The One With The Candy Hearts
Season 1, episode 14
14th overall episode of Friends
Chandler and Janice meet yet again.
Episode Information

February 9, 1995

Written by

Bill Lawrence

Directed by

James Burrows

Episode Guide

The One With The Boobies


The One With The Stoned Guy


"The One With The Candy Hearts" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Friends, which aired on NBC on February 9. 1995. It was directed by James Burrows and written by Bill Lawrence.


It's Valentine's Day, and all the friends are busy on the love market.

Joey has a beautiful date for the night before Valentine's Day, but she insists that they double date with her friend, so Joey pulls Chandler along. Chandler, who has no idea who he'll be hooking up with, meets his doom: Janice. Both are mad at their friends and at themselves for meeting each other again, but when Joey gives Chandler his credit card so that he can leave with his date, things take a forward step. What Chandler doesn't foresee is that he ends up sleeping with Janice. This new relationship does not last long, as he breaks up with her the next day at the coffee house; however, she's fine with this, because she knows Chandler will keep looking for her as he loves her, and he calls after her "Call me!" as she leaves the coffee house. Janice has had candy hearts printed with "Chan and Jan Forever."

Ross also gets a date--his first one since his divorce with Carol--with a beautiful neighbor of his named Kristen. Unfortunately for Ross, Carol and Susan also dine at the same Japanese restaurant and are seated at the same grill table. Ross focuses his attention on Carol rather than his date. When Susan leaves on an emergency, Ross insists that Carol move to his end of the table. His date, Kristen, already uncomfortable with her date's ex at the same table, slips away, leaving Ross alone with Carol. The two reminisce about the good times they had together and share a kiss. However, Carol points out how things have changed, and consoles Ross by assuring him that he'll soon meet someone right for him.

Phoebe, Rachel and Monica spend the holiday burning mementos of their past boyfriends, including Rachel's Pete Carney, who always cried after sex, and Monica's Howard, the "I Win!" guy. However, things get out of control as Rachel pours Paolo's remaining grappa in the bonfire, which almost burns the apartment. The fire, in a way, is a good omen, as the girls get three cute firemen putting out the fire and asking them for drinks at the end of their shift. However, when they leave the apartment, they ask each other what are they going to tell their respective girlfriends and wives about what had happened.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

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

Supporting Cast

Jane Sibbett - Carol Willick
Jessica Hecht - Susan Bunch
Heather Medway - Kristen
Nancy Valen - Lorraine
Larry Poindexter - Fireman Dave
Jacy Acovone - Fireman Charlie
Joel Gretsch - Fireman Ed
Maggie Wheeler - Janice Hosenstein


Directed By:
James Burrows

Written By:
Bill Lawrence



  • Phoebe thinks about calling Roger, whom she dated in the previous episode.
  • Phoebe mentions one of her friends named Abby, who shaves her head. Later on in "The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion" (S3E24), Phoebe later sets Ross up with her friend Bonnie who used to shave her head.
  • This is the third time Chandler has dumped Janice in the series;
  • Janice calls Chandler "funny valentine". In "The One With Unagi" (S6E17), Chandler gives Monica a mix tape that has Janice singing "My Funny Valentine" (a 1937 Rodgers and Hart show tune, famously sung by Ella Fitzgerald).
  • Ross makes nerdy small talk by saying that a dog's jet lag is more significant because of the whole seven dog years to one human year thing, and says a three hour flight would seem like a week and a half to a dog. If it were true, a three hour flight would only seem like twenty-one hours.
  • Joey can't pee when he's nervous.
  • This episode is the first to feature Janice's trademark: "Oh my God!"
  • Nancy Valen who plays Joey's date Lorraine was Sam Thomas on Baywatch ( she also guest starred as Hallie in the pilot episode of Baywatch) which is Joey and Chandler's favorite show to watch together


Chandler: Come on, Ross, you gotta get back in the game here, okay? The Rachel thing's not happening, your ex-wife's a lesbian, [he searches for another]. I don't think we need a third.

Monica: Phoebe, you can go out with a creepy guy any night of the year. I know I do.

Joey: How do I look?
Chandler: Oh, uh... [looks carefully] I don't care.

Kristen: Who are they?
Ross: The blonde is my ex-wife. The woman touching her is her close personal friend.
Kristen: You mean they're lovers?
Ross: If you want to put a label on it.
Kristen: Wow. Anything else I should know?
Ross: Nope, nope...that's it. [Carol stands, revealing her belly bump] Oh, and she's pregnant with my baby. I always forget that part.

Phoebe: Now we need the semen of a righteous man.
Rachel: Okay, Phoebs, you know what? If we had that, we wouldn't be doing the ritual in the first place.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With The Boobies"
"The One With The Candy Hearts" Followed by
"The One With The Stoned Guy"