Eager to spend time with Rachel, Ross pretends his building's washroom is rat-infested so he can join her at the laundromat. Chandler points out this could be a 'date' and the first time she'll see his underwear so it shouldn't be dirty! Rachel, the spoiled 'laundry virgin' feels managing this domestic chore is a real step to independence, but despite Ross's good advice she leaves a red sock in the machine. The real accomplishment comes where she has to stand up as no-nonsense-New Yorker against a rude, aggressive woman who invents rules to pretend it's not Rachel turn to do her laundry. Joey realizes he regrets dumping foxy Angela when he learns she is dating Bob. He proposes a double-date, then needs a girl stat. Monica agrees to be Joey's date but when she sees hunky Bob and realizes he's not Angela's brother she starts to enjoy the evening. Chandler drinks too much espresso while desperately trying to break up with neurotic Janice.
Did You Know?
Ross's detergent Überweiss is German for "overly white". See more
During the double-date, Monica starts telling a story about how the Underdog balloon got away during a parade, but this doesn't happen until Friends: The One Where Underdog Gets Away
, when they excitedly talk about what a rare occurrence they are witnessing. See more
[about Janice, after accidentally hitting her in the eye
I hit her in the eye! I hit her in the eye! This is the worst breakup in the history of the world!