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The One with the List 

Ross makes a list of pros and cons to decide whether to be with Julie or Rachel. Meanwhile, Monica gets a job making food with a disgusting synthetic chocolate substitute.



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Rachel tells Phoebe and Monica, Ross tells Chandler and Joey about their kiss. Ross doesn't know what he's doing because he can't figure out whether to be with Julie or Rachel. Everyone (including Julie) is at Central Perk and Phoebe sings a song about their love triangle. Monica gets a new job making up recipes for a synthetic chocolate substitute. Chandler, Joey and Ross make a list with Julie and Rachel's pros and cons to make it easier for Ross to pick one of them. Monica makes Phoebe and Rachel try her terrible Mockolate recipes. Ross breaks up with Julie and Rachel is very happy but she sees the list they wrote and is not exactly happy... they argue and Rachel doesn't want to be with Ross anymore. Ross gives everything to win Rachel back. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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16 November 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Season 2 is the only season in the entire 10 year run of Friends where the group do not plan or sit down to a Thanksgiving meal together. The holiday is only briefly referred to in The One With The List when Monica is at a job interview and later when she trying to come up with recipes for the 'Mockolate' chocolate. See more »


One of the items on Ross's list of Rachel's good qualities (which he is shouting out to her while climbing up the fire escape to her balcony) is " great you are with Ben!" Ironically, in every subsequent story where Rachel is tasked with watching Ben [all the way to season 7], we learn that she knows nothing about babies, she holds Ben "like a bomb", and generally she has never been around babies since the time she was one. See more »


Chandler: [after doing a list of Rachel's pros and cons] All right, let's do Julie. What's wrong with her?
Ross: She's not Rachel.
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Are you kidding me?
8 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Worst episode so far. After all of the scrambling around both Ross and Rachel get what they want, each other. But then Rachel has a hissy fit over a list that Ross composed trying to figure out if he wants to stay with Julie, or move on to Rachel.

Complete T.V. writer garbage. Anyone who actually feels the same way the Rachel character does needs serious mental help. A guy you are crazy about makes a list of a few minor flaws about you and all of a sudden you won't be with him anymore? Considering she actually spent an entire episode bemoaning the fact that she didn't want to be a waitress anymore how can she be upset by what others think when she doesn't even respect her job? Ditsy? Umm, yeah, she admits as much.

Look I get it, the writers wanted to prolong the tension, but the whole thing is so obviously manufactured and completely contrary to the characters as they've been presented up to this point.

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