The One with the Birthing Video

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Rachel: (About the birthing video) Why is that baby torturing that woman? Chandler: Why have I seen this thing three times? Monica: It’s still beautiful. Rachel: It’s horrible! Monica: I know! I know, I’m so sorry for you! Rachel: Oh, my God! (Monica and Rachel cover their eyes) Rachel: What do I do? I don't want to do this! How do I get out of it? Chandler: You guys, you guys, look! Rachel: What? Did her ass explode?!

  • Ross: Mona just dumped me. Joey: Oh, man, I'm sorry. Why? Ross: Well, with everything that's been going on lately, I haven't exactly been the perfect boyfriend. You know, I mean, I didn't tell her I got Rachel pregnant. Then I, uh, then I gave her a key to my apartment and then I had the locks changed. And then I lied to her about Rachel moving in with me. In a way, I actually judge her for not breaking up with me sooner, you know?

  • Joey: (To Gunther) You know what I want? I want a lot of things. I want to be with the woman I love on Valentine's Day and I want her to love me back! And I want just one moment of relief from the gut-wrenching pain of knowing that's never gonna happen!

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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

  • Continuity: Phoebe says that she had never tasted taffy before, but in "The One with the Chicken Pox" she says that when she met Ryan, she was playing guitar and he gave her taffy. Maybe she didn't eat it, but that's unlikely.

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.