Season 4 Episode 16

The One with the Fake Party

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Although it's entirely possible for a strict vegetarian to go back to eating meat, most experts recommend doing so gradually, rather than diving right in with a T-bone as Phoebe did. Long-time vegetarians could experience indigestion and nausea from such an abrupt change.

    • Continuity: When Ross is writing on the Magna Doodle and Rachel bursts into the apartment, we see that he was writing "Joey enjoys the...", but was interrupted. After Emily arrives, the interrupted writing reads, "Joey eats little V...".

    • Trivia: This is the second time Rachel has attended a party at Monica's with a fat lip. The first time was in Season 1's "The One with the Monkey" where she got one in a tussle with a woman at the airport over a taxi ("I think that bitch cracked my tooth").

    • Goof: After Rachel chokes while trying to seduce Joshua with a cherry, Joshua goes to pat her with his right hand, in which you can clearly see he is holding a bottle. However when the angle changes, he is holding a cup in his right hand and now picks up the bottle from the table with his left hand.

    • Goof: When Rachel is sitting in the hall convincing Ross to go back inside, she has her left leg crossed behind her right leg. When the camera angle changes, her upper body is still twisted, indicating that she hasn't moved, but her legs aren't crossed anymore.

    • Continuity: Phoebe tells Joey that her "cool, pregnant lady glow" is from throwing up all morning. However, two episodes earlier in "The One with Joey's Dirty Day," Phoebe clearly states that she gets her morning sickness in the evening.

    • Magna Doodle: Joey enjoys the (Ross was interrupted while writing)
      Magna Doodle: Joey eats little V (Second version of Ross interrupted while writing)
      Magna Doodle: EMILY... BON VOY (with "BON VOY" crossed out) SEE YA!

    • Continuity: Rachel's year of birth is inconsistent. Her 30th birthday in "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" (2001) implies that Rachel was born in 1971, however, her 29th birthday in "The One Where Rachel Smokes" (1999) implies that she was born in 1970. In this episode (1998) Rachel says she is 28 implying she was born in 1970, but 15 months earlier in "The One Where Rachel Quits" (1996) Chandler says Rachel is 28, implying she was born in 1968.

  • Quotes

    • Phoebe: (looking for something to eat) God! Ooh! What is that smell? It's coming from the bathroom. Ooh!
      Chandler: Wow! Pregnancy does give you some weird cravings.

    • Monica: (to Chandler who's been speaking with an English accent) Hey, Ringo?! Every time Emily's around you talk like her--would you please cut it out!
      Chandler: Huh-ho! I think you like it... I think you can't resist me when I do it... (very British) You want to eat me up like a cream pumpet!
      Monica: (incredulous) Wh-what?!
      Chandler: Alright, look... I don't know all the words...

    • Ross: Yeah, she's got to go back to London. But you know what? I've been prepared for this from the start. We both knew we had two weeks together, and then that's it... y'know?
      Joey: Hey, that's what all my relationships are like.
      Chandler: Yes, but in Ross's case... they both know in two weeks that's it.

    • Joey: (to Phoebe who's upset about her baby craving meat) Hey, but at least you have that cool, pregnant lady glow...
      Phoebe: No, that's sweat! You throw up all morning and you'll have that glow, too.

    • Emily: (to Ross who wants to leave Rachel's fake party) But Ross, I'm having such a great time! Your sister has just been telling me that you used to dress up like little old ladies and host make-believe tea parties...
      Ross: (not amused) Monica said that... did she? (gives Monica's knee a firm shake) Oh, oh! Did she tell you that when she was little, she was partially responsible for new legislation regulating the strength of swing sets?

    • Joey: There was this scene in Footloose--
      Chandler: Flashdance.
      Joey: Yeah, yeah. With that plumber girl--
      Chandler: She was a welder.
      Joey: (snapping) What were you, like, in the movie?!

    • Monica: Or if you want to kiss him, umm, you could use mistletoe.
      Rachel: But it's not Christmas!
      Monica: ...or Spin the Bottle...?
      Rachel: ...and he's not eleven!

    • Chandler: There's a Phoebe on my sandwich!

    • (Pregnant, vegetarian Phoebe is feeling guilty about having eaten a meat sandwich)
      : Alright, look... Y'know when you're datin' someone and you don't wanna cheat on 'em unless it's with someone really hot...?
      Phoebe: Yeah, totally!
      Joey: Alright! Okay! Well, this is the same kinda deal--if you're gonna do somethin' wrong... (grabs two steaks out of the freezer and shows them to her) ...Do it right!!

    • Ross: (to Chandler) Whaddaya doin' to me? I mean... I'm tryin' to get Emily outta here and you keep talkin' to her... being all interesting and makin' her laugh! From now on, I don't want you to be funny anymore...
      Chandler: Y'know what? Rachel wants me to be funny... you don't want me to be funny... From now on, I'm gonna be funny sometimes... and not funny others!

    • (Rachel has told Ross that Monica's been showing Emily photos of him)
      Ross: What photo album was it?
      Rachel: I don't know... you and a bunch of albino kids...?
      Ross: (realizing) Oh, my God! Those weren't albino kids... that was computer camp!

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