Friends is a sexy show. Fetishes are a sex thing. Foot fetishes are not uncommon – but did Rachel always have one in front of our very eyes?
Like, it’s a sitcom, it was never going to show anyone sticking their foot up [THIS PART OF THE SENTENCE HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR REASONS OF DECENCY] or drenching someone's toes with hot wads of [SO HAS THIS PART], but the signs were there.
In season one, episode nineteen, 'The One Where The Monkey Gets Away', Rachel asks whether someone can be “your best friend, but they also make your toes curl” – sexiness and feet are entwined in her head.
In season three, episode twenty-five, 'The One At The Beach', she tries to paint Ross’s toenails, which she mentions she did when they were together…
In season four, episode eleven, 'The One With Something About Phoebe’s Uterus', when Monica teaches Chandler how to satisfy a woman, Rachel bursts in with “TOES! Uh, for some people…”
And, most tellingly of all, when Rachel makes a trifle with beef in it, what does the taste remind Ross of?
IT WAS THERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US ALL THE TIME!