Friends: Season 7, Episode 16

The One with the Truth About London (22 Feb. 2001)

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Chandler is shocked to find out who Monica really wanted to sleep with the night they first got together. Meanwhile, Rachel gets into trouble with Ross when she teaches Ben practical jokes.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Ben Geller (as Cole Mitchell Sprouse)


Rachel watches Ben for an hour and is a little scared because she's never been alone with him before. Rachel teaches Ben practical jokes to entertain him but everybody hates the pranks. Chandler and Monica try to choose a minister but can't find one so they promise Joey that he can marry them. Joey gets his minister certificate on the Internet and writes his speech including the story how Chandler and Monica got together. Chandler finds out that Monica actually wanted to sleep with Joey when she knocked on the door but Chandler was the only one there. Chandler is really upset and doesn't want Joey to do the wedding anymore. Joey talks to him about how Chandler and Monica are meant for each other and nothing could take that away and Chandler is happy to let Joey do the wedding. Ross and Ben play a prank on Rachel so she will stop teaching them to Ben. Written by Anonymous

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When Ross and Ben were pranking Rachel, Jennifer Aniston didn't know anything about it and was really scared. See more »


In the original episode where they are leaving for London, Chander's condom box is red. In the flashback, when Joey comes back to get the condoms from Chandler, the box is blue. See more »


Carol Willick-Bunch: [calling from the kitchen] Rach, would you like some sugar in your coffee?
Rachel Green: Yes, I...
[to Ben]
Rachel Green: Do I want sugar in my coffee?
[Ben shakes his head]
Rachel Green: No. Just some milk would be good, Carol. Thanks.
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Smashing good episode!!
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode involves Monica's and Chandler's search for a minister to perform their wedding. Their quest for the perfect minister leads them to an unexpected candidate, and hilarity ensues! Meanwhile, Ross asks Rachel to watch Ben for him when he has to go to a meeting. Completely awkward around Ben, Rachel is overjoyed to find that Ben likes her stories of practical jokes that she and her sisters played on each other.

In an interesting side note, there is an entire sub-story that was dropped from the original episode showed on TV. Luckily, they included it on the DVD of season seven. The story involves a headache-stricken Phoebe accepting a pain reliever pill from Monica. Phoebe is amazed that her headache has been cured by Western medicine, but soon becomes obsessed with the list of possible side effects. This section of the story is very amusing and it is a shame that it wasn't included in the original episode.

Overall, this episode is full of laugh out loud moments that bring us back to our roots, including surprising twists in both story lines!

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