The One On The Last Night
Season 6, episode 6
127th overall episode of Friends
Joey and Chandler play cups on the last night. Or a way to trick Joey to have $1500.
Episode Information

November 4, 1999

Written by

Scott Silveri

Directed by

David Schwimmer

Episode Guide

The One With Joey's Porsche


The One Where Phoebe Runs


"The One On The Last Night" is the sixth episode of the sixth season of Friends, which aired on November 4, 1999.


It is the night before Chandler moves in and Rachel moves out. Rachel hasn't packed and everyone has to help. All the guys quickly leave to avoid this, with Chandler and Joey telling them they want to spend their last night as roommates hanging out while Ross lies that he has to watch Ben (and, as Monica can see into his apartment, creates a fake Ben with a pumpkin for a head). Monica and Rachel begin to cry. Phoebe suggests listing things they won't miss about each other, but this backfires as Monica and Rachel soon descend into an argument. As the two constantly snipe at each other, Phoebe declares that she doesn't want Rachel to move in with her if she's such a bad roommate. As a result, Monica begins to list things that are great about Rachel, and realizes just how much she is going to miss living with her allowing the two to make up. Monica then spots that Ben's 'head' has fallen off and Ross is forced to return and help.

Chandler wants to give Joey money as Joey is going through some financial struggles. He believes $1500 will be enough. Chandler makes up a game on the spot called "Cups", which has no rules. Every move Joey makes in the "game", Chandler says that he wins a lot of money, e.g. two random cards may result in getting $1000. Joey falls for it instantly, "wins" $1500 and believes he is the best at it. Unfortunately, Joey goes off to challenge Ross and loses it all, claiming that Ross did all the things that Joey did, and now Ross thinks he is the best at "Cups". Joey then gives Chandler his ceramic dog as a goodbye present. Desperate to help Joey out, Chandler offers to buy it instead but Joey sees through Chandler's trick and won't accept his money, promising that can take care of himself.

Rachel leaves and Chandler and Monica officially begin living together, with Monica still missing her. Chandler arrives, and the two hug as they prepare to embark on the next stage of their relationship... only for Monica to notice the dog and ask what it is doing there.

The final scene involves Chandler trying to explain to Ross how Cups was just something he made up to give Joey the money. Ross assumes Chandler is just mad he lost his money and offer to play him for it instead. Seeing no other choice, Chandler agrees and begins creating more rules to ensure he wins his money back.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

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


Directed By:
David Schwimmer

Written By:
Scott Silveri



  • This is the first of 10 episodes directed by David Schwimmer throughout the series.
  • This is one of the episodes that does not start with The one with.... or The one where..... in the title.
  • Monica mentions that Rachel has 147 pairs of shoes. When Rachel is pregnant, in the DVD version Ross tells Rachel she can have a whole cupboard for her shoes
  • Monica pokes fun at Rachel and Ross's on-off relationship saying: "I love Ross, I hate Ross, I love Ross, I hate Ross". This corresponds roughly to The One Where Rachel Finds Out, The One With The List, The One With The Prom Video and The One With The Morning After. The next in Monica's sequence would be " I love Ross" which will be the brief period when they get together at the beachhouse.


  • When Rachel finally moves out, she gives Monica her key back. However in the end of The Last One we can see that everyone has had a key to the apartment, including Rachel. However, it is possible that Monica has given her another key, possibly after the apartment fire when Rachel briefly moves back in before swapping places with Phoebe when Rachel's hairdryer is found to have been the cause.
  • Ross lies and says he has Ben for the night to get out of packing and Monica questions it because it is already almost past his bedtime. Ross makes a fake Ben with a jack-o-lantern to prove he has Ben but all he'd have to do is say he put Ben to bed (especially after the first time he called Monica and got away with the fake Ben).
  • Monica closes the door after saying goodbye to Rachel. Afterwards, Monica, supposedly alone in the apartment, enters Rachel's room and you can see the door behind her. But, when Chandler walks in to comfort Monica, he doesn't open it and you can see that he came from the left side of Rachel's room and from the front door of the apartment.
  • When Joey offers Chandler the big white dog, Chandler says that Joey loves the dog but when Ross bought Joey the dog Joey said he hated it. This may have been because it reminded Joey of the role in Days of Our Lives he'd lost.
  • When Joey and Chandler are playing cups the red cup moves places between shots.
  • When Monica is chasing Rachel around the kitchen table, the top of Rachel's briefs can be seen.

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Preceded by
"The One With Joey's Porsche"
Series Six Episodes Followed by
"The One Where Phoebe Runs"