Friends: Season 6, Episode 22

The One Where Paul's the Man (4 May 2000)

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Paul threatens to have Ross fired from the university if he continues to date Elizabeth. The girls put their names down on a waiting list for a wedding venue.

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Elizabeth's dad Paul tells Ross not to see Elizabeth anymore or he will call the university and have him fired. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel go to a museum and learn that the beautiful museum can be hired for weddings. There is a 2-year waiting list and they all make a reservation - if they don't have a guy by then they can always cancel it. Elizabeth and Ross don't stop seeing each other and agree to hide their relationship from Paul. They go to Elizabeth's grandma's cottage for the weekend but Rachel and Paul turn up as well. Ross catches Paul doing an embarrassing little dance calling himself "the man" and "the love machine" so Ross won't tell Rachel if Paul won't get him fired. Chandler finds out that Monica hired the museum for the wedding in his and her name. Chandler freaks out and tells Monica he isn't ready. She promises that it didn't mean anything and that she didn't mean to pressure him. As soon as Monica leaves the room we find out that Chandler is going to ask Monica to ... Written by Anonymous

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Bruce Willis won an Emmy for his performance as Paul Stevens. See more »

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When Paul brings Rachel a diet coke with ice, we see her holding the glass in her left hand. In the next shot, she's holding it in her right hand, only for it to be back in her left hand in the immediately following shot. See more »

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Monica Geller: Please, stop freaking out.
Chandler Bing: I'm not freaking out. Why would I be freaking out? A woman named Heldi called and said we were getting married, but that happens everyday.
Monica Geller: Honey, we were at this beautiful place, and I-I-I just put our names down for fun! I mean, what's the harm in that?
Chandler Bing: Right here!
Monica Geller: Chandler, please don't think I was trying to pressure you. Phoebe and Rachel...
Chandler Bing: Phoebe and Rachel! So the people that knew about our wedding before me were you, Phoebe and Rachel, Heldi, and apparently ...
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References Air Force One (1997) See more »

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The One Where Paul's the Man
19 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story about Ross and Paul doesn't get worse in this episode. Both Elizabeth/Ross and Paul/Rachel come to the cottage outside the city. And this brings us lots of funny scenes. The one when Rachel sees Ross under the couch is great. And also when Paul gets into his bedroom where Ross is hiding and Ross quietly gets under the couch I couldn't stop laughing. Paul's "I am the man" act that also finally got Ross the permission to date Elizabeth was a great idea as well

I also really liked the story about how Joey wanted his picture on the wall in dry cleaners. The fact that it mattered so much to him is already funny. And Ilia Volok who plays the dry cleaner is actually Russian, his language was perfect. Which is a good thing, I like it when they hire people to play someone from their nationality instead of actors who can't really pronounce anything in that language

The whole idea about Chandler being freaked out by the message was pretty good. Especially since it is surprising at the end that he wants to propose to Monica!


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