Season 9 Episode 17

The One with the Memorial Service

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 13, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Chandler's jokey entry on his and Ross's college website leads to a fake burial service for the allegedly dead and obviously unpopular Geller. Joey refuses to give Emma his favorite stuffed animal. Phoebe begs Monica to help her avoid a post-breakup tryst with Mike.

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  • Dosen't fail as another perfect season 9 episode.

    This season has been pretty much perfect and this episode dosen't fall short.

    Chandler and Ross are making lies up on an alumni page resulting in a fake memorial and "party boys for Chandler." Monica tries to keep Mike and Phoebe away from each other, while Rachel tries to keep original hugsy with Emma and away from Joey.

    Funny from beggining to end. The dialogue is smart as always.moreless
  • Chandler Plays A Joke On Ross That Ends Up Saying That He Is Dead & Also Leads To A Faux Memorial Service For Him. Joey Won't Give Emma 'Hugsy' (Stuffed Animal) & Monica Tries To Keep Mike & Phoebe Apart.moreless

    This Is SO Funny! Chandler States On Ross's Alumni College Website That He Had *** With Dinosaurs, Ross In Turn, Says That Chandler Is Gay (Proven With A Picture!) Then Chandler Decides To Get Back At Him And States On His College Website That Ross Had Died After Getting Hit By A Blimp! This Leads To A Faux Memorial Service, Which Only 1 Person Turned Up To!

    Joey Won't Give Emma 'Hugsy'A Stuffed Animal, He Tries To Steal 'Hugsy' Back But With No Luck.

    Monica TRIES To Keep Mike & Phoebe Apart, After They Break Up, But The Two Ended Up Kissing :)

    Hilarious Episode!moreless
  • Ross fakes he is dead.

    Good episode. Chandler and Ross go on to their college website where Chandler and Ross end up making untrue statements about each other. First Chandler says Ross sleeps with dinosaurs!! Lol that was funny! Then Ross says Chandler is gay But Chandler says Ross is dead which leads to a lot. Ross even gets angry when no one cares he is dead and fakes his own memorial service. Phoebe and Mike can't get over each other and end up kissing.moreless
  • funny

    Chandler's jokey entry on his and Ross's college website leads to a faux burial service for the allegedly dead and obviously unpopular Gellar which causes an all out fight between them in a prank war. chandler says that ross has sex with dinosaurs and then ross photoshops pictures of chandler into gay porn pictures. Joey refuses to give Emma his favorite stuffed animal hugsie so he buys her a new one but she only wants the original because it reminds her of her favourite uncle joey. Phoebe begs Monica to help her avoid a post breakup tryst with Mike with hilarious results.moreless
  • Ross and CHandler write rumors on internet about each other. Monica tries to stop Phaeobe from goin to see mike. Rachel gives Mr. Hugsy(joey's fav. stuffed animal) to emma. Joey tries to get it back.moreless

    A fine example of Friends. I love the whole Chandler/Ross storyline. I love how they make Chandler writes that he dided from getting hit by a blimp. (you know it kills 1 american(s) a year. lol I think Ross's was worse though because Chandler has always been suspected to be gay. ( which is IS not)

    I also like the Joey Rachel story. I love how joey is trying to do the right thing but the kid inside him needs the penguin. I love how they make him take it back at the end. the only thing I didn't like about this episode that they reveal mike's speech has been done before.moreless
Jonathan Slavin

Jonathan Slavin


Guest Star

Ernie Grunwald

Ernie Grunwald


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Ivana Milicevic

Ivana Milicevic


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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Mike Hannigan

Recurring Role

Alexandra and Athina Conley

Alexandra and Athina Conley

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: In the opening scene at Ross's apartment, we can see that Rachel's "Excelsior" sewing machine poster is still on the wall, even though it has been several weeks since she moved out. This poster was in her rooms at both Monica's and Joey's apartments.

    • Trivia: Phoebe says "Damn you Monica Geller-Bing." However it is revealed in "The One with Princess Consuela" that Monica never changed her last name.

    • Continuity: In "The One with Joey's New Brain", Phoebe tells the owner of the cellphone they found that she lives in apartment 14. But in this episode. when Mike and Monica are standing at Phoebe's door, her apartment number is 16.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Ross: Have you seen this? It's a new alumni website for college! It's cool! You can post messages for people, let everyone know what you're up to.
      Chandler: Great. A faster way to tell people that I'm unemployed and childless.
      Ross: It's actually kinda interesting to find out what people are doing... Remember Andrea Rich...?
      Chandler: The tall girl who wouldn't sleep with you?
      Ross: Uh huh... Well, her Internet company went under and she lost an ear in a boating accident.
      Chandler: Bet she'd sleep with you now!
      Ross: (after an awkward pause) No... I already emailed her.

    • Chandler: (reading from Ross's alumni webpage) You split with Carol because you have different interests? I think you split with Carol because you had one very similar interest!

    • Rachel: Hey! How was basketball?
      Joey: Oh, it was a lot of fun right up until Chandler got a finger in the eye!
      Rachel: Oh, no! Who did that?
      Joey: Chandler.

    • Ross: (about his Chandler-enhanced webpage) I have sex with dinosaurs?!
      Chandler: (with a degree of pride) I believe I read that somewhere...
      Ross: Not only is it not funny, it's physically impossible, okay? Depending on the species, I'd have to have a six-foot long... It's not funny!!

    • Monica: (reading from the alumni website) Why would Ross tell your entire college class that you are " gay as the day is long"?
      Chandler: Because I told people he likes to have sex with dinosaurs.
      Monica: That's different. That's obviously a lie. This could easily be true!

    • Ross: (to Chandler) I'm dead?!

    • Ross: Posting that I died? That really isn't funny!
      Chandler: Well... how you died was funny.
      Ross: Oh, please! Hit by a blimp?
      Chandler: (starting to sob) It kills over one Americans every year!

    • Phoebe: Damn you, Monica Geller-hyphen-Bing!

    • Rachel: Should I be concerned that a button fell off the old Hugsy and I can't find it?
      Joey: Oh, no, don't worry about that. I swallowed that years ago.

    • Monica(to Phoebe when there's a knock on the door) Who's that?
      Phoebe: I ordered Chinese food.
      (Monica opens the door to find Mike)
      Phoebe: (pretending surprise) What are the chances?! One billion Chinese people and they send Mike!

    • Chandler: (about Ross's "edited" photo of him) So that's what I'd look like if I worked out... and was being serviced by a policeman.

    • Ross: (about the website) You get sixty responses just for comin' outta the closet! I didn't get one response... and, and I'm dead!
      Chandler: Well, the gay community's a lot more vocal than the dead community.

    • Rachel: You're gonna take Hugsy away from a little child?
      Joey: How do you think I got him in the first place?!

    • Ross: (to Monica and Chandler) It's been an hour and not one of my classmates has shown up! I tell you, when I actually die, some people are gonna get seriously haunted!

    • Ross: I'm dead and no one cares?
      Monica: I look like a man?
      Chandler: Please, one ridiculous problem at a time!
      Ross: This isn't ridiculous. Look around! No one's here!
      Chandler: You gave them one day's notice! Not everyone in our class checks the website everyday! ...and Monica, it's probably the way you stand.

    • Kori: Hi, I'm here for Ross Geller's memorial service.
      Chandler: Kori? Kori Weston?
      Kori: Yeah.
      Chandler: Whew! You look amazing!
      Kori: And you are...?
      Chandler: (vigorously shaking her hand) Chandler, Chandler Bing. I'm not gay, I'm not gay at all.
      Monica: You are married, though!
      Chandler: Don't listen to him. He's in a really bad mood.

    • Ross: (on the phone with his mother) Actually, no. Even if I had died, you would not be left childless... (after listening for a moment) Monica!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Monica: (on the phone) He just kept making me watch Moulin Rouge! 
      Moulin Rouge is a 2001 musical remake of Verdi's opera, "La Traviata." Set in a cabaret in Paris, it stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.