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Friends: The One With the Lesbian Wedding

Carol and Susan's wedding day approaches, with Monica put in charge of the catering. a troubled Ross announces he won't be attending. However, Carol's parents threaten the celebration when they refuse to accept their daughters sexuality, which forces Ross to intervene and finally face his feelings towards his ex-wife and his love-rival. Meanwhile, one of Phoebe's patients dies on her massage table and Phoebe is convinced her soul now inhabits her body, so she tries to make her dying wish come true. Elsewhere, Rachel is devastated when her mother Sandra leaves her father and announces plans for divorce.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x11
Production Number: 457312
Airdate: Thursday January 18th, 1996

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Doty Abrams

Guest Stars
Jane SibbettJane Sibbett
As Carol
Jessica HechtJessica Hecht
As Susan
Marlo ThomasMarlo Thomas
As Sandra Green
Candace GingrichCandace Gingrich
As The Minister
Lea DeLariaLea DeLaria
As Woman
Phil LeedsPhil Leeds
As Mr. Adelman
Symba SmithSymba Smith
As Chrissy
Main Cast
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
As Monica Geller-Bing
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
Episode Notes
This episode attracted controversy and censorship as a result of its portrayal of gay marriage, and several television stations refused to air the episode. This was one of the first mainstream portrayals of gay marriage on US television.

The episode was the highest rated television program for the week, with 31.6 million viewers.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Frank SinatraStrangers in the Night 

Episode Quotes
Chandler: (singing to the tune of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) Who's the bitterest man in the living room, the bitterest man in the living room? Hi, neighbor.

Ross: She's my ex-wife. If she were marrying a guy, none of you would expect me to be there.
Joey: Hey, if she were marrying a guy, she'd be like... the worst lesbian ever.

Phoebe: One of my clients died on the massage table today.
Chandler: That's a little more relaxed than you want them to get.

Phoebe: She probably woke up this morning and thought, "alright, I'll have some breakfast, and I'll take a little walk, and then I'll have my massage." Little did she know God was thinking, "Ok, but that's it."

Monica:. I can't decide between lamb or duck.
Chandler: Well, of course, lambs are scarier. Otherwise the movie would've been called Silence of the Ducks.

Phoebe: (Mrs. Adelman's voice) Talk about crap. Try listening to Stella Niedman tell the story of her and Rod Steiger for the hundredth time.

Mrs Green: Oh, my God, there's an unattractive nude man playing the cello.
Rachel: Yeah, well just be glad he's not playing a smaller instrument.

Monica: Is there any chance that you can look at this as flattering? I mean, she's doing it because she wants to be more like you.
Rachel: Well, then, you know, couldn't she have just copied my haircut?

Monica: All right people, we're in trouble here. We've only got 12 hours and 36 minutes left. Move, move, move!
Chandler: Monica, I feel like you should have German subtitles.

Joey: It just seems so futile, you know? All these women, and nothing! I feel like Superman without my powers, you know? I have the cape, and yet I cannot fly.
Chandler: Well now you understand how I feel every single day, ok? The world is my lesbian wedding.

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