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The One With The Engagement Picture
Season 7, episode 5
151st overall episode of Friends
7x05 Smile
Chandler can't smile for the engagement picture.
Episode Information

November 2, 2000

Written by

Patty Lin (teleplay)
Earl Davis (story)

Directed by

Gary Halvorson

Episode Guide

The One With Rachel's Assistant


The One With The Nap Partners


"The One With The Engagement Picture" is the fifth episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on NBC on November 2, 2000.


Monica's mom arranged to get their wedding announced in the paper, but they need to get a picture from a professional photographer as any camera makes Chandler grin look like a hyena. Phoebe dates Kyle, who knows both Chandler and Ross -the one who nicknamed him 'Hums While He Pees'- from their basketball club. Ross gets to divert his crazy ex Whitney by taking her to a ballroom dance-date. Rachel is completely smitten with her office assistant Tag, enough to smell his clothes and be jealous when their colleague Melissa asks him out. Rachel even pays Joey to take Tag out, first to a Knicks game, then to a bar where they meet dozens of potential rivals for Rachel. Rachel then bribes Joey with free Ralph Lauren shirts to stop picking up women together so Tag will stop too but Tag decides to go back to his ex-girlfriend. The show ends with Monica showing everyone the wedding announcement- with Joey posing as Chandler.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

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

Supporting Cast

Eddie Cahill - Tag Jones
David Sutcliffe - Kyle
Julia Campbell - Whitney
Caroline Keenan - Melissa
Roger Eschbacher - The photographer
Heather Sims - Emily
James Michael Tyler - Gunther


Directed By:
Gary Halvorson

Written By:
Earl Davis & Patty Lin


  • The music starts before the title sequence.
  • This episode is the first mention of Rachel's crush on Joey that she had in the past.
  • The Magna Doodle has a drawing of a surfer wiping out with a dog barking at him from the beach


  • In the shot of the paper with the picture of Monica and Joey, the announcement written there starts out fine, but near the end the middle part is just repeated.
  • In the scene where Rachel is talking to that marketing girl at her office, she is seen wearing a ring (wedding perhaps) on her right hand.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With Rachel's Assistant"
Series Seven Episodes Followed by
"The One With The Nap Partners"

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