Season 1 Episode 1

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (a.k.a. Pilot)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In the earlier episodes, there is a wooden support post on the "fourth wall" of Monica's apartment which goes from the floor to the ceiling beam and divides the kitchen and living room. In "The One with the Giant Poking Device," Ross actually runs into it. In the majority of later episodes the post isn't used; however, it would become the trademark of director James Burrows, in that whenever he returned to direct an episode, the crew reinstalled it. In total, Burrows directed 15 episodes, including this one.