Season 3 Episode 6

The One with the Flashback

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Janice: Who of the six of you has slept with who of the six of you?
      Phoebe: Wow, it's like a dirty math problem.

    • Janice: I'm sorry, I find it hard to believe that a group of people who spends as much time together as you guys do, has never bumped uglies.

    • Phoebe: (looking out the window) Wow, Cute Naked Guy's really starting to put on weight.

    • Chandler: I'm never gonna find a roommate, ever.
      Phoebe: Why, nobody good?
      Chandler: Well let's see, there was the guy with the ferrets. That's plural. The spitter. Oh, and the guy who enjoyed my name so much he felt the need to make a little noise every time he said it. "Nice to meet you Chandler Bing, BING!" "Great apartment Chandler Bing, BING!"
      Ross: So how many more do you have tomorrow?
      Chandler: Two. This photographer, who seemed really dull. And this actor guy, who I'm not sure about, because when he called and I answered the phone "Chandler Bing," he said "Whoa, short message."

    • Monica: Ross, foot on the floor, or come over no more.

    • Joey: Don't worry, I'm totally okay with the gay thing.
      Chandler: What gay thing?
      Joey: Uh, just... you know, the whole people being gay... thing... totally cool with it.

    • Monica: Get ready for me to whip your butt!
      Chandler: Okay, but after that, we're shootin' some pool!

    • Rachel: (to the waitress) Excuse me. Hello. My friend ordered an onion, not an olive, and I ordered a rum and Diet Coke... which I don't think this is.
      Waitress: I am so sorry.
      Rachel: That's all right. (to her friends) I mean, how hard is it to get a couple of drinks right, huh?

    • Phoebe: (answers the door to find Heckles looking disturbed) No, no! Mr. Heckles, no one is making any noise up here!
      Mr. Heckles: You're disturbing my oboe practice.
      Phoebe: You don't play the oboe.
      Mr. Heckles: I could play the oboe...
      Phoebe: Well, then I'm going to have to ask you to keep it down. (slams the door)

    • Phoebe: Do you know that I couldn't sleep for, like, a month because I got a dot of ink on one of the sofa cushions?
      Monica: Well, you could have just turned the cushion over.
      Phoebe: I would have, except I had a big spaghetti stain on the other side.
      Monica: What?!
      Phoebe: See, this is what I'm talking about. I need to live in a land where people can spill!
      Monica: You can spill... in the sink.

    • Ross: My marriage... I think my marriage is, um... kind of over.
      Phoebe: Oh, no... Why?
      Ross: Because Carol's a lesbian... and I'm not one... And apparently it's not a mix-and-match situation.

    • Ross: (about Carol) Maybe this wouldn't have happened if I'd been more nurturing, or I'd paid more attention, or I had a uterus.

    • Ross: (his foot gets caught in the pool table's pocket while making out with Phoebe) I can't get it out.
      Phoebe: That's not something a girl wants to hear.
      Ross: Sorry... Ow!
      Phoebe: What?
      Ross: Stupid balls are in the way...

    • Ross: (morose) My wife's a lesbian.
      Joey: Cool!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rachel: Don't say anything. I don't wanna speak. I don't wanna think. I just want you to take me and kiss me and make love to me right here right now. (Rachel hits the jukebox and the music starts playing).
      On the TV show Happy Days, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli would hit the jukebox to make the music play.

    • Chandler: So, uh, what are you watching?
      Joey: Baywatch.
      Chandler: What's it about?
      Joey: Lifeguards.
      Chandler: Well, it sounds kind of stu... Who's she?
      Joey: Nicole Eggert. We like her.
      Baywatch was a popular American television series about the lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of California. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baywatch is the most watched TV show in the world of all time.
      Nicole Eggert is an American actress who jumped to fame with her role as Summer Quinn on Baywatch.

    • Monica: (referring to Rachel's wedding ring) You can't even see where the Titanic hit it!
      The Titanic was supposed to be an unsinkable liner but struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Its fate has been turned into an Academy Award-winning film Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.