Friends

Season 1 Episode 20

The One with the Evil Orthodontist

7
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 1995 on NBC
8.3
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Rachel and Barry start dating again, which is kind of awkward because he's now engaged to Mindy, who wants Rachel to be her maid of honour. But when Rachel finds out that Mindy and Barry had an affair while she was engaged to Barry, the two women decide to give Barry what for. Meanwhile, Chandler goes nuts when a woman he likes won't return his phone calls.moreless

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  • Awesome.

    9.5
    Rachel and Barry start dating again, which is kind of awkward because he's now engaged to Mindy, who wants Rachel to be her maid of honor. But when Rachel finds out that Mindy and Barry had an affair while she was engaged to Barry, the two women decide to call Barry out on it. Meanwhile, Chandler goes nuts when a woman he likes won't return his phone calls and the gang become annoyed at discovering that a person in Ugly Naked Guy's building is spying on them with a telescope. This is where Chandler makes the classic joke about the leaf blower. I love the start of this episde. OOh how I would love to live in New York with a group of cool friends - it's perfect. Another awesome episode - however I'm not really a fan of Barry, he annoys me. Best quotes -Joey: Rachel: "Get Down!"..."Get Down?" ..... Chandler: "And Boogie". Chandler is one of the biggest legends of TV.moreless
  • OK

    7.5
    Rachel and Barry start dating again, which is kind of awkward because he's now engaged to Mindy, who wants Rachel to be her maid of honour. But when Rachel finds out that Mindy and Barry had an affair while she was engaged to Barry, the two women decide to give Barry what for. Meanwhile, Chandler goes nuts when a woman he likes won't return his phone calls. My least favourite eppisode of the series sadly came during the fisrt season mainly because I hate Barry every episode he is in he isnt funny. Sadly I give this a low of 7.5moreless
  • Rachel is "the other woman."

    8.0
    I really didn't like how Rachel gets back with Barry, it was like a waste of time, since Rachel left him at the altar. Memorable quotes such as "We can go to Aruba, Mindy" - Barry "What's with you and Aruba? Do you have some sort of deal with airlines or something?" -Rachel. That made me laugh so hard. Chandler's plot, he is waiting for a girl to call him back, and by the end he doesn't want to date her. Whole thing was a filler since Mindy still ends up with Barry, and Rachel stays being maid of honor. So an okay episode.moreless
  • Ok

    8.8
    The one with the evil orthodontist is alright by Friends standards. Rachel goes to see Barry about marrying her maid of honour and ends up having an affair with him. She then finds out about him having an affair with Mindy when she was his fiance. She confides in Mindy about her affair and the two angry women go to confront Barry. They decide to mke him choose, and he chooses Mindy over Rachel ultimately. Monica: (Looking out the window) Look look! He's doing it again, the guy with the telescope!

    Phoebe: Oh, my God! Go away! (Waving her arms) Stop looking in here!

    Monica: Great, now he's waving back.

    Joey: Man, we gotta do something about that guy. This morning, I caught him looking into our apartment. It creeps me out! I feel like I can't do stuff!

    Monica: What kinda stuff...?moreless
  • "Ugly Naked Guy got gravity boots!"

    10
    Rachel goes to tell Barry to leave her alone not only because she does not want to be with him but because he is engaged to Mindy. Instead of telling him to go away they end up having sex in is chair. Rachel gets a call from Mindy asking to meet with her the next day. She's afrid that Mindy knows about her and Barry. Mindy asks rachel to be her maid of honor. They find out that Barry has been sleeping with both of them even when Rachel was supposed to be marrying Barry. Rachel and Mindy confront Barry about it but Mindy decides to still marry him.moreless
Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey

Mindy

Guest Star

Christopher Miranda

Christopher Miranda

Bobby

Guest Star

Lynn Clark

Lynn Clark

Danielle

Guest Star

Mitchell Whitfield

Mitchell Whitfield

Barry Farber

Recurring Role

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler

Gunther [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: Joey says that the peeper was watching him walk around his apartment in his underwear, but his apartment is on the other side of the building from Monica and Rachel. The peeper would not be able to see into his apartment. Furthermore, Joey says he can't cook naked because of the peeper, but their kitchen is nowhere near the window.

    • Trivia: In the TV show My Name is Earl, "Robbed a Stoner Blind" episode, some members of the commune interpret this Friends episode. However, their performance has little to do with the actual episode and only reiterates several of the show's running gags. Later in the episode they are seen playing in an inflatable pool with umbrellas, reenacting the opening sequence of Friends.

    • Trivia: The kid that walks in on Rachel and Barry is the same kid that was sitting in the dentists chair in "The One With the Sonogram at the End" when Rachel went to give her engagement ring back.

    • Trivia: Jennifer Grey is famous for playing Jeanie Bueller in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The movie did spawn a television series, Ferris Bueller, but it did not fare as well. However, it did introduce a young Jennifer Aniston playing the role of Jeanie Bueller.

    • Continuity: The back closet, later called the "secret closet," is open during the scene where Joey calls Sydney. In it you can see what looks like coats hanging up, but in "The One with the Secret Closet" Chandler claims to have never seen what's in there, and when he does, it's not coats hanging up neatly.

      Additionally, the door opens from the left, inwards, when in "The One with the Secret Closet", it opens from the right, outwards.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Rachel: (To Monica, quietly) We ended up having sex in his chair.
      Monica: (Loudly) You had sex in his chair?!... I said that a little too loudly, didn't I?
      Ross: You, you had what?
      Phoebe: Sex in his chair.

    • Chandler: She's on the other line, she's going to call me be back. She's on the other line, she's going to call me be back. (Dancing)
      Monica: Don't you have to pee?
      Chandler: That's why I'm dancing.

    • Chandler: I'm going to the bathroom. Will you watch my phone?
      Monica: Why not take it with you?
      Chandler: Hey, we haven't been on a second date, and she needs to hear me pee?
      Monica: Why don't you just call her?
      Chandler: I can't call her. I left a message. I have some pride.
      Monica: Do you?
      Chandler: No!

    • Monica: (Looking out the window) Look look! He's doing it again, the guy with the telescope!
      Phoebe: Oh, my God! Go away! (Waving her arms) Stop looking in here!
      Monica: Great, now he's waving back.
      Joey: Man, we gotta do something about that guy. This morning, I caught him looking into our apartment. It creeps me out! I feel like I can't do stuff!
      Monica: What kinda stuff...?
      Joey: Will you grow up? I'm not talking about sexy stuff, but, like, when I'm cooking naked.
      Phoebe: You cook naked?
      Joey: Yeah, toast, oatmeal... nothing that spatters.

    • Rachel: Then we took a walk down to Bendel's. And I told him not to, but he got me a little bottle of Chanel.
      Ross: That's nice... Now, was that before or after you told him to stop calling, stop sending you flowers, and to generally leave you alone?
      Rachel: Right, well, we never actually got to that... Oh, it was just so nice to see him again, ya know? It was comfortable, it was familiar... it was just nice!
      Ross: That's, that's nice twice!

    • Chandler: I am telling you, years from now, schoolchildren will study it as one of the greatest first dates of all time. It was unbelievable! We could totally be ourselves, we didn't have to play any games...

    • Monica: (Looking out the window) Oh, my God. You guys! You gotta come see this! There's some creep out there with a telescope!
      Ross: I can't believe it! He's looking right at us!
      Rachel: Oh, that is so sick.
      Chandler: I feel violated. And not in a good way.
      Phoebe: How can people do that?
      (Pause)
      Oh, you guys, look! Ugly Naked Guy got gravity boots!

    • Monica: Brrrrrrrrring!
      Chandler: (Answering the phone desperately) Hello?! Hello?! (Realizes it was Monica)... Hell is filled with people like you.

    • Chandler: (On the phone, reading from a script) Oh, Danielle! I wasn't expecting the machine. Give me a call when you get a chance. (Rattles some dishes) Bye bye. (Hangs up) Oh God!
      Monica : That's what you've been working on for the past two hours?!
      Chandler: Hey, I've been honing!
      Ross: What was with the dishes?
      Chandler: Oh, uh, I want her to think I might be in a restaurant, ya know? I might have some kind of life, like I haven't been sitting around here honing for the past few hours.

    • Phoebe: If you want, you can call her machine and if she has a lot of beeps that means she probably didn't get her messages yet.
      Chandler: You don't think that makes me seem a little...?
      Ross: Desperate? Needy? Pathetic?
      Chandler: You obviously saw my personal ad.

    • Ross: (Doing a crossword puzzle) Heating device.
      Phoebe: Radiator.
      Ross: Five letters.
      Phoebe: Rditr.

    • Monica: I can't believe my parents are actually pressuring me to find one of you people.

    • Mindy: (To Rachel) You're like my best friend in the world, except for maybe Lori Schafer, who I don't talk to anymore because she's all bitter now that she lost the weight and it turns out she doesn't have a pretty face.

    • Phoebe: Why didn't you leave a message?
      Chandler: Because last time I left a spontaneous message, I ended up using the phrase "yes indeedy-o."

    • Chandler: I got her machine.
      Joey: Her answering machine?
      Chandler: No, interestingly enough her leaf-blower picked up...

    • Ross: (Doing a crossword puzzle) Four-letter word, circle or hoop.
      Chandler: (To the phone) Ring, damn it, ring!
      Ross: Thank you.

    • Chandler: I feel violated ... and not in a good way.

    • Monica: Isn't this the same Barry you left at the altar?
      Joey: Duh, where have you been?

    • Phoebe: Stop being so testosteroney!
      Chandler: Which, by the way, is the real San Francisco treat.

    • Chandler: I can't believe you would actually say that! I would much rather be Mr. Peanut than Mr. Salty.
      Joey: No way... Mr. Salty is a sailor, right? He's gotta be, like, the toughest snack there is.
      Ross: I don't know. You don't wanna mess with corn nuts. They're crazy!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Joey: He's back. The peeper's back. Get down!
      Rachel: Get down?
      Chandler: And boogie.

      Chandler is referring to the song "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey.

    • Rachel: He took me to lunch at the Russian Tea Room. And I had that chicken, ya know where you poke it and all the butter squirts out.
      Phoebe: Not a good day for birds.
      Rachel: And then we took a walk down to Bendel's. And I told him not to, but he got me a bottle of Chanel.

      The Russian Tea Room is a famous restaurant in New York City. Henri Bendel is an upscale women's specialty store in New York City.
      The House of Chanel, more commonly known as Chanel, is a Parisian fashion house in France. It is famous for its signature perfume Chanel No. 5.

    • Phoebe: Call her. Stop being so testosterone-y.
      Chandler: Which, by the way, is the real San Francisco treat.

      Chandler was referring to Rice-A-Roni, a boxed food mix that consists of rice, vermicelli, seasonings, and sometimes other ingredients. It was called "The San Francisco Treat!", which is a registered trademark.

    • Chandler: I can't believe you would actually say that. I would much rather be Mr. Peanut than Mr. Salty.

      Mr. Peanut is the advertising logo and mascot of Planters. Mr. Salty was the advertising logo and mascot of Mr. Salty Pretzels made by Nabisco.

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