The One with the Donor

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Joey: (About the girls shopping) Oh isn't that nice. The three of you trying on slutty lingerie together. Rachel: That's not what we're gonna do. Joey: Why would you ruin it? Who was I hurting?

  • Chandler: Well I'm the guy. I'm supposed to bring the sperm.

  • Monica: (To Chandler) I can't believe this. My uterus is an inhospitable environment? I've always tried to be a good hostess!

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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.

  • Goof: How did Charlie not noticed that Rachel said that she liked Joey, instead of Phoebe? Their voices are very different.

  • Continuity: While talking with Chandler and Ross in the coffeehouse about Chandler and Monica's inability to conceive, Joey mentions not knowing the meaning of surrogacy. This is very hard to believe, given that Phoebe was the surrogate for Frank Jr. and Alice's kids earlier in the series.