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The One With The Jellyfish

Episode 4.01

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Ross dumps Bonnie, which takes all night; she leaves in the morning. Meanwhile, Rachel writes a long letter to Ross that she needs him to read before they get back together; he tries to read it but falls asleep... then has to fake it when she asks him about it; Ross agrees with the letter before he finds out what it says; once he finds out the letter asks him to accept the breakup was all his fault, he's not sure he can keep up the charade. Phoebe is upset that her real mother never tried to contact her; she tells her mother she never wants to see her again, but her mother finally convinces her to reconcile. Ursula knew about their real mother all along, but never told Phoebe. Monica, Chandler, and Joey spend the day on the beach; Joey digs a hole; Monica gets stung by a jellyfish. Joey remembers that peeing on a jellyfish sting takes the pain away; Monica "can't bend that way" and Joey gets "Stage Fright," leaving Chandler. Ross can't stand hiding his feelings and he and Rachel break up again.

The one where they said....

Ross: Well, I gotta go break up with Bonnie.
Rachel: Here? Now?
Ross: Well, yeah. I can't... I can't stay here all night, and if I go in there she's... she's gonna wanna... do stuff.
Rachel: Can't you just tell her that you are not in the mood?
Ross: No, she likes that. Yeah. Faking sleep doesn't work either, I can't tell you how many mornings I woke up with her...
Rachel: Ooohhh...
Ross: Ooohhh, okay! Yeah, why am I telling you that?
Rachel: I don't know.
Ross: Yeah, yeah. It wasn't every morning.
Rachel: Oh, making it worse!

Phoebe Sr.: Well, anyhow, somehow I got pregnant and... and I was scared. I was stupid and sellfish and I was 18 years old. I mean, you remember what it was like to be eighteen years old, don't you?
Phoebe: Yeah. Let's see, my Mom had killed herself, and my Dad had run off, and I was living in a Gremlin with a guy named Cindy who talked to his hand.

Ross: It's over.
Rachel: Oh, was it awful?
Ross: Well, it was long. I didn't even realise how late it was, until I noticed the 5 o'clock shadow on her head.

Joey: Sure it's hard to forget! But that doesn't mean you have to talk about it! A lot of things happened on that trip that we should never, ever talk about.
Ross: What the hell happened on that beach?
Joey: It's between us and the sea, Ross!

Joey: Well we have to say something! We have to get it out! It's eating me alive! Monica got stung by a jellyfish.
Monica: All right! All right. I got stung. Stung bad. I couldn't stand. I... I couldn't walk.
Chandler: We were two miles from the house. Scared and alone. We didn't think we could make it.
Monica: I was in too much pain.
Joey: And I was tired from digging the huge hole!
Chandler: And then Joey remembered something.
Joey: I'd seen this thing on The Discovery Channel...
Ross: Wait a minute! I saw that! On The Discovery Channel, yeah! About jellyfish and how if you... Ewwww!! You peed on yourself?
Phoebe and Rachel: Ewwww!
Monica: You can't say that! You don't know! I mean I thought I was gonna pass out from the pain! Anyway I...I tried, but I...I couldn't... bend that way. So...
Phoebe, Ross, and Rachel:Ewwww!
Joey: That's right, I stepped up! She's my friend and she needed help! If I had too, I'd pee on any one of you! Only, uh, I couldn't. I got the stage fright. I wanted to help, but there was too much pressure. I uh, I turned to Chandler.
Chandler: AAAaaaaah! ...Joey kept screaming at me, 'Do it now! Do it! Do it! Do it now!' Sometimes late at night I can still here the screaming.
Joey: That's 'cause sometimes I just do it through my wall to freak you out.

Phoebe (singing): ...and fuchsia and mauve. Those are the 66 colors of my bedroom. (speaking) Thank you, thank you. Oh, and I invite you to count the colours in your bedroom.

Phoebe Sr.: Well, I don't know. I mean, it's not like we don't have anything in common. I mean, I like, uh, pizza.
Phoebe: I like pizza!
Phoebe Sr.: You do? Wait, I like, um, the Beetles.
Phoebe: Oh my God, so do I!
Phoebe Sr.: I knew it! Wow!
Phoebe: Wait-wait-wait-wait! Puppies. Cute or ugly?
Phoebe Sr.: Oh, so cute.
Phoebe: Uh-huh, well!
Phoebe Sr.: You see?
Phoebe:But, um, still I'm... I'm mad at you.
Phoebe Sr.: I know. I'm mad at me too.
Phoebe: Well, um, do you wanna get something to eat? I'm kinda hungry.
Phoebe Sr.: Hey! Me too!
Phoebe: All right, stop it. Now you're just doing it to freak me out.

Ross: I fell asleep!
Rachel: You fell asleep?
Ross: It was 5:30 in the morning, and you had rambled on for 18 pages. Front and back! Oh-oh-oh, and by the way, Y-O-U-apostrophe-R-E means 'you are.' Y-O-U-R means 'your!'
Rachel: Ya know I can't believe I even thought about getting back together with you! We are so over!
Ross: Fine by me!
Rachel: Oh, oh, and hey-hey-hey, those little spelling tips will come in handy when you're at home on Saturday nights playing Scrabble with Monica!
Monica: Hey!
Rachel: Sorry! (to Ross) I just feel bad about all that sleep you're gonna miss wishing you were with me!
Ross: Oh, no-no-no don't you worry about me falling asleep. I still have your letter!
Rachel: And hey! Just so you know, it's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy, and it is a big deal!
Chandler: I knew it!

Chandler: We were playing Gin... Y'know if we were a couple, we could play this game naked.
Monica: Will you stop!
Chandler: Okay, all right.
Monica: Okay, all right. I think you're great, I think you're sweet, and you're smart... and I love you. But you will always be the guy who peed on me.


Written by Wil Calhoun
Directed by Shelly Jensen
Christine Taylor as Bonnie
Teri Garr as Phoebe, Sr.
Aired 9/25/97, 12/4/97