Season 4 Episode 22

The One with the Worst Best Man Ever

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 30, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Phoebe is tired of being pregnant and experiencing major mood swings. Ross chooses Joey as his best man, so Joey begins planning a bachelor party (complete with strippers) while the girls decide to throw Phoebe a baby shower.

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  • The episode before the finale.

    This wasn't as good as I expected, but still it was pretty good. I would never of guessed the duck eating the ring instead of the stripper. I also liked this episode because of Phoebe & her mood swings, she was so funny, especially in the baby shower. And I love it when she makes Rachel cry, that was hilarious! Jasmine's last appearance. I never liked her anyway. I really expected more though. And it was so nice when they wee having memories of the duck & what Ross said in the end. He wanted both of them for best man. Great episode.moreless
  • Very Funny

    This Episode is a very funny episode.It takes place with joey planning ross's bachelor party and chandler begins to get jealous that joey has pulled off a better bachelor party than he did.after the party joey sleeps with the stripper and thinks that she stole ross's wedding ring after confronting her a day later she says she didnt steal it.the boys realise that the duck has ate it so the goto a vet to remove it.after all of this ross asks joey and chandler to be his best men. the duck turns out to be okay and ross gets his ring back.meanwhile phoebe has mood swings.moreless
  • a good episode

    Phoebe is tired of being pregnant and experiencing major mood swings. Ross chooses Joey as his best man. The girls decide to throw Phoebe a baby shower after they're not invited to the bachelor party. Joey orders strippers after Ross says not to. Monica and Rachel get Phoebe presents that she can use after her pregnancy because she can't keep the babies. Chandler tries to draw attention away from Joey at the bachelor party. Joey sleeps with the stripper and awakes to find Emily's ring missing and the stripper gone. The guys set up a sting to get the ring back. Phoebe experiences false labor. It turns out that the stripper didn't take the ring but the duck ate it. Ross decides to have two best men.moreless
Lisa Rotondi

Lisa Rotondi

The Stripper

Guest Star

Rob Koch

Rob Koch

The Doctor

Guest Star

Helen Baxendale

Helen Baxendale

Emily Waltham

Recurring Role

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler


Recurring Role

Cynthia Mann

Cynthia Mann

Jasmine [DVD only]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: When Phoebe asks to see "the book", meaning her pregnancy guide, Rachel grabs a Bible. Odd that a Bible would be ready to hand when both Monica and Rachel are Jewish.

    • Goof: It seems unusual that Alice was not there at the baby shower since they are her babies.

    • Continuity: When Monica and Rachel are brainstorming ideas for Phoebe's baby shower, they mention that someone could get her those leather pants that "she's always wanted." But Phoebe is a vegetarian and very opposed to wearing clothing made from animals. In "The One with the Yeti" she gave away the mink coat from her mom. Also, in "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know" when Joey and Chandler first bought their leather chairs she said she couldn't believe that "two cows made the ultimate sacrifice" for the guys' comfort.

    • Trivia: Instead of balloons for decorating Ross's bachelor party, Joey covers the apartment in blown-up condoms.

    • Magna Doodle: Another one bites the dust

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Ross has chosen Chandler to be best man at his wedding)
      Joey: (incensed) What? He got to do it at your first wedding!
      Ross: Joey, I figured you'd understand. I mean, I've known him a lot longer.
      Joey: C'mon Ross, I don't have any brothers. I'm never gonna get to be a best man!
      Chandler: You can be the best man when I get married.
      Joey(after a moment's consideration) I'm never gonna get to be a best man!

    • Chandler: (about Joey planning Ross's bachelor party) Yeah, well, good luck tryin' to top the last one.
      Ross: Now, ya see, I don't think it's gonna be that difficult, considering this one won't take place in the basement of a Pizza Hut.
      Chandler: (facetiously) Oh, "I'm Ross, I'm Ross, I'm too good for the Hut, I'm too good for the Hut."

    • Joey: (hysterical) What am I gonna do?! I go to sleep last night... everything's cool... I wake up this morning... the stripper's gone and the ring... is gone!!
      Chandler: You slept with the stripper?!
      Joey: Of course!

    • Rachel: I still don't get how you know when it's false labor.
      Phoebe: Well, do you see any babies?

    • Phoebe: It's just, usually, when you're done with the pregnant thing then you get to do the mom thing. I'm gonna be sitting around in my leather pants, drinking tequila.
      Monica: Some moms do that.

  • NOTES (5)


    • The Stripper: Who are you, the Hardy Boys?
      The Hardy Boys is a popular series of detective books for boys. They chronicle the fictional adventures of teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy. It was also turned into the TV show The Hardy Boys.

    • Chandler: I really wanna help you out, but I was about to go see Titanic so I've got to call 911 to find out what time it starts. 
      Titanic is an Academy Award-winning 1997 romantic disaster film directed and written James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Titanic currently holds the record for the most Academy Awards (11).

    • Phoebe: It's a lot easier having three babies playing bringin' in da noise, bringin' in da funk on your bladder!
      Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, an off-Broadway musical by George C. Wolfe, is about black history. It has won three Tony Awards.

    • (Monica shows Rachel biker and cowgirl baby outfits she bought)
      Monica: Can you believe they make these for little people?
      Rachel: Little Village People.
      The Village People are a singing group known for the song "YMCA" and recognizable by their eccentric outfits, including a cowboy and a biker.

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