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The One with the Prom Video 

The gang watch a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Jack Geller (as Elliot Gould)
The Restaurant Manager
Roy Gublik (as Michael Ray Bower)
Lou Thornton ...


Monica still can't get a job, and money is becoming tight. Ross gets her to agree to ask her parents for money. Joey buys Chandler a hideous gold friendship bracelet, and overhears Chandler complaining about it to Phoebe. Ross continues to pine after Rachel, who Phoebe insists is his "lobster", but she makes it pretty clear that its not happening. However, when an old home video of Monica and Rachel's prom is discovered, Ross's true feelings for Rachel are shown. Written by WildwoodFlower08

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Comedy | Romance


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1 February 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Considered by many critics and fans to be the best episode of the series. See more »


In an earlier episode where all the friends gather around to watch the Prom video, Chandler makes some flippant comments upon seeing Monica in the Prom video, suggesting that he's never seen the fat Monica before. However, there are future episodes showing flashbacks of Chandler with a fat Monica together in college. See more »


Rachel Green: There is no us
Ross: No but...
Rachel Green: No, listen to me I fell for you and I get clobbered you fell for me then somehow I get clobbered again. I am tired of being clobbered it's just not worth it
Ross: But we...
Rachel Green: No, "we" are never going to happen, accept that
Ross: [Misunderstanding her] except what?
Rachel Green: [Speaking slower and clearer] no, accept that.
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References The A-Team (1983) See more »


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Written by Harold Faltermeyer
Performed by David Schwimmer
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Bracelet Buddies
11 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A classic Friends episode, not as good as the last one, but still great TV.

Plot In A Paragraph: Monica receives some boxes of things off her parents from her old bedroom, in their is an old videotape of her and Rachel getting ready for their prom, which reveals Ross made an unexpected gesture all those years ago. Meanwhile Joey buys Chandler an expensive gold bracelet which he hates.

I enjoyed the Joey and Chandler storyline more than the prom video, as both Perry and Le Blanc knock it out of the park, but the prom video is still great stuff.

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