Central Perk, Ross is eyeing a beautiful woman at the counter, and Joey and Chandler are egging him on to go talk to her. No pun intended. I mean it.
JoeyI'm telling you Ross, she wants you.
RossShe barely knows me. We just live in the same building.
RossShe lent me an egg once.
Joey You're in!
RossHey. (stutters something incoherent)
ChandlerCome on, Ross, you gotta get back in the game here, ok? The Rachel thing's not happening, your ex-wife is a lesbian - I don't think we need a third...
Joey (to a waitress) Excuse me, could we get an egg over here, still in the shell? Thanks.
Joey Yeah, you're gonna go up to her and say, "Here's your egg back, I'm returning your egg."
ChandlerI think it's winning.
RossCome on, I think it's insane.
ChandlerShe'll love it.
(The waitress gives Joey an egg)
ChandlerThank you. (Gives the egg to Ross) Here. Go with the egg, my friend.
Chandler and JoeyGo go go go go.
(Ross walks over to the woman, egg in hand.)
JoeyThink it'll work?
ChandlerNo way, it's suicide. The man's got an egg.
Central Perk, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler are there. Ross is still talking to the beautiful woman.
MonicaYou can not do this.
RachelDo what, do what?
MonicaRoger wants to take her out tomorrow night.
RachelNo! Pheebs! Don't you remember why you dumped the guy?
Phoebe'Cause he was creepy, and mean, and a little frightening... alright, still, it's nice to have a date on Valentine's Day! (to Joey and Chandler) Hi.
Joey and ChandlerHi.
MonicaPhoebe, you can go out with a creepy guy any night of the year. I know I do.
Rachel(to Joey and Chandler) Hi.
Joey and ChandlerHi.
RachelWell, what-what're you guys doing tomorrow night?
JoeyActually, tomorrow night kinda depends on how tonight goes.
ChandlerOh, uh, listen, about tonight...
JoeyNo, no, no, don't you dare bail on me. The only reason she's going out with me is because I said I could bring a friend for her friend.
ChandlerYes, I know, but her friend sounds like such a...
JoeyPathetic mess? I know, but- come on, man, she's needy, she's vulnerable. I'm thinking, cha-ching! (Rachel throws a roll at Joey. He picks it up and eats it.) Thanks. Look, you have not been out with a woman since Janice. You're doing this.
Monica and RachelHi.
RossShe said yes.
ChandlerYes! Way to go, man! (Chandler and Ross hug. Something crunches in Ross' shirt pocket.) Still got the egg, huh?
A Restaurant, Joey and Chandler are there, waiting for their dates to show up.
Joey(Looking at himself in the reflection on a knife) How do I look?
ChandlerOh, uh, I don't care.
(Joey's date shows up)
ChandlerOk, now, remember, no trading. You get the pretty one, I get the mess.
LorraineHi, Joey. Well well, look what you brought. Very nice.
ChandlerAnd what did you bring?
LorraineShe's checking her coat. Joey, I'm gonna go wash the cat smell off my hands. Will you get me a White Zinfandel, and a glass of red for Janice.
(Lorraine leaves. Joey shakes his head as though to say, 'It can't be the same Janice.' Janice enters.)
JaniceOh.... my.... God.
Chandler(angrily) Hey, it's Janice.
The bathroom at the restaurant, Chandler is banging his head on the wall.
ChandlerOk, I'm making a break for it, I'm going out the window.
JoeyNo, no, no, don't! I've been waiting for like, forever to go out with Lorraine. Just calm down.
ChandlerCalm down? Calm down? You set me up with the woman that I've dumped twice in the last five months!
Joey(at the urinal) Can you stop yelling? You're making me nervous. I can't go when I'm nervous.
ChandlerI'm sorry, I'm sorry, you're right. (gets up right behind Joey and yells in his ear) Come on, do it, do it, go, come on!!!
Monica and Rachel's, the girls are all there, discussing their bad luck with men.
RachelOk, ok, Roger was creepy, but he was nothing compared to Pete Carney.
MonicaWhich one was Pete Carney?
RachelPete, the Weeper? Remember that guy who used to cry every time we had sex. (imitating) "Oh, was it good for you?"
MonicaYeah, well, I'll take a little crying any day over Howard-the-"I-win"-guy. (imitating) "I win! I win!" I went out with the guy for two months- I didn't get to win once.
RachelHow did we end up with these jerks? We're good people!
MonicaI don't know. Maybe we're like some kinda magnets.
PhoebeI know I am. That's why I can't wear a digital watch.
MonicaThere's more beer, right?
PhoebeOh! You know my friend Abby who shaves her head?
PhoebeOk. Well I have this friend, Abby, who shaves her head. She says that if you wanna break the bad boyfriend cycle, you can do like a cleansing ritual.
RachelPheebs, this woman is voluntarily bald.
PhoebeYeah. So, we can do it tomorrow night, you guys. It's Valentine's Day. It's perfect.
MonicaOk, well, what kind of ritual?
PhoebeOk. We can, um, we can burn the stuff they gave us.
PhoebeOr...or we can chant and dance around naked, you know, with sticks.
RachelBurning's good. Yeah.
The Restaurant, Joey, Lorraine, Chandler, and Janice are at the table. Joey and Lorraine are seated very close, Chandler and Janice have backed their chairs away from one another.
LorraineYou know, ever since I was little, I've been able to pick up quarters with my toes.
JoeyYeah? Good for you. (jumps suddenly) Uh, quarters or rolls of quarters?
JaniceBy the way, Chandler. I cut you out of all my pictures. So if you want, I have a bag with just your heads.
JaniceOh, are you sure? Really? Because you know, you could make little puppets out of them, and you could use them in your Theater of Cruelty.
(Lorraine whispers into Joey's ear.)
Joey(to Lorraine) We can't do that.
Chandler(disgusted) What? What can't you do?
JoeyUh, can I talk to you for a second, over there?
(Chandler and Joey leave the table.)
JoeyUh, we might be leaving now.
ChandlerTell me it's "you and me" we.
JoeyShe said she wants to slather my body with stuff and then lick it off. I'm not even sure what slathering is, but I definitely wanna be a part of it.
ChandlerOk, you can not do this to me.
JoeyOh, you're right, I'm sorry. You're right.
Lorraine(to waiter) Uh, can we have three chocolate mousses to go please?
JoeyI'm outta here. Here's my credit card. Dinner's on me. I'm sorry, Chandler.
ChandlerI hope she throws up on you.
(They walk back to the table.)
Joey(to Chandler) Thanks. (Leaves with Lorraine)
(Chandler sits back down with Janice.)
ChandlerOh, what a crappy night!
JaniceWoohoo, I haven't enjoyed the fact that, uh your shirt's been sticking outta your zipper ever since you came back from the bathroom.
Chandler(Tries to zip his zipper up for a while) ('Scuse me. (Steps aside, jumps up and down while he zips his zipper up... other patrons look at him) How ya doing?
JaniceSo, do we have the best friends or what?
ChandlerJoey's not a friend. He's...a stupid man who left us his credit card. Another drink? Some dessert? A big screen TV?
JaniceI will go for that drink.
ChandlerYou got it. Good woman! (The waiter turns around, it's a man) Could we get a bottle of your most overpriced champagne?
ChandlerThat's right, each. Oh, and a uh Rob Roy. (to Janice) I've always wanted to know...
Chandler's bedroom, Chandler wakes up, and finds someone else's hand on his chest. He rolls over and is shocked to see Janice there.
JaniceHappy Valentine's Day!
The Hallway, Chandler is trying to get Janice out of his apartment.
JaniceOh, I miss you already. Can you believe this happened?
ChandlerNo... no! And yet it did. Goodbye, Janice.
(Janice kisses him. Monica comes out for the newspaper.)
MonicaOh, Chandler, sorry.
(Janice turns around, Monica sees who it is.)
MonicaOhhh, Chandler, sorry! Hey, Janice.
ChandlerOk, well, this was very special.
MonicaRach, come see who's out here!
(Rachel comes out.)
RachelOh my god. Janice, hi!
ChandlerJanice is gonna go away now.
MonicaI'll be right back.
(Joey enters from the stairs.)
RachelOh, Joey, look who it is.
Joey (in disbelief) Whoa.
ChandlerOh, good, Joey's home now.
JaniceThis is so much fun. This is like a reunion in the hall.
(Monica comes out with her cordless phone.)
MonicaOh, hi, Ross. Yeah. There's someone I want you to say hi to. (to Chandler) He just happened to call.
JaniceHello Ross. Yes, that's right, it's me. How did you know? (she laughs obnoxiously)
(Monica, Rachel, and Joey silently go up to Chandler acting as if he was crazy to sleep with her. Chandler makes a gun gesture with his hand and starts blowing it at his brain; Janice turns around to look at Chandler while he is doing so and he quickly points the gun gesture to Janice but as a congrats gesture. As she turns back around to talk to Ross, Chandler turns his congrats-gun gesture to the actual gun gesture and pretends to blow the gun at her.)
(Chandler makes a bullet sound)
A Japanese Restaurant, Ross is there with his date.
RossI'm just saying if dogs do experience jet lag, then, because of the whole um, seven dog years to one human year thing, then, when a dog flies from New York to Los Angeles, he doesn't just lose three hours, he loses like a week and a half.
(Ross starts to laugh and then makes a face like 'Why did I just say that?')
RossYeah. (Long pause) You know, they-they should be cooking the food, soon.
(Ross' ex-wife, Carol, and her lesbian lover, Susan, enter the restaurant. Ross stares at them then decides to hide behind his menu.)
KristinWhat? (Ross gestures toward them) Who are they?
RossThe blond is my ex-wife, and the woman touching her is her... her close personal friend.
KristinYou mean they're lovers.
RossIf you wanna put a label on it.
KristinWow, uh, anything else I should know?
RossNope, nope, that's-that's it.
(Carol takes off her jacket, her pregnant belly is exposed.)
RossOh, and she's pregnant with my baby. I always forget that part. (to Carol and Susan) Helloo!
Monica and Rachel's, the girls are holding their boyfriend bonfire.
PhoebeOk, so now we need, um sage branches and the sacramental wine.
MonicaAll I have is, is oregano and a Fresca.
PhoebeUm, that's ok! (throws it in fire) Ok. All right. Now we need the semen of a righteousman.
RachelHuh. Ok, Pheebs, you know what, if we had that, we wouldn't be doing the ritual in the first place.
MonicaCan we just start throwing things in?
PhoebeUm, yeah, ok. (she throws the directions in) Oh, OK.
Rachel(tossing things in the fire) Ok, Barry's letters. Adam Ritter's boxer shorts.
PhoebeOk, and I have the, uh receipt for my dinner with Nokululu Oon Ah Ah.
MonicaAnd look here's a picture of Scotty Jared naked.
Rachel & PhoebeOh, let me see.
Rachel(looking at picture) Hey he's wearing a sweater.
Rachel and PhoebeEww!
(They toss more things into the bonfire. Monica sees something in the bonfire.)
MonicaOh-wait-wait. Who's MCI card is that?
PhoebeMine! Oh Shoot! (Tries to read the numbers) Ok remember this number, 9-7-4-3....(can't make out the rest of the numbers and gives up). Oh. Oh well. (goes back to waving her arms)
RachelOk. And here we have the last of Paulo's Grappa.
MonicaHey, Rachel, isn't that stuff almost pure...
(Rachel throws the alcohol in the fire. A burst of flames shoots up from it.)
Central Perk, Chandler and Joey are there. Chandler is preparing to dump Janice again.
ChandlerHow can I dump this woman on Valentine's day?
JoeyI don't know. You dumped her on New Year's.
ChandlerOh, man. In my next life, I'm coming back as a toilet brush.
JaniceHello, funny Valentine.
ChandlerHi, Just Janice.
JaniceHello, Joey, our little matchmaker. I could just kiss you all over, and I'm gonna!
(Janice kisses Joey all over. Chandler smiles.)
Joey(to Chandler) If you don't do it, I will.
The Japanese Restaurant. The chef is cooking and tossing shrimp in the air. Ross catches one in his mouth. It's too hot; he spits it out and waves his hand in front of his mouth. Everybody applauds as the chef leaves.
RossSo are...So are you actually from New York?
KristinNo. Not originally. I am from...(Susan's beeper starts going off. Ross looks over.)
CarolOh no! I thought they said they could shoot the spot without you.
(Ross is watching Carol and Susan and not listening to Kristin)
SusanI thought they could. I mean, the maxipads were a piece of cake. You'd think the mini-pads would be that much easier.
CarolIt's Valentine's Day.
SusanI know. I know. But it's my job (Gets her belongings and starts to leave). Look I'll try to get back as soon as I can. I'm sorry. (Susan leaves Carol stranded alone)
(Kristin is talking while Ross is not even listening. He continues looking at Carol's sadness.)
KristinSo I'm spending most of time teaching science...which is funny because, that wasn't even my major.
(Ross realizes Kristin was expecting him to laugh, so he starts to laugh hysterically.)
RossGod. Now, that is funny. Hey, do you think...would-would it be too weird if I invited Carol over to join us? 'Cause she's, she's, she's alone now, and pregnant, and, and sad.
Kristin(reluctantly) I guess.
RossAre you sure? Uh thanks. Carol? Wanna come over and join us?
CarolOh, no no no. I'm fine. I'm fine.
RossOh, come on. Come on stand out. These people'll scooch down. Come on. Come on, will you- you guys'll scooch, won't you? Let's try scooching! Come on. Come on. Uh, Kristen Riggs, this, this is Carol Willick. Carol, Kristin. (Kristen and Carol shake their hards.)
CarolHow you doing.
RossUm... Oh! Carol teaches sixth grade. And, Kristin, Kristin...(struggling)...does something that, funnily enough, wasn't even her major!
Monica and Rachel's, firemen are there to handle the bonfire that got out of control. Note: I changed the firemens' numbers in which they appear because in the uncut episode some of them appear earlier than they do in the edited version.
RachelThanks you guys for coming over.
Fireman No. 1Not at all. That's pretty much our job.
Fireman No. 2That's why we got the cool hats. (Rachel points to the hats)
Fireman No. 3What do we got there?
Fireman No. 2Yeah, a piece of silk, boxer shorts, some greeting cards, looks like a half-charred picture-Wow, that guy's hairier than the Chief!
MonicaYou know, it's a really funny story how this happened. (laughs while talking) Well, you see I was taking out the trash and Phoebe was lighting incense...
Fireman No. 1It's all right. It's all right. You don't have to explain. This isn't the first boyfriend bonfire that we've seen get out of control.
Fireman No. 3You're our third call tonight.
Fireman No. 2Oh, sure, Valentine's is our busiest night of the year.
Fireman No. 1Look Ladies in the future when you're burning your ex-boyfriends' stuff. Number one: Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area. Number Two: If you are gonna be burning his clothing, you're gonna to want to stay away from your synthetic fabrics.
Fireman No. 3Try to let go of the anger, learn to love yourself.
JaniceI brought you something.
ChandlerIs it loaded? Oh, little candy hearts. (reading the candy) Chan and Jan Forever.
JaniceI had them made special.
ChandlerOk, Janice. Janice. Hey, Janice. Look, there's no way for me to tell you this. At least there's no new way for me to tell you this. I just don't think things are gonna work out.
Chandler(surprised) It is?
JaniceMmm-hmm. Because I know that this isn't the end.
ChandlerOh no, you see, actually it is.
JaniceNo, it isn't, because you won't let that happen. Don't you know it yet? You love me, Chandler Bing.
ChandlerOh, no I don't.
JaniceWell then ask yourself this. Why you think we keep ending up together? New Year's? Who invited who? Valentine's? Who asked who into whose bed?
ChandlerI did, but...
JaniceYou seek me out. Something deep in your soul calls out to me like a foghorn. Janice, Janice. And then you push me away, you pull me back. Janice. You want me. You need me. You can't live without me. And you know it. You just don't know you know it. See ya.
(She kisses him passionately, then leaves.)
(Joey gives him an ok sign.)
The Japanese Restaurant, Ross and Carol are talking. Kristin is not there.
CarolIt's not true. I never called your mother a wolverine.
RossOk, You-you did so. I swear, I swear- (noticing Kristin's absence) How long has she been in the bathroom?
CarolUh, I don't think she's in the bathroom. Her coat is gone.
RossWell maybe it's cold in there. Or maybe I screwed up the first date I had in 9 years.
CarolThat could be it.
RossOh, god. (He puts his head down on the grill) You know, this is still pretty hot. (He picks his head up, and a mushroom sticks to his head. Carol picks it off, puts it down and licks her finger.)
CarolMushroom. Oh smile. They won't all be like this. Some women might even stay through dinner. Sorry, that's not funny.
RossOh, it's just...well you know the whole "getting on with your life" thing. Well, do I have to? I mean, I'm, I'm sitting here with this cute woman, and, and, and she's perfectly nice, you know? and, but that there's, that's it. And um, then I'm here talking to you, and, and it's easy, and it's fun, and, and I don't, I don't have to-
RossYou know? Here's a wacky thought. Um, what's say you and I give it another shot?
RossNo no no, I know what you're gonna say, you're a lesbian. But let's, what do you say we just put that aside for now you know? Let's just stick a pin in it, ok? Because, we're great together, you know. You can't deny it. And, besides, I've got a ring at home that fits ya. I've got,uh, lots of pictures with both of us in them. Ok? And-and, best of all...hey-hey you're carrying my baby. I mean, how-how perfect is that? But see, you know, you keep saying that, but there's something right here. I love you.
CarolOh, I love you too. But...
RossNo but, no but.
CarolYou know that thing you put over here with the pin in it? It's time to take the pin out. You'll find someone, I know you will. The right woman is just waiting for you.
RossIt's easy for you to say, you found one already.
CarolAll you need is a woman who likes men and you'll be set.
(A beautiful woman walks by Ross, he stares at her.)
Monica and Rachel's, The girls are talking with the firemen.
RachelSo, you guys really just you slide down the pole, huh?
Fireman No. 2Absolutely.
Phoebe(laughs) That's so cool. And how do you get back up?
Fireman No. 1Well we rarely have to return from a fire as quickly.
MonicaUm, so, uh, would you guys, uh..Well would you like to, uh...sometime maybe, uh, maybe you'd like to...
Rachel...go for a drink sometime.
Fireman No. 2Yeah. Sure a drink sounds good. Yeah we gotta go now but we get off around midnight why don't we pick you up then?
(The girls return their hats back)
MonicaSo, um, will you bring the truck?
Fireman No. 1I'll even let you ring the bell.
(The girls cheer)
GirlsBye! Later! Ok, see you.
RachelOh, my god.
PhoebeSee, there you go, the cleansing worked!
MonicaYou're right. They're nice guys!
RachelOh, they're firemen guys.
Out in the hall, the firemen are talking.
Fireman No. 3You guys tell them you were married?
Fireman No. 2No way!
Fireman No. 1Are you kidding? My girlfriend doesn't know, I'm not gonna tell them!
Written by Bill Lawrence; Transcribed by Mindy Mattingly Phillips; With Minor Adjustments by Eric Aasen; Added footage text by Matthew G; Annotated by ncp