Everything from Joey’s meat sweats to his hilarious guest appearance Brad Pitt, this one has it all. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. “The One With the Rumor” opens with Monica declaring that she’s not going to cook a turkey since half the gang doesn’t want to. Unhappy with this, Joey changes Monica’s mind by promising to finish the whole bird himself.
Meanwhile, Monica, Ross and Rachel’s peers Will (Pitt) join them in high school. However, Will is upset when he learns 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 in the “I Hate Rachel” club and started a rumor that she was intersex. (Note: This part of the plot doesn’t age well.) Before Rachel can be fully shocked, Monica reminds her friend that she started a rumor about Ross and the 50-year-old librarian—which wasn’t a rumor, according to Ross’ confession .
Difficult jokes aside, the dynamic between Pitt and the then-married Aniston was very funny.