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The One with the Routine 

On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.

Director:

Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Elle Macpherson ... Janine Lecroix
Patrick Bristow ... The Stage Manager
Lex Medlin ... The Tall Guy
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Sandra Plazinic Sandra Plazinic ... Dancer on Platform
Sybil Azur ... The Dancing Girl
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Storyline

Janine is going to be a party person in a New Year's Eve TV broadcast and asks Joey, Monica and Ross to come along for the taping. Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for the gifts Monica got for them while the others are at the taping. Monica and Ross really want to be on TV but they would have to dance on the platform which only the selected people can. They put on the "routine" - a dance they did in primary school - for the selection guy and they get to dance on the platform. Joey wanted to kiss Janine on the fake midnight but missed his chance. When they get back home Janine kisses Joey. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One with the Routine See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The episode opens with the decorating of Monica's Christmas tree, although Monica and Ross are Jewish. However, the creators have stated that it's their father, Jack, who is Jewish, and not their mother, so it's likely that they incorporated elements of Christmas as well as Hanukkah into their family celebrations. It would also be for Chandler who isn't Jewish. See more »

Goofs

The water mark on the tall guys pants keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Janine Lecroix: 3, 2, 1. Happy New Year.
[kisses Joey]
Joey: [mumbles] Oomchimawa.
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Connections

References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Next Year
(uncredited)
Adapted from "Auld Lang Syne"
Performed by Kevin Henry
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All about 'that' routine
18 November 2019 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Sometimes an episode of 'Friends' can be summed up in one scene, to the point where all the other storylines in it are forgotten.

Here the defining scene is Ross/Monica dancing 'the routine'. It's by far the best bit of what actually is another good episode.


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