Friends: Season 5, Episode 1

The One After Ross Says Rachel (24 Sep. 1998)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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A humiliated Emily runs away after Ross says Rachel's name at the altar. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica struggle to get time alone together.


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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Peter Eyre ...
The Registrar


Everyone is shocked to hear Ross say Rachel instead of Emily but they continue with the ceremony. Emily is really mad at Ross and says she hates him at the party. Monica and Chandler agree to only sleep together while they're in London. Emily flees the wedding through the bathroom window. Everyone except Rachel thinks it didn't mean anything that Ross said her name. Emily is utterly humiliated and never wants to see Ross again. The friends return to New York. Rachel is still in London an stand-by for a flight and Ross waits at the airport for Emily. Rachel and Ross are just about to go to Athens together because Ross already had the tickets for the honeymoon when Emily shows up. Ross chases after her while Rachel waits for him on the plane. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

24 September 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rachel returns from Greece, in real life Jennifer Aniston is half Greek and also lived in Greece for several years in addition to speaking Greek fluently. See more »


On the flight back from London to New York the direction on the monitor in front of the seats is wrong. The little plane on the screen is going from left to right indicating that the flight is actually going from New York to London. It should be from right to left. You can clearly see it when Joey is talking to Chandler. See more »


Joey Tribbiani: Hey, dude! Let me in, I got a girl out here.
Chandler Bing: Well I've got a girl in here.
Joey Tribbiani: No you don't, I just saw you go in there with Monica.
Chandler Bing: Well, we're... we're hanging out in here!
Joey Tribbiani: Which one of us is gonna be having sex in there, me or you?
Chandler Bing: Well, I suppose I would have to say
[the last word in a growl]
Chandler Bing: YOU. Look, what if we're watching a movie in here?
Monica Geller: Yeah, which we are, and we already paid for it. It's My Giant.
Joey Tribbiani: My Giant? I love that movie!
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Crazy Credits

All the scenes in the opening credits are from the London episodes. See more »


References Armageddon (1998) See more »


God Save the Queen
Lyrics by Henry Carey
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The One After Ross Says Rachel
11 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After the brilliant season finale, the first episode of the 5th season doesn't disappoint.

The beginning when Ross is trying to clear things with Emily and to make the party happen were funny. Especially when he tells Joey to dance and he starts dancing in his weird way

One of the best parts is to see Chandler and Monica trying to find a place where they can have sex while in Londin because what happens in London doesn't count. Everyone is ruining it for them! Even on the plane. And again we see that this will go on because they can't stop even when coming home

And the ending of this episode is pretty cool again. It keeps it exciting

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