It was in the ninth episode of ninth season of Friends. Here is the transcription:

[Scene: Ross and Rachel's apartment. Ross is in the living room covering Emma. Rachel enters wearing a sexy dress.]

ROSS: Wow! (pause) Wow, You look . . . uh . . .It's just, ah . . . That dress . . . uh . . .

RACHEL: Well, I hope the ends of these sentences are good.

ROSS: Well, well, they're good. It's been a while since I've seen you like this. You, you clean up good.


It's a joke, meaning that you look nice after you clean yourself up... wash your face, take a bath, etc. It's an insult because it suggests that you are usually dirty, but it's meant as a joke.

  • Brits sometimes say "you scrub up nicely" to someone who has made an effort to appear groomed. It is not an insult. Jul 2 '20 at 21:38

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