Season 3 Episode 19

The One with the Tiny T-Shirt

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In this episode, Rachel claims that she doesn't have issues with her father, but we learn throughout the series that her relationship with her father is fraught with issues.

    • Continuity: When Joey first meets Kate Miller, she mentions condescendingly that, as a "soap actor" it must be exciting for him to have a part in a "real" play. But a few episodes later, in "The One with the Screamer," she laments the fact that she gave up a part on a soap to do the play, which has not been favorably reviewed. Why would she be so demeaning about Joey's part as Dr. Drake Ramoray when she had hoped to be on a soap opera, herself?

    • Trivia: Kate mentions seeing Joey in the milk carton spout infomercial. This is a reference to "The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel".

    • Magna Doodle: "Buy Milk Eggs Bread", "Joey Call Your Dad" (unchanged from the previous episode)

    • Trivia: Monica mentions she has bad taste in men. They are either too old , too young, or a jerk, like Julio. "Too old" she is referring to Richard (played by Tom Selleck in various episodes). "Too young" she is referring to Ethan from "The One with the Ick Factor." "Julio" refers to her diner co-worker in "The One with all the Jealousy."

    • Goof: When Mark is telling Rachel they should get back at Ross right there on the couch, Rachel's clasped hands go in a instant from being held in front of her to hanging down.

    • Goof: When Joey says "Pete Chicago", there is a green cup on the table next to him. In the shot immediately after that, he is holding it down in front of himself.

    • Goof: When Joey and Kate are talking for the first time, a man walks behind Joey and sets down a chair. In the next shot the man sets the chair down again.

    • Goof: When Joey and Kate are talking for the first time, Joey is holding a mug. Between shots, sometimes he is holding the mug by the handle and sometimes by the sides with the handle sticking out.

    • Goof: When Ross is dragging Chandler and the foosball table to the door he opens the door; then it cuts and he opens the door again.

    • Goof: Joey enters Monica's apartment singing and dancing. The words Joey is mouthing during this scene are not the same as the ones he is heard singing.

  • Quotes

    • Monica: (arriving home to find Ross, Phoebe and Chandler in her apartment) I gave you a key for e-mer-gen-cies...
      Phoebe: We were out of Do-ri-tos...

    • Ross: How did the date go with Mr Millionaire?
      Chandler: (faking cheesy TV-ad voiceover) Mr Millionaire, new from Snooty Playthings! ...Third wife sold separately...

    • Kate: (to Joey at rehearsal) Hi...
      Joey: Oh, so you're playing Adrienne, huh?
      Kate: Yes. Are you one of the retarded cousins?
      Joey: Oh, no. Uh... I'm playing your husband, Victor. (shakes her hand) I'm Joey Tribbiani.
      Kate: Hi, nice to meet you... Kate Miller.
      Joey: So the, uh, play's pretty great, huh?
      Kate: Oh, yeah... I love Jennifer Banberry's work. She's so brilliantly incisive when it comes to deconstructing the psyche of the American middle class.
      Joey: Oh, f'get about it... She rocks!

    • Kate: That infomercial! For the milk carton spout thing! You're the guy who doesn't know how to pour milk!
      Joey: I actually can pour milk. But I got you believing that I couldn't. See, that's acting.
      Kate: Right at the end, you choked on a cookie.
      Joey: Yeah, that was real.

    • Phoebe: Wow! I cannot believe Mark asked you out.
      Rachel: I know.
      Phoebe: What... so what are you gonna tell him?
      Rachel: Well, I told him I would think about it... but I'm gonna tell him no.
      Phoebe: Huh.
      Rachel: I mean I think I'd say no to anybody right now. Oh, but it was so strange. I mean, I'm standing there with this charming, cute guy, who's asking me to go out with him--which I'm allowed to do--and I felt guilty. Y'know... like I'd be cheating on Ross, or something.
      Phoebe: Wow. So, okay, maybe that means that you're not over Ross yet and you have issues with your father.
      Rachel: I don't have any issues with my father...
      Phoebe: Okay, so it's probably just the Ross thing then.

    • Ross: (about Rachel asking him to come over) Well, maybe the crazy fog has lifted and she realizes that life without me... uh-sucks!
      Chandler: It's possible. You are very lovable. I'd miss you if I broke up with you. (sees Ross give him a look) Just trying to be supportive.
      Ross: Then be supportive like a guy.
      Chandler: (in a deeper, ultra-masculine voice) If I broke up with you, I'd miss you.

    • Ross: (being nonchalant) You, uh... wanted to see me?
      Rachel: (matter-of-factly) Yeah. Uh, here's a box of your stuff...
      Ross: What?
      Rachel: Oh, y'know, it's just like hats, and a shirt, and CDs... just some stuff that you've left here.
      Ross: What are you doing? Are you trying to hurt me or something?
      Rachel: No... Ross, it, it just seems that, y'know, it's time we... we move on.

    • Phoebe: (to Pete) So, you're, like, a zillionaire.
      Chandler: And you're our age. You're our age...
      Phoebe: Y'know what? You should like, you should buy a state and then just name it after yourself.
      Pete: What, like Pete Dakota?
      Phoebe: Or, or Mississi-Pete.
      (Pete laughs)
      Joey: Oh, oh, I got it! (dramatically) Pete Chicago.
      Chandler: That's not a state, Joe.
      Joey: Oh, and "Mississi-Pete" is?

    • Chandler: I can blow dry it. I can put gel on it. It doesn't matter, I still wind up with this little cowlicky thing on the middle part of my head. It's so annoying. Does it bug you?
      Ross: You bug me.

    • Chandler: Ross. You gotta stop. You can't just stare through the peep-hole for three hours. You're gonna get peep-eye.

    • Ross: (about Mark) I knew it. I knew it. I always knew she liked him! Y'know, she'd say no, but here we are, right? We just broke up... first thing she does!
      Chandler: You didn't just break up.
      Ross: Hey, it's been, like, three weeks!
      Chandler: You slept with somebody three hours after you thought you broke up! I mean, bullets have left guns slower!

    • Ross: (spying on Rachel and Mark through Chandler's peep-hole) The door's closed! I can't see anything with the door closed!
      Chandler: And the inventor of the door rests happily in his grave.

    • Rachel: (after Mark kisses her) I'm sorry, Mark, I can't do this. I'm just doing this to get back at Ross. It's not fair to you.
      Mark: Ah, fair, schmair! If you want to get back at Ross, I'm here for you!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Phoebe: Why isn't it "Spiderman"? You know? Like Goldman, or Silverman?
      Spider-Man, also known as Peter Parker, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and adapted into the 2002 hit film Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire.

    • Joey: Just because she went to Yale Drama, she thinks she's, like, the greatest actress since, since sliced bread.
      Chandler: Ah, Sliced Bread. A wonderful Lady Macbeth.
      Lady Macbeth is the name of a fictional character in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, based on the historical Scottish queen. The play has been adapted into several films including the 1971 film Macbeth directed by Roman Polanski.

    • Pete: I know I'm no Jon Bon Jovi.
      Jon Bon Jovi is an American musician, actor, and lead singer of the band, Bon Jovi.

    • Kate: Where do I know you from?
      Joey: Dr. Drake Ramoray? Days of our Lives? Voted most datable neurosurgeon by Teen Beat?
      Published from 1967 to 2007, Teen Beat was an American magazine geared towards teenage readers, usually featuring photos of teen idols on its cover.

    • Monica: I mean, in every other way he's the perfect guy. He has everything. Plus he actually has everything.
      Chandler: Imperial stormtroopers from Sharper Image?
      Monica: Two.
      Chandler: Wow. Can Joey and I put them on and fight?
      Imperial stormtroopers are trained shock troops in the Star Wars universe under command of the Galactic Empire. They were popularized beginning with the first movie in the series, Star Wars (1977).

    • Printed on the tiny T-shirt are the words "FRANKIE SAY RELAX."
      "Relax" is the 1983 debut single of British pop group Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

    • Chandler: Yeah. Either that or Gloria Estefan was right, eventually, the rhythm is going to get you.
      Reference to Gloria Estefan's song "The Rhythm is Gonna Get You"