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The One After Vegas 

Ross and Rachel deal with the aftermath of their drunken escapade. Phoebe and Joey take a road trip back to New York in Phoebe's grandmother's cab. Monica and Chandler ponder the idea of marriage.


(as Kevin S. Bright)


(created by) (as David Crane Arquette), (created by) (as Marta Kauffman Arquette) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Rachel Green (as Jennifer Aniston Arquette)
Phoebe Buffay (as Lisa Kudrow Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt LeBlanc Arquette)
Chandler Bing (as Matthew Perry Arquette)
Dr. Ross Geller (as David Schwimmer Arquette)
Rick (as Bill Stevenson)
the Attendant
the Croupier


Ross and Rachel wake up in bed together not remembering anything from the night before. Joey's movie is officially canceled. Chandler tells Joey that he almost got married to Monica but now realizes that they are moving too fast but does not know how to tell Monica. Monica talks to Phoebe as she feels the same but does not know how to tell Chandler. Ross and Rachel find out that they got married. They hope that the marriage can be annulled. Phoebe and Joey drive back to New York in Phoebe's cab. Ross decides not to annul the marriage because he doesn't want to be the guy who has 3 failed marriages. He thinks staying married to each other won't affect their lives. Rachel wants the annulment so Ross agrees. Chandler and Monica both pretend that they wanted to get married but they need a sign to do so. There are several signs but they just ignore them so they finally decide not get married yet but to move in together. Ross tells Rachel he got the annulment even though he didn't. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

23 September 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chandler says that the door hasn't been locked in five years, but they all get locked out on Thanksgiving in "the one where underdog gets away". See more »


At the end of series five Rachel and Ross get drunk in Las Vegas because Ross has used a permanent marker pen on Rachel's face, which they are told by the manufacturers cannot be removed and will only fade with time. She uses the same pen on him. At the beginning of series six they wake up together with all the markings on their faces but when they arrive downstairs for breakfast all the markings have been washed off completely. This is a major plot hole because if the markings were washable they would never have gotten drunk together and ended up marrying. See more »


Ross Geller: Aw, my little sister and my best friend... shackin' up.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to: "To Courteney and David, who did get married." See more »


References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »


Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by Matt LeBlanc
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The One Where Rachel And Ross Are Married...
19 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so hilarious. Even though it centers on Rachel and Ross, and their relationship, I still love this episode. In case you can't tell, I don't like Rachel and Ross.

In this episode, Rachel and Ross wake up realize that they're married. That's right. They got married in a Las Vegas chapel, when Chandler and Monica were going to. Meanwhile, since Joey's movie is officially cancelled, which makes me quite sad, because I thought it was going to be his big break, he and Phoebe drive Phoebe's grandmother's cab, back to New York City. Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker, well Joey does. Phoebe was asleep. Phoebe and the hitchhiker actually end up having a fun road trip, whilst Joey was sentenced to sitting in the back. Chandler realizes after almost getting married to Monica, that their relationship is going to fast. But he doesn't know how to tell her. But it turns out that Monica feels the exact same way. So instead of getting married, they decide to move in together. Ross decides to not get his marriage to Rachel annulled, after thinking about the fact that this would be his third failed marriage. Instead, he tells Rachel that he did get it annulled. Which she shouldn't believe, because you need both parties to be there to sign the papers.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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