{engagement - an agreement between two people to marry} Monica, Chandler, and Phoebe's, Monica and Phoebe are going through a bunch of pictures as Chandler enters. ChandlerHey.
MonicaWhat's the matter?
ChandlerSomebody on the subway licked my neck! Licked my neck!
PhoebeOh, Willie's still alive!
ChandlerWhat're you guys doing?
MonicaOh, my mom called, they're gonna run our engagement announcement in the local paper, so, we're looking for a good picture of us.
ChandlerOooh, I'm afraid that does not exist.
MonicaThat's not true, there are great pictures of us!
ChandlerNo, there are great pictures of you standing next to a guy who's going like this... (Makes what can only be described as a toothy frown. Henceforth, this shall be known as The Face.)
PhoebeOh my God! That's the creep that you're with at the Statue of Liberty.
ChandlerI don't know what it is, I just can't take a good picture.
Monica(looking at one) Oh, here's a great one.
ChandlerYeah, I'm not in that.
MonicaI know, but look at me all tan.
PhoebeHey, why don't you guys go get portraits done by a professional photographer.
MonicaThat's a good idea! I bet they have one of those wind machines! You know like... (Does the whole hair blowing in the wind model type poses.)
PhoebeYeah that's great! Next to that, Chandler won't look so stupid.
MonicaChandler what do you say?
ChandlerAll right, but I should warn you, I'm not going. I'm going. (Does The Face while saying that last part.) Central Perk, Rachel is siting on the couch as Ross and Chandler enter after playing basketball. Ross(To Chandler) Dude, that reverse layup! Oh!
ChandlerHow about those three pointers?
RossAmazing!
ChandlerAnd those guys were this (Doing the standard "This Close" gesture) close to letting us play this time too.
(They both get dejected and go sit down.)
RachelHey look-look, Phoebe's talking to uh, Cute Coffeehouse Guy.
RossOh, you guys call him Cute Coffeehouse Guy, we call him Hums While He Pees.
ChandlerYes, and we call Ross Lingers In The Bathroom.
Phoebe(returning) Hey you guys, Hums While He Pees just asked me out!
RachelHey, I thought that guy was married.
PhoebeHe is! But he's getting divorced. Ross! Maybe you know him.
RossIt's not a club.
RachelPhoebe, if this guy's going through a divorce, is it such a good idea to start going out with him?
RossHey, divorced men are not bad men!
ChandlerThey have that on the napkins at the club.
RachelOh, I gotta get back to work.
PhoebeYou don't have to be back for a half-hour!
RachelYeah but, my assistant Tag does sit-ups in the office during lunch. Ohh! I could just spread him on a cracker.
ChandlerRach, if you have a crush on this guy, why would you hire him? I mean you know you can't date him right?
RachelOh no, I know that. I know that. Although, we-we made a joke though that we spend so much time together he should call me his work wife.
RossSoon he'll be able to call you, that lady he knew that got fired.
RachelI am not gonna get fired, because I'm not gonna act on it.
PhoebeSo, then you wouldn't mind if he was dating someone else?
RachelWhy? Is he? He is! Isn't he? He's dating that slut in marketing!
RossMaybe I should open a divorced men's club.
ChandlerDude that is so sad.
RossI could put uh-uh a basketball court in the back.
ChandlerCould I play? Rachel's Outer Office, she's returning from lunch to see Tag not doing his sit-ups. RachelOh, no-no sit-ups today Tag?
TagI just did them.
RachelOh, well drop and give me ten more!
TagWhat?
RachelUh, I-I had a drink with lunch. Did those, did those cost reports come in?
TagYeah, I filled them out last night.
RachelOh, great, could you make me four copies of those?
(He gets up to make the copies leaving Rachel alone with his stuff. She notices his sweater in his backpack and holds it up to her nose as Melissa, a coworker, walks up.)
MelissaHey Rachel!
Rachel(startled) Ahh, hi! Hi! Melissa, what's up? I'm just uh, about to umm, go out to the store, get some stuff to put in my backpack. You know, like dried fruit and granola and stuff like that. Uh, what's up? (She has put on the backpack.)
MelissaIs Tag here?
RachelNo. Why?
MelissaOh, I was gonna talk to him about doing something tonight.
RachelReally?! You got a little crush on Tag there do ya?
MelissaWell, we've been flirting back and forth, but I was hoping that tonight, it would turn into something a little more than that.
RachelOk, whoa-whoa easy there Melissa! This ain't a locker room, ok? But, you know, I remember him saying that-that he had plans tonight.
MelissaOh, no!
RachelOh yeah. All right, back to work.
MelissaHey! Isn't that Tag's backpack?
RachelYeah, Melissa, you know, I don't wanna be known as the uh, office bitch, but I will call your supervisor.
(Melissa beats a hasty retreat.) A Portrait Studio, Chandler and Monica are trying to take their engagement picture. Monica has a beautiful smile, while Chandler isn't. The Photographer(taking pictures) Great! That's great Monica! Great! Now, Chandler, you wanna give us a smile?
ChandlerOk. (Does The Face.)
The PhotographerI'm sorry, is the seat uncomfortable?
ChandlerNo, I am.
MonicaChandler, listen to me sweetie, I know you can do this. Ok? You have a beautiful smile.
ChandlerI do? (He smiles, beautifully.)
MonicaYeah! (They turn to the camera, and Chandler does The Face again.) All right, maybe you don't have to smile. Let's try something else. Let's try umm, try looking sexy.
ChandlerOk. (You'll have to see it, I can't describe the face he makes, but it isn't good.)
MonicaOr not. Rachel's Office, Joey is knocking on the door holding a hand over a spot on his shirt. RachelHi, Joey! What're you doing here?
JoeyUhh, well I got an audition down the street and I spilled sauce all over the front of my shirt. (Removes his hand to reveal a huge sauce stain.) You got an extra one?
RachelYeah, sure. Umm...here. (Hands him one.)
JoeyGreat. (He doesn't like it.) You got anything that's not Ralph Lauren?
RachelYeah, I don't think so, Joe.
JoeyAll right, I guess this will be fine.
RachelHey, listen umm, what-what're you doing tonight?
JoeyNothing, why?
RachelHow would you feel about taking out my assistant Tag? I'll pay.
JoeyHuh, Rach I gotta say it's gonna take a lot of money for me to go out on a date with a dude.
RachelI'm not asking you to go on a date with him!
JoeyReally? 'Cause I could kinda use the money.
RachelNo. Joey, just-just he-he's new in town and I know he doesn't have any guy friends. Just take him to like a ball game or something. I really appreciate it.
JoeyYeah, ok.
RachelOk? Thank you.
JoeySure, no problem. (Sees something.) Ooh, Hey, donuts!
RachelYeah.
JoeyOk. (He grabs a jelly donut, takes a bite, and guess what he spills all over himself. He tries to clean it up and smears it all over the shirt.Since the jam is red he asks...) You got a red shirt? A Portrait Studio, Chandler and Monica are still trying to get the picture taken. MonicaI know. Let's try a look... of far off...wonderment. Ok, we'll gaze into our future and we'll think about our marriage and the days to come. (Chandler is still not getting it.) Chandler! What is the matter with your face?! I mean this picture is supposed to say "Geller and Bing to be married," not "Local woman saves drowning moron!" (The photographer laughs.) Hey! Don't laugh at him! He's my drowning moron!
ChandlerAww! (Smiles.)
MonicaThat's it! Take it! Take it! Take it!
(Chandler turns to the camera and does The Face.) Central Perk, Chandler, Monica, and Ross are going over the picture proofs. RossI like this one. (Points to it.) It seems to say, "I love you and that's why I have to kill you."
MonicaThey can't all be bad. (To Chandler) Well, find the one where you make your bedroom eyes. Ohh, there it is.
ChandlerOh my God! Those are my bedroom eyes?! Why did you ever sleep with me?
MonicaDo you really wanna pull at that thread?
(Phoebe enters with Hums While He Pees also known as Kyle.)
PhoebeI'm having a really good time!
Hums While He PeesMe too! I'm sorry that guy in the subway licked your neck.
PhoebeOhh. No that's ok, he's a friend.
Hums While He PeesHey uh, I don't mean to be presumptuous but I have these two tickets to the ballroom dancing finals tomorrow night if you wanna go?
PhoebeYeah, I... Well you know I-I mean I missed the-the semi-finals, so, I think I would just be lost.
Hums While He PeesLook I know that it's really lame, but I got these tickets from my boss and-Oh no! No! No! My God!
PhoebeOk, don't freak out. I'll go.
Hums While He PeesNo it's... Uh, my ex-wife Whitney is out there. I cannot deal with her right now. That woman is crazy!
PhoebeOk, I know. Hold on. (She walks over to the couch.) Hey Ross?
RossYeah?
PhoebeYeah, umm that's Whitney (Points), Kyle's ex-wife out there, now, do you think you could, you know divert her so we coould slip out?
RossWhat?! No!
PhoebeWell ok but I have two tickets to the ballroom dance finals. (She holds up the tickets that Kyle gave her.)
RossLook, I don't think so, Pheebs. (Pause) All right, I'll do it. But just because you're a friend. (Grabs the tickets and heads to divert Whitney.) Ross's apartment, Ross is dancing around his living room as Phoebe enters, catching and startling him. PhoebeHi Ginger.
RossAll right! I want my key back!
PhoebeI don't have it!
RossIt's right there! (Points to her hand.)
PhoebeUgh, ok Sherlock! (Hands over the key.)
RossUm, I'm sorry but you-you better go Pheebs.
PhoebeAll right, well I just wanted to say thank you though for diverting Kyle's ex.
RossOh yeah-I know-you're welcome. We'll-we'll talk about it later.
PhoebeOk.
(Ross opens the door to reveal Whitney standing there.)
RossHi Whitney.
WhitneyHi Ross! You ready for breakfast?
RossYep. (Phoebe slams the door shut.) Ok.
Phoebe(To Ross) Kyle's ex-wife? You were supposed to divert her not date her!
Ross(opens the door and to Whitney) Hi! I'm sorry, can you give me a second while I talk to this woman, uh who by the way did not spend the night.
WhitneySure.
RossOk. (Closes the door.) (To Phoebe) I did divert her and we ended up having a great time! Ok?
PhoebeWatching ballroom dancing?
RossYes! That's where we realized we were both super cool people!
PhoebeWell look, ok Ross, Kyle just told me some really bad stuff about her.
RossLike-like what?
PhoebeLike she's really mean, and she's overly critical, and-and-No! She will paint a room a really bright color without even checking with you!
RossOk.
PhoebeAnd! She uses sex as a weapon!
RossFine! Thank you for warning me. At breakfast I'll be on full alert for room painting and sex weapons.
PhoebeYou're still gonna go out with her?!
RossYeah!
PhoebeWell, didn't you hear what I just said?!
RossPheebs come on! I mean, consider the source! Of course her ex-husband's gonna say that stuff. Now, if you'll excuse me...
Phoebe(interrupting him) No listen to me! She is crazy!
Whitney(outside the door) Uh, your door isn't soundproof.
PhoebeYou see? Nothing is good enough for her! Rachel's Office, Rachel is searching one of Tag's drawers, and a blonde woman appears. Blonde Woman'Scuse me.
Rachel(Pretending to be really mad and annoyed) Tag is not here! My God! Do you people have nothing better to do than to traipse into my office and just, gawk at my assistant?
EmilyI am Emily from upstairs. Susan's still in the hospital.I'm collecting money to send her flowers.
RachelOh my God,I'm so sorry. Ok, yes, of course. (Gives her money) Just take it all. Take it all. And please, please, give my best to Emily.
EmilyI'm Emily!
RachelYeah, no, I meant... (small pause)... the other one that you said. (Emily exits)
[Tag is arriving as Rachel is standing there]
TagMorning.
RachelHi Tag! Hey, so did you have fun with uh, with Joey last night?
TagOh yeah! We went to the Knicks game.
RachelOhh that's nice.
TagThen we went out to this bar and he hooked us up with all these women!
RachelWo-women? You mean like old women?
TagWell kinda old, like, 30.
Rachel(Pause) Oh.
TagAnd I never used to be able to just talk to girls in bars, but, I got like 20 phone numbers last night.
RachelThat was great! Wow man, so Joey must've really taught you some stuff huh?
TagA little.
RachelYeah?
(A beautiful women walks up.)
Tag(To her, in the Joey voice) How you doing? Joey and Rachel's, Joey is teaching Chandler how to smile. Chandler is smiling. JoeySee? That's a great smile! Easy. Natural. Now, pretend I have a camera. (Chandler immediately does The Face.) You're changing it!
ChandlerI can't help it!
JoeyAll right, all right, all right, all right, you wanna know what I do when I take résumé shots?
ChandlerBorrow money from me?
JoeyYeah. Ok, first-first of all, you wanna make it look spontaneous right? Ok, so here's what I do. I look down (Looks down), look down, keep looking down; then I look up. (Looks up and smiles.) See? All right, now you try. Look down (Chandler looks down), you're looking down, keep looking down...
ChandlerWhy is there jelly on your shoe?
JoeyI had a donut. (Chandler nods.)
Rachel(entering) Hi!
Joey & ChandlerHey!
RachelSo uh, heard you had some fun with Tag last night.
JoeyYeah! That guy's all right!
RachelYeah and you had fun teaching him how to be all, Joey.
JoeyWhat?
RachelYou know, all the women.
JoeyHey well, you can't teach someone to be good with women. You know, that's why I never had any luck with Chandler.
Chandler(Pause) I'm right here!
RachelAll right, would-would you mind just not going out with him, again? Ok, just the idea of you and he and all these women, and it's just-And I know he's my assistant and I can't date him-blah-blah, but it just bothers me, all right?!
JoeyHey! No-no-no-no, you can't take him away from me! I got a great partner to pick up girls with! Finally!
ChandlerI'm still right here!
RachelAll right, will you, will you at least talk to him and tell him how hollow and unsatisfying this, dating tons of women thing is!
Joey(shocked) What?!
RachelI just don't want him to meet anybody until I am over my crush-And I will get over it. It's-it's not like I love him, it's just physical! But you know I mean I get crushes like this all the time! I mean hell I had a crush on you when I first met ya!
JoeyI know, Monica told me.
ChandlerDid you have a crush on me, when you first met me?
RachelYeah. Sure. (Joey nods his head questioningly and Rachel nods no.)
ChandlerCan you people not see me?! (He waves his arms around to get their attention.)
Rachel(To Joey) So, will you talk to him?
JoeyI don't know, Rach.
RachelOh, come on! I'll give you ten free Ralph Lauren shirts.
JoeyOne! (Pause.) No ten! You said ten! You can't take that back! Central Perk, Joey is there as Tag enters carrying a bag. TagHey Joey, you wanted to talk to me?
JoeyI don't know. You uh, you got something for me?
TagOh, yeah, this is from Rachel.
(He hands Joey the bag and he quickly counts its contents.)
JoeyTen. Ok. Now Tag, there's such a thing as too many women.
TagReally?
JoeyYeah, for you! The Portrait Studio, Monica is playing with her hair while waiting for Chandler to make another attempt at taking a good picture. Monica(to the photographer) Hey, how much would it cost to get a big fan in here? (seeing Chandler approach) Hey! There you are!
ChandlerThere I am!
MonicaYou ok?
ChandlerYeah, Joey said I uh, I needed to relax so he gave me an antihistamine.
MonicaWhat?!
ChandlerYeah, and then I fell asleep on the subway and went all the way to Brooklyn. Brooklyn is f-far!
MonicaChandler, what were you thinking?
ChandlerNo-no-no, but don't worry, don't worry, because I know how to take a picture now. (They get ready) Ok, see? Look down (Looks down), look down, look down... (He falls asleep.)
MonicaChandler?
Chandler(awakens) Yeah! (Looks up and does The Face.) Central Perk, Ross and Phoebe are there. PhoebeHi.
RossHi.
PhoebeSo, how are things going with crazy? Has she cooked your rabbit yet?
RossListen, you are hearing one side of the story, ok-and F.Y.I she must've shown Kyle over 30 paint samples before she painted that room! And his response to each one was, "I don't give a tiny rat's ass."
PhoebeYeah well, maybe she should've spent a little less time decorating and a little more time in the bedroom.
RossWell, I don't think we are gonna have that problem, but maybe that's just because I am not emotionally unavailable!
PhoebeYou think he's emotionally unavailable?
RossI think he can be.
PhoebeWell, maybe he wouldn't be, if she didn't bring the office home with her every night!
RossWell, excuse her for knowing what she wants to do with her life!
PhoebeYeah well, she certainly knew what she was doing New Year's Eve 1997.
Ross(angrily) I knew you were gonna throw that in my face! That was three years ago! She apologized and apologized! What more do you want?!
Phoebe(gets up and starts to leave) We want the last six years back!
RossSo do we! So do we! (Ross notices a couple has been staring at them.) I'm sorry you had to see that. Rachel's Office, Tag is entering. TagMorning Rachel.
RachelHi! (He hands her, her mail) Thanks, so uh, what'd you do last night?
TagWent out with Joey.
RachelOh yeah? Another night of bird-dogging the chickas?
TagNo. We had a really good talk. I don't think I'm gonna do that bar scene anymore.
RachelWow! I did not see that coming.
TagThat's just not really who I am. You know, I've always been happier when... Why am I telling you this? You don't care about this stuff.
RachelNo, yes I-I do! I do! I do! I mean, come on go on, you were, you were saying I am happier when uh, you know?
TagWhen I'm in a relationship, I love having a girlfriend.
RachelReally?
TagSomeone I can spoil, you know?
RachelSp-spoil?
TagUh-huh! Let me ask you something.
RachelUh-huh.
TagDo you believe that there is one perfect person for everyone?
RachelWell, I-I'm starting to.
TagAnd if that person is already in your life, you should do something about it right?
RachelYes! Hell yes!
TagAll right then, it's settled.
RachelOk.
TagI'm getting back together with my ex-girlfriend.
RachelI would love to!
TagWhat?
Rachel(panics, turns around, picks up the phone, and pretend to talk on it) Hello?! (Listens) Oh, yeah! (To Tag) This is gonna be a while. Excuse me. (Tag leaves and she closes the door behind him, disgustedly.) Ok, yeah! Yeah! Central Perk, Ross and Phoebe are there again, only now they're not talking to each other. Phoebe is loudly stirring her coffee. RossMy God!
PhoebeOh, I'm sorry. Is that annoying? Oh, and speaking about being selfish in bed, how's Whitney?
RossWell maybe she wouldn't have to be selfish in bed if someone else knew where everything was!
PhoebeOh he knows! (Quietly) For the most part.
(Kyle and Whitney enter.)
KyleOh hey! Good, you're both here.
WhitneyWe kinda need to talk.
PhoebeBoth of you together?
RossWh-what's up?
WhitneyWell, I went over to Kyle's last night to pick up a few things and we got to reminiscing...
Kyle...we talked through most of the night and we, realized that the reason we were so angry with each other is because there are still feelings there. So... (Pause)
RossOh just say it Kyle!
KyleWe're gonna give it another try.
PhoebeWhat about her whining and her constant need for attention?!
WhitneyI'm gonna work on that.
PhoebeOh right, 'cause you're so capable of change.
Ross(To Whitney) You know, he hums when he pees!
WhitneyI do know.
RossMakes him miss the bowl, but whatever.
WhitneyWe're so sorry. (They get up to leave.)
RossThat's all right, we-we don't need you. I- In fact, hey I'm over it already.
PhoebeYeah, and you know what? I don't even give it a tiny rat's ass.
KyleYeah, we're gonna go. (They leave.)
Ross(To Phoebe) I'm sorry. Ugh, Pheebs, you were, you were right about her. You know, she did try to use sex as a weapon! Yeah, I hurt my back a little.
PhoebeOh. You know, he hums while he does other stuff too.
RossYeah, we're-we're better off without them.
PhoebeAnd you know, even if they break up again, you'd better not let him in your sad men's club!
RossDivorced men's club.
PhoebePotato, Potaato. (She's pronounces potato with the both the short and long As.)
Central Perk, Phoebe and Chandler are there. ChandlerYou know, Pheebs. We don't talk that much anymore.
Phoebe(in a non-caring way) Yeah.
(Joey sits down and then Monica enters with the local paper that has the engagement picture in it)
MonicaHey guys check it out! My mom sent me the paper!
PhoebeOoh, let's see it!
ChandlerAhhh.
MonicaOk. (She opens it up and shows it to them.)
ChandlerOh yeah, that looks good.
PhoebeYou guys make a very attractive couple. (The camera cuts to a shot of the picture and we see that Monica is posing with Joey instead of Chandler.)
JoeyYeah, we look great together.
MonicaYeah, we really do!
ChandlerOk.
MonicaWow! Imagine what our kids would look like!
JoeyYou know, we don't have to imagine.
ChandlerI'm marrying her.
JoeyWe'll just see.

Teleplay by Patty Lin; Story by Earl Davis; Transcribed by Eric Aasen; Added text by George Nanakis, Minor adjustments by Matthew G.; Annotated by ncp