Friends (1994–2004)
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The One Where They're Up All Night 

After the gang head up to the roof to see a passing comet, separate events unfold that lead to them all having a sleepless night.


Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »




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
Eddie Cahill ... Tag Jones
Jason George ... the Fireman (as Jason Winston George)


In the beginning, the 6 friends plus Tag are sitting on the roof looking for comets. Later, everyone goes inside except for Ross and Joey, who takes the tube that was holding the door open off. Ross and Joey are then locked on the roof until they get the idea to go down the fire escape. Phoebe's fire alarm keeps beeping and it won't stop. She eventually breaks the fire alarm and throws it down the trash chute. A fireman returns the fire alarm to Phoebe, who can't stop the fire alarm because the reset button broke off. Monica and Chandler can't sleep, so Chandler insists on having sex. Rachel realized that she forgets to mail something out at work, so she and Tag stop by the office. Rachel says she left them on Tag's desk, but she finds them on her own desk. She doesn't want to be proved wrong, so she makes Tag go check the copy room and then Rachel drops the papers in Tags desk. Written by rsuddhi93

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Plot Keywords:

astronomy | comet | night sky | roof | night | See All (6) »


Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

11 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phoebe is a vegetarian, yet she has a bottle of A.1. Steak Sauce on top of her refrigerator See more »


Rachel, Tag, and Pheobe exit the roof and leave the door open behind them. A moment later, the camera cuts to Joey and the door is seen closed behind him because evidently he grabbed the pipe that had been propping the door open, however Joey remains within the camera shot the whole time, so he could not have reached the pipe to pull it out of the doorway. See more »


Monica: [Chandler turns on the light and wakes up Monica] What? What are you doing?
Chandler: Do you know what just happened?
Monica: Yeah, we had sex and we fell asleep.
Chandler: No, we were in the middle of sex and YOU fell asleep.
Monica: No, no that's not true. Best time ever. You rocked my world.
[Monica rolls over and turns off the light]
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Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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