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Look at that guy by the window.


He's awfully short.

And I think he's talking to himself.

And to be completely honest, he's not that good in bed.

Oh, what is wrong with me lately?

I mean, it's like every guy I see...

I mean, okay, look at that guy for example.

I mean, normally that's not someone I would be attracted to

but right now, with the way I'm feeling

all I want to do is rip off his sweatpants and fanny pack.

Wait a second.

This is about the fourth month of your pregnancy, right?


This is completely normal.

Around the fourth month, your hormones start going crazy.

Really? So this has happened to you?

Oh, absolutely, yeah.

Oh, and keep in mind now, I was carrying triplets.

So, you know, in medical terms

I was thrice as randy.

Wow, this explains so much.

Last weekend, I went from store to store

sitting on Santa's laps.

Yeah, yeah, I remember trying to steal a cardboard cutout

of Evander Holyfield from a Foot Locker.


Yeah, oh.

Well, you know what, I go see my doctor tomorrow.

I'll ask her about this.

Maybe she can give me a pill or something.

Yeah, yeah, that's what you need, a good pill.

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So no one told you life was gonna be this way

Your job's a joke, you're broke

Your love life's D.O.A. ♪

It's like you're always stuck in second gear

When it hasn't been your day, your week

Your month, or even your year

But I'll be there for you

♪ 'Cause you're there for me, too. ♪

Hey. Hi.




I got our pictures developed from Rockefeller Center.

Oh, great. Hey, Joey

want to check out pictures of me and Mona ice skating?

Oh, uh... ordinarily I would love to

but I am just swamped right now.

Where are the pictures that that creepy pretzel vendor

took of us together?

Oh, yeah, probably at the end.

Oh, my god.

All he took were pictures of my breasts.

I'm missing picture time?

You know

she has a face, Ross.

Okay, okay, here's a good one of us.

Wow, that is a good one.

Wow, looks like a holiday card.

You know, with the tree in the middle

and the skaters and the snow.

You know, every year I say

I'm going to send out holiday cards and I never do it.

Do you want to send this one out together?

Together? L-Like to people?

Yeah, you know, "Happy Holidays from Mona and Ross."

It'll be cute, okay?


Oh, I got to get to work.

So call me later?

Oh, sure.

Bye, guys.


Congratulations, you just got married.

I know, can you believe that?

Wait, I'm sorry

what's the big deal about a holiday card?

Married couples send out cards.

Families send out cards.

People who've been dating for a couple of months

do not send out cards.

What, is she crazy?

Hey, hey, that's your wife you're talking about.


Oh, and the Bingette.

Oh, honey, you remember my boss Doug, right?

Yes, hi.

Hi. So, good news--

the divorce is final. I sign the papers this a.m.

Oh, I didn't know you and Carol

were getting a divorce. I'm sorry.


Finally chewed my leg out of that bear trap.


congratulations to you guys, though.

Well, no leg chewing for us, sir.

Well, give it time.

So, the divorce, the marriage

we got a lot to celebrate.

How about we all go out to dinner tomorrow night?

I can't think of anything we're doing.

Why can't I think of anything we're doing?

Tomorrow night it is then.

I should be out of court by 6:00.

They keep throwing these sexual harassment cases at me

and I keep knocking them out of the park.

Okay, see you tomorrow.

Just so you know, we're not seeing him tomorrow.

I cannot spend another evening with that man.

Do you remember how he behaved at our wedding?


That's because he wasn't invited.

Because of the way he behaved at our engagement party.

Oh, yeah.

Boy, urine cuts right through

an ice sculpture, doesn't it?

( knocking on door )



Hey, I went by the photo shop.

Take a look.

Here is a mock-up of our card.

What do you think?

Huh. Wow, that's great.

Now do you think it should say, "Love, Ross and Mona"?

Well, we haven't said that to each other yet

but... I guess it's okay to say it to other people.

How many did you want? I'm getting 100.

A hundred?

Well, I, uh, I guess I'll take, uh...


I-I don't... I'm not sure about the whole, uh...

the card thing.

Really, why not?

Sending out a holiday card together...

I just don't know if we're really quite there yet.

You know, I didn't think of it that way.

You're right... you're right.

So can I ask you a question?


Where are we?


You know...

like where are we?

Where is this relationship going?


I mean, I love spending time with you, you know?

I just hope we're moving forward.

We should probably talk about that, don't you think?

Let's do the card.


The card.

I think we're there.


But I still think we should have this conversation.

( squeaks ): Really?

I mean... even with the card?

( knocking on door )



Just so you know

Dr. Long can't be here today

she was called to the hospital.

So Dr. Schiff will be seeing you.

Oh, okay.

Hey, can I ask you a question?

Was it me or was the guy who took my blood sample

really cute?

You know who I'm talking about, bowl haircut, hairy fingers.

( knocking )

Hi, Rachel?

I'm Dr. Schiff.

Yes, you are.

So how's it going?

Oh, it's really, really good.

But enough about me, come on.

Where are you from? What do you do?

I'm a doctor.

Right... right. Actually, I meant

you know, in your spare time.

Do you cook? Do you ski?

Or just hang out with your wife or girlfriend?

Uh, I don't have a wife or a girlfriend

but I do like to ski.

Oh, I love to ski.

How amazing is this?

So, are you experiencing any discomfort?

No, I'm very comfortable.

Any painful gas?


Ooh, Dr. Schiff, what kind of question is that?

Okay then.

Would you like to lie down on the table?

Well, would you like me to lie down on the table?

I'm sorry, is there something going on here?

Do you feel it, too?


Oh, hey, so?

How did your doctor's appointment go?

Well, let's see

uh, they gave me cute boy doctor today.

And in the middle of the exam

I put my pinkie in his chin dimple.

Oh, my god.

Why did you do that?

Okay, remember that little problem I was having

during my fourth month of pregnancy?

Oh, yeah, the Evander Holyfield phase.

Oh, man, you were so hard up

you practically came on to me.

You wish.

Hey, I could've had you if I wanted you.

Oh, yeah? Come and get it.

Okay, even this is turning me on.


Oh, hey. Hey, Ross.

Hey, how's it going with you and Mona?

Are you guys still together?

Oh, yeah, yeah, we're moving forward.

You'll be getting our card.

You and Mona are doing a holiday card together?

Yeah, we're not just doing a card.

She also wants to have the conversation

about where the relationship is going.

Ugh, women.

I know, I know.

Why do you guys need to have this conversation, huh?

I mean, no self-respecting man would ask a woman

"So where's this going?"

Uh, Ross, you asked me that.

Hey, you were a closed book, okay?

I'm not a mind reader.

Besides, I hate those conversations.

I'm horrible at them, really.

Maybe I need some kind of a gesture.

You know, something that says we're moving forward

without having to talk about it.

Like asking her to move in with you?


Smaller than that.

Making her a mix tape?

Uh, bigger than that.

Give her a key to your apartment.

Whoa, hello?

We were closer with the mix tape.

Have you said "I love you"?

You could say "I love you."

Yeah, I don't... I don't think I'm quite there yet.

But, oh! I could say "I love spending time with you."

No, we hate that.

That is a slap in the face.

Oh, forget it.

You know what, I'll just... I'll have the conversation.

I'll just say "I like things the way they are"

and hope for the best.

What do you think, Rach?

I think if it was a little colder in here

I could see your nipples through that sweater.

Bing. We're all set for tonight. 8:00.

Oh, uh, as it turns out, we can't do it.

Monica has to work.

Oh. My ex-wife didn't work.

Unless you call turning into her mother work.

Yeah. Fine. Tomorrow night, then.

Oh, uh, well, tomorrow's no good for her, either.

Oh? Why not?

It's the semifinals...

of her... bocci ball tournament.

What's going on, Bing?

Does, uh, your wife have a... problem

with me or something?

Well, now you're... you're just talking crazy.

Then why can't the three of us go out together?

Because we-we-we split up.

Monica and I split up.

Hold me.

Good... good God, Bing, I...

Well, I can't say I'm altogether surprised.

I saw the way she looked at you, and...

there was no love there.

And the way she looked at me. Pure lust.

You know what would really help me

through this tough time is choking someone.

Can I choke ya?

Mmm. Bing, my boy

we're going to get you over this.

Now, here's the plan.

Grab your coat.

We're going to a strip club.

Oh, no, no, no.

Monica would freak.

But to hell with that bitch.

Here we go.

Mona, um

I think it's time we had a conversation

about where things are with us.

Yeah, I think I suggested that.

Oh, we-we are so...

So, um...

Well, I-I really like you

and I love, um, you know, hanging out with you

and, I mean, I'm having a lot of fun.


I mean, there's no point in spending time with someone

if it's just fun.

I mean, it's got to be...

it's got to be going somewhere, right?

( nervous chuckle )

So, where is it going?


That's... that's the real question.

And the answer is...

it's going somewhere... fun.

Now, I, I know

what you're thinking.

Fun was fine for you, like, ten years ago

you know, but you're not getting any younger.

No-- I mean

you know, not you, you are getting younger.

I mean, you, you look like you're getting younger

by the... by the second.

What's your secret?

I'm sorry. So, uh...

So where are we?

Well, well, to sum up...

We're having fun.

You look young.


But that's not enough.

So... so...

Here's a key to my apartment.



You don't think this is too fast?

( tortured, falsetto grunt): Mm-mm!

Not just a key.

I gave her the only key.

I am now a homeless person in a very serious relationship.

Hey... oh, Ross. How'd the conversation go?

Oh, great. I live on the street.




Okay, Monica, Rachel.

This is my friend, Roger.

Hi, Roger.

Hi, Roger.

So, um, I'm going to get us some drinks.

Could you help me out?

Yeah. Okay.

Um... he's here to have sex with you.

What? What?

You're welcome.

Phoebe, no!

It's okay.

He's a virgin.

Rachel, um, I was just talking to this guy

and I think he'll have sex with you.

Okay, um...

Yeah, okay, let's leave these two alone.

( spluttering )

No! You guys, I don't care what my hormones are doing.

I am not going to just do it with some random guy.

Fine. Then you tell Roger

because he was really looking forward to this.

Excuse me.

Oh, baby.

Look at those twin sisters dancing together.

Let me buy you a lap dance

with those girls, huh?

Oh, that's all right, sir.

And that's just one girl.

Bing... what's this?

It's a hand.

It's a thing you use as a Jack-and-coke holder.

No. It's a wedding ring.

You gotta get rid of it.

We're going to go to the East River right now and throw it in there!

Oh, no, no, no.

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

I did and then I felt a hell of a lot better

and if you whip it just right

you might hit a seagull in the head.

Okay. Oh, and I'm going to need a bunch of extra keys.

Uh, apparently, I give them away for no reason at all.

Hey, Ross.

What's going on?

You changing the lock?

No. That guy is.

I don't understand.

Y-you give me a key to your apartment

and then you change the lock.


Good luck, buddy.

Um, I... I thought we were moving forward

and now you're, you're sending me all these mixed signals.

What are you trying to tell me?

I'm trying to tell you

I made you a mix tape.


I love you.

Oh... Oh!

And I love spending time with you.

( door opens )

Hi, honey, I'm home.

From the tequila factory?

It was awful.

To get out of going to dinner with Doug

I told him that you and I split up

so then he took me to all these strip clubs

and sleazy bars.

And then, when I wouldn't give him my wedding ring

he threw a soda can at a bird.

Come here.

I can breathe through my mouth.

Oh, sweetie.

You know what the worst part was?

I got to see what my life would be like without you.

You know, it was like

It's a Wonderful Life with lap dances.

Please promise me that you will never leave me

that we will grow old together

and be with each other for the rest of our lives.

I promise.

Hey, speaking of together

how about we send out a holiday card this year.

Ooh. I don't know if we're there yet.

Yes, hi. I'd like to order a pizza.

Oh, hey, can I ask you a question?

Is the cute blond guy delivering tonight?

Very Abercrombie & Fitch?

I'll call you back.

Who was that?

It's just the pizza place.

Y-you hung up on the pizza place?

I don't hang up on your friends.

Sorry, honey, I'm just having a...

having a rough day.

Oh. What's wrong?

Oh, you really...

you really just don't want to hear about it.

Then why did I ask?

Okay, it's just... and this is really embarrassing

but lately, with this whole pregnancy thing

I'm just finding myself...

how do I put this?


Erotically charged.

Is that college talk for "horny?"


So, you know, I have all of these feelings

and I don't know what to do about them

because I can't date like a normal person

which is fine, because I don't need a relationship.

I mean, all I really want is one great night.

Just sex, you know?

No strings attached, no relationship

just... with someone that I feel comfortable with

and who knows what he's doing.

For just one great night.

I mean, is that really so... hard... to find?

Well, so how was your day?

G-Good. I, uh, saw a pretty big pigeon.

Well, I got to get up early and it's almost 7:00, so...

Yeah, I got to go to my room, too.

Okay, good night.

Good night.

I can't do it!

I didn't ask you to do it!

You're Rachel!

You're Joey!

You're my friend!

Right back at ya!

Yeah... plus, it would be wrong

and weird and bad.

And so bad. But I don't even know what you're talking about

because I didn't ask you to do anything!

I know!

You want to do it?


Me, neither!

I'm just testing you!

Hey, well, that's the end of this conversation.

This conversation never happened.

Never happened.

Good night.

Good night.

Get back in there!


Listen, I'm sorry about that whole thing with Roger.

It really wasn't right

and I want to make it up to you

so, um, I brought you something that I think

you'll really enjoy. Okay.

Now, this is just a loan, okay?

I'm going to want him back, so.

I'm going to go now.

I'm sorry. I thought I could do it, and I can't.

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