking to Cute Coffeehouse Guy.
      Ross: Yeah, you call him "Cute Coffeehouse Guy", we call him "Hums While He Pees".
      Chandler: Yes, and we call Ross "Lingers In The Bathroom".
      Phoebe: (returning) Hey you guys, Hums While He Pees just asked me out!
      Rachel: Hey, I thought that guy was married.
      Phoebe: He is! But he's getting divorced. Ross! Maybe you know him.
      Ross: It's not a club.
      Rachel: Phoebe, if this guy's going through a divorce, is it such a good idea to start going out with him?
      Ross: Hey, divorced men are not bad men!
      Chandler: They have that on the napkins at the club.

    • Chandler: Somebody on the subway licked my neck. Licked my neck!
      Phoebe: Oh, Willie's still alive!

    • Monica: This is a great picture!
      Chandler: Yeah, but I'm not in that one.
      Monica: I know, but look at me, all tan!

    • Ross: I like this one. It seems to say, "I love you, and that's why I have to kill you."
      : Use the one with your bedroom eyes.
      Chandler: (looking at picture) Oh my God, those are my bedroom eyes? Why did you ever sleep with me?
      Monica: Do you really wanna pull at that thread?

  • NOTES (4)


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