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"The One In Barbados: Part 1" is the twenty-third episode of season nine of Friends. It aired in two parts on May 15, 2003.


The friends head to Barbados for Ross' conference. Instead of enjoying the sunshine, the weather is overcast at first, and then heavily rainy. Prior to their arrival, David asks Chandler for advice on his relationship with Phoebe due to her accidentally calling him Mike before. Chandler tells him that the breakup between Phoebe and Mike was because Mike didn't want to get married, but Phoebe did.

When they arrive in Barbados, Monica's hair gets all poofy due to the humidity. Chandler tells Monica about how David is going to propose to Phoebe. This causes Monica to meddle and call Mike, who shows up right as David is about to propose. Mike proposes instead, to which Phoebe says no but is content knowing that their relationship is headed somewhere and the two get back together while a disappointed but understanding David leaves.

Later that evening, when Ross' speech is deleted (after Chandler opened an email and Ross' laptop got a virus), Charlie cancels dinner with Joey to help recreate it; but suddenly, they enjoy themselves. Rachel keeps changing her mind on when to tell Joey that she has feelings for him. When she is about to tell him and Charlie and Ross are about to go out for champagne to celebrate the finished recreation of the speech, Joey and Charlie end up going to dinner together, much to Ross and Rachel's humiliation.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Greene
Courteney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller

Supporting Cast

Hank Azaria - David
Robert Alan Beuth - Professor Klarik
Joe Everett Michaels - Waiter
Paul Rudd - Mike Hannigan
Cali Sheldon - Emma Geller-Greene
Noelle Sheldon - Emma Geller-Greene
Aisha Tyler - Charlie Wheeler
Audrey Wasilewski - Sarah
Tony Sagastizado - Airplane Passenger


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri



  • Along with "The One In Barbados, Part 2", Matt LeBlanc received his second Emmy nomination of the series for this episode.
  • This is the first episode that depicts Phoebe in another country, as she was pregnant when the gang went to London, and she's previously been skeptical about her chances of getting a passport.
  • When Joey and Rachel get name tags to get into a convention, Rachel wears the name tag Kate Miller. Seven years earlier, there was an actress named Kate Miller, Joey's colleague and love interest.
  • Chandler commented to David that you should "ask Joey if you want to know about if you get a burning sensation when you pee". Joey is shown to sleep with a lot of people, which could suggest he has contracted an STI (or multiple) in the past and therefore knows the symptoms; a burning sensation during urination is often the sign of an STI.
  • This is the last appearance of Hank Azaria as David. David was in 5 episodes of Friends.
  • After Chandler accidentally deletes Ross' speech and Ross tell him to "get out," David Schwimmer starts to crack up.
  • For an unknown reason, the Netflix airing of this episode doesn't show Monica's call to Mike. Neither does the Channel 5 TV version.
  • Joey is disappointed about the rain and not being able to dig a hole on the beach. In "The One With The Jellyfish" he digs a large hole on the beach and he is very excited to show it off to Chandler and Monica. 
  • In the UK, when they are showing every episode from the start to finish, this episode and part 2 is shown as a whole 1 hour episode, rather than in 2 parts, like the DVD version. (Not on the Channel 5 run).
  • In the DVD version, the Netflix version and the Channel 5 run, when Joey and Rachel put name tags on themselves to sneak into an area, Rachel says, "Well, that's the most sex I'm gonna have this weekend". Joey then asks her, "In that case, shall I make sure its on real good", and touches her breast several times while rubbing the tag. She then replies with, "Thank you". (But she doesn't look happy about it.)
  • Jennifer Aniston had an injured arm during the filming of this episode and was wearing an ace bandage during filming. She was wearing a bandage on her left wrist in "The One With The Soap Opera Party".


  • When Ross and Charlie are hiding behind a small tree from the people who want to throw them in the pool and talking about Joey, it is raining very heavily but in a different shot it is not raining.
  • When Ross enters the hotel room where Joey and Charlie are, the door starts to close on Ross. Instant cut to wider shot and the door's starting to close again.


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Preceded by
"The One With The Donor"
Series Nine Episodes Followed by
"The One In Barbados, Part 2"