Friends

The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)

Season 8, Ep 23, Aired 5/16/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Rachel and Ross arrive at the hospital; she's upset to get a semi-private room. Monica and Chandler decide to have a baby and right away. Mrs. Geller turns up to give Ross her mother's engagement ring; she wants Ross to marry Rachel. Joey can't understand why somebody wouldn't want to be married to Rachel. Phoebe meets a handsome stranger, but can't quite get his room number, so she gets Dr. Drake Ramoray to get it. She also gets him to find out some personal info from the guy. As Rachel waits for her own baby, various other pregnant women come and go, until Janice shows up.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Eddie McClintock

    Cliff

  • Christina Pickles

    Judy Geller

  • Maggie Wheeler

    Janice

  • JoNell Kennedy

    Nurse #1

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Rachel goes into labour, Chandler and Moncia decided to try for a baby,and Phoebe inlists joeys help with a man

    By princess_cristi, Sep 21, 2010

  • Hilarious!!!!

    By SMFluvsmusic, May 30, 2007

  • Season eight finale.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 12, 2010

  • Janice is back.

    By Black_Grace, May 16, 2007

  • funny

    By simpfan90210, May 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Janice: This is so great! We're gonna be baby buddies! (She does the laugh) Ross: (To Rachel) Squeeze your legs together and cover the baby's ears!

    • Ross: (About his mother) She came and dragged me out of the labor room to ask me why I'm not with Rachel. Phoebe: Yeah... why aren't you with Rachel? Ross: Are you kidding? Look, we're not gonna be together just because we're having a baby. Okay? Phoebe: But y'know what? It just seems that you two belong together. Ross: Okay, stop it! I can't deal with this right now. I have to go have a baby. Phoebe: Right. And with who again?

    • Rachel: (About the nurse, in order to get a private room) Give her some money. Ross: I really think they're out of rooms. Rachel: They're not! Ross, they're just saving them for the important people. Okay? What-what if I was the president? Ross: Well then we'd be in a lot of trouble, you don't know where any countries are.

    • Judy: (To Ross, About Rachel) She's not some girl that you just picked up in a bar and... humped.

    • Monica: Hey, you want to see something? Phoebe: Sure. What? Monica: Okay, this is gonna be fun. Watch me freak out Chandler. Honey? Chandler: Yeah? Monica: Listen, uh, I've been doing some thinking, and I don't know whether it's because we're here or Rachel's giving birth, but, um... I think we should try to have a baby. Chandler: Okay. Monica: What, what's that now? Chandler: Okay. I've been thinking about it too, and I think we're ready. Monica: Are you kidding me? You think we're ready to have a baby now? Phoebe: (Laughs) This is fun!

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    Notes (10)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui avait un bébé - 1ère partie (The One Who Had A Baby - Part 1)

    • Maggie Wheeler receives the "With" credit.

    • Christina Pickles receives the "And" credit.

    • This episode was nominated for a Excellence in Production Design Award for Television - Episode of a Multi-Camera Television Series by the Art Directors Guild.

    • This is one of the few two-part episodes. These episodes were originally aired in their entirety, but written to be aired separately in syndication. These episodes are: "The One with Two Parts (1)" "The One with Two Parts (2)" "The One After the Super Bowl (1)" "The One After the Super Bowl (2)" "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1)" "The One with the Morning After (2)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" "The One with Ross's Wedding (2)" "The One In Vegas (1)" "The One In Vegas (2)" "The One with Rachel's Sister (1)" "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2)" "The One That Could Have Been (1)" "The One That Could Have Been (2)" "The One with the Proposal (1)" "The One with the Proposal (2)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (1)" "The One with Chandler and Monica's Wedding (2)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)" "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)" "The One in Barbados (1)" "The One in Barbados (2)" "The Last One (1)" "The Last One (2)"

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    Trivia (3)

    • In this episode we see that Joey is playing Dr Drake Ramorey on Days of Our Lives, however in a previous episode, "The One With Joey's New Brain", it is shown that the only reason Joey is back on the show is because he now has a woman's brain. The fact that he is now a woman in a man's body is also mentioned in "The One With the Cheap Wedding Dress". This would mean that he technically is no longer Dr Drake Ramorey even though he appears as him onscreen, even if he wasn't meant to be Dr Ramorey then how has Jessica Lockhart, who's brain he has, gained all this medical knowledge?

    • Goof: When Ross is messing around in the other bed in the semi-private room, while his legs are in the air you can see a white speck on the bottom of his shoe. When the camera angle changes, the speck is gone. The speck continues to appear and disappear throughout the scene.

    • Goof: When Monica asks if Phoebe wants to see something funny, Phoebe leans forward. When the camera angle changes, Phoebe's suddenly leaning back again.

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