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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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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
The Jeweler
The Customer
Janet S. Blake ...
Jeweler #2


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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Release Date:

11 May 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Rachel comes into the apartment while Paul is writing down his feelings, she places her purse and a brown bag on their sides on the counter. They remain on their sides until the very last shot when Paul approaches Rachel at the end, and then you briefly see both the purse and bag standing upright. See more »


Chandler: Sir, would you mind if you held out that ring and asked my to marry you?
Jeweler: OK... Will you marry me?
Chandler: Oh my God, that's it, that's the ring. How much is it?
Phoebe: Wait, Chandler, I'll handle this. How much IS it?
Jeweler: $8,600.
Phoebe: We will give you ten dollars.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Chandler chooses the perfect ring!
9 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chandler has serious doubts about which engagement ring he should buy to give Monica, and he asks Phoebe for some help to pick the perfect ring. (Phoebe is the only one who knows that Chandler will propose to Monica!) Chandler finds the perfect ring, but it costs U$ 8.600. He needs to get his credit card with Joey, so he asks Phoebe to be responsible to watch the ring while he is not in the store. But Phoebe gets distracted and another guy buys the ring that Chandler wanted to give Monica.

Rachel tells Phoebe that Paul is a very serious and introverted guy, that hardly says about his feelings. This is annoying Rachel a lot, since she almost doesn't know anything about him and when she asks him about something he almost doesn't develop the chat. When Rachel asks Paul about his childhood,however, he cries a lot, making their dinner be canceled and Rachel be nervous and irritated. Now, the problem is the opposite: Paul won't stop crying. So Rachel ends up their relationship.

Ross and Joey think that Chandler is ignoring them, but Chandler tells them that he is going to propose Monica.

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