Season 9 Episode 2

The One Where Emma Cries

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: We never see the giant stuffed gorilla in a tutu again. It's probably stored in the same place as Chandler and Joey's gaudy friendship bracelets, the giant magnifying glass Joey got from Heckles' apartment, Monica's dollhouse, the canoe that Joey and Chandler traded the entertainment unit for, Phoebe's pink bicycle with the training wheels, Joey's drum set and Chandler and Monica's Ms. Pac-man arcade game. In fact, the only oddball item introduced in an episode that still remained was the giant porcelain dog that Ross bought back from the repo men for Joey and Joey re-gifted to Chandler. Of course, it was relegated to the balcony, which is pretty close to simply disappearing. We don't want to even talk about the chick and the duck.

    • Goof: When Rachel unsuccessfully tries swinging Emma from side to side to stop the crying, Rachel says Emma has been crying for hours. The baby started crying after Ross ran out to buy more diapers. Yet Ross still hasn't returned.

    • Goof: Before Rachel wakes up Emma, she is asleep wearing a pink hat. However when the camera angle changes, Emma is wearing a white hat.

    • Trivia: In this episode, the only one who can stop Emma from crying is her Aunt Monica. Ironically in "The One with the Baby on the Bus," Monica is the only person near whom her nephew Ben always cries.

    • Goof: Rachel's hair is several inches longer than at the end of the previous episode although it is supposed to be a direct continuation.

    • Continuity: Ross's birthday is inconsistent. In this episode, Ross says his birthday is October 18th. Also, in "The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant" (which aired October 19th) Ross is taken to the Hootie and the Blowfish concert on his birthday. However, in "The One with George Stephanopoulos", Joey and Chandler buy Rangers' tickets to celebrate Ross's birthday on October 20th, and Ross says that his birthday was seven months ago, implying his birthday is in March. Furthermore, in "The One with Joey's New Girlfriend" Ross tells Gunther his birthday is in December.

    • Continuity: In the coffee house, when Ross and Joey are having a fight about Joey's proposal to Rachel, Ross makes "air quotes" and Joey says he doesn't know what they mean. But in "The One with the Secret Closet", Joey uses them correctly: Joey asks if Chandler has a bobby-pin to unlock the closet door. Chandler says, "Maybe Monica has a bobby-pin", to which Joey responds, "Sure... (air quotes) 'Monica'..." Joey also understands what they mean in "The One with Rachel's Date". When Ross talks about Rachel's date being with an "actor", Joey says, "Hey... I'm an (air quotes) 'actor', too".

    • Continuity: In the previous episode, outside of Rachel's hospital room you could see the waiting room. In this episode however, all you see is a wall.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: You said you'd marry Joey?
      Rachel: Okay, you have to realize, I was exhausted, I was emotional... I would have said yes to anybody. Like that time you and I got married! (thinking better of it) ...I'm not helping.
      Ross: So, you said yes to him, and you just had our baby?
      Rachel: That is right... and traditionally the daddy is supposed to give the mommy a present, but I am prepared to let that go.
      Ross: So, when I came in here to see if you wanted to maybe start things up again, you were engaged to my best friend.
      Rachel: Well... Really? I thought Chandler was your best friend.
      Ross: Well, Chandler's my oldest friend, but Joey's my--No! Ah! (points accusingly at her)

    • Joey: Why are you so tired?
      Chandler: I couldn't sleep last night... and then I started worrying about this big divisional meeting I have later today. The more I worried about it, the more I couldn't sleep. I was like, "If I fall asleep now, I'll get six hours of sleep... But if I fall asleep now, I'll get five hours of sleep..." No matter what I did, I couldn't fall asleep.
      Joey: Y'know what you should've done? should've told yourself that little story.

    • Joey: Where's Ross?
      Rachel: He's downstairs getting the rest of the stuff out of the cab.
      Joey: Is he still mad at us?
      Rachel: Well, you more than me, but he can't stay too mad at me. I mean, I just had his baby.
      Joey: That's not fair! I can't do that.

    • Ross: Okay, I put most of the stuff away.
      Rachel: Oh, great... the pacifiers?
      Ross: In the, uh, cupboard.
      Rachel: The burping cloths?
      Ross: Linen closet.
      Rachel: The diapers?
      Ross: (realizing he's forgotten them) ...In the hospital.
      Phoebe: Wow, you guys got a hospital? Fancy!

    • Monica: (about Ross's attitude towards Joey's proposal) Wow, he's really not letting this go, is he?
      Rachel: God! How long do you think that's gonna last?
      Phoebe: I dunno... Well, he got over the "We were on a break" thing really quickly.

    • Phoebe: (about Emma's crying) Well, alright, we already tried feeding her, changing her, burping her... Oh, try this one! Go back in time and listen to Phoebe!

    • Rachel: (about Emma) It's been hours and it won't stop crying!
      Monica: "She", Rach', not "it".
      Rachel: Oh, I'm not so sure.
      Monica: Oh, my God, I am losing my mind!
      Phoebe: Yeah, no kidding! This just proves no good can come from having sex with Ross!

    • Gunther: (to Ross) Diapers, huh? So I guess Rachel had your baby.
      Ross: Yeah, can you believe it?
      Gunther: No. I still can't believe she slept with you in the first place.
      Ross: Huh? Oh, you mean like... huh?

    • Chandler: Y'know how people say that Tulsa is the Paris of Oklahoma?
      Monica: What? Who says that?
      Chandler: People who've never ever been to Paris.

    • Chandler: (to his boss) Here's the thing. I went home and told my wife about Tulsa and she won't go. See, me... I love Tulsa. Tulsa is heaven. Tulsa is Italy. Please don't make me go there!

    • Joey: (about filling out hospital papers) You want me to help you with that?
      Ross: Why, does it look like I'm having trouble with my misshapen claw?

    • Joey: (filling out Ross's hospital form) Name?
      (Ross looks at him)
      Joey: I know, "Ross", but what's it short for? Y'know like, like "Rossell" or "Rosstopher"?
      Ross: Just "Ross"!
      Joey: (facetiously) Pretty... Okay, date of birth?
      Ross: You know my birthday.
      Joey: Sure, May... tember?
      Ross: October 18th.
      Joey: Occupation? ..."Dinosaurs".
      Ross: Actually I'm a paleon... "Dinosaurs" is fine. The drawing is not.
      Joey: Alright, who do you want as your emergency contact?
      Ross: Ah, Rachel I guess.
      Joey: Okay, relationship? ...Hoo-hoo, boy... this could take awhile.

    • Joey: (about Rachel saying she'd marry him) C'mon, Ross, that didn't mean anything! She just had the baby, she was all freaked out about doing it alone, she would have said yes to anybody.
      Ross: Yeah, that's what she said.
      Joey: So...?
      Ross: So, I don't wanna be just anybody.

    • Rachel: Oh, my God! How long has she been crying?
      Monica: About a week and a half.
      Phoebe: Well alright, looks like you guys have got it under control so I'm just gonna go. (sees Rachel and Monica give her a look) No? Really? Misery really does love company.

    • Phoebe: (about Emma finally not crying) I can hear traffic and birds! I can hear the voices in my head again!

    • Rachel: You have got to get over this Joey thing, okay? I never really wanted to marry Joey, okay?
      Ross: Okay.
      Rachel: You know what I really, really want?
      Ross: What, Rach'?
      Rachel: I wanna sleep... I wanna eat... I wanna take a shower... I mean, before she wakes up and we gotta do this all over again.
      Ross: Right.
      Rachel: I mean, I got news for you mister... Emma? Not easy.
      Ross: Well, that's what I'm here for.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: (to his boss) I love Tulsa. Tulsa is heaven. Tulsa is Italy. Please don't make me go there!
      Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma with a population of close to 400,000. The largest city is Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, with a population of over 600,000.

    • Phoebe: Misery really does love company...
      "Misery loves company" is a proverb suggesting that people who are miserable are better able to handle it if those around them are also miserable. The first use of the phrase is attributed to the book Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, published in 1604. It is spoken by Mephistopheles.

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