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The One with Ross's Wedding: Part One 

Phoebe tries to help Rachel deal with her feelings as the rest of the gang head to London for Ross and Emily's wedding.


(as Kevin S. Bright)


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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Herself (as Sarah the Duchess of York)
The Vendor


Even before they leave the apartment, Joey drives Chandler crazy by forgetting everything useful, even his passport, but crying every five seconds "London, baby!", and photographing absolutely everything all the time, as if 6 hours on an airplane with Monica weren't bad enough. Emily was already a nervous wreck, but when she and Ross show Monica her dream site for the wedding that hall is already torn down, ahead of schedule! Ross hears Monica made her consider postponing and freaks out about their parents and transatlantic guests; she answers then they better call it off altogether. Back home, Phoebe makes Rachel realize how much she still loves Ross, so she helps her make up her mind, but warns her it's too late to get Ross back- yet Rachel rushes to London. When Joey insists to buy and wear an ostentatious Union Jack souvenir hat, Chandler refuses to spend the rest of the day thus; instead of being lost and miserable, Joey has a great afternoon, even photographed with Fergie, but ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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7 May 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The finale was filmed in three parts, first the scenes with Lisa Kudrow were filmed in Los Angeles, then everybody went to London and they filmed the scenes on the street, then they filmed the dinner and other scenes in a studio in London before an audience. See more »


When Monica, Ross and Emily are on their way to the church Monica frowns on the fact that Ross and Emily decides to serve chicken on their wedding - meaning that something like salmon are more classy than chicken. However, she is serving chicken at her own wedding. In season 7, episode 7 (T.O.W Ross's library book) Janice comes to the restaurant where Monica works to complain about the chicken. Later when Monica tells Chandler that Janice invited herself to the wedding she exclaims, "Oh my god, she's not gonna like the chicken that night either is she?" See more »


The Gentleman on the Plane: [Rachel is nervously tapping out a discordant beat on an airplane magazine, much to the annoyance of the Englishman next to her] Uh, excuse me, excuse me. If you're planning on doing throughout the entire flight, please tell me now so that I can take a sedative. Or perhaps slip you one.
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References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »


Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Lyrics and Music by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
Performed by Gary Portnoy
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The Friends go to London
2 January 2015 | by (Nigeria) – See all my reviews

Chandler was out of character in this episode; mean and grumpy. Half of the time Joey is irritating when he displays his dimwit behaviour but Chandler and the others mostly ignore it out of affection for him. I love the music used in the London scenes; The Clash's 'LONDON CALLING' and Roger Miller's 'ENGLAND SWINGS'. Emily made me laugh when she didn't understand Ross's signal for time-out. Monica annoyed me with the way she tentatively tried to make Emily switch from Chicken Kiev to Salmon because it would be 'more elegant.' Order Salmon at YOUR OWN wedding, Monica! And what sort of idea is postponing the wedding for another time, instead of finding another place for the ceremony? Monica can be such a fool and I was furious her idea made Ross and Emily argue. But Ross arranging the half demolished hall as best as he could and then showing it to Emily was very sweet. I also liked the surprise cameo by the Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson. My brothers admire him so they were astonished when I called them over to see him play the role of a vendor who sells a hat to Joey. Joey was funny with the map thing and then bumping into Fergie, Duchess of York who was friendly at first but then beat a hasty retreat when Joey, being Joey starts to hit on her. Rachel is PLAIN selfish, it's harsh but true. First she's jealous about Ross and Emily then pretended she's not, refused to go to London with the others and finally realises she still loves Ross, packing her bag to go and stop the wedding, even though she knew very well Ross loved Emily. I was not pleased with that.

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