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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

Guest Stars
Beverly GarlandBeverly Garland
As Aunt Iris
Beverly GarlandBeverly Garland
As Aunt Iris
Main Cast
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
David SchwimmerDavid 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?.

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…

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

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