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Friends: The One with the Proposal (Part 1)

624. The One with the Proposal (Part 1)

Aired May 18, 2000

Chandler takes Monica out to an expensive restaurant to propose, but a blast from Monica's past disrupts his plans. Meanwhile, Phoebe and Joey join Rachel at a charity auction, and Ross decides to break things off with Elizabeth.

Quote from Rachel

Ross: God, that is the most beautiful engagement ring ever.
Rachel: Yeah, well, you should know, you bought like a billion of them.
Ross: Yeah. You didn't get one.

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Quote from Monica

Monica: Look, Ross, the only question you need to ask is, do you see a future? I mean, do you see yourself marrying her? Oh, my God. You did it already. You married her, didn't you?

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: You have to forget about Elizabeth. I mean, if you're not careful, you may not get married at all this year.

Quote from Joey

Mr. Bowmont: I was actually relieved I didn't win the boat. My wife would've killed me.
Joey: Are you kidding me? She's going to love this boat.
Rachel: Yeah. What is your wife's name?
Mr. Bowmont: It's Pam.
Rachel: It's Pam. Oh, okay. Just imagine this. The Pam.
Mr. Bowmont: I don't think she'd like that.
Rachel: Okay, imagine this: The Mr. Bowmont.
Mr. Bowmont: I don't think so, dear.
Rachel: Okay, look. Let me paint you a little picture. All right. You are setting sail up the Hudson.
You've got the wind in your ... arms. You get all that peace and quiet that you've always wanted. You get back to nature. You can go fishing. You get one of those little hats and have people call you captain. And then when you're old, Cappy.
Mr. Bowmont: What the hell. It's for a good cause. All right.
Joey: No way. It's mine.
Rachel: What? What?
Joey: All that stuff you just said, I want that.
Rachel: But, Joey, you don't have $20,000.
Joey: Who cares? I'll make payments. Whatever it takes. I want the Mr. Bowmont!

Quote from Chandler

Joey: How are you going to ask her?
Chandler: It's going to be perfect. I am taking her to her favorite restaurant. I'm going to get her a bottle of the champagne she really loves, therefore knows how expensive it is. And then, when the glasses are full, instead of proposing a toast, I'm just going to propose.
Joey: Sounds perfect. You're going to mess it up. Let me do it.

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: If she says no, can I have the ring?
Chandler: She's not going to say no.
Phoebe: If.

Quote from Phoebe

Rachel: What about you guys?
Phoebe: Open bar?
Rachel: I think so.
Phoebe: I can do that for the kids.

Quote from Joey

Joey: You know what, I'll come too. I'm making money now. It's about time I give something back.
Chandler: Well, you could give back the money you owe me.
Joey: Okay. Have a benefit.

Quote from Chandler

Rachel: Ross, can you come to a charity event tonight?
Ross: No, I have plans with Elizabeth.
Chandler: Oh, so you're already doing your part for the kids.

Quote from Rachel

Mr. Thompson: Rachel, nice to see you. So glad you brought someone.
Rachel: Someone? I brought people. This is Phoebe. Phoebe, this is Mr. Thompson. He's the head of my department. And I also brought my friend Joey.
Joey: Ooh. Shrimp toast!
Rachel: You know, I don't know where he is.

Quote from Ross

Ross: Everybody put their balloons down! Now, this is a nice suit!

Quote from Joey

Mr. Thompson: And finally, our biggest item of the night. The 22-foot Gentleman's Daysailer sailboat. The winning bid was a whopping $20,000.
Joey: I won. That was my guess.
Rachel: What? What? What?
Joey: I guessed $20,000.
Rachel: Joey, it is an auction. You don't guess. You buy.
Joey: What? I don't have $20,000.
Mr. Thompson: Congratulations on your new boat, Joey Tribbiani.
Rachel: Joey, sit down.
Phoebe: Forget her. You enjoy this. Whoo!

Quote from Monica

Chandler: Before I met you, I had really little life. And I couldn't imagine growing old with-
Monica: Oh, my God.
Chandler: I know. But let me say it.
Monica: Oh, my God. Richard.
Chandler: What? I'm Chandler. Oh, that's Richard.
Monica: Oh, God. Maybe he won't see us. Richard!

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: And you don't have a mustache, which is good. I'm Chandler. I make jokes when I'm uncomfortable.

Quote from Chandler

Richard: I'm sorry. Lisa, Monica, Chandler. We used to date.
Chandler: Richard, no one's supposed to know about us. See, I did it again.

Quote from Joey

Rachel: What were you thinking?
Joey: I didn't know it was an auction. I figured I'd take a guess. Help a charity. Free boat!
Rachel: Why would a charity give away a free boat?
Joey: I don't know. Charity?

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Well, just buy the damn boat.
Rachel: Phoebe, don't you think you've had enough to drink?
Phoebe: I'm just helping the kids.
Rachel: How is you drinking helping the kids?
Phoebe: Because the more I drink, the less there is for the kids to drink.

Quote from Rachel

Rachel: All right, this is what we're going to do. We'll go to the next highest bidder, and we are just going to let them buy it. And then you're just gonna pay the difference.
Joey: Okay. I don't know why the kids need a youth center anyway. They should just watch TV after school like I did. And I turned out fine.
Rachel: Not great.

Quote from Chandler

Richard: As a poet once said, "In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures, for in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
Monica: Aww.
Chandler: What?

Quote from Monica

Monica: I thought you were going out with Elizabeth.
Ross: Yeah, I was. But she was a little busy with a water balloon fight.
Monica: Oh, Ross. Sometimes grownups have commitments they just can't get out of.

Quote from Monica

Monica: Why don't you just weigh the good stuff about the relationship against the bad stuff. I mean, that's what I did when I first started ... weighing stuff.

Quote from Phoebe

Joey: Rach, Rach. Okay, the next highest bidder is at table one.
Rachel: Oh, great.
Joey: And the guy who got the Paris trip is at table four.
Phoebe: Oh, okay.
Rachel: Why do you care about the guy who won the Paris trip?
Phoebe: It's a trip for two. Excuse me. Is the guy who won the Paris trip at this table?
Guy: That was me.
Phoebe: Oh. Enchanté.

Quote from Joey

Joey: Excuse me. Is there a Mr. Bowmont at this table?
Mr. Bowmont: That's me.
Rachel: Well, hello. This is your lucky day, Mr. Bowmont. The Gentleman Daysailer has just become available again. And I believe you made a bid of $18,000?
Joey: You have to pay that. It's not just a guess.

Quote from Phoebe

Joey: Oh, my God. You're back.
Phoebe: Ooh. Let me see it. Let me see your hand.
Monica: Why do you want to see my hand?
Phoebe: I want to see what's in your hand. I want to see the trash.
Joey: Yeah.
Phoebe: Ew. It's all dirty. You should throw this out.

Quote from Phoebe

Chandler: I was gonna surprise her tomorrow. Now you've ruined it.
Joey: We didn't run it.
Chandler: Who walks into a room and asks to see a person's hands?
Phoebe: Well, a palm reader, a manicurist, a hand doctor.
Joey: Glove salesman.
Phoebe: Good one!

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: I can make her think marriage is the last thing on my mind.
Phoebe: Yeah, yeah. Convince her you're scared of commitment.
Chandler: I can do that. I've had 30 years of practice.
Joey: Hey, being you is finally going to pay off.

Quote from Joey

Monica: I had to go all the way to the basement because some idiot keeps stuffing the chute with pizza boxes.
Joey: That guy's still doing that?

Quote from Monica

Monica: What are you up to?
Chandler: Just hanging out. Talking about web sites. Yeah, we saw this really interesting web site about marriage. And how totally unnecessary it is and how it's just a way for governments to keep tabs on you.
Joey: Yeah, Big Brother.
Monica: Well, that's a little crazy. Although I am glad you are branching out at what you look at on the Internet.

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: I got a good one. I once walked in on both my parents making love to the same guy.


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