Season 1 Episode 20

The One with the Evil Orthodontist

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Continuity: The back closet, later called the "secret closet", is open during many of the phone call scenes in Monica's kitchen. In it, you can see what looks like coats hanging up and other conventional storage. But in "The One with the Secret Closet", we're told that no one has ever seen into it, and when we finally do see inside, there's nothing but clutter. Additionally, in that episode the door opens from the right, outwards, but in this episode, it opens inward from the left.

  • Quotes

    • 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 dunno... You don't wanna mess with Corn Nuts... They're crazy!!

    • Monica: (looking out the window) Oh, my God. You guys! You gotta come see this! There's some creep out there with a telescope!
      (Everyone rushes to the window) 
      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?
      (Everyone but Phoebe turns and walks back from the window)
      Phoebe: Oh, you guys, look! Ugly Naked Guy's got gravity boots!

    • Chandler: I am telling you, years from now, schoolchildren will study it as one of the greatest first dates of all time.
      Phoebe: Oh-ho! Yayyy!
      Chandler: I'll say, yay! It was unbelievable! We could totally be ourselves, we didn't have to play any games...
      Monica: So, have you called her yet?
      Chandler: ...And let her know I like her? What're you, insane?!

    • Monica: (about the guys' sexual politics) Oh! I can't believe my parents are actually pressuring me to find one of you people.

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

    • Chandler: (after phoning his new girlfriend) I got her machine.
      Joey: Her answering machine?
      Chandler: No, interestingly enough, her leaf-blower picked up...

    • 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."

    • Rachel: (about her luncheon date with Barry) 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, y'know? It was comfortable, it was familiar... it was just nice!
      Ross: (laughing uncomfortably) That's, that's nice twice!

    • Monica: (to Rachel) Isn't this the same Barry you left at the altar?
      Joey: Duhhh! Where have you been?

    • 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 emotionally exhausted) 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, y'know? I might have some kind of life... like I haven't been sitting around here "honing" for the last two hours.

    • Monica: (looking out the window) Look look! He's doing it again, the guy with the telescope!
      Phoebe: Oh, my God! Go away! (starts 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: (coquettishly) What kind of 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.

    • Phoebe: (about Danielle not returning Chandler's call) 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.

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

    • Monica: (sneaking up behind Chandler who's staring at his phone) Brrrrrrrring!
      Chandler: (answering desperately) Hello?! Hello?! (realizes it was Monica) ...Hell is filled with people like you.

    • 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!

    • Chandler: (just off the phone with Danielle) She's on the other line, she's gonna call me be back... (leaps from the chair and starts dancing around, chanting) She's on the other line, she's gonna call me back...
      Monica: Don't you have to pee?
      Chandler: That's why I'm dancin'...

    • Mindy: (to Rachel in Central Perk) You're like my oldest friend in the world, except for 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.

    • (Mindy has asked Rachel to be her maid-of-honor, not realizing that Rachel has slept with her fiancé, Barry)
      Mindy: (to Rachel) When Barry was engaged to you... he and I... kind of... had a little thing on the side...
      Rachel: (taken aback) What?
      Mindy: I know, I know... and when he proposed to me everyone said, "Don't do it--he's just gonna do to you what he did to Rachel", and... now I feel so stupid!
      Rachel: Huh-huh... Hmmm... (patting Mindy's hand) Oh, Mindy... Oh, you are so stupid...

    • Ross: (doing a crossword puzzle) Four-letter word, "Circle or hoop".
      Chandler: (to the phone) Ring, damn it, ring!
      Ross: Thank you.

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

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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... y'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 is alluding 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, an American snack food company and division of Kraft Foods.
      Mr. Salty was the advertising logo and mascot of Mr. Salty Pretzels made by Nabisco.