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The One in Massapequa

‘The One in Massapequa’

Season 8, Episode 18 - Aired March 28, 2002

When the group spend the evening in Massapequa celebrating Monica and Ross's parents' thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, Phoebe takes an extremely upbeat guy, Parker, she met at the dry cleaners, Monica tries to give a toast that will have the audience in tears, and Ross and Rachel pretend to be married.

Quote from Monica

Monica: Okay, it's time for the toast. I know that normally Ross gives the toast, but this year I'm going to do it. [crowd groans] No, it's gonna be great. Really. Okay. Mom, Dad, when I got married one of the things that made me sure I could do it was the amazing example the two of you two set. For that, and so many other things, I want to say thank you. I know I probably don't say it enough but I love you. When I look around this room, I'm saddened by the thought of those who could not be with us. Nana, my beloved grandmother, who would so want to be here. But she can't because she's dead. As is our dog, Chi-Chi. I mean, look how cute she is- Was. Do me a favor, pass this to my parents. Remember, um, she's dead, okay? Her and Nana, gone. Wow! Hey, does anybody remember when Debra Winger had to say goodbye to her children in "Terms of Endearment"? Didn't see that? No movie fans?! You want to hear something sad? The other day, I was watching "60 Minutes" and there was this piece on orphans in Romania who have been so neglected that they were incapable of love. You people are made of stone! Here's to Mom and Dad. Whatever!


Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Do I make fun of the people you've dated? Tag, Janice, Mona. No, because friends don't do that. But do you want my opinion? Do you want it? Because in my opinion, your collective dating record reads like a who's who of human crap!

Quote from Ross

Monica: Okay, that's it. I give up. At Mom and Dad's 40th anniversary, you're the one giving the speech.
Ross: You know, I don't understand why they didn't cry. It was a beautiful speech.
Monica: Oh, come on.
Ross: Hey. All that stuff you said about true love? You were right. I mean, we did learn a lot from Mom and Dad. And that picture of Chi-Chi with her mischievous grin. And what you said about Nana? Oh, yeah, she really would've wanted to be there. And you know what? I think she was.
Monica: [sobbing] Oh, good God, Ross, how the hell do you do it?

Quote from Joey

Joey: I'm having the worst time. There was a fifteen minute line for the buffet, and when I finally got up to the plates I slipped on a giant booger.
Phoebe: Are you sure it wasn't an oyster?
Joey: I guess it could've been. I didn't really look at it, you know. I just wiped it on Chandler's coat and got the hell out of there.

Quote from Jack Geller

Judy Geller: Ross? Why don't you give us your toast now?
Ross: Oh, no, Mom. It's just Monica this year.
Judy Geller: You're not going to say anything? On our 35th wedding anniversary?
Ross: No, of course. Everybody? I just wanted to say on behalf of my new bride, Rachel, and myself, that if if in 35 years, we're half as happy as you guys are we'll count ourselves the luckiest people in the world.
Judy Geller: [sobbing] Oh, Ross.
Jack Geller: I just wish Nana was alive to hear Ross's toast.

Quote from Jack Geller

Judy Geller: It's just a little thing. While we think it's simply marvelous that you're having this baby out of wedlock, some of our friends are less open-minded. Which is why we told them you're married.
Ross: What?
Judy Geller: Thanks for going along with this.
Ross: Dad? We have to pretend that we're married?
Jack Geller: Son, I had to shave my ears for tonight. You can do this.

Quote from Jack Geller

Judy Geller: Thank you, Monica. That was interesting. Wasn't it interesting, Jack?
Jack Geller: Why don't I remember this dog?

Quote from Ross

Monica: Oh, by the way, would it be okay if I give the toast to Mom and Dad this year?
Ross: Yeah. Are you sure you want to after what happened at their 20th?
Monica: Yeah, I'd really like to.
Ross: Okay. Hopefully this time Mom won't boo you.

Quote from Chandler

Monica: Every year Ross makes the toast, and it's always really moving and always makes them cry. Well, this year, I'm gonna make them cry.
Chandler: And you wonder why Ross is their favorite?

Quote from Joey

Monica: No, really. Any time Ross makes a toast, everyone cries and hugs him and pats him on the back. And they all come up to me and say, "God, your brother." You know what they're gonna say this year? "God, you."
Joey: Well, I can promise you at least one person will be crying. I'm an actor, and any actor worth his salt can cry on cue.
Monica: Really? You can do that?
Joey: Oh, you kidding me? Watch. Well, I can't do it with you guys watching me!

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