Friends

The One Where Rachel Is Late

Season 8, Ep 22, Aired 5/9/02
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  • Episode Description
  • With the release of Joey's movie approaching, he must decide which friend to invite to the premiere. Unfortunately, his pick, Chandler, falls asleep during it. Monica and Phoebe bet on when the baby will be born as Rachel's due date comes and goes. The doctor tells Ross and Rachel that sex may help speed things along. Just as they start to do it, Rachel's water breaks.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Amanda Carlin

    Dr. Long

  • June Gable

    Estelle Leonard

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • 822

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 12, 2010

  • Rachel turns evil!!

    By super_friend21, Mar 11, 2007

  • Rachel's water breaks.

    By Black_Grace, May 15, 2007

  • good

    By simpfan90210, May 06, 2007

  • Rachel is late and desperate to have the baby. She'll try anything--even sleeping with Ross.

    By mlw42485, May 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Rachel: Hi Dr. Long, how are you? Ross: (To Rachel) Oh, you're nice to her. Rachel: She has the drugs!

    • Joey: (To Monica, Chandler and Phoebe) Did you hear that? I only get one extra ticket to my premiere. So I have to pick between you three and Ross. Rachel: What-what about me? Joey: You said you didn't want to go. Rachel: I don't. But I would still like to be acknowledged. What? Just because I'm pregnant you think I'm invisible. Joey: Definitely not invisible. Monica: Well, well Ross didn't care enough to be here, so I think he's out. You snooze, you lose. Chandler: He's not snoozing, he's teaching a class. Monica: Well then somebody's snoozing.

    • Joey: Hey, Sleeping Beauty. Chandler: Where have you been? I tried to call you. I want to talk to you. I still feel so bad. Joey: Oh, no. Were you upset? Did you lose sleep?

    • Rachel: I have to pee. If I don't come out in five minutes, it's because I've choked to death on the potpourri stink.

    • Ross: (Gets up out of his chair) Sweetie, maybe you'd be more comfortable here. Rachel: You. Like you haven't done enough!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui assistait à la première (The One Who Attended The Premiere)

    • This episode runs 23:08 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • A nice bit of continuity: Joey stated in the 7th season finale that his World War I movie would be released on Memorial Day 2002.

    Trivia (3)

    • Continuity: At the red carpet Chandler seems to be very excited about all the photographers. However, in "The One with the Engagement Picture" he is incapable of smiling in a picture.

    • Continuity: Joey says that Chandler always supported his career, but in "The One With Joey's Big Break" they have a fight because Chandler was not supporting him.

    • Goof: When Monica and Phoebe are first betting about Rachel's baby, Phoebe unscrews the cap of a water bottle and brings the bottle to her lips. In the next shot she is again seen unscrewing the bottle.

    Allusions (1)

    • Joey: Hey, Sleeping Beauty. Chandler: Where have you been? I tried to call you. I want to talk to you. I still feel so bad. Joey: Oh, no. Were you upset? Did you lose sleep? Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale and tells the story about a beautiful princess who is enchanted by an evil witch to fall sleep, and she has to be kissed by a handsome prince to wake up.

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