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The One With The Halloween Party
Friends episode
Chandler and Ross arm wrestling
Season 8x06
Episode no. 176
Written by Mark Kunerth
Directed by Gary Halvorson
Guest stars Sean Penn - Eric
Bonnie Somerville - Mona
James Michael Tyler - Gunther
Daniel E. Smith - The boy in the cape
Rachel David - The ballerina
Emily Osment - Lelani Mayolanofavich
Ivy Malone - The cowgirl
Original airdate November 1, 2001
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"The One With The Halloween Party" is the sixth episode of the eighth season of Friends, which aired on November 1, 2001. Monica and Chandler are having a costume party for Halloween, which brings up all kinds of problems.


Monica and Chandler decide to host a costume party for Halloween. Monica buys Chandler a pink bunny costume and makes him wear it, which he doesn't like at all. However, when Ross comes as "Spud-nik," his clever play on words combining the Russian satellite Sputnik and a potato, he doesn't have the worst costume anymore.

Phoebe bumps into Ursula, who is getting married in a week, so she invites her in return for Ursula's invitation to the wedding. Ursula's brings her fiancé, Eric, to the party, where it turns out that Ursula has only met him two weeks ago. She has also been lying to him about virtually everything: she told him that she's a teacher, they were both in Peace Corps, build houses in Uruguay and was member of a church, which she all didn't. When Phoebe can't stand it any longer how Ursula is lying to Eric, she tells him everything about her, leading to them breaking up.

Rachel is trying to be good with children by handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, but she fails already with the first one by boring them with a story about fashion. The second one doesn't go any better: when a girl says "I love you" to Rachel, she dumps all the candy in her bowl. She then starts giving out money, which she's also runs out of pretty soon. For the next people she writes checks, but when Gunther brings candy again, the other kids also want to have money. When Rachel doesn't give money anymore, she ends up in a fight with a boy, to which she has to give 50 dollars to stop him cry.

Phoebe and monica

Phoebe and Monica at the Halloween party

Phoebe and Monica, dressed as Catwomen and Supergirl, argue about who would win it in a fight: Chandler or Ross. They think Ross, but Chandler wants to prove them that they're wrong. To settle this, Ross and Chandler have an arm-wrestling match that goes on forever, as they are, according to Joey, both "equally weak". When Mona is looking and talking to Joey, it's starting to look really bad for Ross, so he asks Chandler to let him win. Chandler agrees, but Monica doesn't believe him when he tells her.

Cast and CrewEdit

Main CastEdit

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

Supporting CastEdit

Sean Penn - Eric
James Michael Tyler - Gunther
Daniel E. Smith - The boy in the cape
Rachel David - The ballerina
Emily Osment - Lelani Mayolanofavich
Ivy Malone - The cowgirl


Directed By:
Gary Halvorson

Written By:
Mark Kunerth


  • This is the only Halloween episode in the series.
  • Monica says that Chandler's favorite kids book is The Velveteen Rabbit; this was also Kathy's favorite childhood book
  • This is the last time Lisa Kudrow portrays Ursula in the series
  • This episode is the first episode shot after 9/11. Production was delayed for two weeks, because the table read for this episode was originally scheduled for Tuesday morning September 11th. 
  • At the beginning of the episode, Joey is wearing a t-shirt bearing the logo of the Fire Department of New York. This is one of several tributes to the city featured on the show in wake of 9/11, another being the 'I ♥ NY' drawing on the etch-a-sketch in "The One With The Videotape".
  • This is a list of the costumes that the Friends group wore.
    • Rachel- Wearing a new dress
    • Ross- Spud-nik
    • Joey- Chandler
    • Phoebe- Supergirl
    • Chandler- Pink Rabbit
    • Monica- Catwoman


  • In this episode Monica thinks that Ross would win in a fight with Chandler. But in The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding, she laughs at the idea of Ross beating Chandler up. It is possible he has worked out since then.

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