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The One with the Videotape 

Ross and Rachel tell everyone about the night they were together. They have two different stories of how it happened until Ross accidentally reveals that he videotaped it. Not surprisingly, everyone wants to see it.


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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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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1.33 : 1
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When Rachel and Ross are previewing the videotape at the end of the episode, they were actuality watching Blue's Clues. See more »


When Joey learns that Rachel is pregnant, he says there was a dude that spent the night. He says he never saw the guy but he left his sweater behind. Joey actually saw and spoke with Ross, who was wearing the sweater, the night he spent with Rachel. He should have recognized the sweater as belonging to Ross. See more »


Ross: [Pleading] Please help me I have a date tonight, it has to go well I'm scared for my health.
Joey: [Thinking quickly] Okay, I got something, it's a story I came up with. It's very romantic. I swear any woman that hears it, they become "putty".
Ross: Really? Well, tell it to me.
Joey: [Genuinely warning him] Now you're going to want to have sex with me, but remember it's just "a story".
Ross: [Sarcastically] I'll try to control myself.
Joey: Okay, years ago when I was backpacking through Western Europe...
Ross: [Doubtfully] You were ...
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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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