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The One with the Ball

‘The One with the Ball’

Season 5, Episode 21 -  Aired May 6, 1999

Phoebe freaks out when she learns that Gary is about to ask her to move in with him, so she dispatches commitment-phobic Chandler to try unsettle him. Meanwhile, Rachel buys an expensive cat that freaks everyone out, and Ross and Joey pass time by throwing a ball back and forth.

Quote from Gunther

Rachel: Oh, I sold Mrs. Whiskerson.
Ross: Thank God.
Joey: Did you get your money back?
Rachel: Yeah, $1500.
Monica: Wow. You made a profit?
Gunther: I just came for the red velvet pillow.
Rachel: Oh, yeah. There you go.
Gunther: Thanks, Rachel. And don't forget, you can come visit her anytime you want.
Rachel: Oh, good. Great. I'll keep that in mind.
Gunther: [to Ross] Hey, so what is this, some kind of snake or something?


Quote from Ross

Joey: What the hell is that?
Rachel: It's a cat.
Joey: That is not a cat.
Rachel: Yes, it is.
Ross: Why's it inside out?

Quote from Joey

Ross: How much did you pay for that?
Rachel: Well, it was a little extravagant, but I got a pretty good deal.
Ross: Yeah, how much?
Rachel: A thousand bucks.
Ross: On a cat?
Joey: It's not a cat.

Quote from Chandler

Phoebe: I like him a lot, but I don't think I'm ready for this.
Chandler: So, what are you gonna do?
Phoebe: I don't know. I'll just handle it. I'll ask you to talk to him.
Chandler: Me? Why me?
Phoebe: Because you are so afraid of commitment. You talk to him. Make him scared like you, make him a man.
Chandler: I'll try, but I'm not sure what good it'd do. Because I'm a lot less afraid of commitment than I used to be.
Monica: That is so sweet.
Chandler: [to Phoebe] Still terrified. I'll take care of it. No problem.

Quote from Joey

Joey: Hey, Ross, is Staten lsland really an island?
Ross: Uh-uh. That's why they call it Staten "lsland."
Joey: Oh, I thought it was like Long lsland.
Ross: Also an island.

Quote from Joey

Joey: You realize we've been throwing this ball without dropping it for, like, an hour.
Ross: Are you serious?
Joey: Yeah, I realized it a half-hour ago, but I didn't want to say anything because I didn't wanna jinx it.
Ross: Wow. We are pretty good at this.
Joey: Yeah.
Ross: Hey, we totally forgot about lunch.
Joey: I think that's the first time I've ever missed a meal. Yeah, I think my pants are a little loose.

Quote from Ross

Rachel: Hey, you guys. Is Monica here?
Joey: No.
Rachel: All right, listen. I just bought something. I'm not sure she's going to like it. And it's going to
seem a little crazy, but this is something I've wanted this since I was a little girl.
Ross: You bought Shaun Cassidy?
Rachel: No. I wish.

Quote from Joey

Rachel: All right. Listen, ball boys. My grandma had one of these when I was a little girl and it was the sweetest thing. I mean, it was so cute. It would sit in my lap and just purr all day long. And I would drag a shoe string on the ground and it would chase it.
Ross: Free cats do that too, you know.
Joey: It's not a cat.

Quote from Rachel

Rachel: I don't care what you think. I'm gonna go set up a litter box for Mrs. Whiskerson. Well, what am I gonna call her? Fluffy?

Quote from Ross

Joey: Uh-oh.
Ross: What?
Joey: I have to pee. And Rachel's in the bathroom.
[cut to Ross throwing a ball to Joey in his bathroom]
Joey: Man, I didn't think we were gonna make it.
Ross: I know. Don't switch hands, okay.

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