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Recap / Friends S 1 E 1 The One Where Monica Gets A Roomate

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Monica's old friend Rachel shows up at the coffee house, having run out on her wedding. Rachel decides to try to make it on her own, and she moves in with Monica.

Monica's brother Ross has just found out that his wife is a lesbian. While Ross is upset over the ending of his marriage, he has had a long-time crush on Rachel and suggests to her the possibility of them going out some time.

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  • Last Het Romance: Ross turns out to have been this for Carol.
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  • Real World Episode: The episode ends with the gang convincing the unemployed Rachel to cut up her credit cards.
    MONICA: "Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You're going to love it."
  • Something Else Also Rises: When Ross gets re-introduced to Rachel, they go in for a handshake and Ross's umbrella accidentally opens up between them at crotch level.
  • Speak of the Devil: Invoked by Chandler. Since a woman in a wedding dress walked into the coffee shop right when Ross said "I just want to be married", Chandler adds "And I just want a million dollars!"
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