Friends

The One with the Birthing Video

Season 8, Ep 15, Aired 2/7/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Phoebe tries to cheer up a depressed Joey by lending him the world's happiest dog. Monica and Chandler's romantic Valentine's Day plans are derailed when they watch a videotape of Phoebe's friend giving birth. Ross plans on telling Mona that Rachel is living with him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Bonnie Somerville

    Mona

  • James Michael Tyler

    Gunther

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • 815

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 11, 2010

  • Happy Dog becomes a depressed dog.

    By Black_Grace, May 08, 2007

  • Arrrehg-errhe-HAIHFSSSSARRRG!

    By LiamBolton, Mar 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Ross: Hey, hey, it's me. Why can't you tell me? Joey: Okay, sit down. There's this woman that I like. A lot. But, uh... it can't happen. Ross: She's not a Tribbiani? Joey: No!

    • Phoebe: (About Rachel) Honey, I wish you would get over her. I hate seeing you like this. Is there anything I can do for you? Do you want to look down my top? Joey: Thanks. But maybe later.

    • Chandler: (Mistaking a birthing video for porn) Worst porn ever! Worst porn ever! Woman on Video: Oh! Make it stop! Chandler: I am trying!

    • Joey: (To the dog, after Rachel leaves) That's Rachel, she used to live here. We love her, but we can't have her. We really miss her. Hey you're a guy, you understand right? (He lifts t he dog's legs and sees he has been neutered) Well you used to be.

    • Rachel: (Entering) I'm just going to grab the phone. Mona: Oh, Rachel! Wait! Hey, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but, but, um... what are you doing? Rachel: Oh, I'm sorry! Do you need the phone? Mona: No, no. Listen, Ross is too nice to say anything, but this is his apartment, and, and, we gotta have some boundaries. So why don't you go back to your place and give us some privacy? Rachel: (As Ross enters with a present) But, but, Mona, I live here. Ross: (Handing Mona the present) Happy Valentine's Day! ...Or something to remember me by.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui visionnait la vidéo de l'accouchement (The One Who Watches The Birthing Video)

    • This episode runs 24:47 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • Music: "Fallin" by Alicia Keys

    Trivia (6)

    • Trivia: Rachel tells Ross that they could watch Nick at Nite once in a while. Nick at Nite frequently plays episodes of Friends.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Mona comes back from vacation and Ross tells her that the baby started kicking. But in the last episode "The One with the Secret Closet" Mona was in town to experience Ross's baby kicking. She would've known of the baby kicking because Ross abandoned her at the movie theaters to check on Rachel.

    • Goof: When Chandler shows the birthing video to Monica, the actual tape is still on the coffee table.

    • Goof: When Monica, Chandler, and Rachel are watching the birthing video, Rachel turns away and says, "Oh My God, did her ass explode?" Courteney Cox, who is slightly hiding her face, suddenly buries it completely in in her hands, so the audience won't see her break.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a guy on a motorcycle

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    Allusions (3)

    • Rachel: Nick-at-Nite, once in a while. Nick-at-Nite is the evening programming on Nickelodeon for adult audiences with a lineup of classic television.

    • Rachel: It's good, except he makes us watch the Discovery Channel all day long. The Discovery Channel is a cable TV channel that provides non-fiction programming that focuses on popular science, history, and knowledge about the world, which are usually showcased as documentaries.

    • Chandler: You know when you first saw Jaws? How long it took you to get back into the water? Jaws, of course, is the 1975 Spielberg movie about a vicious killer shark. It made many people think twice about swimming in the ocean.

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