Friends (1994–2004)
1 user 1 critic

The One with Rachel's Crush 

After seeing Kathy's play, Chandler becomes convinced she is cheating on him with her co-star. Rachel develops a crush on one of her customers. Monica becomes jealous when she realizes she is no longer the 'hostess'.


(as Dana J. deVally)


(created by), (created by) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


After her former department at Bloomingdales was abolished, Rachel gets a new job: personal shopper for big spending clients; one of them, Joshua Bergen, really appeals to her, so she lures him back after hours with his 'lost' wallet, but even Joeys misunderstood suggestion to offer him Knicks tickets doesn't quite work out. Chandler is terribly jealous when he thinks his girlfriend Kathy gets too intimate with her thespian counterpart, and she takes it badly enough to break up with him- once he's no longer drunk, he's a wreck and realizes he didn't really know. Monica really misses being 'the hostess' now the boys have the big apartment, so she decides to make their tiny place 'even better'; she does a great job in two obsessive days non-stop, but is so tired she dozes off on the couch. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 January 1998 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The first episode in which Joey used his trademark line "How you doin'". See more »


When Rachel says, "Mister Waltham, I need to speak to you," he says, "In a moment, I'm in the middle of a task," and is holding two suit jackets in one hand. When the camera cuts to another angle, he has them in both hands. See more »


[talking about her new client]
Rachel Green: He's got the most beautiful name. I never realized. Joshua. Josh - Ua. Joshua.
See more »


References The Marrying Man (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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

The story with Rachel's crush is has both funny and weak sides. First of all I can't understand how she got a crush on Joshua. He is not an ugly man at all, but I just could see nothing so overwhelming about him that she would go nuts like that. It is also interesting how they think that a woman asking a guy out makes her look desperate. Is it just the 90's or their usual prudeness and old fashioned views that I have been noticing so often when watching it? But on the good side are all the funny attempts of Rachel to hit on him, those are pretty good! I especially like her saying "How you doin'?"

I wasn't really a fan of Chandler and Kathy story. It was neither funny nor did I like Perry's acting in it. It was sure his weak moment. The only good part about it was Ross saying "Well, if she thought they were on a break...."

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page