Season 9 Episode 11

The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work

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



  • Trivia

    • It is revealed in this episode that Chandler's job is Statistical Analysis and Data Reconfiguration. He also mentioned his job for the first time in Season 8 episode 21, The One with The Cooking Class.

    • Continuity: Rachel tells Gavin she has been working at Ralph Lauren for five years. But she got the job in "The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss" which was near the end of season five, meaning she has worked there for almost four years.

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel says she was going back to work in two weeks, but in "The One with the Male Nanny" she said she was going back in four weeks and that was in November. This episode takes place in January, eight weeks later.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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."

    • 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: "The phone. Bringing you closer to people... who have phones."
      Monica: "Marriage. It's not for everybody."

    • Ross: (To Emma) We'll have fun, won't we? Yes, we will, yes we will. (Gives her a kiss, and the pink bow tapes itself to his head)
      Rachel: Ross?
      Ross: Huh?
      Rachel: You're pretty.

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

    • 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.

    • 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: (Exiting the bathroom) How long was I in there?

    • 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.

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

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 them with a car antenna.

    • Rachel: 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.

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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 water melon in your mouth?"

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

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

    • 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!

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

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