The One with the Baby Shower

Season 8, Ep 20, Aired 4/25/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Rachel panics when she realizes that she is not ready to take care of her baby, and reluctantly agrees for her mother to move in with her and Ross to help out. Monica tries desperately to get Mrs. Green to like her. Meanwhile, the guys help Joey practice for his audition as the host of a wild game show called "Bamboozled."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Adria Tennor


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Jonathan Nichols


  • Lisa Calderon


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • 820

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 12, 2010

  • Let's play BAMBOOZLED!

    By strat_boy, Mar 19, 2010

  • Great.

    By chocoholic411, Jul 30, 2007

  • Monica and Phoebe host Rachel's baby shower.

    By Black_Grace, May 13, 2007

  • funny

    By simpfan90210, May 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Ross: Well, I'm not like Rachel's dad. And no offense, but he's an ass!
      Sandra: I knew I liked you, Ross!
      Ross: Look, I have a son. And his mother and I didn’t live together, and whenever he was with me I took care of him all the time, by myself.
      Sandra: That's true, you do have another child.
      Ross: Yeah.
      Sandra: With another woman. Have you no control, Ross?
      Ross: That's a different issue.

    • Monica: Both your sisters called, neither one can make it.
      Rachel: What? You mean they can't come to a social event where there's no booze or men? That's shocking!

    • Ross: Look, y'know when you first came to the city? You were this spoiled helpless little girl who still used daddy's credit card. Do you remember? Rachel: I hope you're going somewhere with this. Ross: Look at you! You're-you're this big executive! You are much more capable than you give yourself credit for. I have no doubt you're gonna be an incredible mother. Rachel: Really? Ross: I'm telling you. Rachel: Thank you.

    • Mrs. Green: Sweetheart, I know you're gonna be a terrific mom, I just think you need a little help, especially at the beginning. Rachel: But mom, I really know what I'm doing. I can handle this. Mrs. Green: Really? Remember Twinkles? Rachel: He was a hamster! I am not going to vacuum up my baby!

    • Rachel: Why did you invite my mother? Monica: What? Rachel: She wants to move in with me and Ross to help take care of the baby. Phoebe: For how long? Rachel: Eight weeks. I mean I love my mother, but my God, a long lunch with her is taxing. Monica: I personally would be honored if she wanted to live with me. Phoebe: She can't hear you.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui était le maillon fragile (The One Who Was The Weakest Link)

    • This is the final appearance of Marlo Thomas as Sandra Green. Sandra was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • This episode runs 24:46 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: Monica says she has Rachel's mom's number in her book and that she would call her. However, she doesn't use her book. She dials the number in the phone as if she memorized, without looking in the book.

    • Trivia: Rachel says her nanny taught her to say "Tu madre es loca," which is Spanish for "Your mother is crazy."

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when Ross is telling Rachel that she will be a great mother, he leans forward and puts his hands on her legs while Rachel is sitting upright. When the camera angle changes, Rachel is leaning back in the cushions with her hands on her belly and Ross's hands are not on her legs.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, a blue-green mat can be seen in the background after Monica falls and bites her tongue.

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