Season 9 Episode 11

The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 09, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rachel visits work and finds out that a guy named Gavin has been "temporarily" assigned to take over her job, and she becomes desperate to get back to work right away for fear they'll dump her. Gavin turns out to be a nice guy and offers to take care of Emma while Rachel gives her presentation. Meanwhile, Joey has to deal with Phoebe acting like...well, Phoebe, when he gets her a job as an extra on her soap, and Chandler and Monica deal with the fact Chandler doesn't have a job and now might not be the right time to start a family.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Evan Handler

Evan Handler

The Director

Guest Star

Phill Lewis

Phill Lewis


Guest Star

Paul Logan

Paul Logan

The Soap Actor

Guest Star

Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney

Gavin Mitchell

Recurring Role

Steve Ireland

Steve Ireland

Mr. Zelner

Recurring Role

Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson

Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Monica: Good morning, Tiger! I'm making you a nice big breakfast so you can keep up your strength for tonight. You're gonna get me good and pregnant.
      Chandler: I've got nowhere to go this morning. I'm unemployed! I don't know what I'm gonna do with my life.
      Monica: Well, I just lost my erection.

    • Monica: Hey, wait a second. I can help you with this. You just need to be organized. We can make a list of your qualifications, and categorize jobs by industry. There could be folders and files!
      Chandler: Hey! This is where your hyper-organized-pain-in-the-ass stuff pays off!
      Monica: I know! My erection is back!

    • Phoebe: Joey, can I have a sip of your coffee and a bite of your muffin?
      Joey: Okay.
      Phoebe: Thank-you. (pours his coffee into a thermos and puts his muffin in her purse) Thank-you!
      Joey: Pheebs, have you ever been bitten by a hungry Italian?

    • Joey: If you want I could loan you some money?
      Phoebe: Oh no, no, no. I learned never to borrow money from friends. No, that's why Richard Dreyfuss and I don't speak anymore.

    • Joey: (about Emma) Why does she have a pink bow taped to her head?
      Rachel: Well because if one more person says "What a cute little boy", I'm gonna whip 'em with a car antenna.

    • Monica: Okay, I have looked through a bunch of career guides, photocopied and highlighted key passages, and put them into alphabetical folders so you can make an informed decision.
      Chandler: (having just come from the bathroom) How long was I in there?

    • Chandler: I'm sorry you had to waste all this time.
      Monica: You call eight hours alone with my label-maker wasted time? Ooh! Now I get to use my shredder!

    • Chandler: I mean, I can write slogans. I mean, how hard can it be, right? "Cheese. It's milk that you chew." "Crackers. Because your cheese needs a buddy." "A grape. Because who can get a watermelon in your mouth?"

    • Monica: I actually know someone in advertising. I grew up with this guy who is a vice president at a big agency. Maybe I can get him to meet you? Give me the phone.
      Chandler: (demonstrating his slogan-writing skills) "The phone... Bringing you closer to people... who have phones."
      Monica: (following suit) "Marriage. It's not for everybody."

    • Rachel: (about introducing Emma to her coworkers) That went well. Almost everybody knew that she was a girl.
      Ross: Yeah, after you punched that one guy who got it wrong, word spread.

    • Rachel: (discovering Gavin sitting at her desk) Who the hell are you?
      Gavin: Who the hell are you?
      Rachel: I'm the hell person whose office this is.
      Ross: Good one, Rach'.

    • Phoebe: Joey, look at me! I'm a nurse!
      Joey: Yes you are. I think it may be time for my sponge bath. (checking himself) Sorry, I'm just so used to hitting on the extras.

    • Joey: (about acting) Hey, you know what? Don't worry, Pheebs! It usually takes me three takes too! (the director gives him a look) Alright, eight!

    • Interviewer: So, do you have any other questions about advertising?
      Chandler: No, no. But let me show you what I can do. (picking up a bagel and a donut) "Bagels and donuts. Round food for every mood."
      Interviewer: Monica warned me you might do that.

    • Ross: (about Emma) Rach', we have a code brown situation.
      Rachel: Can you please, please take care of it for me?
      Ross: All right, but you have to do one sometime.

    • Gavin: I'm not a temp. I was transferred here from another department.
      Rachel: Oh yeah, what department was that? The Jerk department?
      Gavin: Oh, they didn't tell me about your quick wit.
      Rachel: Did they mention that I'm rubber and you're glue?

    • Phoebe: (about the director) So, what did he say?
      Joey: Well, he can be a little rough around the edges, so I'm gonna replace a word he used a lot, with the word "puppy." Okay, so he said: "If your puppy friend doesn't get her puppy act together, I'm gonna fire her mother-puppy ass."

    • Rachel: (about Emma) Can you please take care of her for today?
      Ross: Absolutely. Just give me your breasts, and we'll be on our way.

    • Ross: (to Emma) We'll have fun, won't we? Yes, we will, yes we will. (gives Emma a kiss, and her pink bow sticks to his forehead)
      Rachel: Ross?
      Ross: Huh?
      Rachel: (smiling coquettishly) You're pretty.

    • Ross: So you're going to have to tell Monica you don't want to have a baby right now?
      Chandler: Yeah.
      Ross: (giving him a hug) Goodbye...

    • Monica: Okay, it's baby time. Pants off, Bing. (spotting Ross) Didn't see you there, Geller.

    • Rachel: I actually made a few changes, but I think I'm caught up on everything. So ask me anything!
      Gavin: How do you fix the chair?
      Rachel: Except that!

    • Monica: You faked it? You couldn't have faked it.
      Chandler: Oh yes you can. You just make the faces and the noises.
      Monica: Guys can fake it?! Unbelievable. The one thing that's ours!

  • NOTES (8)