In a New York City coffee house called Central Perk, we're introduced to six friends: chef Monica Geller, data controller Chandler Bing who lives across the hall from Monica, Chandler's roommate/actor Joey Tribbiani, Monica's brother Ross Geller, new ageist Phoebe Buffay, and "born to be a wife" Rachel Green. One of the friends is just getting into a relationship and two are just getting out of one each. Monica is in the former category, going on a real/not-so-real date, dates with guys she's interested in being a rare occurrence. But she is excited by her upcoming one with Paul the Wine Guy from her place of work. Out on their date, their intimate conversation includes the fact that trauma from his last relationship has left him sexually incapable, something that only the right woman like Monica can fix, and she apparently does. Later however she finds that it was just a line to get her into bed, and thus her streak with the "wrong guy" continues. Ross is one of the two in the ... Written by
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The interstitial music and city scene after Rachel is shown sitting at the bay window to her preparing coffee for Joey and Chandler originally featured a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge with the World Trade Center towers prominently in the background. After the September 11 attacks, the interstitial scene was changed to a shot of the exterior of the building where Monica. Joey, and Chandler lives. However the original scene can be seen on DVD releases published prior to the attacks. See more
As Monica is walking to her room and steps on Paul's watch, if you look carefully, you can see that she just steps on the band. That would not damage the watch. See more
Hey, Phoebs, do you wanna help?
Oh, I wish I could, but I don't want to.
References The Sound of Music
The Star-Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith See more