The One with the Sonogram at the End

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Quotes (20)

  • Monica: (About Carol's pregnancy) What does she mean, involved? Chandler: Yeah, the biggest part of your job is done! Joey: And the most enjoyable! Phoebe, say something!

  • Judy: (About Rachel) Well, at least she had the chance to leave a man at the altar. Monica: What's that supposed to mean? Judy: Nothing. It's an expression. Monica: No, it's not. Jack: Don't listen to your mother. You're independent and you always have been. Even when you were a kid, and you were chubby and you had no friends, you were just fine! And you'd read alone in your room, and your puzzles... (Pause) There are people, like Ross, who need to shoot for the stars, with his museum and his papers getting published. Other people are satisfied with staying where they are. I'm telling you, these are the people who never get cancer. They're happy with what they have, they're basically content, like... cows.

  • Ross: Okay! Okay. Look, I, uh, I realize you guys have been wondering what exactly happened between Carol and me, and, so, well, here's the deal: Carol's a lesbian. She's living with a woman named Susan. She's pregnant with my child, and she and Susan are going to raise the baby. Judy: (To Monica) You knew about this?

  • Monica: I know this is going to sound unbelievably selfish, but, were you planning on bringing up the whole baby/lesbian thing? Because I think it might take some of the heat off me.

  • Rachel: Oh, like I wasn't dreading tomorrow enough, having to give it back to him. "Hi Barry! Remember me? I'm the girl in the veil who stomped on your heart in front of your entire family!" Oh God and now I'm gonna have to return the ring, without the ring, which makes it so much harder.

  • Monica: That's because as far as my parents are concerned, Ross can do no wrong. Ya see, he's the Prince. Apparently they had some big ceremony before I was born.

  • Chandler: Yes, and we all know how cruel a parent can be about the flatness of a child's pillow.

  • Barry: I really wanted to thank you. Rachel: Okay. Barry: See, about a month ago I wanted to hurt you. More than I've ever wanted to hurt anyone in my life. And I'm an orthodontist.

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Notes (12)

  • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Konečně ten pravý (Finally, the One)

  • Anita Barone received the "With" credit.

  • This is the first appearance of Mitchell Whitfield as Barry Farber. Barry was in 6 episodes of Friends.

  • This is the first appearance of Jessica Hecht as Susan Bunch. Susan was in 13 episodes of Friends.

  • David Schwimmer and Elliot Gould were both in Picking Up the Pieces, a 2000 comedy film.

  • Courteney Cox and Christina Pickles were both in Masters of the Universe, a 1987 science fiction/fantasy film.

  • This is the first appearance of Christina Pickles and Elliot Gould as Ross & Monica's parents, Jack & Judy Geller. They are 2 of the 4 non-Friends that appeared in all ten seasons. (Gunther and Janice are the others.) Jack Geller was in 20 episodes of Friends and Judy Geller was in 19 episodes.

  • This episode is the first to show clips during the opening credits. In the DVD commentary for the pilot episode, the creators noted that they preferred just to show the characters playing in the fountain, but network executives felt it made the characters look standoffish, as if the audience members weren't good enough to "play" with them. The creators compromised by mixing series clips with the fountain scene; with each season, the episode clips change, but the fountain clips remain the same through all 10 seasons. (Exceptions: "The One with the Flashback," "The One That Could Have Been," and "The One with Ross's Wedding.")

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Trivia (10)

  • Trivia: This episode is the first to mention that Phoebe is a twin. It is later revealed that she has an identical twin named Ursula.

  • Trivia: This is the first episode to establish Monica's childhood obesity.

  • Trivia: This is the first episode to show Jack and Judy Geller showing more affection to Ross than to Monica, which becomes a running gag throughout the series.

  • Trivia: This is the first episode to reveal that Monica is a clean freak, which becomes a running gag throughout the series.

  • Trivia: The name of Carol's doctor is Dr. Oberman. In "The One Hundredth" one of Phoebe's doctors is also named Dr. Oberman.

  • Trivia: Ugly Naked Guy is mentioned for the first time in this episode. This guy lives in an apartment on an adjacent building, which can be seen directly from Monica’s apartment. He is mentioned a number of times throughout the show's first five seasons.

  • Trivia: In Monica and Rachel's living room, there is a different lamp on the coffee table compared with the one from the first episode.

  • Goof: When Rachel begins to look for her ring under the couch, Monica mentions eating ice cream while holding a spray bottle and towel. The bottle disappears then reappears in her hand before the conversation is concluded.

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Allusions (7)

  • Carol: Marlon-- Ross: Marlon?! Carol: If it's a boy, Minnie if it's a girl. Ross: ...As in Mouse? Carol: As in my grandmother. Ross: Still, you, you say Minnie, you hear Mouse. Minnie Mouse is a fictional character from the Mickey Mouse world created by Walt Disney, that is featured in animated cartoons, comic strips, and comic books by The Walt Disney Company.

  • Joey: (About the sonogram) What are we supposed to be seeing here? Chandler: I don't know. But I think it's about to attack the Enterprise. Enterprise refers to the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) from the show Star Trek, as well as the first 6 Star Trek movies.

  • Chandler: I think for us kissing is like an opening act, ya know? It's like the stand-up comedian you have to sit through before Pink Floyd comes in. Pink Floyd is an English progressive rock band know for such albums as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. One of the most successful rock bands, Pink Floyd has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.

  • Rachel: I know I had it this morning, and I know I had it when I was in the kitchen with... Chandler: ...Dinah? Chandler is quoting the American folk song "I've Been Working On the Railroad."

  • Susan: Oh, please! What's wrong with Helen? Ross: Helen Geller? I don't think so. Ross objects to his kid being called Helen Geller because of the similarity to Helen Keller, a famous deaf and blind woman. Helen's inspirational life has been depicted many times, most notably in the 1919 film Depicted in which both Helen and her teacher Annie Sullivan play themselves.

  • Phoebe: Ya know, it's even worse when you're twins. Rachel: You're twins? Phoebe: Yeah. We don't speak. She's like this high-powered, driven career type. Chandler: What does she do? Phoebe: She's a waitress. When Phoebe mentions that her sister Ursula is a waitress it is a reference to Lisa Kudrow's character Ursula Buffay on Mad About You, who will make appearances throughout the series starting with "The One With Two Parts (1)."

  • Chandler: Oh, I think this is the episode of Three's Company where there's some kind of misunderstanding. Phoebe: Then I've already seen this one. This is a reference to the TV show, Three's Company, where Jack, played by John Ritter, pretends he is gay in order to live with two girls, played by Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers. This abnormal living situation lead to a misunderstanding in every episode.