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The seventh season of Friends aired from October 12, 2000 to May 17, 2001 on NBC in the US.

Season summary[]

Season Seven begins with Monica and Chandler over the moon after getting engaged, but even then a few things get in the way. As the happy couple attempt to plan their dream wedding, Monica discovers her parents have spent her wedding fund, Chandler's bonding with his new father-in-law doesn't go well, they struggle to take a good engagement picture, Monica worries Chandler will leave her, the couple cannot decide who should marry them (leading to a rather unexpected decision), Monica has trouble getting the perfect wedding dress, writing wedding vows proves to be a challenge and finally, Monica meets Chandler's highly unusual father.

Joey's new show Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E. isn't the hit he expects it to be and it's quickly cancelled, however he gets his job back on Days of our Lives (albeit, now playing a woman whose brain is transplanted into Dr. Drake Ramoray's body). He also manages to get a part in a World War I movie, causing him to almost miss Monica and Chandler's wedding.

Phoebe and Rachel's apartment is repaired following the fire, however they find the two bedrooms have been turned into one (it emerges Phoebe's grandmother erected a wall separating the two rooms). As a result, Phoebe starts living alone while Rachel remains with Joey. Rachel also gets a huge promotion at work, while also dating her attractive young assistant for a while (although the relationship fizzles out when Rachel finds she cannot get past their age difference).

As the season draws to a close, Chandler gets nervous about marrying Monica and the impact on their future, but ultimately the season concludes in a perfect fashion, with a huge bombshell dropped up at the altar...


Main Cast[]

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Greene
Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay/Ursula Buffay ("The One Where They All Turn Thirty")
Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

Recurring Cast[]

Elliott Gould as Jack Geller
Christina Pickles as Judy Geller
Eddie Cahill as Tag Jones
Kathleen Turner as Charles Bing
Morgan Fairchild as Nora Bing

Special Appearances[]

Hank Azaria as David
Susan Sarandon as Jessica Lockhart
Winona Ryder as Melissa Warburton
Jane Sibbett as Carol Willick
Kristin Davis as Erin


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Episode List[]

# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 147 TOWMonica'sThunder "The One With Monica's Thunder" Teleplay by David Crane & Marta Kauffman, Story by Wil Calhoun Kevin S. Bright October 5, 2000
Minutes after Chandler proposes to Monica, she plans to celebrate on the town with he pals - until she catches Ross and Rachel kissing.
2 148 TOWRachel'sBook "The One With Rachel's Book" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Michael Lembeck October 12, 2000
Monica's dream of elaborate nuptials fizzles when she learns what her parents have done with her wedding fund. Rachel is embarrassed when a teasing Joey stumbles onto her juicy, late-night reading material.
3 149 TOWPhoebe'sCookies "The One With Phoebe's Cookies" Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson October 19, 2000
Chandler's bonding attempt with his future father-in-law during a close sauna encounter backfires. Monica tries to replicate Phoebe's grandmother's secret cookie recipe by deconstructing her one last cookie.
4 150 TOWRachel'sAssistant "The One With Rachel's Assistant" Brian Boyle David Schwimmer October 26, 2000
When Rachel is promoted, she gleefully considers hiring an inexperienced hunk as her executive assistant. In a free-for-all tell-all game, Chandler and Monica expose humiliating secrets from each other's pasts.
5 151 TOWTEngagementPicture "The One With The Engagement Picture" Teleplay by Patty Lin, Story by Earl Davis Gary Halvorson November 2, 2000
Unphotogenic Chandler can't get a good photo taken with Monica. Rachel plans to get closer to her hunky assistant by encouraging him to hang out with Joey, but the plan sours when he picks up on Joey's moves.
6 152 TOWTNapPartners "The One With The Nap Partners" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Gary Halvorson November 9, 2000
Monica frets when she meets one of Chandler's long-lost girlfriends and learns that he dumped her because she was fat. Phoebe and Rachel vie for the honor of becoming Monica's bridesmaid.
7 153 TOWRoss'LibraryBook "The One With Ross' Library Book" Scott Silveri David Schwimmer November 16, 2000
When Joey decides to stop dating a girl that Rachel and Phoebe have come to adore, the ladies take action to change his mind. Ross fumes when he discovers the location of his dissertation in the university library.
8 154 TOWChandlerDoesn'tLikeDogs "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" Patty Lin Kevin S. Bright November 23, 2000
A beaming Rachel is happily surprised when her assistant Tag shows up at the gang's Thanksgiving dinner. Phoebe sneaks a puppy into the apartment, forcing Chandler to confess why he hates dogs.
9 155 TOWATCandy "The One With All The Candy" Wil Calhoun David Schwimmer December 7, 2000
Monica whips up some holiday candy for the neighbors. Rachel and Tag set the ground rules for their new romance. Moved by Phoebe's bikeless childhood story, Ross buys her a new two-wheeler.
10 156 TOWTHolidayArmadillo "The One With The Holiday Armadillo" Greg Malins Gary Halvorson December 14, 2000
Ross wants to introduce son Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.
11 157 TOWATCheesecakes "The One With All The Cheesecakes" Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson January 4, 2001
Phoebe's old flame David visits from Russia for an evening of romance. Rachel and Chandler swipe deliveries of a particularly tasty cheesecake from their neighbor's doorstep.
12 158 TOWThey'reUpAllNight "The One Where They're Up All Night" Zack Rosenblatt Kevin S. Bright January 11, 2001
Rachel and Tag's first night together is put on hold when they realize they forgot to overnight an important package. Ross and Joey are stuck on the roof and Phoebe can't disable a relentlessly beeping smoke alarm. Monica and Chandler cannot get to sleep.
13 159 TOWRositaDies "The One Where Rosita Dies" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Stephen Prime February 1, 2001
Phoebe has a bizarre first day in her new job when she encounters a distraught office manager in a suicidal mood. Rachel and Chandler both believe they have broken Joey's favorite chair.
14 160 TOWTheyAllTurnThirty "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" Teleplay by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer, Story by Vanessa McCarthy Ben Weiss February 8, 2001
Rachel's agony over her 30th birthday starts everyone reminiscing about what they did upon reaching that milestone.
15 161 TOWJoey'sNewBrain "The One With Joey's New Brain" Teleplay by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, Story by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Kevin S. Bright February 15, 2001
Joey accidentally lets slip to a Days of Our Lives castmate that she is being written out of the script. Rachel and Phoebe try to sabotage each other's chances to date a guy who left his cell phone at Central Perk.
16 162 TOWTTALondon "The One With The Truth About London" Teleplay by Zachary Rosenblatt, Story by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones David Schwimmer February 22, 2001
Monica and Chandler grudgingly agree to let Joey marry them - once he's been "ordained" via the Internet. While babysitting, Rachel teaches Ben a few practical jokes.
17 163 TOWTCheapWeddingDress "The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress" Teleplay by Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, Story by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Kevin S. Bright March 15, 2001
Monica regrets telling a fellow bride-to-be about a cheaper bridal store when she has to fight her tooth-and-nail for a unique wedding dress - and later the right to hire Chandler's favorite band for the event!
18 164 TOWJoey'sAward "The One With Joey's Award" Teleplay by Brian Boyle, Story by Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer Gary Halvorson March 29, 2001
Joey is overjoyed to be nominated for a "Soapie". Monica gets wedding jitters.
19 165 TOWRossAndMonica'sCousin "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Gary Halvorson April 19, 2001
When Monica and Ross's alluring cousin visits, her irresistible beauty causes serious distractions for all the men who meet her. Rachel and Phoebe try to rush their plans for Monica's shower.
20 166 TOWRachel'sBigKiss "The One With Rachel's Big Kiss" Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri Gary Halvorson April 26, 2001
Rachel bumps into her old sorority sister and wonders whether she should confront her about a night in college when their friendship took a passionate turn.
21 167 TOWTVows "The One With The Vows" Doty Abrams Gary Halvorson May 3, 2001
Writing their wedding vows proves a daunting task for Monica and Chandler. Looking back over the pair's relationship, the other friends worry about changes in store for all of them.
22 168 TOWChandler'sDad "The One With Chandler's Dad" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Greg Malins Gary Halvorson & Kevin S. Bright May 10, 2001
Monica arranges a meeting between Chandler and his estranged dad in hopes that they can reconcile before the ceremony. Rachel and a reluctant Ross borrow the keys to Monica's Porsche.
23 169 TOWMonicaAndChandler'sWedding-1 "The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, Part 1" Greg Malins Kevin S. Bright May 17, 2001
Monica and Chandler gather their offbeat families on the eve of their wedding but there's one problem: Chandler is missing. While Ross searches for him, Rachel and Phoebe desperately try to distract the unsuspecting bride.
24 170 TOWMonicaAndChandler'sWedding-2 "The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, Part 2" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Kevin S. Bright May 17, 2001
Monica and Chandler get married. Someone is hiding a big surprise.