S01 E03 - TOW the Thumb
TOW Rachel’s Denim, Ross’s Plaid, and a Football Phone
SIGNATURE BEVERAGE: VODKA CRANBERRY (WITH THUMB-SHAPED ICE CUBES!)
We’re discussing “The One With the Thumb” this week, so naturally we froze cranberry juice in latex gloves to make thumb-shaped ice cubes for the vodka cranberries we sipped on. That’s normal, right?
We discuss proper knife technique, fresh vs. boxed pasta, our soft spot for soft pretzels, and ponder whether alphabet soup comes in different languages.
Sous chef is using proper knife technique (but not actually cutting anything LOL)
EB thinks her wrist looks a little wobbly ;)
Joey’s eating pie. Why? What kind?
Soft pretzels (thumb scene)
Alphabet soup, minus the vowels, but Phoebe left in the Ys, for the homeless lady.
Boxed pasta at the restaurant?!?!
Phoebe eating a Pop Tart
The other 5 eating cheesecake and Haagen-Dazs after the breakup
Did Rachel buy stock in denim? Heather sure did. We also discuss Rachel’s cute aprons and Monica’s overalls, and Elizabeth remembers the word “juxtaposition” but can’t remember what those “wrist thingies” are called.
- Denim obsession continues with opening scene in Central Perk, later scene with different denim shirt, and then denim vest
Love the black and white checked dress - would wear it now!
Love the heart t-shirt from baseball
But the baseball cap over the otherwise perfect hair -- all I want to do is put her hair behind her ears!
Rachel’s cute aprons! (floral with yellow trim, antique-y looking flowers later)
What is he wearing? Red button down, striped t-shirt, and those boots!
Next scene, it’s a pink/purple plaid button down, brown shirt, and khakis
Next scene, it’s a dark brown and navy blue plaid button down
The sweater vests! (Two in this episode!)
First one (reading script with Joey) -- not so terrible. Typical 90s guy look
Giant shirt at Central Perk
Graphic tie (pic)
Opening scene - overalls!
Still very bland. Paisley dress is cute (date with Allen), but would love more color!
Black button up sleeveless, dark floral pants/skirt
Midriff shirt and striped pants - super cute! (she wore the striped pants in Ep 2)
Red one-piece pants-suit (when she comes in talking to herself about the thumb)
Wearing peace sign and yin-yang necklaces on black string
Spaghetti strap dress over baby tee
Vest, white tshirt, long skirt, gladiator sandals (visiting Lizzy)
We talk about the power (and terror) of holding fire in your hands, analog childhood and digital adulthood, and Lamb Chop.
Dating translations. “”Loosely translated means you will never see me naked”
Thumb to forefinger sizing
First look in the guys apartment - no Etch A Sketch (weird pantry bookshelf on that wall instead)
Cute chairs are around Monica’s table!
Still no curtains around big window.
Light fixture still above living room
Chandler teaches Joey how to smoke (for a role)
Alan’s David Hasselhoff impression, performed by Chandler
Watching Lamb Chop
Group breakup with Alan
"With the holidays coming up, I wanted him to meet my family"
Homeless lady (Beth Grant) is one of those character actors that are in a million things (215 acting credits on IMDB) was in Speed (on bus), played Dwight’s former babysitter on The Office
All the toys at Chandler’s work desk (vibrating ball thing, rubber chicken, claw). And that outdated computer! ( Green type on screen)
Phoebe gives Chandler $7k to never smoke again -- but he starts smoking again when Ross and Rachel break up AND when he goes to Tulsa. Does he give her her money back?
INCONSISTENCIES (MONICA'S CORNER)
Guys’ apartment is different -- weight equipment (bench press) next to bathroom, TV is right next to Chandler’s room, armchair that Joey sits in eventually disappears, bathroom is different (sink faces out), weird pantry bookcase on wall between door and fridge
Annoying habits -- other than Ross overpronouncing, everyone else’s goes away (is only for this episode) (Phoebe chewing her hair, Monica snorting (?), Joey cracking his knuckles)
Phoebe eats Haagen Dazs but in TOW the blackout she sings, “‘Cause I stay away from dairy.”