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The One with Rachel's Book 

Monica learns her parents have spent her entire wedding fund. Phoebe temporarily moves into Ross's apartment, bringing her massage clients with her. Joey mocks Rachel when he finds an erotic novel she is reading.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Suzanne Lanza ...


The wedding planning starts and Monica already has a whole book full of information on everything you need for a wedding. Joey takes a nap in Rachel's bed and finds out that she reads dirty books and doesn't stop teasing Rachel about it. To give Monica and Chandler a little time on their own Phoebe moves in with Ross for a couple of days. Ross freaks out when Phoebe does her massages at Ross' place and asks her to see her clients elsewhere. One of Phoebe's clients comes by when Phoebe isn't there and Ross gives him a weird massage. Monica's parents spent the money for Monica's wedding on the beach house so there is no money for the wedding. Chandler has saved exactly the amount they need for Monica's dream wedding but Chandler won't spend all of his savings on one day. The old man Ross massaged is not coming back after the bad massage he got. If Monica wants the perfect wedding Chandler will spend all the money they have but Monica decides that she wants a future and not spend their ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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12 October 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the blackboard behind Ross when he's telling his students that he came up with the idea for Jurassic Park, it says that he was bitten by a mosquito and had a dream which led to the idea. See more »


When Monica and Chandler are discussing whether to spend their savings on their wedding or their future, Monica says "you said cat but you meant dog right?" But it's a recurring theme throughout the show that Chandler is scared of dogs. See more »


Monica Geller: I can't believe, there is no money for my wedding?
Judy Geller: We might still have some money if your father hadn't thought it was a good idea to sell *ice* over the internet.
Jack Geller: It seemed like such a simple idea.
Judy Geller: Stupid, Jack. The word is stupid.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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The One with Rachel's Book
19 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story with Rachel's book wasn't so great except when Joey dresses up as a vicar or at least what vicar means to him. And then Rachel scares him away, although how could Joey be scared by that?

Monica is annoying again by wanting to waste all the money Chandler saved on a party. Luckily he steps down, although writers ruin it again by making him step back and offer her to pay for that silly idea. Can't they just let the guy stick to his decision when he is right?

The one good story is the one with Ross and massages. I don't really understand what was so wrong about Phoebe massaging people that she even was hiding it from Monica and Chandler but this gave us a funny story so I don't care. Ross's massage technique was great, very creative!

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