Friends: Season 6, Episode 10

The One with the Routine (16 Dec. 1999)

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On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.


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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
The Stage Manager
The Tall Guy
Sandra Plazinic ...
Dancer on Platform
The Dancing Girl


Janine is going to be a party person in a New Year's Eve TV broadcast and asks Joey, Monica and Ross to come along for the taping. Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for the gifts Monica got for them while the others are at the taping. Monica and Ross really want to be on TV but they would have to dance on the platform which only the selected people can. They put on the "routine" - a dance they did in primary school - for the selection guy and they get to dance on the platform. Joey wanted to kiss Janine on the fake midnight but missed his chance. When they get back home Janine kisses Joey. Written by Anonymous

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The episode opens with the decorating of Monica's Christmas tree, although Monica and Ross are Jewish. See more »


In the first few seconds of the show after the theme song, right after he mentions the origin of the Dreidle, Ross can be seen mouthing words though no sound comes out. See more »


[Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler are looking for Monica's Christmas presents]
Phoebe: [finds a bag under the couch]
Phoebe: Oh! We have a large one!
Rachel: It's a Macy's bag!
Phoebe: [turns it over and an old shoe falls out]
Phoebe: Ooh! Who's it for?
Rachel: [reads note attached to shoe] "Dear losers, do you really think I would hide presents under the couch? P.S. Chandler, I knew they'd break you."
Phoebe: Uh oh. I think she may be on to us.
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It's Christimas!!
8 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

It's Christimas and the Friends are decorating the Christmas tree in Monica's house. Joey still is resisting to be near Janine, that he still likes. Janine is going to dance in a TV program called ''Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve'', which Monica and Ross are big fans since they were kids. Janine invites Joey to go the program and to be her dancing partner, and also invites Ross and Monica because they are big fans of the show. Joey has a plan to kiss Janine when the fake New Year's counting starts.

Ross and Monica stay ridiculous dancing together and trying to appear on TV in any way.

Phoebe and Rachel go search Monica's Christimas presents for them, and Chandler, who was reluctant at first, ends up joining them to search the presents too, since the girls told him that they need to give a present as good as the one Monica is going to give.

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