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The One with the Ring 

Chandler and Phoebe go looking for an engagement ring for Monica. Rachel tries to get Paul to open up to her.

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Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Only Phoebe is allowed to know about Chandler's plan to propose to Monica and they look for an engagement ring together. To cover for their secrecy Phoebe tells Ross that Chandler is mad at him. Things are going well between Rachel and Paul except Rachel wishes he would open up a little and talk more about himself. When Paul finally does share some stories he gets very emotional and can't stop crying. Chandler and Phoebe find the perfect ring but somebody buys it when Chandler goes to get his credit card from Joey. Chandler ends up buying a different, less nice ring but they are able to trade with the guy who bought the perfect ring. Rachel dumps Paul for being a cry baby. When Chandler tells the others about his plans they are overwhelmed and very happy. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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11 May 2000 (USA)  »

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The boys' favourite film is Die Hard yet they never even mention the similarity between Paul (played by Bruce Willis) and Bruce Willis. See more »

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When the Phoebe is trying on the jewelry and the revolutionary war musket, she asks the jeweler to try on the ring that her friend picked out. He asks for the "1920s princess cut ring" from the other jeweler who just sold the ring. The diamond could not be original to the 1920s ring since the princess cut was not developed until the 1960s See more »

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Chandler: [about the guy who bought the engagement ring Chandler had chosen] All right, where was he going?
Phoebe: Yeah, it's a restaurant, it's... the Rainbow something.
Chandler: Rainbow Room?
Phoebe: No.
Chandler: Rainbow Grill?
Phoebe: No.
Chandler: Somewhere over the...?
Phoebe: L'Espace.
Chandler: Rainbow L'Espace!
Phoebe: No, no. Just L'Espace.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The One with the Ring
19 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The greatest part of this episode is Phoebe and Chandler going to get a ring together. I liked how Chandler left to get his credit card and Phoebe stayed to guard the ring and yet let someone buy it because she was playing with jewelry and the gun. An even better part is when they go to change the ring back. Phoebe pretending that she is dying was funny and I must say a great idea, this is probably what made the man change the ring! And then Chandler ruins the proposal to make it even better

Not bad is also the story of how Paul turns from a guy who didn't want to share his feelings to a guy who couldn't stop crying. I must say it made me think that Bruce Willis is really not right for the sitcoms, although he usually is a great actor


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