Friends: Season 8, Episode 7

The One with the Stain (8 Nov. 2001)

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Chandler hires a maid to clean the apartment and Monica promises to give her a chance. Eric broke up with Ursula and asks Phoebe out for lunch but he is still upset about Ursula and can't ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Mrs. Verhoeven


Chandler hires a maid to clean the apartment and Monica promises to give her a chance. Eric broke up with Ursula and asks Phoebe out for lunch but he is still upset about Ursula and can't look at Phoebe without seeing Ursula. Rachel is looking for an apartment because she can't stay with Joey once the baby is here. Monica is very patient with the cleaning lady but thinks the girl stole her jeans and is wearing them. Monica remembers dropping ink and making a stain in the crotch of the jeans and tries to find out if they really are her jeans. Phoebe and Eric make out but then Eric accidentally has sex with Ursula thinking it's Phoebe and that's the end of Phoebe and Eric's relationship. Monica makes Chandler make a move on Brenda to see whether the jeans are stained or not. It turns out Rachel borrowed Monica's jeans but Brenda quit already. Joey doesn't want Rachel to move out so he builds a baby room in his apartment to show Rachel that it would work with all of them living there. ... Written by Anonymous

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8 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Here are the Dutch translations: Woman: (To Ross) Zeer vereerd een vriend van mijn moeder te ontmoeten. Translation: I'm very honored to meet a friend of my mother's. Ross: Bedankt voor de koffie. Translation: Thanks for the coffee. Gunther: Jij spreekt Nederlands? Dat is te gek. Heb je familie daar? Translation: You speak Dutch That's cool. Do you have relatives there? Gunther: Ezel. Translation: Donkey or Ass. Gunther: Jij hebt seks met ezels. Translation: You have sex with donkeys. Ross: Bloemen. Translation: Flowers. See more »


When Brenda compliments Monica on her top, and Monica replies "You're not getting it", the way she scrunches up her top reveals a portion of her bra (and strap) and it's white; neither pink, nor lacy. However, the bra strap that Rachel tucks back into Monica's top later is pink, matching Brenda's pink bra which all the fuss was about. See more »


Phoebe: [Phoebe returns to Eric's apartment after having to leave] Ready to pick up where we left off?
Eric: I don't know. I'm still kinda tired from this afternoon.
Phoebe: This afternoon?
Eric: Yeah, you know, all the sex this afternoon.
Phoebe: We did not have sex this afternoon!
Eric: Yes, we did!
Phoebe: No we didn't!
Eric: Well, it was either you or
[realization dawns]
Eric: someone who looked an awful lot like you.
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The One with the Stain
3 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The whole story about the maid is just great. It is awesome how they managed to make Monica's nasty personality be actually funny in this episode. Chandler's reactions to it were also very well written and acted. Plus it is hilarious how this poor maid ended up quitting after feeling harassed by that crazy couple that was putting the head between her legs and trying to look at her bra

Phoebe dating Eric was a well thought story as well. Eric was very funny and it ended in a very good way, just to think that he slept with Ursula by mistake! It is sad that Sean Penn was there for such a short time but they couldn't have made this story end better

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