Friends

Season 4 Episode 17

The One with the Free Porn

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 1998 on NBC
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Chandler and Joey find an unscrambled porn channel on their TV and refuse to turn it off for fear of losing it. Meanwhile, Phoebe receives some surprising news and Monica helps Ross come to a decision regarding Emily.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Shirley Jordan

Shirley Jordan

The Doctor

Guest Star

Helen Baxendale

Helen Baxendale

Emily Waltham

Recurring Role

Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

Frank Buffay Jr.

Recurring Role

Debra Jo Rupp

Debra Jo Rupp

Alice Knight-Buffay

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Phoebe says that the porn reminds her that she has to see her OBGYN, she looks at her wrist as if she's checking her watch, but there is clearly no watch on her wrist.

    • Goof: When Joey is asking Ross why he told Emily that he loves her, there is a bottle of juice right in front of him. In the next shot of Joey, there's two bottles, and in the next shot it's back to one again.

    • Magna Doodle: Clean bathroom
      Magna Doodle: Knock knock... Who's there? PORN!

    • Goof: Rachel is making a cup of tea, she pours the water into the cup and then she pulls out the tea bag but the tea bag isn't wet!

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Mr. Treeger: (bellowing from the bathroom) Oh, man!!
      Joey: What is that?
      Chandler: Treeger's snaking the shower drain.
      Mr. Treeger: (from the bathroom) What in the name of hell?!
      Joey: Maybe he found your flip-flop.

    • Chandler: Hey!
      Joey: Whoa, is this porn? What did I do, I must've hit something on the remote!
      Chandler: Do we pay for this?
      Joey: No, we didn't pay our cable bill. Maybe this is how they punish us.
      Chandler: Maybe we shouldn't pay our phone bill. Free phone sex.
      Joey: Maybe we shouldn't pay our gas bill!

    • Mr. Treeger: It was like finding money.
      Chandler: Like finding money with naked people on it!

    • Chandler: We don't know what could make this go away...
      Joey: ...so no one touches the remote... and no one touches the TV.
      Chandler: ...and no one touches the air around the TV...
      Joey: Imagine a protective porn bubble, if you will.

    • Monica: Do you love her?
      Ross: We said it was only gonna be two weeks, y'know?
      Monica: You love her!
      Ross: What is love, really...?
      Monica: Ohhh... I knew you loved her!

    • Monica: Then you need to go to the airport and tell her... You're probably just gonna catch her just as she's about to go to the gate. You're gonna call out her name and say, "I love you!" ...and she's gonna say, "I love you, too!" ...and you guys are going to have the most amazing kiss--everyone at the gate will applaud!
      Ross: I am a good kisser.
      Monica: Then you two can... can sneak into the cockpit, and things will start to heat up, and then a stewardess comes in... (Ross looks at her) ...I've been watching too much porn.

    • Phoebe: So in a few months I'm going to have three full-grown babies just walking around inside me? Oh, oh... and it's going to be like one of those log rides when they just come shooting out!

    • Phoebe: Good news! You're gonna have three babies!
      Alice: Three babies?! Oh... oh... 
      Frank Jr: (fists up, shouting triumphantly) I've finally got my band!!

    • Monica: Did you do what I said? Did you tell her?
      Ross: I did.
      Monica: And, what did she say?
      Ross: "Thank-you."
      Monica: You're totally welcome. What did she say?
      Ross: She said, "Thank-you." I said, "I love you"... and she said, "Thank-you."
      Monica: That's not right.

    • Chandler: (to Ross about Emily) Did you say you love her?
      Joey: Yeah, what you were trying to get her to do?

    • Joey: (to Ross about Emily) Play hard to get...
      Ross: She already lives in London!
      Joey: So, you go to Tokyo!

    • Rachel: (about Phoebe's case) What you got there?
      Phoebe: Oh this? I'm glad you asked. (pulls a knife from the case and an empty pop can) Now, don't you hate it when you have to cut a tin can with an ordinary steak knife? (cuts can in half) Now, I know what you're thinking...
      Chandler: Pregnant woman slays four?

    • Monica: When Rachel was with Paolo, what did you do?
      Ross: I made fun of his accent.

    • Phoebe: Okay. You know how people need transportation, but they also need massages to help them relax? So I just figured we could combine the two, okay? I give the massages and Frank drives! I can fix up the van, bolt the table in the back, and you know what I've got?
      Chandler: A place where no one will ever get out alive?

    • Chandler: (arriving home) I was just at the bank and there was this really hot teller, and she didn't ask me to go do it with her in the vault!
      Joey: Same kind of thing happened to me! Woman pizza-delivery guy comes over, gives me the pizza, takes the money, and leaves!
      Chandler: What? No, "Nice apartment, I bet the bedrooms are huge?"
      Joey: No! Nothing!
      Chandler: Y'know what? ...we have to turn off the porn.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Chandler: We spent the last two hours watching In and Out and In Again.
      The porn movie title is a parody of In & Out, a 1997 comedy starring Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Tom Selleck, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Newhart, and Wilford Brimley. It was one of major Hollywood's few attempts at a comedic gay movie.

    • Chandler: It's the theme from Good Will Humping.
      "Good Will Humping" is a parody of the film title, Good Will Hunting, a 1997 movie directed by Gus Van Sant. The film is about a troubled prodigy who works as a mere janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, despite the fact that his knowledge of and facility with higher mathematics far outstrips that of anyone at the University.

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