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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Question: What's the name of the "scary painting" that Joey saw in the apartment of the girl he thought he'd slept with before? The strange and creepy painting (black and white, with an amorphous body and a chair). I really, really want to know who is the artist. Not Gladys - that's Phoebe's painting that comes out of the frame.

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The One With Ross's Grant - S10-E6

Question: Was Monica only saying that stuff about wanting to see a movie so she could help Phoebe clean? Because I know Monica is obsessed with cleaning and being organised but I don't think she's so obsessed that she would carry the label maker wherever she goes.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Question: Is that Pyramid game show that Joey went on real, or just made up for the show?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Not only is it a real game show, Danny Osmond was the host of the show at the time. And that was the real actor Leslie Charleson from "General Hospital."

Bishop73

Answer: A very simple google search reveals it is real. Here is the wiki page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_(game_show).

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The One With The Jellyfish - S4-E1

Question: When Ross and Rachel are fighting, Chandler hides behind the door and bursts out saying "I knew it." When Rachel says, "It's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy and it is a big deal.", is this just a Chandler moment or is there another joke I have missed?

Answer: The statements that she's contradicting (that it is common, it happens to every guy, and it's not a big deal), are the things that a woman commonly says to a man who is suffering from erectile difficulty, typically to assuage his bruised ego. However, most men do not believe that these statements are true, as evidenced by Chandler's outburst. He's so caught up in the proof that women are lying about it that he gives himself away.

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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Question: When Joey asks why he can't give Kathy the pen, Chandler says, "Because she's not eleven. And it's not the seventh night of Chanukah." What is Chandler talking about when he says, "It's not the seventh night of Chanukah?"

Answer: Usually by the seventh night of Hanukkah you don't know what to get the other person, and you will probably resort to getting the other person something insignificant. Chandler is basically saying that the pen is a stupid gift.

Answer: Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that occurs around the same time as the Christian Christmas. The celebration lasts for eight days and it is customary to give a small gift on each of the eight days. There is no special gift required and the line about it being "the seventh night" of Chanukah is just Chandler's sarcasm.

Guy

The One With The Cop - S5-E16

Question: What is all that stuff with "Zippowitz" and the "Kid from Silver Spoons" about? Who are those two?

Answer: These are references to the TV show NYPD Blue. Deputy Andy Sipowicz is the name of one of the characters, whilst another character (Deputy Danny Sorenso) is played by Rick Schroder who previously starred in the show Silver Spoons.

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Season 8 generally

Question: Does any episode of Friends make a reference to the destruction of the World Trade Center towers?

Answer: No, although shortly after the event, there was a "I *heart* NY" seen written on the small message board that hangs on Joey and Chandler's front door. A small tribute, no doubt. Also, during the end-credits of the 2001 Season Eight episode, 'The One After "I Do"' there is a dedication to the people of New York. Joey wears an FDNY shirt as well.

raywest Premium member

Answer: They actually had to re-shoot the episode following 9/11. Chandler had made a joke about a bomb on a plane while in the airport during the honeymoon episode, so they changed that subplot.

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Question: Monica has different weird fruits in a bowl on her table. In an interview someone from the props department said that it was explained in an episode - does anyone know what episode it was?

Dan23

Answer: Season 6 episode 18: Ross dates a student.

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The One With Rachel's Assistant - S7-E4

Question: At the start of the episode we see the end of Joey's appalling show, listing the executive producers as Colleen Mahan, Eric Goldberg, and Missy Krehbiel. Missy Krehbiel is assistant to David Crane, Friends writer/producer/creator, etc. Anyone know who the others are and what their link to the show is?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: Colleen Mahan and Eric Goldberg also work on the show they are assistants to Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane.

The One With Joey's Fridge - S6-E19

Question: In this episode there is a lot of reference to what seems to be some American custom I don't get. Monica says to tell Elizabeth that she "wants her cookies early this year" and later Ross orders "one box of thin mints". What is this all about?

Answer: This would be a reference to the Girl Scout cookie selling drive each year, to raise money for the organization. Girl Scouts are typically (not always) known as being younger children. So Monica is making fun of how young Elizabeth is by referring to her as a Girl Scout. The Thin Mint is one of the perennial best-sellers, chocolate-mint wafers coated in a layer of dark chocolate - Ross is saying it so the professor that walks in on him and Elizabeth will think he's just buying cookies.

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The One With The Jellyfish - S4-E1

Question: After Ross and Rachel break up the 2nd time, Rachel yells, "Just so you know, it's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy, and it is a big deal." What is she referring to?

Answer: It is one of two things, one being his inability to achieve or maintain an erection while they are going at it, and the second is premature ejaculation, both of which Ross would be mortified about.

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The One With The Halloween Party - S8-E6

Question: Why does Rachel think Gunther is gay? And why does Gunther like Rachel so much?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Gunther is rather particular about his appearance, keeping his hair carefully cut and colored, and is always wearing well chosen shirts and ties. This is what is commonly referred today as being "metro-sexual" which a lot of people consider to be gay. Gay men (stereotypically) are particular about how they look, so she just assumes. Also, since he is SO in love with Rachel, he doesn't have other relationships to prove her opinion incorrect because he is always hoping she will be single soon and notice him. Who can say why he is so in love with Rachel. Why does ANYONE love someone else? Infatuation? Her looks? Her personality? We will never know. Love is funny that way.

Kimberly Mason

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Question: How do you spell Rachel's surname? I always thought it was GREENE, but lots of subtitles seem to think it's GREEN.

Answer: The most often used spelling (in the credits where her parents appear, for example, is Green. However, Greene is used on occasion, such as the nameplate in her office.

pinkwafer

And on the wedding invitation to Ross and Emily's wedding.

The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Question: When they're all playing the game where everyone has to reveal the weirdest place he/she had sex, Rachel says, "Oh, alright. The weirdest place would have to be. Oh, the foot of the bed." This has Joey and Ross much impressed and the girls are smiling too. Could anyone explain the joke? Or are the friends just being sarcastic at Rachel being relatively 'less' adventurous?

Answer: They are being, as you say, sarcastic.

Anastasios Anastasatos

The One With Rachel's Crush - S4-E13

Question: I think it's in this episode (I'm not sure), but in Central Perk, when Ross and Joey are naming celebrity couples who have been in movies together, Ross mentions Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. What movie were they in together?

Answer: It was a remake of "the Getaway" in 1994.

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The One Where Eddie Moves In - S2-E17

Question: What is the song and/or episode of "Baywatch" playing when Joey and Chandler share their famous moment over the phone in this episode?

Answer: Eric Carmen - All by Myself.

Season 8 generally

Question: Was Jennifer Aniston actually pregnant whilst Rachel was pregnant in the story? If not, how did they get her to look so 'round'?

Answer: Nope, Jennifer Aniston hasn't got children, it was all prosthetics although it did look really good!

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Question: When Phoebe's mom died she went and lived on the street. But why? I am sure they had a house. Why would someone take it away from them? And what about her Grandmother?

Answer: Any answer would be a guess, it's never explained. But she mostly likely ran away from home and lived on the streets and later reconnected with her grandmother.

Answer: According to Phoebe her mother had severe mental problems. It could be that had a house but lost it because of it, they lived on the streets and sometime later after her mother died she went to live with her grandmother. They could have lived with her grandmother, but the mother's mental problems drove her out. Either way Phoebe would want be with her to take care of her.

I don't believe it likely Phoebe and her mother would have been on the streets / homeless at the time of her mother's suicide. Multiple times in the series Phoebe explicitly states that her mom committed suicide by putting her head in an oven / was "in the kitchen." The context and phrasing as Phoebe describes it strongly implies they were in their house at the time.

The One With The Ballroom Dancing - S4-E4

Question: What does this joke mean? "Tribbiani. Hold on. I'll get the plunger."

gsridhar53

Chosen answer: Because the only time Joey Tribbiani goes to Treager's apartment is when he has clogged the toilet.

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The One With Joey's New Girlfriend - S4-E5

Question: Does anyone know what the song is at the end of the episode The One With Joey's New Girlfriend? It plays for about five seconds when Chandler asks if he can sleep on Monica's couch.

eagle203

Chosen answer: It isn't a song in its own right. It's incidental music. It sounds like a variation in the style of "I'll Be There For You."

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The One With Rachel's Date - S8-E5

Revealing mistake: In the scene in the coffee house, Phoebe is talking to Monica who is drinking a cup of coffee. Towards the end of the scene, the camera is on Phoebe who is smiling & laughing at Monica. In the right hand corner is a side view of 'Monica' however, it is not Courtney Cox in the scene, but a completely different actress. [Widescreen version only, although the "wrong" nose is visible in the original]. (00:06:20)

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The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

Rachel: No accountants. Oh, and no one from, like, "legal." I don't like guys with boring jobs.
Chandler: Oh, and Ross was like what, a lion tamer?

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The One With The Prom Video - S2-E14

Trivia: The first day Courtney Cox donned the 'Fat Monica' make-up and costume, Matthew Perry walked right past her without recognizing who she was.

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