Season 8 Episode 6

The One with the Halloween Party

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Monica and Chandler decide to throw a costumed Halloween party. Phoebe runs into Ursula, who's getting married next week, and invites her and her fiancé to the party.

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  • 805

    I have to say Lisa Kudrow stole the show here. Playing Phoebe and the opposite of Phoebe, Ursula, is something that she pulled off brilliantly. The plot was interesting. Phoebe falling in love with Ursula's finace, Eric. It's even harder when Phoebe finds out that Ursula has been lying to Eric.

    Phoebe: She is lying! And I bet I can prove it. Excuse me. (She grabs Ursula's purse and starts going through it and finds some papers.) Okay. Okay. Yeah-Not a prayer chain, but what looks like a detailed drawing of a bank floor plan. (Holds up her nametag.) I could not stop laughing at that line. There was definitely a lot more memorable moments, probably too much to mention. Rachel trying to be nice to the kids was funny. Chandler vs. Ross at arm wrestling was absolutely hilarious. Joey fit in perfectly, and Mona felt out of place. I just don't see her as Ross's girlfriend. I just see her as some random date or hookup, I just have trouble getting used to her probably because there's noting strange or quirky about her. She's just plain jane. All the costumes were also hilarious, and I have to say, this is a great Halloween special. It still manages to be eventful as well with Phoebe & Eric. Hilarious episode.moreless
  • Halloween special

    Monica throws a Halloween custom party at her and Chandler's appartment. Ross takes Mona to the party. Phoebe invites Ursula and her fiancé, who Phoebe now feels attracted to. Monica dresses up as catwoman, Phoebe as supergirl, Rachel as a "woman who bought a fancy dress and wants to use it", Ross as "doody", Chandler as a pink bunny, and Joey as Chandler.

    This one, The One with the Halloween Party, was so amazing. Was so so funny. The fact that Monica thought Ross could beat up Chandler was hilarious. Rachel paying the children because she ran out of candy was so funny. And the costumes, the costumes were so funny. Ross's Doody, Chandler's pink rabbit and Joey's Chandler were the best. Also, Monica looked hot in her catwoman costume, lol.moreless
  • Thumbs up

    Thumbs up to those writers I would say if I met them. Great episode, only watched it about hmmm.... COUNTLESS TIMES. How the writers came up with stuff like that is really really really beond me or anyone. Love the whole "Ross came as doody thing" and the beautiful pink bunny costume.

    I really disliked Rachel in this episode though and I didnt feel that she was funny at all in it but they had to have her to glue the whole show together.

    My favroutie costume would definetly have to go to Joey but they didn't make it too obious to laugh at before he said that he was Chandler.

    All in all great episode.moreless
  • the friends celebrate halloween...

    Monica and Chandler decide to throw a costume halloween party at the last minute and the friends come as some intresting characters.

    Ross is spud-nik (a giant potato!), Chandler is a giant pink bunny, Joey is Chandler, Phoebe is Super girl, Monica is Cat woman and Rachel is 'a women who spent a lot of money on a dress and is wearing it because soon she wont be able to fit into it'.

    Meanwhile, Phoebe bumps into her twin sister (Ursala), and makes a shocking discovery when she finds that Ursala is getting married next week, so she invites her and her fiance to the party so that she can meet him.moreless
  • Halloween on Friends!

    Good episode! Its halloween and Monica has a halloween party where she dresses up as catwoman, Chandler a pink bunny, Phoebe supergirl, Ross some potatoe dude and Rachel and Joey didn't dress up. Phoebe's costume was the best! Chandler was funny because he has to wear that costume. Ross trys to impress Mono and makes Chandler let him win in a arm westle. I can't believe Joey said that when Mono came he was like I was right you did come as a sluty nurse and Mono was like no just a nurse!moreless
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Emily Osment

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Bonnie Somerville

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James Michael Tyler

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • This is the second time one of the friend's regular outfit is thought to be a costume. In this episode Ursula insinuates that Phoebe's outfit is her halloween costume and in "The One With The Holiday Armadillo" the man at the costume shop asks Ross if he is there to return the pants he is wearing.

    • It's unusual how they all agree Ross could win against Chandler and then in the season 7 episode Monica and Chandler's wedding when Ross tells Chandler he would kick his ass they all laugh it off.

    • Goof: When Rachel comes back to the party and talks to Joey, Joey picks up a piece of food and sets it back down. When the camera angle changes, he is suddenly eating something.

    • Goof: Throughout the episode the size of Chandler's carrot keeps changing in between shots.

    • Goof: When Phoebe meets Ursula's fiance, he takes a napkin to wipe the sweat out of his right eye. When the shot changes, he's wiping his left eye. When he starts wiping his forehead, the shot changes and suddenly he's wiping his eye again.

    • Trivia: Chandler's favorite book as a child was The Velveteen Rabbit. That was also his old girlfriend Kathy's favorite book.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Monica and Chandler are arm wrestling, and seem to be at about the same level of strength. Yet, in other episodes, all the characters admit Monica is "freakishly strong."

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Monica: (When Joey comes in wearing a sweater vest and khakis) You didn't dress up either?
      Joey: Yes I did. I'm Chandler. (Sees Chandler's costume) Dude, what happened?
      Chandler: How is that me?
      Joey: Okay. I'm Chandler. Blah!!
      Phoebe: (Laughing, pointing at Chandler) That is so you!
      Chandler: When have I ever done that?
      Joey: (Imitating Chandler) When have I ever done that? Blah!

    • Monica: Joey, you read comic books, right?
      Joey: Exclusively.

    • Joey: Who do you think would win in a fight between Ross and Chandler?
      Monica: I can't answer that! Chandler's my husband.
      Joey: So Ross?
      Monica: Yeah.

    • Monica: I know it's last minute, but we decided to have a Halloween party.
      Phoebe: Oh good!
      Monica: And everybody has to wear costumes. (General discontent) Come on! It'll be fun!
      Ross: Well, I'll be there. I mean, I have to wear a costume to all my classes that day anyway so...
      Rachel: Please, tell me you're not gonna dress up like a dinosaur.
      Ross: Not two years in a row.

    • Phoebe: Okay, I can't let you do this! She's lying to you.
      Eric: What?
      Phoebe: She is lying! And I bet I can prove it. Excuse me. (She grabs Ursula's purse, goes through it, and finds some papers.) Okay. Okay. Yeah, not a prayer chain, but what looks like a detailed drawing of a bank floor plan.

    • Monica: (about Rachel's costume) What are you?
      Rachel: I am a woman who spent a lot of money on a dress because pretty soon, she won't be able to fit into it.
      Monica: Oh. I'm Catwoman, who wants to borrow the dress when you're too big for it.

    • Chandler: You're going down.
      Ross: Oh yeah? You're going further down! Downtown!
      Joey: Seriously guys, the trash talk is embarrassing.

    • Monica: Oh really? Okay? Well what would you say if I told you that, ya know, Ross or Chandler could beat you up?
      Joey: I would say, "Woman, please!"

    • Chandler: Prove it!
      Ross: Oh, I'll prove it. I'll prove it like a theorem.

    • Eric: I am so stupid. Of course she's lying; she's not a teacher. There's no such thing as the "Top Secret Elementary School for the Children of Spies."

    • Monica: It was either a pink bunny, or no bunny at all.
      Chandler: No bunny at all! Always no bunny at all!

    • Joey: Halloween is so stupid. Dressing up and pretending to be someone you're not.
      Chandler: You're an actor!

    • Monica: Hey, Ross.
      Ross: Hey.
      Monica: What are you supposed to be dressed up as?
      Ross: Oh, well, you remember the russian satellite Sputnik? Well, I am a potato or a spud and here are my antenna. so?
      Monica: So?
      Ross: I'm Spudnik. Spudnik!
      Chandler: Wow, I don't have the worst costume anymore.

    • Mona: (About Ross and Chandler arm-wrestling) Wow. They're both really strong.
      Joey: Or equally weak.

    • Rachel: Oh, I am just awful with children.
      Joey: Come on, you're good with kids. They're just crazy on Halloween. You know, they're all greedy and hopped-up on sugar.
      Rachel: Really? You think that's all it is?
      Joey: Absolutely. Halloween is the worst. Except for Christmas. And their birthdays. They kinda get a little crazy during the summer, too. And anytime they're hungry or sleepy. Yeah, kids are tough. Good luck with that.

    • Phoebe: The only reason he's marrying you is because he thinks all the things you were saying about yourself are true.
      Ursula: Well, they could be true.
      Phoebe: But they're not.
      Ursula: Yeah. It's a fine line, huh?

    • Phoebe: Ah, Catwoman. So we meet again.
      Monica: So we do, Supergirl.
      Phoebe: No, it's me. Phoebe!

    • Chandler: Hey, Joey is gonna be thrilled, he was hoping you'd come by as a slutty nurse.
      Mona: Um, actually I'm just a nurse.
      Chandler: Huh, you'd think that'd embarass me, but as you can see (Points at his pink bunny costume) I'm maxed out!

    • Eric: I teach the second grade.
      Phoebe: I love the second grade!
      Eric: Really?
      Phoebe: Yeah, it's so much better than first grade, when you don't know what's going on. And definitely better than third grade. You know, with the politics and the mind games.

    • Rachel: Monica, we need more candy.
      Monica: There've only been, like, four kids.
      Rachel: I know, but one of them just said she loved me, so I just gave her everything.
      Phoebe: No wonder you're pregnant.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Celui qui perturbait Halloween (The One Who Messed Up With Halloween)

    • When playing both Phoebe and Ursula, Lisa Kudrow's sister doubles for the shoulder shots.

    • This episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series (Kenny Tintorri).

      Also, this episode was nominated for a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Contemporary Makeup in Television (For a Single Episode of a Regular Series - Sitcom, Drama or Daytime).

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Ursula, played by Lisa Kudrow.

    • This episode runs 22:18 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).


    • Gunther comes to the party dressed as Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is the lead character in the Peanuts comics created by Charles Schultz.

    • Chandler: Howdy, doodie.

      This is a reference to the children's television show Howdy Doody.

    • Rachel: I don't suppose you saw the cover of British Vogue?

      Vogue is a fashion magazine that is published in several countries, including Britain and the United States.

    • Phoebe: Catwoman. So we meet again.
      Monica: So we do, Supergirl.

      Supergirl is a fictional character from the Superman series, published by DC Comics.
      Catwoman is a fictional character from the Batman series, published by DC Comics.

    • Ross: Remember the Russian satellite, Sputnik?

      The Russian satellite Sputnik was launched on October 4, 1957. It was the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

    • Joey: Leatherface from Texas Chain Saw Massacre! No wait, slutty Leatherface!

      Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a horror movie from 1974, and remade in 2003. The murderous character Leatherface is rumored to have been based on real-life serial killer Ed Gein.