Friends

Season 9 Episode 5

The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 2002 on NBC
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Episode Fan Reviews (9)

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  • Excellent

    9.5
    This is one of my favorite episodes of Friends. It's Phoebe's birthday at a fancy restaurant, but only her and Joey are their. Monica is ovulating that day, so her and Chandler are having sex to try to have a baby. But even though Chandler was smoking a cigarette (which Monica hates) she faked the sex and was still mad at him. As for Ross and Rachel, Rachel couldn't leave Emma alone, but they somehow get locked out of their apartment so they call Ross's mom for the spare key. They all arrive late to Phoebe's dinner to where which Phoebe leaves to go with Mike. Everyone else decides to leave except Joey and where he eats everyone's meals.
  • THIS IS THE BEST EPISODE OF SEASON 9.

    9.9
    Still The greatest Television Show ever made!

    Phoebe plans a birthday dinner for herself, Joey shows up early 1 hour later Chandler, Monica, Ross and Rachel still haven't arrive to the birthday dinner. The restaurant manager asks phoebe to move to a smaller table because there are other reservations for that table. While Monica is ovulating, Chandler is back from Tulsa and he smelt like smoke, Monica is frustrated that he smoked and tricks him into bed because she was ovulating.
    While Rachel and Ross are stuck outside of their apartment because Ross shut the door and Rachel's bag was inside and so were the keys to open the door. I really think that this episode was the funniest episode in Season 9.
  • Another birthday celebration

    9.6
    The friends are looking forward to getting together to celebrate Phoebe's birthday as it will be a rare opportunity for them to all be together. Monica plans to sleep with Chandler when he arrives since she's ovulating but the two fight when she learns he was smoking. Rachel is worried about leaving Emma with Ross's mother. When Mrs. Geller is late, Ross accidentally locks himself and Rachel out of the apartment with Emma inside. All this leaves Phoebe and Joey alone with a table for six.

    My favourite part is Ross' little scenario about Emma to Rachel and Phoebe's rant about how everyone is late. Another reason why I watch Friends!
  • Phoebe and Joey the only ones there.

    9.0
    Great episode. Its Phoebe's birthday and she is celebrating it on Halloween. Chandler ends up smoking again and Monica gets angry. I like how Monica got so angry and Chandler did what ever the hell he wanted then they had sex. Ross gets locked out with Rachel. Rachel freaks about Emma and ends up having Emma and Judy come with. Phoebe and Joey end up at a table with 6 for over than hour then have to move to a table for 2. Joey then gets mad because he is ordering then everyone comes. Phoebe leaves because of Mike, then Rachel and Ross then Chandler and Monica. Joey is the only one left with all the food then a birthday cake.
  • funny

    10
    The friends are looking forward to getting together to celebrate Phoebe's birthday as it will be a rare opportunity for them to all be together. Monica plans to sleep with Chandler when he arrives since she's ovulating but the two fight when she learns he was smoking. Rachel is worried about leaving Emma with Ross's mother. When Mrs. Geller is late, Ross accidentally locks himself and Rachel out of the apartment with Emma inside with hilarious results. All this leaves Phoebe and Joey alone with a table for six the poor souls. a very good episode and a must reccomend.
  • Great

    9.5
    The story of Phoebe's birthday party, which, in the end only Joey attends. Great, of course it is - it's friends! It starts in the coffee house as usual Phoebe's birthday dinner is booked for halloween which Joey think is spooky. Mike isn't coming so its just the 6. Over in Tulsa all of Chandler's colleagues smoke, he gets tricked into it. Over at Monica's house Chandler arrives home. Monica starts being sexy and Chandler acts weird. She rats him out and they start arguing. At Rachel's she doesn't want to leave Emma. While Ross is trying to get her out, he locks them both out. Emma is still inside. Phoebe and Joey are at a fancy restaraunt, the waiter try to get them to a smaller table. Monica and Chandler can't stop arguing. Monica tricks Chandler into having sex, meanwhile, Ross and Rachel are still locked out and are waiting for Judy to arrive. The matre'd is still pressuring Joey and Phoebe into moving to a smaller table. Phoebe caves in and moves because Joey left to go to the toilet. Chandler doesn't want to have sex but Monica tricks him into it. Judy finally arrives and Rachel still doesn't want to leave. As soon as Phoebe and Joey order Rachel and Ross arrive, over an hour late with Judy at the bar with Emma. Rachel can't stop thinking about Emma. 5 minutes later Monica and Chandler arrive. Rachel makes a toast which she never finishes because she can't stop thinking about Emma. Phoebe has an outburst because she's so annoyed at everyone. Mike calls to say he's off work, Phoebe immediatley goes to him, leaving only 5 left. Rachel and Ross then leave to look after Emma, as Judy is drunk. Chandler and Monica then decide to go and have sex again. Just as they leave everyones food arrives. Joey eats it all, and the birthday cake that arrives.
  • Emma gets locked in the apartment!

    7.8
    Ross and Rachael accidently lock their baby girl, Emma in the apartment. Which doesn't sound funny...sounds a little bad but it's freaking hilarious.

    Ross: A pigeon, a pigeon. No, no wait, no, no, an eagle flew in! Landed on the stove and caught fire. The baby, seeing this, jumps across the apartment to the mighty bird's aid. The eagle, however, misconstrues this as an act of aggression and grabs the baby in its talons. Meanwhile the faucet fills the apartment with water. Baby and bird still ablaze are locked in a death grip, swirling around in the whirlpool that fills the apartment.
    Rachel: Boy, are you gonna be sorry if that's true.
  • This episode was excellent one of my favourites.

    9.4
    I really liked this episode I'm not sure why but i laughed quite a few times in this episode and I quite like pheobes character so that mite be why i liked the episode I thought that when Ross and rachel got locked out and rachel suggested things that could go wrong and Ross went on to say the big long story of what could be happening was very funny and then Rachel was just like you are gonnna feel really bad if thats true. I also really liked the joke about Pheobe and Joey only being at the resturant and waiting for everyone and saving the table and then when everyone got there she just left to go meet mike.
  • Everybody\'s late

    9.2
    Phoebe tries to get everyone together so they can have dinner on her birthday. Phoebe and Joey try to hold the table until the others can get there but they all have problems. Rachel doesn’t want to leave Emma alone for the first time, but she and Ross accidentally lock Emma in the apartment, and when Rachel starts to freak out, Ross comes up with the funniest story about Emma wrestling with a huge bird. Monica finds out Chandler was smoking, and she still makes him go into the bedroom because she is still ovulating. When everyone finally shows up, she ditches them to go hang out with Mike. Everyone else decides to leave and Joey eats all their dinners and the cake.
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