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The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends

Episode 3.13

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Monica and Richard have a chance meeting in a video store and decide to see each other as friends--but it doesn't stop there. Phoebe dates Robert, a jock whose shorts are a little too revealing; Ross and Chandler don't know how to tell him. Joey and Rachel read each other's favorite books: The Shining and Little Women.

The one where they said....

Monica: Wow--your lip went bald.

Richard: So, you wanna get a hamburger or something?
Monica: Oh, um, I don't know if that's a good idea.
Richard: Oh. Look, just friends? I won't grope you. I promise.
Monica: No, I just I think that it's too soon.
Richard: No, it's not too soon, I had lunch at a eleven.

Ross: What are you doing?
Chandler: Making chocolate milk. You want some?
Ross: No thanks, I'm 29.

Chandler: Well, she spent the last six months getting over him, and now she's celebrating that by going on a date with him.
Monica: It's not a date, okay? I'm just gonna teach him how to make a lasagna for some pot luck dinner he has.
Joey: Well, you might wanna make a little extra, because, ya know, you'll probably be hungry after the sex.
Monica: We're not gonna have sex! Okay, nothing's changed here. He still doesn't want children and I still do, so that's why we're gonna just be friends.
Ross: Naked friends.

Joey: Uh, now Rach? These, ah, these little women...
Rachel: Yeah?
Joey: How little are they? I mean, are they, like, scary little?

Chandler: What do we do? What do we do?
Ross: I suppose we just try to not look directly at it.
Chandler: Like an eclipse!

Joey: Oh, yeah! Amy just burned Jo's manuscript. I don't see how he could ever forgive her.
Ross: Um, Jo's a girl, it's short for Josephine.
Joey: But Jo's got a crush on Laurie. Ohhh! You mean it's like a girl-girl thing? 'Cause that is the one thing missing from The Shining.

Ross: Calm down. There's no reason to get testy.

Joey: Oh! All blank and no blank makes blank a blank blank. Oh no-no, no! The end, when Jack almost kills them all with that blank, but then at the last second they get away.
Rachel: Joey! I can't believe you just did that!
Chandler: I can't believe she cracked your code!

Joey: Is that true? If I keep reading is Beth gonna die?
Chandler: No, Beth doesn't die. She doesn't die. Does she, Rachel?
Rachel: What?
Ross: Joey's asking if you've just ruined the first book he's ever loved that didn't star Jack Nicholson?

Phoebe: Umm, I think you're really, really great...
Robert: Oh God! Here we go again. Why does this keep happening to me? Is it something I'm putting out there? Is this my fault? Or am I just nuts?

Gunther: Hey buddy, this is a family place. Put the mouse back in the house.

Joey: Beth is really, really sick. Jo's there, but I don't think there's anything she can do.
Rachel: Joey?
Joey: Yeah?
Rachel: You want to put the book in the freezer?


Written by Michael Borkow
Directed by Robby Benson
Tom Selleck as Richard Burke
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Markus Flanagan as Robert
Gina Hecht as Richard's Date
Steven Harad as Clerk
Aired 1/30/97, 6/19/97