Friends: Season 7, Episode 2

The One with Rachel's Book (12 Oct. 2000)

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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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The Magna-Doodle in Joey and Rachel's apartment has a drawing of a Claddagh ring, which symbolizes love, friendship and loyalty. Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the heart facing outward, the wearer is not in any serious relationship and may be looking for a relationship. When worn on the right hand but with the heart facing inward, the person is in a relationship. A Claddagh worn on the left ring finger facing outward generally indicates that the wearer is engaged. When the ring is on the left ring finger and facing inward, it generally means that the person is married. See more »


The entire series, Ross is referred to as a "medical marvel" because they never thought his mom would be able to conceive a child. In this episode, Monica's parents are out to dinner with her and Chandler when they tell the story of when they got married and how he had gotten Judy pregnant before the wedding, accidentally. See more »


Monica Geller: We're really excited about our wedding plans, I guess pretty soon we'll be making a great withdrawal from the Monicas wedding fund.
Chandler Bing: [laughs awkwardly]
Monica Geller: What?
Judy Geller: You tell her, Jack, I can't do it.
Monica Geller: What happened, you still have the Monica wedding fund, don't you?
Jack Geller: Yes, we have it. Only now we call it the beach house.
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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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