Season 8 Episode 2

The One with the Red Sweater

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Monica and Chandler have a yellow KitchenAid stand mixer which can be seen on the kitchen counter. They received the exact same yellow mixer as a wedding gift which can be seen on the floor when Chandler comes home and notices all the opened gifts.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is talking to Rachel in Central Perk, she rips her Band-Aid off from her right arm. However, in the next scene, when Joey proposes to her, she has the Band-Aid on again.

    • Goof: Rachel's hair is over an inch longer in this episode than it was the morning of Monica and Chandler's wedding. This episode is supposed to take place the next day.

    • Continuity: Joey's age is not consistent. In "The One with the Birth" (1995) Joey says he is 25. In "The One Where Joey Moves Out" (1996) Joey says he is 28. In this episode (2001) Chandler says Joey is 32.

    • Continuity: Last season in "The One with the Engagement Picture", Chandler isn't able to make a normal face when having his picture taken. In this episode, he has no problem smiling for the camera.

    • Goof: When Rachel walks into Central Perk and finds Tag, she sets her purse down on the table. After the camera angle changes a few times, she sets her purse down again.

    • Goof: Chandler isn't wearing a wedding ring.

    • Goof: In the scene where Monica is opening wedding gifts without Chandler, she moves the big box with the flowered wrapping paper from the table to the couch to open it. Seconds after Rachel walks in, the wrapping paper is completely removed. When Joey arrives, not only is the box fully wrapped again, it's sitting back on the table. In the various shots that follow we see the box wrapped, unwrapped, wrapped again and partially unwrapped.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: (to desk clerk) Listen, y'know what? I don't care what the computer says, we did not take a bag of Mashuga Nuts from the mini-bar... and we did not watch Dr. Do Me A Little.
      Joey: (arriving) Hey.
      Phoebe: Joey, were you in our room last night?
      Joey: No.
      (Phoebe shows him the bill)
      Joey: (to desk clerk, indignant) I was told the name of the movie would not appear on the bill!

    • Chandler: (to desk clerk) Hi! We're checking out of the bridal suite...
      Monica: (sulking) That's right... I'm no longer a bride. I'll never be a bride again. Now, I'm just someone's wife!
      Chandler: (facetiously) And I'm the happiest guy in the world!

    • Monica: (to Chandler) Ross has never checked out of a room a minute before he had to.
      Rachel: Yeah. One time, when we were dating, we got a late checkout? ...he got so excited, it was the best sex we ever had... (remembering) Until, y'know, he screamed out "Radisson" at the end.

    • Chandler: Okay, well I'm gonna get Ross, get the cameras, and get them developed.
      (Joey laughs mischievously)
      Chandler: Thirty-two Joe... You're thirty-two!

    • Chandler: Where are the disposable cameras?
      Ross: What disposable cameras?
      Chandler: The cameras... Remember, last night I asked you to take them?
      Ross: No you didn't...
      Chandler: Yes! Remember...? Right before we cut the cake, I went up to you and I said--
      Ross: Oh, oh, yeah... you came up to me and asked if I could do you a favor, and then my Uncle Murray came up to you and handed you a check, and then you said, "Why do they call it a check? Why not a Yugoslavian?"
      (Chandler cackles with self-amusement)
      Ross: Yeah, then you did that... and my Uncle Murray looked at me like... ???

    • Phoebe: That's right. Chandler does still think I'm pregnant. He hasn't asked me how I'm feeling or offered to carry my bags. Oh, I feel bad for the woman who ends up with him. (seeing Monica give her a look) After you, of course.

    • Phoebe: (about the father of Rachel's baby) Is it someone in this building? Is it that tall guy from the first floor?
      Rachel: Ew! No!
      Phoebe: What? I think he's cute.
      Rachel: Well, then you have his baby...
      Phoebe: Believe me, I'm trying.

    • Phoebe: This guy doesn't have a clue. He's just walking down the street thinking, "I had sex with Rachel Green... I rock!" ...then, bam! He's a father... everything's different.
      Rachel: Well, it's only different if he wants it to be... I mean, I'm not gonna ask him for anything...
      Phoebe: Okay, then he still has this huge decision to make. Now, he's walking around thinking, "Do I want to be a dad?" ...then, bam!
      Monica: What was that "bam"?
      Phoebe: I dunno... He's-he's hit by a bus!

    • Rachel: Hey, Joey? What would you do if someone that you slept with told you that she was pregnant?
      Joey: Who called here?! Did she sound blond?! ...Huh?! Did she have an accent?! I gotta make a call! (starts to leave) Shoulda never walked into that Sunglass Hut!

    • Ross: I'm just thinking about your new bride at home, okay? Do you really want to start your new life together by letting her down?
      Chandler: Marriage advice? Really?

    • Phoebe: Is it Gunther?
      Rachel: No... Phoebe, it's not Gunther.
      Phoebe: Thank God, 'cause that hair on a baby...?
      Rachel: Phoebe, the father is not here, okay? I haven't told him yet, and I don't think I can tell him at all, now.
      Phoebe: Why not?
      Rachel: I don't know, let me think... I was walking down the street thinking, "I'm gonna tell the father today" ...and then, bam!!
      Phoebe: Bus?
      Rachel: No, you!

    • Joey: (to Phoebe) Um.... it's a scary world out there--especially for a single mom. Now... I've always felt that you and I have a... a special bond... so... (gets down on one knee and takes out a ring) Phoebe Buffay... will you marry me?
      Monica: Oh, my God! ...Joey!
      Phoebe: (taking the ring and putting it on) Hell yeah, I'll marry you!
      Monica: You can't marry him!
      Phoebe: Hey, lady, your day's over... It's my turn!

    • Monica: (about "pregnant" Phoebe accepting Joey's marriage proposal) Phoebe... I think he would notice when you didn't have a baby in nine months!
      Phoebe: It's Joey!

    • Joey: (about Rachel's baby) Who's the father?
      Phoebe: We don't know.
      Joey: (thinking) Oh, I wonder if it's that dude...?
      Monica: There's a dude?
      Joey: Yeah...
      Phoebe: Who? Who is it?
      Joey: About a month ago, this guy spent the night with Rachel... I didn't see who it was, but... (leaves the apartment)
      Phoebe: Was that story over?
      (The girls follow Joey into the hallway)
      Joey: (coming out of his apartment carrying a red sweater) The guy left this...
      Phoebe: (gasps) Oh, my God... I know who the father is! (she takes the sweater and goes back into Monica's apartment)
      Monica: People have got to finish their stories!

    • Phoebe: I may play the fool at times, but... I'm a little more than just a pretty blond girl with an ass that won't quit.

    • Chandler: You opened all the presents without me? I thought we were supposed to do that together!
      Monica: You kissed another woman?
      Chandler: Call it even?
      Monica: Okay!

    • Ross: (spotting the red sweater) Hey... my sweater! I've been looking for this for like a month!
      (Ross takes the sweater and leaves)
      Monica & Phoebe: Oh, my God!
      Joey: (after catching up) Oh, my God!

    • Ross: (meeting Tag on the street) Hey, how ya doing?
      Tag: Good. Long time no see... Like your sweater...
      Ross: (noticing they're wearing identical sweaters) Oh! Hey, right back at ya!
      Tag: (referring to Rachel being pregnant) It's crazy about Rachel, huh?
      Ross: (unaware that she's pregnant) Yeah, well... she's one crazy lady.
      Tag: So, who's is it?
      Ross: (goes to check his sweater label) I don't know, some Italian guy... Come on, read your own label. See you later. (to himself as he's leaving) He is so weird.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: Who are you, Ansel Adams? Get outta here!

      Ansel Adams was an American photographer, known for his black and white photos of the Yosemite Valley.

    • Phoebe: (to Rachel about telling her baby's father she's pregnant) You're just gonna knock on his door and change his life forever! ...You're like Ed McMahon, except without the big check.
      Ed McMahon, the presenter for the American Family Publishing Sweepstakes, is famous for knocking on people's doors and giving them a rather large surprise check. Many people mistakenly associate him with Publisher's Clearing House, but he was never with them.

    • Rachel: And we did not watch Dr. Do Me A Little!
      The porn film that Joey ordered parodies the 1999 movie Dr. Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy.