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The One with the Lesbian Wedding 

Rachel's mom comes to visit with big news. Monica caters Carol and Susan's wedding. Phoebe becomes 'possessed' by the spirit of a recently deceased client.

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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
Marlo Thomas ... Sandra Green
Jane Sibbett ... Carol Willick
Jessica Hecht ... Susan Bunch
Phil Leeds ... Mr. Adelman
Candace Gingrich ... Minister
Symba ... Chrissy (as Symba Smith)
Lea DeLaria ... Woman
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Storyline

Ross isn't confident enough to accept attending his ex Carol's lesbian wedding to Susan. Because the wedding caterer has a bad accident, Monica gets the job, a first for her, but can't get it done without generalized slave labor... Joey has his first TV appearance as Dr. Drake Ramore in Days of Our Lives, and shows the friends some acting tricks used there... Phoebe's 82 year-old client Rose died on her massage table, and her spirit went into her- now she has two crazy personalities and an octogenarian's agenda... Rachel was all nerves for her ma's first visit since she blew her wealthy wedding to Barry, but actually her happiness in poverty inspires Mrs. Greene Sr., who never worked but cracks at everybody, to leave Rach's pa and cheerfully join the crazy modern girls life... Everybody attends the wedding, and when Carol's parents won't give her away... Written by KGF Vissers

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lesbian wedding | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before the episode aired, NBC hired 200 part-time operators to take what they expected would be a flood of phone complaints for portraying a lesbian wedding. They only received eleven calls. See more »

Goofs

When the preacher says "nothing makes god happier," the camera switches angles, and before it does, her lips are clearly not moving but her voice is saying the words. See more »

Quotes

[the Friends attend a lesbian wedding]
Joey: It just seems so futile. You know? All these women, and nothin'! I feel like Superman without my powers, you know? I have the cape, and yet I cannot fly.
Chandler: Now you understand how I feel every single day. The world is my lesbian wedding.
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers in the Night
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder and Bert Kaempfert
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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The One With The Gay Wedding
11 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Not sure what is going on with all these substandard offerings of late. They are all watchable episodes and are very easy going TV that is easy to watch, they just are not very funny.

Plot In A Paragraph: it's the wedding of Ross's ex wife Carol and her lesbian lover Susan, Monica is hired to do the catering when the original caterer has an accident, meanwhile Phoebe finds herself possessed by the spirit of a client who died on her massage table.

I really liked the scene where Ross convinced Carol to go through with the wedding when she started to have doubts after her homophobic parents reveal they will not go to a gay wedding.

It's interesting to see now, all these years later how prejudice some people were, and still are in some places.


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