"Friends" The One with the Lesbian Wedding (TV Episode 1996) Poster


Marlo Thomas (Sandra Green) received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series" for her work in this episode.
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In one scene, Rachel said if her mother wanted to be like her she should consider copying her hairstyle. Besides the line being a jab at the trend of copying the "Rachel haircut" during the 1990s, nearly 30 years earlier Marlo Thomas (Sandra Green) became famous for a hairstyle that girls were trying to emulate when she starred on That Girl (1966) .
Costume/Prop Tie-in: When Phoebe first tells the gang about Mrs. Adelman's spirit "coming into her," Phoebe is wearing an ankh around her neck, an Egyptian symbol for eternal life.
Shortly before the episode aired, NBC hired 200 part-time operators to take what they expected would be a flood of phone complaints for portraying a lesbian wedding. They only received eleven calls.
This is one of the first gay weddings to feature in a tv show.
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Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature. As the star of "The Soupy Sales Show," he performed live on television for 13 years in Detroit, Los Angeles and New York before the program went into syndication in the United States and abroad. The high point of every show came when a sidekick launched a pie into Sales' face. Sales once estimated that he was hit by more than 25,000 pies in his lifetime. The gag became more than hilarious; it evolved into a hip badge of honor. Frank Sinatra was first in a long line of celebrities who clamored for the privilege to be cream-faced, including Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney, Sammy Davis Jr., Dick Martin and Burt Lancaster.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

At the end of the episode, the gang predicts that Chandler will be the last to get married. However, in actuality, Joey was the last. By the end of the show, Ross had been married three times, Rachel had been married once, Chandler and Monica married each other, and Phoebe married a gay ice dancer, then Mike. Joey was the only Friend who remained single. Matthew Perry is however the only friend who has not been married in real life.

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