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The One With The Prom Video

Episode 2.14

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Joey, now earning money, gives Chandler an expensive (and gaudy) gold bracelet. Joey is hurt when he finds out Chandler doesn't like it. Monica has a job interview with a restaurant manager who has a salad fetish. Rachel's starting to date again, which prompts Ross to interfere... until she makes it clear that they are never going to get together. Phoebe shares her "lobster" theory. Jack and Judy Geller come by to drop off some of Monica's things; they're turning her room into a gym. Monica tells them about losing her job, but she just can't get the courage to ask them for money. Amongst Monica's items from home is a video of herself and Rachel preparing for their Senior Prom. Rachel's pre-surgery nose, Monica's large stature, and Ross' "Mr. Kotter" look are featured. In the video, Rachel's date doesn't show up and she's distraught about having to miss her own Prom. Ross prepares to take her, but just before this is revealed, Rachel's date shows up. Rachel, watching the video for the first time, is so moved by Ross' compassion for her that she forgives him for "the list" and kisses him passionately. Monica discovers some unexpected footage of her parents at the end of the video tape.

The one where they said....

Phoebe: Hang in there, it's gonna happen.
Ross: What? Okay, now how do you know that?
Phoebe: Because she's your lobster.
Chandler: Oh, she's goin' somewhere.
Phoebe: Come on, you guys. It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what? You can actually see old lobster couples walkin' around their tank, you know, holding claws like...

Phoebe: Oh! Okay, you gotta give me a second, I wanna get this just right. [Then in a male voice:] "Dude, Eleven o'clock: Totally hot babe checkin' you out." That was really good, I think I'm ready for my penis now.

Phoebe: Hey, Mon, what is this?
Monica: Oh, um, that was my bathing suit from high school. I was, uh, a little bigger then.
Chandler: Oh, I thought that was what they used to cover Connecticut when it rained.

Joey: What is with your nose?
Rachel: They had to reduce it because of... of my deviated septum.
Chandler: Okay, I was wrong. That's what they used to cover Connecticut.

Mrs. Geller (on video): Get a shot of Monica. Where's Monica?
Monica (on video): Over here dad.
Mr. Geller (on video): Wait, how do you zoom out? There she is.
Joey: Some girl ate Monica!
Monica: Shut up, the camera adds ten pounds.
Chandler: Uh, so how many cameras are actually on you?


Written by Alexa Junge
Directed by James Burrows
Elliott Gould as Jack Geller
Patrick Kerr as The Restaurant Manager
Christina Pickles as Judy Geller
Michael Ray Bower as Roy Gublick
Lou Thornton as Gail
Tim Bohn as Jonathan
Aired 2/1/96, 6/13/96, 8/5/96, 4/8/2004