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Episode 714: The One Where They All Turn Thirty

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1Teleplay bySherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer
Story by: Vanessa McCarthy
Transcribed by: Eric Aasen
2[SCENE]Scene: Joey and Rachel's, Joey is knocking on Rachel’s door, whose door frame is decorated with balloons. The rest of the gang is there as well. Rachel opens the door and the gang blow on noisemakers.
3RossHappy birthday!!!
4MonicaHappy birthday!!!
Nitpick: In Episode E405/L9-10: , line(s) 405, Rachel says her birthday is May 5th, but in Episode E722/L183-184: , line(s) 722, a policeman notes Rachel's an Aquarius (which would put her birthday between January 21st and February 19th). In Episode E717/L62-63: , line(s) 717, we learn Monica's wedding is May 15th, 10 days after Rachel's birthday, but Rachel celebrates her birthday in Episode E714/L2-4: , line(s) 714, and Monica's wedding is in Episode E723/L576-578: , line(s) 723, 9 episodes later. That's a long 10 days! Interestingly, in Episode E722/L251-253: , line(s) 722, Monica says her wedding is in "two weeks". And they can't even be celebrating Rachel's birthday early again (like they did in Episode E518/L275-279: , line(s) 518), because in Episode E714/L25: , line(s) 714, Rachel says she's still 29 in Guam (implying she's 30 in New York). [This annotation came from another source, and I am in the process of properly crediting it. It is it not something I annotated myself]
Episode 405, Lines 9-10
9GuntherWhen's your birthday?
10RachelMay fifth, why?
Episode 722, Lines 183-184
183PolicemanYou’re an Aquarius, huh?
184RachelI bet you’re a Gemini.
Episode 717, Lines 62-63
62Megan(To Monica) So when are you getting married?
63MonicaOh May 15th.
Episode 723, Lines 576-578
576(ACTION)Chandler and Monica both turn, take the rings from Ross and Rachel respectively, and place them on each other’s fingers.
577JoeyWe good? Yeah? Good? Once again, I pronounce you husband and wife. (To Chandler) Now kiss her again.
578(ACTION)They kiss and everyone applauds.
Episode 722, Lines 251-253
251ChandlerActually Monica and I are engaged.
252HelenaReally?! Congratulations. When’s the big day?
253Monica(looks at Chandler) In…in two weeks.
Episode 518, Lines 275-279
275(ACTION)Rachel enters.
276Phoebe(noticing her) Oh, look! Look! Look!
278RachelWhat?! What?! My birthday's not for another month!
279MonicaThat's the surprise!
Episode 714, Lines 25-25
25RachelY’know, I’m still 29 in Guam.
22[SCENE]Flashback to Joey’s thirtieth birthday party. It is being held in Monica and Chandler’s apartment.
23Joey(screaming) Why God?!! Why?!! We had a deal!! Let the others grow old! Not me!! (He buries his head in Phoebe’s lap for comfort.)
Nitpick: Joey's line in Episode E201/L99: , line(s) 201 seems to suggest he 15 or 16 in 1990, but this is way off. Even if he was 16 in early 1990 and turned 17 in 1990, he wouldn't turn 30 until 2003. However, he's already 30 prior to Episode E714/L22-23: , line(s) 714 (in a flashback), and the 7th season aired in 2000-2001.
Episode 201, Lines 99-99
99JoeyWhy don't you go see Frankie? My family's been goin' to him forever. He did my first suit when I was 15. No wait, 16. No, 'scuse me, 15. (still confused) All right, when was 1990?
25RachelY’know, I’m still 29 in Guam.
Nitpick: In Episode E714/L25: , line(s) 714, Rachel says she's 29 in Guam, implying it's earlier in Guam than in New York City. Actually, Guam is 14-15 hours ahead of New York time (depending on Daylight Saving Time). And, of course, a person's age isn't really affected by what time zone they're in. [This annotation came from another source, and I am in the process of properly crediting it. It is it not something I annotated myself]
62RachelY’know what? I am going to do something today. I’m not just gonna sit around like some old lady. I’m gonna get something pierced. Like my uh, like my nose or my tongue or something.
63PhoebeReally?! ‘Cause y’know that hurts.
64RachelSo what?! Y’know what? The way I see it—(Phoebe pulls out a hair from the back of her head)—Ow! Son of a bitch!!
Nitpick: Episode E714/L62-64: , line(s) 714 seem to indicate Rachel has a low tolerance for pain. But in Episode E216/L203-215: , line(s) 216, she got a tattoo, which is similarly painful.
Episode 216, Lines 203-215
203[SceneTattoo parlor. Rachel is showing Phoebe her tattoo.]
204PHOEBEOh that looks so good, oh I love it.
205RACHELI know, so do I. Oh Phoebe, I'm so glad you made me do this. OK, lemme se yours.
206PHOEBEAhh. OK, let's see yours again.
207RACHELPhoebe we just saw mine, let me see yours.
208PHOEBEOh OK. [pulls over her shirt and shows a bare shoulder] Oh no, oh it's gone, that's so weird, I don't know how-where it went.
209RACHELYou didn't get it?
211RACHELWhy didn't you get it?
212PHOEBEI'm sorry, I'm sorry.
213RACHELPhoebe, how would you do this to me? This was all your idea.
214PHOEBEI know, I know, and I was gonna get it but then he came in with this needle and uh, di-, did you know they do this with needles?
215RACHELReally? You don't say, because mine was licked on by kittens.
Observation: In Episode E714/L62-64: , line(s) 714, it's ironic that Phoebe tells Rachel piercings are painful. In Episode E216/L261: , line(s) 216, it was Phoebe who chickened out of getting a tattoo because it was too painful.
Episode 216, Lines 261-261
261RACHELThat is not a tattoo, that is a nothing. I finally got her back in the chair, bairly touched her with a needle, she jumped up screaming, and that was it.
73JoeyBut it hurt’s my Joey’s Apple.
74Chandler(frustrated) Okay, for the last time. It’s not named for each individual man.
Nitpick: In Episode E203/L12: , line(s) 203, Joey talks about someone's "Adam's apple". But, in Episode E714/L73-74: , line(s) 714, Joey still thinks it's named after each individual person.
Episode 203, Lines 12-12
12JoeyHold it, hold it. I gotta side with Chandler on this one. When I first moved to the city, I went out a couple of times with this girl, really hot, great kisser, but she had the biggest Adam's apple. It made me nuts.
118[SCENE]Scene: Phoebe’s birthday, she’s taking the hippity-hop to Ursula’s apartment as a gift. She knocks on the door and Ursula answers it.
119PhoebeHappy thirtieth birthday! Here! (Hands her the hippity-hop.) It’s for the child in you, and the woman. Happy thirtieth!
120UrsulaRight, why do you keep saying that?
121PhoebeBecause it’s our thirtieth birthday.
Nitpick: In Episode E703/L248: , line(s) 703, Phoebe's vowed not to talk to her sister Ursula. But, in Episode E806/L23-34: , line(s) 806, Phoebe initiates a conversation w/ Ursula and even invites her to a party! (Episode E714/L118-121: , line(s) 714 doesn't count since it's a flashback).
Episode 703, Lines 248-248
248PhoebeOh no-no, no, I made a promise to myself that the next time I would talk to Ursula would be over my dead body. And that’s not happening ‘til October 15th, 2032.
Episode 806, Lines 23-34
23[SCENE]Scene: A Street, Phoebe is walking down it and passes Ursula.
24PhoebeUrsula! (Ursula turns, smiles, and continues walking.) Wait! Err-err, it’s me! Phoebe!
25UrsulaOh, I thought there was a mirror there. Okay, bye-bye. (Starts to walk again.)
26PhoebeWait a second! So, what’s new with you?
27UrsulaUmm, nothing. I mean, I’m getting married next week.
29UrsulaYeah! Yeah, it’s gonna be a small ceremony. Just family. (Phoebe looks at her.) His.
30PhoebeHuh. Okay. Well, I’m really happy for you. (Starts to walk away.)
31UrsulaWait! If umm, if you want to come, I guess that’d be okay.
33UrsulaSure! Why not? You could be my sister for the day.
34PhoebeYeah. Okay. Umm, y’know, my friends are having a Halloween party tonight at my old apartment so, you could come. Maybe I could meet the guy you’re marrying.
219(ACTION)Monica stands up and wobbles slightly and Chandler runs over to catch her.
220Mr. Geller(filming this) Hey Chandler, you can’t keep your hands off her for one second!
221Mrs. GellerOh-ho, I think it’s nice.
222ChandlerI think it’s necessary. (Backs away anyhow.)
Nitpick: In Episode E714/L219-222: , line(s) 714, during Monica's 30th birthday party, Monica's parents know about Monica and Chandler. Since they found out about Monica and Chandler in Episode E609/L310-312: , line(s) 609, this means Monica must turn 30 sometime after Episode 609. However, in Episode E122/L61-63: , line(s) 122, Monica says she's 26, which means she'd actually turn 30 sometime during the 5th season (assuming 1 year per season).
Episode 609, Lines 310-312
310RossMonica and Chandler are living together!
311[SCENE]The Gellers glare at Monica, shocked
312[SCENE]Monica and Chandler both are shocked. Ross gives Monica a “take that!” look.
Episode 122, Lines 61-63
61MonicaOh, I can't pass for 22?
62PhoebeWell, maybe 25-26.
63MonicaI am 26.
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