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The One with Monica's Thunder 

The gang celebrate Monica and Chandler's engagement, however Ross and Rachel upstage them by briefly reuniting.


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


It's still the night of Monica and Chandler's engagement and they all dress up to go drink champagne at the Plaza. Rachel is a little sad and lonely and asks Ross whether they want to have a night together with no strings attached. Monica catches them kissing and is upset because she waited her whole life for that day and thought it would only be about her engagement but now it is about Rachel and Ross getting back together - they stole "Monica's thunder". Monica is really upset and doesn't want to go out for champagne anymore. Monica and Rachel have a huge fight and Rachel admits that she kissed Ross because she was sad about not even being close to getting married. Monica forgives Rachel. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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12 October 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the group first laughs at Joey mentioning he's auditioning to play the part of a 19 year-old, Chandler jokes that the audition must take part in 1986. Matt LeBlanc, who plays Joey, would have been been 19 in 1986, whereas Joey the character would have been 17. See more »


When Phoebe is singing her song about how when she first met Chandler she thought he was gay, the door to the guest room is open. Then Monica says something to her and in the following shot, the guest room door behind Phoebe is closed. See more »


Phoebe: Check it out! Okay, I can play this when guests are coming in. Okay
Phoebe: 'First time I met Chandler, I thought he was gay But here I am singing on his wedding day!'
Monica: Phoebe!
Phoebe: If you would've let me finish, it goes on to say that he's probably not gay.
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »


First Time I Met Chandler
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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The one Chandler and Monica are engaged
12 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chandler tells Ross that he and Monica are engaged. Monica is celebrating the fact on the balcony, yelling to all her neighbors that she is engaged. Monica invites all Friends to celebrate the engagement with her and Chandler, but her plans are ruined when she sees Ross and Rachel kissing each other near her door. She thinks they are trying to steal her thunder and stays mad with them.

Joey tells everybody that he needs to be handsome for the next day, since he is going to play a 19 year old guy. (Joey's acting performance and clothes are soo ridiculous!)

Chandler has problems having an erection, and he and Monica don't have success in doing sex, for Chandler's despair.

Phoebe does whatever she can to convince Monica to play in her wedding.

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