[Scene: Joey and Rachel's. Joey is eating breakfast as Rachel enters.]
Rachel: Hi! Oh, how was your date last night?
Joey: Pretty good.
Rachel: Oh, good. [She walks into the bathroom and finds a naked woman wrapped in a towel.] Ah!
My God, sorry about that! [She closes the door and confronts Joey.]
Joey: Okay, really good. Anyway, I gotta go. I'm late for work.
Rachel: What? What? You're gonna leave this person with me?
Joey: Yeah. Hey, don't worry. She's a terrific girl. And, hey, listen, could you do me a favor? When she
comes out, could you just mention that I'm not looking for a serious relationship. That'd be great.
Rachel: Whoa! What? Are you kidding?
Joey: Just casually slip it in, you know. Lay the groundwork. Tell her, uh, I'm a loner. No! An outlaw!
She doesn't wanna get mixed up with the likes of me.
loner ['ləunə]: a person who is often alone or who prefers to be alone, rather than with other people (喜)孤独
outlaw ['autlɔ:]: 反叛者；不遵循习俗的人
the likes of: 像…这样的人(或事)
Rachel: Yeah, you know what? That's a lot to remember. Can't I just tell her that you're a pig?
Joey: Hey, I'm gonna call her later myself! Honest! Oh, come on, Chandler used to do it! He'd even make
the girl pancakes! Plus, he'd make extras and leave them for me.
Rachel: Well, forget it. I'm not telling that girl anything. That is not my responsibility.
Joey: Fine! Now, where'd we land on those pancakes?
[She chases him out the door as his date emerges from the bathroom.]
Erin: Sorry about that, but I couldn't get that lock to work on the door.
Rachel: Yeah, Joey kinda disabled it when I moved in.
Erin: You must be Rachel. I'm Erin.
Erin ['iərin]: 伊尔琳(女子名)
Erin: Hi. I don't mean this to sound like high school, but did he say anything about me?
Rachel: [pauses] Would you like some pancakes?
[Scene: N.Y.U's University Library. Ross is entering with Chandler.]
Chandler: Come on! Why are we here?
Ross: Okay, okay, take a guess.
[An old woman pushes a cart full of books past.]
Chandler: The hot chicks?
Ross: Okay, okay, I was typing names into the library computer earlier, you know-you know, for fun. And
I typed mine in and guess what came up? My doctoral dissertation! It's here! Yeah, right-it's right down
here, in the biggest library in the university!
doctoral dissertation: 博士论文 (<例>dissertation [,disə'teiʃən]: a long piece of writing on a particular subject,
especially one written for a university degree <学位>论文)
Chandler: Wow, that's actually pretty cool.
Ross: Yeah. Oh, um, there's also a book here by a woman named Wendy Bagina. [They both laugh,
but stop when they hear moaning coming from the next aisle.] What is that?
Chandler: Sounds like two people are really enjoying the Dewey Decimal System.
Dewey Decimal System [ˈdjuːɪ]: a frequently used system of library book classification and arrangement with
ten main subject classes 杜威十进制系统(常用的图书馆书籍分类和安放系统，有十个主要科目类)
[They see two students making out. Ross gasps.]
the Girl Student: I'm so sorry!
the Guy Student: Sorry!
Chandler: You didn't bring me here to do that, did you?
[Scene: Monica's Restaurant Kitchen. Monica is cooking as a waitress enters.]
Monica: She sent the chicken back again?
the Waitress: She says it's too dry now and she wants to come back here and explain to you exactly how
she wants it.
Monica: Well, fine! I'd like to meet this chicken expert! Send the Colonel in!
the Colonel: 山德士上校，参见321.文化详解4.
[The waitress lets her in as Monica is about to throw a lobster into a pot of boiling water.]
Monica: [to the lobster] Lucky bastard! [turns around] Janice.
Janice: How are you Ms. Hotshot Chef with the big fancy restaurant with the best chicken ever! [does
hotshot ['hɔt'ʃɔt]: 前途无量的 (<例>hotshot: a person who is extremely successful in their career or at a particular
Monica: I'm fine.
Janice: Oh! What is that on your finger? I'm blind!
Janice: Somebody's been doing a little cooking outside the restaurant. So, who's the lucky guy?
Monica: Um, funny story.
[Scene: Joey and Rachel's. Joey is coming back from work.]
Joey: Hey! What's up?
Phoebe and Rachel: Hey!
Joey: Well, hey, who's your friend? [Erin turns around to face Joey.] Hey!
Erin: Hey, Joey!
Joey: Erin! You're still here!
Rachel: Yeah, we ended up spending the day together and had such a great time!
Joey: Why wouldn't you? Erin is great! And then there's you guys.
Erin: Well, listen, I'd better get going. Today was great. Thanks!
Rachel: I know!
Erin: And, Joey, last night was fun.
Joey: Yeah. I'll, uh, I'll call you.
Rachel: Oh, and I'll call you too!
Erin: Or I'll call you!
Phoebe: And call me!
Joey: Okay, okay, look at that, we're all gonna call each other. Okay, good to see you again.
[Joey closes the door behind her.]
Joey: So, the system kinda broke down, huh?
Rachel: Oh, Joey, I'm sorry, I just couldn't tell her all those things you wanted me to tell her. And, you know,
we got to talking and I…
Phoebe: We want you to marry her!
Phoebe: She is so amazing! You have no idea.
Joey: No idea? Who do you think brought her here?
Cupid ['kju:pid]: the Roman god of love who is shown as a beautiful baby boy with wings, carrying a bow and arrow
Phoebe: Joey, she's so cool. She speaks four languages.
Joey: Man, do you know what guys want!
Rachel: Look, Joey, come on, she's so perfect for you! I mean, she's sweet. She-she likes baseball. And
she-she had two beers at lunch.
Joey: My beers? Look, you guys, she's a very nice girl, okay? We had a good time, but I just—I don't see
it going anywhere.
Phoebe: Yeah, but you always say that.
Rachel: Yeah, maybe if you gave this girl a chance, it would go somewhere.
Joey: Look, I'm sorry, you guys. I-I just don't think so.
Joey: Hey, don't start judging me! [to Rachel] Huh? You're the one who's in love with her assistant! [to
Phoebe] Huh? And you, you're the one having the affair with the guy who keeps his pigeons on the
Phoebe: Secret affair!
Joey: What did I say?
[Scene: Monica and Chandler's. Chandler is putting the plates on the table as Monica enters.]
Chandler: Hi, cutie-cutie!
Monica: So, uh, I-I ran into someone you know today at work.
Chandler: Oh, yeah? Who was it?
[Monica does Janice's laugh.]
Chandler: Oh…my…God! I am so sorry, sweetie. Are you okay? You didn't tell her we were getting
married, did you?
Monica: Well, she saw the ring.
Chandler: Did she freak out?
Monica: Well, she was shocked when I told her, but then again, so were most people.
Monica: Well, she actually has a boyfriend, you know, herself. Name's Clark. Uh, she also kinda invited
herself to our wedding. Clark too.
Chandler: You said no, right?
Chandler: You said no, right?
Monica: Well, she cornered me! She asked me if the wedding was in town! I mean, what was I supposed
Chandler: Lie! How hard is that? The check's in the mail! Oh, your baby is so cute! I can't wait to read
your book, Ross!
Monica: Come on! So she comes to the wedding! Maybe it won't be so bad.
Chandler: What do you think she's just gonna sit there quietly? You don't think she's gonna wanna make a
toast? You don't think she's gonna wanna grab the microphone and sing "Part-time Lover"?
Part-time Lover: 史蒂夫·旺德(Stevie Wonder)1985年推出的单曲，参见122.文化详解5.
Monica: Oh, my God, she's not gonna like the chicken that night either, is she?
Chandler: You know what? It's gonna be okay. You know what? She's probably not gonna even wanna
Chandler: No! That was a lie! See how easy that was?
Monica: So-so you would've just lied?
Monica: Would it really have been that easy?
Monica: Good, so do it Saturday night 'cause we're going to dinner with her and Clark.
[Scene: Central Perk. Rachel and Joey are there as Ross enters.]
Ross: [very mad] Hi.
Rachel: What's wrong?
Ross: People are doing it in front of my book!
Rachel: I'm sorry?
Ross: My doctoral dissertation is in the library at school. I went to see it. And there were students making
babies right in the middle of the paleontology section!
Rachel: Oh, my God! Did you get to see anything good?
Ross: That is not the point!
Rachel: I know that's not the point. I'm trying to make it the point!
Ross: Let me ask you something, at your school was there a, like, place on campus where-where
students went to fool around?
campus ['kæmpəs]: an area of land that contains the main buildings of a university or college (大学的)校园
Rachel: Yeah, there was. There was in the corner of the library where-where all these dusty books were
that nobody ever read. Yes, there was.
Ross: Great! 'Cause people kept showing up. I think it's like, uh, a thing!
Joey: Now, hold on a second, fifth floor against that back wall?
Ross: Oh, for crying out loud! [He storms out.]
Joey: All right, so we should go catch our movie.
Rachel: Well, now, what's the rush?
Joey: I like to see the previews. [Rachel looks at him.] The candy.
Phoebe: [entering with Erin] Oh. Hey!
Rachel: Well, look, who's here!
Erin: Hey! Joey.
Joey: Hey! Erin.
Erin: Hey, Rachel.
Rachel: Hi! Well, we were just about to take off and see a movie. Oh, no!
Erin: What's wrong?
Rachel: Oh, Phoebe, we forgot that party we have to go to.
Phoebe: Oh, no.
Joey: What party?
Phoebe and Rachel: A birthday party.
Joey: Who's birthday party?
Phoebe and Rachel: Allison's birthday party.
Allison ['ælisən]: 阿利森(女子名)
Joey: Oh, and how old is Allison?
Phoebe and Rachel: 32.
Phoebe: [to Erin] I feel so terrible just ditching you like this!
Erin: No, that's okay.
Rachel: Wait a minute! Why don't you guys do something?
Joey: Yeah, look how that worked out. [turns to Erin] If you want to…You wanna catch a movie?
Erin: Yeah, sure, that'll be fun.
Joey: Nice. So, guess I'll talk to you guys after Allison's party!
Rachel: Well, yeah, that actually might go late.
Joey: Yeah, I'll wait up!
[Scene: The Library. Ross heads to the desk to talk to the male librarian on duty.]
librarian [laɪ'brɛrɪən]: a person who is in charge of a library or who has been specially trained to work in a library 图
Ross: Excuse me. Hi, I'm a professor here. Do you know the paleontology section, fifth floor, stack 437?
stack: (图书馆的)多层书架 (<异>409.Monica enters carrying a stack of newspapers.)
the Librarian: Well, yes! Just give me five minutes. I just have to find someone to cover my shift.
Ross: No! No! No! Can I speak to someone in charge, please?
the Head Librarian: How can I help you?
Ross: Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to increase security in the paleontology section. See, I-I wrote
a book that's up there. And instead of reading it, people are-are, well, they're rolling around in front of it.
the Head Librarian: We are aware of the problem you are referring to. But as far as increasing security,
I'm afraid the library is very understaffed. I, I can't help you.
as far as: 就…而论；至于，说到
understaffed [ˌʌndərˈstæft]: not having enough people working and therefore not able to function well 人员不足的
Ross: Well, fine. Fine! If-if I'm the only person with any appreciation of the sanctity of the written word, then
I'll go up there and defend it myself! [stops and to the previous librarian] And don't you follow me!
the written word: language expressed in writing rather than in speech (尤指被视作用文字表达思想时所需技巧的)书