Joey’s meat sweats at a hilarious guest appearance by Brad pitt, this one has it all. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. “The One With the Rumor” begins with Monica declaring that she isn’t going to cook a turkey because half the gang doesn’t want it. Joey, unhappy with this, changes Monica’s mind by promising to finish the whole bird himself.
Meanwhile, Monica, Ross and Rachel’s high school mate Will (Pitt) joins them. However, Will is upset to learn that Rachel is present, as she was not very nice to him in high school. During the meal, Will reveals that he and Ross were at the “I Hate Rachel” club and started a rumor that she was intersex. (Note: this part of the plot hasn’t aged well.) Before Rachel is completely outraged, Monica reminds her friend that she started a rumor about Ross and the 50-year-old librarian, which was not a rumor, according to Ross. ‘ confessions.
Problematic jokes aside, the dynamic between Pitt and then-married Aniston was very funny.