"Friends" The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (TV Episode 1997) Poster


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When Ross takes the picnic to Rachel's office and sets fire to her desk she says to the person she is on the phone to 'I have Shemp in my office'. She is referring to Shemp Howard, best known for his role as the 3rd Stooge in The Three Stooges.
As the song, "With or Without You" by U2 plays at the bar, Ross tells Chloe he likes the song. It is the same song he dedicated to Rachel on the radio in "The One With The List" (#2.8).
Angela Featherstone, who plays Chloe, is in The Wedding Singer. She plays Linda who leaves Robbie at the altar. Christina Pickles, who plays Ross and Monica's mom, is also in The Wedding Singer.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This episode is exactly a season after Rachel and Ross' trip to the planetarium(their second date), signifying that their relationship literally lasted an "exact year".
In this episode, Mark admits to Rachel that he has a crush on her and tries to hit on her when he goes to her apartment to comfort her after her fight with Ross. This shows that Ross' insecurities regarding Mark were somewhat justified.
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