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The One with the Proposal: Part 1 

Chandler's plan to propose to Monica at dinner is interrupted by Richard. Joey accidentally buys a boat at a silent auction. Ross and Elizabeth's relationship comes to a crossroad.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Mr. Thompson
Mr. Bowmont
Natasha Pearce ...
Anil Raman ...
First Dorm Guy
Jacqueline Schultz ...
Tony Nichols ...
The Maitre D'


Tonight is the big night for Chandler: he will propose to Monica. Rachel, Phoebe and Joey go to a beneficial dinner organized by Rachel's boss. Joey bids at a silent auction because he thought you had to guess the prize and therefore buys a boat for $20,000. Just as Chandler is about to propose Richard walks into the restaurant with his girlfriend and they sit at the table next to Chandler and Monica so Chandler can't propose. Elizabeth isn't as mature as Ross had thought so he breaks up with her. Chandler doesn't want to make Monica suspicious and find out about his plan so he acts as if he was still afraid of commitment. Richard goes to see Monica at the restaurant and says he still loves her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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18 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Last appereance of Elizabeth the young Ross's girlfriend See more »


At the beginning scene of Chandler's proposal dinner, the waiter brings a bottle of champagne with two glasses, one of which is already filled and he is pouring the other one. However the next shot both glasses are empty. And the white napkin around the champagne bottle also disappears. See more »


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Chandler is going to propose to Monica!!
9 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chandler shows all Friends the engagement ring he bought for Monica, and he tells them that he is going to propose Monica today. He has the perfect way to propose: during a perfect dinner. While they have dinner, Monica sees Richard and invites him to dinner with her and Chandler, what makes Chandler's idea to propose her doesn't work.

Rachel call the Friends to a charity event for the kids, and Phoebe and Joey are the ones who confirmed their presence.Ross cannot go, since he is going out with Elizabeth.

All Friends think that Ross' relationship doesn't have any future,since Elizabeth is very young, but Ross says he doesn't care. However, when he sees her throwing water balloons with her friends and one of her friends calls him ''dad'', Ross decides to end the relationship.(Ross feels like a babysitter near her and her friends.)

In the charity event, Joey gives a bid in an auction for a boat of U$2,000. Joey doesn't have the money, since he gave the bid only for fun, so Rachel tries to help him to fix everything.

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