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Friends: The One With All the Poker

After losing in a poker game to Joey, Ross and Chandler, Phoebe, Rachel and Monica recruit Monica's aunt to help them get their money back. But a friendly poker game soon instigates a strong rivalry between Ross and Rachel. Meanwhile, Rachel is tired of her job at Central Perks and interviews for a job at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 456662
Airdate: Thursday March 02nd, 1995

  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Beverly Garland
As Aunt Iris
Main Cast
Jennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Courteney Cox
As Monica Geller-Bing
Lisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Matt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Soloman LindaThe lion sleeps tonight 

Episode Quotes
Monica: (To Rachel) Do you really want a job with Popular Mechanics?
Chandler: Well, if you're gonna work for mechanics, those are the ones to work for.

Rachel: Hey, look, you guys, I'm going for anything here, OK? I cannot be a waitress anymore, I mean it. I'm sick of the lousy tips, I'm sick of being called "Excuse me..."

Ross: (holding a résumé) Rach, did you proofread these?
Rachel: Uh... yeah, why?
Ross: Uh, nothing, I'm sure they'll be impressed with your excellent compuper skills.
Rachel: Oh, my God! Oh, do you think it's on all of them?
Joey: Oh no, I'm sure the Xerox machine caught a few.

Chandler: Linda is so great! Why won't you go out with her again?
Ross: I don't know.
Chandler: Is this still about her whole "The Flintstones could've really happened" thing?

Chandler: (about Rachel) Could you want her more?
Ross: Who?
Chandler: (sarcastically) Dee, the sarcastic sister from What’s Happening?.

Monica: Let's play for real, alright? High stakes... big bucks...
Ross: Alright, now, you sure? Phoebe just threw away two jacks because they didn't look happy...

Chandler: Rach, Rach, we gotta settle.
Rachel: Settle what?
Chandler: (stares at her) The Jamestown colony of Virginia. You see, King George is giving us the land, so...

Joey: You know what, you guys? It's their first time, why don't we just forget about the money, alright?
Monica: Hell no, we'll pay!
Phoebe: OK, Monica? I had another answer all ready.

Rachel: (to Ross) So basically, you get your ya-yas by taking money from all of your friends.
Ross: (pause)...Yeah.
Chandler: Yes, and I get my ya-yas from Ikea. You have to put them together yourself, but they cost a little less.

Monica: He can get really competitive.
(Phoebe chuckles)
Monica: What?
Phoebe: "Oh, hello, kettle? This is Monica. You're black."

Rachel: Oh! I got an interview! I got an interview!
Monica: You're kidding! Where? Where?
Rachel: (in disbelief) Sak's... Fifth... Avenue.
Monica: Oh, Rachel!
Phoebe: Oh, it's like the mother ship is calling you home.

Monica: Well, what's the job?
Rachel: Assistant buyer. Oh! I would be shopping... for a living!

Aunt Iris: Is Tony Randall dead?
Rachel: No.
Monica: I don't think so.
Rachel: Why?
Aunt Iris: Well, he may be now, because I think I hit him with my car.
Monica: What?
Rachel: Oh my God!
Monica: Really?
Aunt Iris: No! That's bluffing. Lesson number one.

Rachel: Guys! Guess what, guess what, guess what, guess what!
Chandler: Um, ok... the... the fifth dentist caved and now they're all recommending Trident?

Rachel: Oh, it’s so typical. "Ooo, I'm a man. Ooo, I have a penis. Ooo, I have to win money to exert my power over women."

Phoebe: OK, Joey, your bet.
Joey: Ahhh, I fold like a cheap hooker who got hit in the stomach by a fat guy with sores on his face. (they stare) Oh, I'm out…

Ross: So what'd you have?
Rachel: I'm not telling.
Ross: Come on, show them to me.
Rachel: No..!
Ross: Show them to me!
Rachel: Get your hands out of there! No!
Ross: Let me see! Show them!
Chandler: You know, I've had dates like this.

Rachel: Monica, get my purse.
Monica: Rachel, there's nothing in it.
Rachel: OK, then get me your purse.

Warning: Friends season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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