Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with Ross's Thing 

Ross seeks medical help when he finds a mysterious skin condition on his backside. Phoebe struggles to choose between two guys; Monica can't decide what to do about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.


Shelley Jensen


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Jon Favreau ... Pete Becker
Kevin McDonald ... Guru Saj
Matt Battaglia ... Vince
Robert Gant ... Jason
Richard Gant ... Dr. Rhodes
Carole Goldman ... Mrs. Becker
Douglas Looper Douglas Looper ... Fireman (as Doug Looper)


"Ross' Thing" is something on his derrière. He doesn't know what it is. Chandler doesn't know what it is. Joey doesn't know what it is. A large contingent of conventional doctors don't know what it is. So Phoebe sends him to Guru Saj, her herbalist, to figure out what it is. Guru Saj doesn't know exactly what it is, but solves the problem, not with medicine, conventional or otherwise. Meanwhile Pete mentions to Monica that he has something important to tell her. When Joey finds out that Pete has paid $50,000 to a ring designer, engagement ring comes to everyone's mind. Although Monica originally thinks she will say no if Pete asks her to marry him, the thought of saying yes becomes more and more appealing. However the question has to come first. On another dating front, Phoebe ends up dating two guys at the same time, Vince the beefy fireman, and Jason the sensitive kindergarten teacher. She likes them both for their obvious attributes. But when dating two guys at one time starts to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

1 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phoebe's orange T shirt with a sunflower is from the French fashion house Morgan. The writing says: "Le tournesol nous fait tourner la tête." (= "The sunflower makes our head turn") followed by "Beaucoup. Passionement. A la folie." (= "A lot. Passionately. Till madness" - French variations on the loves-me, loves-me-not motif). It includes Morgan's famous slogan "Je suis Morgan de toi" (= "I am Morgan about you"). Morgan was founded in 1947 by 2 women to sell lingerie, and later expanded to women's clothing. In 1996, when Phoebe was wearing the T-shirt, Morgan targeted urban women 18-35 as sexy and proud of it: its main advertisement theme was seductiveness. See more »


While Joey is snooping on Pete's financial ledger, Rachel's torso and legs can be seen in the right-side corner of the screen. She moves her hands down near her thighs. Immediately after the camera angle switch (1 second), her hands are up near her chest again. See more »


Guru Saj: Okay it's gone. Got caught on my watch...
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References Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) See more »


Crazy Underwear, Creepin' Up My Butt
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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