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The One with Ross' Teeth 

Ross goes too far while trying to impress a date by over-whitening his teeth. Rachel uses gossip to get her boss to like her after Phoebe supposedly makes out with Ralph Lauren.


Gary Halvorson


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 4 more credits »




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
Joanna Gleason ... Kim Clozzi
Ralph Lauren ... Ralph Lauren
Elle Macpherson ... Janine Lecroix
Missi Pyle ... Hillary


Joey is afraid that Janine makes their place too girlie with all her stuff. Phoebe makes out with Ralph Lauren and it's Rachel's chance to be liked by her boss Kim by gossiping about it. But it turns out that it wasn't Ralph Lauren Phoebe made out with and Rachel will get in trouble if her boss finds out. Monica fixes Ross up with Hillary from work and Ross whitens his teeth for the date until they are shiny bright. They have to find a way to make his teeth look less bright so he puts on make-up. Kim thinks Rachel made out with Ralph Lauren and dislikes her even more. Ross doesn't say a word on his date in order not to show his teeth. But when Hillary finally sees Ross' teeth she freaks out. Joey becomes very girlie when Janine shows him how to knit and arrange flowers. Rachel makes up a story about her and Ralph Lauren and Kim forgives her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

18 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phoebe asks "What am I supposed to do ask every guy I make out with if he's married?" That's exactly what Lisa Kudrow's character does in the movie P.S. I Love You. See more »


Rachel's boss, Kim, (guest star Joanna Gleason) is said to be annoyed and passive-aggressive with Rachel. She even attempts to avoid her at first. However, in the prior season ["The One Where Rachel Smokes"], the two are on good terms. They have lunch together and smoke multiple times. There is no explanation given for this sudden change in attitude/demeanor between seasons. See more »


Phoebe Buffay: Rachel listen, I'm making up flyers to try to get new massage clients, so can I come to Bloomingdales and use the copy machine?
Rachel Green: Well sure, but they might think it's kind of weird considering I don't work there any more.
Phoebe Buffay: Oh my God! What happened?
Rachel Green: I got a job at Ralph Lauren...
Phoebe Buffay: Well that's great! Congratulations!
Rachel Green: A year ago.
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An episode that didn't age well
2 September 2019 | by ynneblackSee all my reviews

One of the most sexist episodes until that point. It is a shame that half of the jokes here are based on that, but at the same time, it feels good that we made such a big progress in just 20 years and none of this would quite work in an episode made today.

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