Friends

The One with the Home Study

Season 10, Ep 7, Aired 11/13/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Phoebe and Mike struggle over their decision to donate their wedding fund to charity. Ross discovers Rachel's irrational fear of swings. The adoption worker in charge of deciding the fate of Monica and Chandler's adoption hopes had a one-night-stand with Joey where he never called her back. Monica and Chandler are approved for adoption.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Maria Pitillo

    Laura

  • Paul Rudd

    Mike Hannigan

  • Matt Winston

    The Charity Clerk

  • Cali Sheldon

    Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • One of the funniest episodes of Friends ever! -True Story

    By nel50, Sep 13, 2007

  • You can tell Kevin S. Bright directed this episode. It was brilliant!

    By super_friend21, Aug 16, 2007

  • "Bert, Bert, Bert"

    By simpfan90210, May 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Phoebe: How would you feel if we gave all the wedding money to charity and we just got married at City Hall? Mike: I think it would make me wanna marry you even more. Ross: I've got to say, you guys, that's an incredible gesture. Chandler: Maybe you do that next time you get married. Ross: No, no, no. The next time it's gonna be in Hawaii at sunset. But maybe the time after that.

    • Ross: I want you to get on the swing, okay? And you'll see that there's nothing to be afraid of. Rachel: I know what this is all about. You've always been jealous of my hair. Ross: Look, I just think you're an adult, okay? And you should get over your silly fears. Rachel: All right fine. I'll do it. Ross: Good. Rachel: If you hold a spider. Ross: (Freaking out) What? Where? Where? Rachel: If you hold a spider.

    • Monica: This is her wedding, Chandler! And that's way more important than any stupid kids! Chandler: That's sweet honey, but save something for the adoption lady.

    • Ross: There's no way around it, Pheebs. You just got to accept the fact that this is going to cost you a lot of money. Mike: I heard that weddings are like a 40 billion dollar a year industry. Ross: Yeah, and I'm responsible for just, like, half of that.

    • Monica: (To the adoption agent) We're so glad you're here. We're really excited about getting this process started. Chandler: Because we love kids. Love them to death. Well, not actually to death. That's just a figure of speech. We love kids the appropriate amount... as allowed by law.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui bluffait l'assistante sociale (The One Who Messed Up With The Social Worker) Latin America: Padres Calificados (Quialified Parents)

    • This episode runs 24:37 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (3)

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a giant snail with huge fangs and a little man in a hat yelling, "Help!"

    • Goof: When Rachel is about to admit her fear of swings, the camera angle switches from the back of her to looking directly at her. After the shot changes back to her, you can clearly tell that the words she says do not match what her lips are saying.

    • Continuity: Monica wanted to give Phoebe her veil to wear for her wedding. This veil is not the same one that Monica wore for her wedding.

    Allusions (2)

    • Chandler: (To Joey) We'll talk to you later, Bert. Everything's fine! Joey: Everything doesn't sound fine! Laura: Is he all right out there by himself? Chandler: Oh yeah! He has a caretaker. His older brother... Ernie. Laura: Bert and Ernie! Chandler: (Nervously) You can't make this stuff up! Bert and Ernie are a couple of Muppet friends on the popular children's TV show Sesame Street, performed by Muppeteers Steve Whitmire and Eric Jacobson. Originally created by Frank Oz and Jim Henson, Bert and Ernie have been entertaining childern all over the world since 1969.

    • Rachel: Yes, I was 4 years old and I was on the swing and then all of a sudden my hair got tangled in the chain. And to get me out my mom had to-had to cut a big chunk of my hair! (Crying) And it was uneven for weeks! Ross: (Sarcastically) And you made it through that? I wonder who's gonna play you in the movie! Rachel: Okay, fine! You can make fun of me. I do not want Emma going there. And I was thinking Claire Danes. Claire Danes is an American actress best known for her role as Juliet in the 1996 remake Romeo + Juliet and as Yvaine in the film Stardust.

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