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"Friends" The One with the Rumor (2001)

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Director:
Writers:
David Crane (created by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
22 November 2001 (Season 8, Episode 9)
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Plot:
Will, an old friend of Ross' is in town and Monica invited him for Thanksgiving dinner. Will used to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gary Halvorson 
 
Writing credits
David Crane  created by &
David Crane  creator &
Marta Kauffman  created by &
Marta Kauffman  creator

Shana Goldberg-Meehan (writer)

Produced by
Richard Allen .... co-producer
Sherry Bilsing .... supervising producer (as Sherry Bilsing-Graham)
Kevin Bright .... executive producer
Noel Bright .... associate producer
Brian Buckner .... supervising producer
Ted Cohen .... co-executive producer
David Crane .... executive producer
Shana Goldberg-Meehan .... executive producer
Sebastian Jones .... supervising producer
Marta Kauffman .... executive producer
Dana Klein .... co-producer (as Dana Klein Borkow)
Wendy Knoller .... producer
Mark J. Kunerth .... co-producer (as Mark Kunerth)
Ellen Plummer .... supervising producer
Andrew Reich .... co-executive producer
Mary Rodriquez .... associate producer
Scott Silveri .... executive producer
Todd Stevens .... co-executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Nick McLean 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Prime 
 
Casting by
Leslie Litt 
 
Art Direction by
Joe Stewart 
 
Set Decoration by
Greg J. Grande  (as Greg Grande)
 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
 
Makeup Department
Jonathan Hanousek .... hair stylist
Robin Siegel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Allen .... unit production manager
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production (2000-2004)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Piñero .... second assistant director
Ben Weiss .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kim Bolanowski .... assistant property master
Marjorie Coster .... property master (as Marjorie Coster-Praytor)
Daren Janes .... set designer
 
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor
Jessica Goodwin .... sound editor (as Jessica A. Dickson)
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer (as Charlie McDaniel III)
Kathy Oldham .... re-recording mixer
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Fredburg .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Greer .... camera operator
George Gregory .... grip and dolly grip
Andy Kessler .... second assistant camera
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator
Kevin McGill .... first assistant camera
Heather Sims .... stand-in: on-camera
Gary Baum .... camera operator (uncredited)
Patricia Gregory .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Alex Newman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Gould .... costume supervisor
Julie Heath .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Rick Dalby .... final colorist
Greg Pastore .... telecine assist
Gordon Ferris .... negative conforming supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
The Rembrandts .... performer: theme song
Michael Skloff .... composer: additional music
Michael Skloff .... composer: title theme
Allee Willis .... lyrics
 
Other crew
Robert Carlock .... executive story editor
Roger Christiansen .... technical coordinator
R. Lee Fleming Jr. .... executive story editor
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor
John Penna .... production accountant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Crane  creator
Marta Kauffman  creator

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Additional Details

Runtime:
22 min (approx.) | Argentina:30 min | USA:22 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were a couple at the time this episode first aired.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Once Rachel has bought her yearbook out and put it down on the couch, it falls down the back of the cushions and appears on the top of them again in every shotSee more »
Quotes:
Monica:This is my husband Chandler. Chandler, this is Will.
Chandler:Hey, I'd shake your hand but I'm into the game, plus I think it would be better for my ego if we didn't stand right next to each other.
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
No Love, 20 May 2011
Author: ttapola from Finland

This just re-run on TV for approximately the zillionth time. But even after all the viewings over almost 10 years, it hasn't lost any of its greatness. This is without a doubt one of the best Friends episodes ever.

While not perfect (in the sense that, for instance, Monty Python and the Holy Grail - at the time of writing, the 73rd best film of all time in the IMDb Top 250 - is perfect), this is a remarkable achievement. Since too much analysis takes the fun out of fun, the following are just some of the things that make this episode *great*.

Great script. From the first scene to the last, constantly delivering laughs, which is not as easy as one might think. "The Rumor" is just one of the sources of humor here. The fact that there are none of the usual The Central Perk scenes and that Brad's character is the only one besides the regulars here demands some witty dialog, and fortunately there is plenty on offer.

Proper use of the Special Celebrity Guest Star. Sure, it adds another layer that at the time, in real life, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married and the writers did a really good job in using that to their advantage. More importantly, unlike some celebrity guests, Brad is given a great character to play and he delivers a killer performance. Some have not been given a great character and some celebrities have just phoned in their performance. Even more importantly, Brad's character does *not* steal the spotlight from the regulars.

In the end, all this amounts to a well-deserved 9/10. The only thing missing is something *special*, something permanent, happening to make this episode truly Classic.

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