Friends

Season 8 Episode 23

The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (1)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 16, 2002 on NBC
9.2
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Rachel and Ross arrive at the hospital; she's upset to get a semi-private room. Monica and Chandler decide to have a baby and right away. Mrs. Geller turns up to give Ross her mother's engagement ring; she wants Ross to marry Rachel. Joey can't understand why somebody wouldn't want to be married to Rachel. Phoebe meets a handsome stranger, but can't quite get his room number, so she gets Dr. Drake Ramoray to get it. She also gets him to find out some personal info from the guy. As Rachel waits for her own baby, various other pregnant women come and go, until Janice shows up.moreless

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  • Rachel goes into labour, Chandler and Moncia decided to try for a baby,and Phoebe inlists joeys help with a man

    9.0
    This is definetley one of the best ever friends episodes!!

    Rachel giving birth in the semi-private room was one of the funniest senarios in friends history.

    Janice reapeares after more than a year, except this time - shes married to a deaf guy AND in labour!

    Rachel and Ross having the baby is hilarious and the Monica and Chandler storyline is so funny, and when jack walks in on them its even better!

    Phoebe trying to date Cliff with Joeys help was good, it could have been much funnier though, and its a shame hes never mentioned again, they SO made a good couple...

    Overall a very good ep. :Dmoreless
  • Hilarious!!!!

    10
    This episode was really funny. There is a lot of funny quotes and dramatic scenes in this episode. I liked the part where Rachel freaks out when she sees Janice. Actually, I don't know if I could call it freaking out.. Oh, well. Anyway, Rachel is, like, going crazy because her labor is not really going anywhere and she's really impatient. ( that's Rachel Green for you! ) And Ross is, like, totally dumb-founded about the whole thing. It's a typical day in the life of FRIENDS.... LOL! Another thing I liked about this episode was the way Rachel reacted to everything. That was good!moreless
  • Season eight finale.

    8.5
    Part 1 of the finale surely did not disappoint. Rachel freaking out that all the pregnant women are delivering before her was absolutely hilarious. Jennifer Aniston is still doing a great job as pregnant Rachel. A lot of things are setting up for the cliffhanger here, which you can completely tell.



    Chandler ready to have a baby, possibility of Ross & Rachel getting together since they're hanging the kiss from the last episode over our heads. And with Ross' engagement ring from his mother, he is definitely thinking about it. Of course there has to be a plot twist in a finale, but that's not until the next episode. Phoebe asking a man with a cast things about himself because she likes him was hilarious. Joey pretending to be a real doctor completely fit: Dr. Drake Ramoray at your service. Of course this is only part one of the finale, so there has to be some kind of cliffhanger. Who haven't we seen all season? Who appears every season in some way? Who is incredibly annoying to the Friends group? That's right, Janice. The writers managed to make this episode 10x better by bringing Janice in, and a great cliffhanger in syndication. Great episode.moreless
  • Janice is back.

    9.5
    Great episode! I can see why this is Jennifer Aniton's favorite episode. Rachel is spending so much time it there. I would hate being in a semi-private room. So much other people come and go then Janice shows up. Monica and Chandler are going to start trying for a baby and start making out in the closet on a bed. That was so funny when that nurse comes in. Phoebe meets another guy which is just a waste.moreless
  • funny

    10
    Rachel and Ross arrive at the hospital; she's upset to get a semi-private room and the couples in there get out before they do. Monica and Chandler decide to have a baby and right away but cant find a place to do it. Mrs. Geller turns up to give Ross her mother's engagement ring; she wants Ross to marry Rachel. Joey can't understand why somebody wouldn't want to be married to Rachel. Phoebe meets a handsome stranger, but can't quite get his room number, so she gets Dr. Drake Ramoray to get it. She also gets him to find out some personal info from the guy. As Rachel waits for her own baby, various other pregnant women come and go, until Janice shows up.moreless
Eddie McClintock

Eddie McClintock

Cliff

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JoNell Kennedy

JoNell Kennedy

Nurse #1

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Tim DeKay

Tim DeKay

Marc

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Christina Pickles

Christina Pickles

Judy Geller

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Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Janice

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Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin

Dr. Long

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