Season 5 Episode 3

The One Hundredth

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Phoebe is rushed to the hospital for the birth of her brother's triplets. While there, Joey winds up with severe sympathy pains that turn out to be kidney stones. Meanwhile, Rachel tries to set Monica up on a date with a male nurse.

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  • A very very special event.

    Well it finally happened, the 100th episode of Friends. I knew it was going to be when Phoebe has her triplets. I laughed so hard when the baby, Chandler ended up being a girl. I like how Monica & Chandler have their first fight. Means they care about each other! And they made up so nicely. I like how Joey resembles Phoebe's pregnancy with kidney stones! I was as surprised as you, that it was kidney stones, not sympathy pains, Rachel is hilarious in this episode. It was so sad when Phoebe cried at the end of the episode. I felt so bad!moreless
  • "Hi! I'm Phoebe Buffay, and I have babies coming out of me." - Phoebe

    The one hundredth episode of friends. In this episode phoebe gives birth to her brother's baby's. The things that I liked the most about this episode where, the Happy Days crazy doctor, Joey's kidneystones, Chandler's problem with Monica and the male nurse. But the best part of the episode was phoebe's speech to the triplets. You could really see that it was very hard to give them up. I think it was the hardest thing she ever had to do in her entire life. But she was okay with settling for being their favourite aunt. Personally I think Lisa Kudrow should of won some kind of award for this episode.moreless
  • perfect.

    This episode continues where the last episode left off (the one with all the kissing). Phoebe, having just gone into labour, has arrived at the hospital with Ross Rachel and Joey, with an out of breath Monica and Chandler following shortly behind, claiming that she 'forgot her coat', but obviously we know different! Anyway, Phoebe is angry when she discovers that her doctor has fell in the shower and injured herself, so they have to find a replacement and, much to Phoebes dismay, he is obsessed with Fonzy from the happy days gang!

    Meanwhile Rachel has hooked up herself and Monica with male nurses, unaware of Monica's secret affair with Chandler. Meanwhile, Joey is getting pains in his stomach, (Phoebe thinks they are sympathy pains!) and goes to A & E with Ross, to discover that in fact he has kidney stones! Phoebe is having second thoughts about giving up the triplets!moreless
  • The One Hundredth

    Pheobe is about to give birth to her brothers babies. If you don't think that's zany enough wait to you meet her doctors.

    This was a great episode of one of the best TV shows to grce our television. In this one, Lisa Kudrow gave a wonderful performance, and it's one of my favorites of the series. Everything about this episode was brilliant, from Joey pains, to Pheobe's doctors to Frank Jr. and his wife Alice. There's nothing I didn't enjoy about about this episode.

    Perfect, utterly perfect, and brilliant. The last scene with Pheobe and the three babies almost brought me to tears.

    Plus it has one of my favorite lines of the series "Chandler's A Girl! Chandler's A Girl!"moreless
  • A milestone episode.

    This is truly a milestone episode for Friends. This marks the 100th episode and it is a fine episode at that. This is the episode where Phoebe finally has the babies. The doctor delivering the babies is very funny. He has an obsession with Fonzie from Happy Days which causes for a few good laughs. Also, it is revealed that Joey has kidney stones in this episode and his doctor is hilarious as well despite only having to say the line “kidney stones!” many times. Overall, there is room for improvement, but as usual the writer, actors and everyone else pulled out all the stops to deliver a solid episode.moreless
Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Dr. Harad

Guest Star

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Oberman

Guest Star

Patrick Fabian

Patrick Fabian


Guest Star

Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

Frank Buffay Jr.

Recurring Role

Debra Jo Rupp

Debra Jo Rupp

Alice Knight-Buffay

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Goof: When Phoebe tells Rachel she wants to keep one of the babies, Rachel's chair is right next to Phoebe's bed. Then the camera angle changes to Phoebe, but you can see Rachel's arms, indicating that she didn't move. However, when the camera goes back to Rachel, her chair is a little far from the bed, so that she has to get up and walk to be next to Phoebe.

    • Factual Error: When Phoebe's doctor requests the TV be turned on, the Happy Days theme is playing, and the doctor mentions it is the episode where Fonzie plays the bongos. The episode mentioned is "Fonzie Joins the Band" from the second season. However, that Happy Days theme was not used until the series' third season. During the first two seasons of Happy Days the opening theme was "Rock Around the Clock" performed by Bill Haley & His Comets. (Although the DVD release of the second season of Happy Days replaced "Rock Around the Clock" with the Happy Days theme song, it shouldn't air that way in syndication.)

    • Goof: At the beginning when Phoebe asks someone to call Frank and Alice, and her mom, Ross searches his pockets. But when the camera angle changes, his hands are down by his side.

    • Goof: When Phoebe asks for a minute alone with the triplets, the camera angle shows a closeup of the babies and the two girls are right next to each other. When the shot changes, the middle baby is positioned much higher.

    • Factual error: When Joey is in pain, he grabs his back. However, the doctor says that the kidney stones are close to the bladder. His pain would actually be in the groin area.

    • Trivia: The name of one of Phoebe's doctors is Dr. Oberman. In "The One with the Sonogram at the End" Carol's doctor is also named Dr. Oberman.

    • Goof: When Frank is on the phone right before Rachel talks to him, he says "And I love YOU" to the person on the other side, in such a way that we assume he's talking to Alice. But then he tells Rachel that it was Alice's mother on the phone. Why would he tell Alice's mother that he loves her in such a way?

    • Goof: When one of the babies is being born and the camera is facing Phoebe, you can see the baby under the cover before it's born.

    • Trivia: During the ten seasons of Friends, Lisa Kudrow was the only female cast member to have a child, yet her character of Phoebe was the only female character to not become a mother. And Matt LeBlanc was the only male cast member to have a child, yet his character of Joey was the only male character to not become a father.

    • Continuity: Phoebe got pregnant in January. Ross's wedding was in May and the birth of the triplets is supposed to be shortly after. So Phoebe's pregnancy stretched no further than January to June, which is only six months.

    • Goof: In the hospital scene after the last triplet is born, Alice arrives and starts talking with Frank. There are people sitting on the couch on the left side of the screen. Then when they start making out and go onto the couch, there are no people there anymore.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Phoebe: (admitting herself into the hospital) Um, I'm Phoebe Buffay, and I have babies coming out of me.

    • Nurse: Now which of you is the father?
      Phoebe: Oh, no. None of them are the father. The father is my brother.
      Nurse: ...Okay.
      Rachel: I'm so gonna miss watching you freak people out like that.

    • Ross: (to Monica and Chandler, who arrived late) Hey, what took you so long? Your cab left when ours did.
      Monica: Uh... We had to go back because... I forgot my jacket.
      Rachel: But you're not wearing a jacket.
      Monica: Oh, man! I did it again!

    • Ross: Relax Phoebe, it's going to be okay.
      Phoebe: That's easy for you to say. I don't see three babies coming out of your vagina!

    • Dr. Harad: Oh, and also, I love Fonzie.
      Chandler: Did he just say he loves Fonzie?

    • Rachel: Monica? You're gonna be very proud of me. I just got us dates with two unbelievably cute nurses.
      Joey: Oh, my!
      Rachel: They're male nurses.
      Joey: Not in my head.

    • Phoebe: (having a contraction) Ow! Ow! Ow! (looks under the blanket) Oh, I was kind of hoping that was it.

    • Frank Jr: (about Joey) What's with him?
      Phoebe: Oh, sympathy pains. I thought it was really sweet at first, but now I just think he's trying to steal my thunder.

    • Phoebe: I don't want that guy in here telling me I'm, you know, dilated-amundo!

    • Monica: Listen, I think there's something that you should know.
      Chandler: Oh, is this about you dating the nurse? Yeah, Joey already told me and I am so, so fine. You and I, we're just... nothing. We're, uh, goofin' around.
      Monica: Actually, I was about to tell you that I was going to get out of it. But, um, hey, if we're just "goofin' around", then, uh, maybe I will go out with him.
      Chandler: Fine! ...Maybe I will, too!

    • Rachel: Sweetie, I think it's so great you're having these babies for Frank and Alice.
      Phoebe: Can I tell you a secret? I wanna keep one!
      Rachel: Oh my God, I'm gonna be on the news!

    • Rachel: Phoebe, you can't keep one of these babies!
      Phoebe: Well, you don't know!
      Rachel: Yes, I do! Frank and Alice are going to want to keep all of them!
      Phoebe: Maybe not. Three kids is a handful, they could be looking to unload one of them. I'd just hate if I didn't get one because I didn't ask!

    • Frank Jr: Listen, Alice is gonna be here so soon. You couldn't do me a favor and, like, hold 'em
      Phoebe: Sorry, Frank. I'm kinda in the middle of the last favor you asked me to do.

    • Frank Jr: (screaming) Yes! Yes! We got a baby boy! Frank Jr. Jr.!
      Rachel: How does he look? How does he look?
      Frank Jr: So gross!

    • Dr. Harad: It's almost time to push again.
      Phoebe: I already had a baby, leave me alone!

    • Frank Jr: Chandler's a girl!
      Chandler: Oh, God, Kindergarten flashback.
      Frank Jr: Well, they must have read the sonogram wrong, because they thought it was a boy, but Chandler's a girl! Chandler's a girl!
      Chandler: Okay, keep saying it!

    • Chandler: So, are you really going to go out with that nurse man?
      Monica: Well, if you and I are just goofin' around I thought why not just goof around with him?
      Chandler: Well, I don't know if you've ever looked up the term "goofing around" in the dictionary... well, I have. And the technical definition is two friends, who care a lot about each other and have amazing sex, and just wanna spend more time together. Y'know, but if you have this new-fangled dictionary that gets you mad at me... then we have to get you my original dictionary. I am so bad at this.
      Monica: I think you're better than you think you are.
      Chandler: Really? Okay, so, if--
      Monica: Know when to stop.
      Chandler: You know, I sensed that I should stop.

    • Monica: (holding one of the babies) I think you're my favorite!
      Phoebe: Which one do you have?
      Monica: I don't care!

    • Phoebe: (to the babies) I wish I could take you home and see you every day. Okay, I'll settle for being your favorite aunt. I know Alice's sister has a pool, but you lived in me.

    • Chandler: So, now that little Chandler turned out to be a girl, what are they gonna name her?
      Phoebe: They're gonna call her Chandler.
      Chandler: That's kind of a masculine name, don't you think?
      Phoebe: Works on you.

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