In a New York City coffee house called Central Perk, we're introduced to six friends: chef Monica Geller, data controller Chandler Bing who lives across the hall from Monica, Chandler's roommate/actor Joey Tribbiani, Monica's brother Ross Geller, new ageist Phoebe Buffay, and "born to be a wife" Rachel Green. One of the friends is just getting into a relationship and two are just getting out of one each. Monica is in the former category, going on a real/not-so-real date, dates with guys she's interested in being a rare occurrence. But she is excited by her upcoming one with Paul the Wine Guy from her place of work. Out on their date, their intimate conversation includes the fact that trauma from his last relationship has left him sexually incapable, something that only the right woman like Monica can fix, and she apparently does. Later however she finds that it was just a line to get her into bed, and thus her streak with the "wrong guy" continues. Ross is one of the two in the ...
Did You Know?
This episode has three alternate titles: "The One Where It All Began", "The First One" and "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate." See more
In the pilot while Rachel is on the phone, apologizing to the guy she left at the Altar, she says his name is Barry Finkel but in later episodes it is changed to Barry Farber. See more
[Monica has slept with Paul the Wine Guy on the first date
That 'wasn't a real date.' What the hell do you do on a real date?
Shut up and move my table back.
Time of the Season
Written by Rod Argent
Performed by The Zombies See more