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The One Where Paul's the Man 

Paul threatens to have Ross fired from the university if he continues to date Elizabeth. The girls put their names down on a waiting list for a wedding venue.

Director:

Gary Halvorson

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Bruce Willis ... Paul Stevens
Alexandra Holden ... Elizabeth Stevens
Merrin Dungey ... The Museum Official
Ilia Volok ... The Dry Cleaner
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Susie Park ... The Dry Cleaner's Wife
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Storyline

Elizabeth's dad Paul tells Ross not to see Elizabeth anymore or he will call the university and have him fired. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel go to a museum and learn that the beautiful museum can be hired for weddings. There is a 2-year waiting list and they all make a reservation - if they don't have a guy by then they can always cancel it. Elizabeth and Ross don't stop seeing each other and agree to hide their relationship from Paul. They go to Elizabeth's grandma's cottage for the weekend but Rachel and Paul turn up as well. Ross catches Paul doing an embarrassing little dance calling himself "the man" and "the love machine" so Ross won't tell Rachel if Paul won't get him fired. Chandler finds out that Monica hired the museum for the wedding in his and her name. Chandler freaks out and tells Monica he isn't ready. She promises that it didn't mean anything and that she didn't mean to pressure him. As soon as Monica leaves the room we find out that Chandler is going to ask Monica to ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joey talks about Air Force One to the dry cleaner. Air Force One also starred Gary Oldman, who was also in Friends and starred with Joey in both Friends and Lost in Space. See more »

Goofs

Joey is in the dry cleaners four times and a blonde woman wearing a brown jumper, walks past the window every time. See more »

Quotes

Monica Geller: Please, stop freaking out.
Chandler Bing: I'm not freaking out. Why would I be freaking out? A woman named Heldi called and said we were getting married, but that happens everyday.
Monica Geller: Honey, we were at this beautiful place, and I-I-I just put our names down for fun! I mean, what's the harm in that?
Chandler Bing: Right here!
Monica Geller: Chandler, please don't think I was trying to pressure you. Phoebe and Rachel...
Chandler Bing: Phoebe and Rachel! So the people that knew about our wedding before me were you, Phoebe and Rachel, Heldi, and apparently ...
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Connections

Spoofs All That Jazz (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Machine, Part II
(uncredited)
Performed by Bruce Willis
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