Friends

The One with the Donor

Season 9, Ep 22, Aired 5/8/03
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  • Episode Description
  • When Monica and Chandler learn of their chances for natural conception, they resort to interviewing unsuspecting male candidates to find the perfect match for one who could inseminate her. Elsewhere, Phoebe is incredibly nervous about going to a party that Mike will be at--until she bumps into David. Meanwhile, Rachel finds herself being mean to Charlie because of their common romantic interest in Joey, and Ross works hard on a lecture he hopes to present at a paleontology convention in Barbados.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andy Umberger

    Dr. Connelly

  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Aisha Tyler

    Charlie Wheeler

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Dan Desmond

    Professor Sherman

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • "You can't just bring some random guy at home and expect him to be our sperm donor!" - Monica

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 05, 2008

  • Funny!!

    By Black_Grace, Jun 07, 2007

  • good

    By simpfan90210, May 06, 2007

  • Chandler invites a workmate home that he wants to be the surrogate father to a child for Monica. Rachel reveals to Phoebe her crush on Joey, inadvertantly informing Charlie. And David comes back, surprising Phoebe and solving her frustrations over Mike. B

    By rkiejda, Dec 25, 2005

  • Very well timed and written

    By Kahlan14, Jul 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Chandler: (About adoption) How do you feel about that? Monica: I think I feel okay about it. Actually, I think I feel really good about it. Chandler: Me too. I wanna find a baby that needs a home and I wanna raise it with you. And I wanna mess it up in our own specific way.

    • Zack: So tell me, how did you guys meet? Monica: Oh, friends first, drunk in London, you know the story. I've got a better question for you: do you or any of your blood relatives have diabetes? Zack: No...

    • Joey: (About Ross's speech putting the professor to sleep) Oh, wait a minute this happened to me before! Yeah, I was auditioning for a play and the producers fell asleep and... (Pause) no wait a minute... it was me who fell asleep. Yeah, I mean, hey Shakespeare, how about a chase scene once in a while?!

    • Doctor Connelly: Above all, even though your chances of conceiving through natural means aren't great, you never know! So, keep having sex on a regular basis. Chandler: Oh, damn it! (Doctor Connelly glares at Chandler) Monica: Don't worry, after a while he'll tune it out.

    • Charlie: Joey and I are going to a movie tonight. Wanna come? Rachel: Oh I can't. Because I've seen them. Charlie: You've seen all the movies? Rachel: Yeah. I'm a big fan! Of the movies. You know, motion pictures, the talkies.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui avait besoin d'un donneur (The One Who Needed A Donor)

    • This episode runs 25:21 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (7)

    • Goof: When Ross gets stuck in the office, he calls Joey looking for Charlie, despite the fact that he saw Charlie leave the coffee house with Rachel to go shopping.

    • Goof: Zack asks Monica for a coaster. However, when he stands up to go to the bathroom, and the camera angle changes, his glass is on the table, not the coaster.

    • Trivia: At the end of the episode when Chandler is talking to Zack in his office, there is a frame in the hallway behind Chandler with the Japanese hiragana symbol. The Japanese symbol, me, means sight, eye, viewpoint, or experience, which alludes to a motivational office slogan in this case.

    • Goof: When Monica, Chandler, and Zack are all eating dinner, Zack's fork is in his hand, then it's on the table, and then in his hand again.

    • Goof: When Ross was trying to get out of the room, he could have just walked around the front of the desk instead of trying to get past the professor.

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