Friends: Season 8, Episode 4

The One with the Videotape (18 Oct. 2001)

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Ross and Rachel tell the friends about the night they were together. Ross tells that he has a tape from that night.


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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Thornhill ...


Chandler and Monica thought they made new friends on the plane home after their honeymoon, but apparently Greg and Jenny gave them a fake phone number. After six months without sex, Ross takes Joey's advice to get past as many bases as possible with his latest date. He had been recording his routine, but forgot to turn the video off when Rachel marched in and so recorded their decisive single night of passion. Just because Ross insists on destroying the tape, Rachel decides she wants the friends to see it, despite Ross's warning he won't be the most embarrassed one. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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18 October 2001 (USA)  »

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The MagnaDoodle on Joey and Rachel's door reads, "I love NY". See more »


Before Ross begins telling his story, he says that he hadn't had sex in six weeks, but in the flashback scene, when he's talking to Joey, he says it's been six months. See more »


[debating whether to see Ross and Rachel's videotape]
Ross: You want to see it?
Rachel: Clearly, you don't want people to see it. Now I don't want people to see it either, but you so badly don't want people to see it makes me want to see it, you see?
Joey: Are we watching the tape or not?
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The one Ross and Rachel are on a videotape
14 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Monica and Chandler are back from their honeymoon, but all they can talk about is the couple they met, Greg and Jenny, who are also married. Phoebe and Joey are jealous of the situation, and when Monica and Chandler try to call to the couple in their supposed number, the only place they can reach is the grocery. Phoebe and Joey laugh at the situation and say that Greg and Jenny gave Monica and Chandler a fake number. This makes Monica and Chandler think about what they did wrong, and they end up fighting about each other's defects.

Monica asks Ross and Rachel to tell how they slept together, and Rachel says that Ross was the one who kissed her and made the first move. Ross stays angry with Rachel and says that Rachel did the first move, and he also mentions that he videotaped everything.

This makes Rachel stays angry with Ross, thinking that he videotaped everything om purpose.

The Friends give the idea of they all watch the tape to see who made the first move.

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