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The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends 

"The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends" is an episode of Friends starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. Monica's willpower is tested when she bumps into Richard. Joey and Rachel exchange their favorite books. Phoebe dates an athletic guy who doesn't realize he has a "wardrobe malfunction".

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... Rachel Green
... Monica Geller
... Phoebe Buffay
... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
... Chandler Bing
... Dr. Ross Geller
... Dr. Richard Burke
... Gunther
... Robert
... Richard's Date
Steven Harad ... Clerk
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Monica bumps into Richard at the video shop. They go out for a burger just as friends. Rachel gets in late from work every night. Phoebe is dating a sporty guy. Joey and Rachel exchange their favourite books to see which one is better. Monica shows Richard how to cook lasagna and they make love. They wanna try being friends who sleep together. They have a great time together and Monica wants to be with him for real again. Richard would love to be with Monica but they're right back where they were and they both know how it's gonna end. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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30 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the opening scene in the video store, when Monica is talking to the clerk behind the counter, a movie poster for the 1977 film "One on One" starring Robby Benson can be seen hanging on the wall behind the counter. Benson directed this particular episode, along with several others during the show's run. See more »

Goofs

When Monica goes into her bedroom to find Richard in his tuxedo sitting on the bed, backstage areas of the set are very clearly visible through the bedroom door behind Monica. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: [upset because Joey's just ruined the end of 'The Shining' for her] All right... Okay. Laurie proposes to Jo and she says no even though she's still in love with him. And then he ends up marrying Amy.
Joey Tribbiani: Hey! Mine was by accident! All right. The boiler explodes and destroys the hotel and kills the dad.
Rachel: Beth dies.
Joey Tribbiani: [completely horrified] Beth... Beth dies?
[to Chandler]
Joey Tribbiani: If I keep reading is Beth gonna die?
Chandler Bing: No, Beth doesn't die. She doesn't die, does she, Rachel?
Rachel: What?
Dr. Ross Geller: Joey is asking if you've just ...
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References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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