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Friends: The One with Unagi

617. The One with Unagi

Aired February 24, 2000

After Rachel and Phoebe take a self-defense class, Ross tries to teach them the art of "unagi". When Chandler and Monica's rescheduled Valentine's Day comes around, they have both forgotten to make each other gifts as promised. Elsewhere, Joey tries to earn some more money by joining a clinical research study on twins.

Quote from Ross

Ross: Danger! Danger!
Rachel: What the hell was that?
Ross: A lesson in the importance of unagi.
Phoebe: You're a freak!
Ross: Perhaps. Now, I'm curious. At what point during those girlish screams would you have begun to kick my ass?
Rachel: All right, so we weren't prepared.
Ross: I'm sorry I had to take such drastic measures to make my point, but I just want you guys to be safe.
[Monica opens the apartment door to take out the trash]
Ross: Danger! [Monica walks by unfazed] Ah, huh? Unagi.

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Quote from Rachel

Ross: All I'm saying is, it's one thing being prepared for an attack against, like, each other. It's a whole other story being prepared for an attack, like, I don't know- A surprise! All right, you knew that was coming, but that doesn't mean you have unagi.
Rachel: Ooh, you know what, if we made reservations, we could have unagi in about a half-hour.

Quote from Ross

Phoebe: Yeah, now we can kick anybody's ass.
Ross: After one class? I don't think so.
Rachel: You want to see me self-defend myself? Go over there and pretend you're a sexual predator. Go on, I dare you.
Ross: Of course you can defend yourself from an attack you know is coming. That's not enough. Look, I studied karate for a long time. And there's a concept you should really be familiar with. It's what the Japanese call unagi.
Rachel: Isn't that a kind of sushi?
Ross: No, it's a concept.
Phoebe: Yeah, it is. It's freshwater eel.
Ross: All right, maybe it means that too.
Rachel: Oh, I would kill for a salmon skin roll right now.
Ross: Fine, get attacked. I don't even care.

Quote from Ross

Chandler: Hey.
Ross: Chandler. I sensed it was you.
Chandler: What?
Ross: Unagi. I'm always aware.
Chandler: Okay. Are you aware that unagi is an eel?

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Come on, Ross, we're sorry. Please tell us what it is.
Ross: Unagi is a state of total awareness. Only by achieving true unagi can you be prepared for any danger that may befall you.
Phoebe: You mean, in case someone's trying to steal your bamboo sleeping mat or your kettle of fish?

Quote from Joey

Carl: Hey, Mon. Hey, Chan. Just getting a soda.
Monica: Who the hell are you?
Carl: I'm Joey. "How are you doing?"
Joey: No, no, no, no, no, no! How you doin'? Right? How you doin'? Damn it, Carl. Go wait in the hall.

Quote from Joey

Joey: Look, I've got to apologize on behalf of Carl.
Chandler: Who the hell is Carl?
Joey: Oh, did I not mention? Carl is a guy I hired to be my identical twin for a medical research project.
Chandler: You know, sometimes the good ideas are just right in front of you. Aren't they?
Joey: I know it sounds crazy, but I think it might work. The only problem is Carl's acting.
Monica: The only problem?

Quote from Ross

Phoebe: Why is Ross doing that?
Ross: Danger!
Rachel: Oh, my God. Why is he jumping on those women?
Phoebe: We should help them.
Rachel: Well, I don't think they need any help.
[Ross screams]

Quote from Rachel

Phoebe and Rachel: Danger!
Ross: [high-pitched scream]
Rachel: Ah. Salmon-skin roll.

Quote from Joey

Carl: Hey, can I get a little piece of that cake?
Joey: Pizza. We like pizza. Get out!

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