The One with the Male Nanny

Season 9, Ep 6, Aired 11/7/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross mocks Rachel's new male nanny. Chandler becomes upset when Monica says that somebody from her job is the funniest guy she's ever met. Phoebe and Mike exchange apartment keys, only to get a surprise visit from Phoebe's ex-boyfriend David.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Paul Rudd

    Mike Hannigan

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Hank Azaria


  • Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson

    Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • The Male Nanny...

    By Black_Grace, May 22, 2007

  • Freddy Prince Jr.

    By SMGslayer97, Nov 06, 2006

  • WOW That was fantastic

    By 04mancusos, Oct 26, 2006

  • I loved this episode!

    By GGJTxo31, May 31, 2006

  • Pretty status quo episode.

    By kissyfur1978, Jul 23, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • Ross: Did Rachel tell you we hired a male nanny? Monica: Yeah. I think that's great. Ross: Oh really? Did she tell you he plays the recorder, recites poetry and bakes Madeleines? Monica: Oh... How are they? Ross: Lighter than air... But that's not the point!

    • Ross: Is everything all right? Rachel: Oh yeah, it's fine, it's fine. Sandy was just... was just telling me about how he proposed to his fiancée and it was just so beautiful. Sandy: Well, her favorite flower is the camellia. From the poem... Rachel: I can't... I can't hear it again. Sandy: You know, I can't tell it again... Ross: And I'm fine never having heard it.

    • Rachel: (About Sandy) I love him, I love him, I love him. Ross: Oh, come on, Rach, he's a guy! Rachel: So what? He's smart, he's qualified. Give me one good reason we shouldn't try him out. Ross: Because, it's weird! Rachel: Why? Ross: What kind of job is that for a man? A nanny? It's like if a woman wanted to be... Rachel: Yes? Ross: King?

    • Sandy: I, uh, I hope you don't mind, I used some of my handmade lotion on Emma. It's a mixture of calandula and honey cream. It'll dry that rash right up. Plus, it keeps the hands young. Rachel: Yes! Sandy, you're hired! Sandy: That's great! (Starting to cry) I'm sorry, its just such an emotional thing when you're welcomed into a new family. Rachel: Aw, come here. Ross: You gotta be at least bi.

    • Ross: This one's name is Sandy. She's got a degree in early childhood education. Um, she worked for her last family for three years. Rachel: Okay. (Ross opens the door) Sandy: Hi. I'm Sandy. Ross: And she's a little mannish...

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    Notes (7)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui était le plus drôle (The One Who Was The Funniest)

    • Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc, has no storyline in this episode.

    • Freddie Prinze Jr. was credited as a "Special Appearance."

    • Hank Azaria received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in this episode.

    • This is the 200th episode of Friends.

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    Trivia (5)

    • Trivia: This is the first episode that shows Ross's kitchen.

    • Trivia: The name Jeffrey, used for Monica's funny coworker, is a reference to Jeffrey Klarik, David Crane's life partner.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a boat

    • Trivia: In this episode as Chandler is leaving for Tulsa, he tells Monica to have Geoffrey (who Monica claimed was the funniest person she ever met) email him with funny Oklahoma jokes at At one time this was a real web page with various quotes from this episode.

    • Goof: The puppets Sandy has switch hands between shots. This is only seen on the DVD.

    Allusions (3)

    • Joey: Hey, hey Ross. Check it out! Sandy taught me "Hot Cross Buns." Ross: Really? Sounded like "Three Blind Mice." Joey: No... "Three Blind Mice" goes like this... "Hot Cross Buns" is a well-known children's song that originated in England in the nineteenth century. The simple song is played with the sequence of notes A, G, F. "Three Blind Mice" is an English nursery rhyme and well-known musical round. Although the first phrase of the song is the same progression as "Hot Cross Buns" the next phrase jumps up a major third, and then the melody begins fast runs.

    • Rachel: (About firing Sandy) I can't watch... It's like firing Elmo. Elmo is an extremely popular Muppet from the children's television show Sesame Street.

    • Ross: I'm sorry I'm the only one who's not in love with Gary Poppins over there. This is an allusion to Mary Poppins, the magical English nanny from the children's books written by P.L. Travers and later adapted for the stage and the cinema in the 1964 Walt Disney motion picture Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews.

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