Friends: Season 2, Episode 14

The One with the Prom Video (1 Feb. 1996)

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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... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Jack Geller (as Elliot Gould)
Patrick Kerr ...
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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prom | lobster | bracelet | videotape | vhs | See more »


Comedy | Romance


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1 February 1996 (USA)  »

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The first time Courteney Cox wore her fat suit in "The One With The Prom Video", Matthew Perry walked by her without knowing who she was. See more »


On Chandler and Joey's first foosball table there is a plastic/glass covering over the table that appears occasionally, but the majority of the time it's not there. See more »


Monica: [after watching the video] I can't believe you did that.
Ross: Yeah, well...
[Rachel walks to Ross and kisses him]
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References Rocky III (1982) See more »


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Performed by Chris Isaak
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Friends: The One with the Prom Video
20 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This one of the classic Friends episode. Ross still hopes to get with Rachel but she makes it clear that it won't happen. In the meantime Monica gets a tape from her parents of their prom night and they watch it. And this is what makes this episode so amazing! All actors are great at being their younger self and they all get something about their physical appearance that makes them look different and is funny for us: Monica being fat, Rachel's big nose, Ross's hair style. And watching Ross being ready to take Rachel to the prom and all dressed and then see her leaving the house with Chip was absolutely heartbreaking. Very well done, David Schwimmer! And Rachel going to him and kissing him after seeing the video causes even more cheering than it would otherwise thanks to it. A great idea, very well done

The Chandler and Joey story about bracelets is also great. It is funny and also shows them caring for each other which is a great part of their amazing "bromance".

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