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"Friends" The One with Rachel's Going Away Party (2004)

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Friends: Season 10: Episode 16 -- As Rachel prepares to leave for Paris, the gang hosts a farewell party for her.


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29 April 2004 (Season 10, Episode 16)
As Rachel prepares to move to Paris, Monica throws a going-away party for her. Rachel privately talks to everyone during the party except for Ross... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gary Halvorson 
Writing credits
David Crane (created by) &
Marta Kauffman (created by)

Andrew Reich (written by) &
Ted Cohen (written by)

Produced by
Sherry Bilsing .... co-executive producer
Kevin Bright .... executive producer
Brian Buckner .... co-executive producer
Robert Carlock .... producer
Richard Choi .... associate producer
Ted Cohen .... executive producer
David Crane .... executive producer
Shana Goldberg-Meehan .... executive producer
Sebastian Jones .... co-executive producer
Marta Kauffman .... executive producer
Dana Klein .... supervising producer (as Dana Klein-Borkow)
Wendy Knoller .... producer
Ellen Kreamer .... co-executive producer (as Ellen Plummer)
Mark J. Kunerth .... supervising producer
Andrew Reich .... executive producer
Mary Rodriquez .... coordinating producer
Scott Silveri .... executive producer
Todd Stevens .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Nick McLean (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Prime 
Casting by
Leslie Litt 
Art Direction by
Joe Stewart 
Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande  (as Greg Grande)
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Jonathan Hanousek .... hair stylist
Kathleen Karridene .... makeup artist
Robin Siegel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Noel Bright .... unit production manager
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production (2000-2004)
Jason D. Keller .... post-production supervisor (as Jason Keller)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Piñero .... second assistant director
Ben Weiss .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kim Bolanowski .... assistant property master
Marjorie Coster .... property master
Daren Janes .... set designer
Chet Maxwell .... props
Brian J. McNamara .... electronic graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charlie McDaniel III)
Tom Ruff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... Flame artist
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Carmine .... Director of Photography 2nd Unit
George Hesse .... first assistant camera
Ron P. Jaffe .... still photographer: additional photography
Andy Kessler .... second assistant camera
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator
Dana Ross Martin .... camera operator (as Dana Ross)
Kevin McGill .... first assistant camera
Heather Sims .... stand-in: on-camera
Patricia Gregory .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alex Newman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Gould .... costume supervisor
Julie Heath .... costume supervisor
Marie Schley .... costumer
Editorial Department
Rick Dalby .... final colorist
Greg Pastore .... telecine assist
Gordon Ferris .... negative conforming supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
The Rembrandts .... performer: theme song
Michael Skloff .... composer: additional music
Michael Skloff .... composer: title theme
Allee Willis .... lyrics
Other crew
Roger Christiansen .... technical coordinator
Seth Cohen .... production assistant
Benay Karp .... animal trainer
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor
John Penna .... production accountant (uncredited)
Elisa Robichaud .... production intern (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Crane  creator
Marta Kauffman  creator

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Additional Details

USA:22 min | 22 min (approx.) | Argentina:30 min (including commercials) | USA:24 min (extended DVD edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When Erica is going into labor, Monica has to sit down from freaking out. This is mocking as if she was the one who was pregnant. Courteney Cox was actually pregnant at the time of filming.See more »
Continuity: Chandler finds some racy pictures of Monica's grandmother and shows them to Monica. Moments later, Erica comes in and Chandler takes the photos from Monica. The camera changes angles and the photos have now disappeared from Chandler's hands.See more »
Monica Geller-Bing:Oh wow, can you believe you are like three weeks away!
Erica:I know.
Monica Geller-Bing:You don't mind me touching you belly, do you?
Erica:No, I don't mind you touching my belly, but right now your hands kinda blocking the part the baby's gonna come out!
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Movie Connections:
References Girls Gone Wild on Campus 2 (2003) (V)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The One with Rachel's Going Away Party, 16 September 2011
Author: ComedyFan2010 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

And so we are almost at the end....In this episode Rachel says goodbye to all her friends during her party. Those are very sweet and at the same time funny. Like the one when her and Monica are crying to each other. And Ross's reaction to not getting a personal good bye was pretty good!

We also get laughs from the mysterious handcuffs found in Rachel's old room. I like how Phoebe was criticizing them for not being good enough and the answer to who they belong to was pretty great as well

And we get a good ending that makes us wait for the big finale. Erica is in labour and Rachel and Ross kiss

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