Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Flashback 

The gang remember the events three years ago, when several of them almost slept together.

Director:

Peter Bonerz

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Larry Hankin ... Mr. Heckles
John Lehr ... Eric
Michele Maika ... Kiki
Marissa Ribisi ... Betsy
Maggie Wheeler ... Janice
Christy L. Medrano Christy L. Medrano ... Waitress
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Storyline

After Janice asks about past relationships between the friends, we go back three years earlier. Phoebe and Monica live together, but Phoebe is moving out - without Monica knowing. Chandler is looking for a roommate, but his first choice, a photographer who works with models, is frightened away by Mr. Heckles, so Joey moves in instead. It turns out that living with Joey isn't that bad after all, and Monica fancies him, leading Joey to get naked in her apartment. Rachel is engaged to Barry, but she wants one last meaningless relationship, and Chandler is just the man she needs. Ross is happy his wife finally has a friend, until he finds out they are lesbians. Phoebe consoles him, and they almost sleep together. Written by Pruneau

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) |

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode was partly the idea of the cast to see how audience responded to certain couplings, the main one of these being Rachel and Chandler. The audience didn't like seeing these two together, so they never were. See more »

Goofs

Immediately prior to Ross and Phoebe laying on the pool table, Ross clears most of the balls from the table, leaving four remaining - the 4 ball (solid dark blue), the 8 ball (solid black), the 9 ball (striped yellow) and the 5 ball (solid orange). As Phoebe lays down on her back, she grasps the 4 and 8 balls in her right hand. The 5 and 9 balls are in the foreground. In the next shot, the 5 and 9 balls have changed into the 11 ball (striped red) and the 13 ball (striped orange). They switch back and forth during the next two shots. See more »

Quotes

Joey Tribbiani: Don't you want to ask me some questions?
Chandler Bing: What's up?
Joey Tribbiani: I'm an actor and don't worry, I'm totally okay with the whole gay thing.
Chandler Bing: What gay thing?
Joey Tribbiani: You know in general, the whole "people being gay," I'm totally cool with that.
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Connections

Spoofs The Last Picture Show (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Time of the Season
(uncredited)
By Rod Argent
Performed by The Zombies
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Great TV
17 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

A classic Friends episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: After Janice asks about past relationships between the friends, we go back three years earlier. Phoebe and Monica live together, but Phoebe has moved out (without Monica knowing). Chandler is looking for a roommate, it seems his choice is easy, a photographer who works with models, or Joey who is "ok with the whole gay thing". It turns out Monica fancies Joey, and urges Chandler to pick him. Rachel is engaged to Barry, but she wants one last meaningless relationship, and Chandler thinks he is just the man she needs. Ross is happy his wife finally has a friend, "Susan something from the gym" until he finds out they are lesbians.

I loved the scenes with Chandler comforting Monica and him bonding with Joey over 'Baywatch'


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