Season 4 Episode 22

The One with the Worst Best Man Ever

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



  • Trivia

    • 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 in apartment in blown up condoms.

    • Magna Doodle: Another one bites the dust

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Joey: (Ross, Chandler, and Joey are discussing the best man for Ross and Emily's wedding) Wait, wait! Why does Chandler get to be best man? He was yours last time!
      Ross: Well, I've known Chandler a long time.
      Joey: Wait a minute! C'mon Ross, I don't have any brothers, I'll never get to be a best man!
      Chandler: Joey, you can be best man at my wedding.
      Joey: (Looks at Chandler and then back at Ross) I'll never get to be a best man!

    • Joey: (Hysterically yelling) I went to bed, everything was fine! I wake up, 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?

    • Chandler: (About Ross's bachelor party) Yeah, well, good luck trying to top the last one.
      Ross: That shouldn't be too hard, seeing as this one won't be held in the basement of Pizza Hut.
      Chandler: Oh, I'm Ross, I'm Ross, I'm too good for the Hut.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Kdo půjde za svědka (Who Is Going to Be the Best Man)

    • This is the final appearance of Cynthia Mann as Jasmine. Jasmine was in 4 episodes of Friends.

    • The original airing of this episode did not have a closing credits scene, as a preview for the 4th season finale was used instead. In syndication a duck scene was used. The music is an old, traditional sailor's tune called, "The Sailor's Hornpipe." On the DVD release, a different scene was used. Monica tells Emily that her engagement ring spent two days in a duck's colon.

    • This episode runs 23:04 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • Music: "Weekend in New England" by Barry Manilow

  • Allusions

    • 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.

    • Phoebe: It's a lot easier than playing Bring in Da Noise, Bring 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: (Referring to the baby clothes) Can you believe they make these for little people?
      Rachel: Little Village People.

      The Village People were a group who sang "YMCA" and are famous for their eccentric outfits, including a cowboy costume.

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