Friends

The One With The Lesbian Wedding - S2-E11

Question: Slightly more wide-ranging a question than just Friends, but it's relevant at the moment. With Massachusetts being in the news for offering same-sex weddings, and apparently being the first state to fully sanction it, was the wedding in this episode (back in the mid '90s) based on any then-current law, or just made up for the purposes of the plot?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: Same-sex weddings have been performed for quite some time in the United States. They simply didn't have the sanction of law or the benefits (and costs) that come with it. The ceremonies were purely for the sake of the supporting friends and family of the couple making the commitment.

K.C. Sierra

Answer: A blimp is a large flying "balloon". Sort of like a hot-air balloon without the basket. There is a "control deck" on the bottom. Also known as a zepplin. The Goodyear (tire) blimp is the most famous.

Ral0618

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Question: What happened to Ben? He's been missing ever since series 7 or 8.

Answer: He's hardly "missing" - he was only ever an occasional guest character. He has appeared once or twice, but since none of the plots really involve him, Carol or Susan, he hasn't been in it that much.

Shay

The whole storyline with Emma would probably replace Ben because the show wouldn't be able to handle two of Ross' families.

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Question: What is the episode called (and which series) when everyone reflects on what may have happened? It involves Monica still being overweight and Chandler is a computer geek.

Answer: It's called 'The One That could have been' and it's from series 6. Two parts.

Kara

The One With The Lottery - S9-E18

Question: In this episode, I think that it is Ross who mentions a person called Amelia Earhart. Who is she?

Answer: Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She and her navigator (Fred Noonan) were lost July 2, 1937, en route from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island - the plane was never found.

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The One Where Monica Sings - S9-E13

Question: Whatever happened to Gavin? He seemed to disappear after he and Rachel kissed.

Answer: Gavin was transferred back to his original post in Ralph Lauren, after Rachel told him she felt guilty if anything happened between them.

The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know - S2-E15

Question: What is the name/artist of the song that plays over the scene with Ross and Rachel in the planetarium?

Answer: "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaac.

Jane Doe

The One With Phoebe's Wedding - S10-E12

Question: Why was none of Phoebe's family at her wedding?

Dan23

Answer: For one thing, it was a very quickly-executed affair, on the street outside the coffee shop with Joey officiating. Second, Phoebe doesn't have much in the way of family, and of those we saw over the course of the series: she and her sister hate each other; her grandmother passed away years before; she hadn't been in contact with her birth mother, nor her biological father, in some time; and her brother, the only one she'd likely invite, is busy trying to raise triplets.

Answer: Also, there was a pretty bad snow storm in NYC. This is why the wedding is outside in the street with no one around. Likely her family was unable to travel.

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Question: After Monica and Chandler moved to their new house, why in the world did Joey not move across the hall and take over that great apartment?

Answer: Joey wanted to move to LA and be a big actor for the longest time so getting the apartment was not a step in that direction.

Answer: Finances could be a major part. It's established that Monica gets the apartment dirt cheap from her aunt. And Joey struggles to afford the small apartment on his own as shown in other episodes.

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Question: Can someone explain why there is no door to Monica's balcony? Is it normal to climb out a window to get on to the balcony in these types of apartment buildings? It doesn't seem like something that would be allowed due to building regulations.

Answer: There's never been an explanation about why there was no door, but it's supposed to be an older building, and theoretically there could have been a laxer construction code when it was built and inspections were less stringent. There could conceivably have once been a door there, but, for whatever reason, it was made into a window. Of course, this likely would never have happened in real life and it simply makes it more humorous for the character to have to climb in and out the window to utilize the balcony. Also, the size of the balcony changes over the course of the series and the fire escape comes and goes.

raywest Premium member

The One The Morning After - S3-E16

Question: Is it just me or is Issac's insistance that him and Ross are "the same" and giving him that knowing look a hint that he has also slept with Chloe?

Answer: It's highly doubtful the nerdy Issac ever slept with Chloe, or many other women for that matter, although he is trying hard to convince Ross of his sexual prowess.

raywest Premium member

The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Question: When Chandler tells Monica he needs to be in 'a guy place', she suggests that he goes and 'hammers up some dry wall'. What does this mean?

Answer: "Dry wall" is a US term for plasterboard-type boards used for making partition walls between rooms. Basically, she is telling him to go do some manual, physical "manly" work.

Eliza

The One With The Halloween Party - S8-E6

Question: When Chandler tells Ross to relax because he's looking a little flushed, what's the joke here? I miss some details

tw_stuart

Chosen answer: Ross claims he came to the party as 'Spud-nik (the satellite)' but admits he's really 'doodie'. The flushed (as in toilet) remark is another 'Poo' joke.

umathegreatstationarybear

Answer: Since Denise is never seen or heard by any of the other characters; since Phoebe abruptly stops mentioning her immediately after this episode; and since Phoebe is, to put it gently, a little weird, I think we can safely assume that yes, Denise was made up.

However Phoebe is also known to come out with random things that seem impossible but is true.

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The One With the List - S2-E8

Question: What does it mean when Joey says "Hey, Julie, I didn't know you wore lenses"?

Answer: Earlier Ross was telling the gang Julie left her saline solution on his nightstand. Saline solution is what's used to clean contact lenses. Now Joey knows Julie wears contact lenses. (Ross then shushes Joey because he doesn't want Julie to know he told his friends about her leaving the saline solution on the nightstand or anything else about their relationship).

Bishop73

The One With Frank Jr. - S3-E5

Question: When Monica's bathroom floor just got redone by Joey, Chandler wants to use it. Monica asks, "What are you doing?" Chandler says, "Want a number?" What does that mean?

karin

Answer: He's asking if she wants to know if he's going 'number 1' (urinating) or 'number 2' (having a bowel movement).

Brian Katcher

The One With Five Steaks and an Eggplant - S2-E5

Question: In an episode not long before this, Monica said that she is 26 years old. At the concert, she meets a young man who she used to babysit, and he is now a lawyer. Is she old enough to have babysat someone who now has that career?

Answer: It is never really made clear what the age difference was when she babysat for him. She mentions at one point that he was eight, but that is about it. It isn't stated how long he has been a lawyer, so perhaps he became a lawyer, and gotten a job at the firm he works for fairly recently.

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Question: I have recently bet my friend that at some point in the series the boys were playing penny football. Am I right? And if I'm right when did they play?

Answer: I know Friends pretty well - at least off the top of my head I can't think of a time when they did.

Jon Sandys Premium member

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Question: In one episode in season 10, Phoebe asks Joey to help her get Mike to do something in bed. Does anyone know what it was she wanted Mike to do?

Answer: It wasn't specified. It's left to the viewer's imagination.

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The One Where Ross Finds Out - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat, watch Rachel's neck. When she says "together?" she's not wearing a necklace; cut to Ross and Julie for a fraction of a second, then when it cuts back to Rachel saying "both of you?" she's suddenly wearing a necklace. It then disappears again when she says "isn't that just lovely?" hanging off the side of the tray she's holding. (00:05:15)

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The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Monica: What happened to your teeth?
Ross: I whitened them.
Chandler: Really?
Ross: Yeah, what... What do you think?
Monica: Well, uh, I think I shouldn't look directly at them.
Ross: Come on, seriously.
Monica: Ross, they're really, really, really white!
Chandler: Yeah, what was wrong with your old... Human teeth?
Ross: Well, I did leave the gel on a little longer than it said to.
Monica: How much longer?
Ross: Uh, uh... A day.
Monica: Ross, you know that tonight is your date with Hillary?
Ross: I know! That's why I did it! Come on, are they really that bad?
Chandler: No. No, no, no, you'll be fine. Hilary's blind, right?
Monica: She will be after tonight.

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Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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