Season 2 Episode 11

The One with the Lesbian Wedding

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Joey and Chandler are lamenting the fact that there are only lesbians at Carol and Susan's wedding, but they would obviously have straight friends as well. To begin with, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Mrs. Green are straight. Surely there are some others such as work acquaintances and family friends. Admittedly, it would take a little looking, but it shouldn't be a foregone conclusion that there are only lesbian women there.

    • Factual Error: Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the state of New York until 2011.

    • Goof: When Susan asks Ross to dance, she says that he can lead. As they begin dancing, however, she assumes the traditional male position, her left hand holding his right, her right hand on his waist. Then, when the camera changes angles, Ross is suddenly leading. It's possible that a short scene was deleted where Ross points out to Susan that she is leading, and they switch.

    • Goof: When Monica is talking to Ross about catering Carol and Susan's wedding, Chandler is putting something back in the fridge. He closes the door and puts his hands in his pants pockets. When the camera angle changes, however, his hands are no longer in his pockets as he starts to sing.

    • Factual Error: Days of our Lives films in Burbank, California, but somehow Joey auditioned and films in New York City.

  • Quotes

    • Carol: (about Ben) So how did everything go?
      Ross: Oh, great. Great. There was a projectile, uh... throwing-up incident, but... he started it.

    • Carol: (about Susan) We're... getting married.
      Ross: As in, "I now pronounce you wife and wife" married?
      Carol: Anyway, we'd like you to come, but we totally understand if you don't want to.
      Ross: Why wouldn't I want to come? I had fun at the first wedding.

    • Joey: It really hit me last night. I'm gonna be on Days Of Our Lives. Then I started thinking about all of us and how these are the days of our lives.

    • Joey: (about Carol and Susan's wedding) Are you really not going?
      Ross: I am really not going. I don't get it. They already live together, why do they need to get married?
      Monica: They love each other, and they want to celebrate that love with the people that are close with them.
      Ross: If you wanna call that a reason.

    • Chandler: (singing to Ross) Who's the bitterest man in the living room, the bitterest man in the living room? Hi, neighbor!

    • Ross: She's my ex-wife. If she were marrying a guy, none of you'd expect me to be there.
      Joey: Hey, if she were marrying a guy, she'd be, like, the worst lesbian ever!

    • Rachel: (just getting home--the gang is watching "Days of Our Lives") Did I miss it? Did I miss it?
      Joey: No, I'm on right after this guy shoots himself.

    • Chandler: Well, I've got to get to work, I've got a big dinosaur bone to inspect.
      Ross: No, no. That's me.
      Chandler: Oh, yeah.

    • Ross: (to Phoebe) Is everything okay?
      Phoebe: Um, no, huh-uh. One of my clients died on the massage table today.
      Ross: Oh, my God.
      Chandler: That's a little more relaxed than you want them to get.

    • Phoebe: Yeah, it's just so strange. I mean, she probably woke up today and thought, "Okay, I'll have some breakfast, and then I'll take a little walk, and then I'll have my massage..." Little did she know God was thinking, "Okay, but... that's it!"

    • Monica: (planning Carol and Susan's wedding menu) God, this is so hard! I can't decide between lamb or duck.
      Chandler: Well, of course, lambs are scarier, otherwise the movie would have been called Silence of the Ducks.

    • Rachel: (holding a tray of coffee) Okay, who ordered what?
      Ross: Oh, I believe I ordered the half-drunk cappuccino with the lipstick on the rim.
      Chandler: Yes, and this with the cigarette butt in it, is that decaf?

    • Mrs Green: (coming into Central Perk) There she is!
      Rachel: Mom! (runs to her and gives her a hug)
      Mrs. Green: Sweetie! (looking around) So this is where you work... Oh, it's wonderful! Is it a living room? Is it a restaurant? Who can tell? But I guess that's the fun.

    • Mrs. Green: Monica! You look gorgeous! Oh, my! The last time I saw you, it was eat or be eaten.

    • Mrs. Green: So, what do you think of my daughter in the apron with the big job?
      Rachel: Oh, Mom!
      Mrs Green: If you didn't pour the coffee, no one would have anything to drink.
      Chandler: Believe me, sometimes that happens.

    • Mrs. Green: (looking out the window) Oh, my God! There's an unattractive nude man playing the cello!
      Rachel: Yeah, well, just be glad he's not playing a smaller instrument.

    • Mrs. Green: (to Rachel) I see you here and I keep thinking, "Why can't I have this?" I want adventures... I want to hang out... I want a Chandler.

    • Ross: And you had no idea that they weren't getting along?
      Rachel: None!
      Joey: They didn't fight a lot?
      Rachel: No, they didn't even talk to each other! How was I supposed to know they were having problems?

    • Chandler: (to Rachel) You know it's funny. When my parents got divorced, they sent me to this shrink and she told me that all kids have a tendency to blame themselves. But in your case, it's actually kind of true.

    • Phoebe: Do you wanna sit?
      Mr. Adelman: Oh, no, please, I spent most of mid-morning trying to stand up.

    • Mr. Adelman: Oh, wait, I remember, she also said she wanted to sleep with me one last time.
      Phoebe: I'm sorry, there's laughing in my head.

    • Mrs. Green: Oh, this is so much fun! Just the girls. Y'know what we should do? Does anybody have any... (whispering) marijuana?
      Rachel: God! (to Monica) Did my mother just ask if we have pot?
      Monica: Alright, look... no one's smoking pot around all this food!

    • Mrs Green: (about smoking pot) That's fine. I never did it. I just thought I might. So... what's new in sex?
      Rachel: Oh! What's new in sex?!

    • Mrs. Green(to Rachel, about divorcing her father) Well, I guess I figured of all people, you would understand.
      Rachel: Why on earth would I understand this?!
      Mrs. Green: (sadly) You didn't marry your Barry, honey... but I married mine.

    • Monica: Alright people, we're in trouble here. We've only got twelve hours and thirty-six minutes left. Move, move, move!
      Chandler: Monica! I feel like you should have German subtitles!

    • Monica: Joey, speed it up!
      Joey: I'm sorry, it's the pigs... they're reluctant to get in the blankets!

    • Phoebe: (about being behind schedule) Monica, how did this happen? I thought you had this all planned out.
      Monica: Do you want me to cry? Is that what you want? Do you wanna see me cry?
      Phoebe: Sir! No sir!

    • Monica: Ross, if you don't help me, I'm going to take the little cocktail sausages and create a new appetizer called pigs in Ross!

    • Carol: I mean, I knew they were having trouble with this whole thing, but they're my parents. They're supposed to give me away and everything.
      Ross: It's okay... I'm sorry...
      Carol: And then Susan and I got in this big fight because I said maybe we should call off the wedding, and she said we weren't doing it for them, we were doing it for us, and if I couldn't see that, then maybe we should call off the wedding. I don't know what to do.
      Ross: I... uh... can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I think Susan's right.
      Carol: You do?
      Ross: Look, do you love her? ...and you don't have to be too emphatic about this.
      Carol: Of course I do.

    • Chandler: The world is my lesbian wedding!

    • Officiant: Friends, family... we're gathered here today, to join Carol and Susan in holy matrimony...
      Phoebe: (possessed by Mrs. Adelman) Oh, my God! Now I've seen everything!

    • Mrs. Green: I just danced with a wonderfully large woman... and three other girls made eyes at me over at the buffet. Oh, I'm not saying it's something I want to pursue, but it's nice to know I have options.

    • Susan: You wanna dance?
      Ross: No... that's fine...
      Susan: C'mon... I'll let ya lead...
      Ross: (after giving it some thought) ...Okay.

    • Chandler: (talking to a lesbian) Penis, schmenis... we're all people, right?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Joey: It just seems so futile, y'know? All these women, and nothing! I feel like Superman without my powers, y'know? I have the cape, and yet I cannot fly.
      Superman is a comic book superhero, originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.

    • Phoebe: Who's Soupy Sales?
      Soupy Sales is an American comedian and actor, who was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • Phoebe: (possessed by Mrs. Adelman) Talk about crap. Try listening to Stella Neidman tell the story about her and Rod Steiger for the hundredth time.
      Rod Steiger was an American Academy Award-winning actor.

    • Chandler: (singing to Ross) Who's the bitterest man in the living room? The bitterest man in the living room? Hi, neighbor.
      Chandler is imitating Fred Rogers performing the theme song from the children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood , although he has altered the lyrics.

    • Chandler: Well, of course, lambs are scarier. Otherwise the movie would've been called Silence of the Ducks.
      The Silence of the Lambs, a psychological thriller, is a 1991 Academy Award-winning movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodi Foster. It centers around fictional serial killer Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lector, who from prison, helps FBI-agent Clarice Starling find serial killer Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. Hopkins won the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Lector and Foster won the best actress Oscar.

    • Rachel: (after hearing that her mother wants to be more like her by getting a divorce) Well, couldn't she just have copied my haircut?
      Jennifer Aniston's (Rachel's) haircut was one of the most copied haircuts in the world at the time.