Season 8 Episode 24

The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 16, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Cliff is never mentioned again after this episode.

    • Trivia: In "The One Where Old Yeller Dies" when Ross tells Rachel what he has planned for their life together, he says they'll have two children, a boy and girl. He also says he hopes the girl will come first so that Ben wouldn't feel competitive. He also wanted to name the girl Emily which is pretty close to Emma.

    • Trivia: After Rachel has the baby and Emma is being passed around to all of them, Chandler is the only one not to hold her, even though he is her uncle.

    • Trivia: A robotic baby is used in the scene when they pass around the baby after Rachel gives birth.

    • Trivia: When Rachel gives birth, you see a weird substance on the baby. That substance is grape jelly.

  • Quotes

    • Janice: (to Ross and Rachel) I mean, this is so great! We're gonna be baby buddies! (laughs the annoying Janice laugh)
      Ross: (urgently, to Rachel) Squeeze your legs together and cover the baby's ears!

    • Chandler: Should we tell Rachel there's an empty private room right next door to hers?
      Monica: We could, or we can have sex in it.
      Chandler: Well, let me think about that... while I remove my pants!!

    • Monica: (hearing Janice's laughter from the next room) Does that sound like Janice?
      Chandler: If it's not, then there's two of them--and that would mean it's the end of the world!

    • Monica: How ya doin'?
      Rachel: Oh, not bad. You know that feeling when you're trying to blow a St. Bernard out your ass?
      Ross: (after some reflection) And, soon, someone will call her "Mom".

    • Chandler: (coming into Rachel's hospital room and spotting her) Janice?!
      Ross: Not just Janice... Janice in labor...  contracting and everything!
      Janice: Oh, this should be easy... I have a very wide pelvis. (coyly) You remember, Chandler...?

    • Chandler: Janice, I didn't even know you were pregnant... Who's the... unwitting human whose essence you've stolen?
      Janice: (becoming serious and pointing) It's you! This is yours!
      Chandler: What!?
      Janice: (bursting into laughter) Look how nervous he gets... we haven't slept together in years!

    • Cliff: (whose foot is in a cast) I'm sorry, it's just... my foot itches like crazy.
      Phoebe: I'll get it. (gets up and grabs a spoon to scratch his foot with)
      Cliff: Wow. I usually get to know a girl better before I let her spoon me.
      Phoebe: Relax. It's not like we're forking.

    • Rachel: (about her baby) Why doesn't she wanna come out?
      Ross: Y'know what I think it is? ...I think you made such a nice home for her over the last nine months that she just doesn't wanna leave.
      Rachel: (sobbing) Mmm. Look at you makin' up crap for me...

    • Dr. Long: twenty-one hours... you're a hero.
      Rachel: Doctor, you gotta do something! You gotta give me drugs... or light a fire up in there and just smoke it out!

    • Joey: (to Cliff about Phoebe) Maybe it would help if you knew some personal stuff about her... She was married to a gay ice dancer... she gave birth to her brother's triplets... Oh, and her twin sister used to do porn.

    • Rachel: (to Emma, after twenty-one hours of labor and a difficult breach birth) Hey, you... Ohhh... Thanks for comin' outta me...

    • Dr. Long: Do we have a name yet?
      Rachel: No, not yet.
      Dr. Long: That's fine, for now we'll just call her "Baby Girl Green".
      Rachel: Oh no, "Baby Girl Geller-Green".

    • Chandler: (to Rachel) It's incredible. I mean, one minute she's inside you and then forty-seven hours later, here she is.

    • Rachel: I just can't stop crying.
      Ross: The doctor said it's perfectly normal with all the hormones, plus you're sleep-deprived.
      Rachel: So are all of you guys, but I don't see any of you weeping because you put your slippers on the wrong feet. Oh, God!
      Joey: Oh, what's the matter now?
      Rachel: I was reliving it!

    • Monica: (to Rachel) It's okay honey. You'll find a name.
      Ross: Ugh, easy for you to say. You already know what your kids' names are gonna be.
      Chandler: You do?
      Monica: Yeah. I've had them picked out since I was fourteen.
      Chandler: Oh, no... It's gonna be named after some snack or baked good, isn't it?
      Rachel: Well, tell us. What are they?
      Monica: Um, okay... If it's a boy... it's "Daniel".
      Rachel: And if it's a girl...?
      Monica: I don't wanna say.
      Rachel: Oh, tell us. I'm not gonna want it.
      Monica: Okay. It's "Emma".
      Rachel: (gasps) "Emma!" See? I don't want it! ...Do you have any other totally perfect names that you're not gonna use?
      Monica: (seeing how much Rachel loves the name) Take it.
      Rachel: What?
      Monica: (looking at the baby) She's clearly an "Emma".
      Rachel: Oh honey, but you love that name.
      Monica: Yeah, but I love you more. Besides, nothing goes with "Bing", so I'm screwed!

    • Monica: (after making out in a janitor's closet) Hey, do you realize that we may have just changed our lives forever? We may have started our own family. In nine months we could be here having our own baby.
      Chandler: And if not, we got to do it on a bucket.

    • Janice: (about Ross) What happens when he meets someone else and gets married?
      Rachel: Then he gets a divorce. It's Ross!

    • Phoebe: (looking at Emma) I just can't decide who she looks more like... you or Rachel?
      Ross: Oh, what are you kidding? She's gorgeous... it's all Rachel.
      Phoebe: I'm sorry... for the last time, why aren't you two together again? (when Ross doesn't respond) No, I know. I know, because you're not in that place. Which would be fine, except you totally are.
      Ross: It's, it's complicated, okay?
      Phoebe: Yeah, that's true. Yeah, you love her. You always have. You have a child together. There is no right answer.
      Ross: Look, we've been together... okay? ...and then apart... and then together, and then apart... and now we have a baby. It's just, if, if we got together again and it didn't work out? ...I could never do that to Emma. I mean she, she (he starts to cry) Oh that's... now me. Do they put something in the water in this place? Rachel and I, we're doing really... we're doing really well right now.
      Phoebe: I know, I know, I know, and if you try to make it more you might wreck it.
      Ross: Yeah, exactly.
      Phoebe: Right. Or you might get everything you've wanted since you were fifteen.

    • Joey: (to Rachel) I saw a women breastfeeding both of her twins at the same time. It is like a freak show up here!

    • Rachel: (to Joey who seems to be proposing) Okay...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rachel: (of the name Isabella that Ross has chosen) That's not her name! I'm sorry, she just doesn't feel like an Isabella.
      Chandler: Then, I guess Ferdinand is out.
      This references Queen Isabella I of Castille and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage led to the political unification of Spain in the 16th century.

    • Monica: (about her baby names) If it's a boy it's, Daniel.
      Rachel: And if it's a girl?
      Monica: I don't want to say.
      Rachel: Oh, just tell us! We're not gonna want it!
      Monica: Okay. It's Emma.
      This is possibly a reference to the Harry Potter films. The actor playing Harry is Daniel Radcliffe and the actress playing his friend, Hermione is Emma Watson. Both Friends and the Harry Potter films are made by Warner Bros.