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The One with the Red Sweater 

Monica, Phoebe and Joey advise Rachel to tell the father about the pregnancy. Chandler and Ross lose the wedding photos.



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Episode credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
the Anxious Wedding Guest
the Man at Wedding
Teresa Parente ...
the Woman at Wedding
Reggie Jordan ...
the Front Desk Clerk
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Joey ordered a porn movie in his hotel room at the wedding venue and it appears on bills for every room. Chandler is happy to be married but Monica feels miserable no longer to be a bride, so she can't help herself and opens wedding presents without him. When Ross, who cleaned the reception venue he didn't pick up the disposable wedding photo cameras so all the pictures are gone. He fears Monica will make his and Chandler's life miserable so Ross suggests they fake at least some at another wedding. 'Pregnant' Phoebe was ready to accept Joey's wedding proposal, till Monica tells him that Phoebe is not the expectant mother. Joey finds a sweater which Phoebe considers a clue to the identity of the father. Knowing the truth, Joey also proposes to Rachel. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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4 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The last appearance of Tag. See more »


Monica tears open the second gift revealing a brown box. The gift switches from being wrapped to being unwrapped between several shots. See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: Do you really want to start your life together by letting her down?
Chandler Bing: Marriage advice? Really?
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The One Where We Find Out Who The Father Is...
31 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Yes, we finally find out who the father of Rachel's baby is. And I have to tell you, I hated the answer, but I wanted to know, and I did find out, so the episode is still very good.

In this episode, we finally find out who the father of Rachel's baby is. We find out that he had a red sweater. And when Phoebe finds out who she thinks it is, she arranges to have Tag meet up with Rachel. It turns out that Tag wasn't the father, and at the very last second, we see Ross see the sweater and say, "Oh my sweater, I've been looking everywhere for this". Yes, that's right. Ross Gellar is the father. Bit of a downer, isn't it. For me it was. Monica is upset that she is no longer a bride, and that she is just a wife. How sad. So, to make herself feel better, she opens all of the presents without Chandler. Chandler and Ross accidentally lose all of the disposable cameras from the wedding. And to make sure Monica is happy, they get dressed, and head down to their wedding hall, and re-take photos. Chandler even kisses another woman to make it look like it was Monica. We find out that the cameras were in the wrong suitcase. But Monica can't be mad about the kiss, because she opened all of the presents.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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