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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This is the last episode where the duck is mentioned until the final episode 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 »


Joey: The vicar won't be home for hours.
Rachel: [shocked] Joey, where'd you learn that word?
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Rachel's erotic book makes success with Joey
12 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rachel gives Monica the idea of starting to organize her wedding from the beginning. Chandler tries to participate, but Monica is very hard to deal and wants to choose everything.

Phoebe asks Ross to live in his house temporarily,since Monica and Chandler are going to need more privacy. When Ross arrives in his house, he discovers that Phoebe is using his apartment to do massages in her clients.

Joey starts to sleep in Monica's house, because his duck got sick. One day,when he goes to Rachel's bedroom to sleep, he finds Rachel's dirty book in her bed, and from this day on, he starts to mock her about the book, saying it's quotations.

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