Season 4 Episode 11

The One with Phoebe's Uterus

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1998 on NBC

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  • A very sweet episode, with Phoebe doing the ultimate self-less deed.

    This is a really good episode overshadowed by one of the best episode next in line(The One with The Embryos).
    It starts of with Alice and Frank who request Phoebe to be their surrogate.
    This is obviously a big decision and consults her friends who are willing to offer full supports but only after she really thinks about this. So she consults her birth mother and Phoebe Sr gives Phoebe Jr a cute little puppy so that she would know how it feels to give up something you love. Phoebe adores the puppy and realizes its impossible for her to give the puppy away. However when she gives the puppy to Alice and Frank, she realizes that her happiness lies in their happiness and is ready carry their baby. However the ending is awkward with Phoebe Sr demanding her puppy back. Ross gets Joey a job in the museum as a tourist guide though he doesn't know a squat about dinosaurs (in his own words). However it comes up that there is a divide in the cafeteria with white color scientist sitting together and blue blazered tour guides sitting together, and Joey visibly feels upset when Ross doesn't sit next to him. While Joey,(the sweet guy that he is) doesn't seem to mind as he is used to the hardship in the acting business, Ross feels horribly guilty and decides to bring about a revolution of sorts by requesting Joey to eat with him in the middle and it leads to funny chain of events. Chandler is afraid of being able to satisfy Katie as good as Joey could (though its all in his head) and asks Monica and Rachel for suggestion and Monica draws the erogenous zone map and in one of the funniest Monica Moment, she and Rachel feels fully satisfied totally creeping out Chandler. In the last scene Katie comes all the way and thanks Monica and Rachel.
    The funniest scene of the episode according to me is when Chandler botches a joke about Joey's blue blazer and Ross,Monica and Rachel though totally aware of what he meant mocks him and he ends up looking like an idiot. Lisa Kudrow proved why she is such a terrific actress in this episode like many other.
  • Phoebe is going to hold her brother's baby.

    A big arc in Season 4 which is one of the things that made this season so wonderful. Kathy & Phoebe Sr. reprise there recurring roles in this episode. Kathy was hilarious on how grateful she was to Monica. Monica was pretty creepy in this episode with the seven spots. Frank & his wife return expecting Phoebe to have their baby. Big plot guys. The puppy was cute. The end was really funny. "That was my puppy" Also when Chandler said a joke wrong. Very hysterical. This episode starts a whole new arc after the whole Chandler/Joey/Kathy feud. And this episode was the perfect way to start it.
  • a good episode.

    pheobes brother frank jnr comes to stay and asks her to be a surrogate mother for him and his wife. joey works as a tour guide for ross's museum and tries to tear down the segregation of guides o scientists. and finally chandler asks monica and rachael for advice on how to live up to kathy's sexual expectatyions after her last boy friend joey and teaches him the 11 orogionus zones of a female. in the end pheobe comes in and asks the gang if she should be asurrogate mother. so all in all it is a good episode lol.
  • Decent, but not one of the best.

    It's a good episode. It's not one of the best, but it is needed. Phoebe contemplates whether she should carry her brother and sister-in-law's baby. Joey, needing job, becomes a tour guide at the museum where Ross works.

    It is a filler episode, a let's get to the action one. This episode introduces us to Phoebe carrying the baby. Without it we would jump into Phoebe being pregnant and that would be just be weird not knowing why or how she got there.

    Ross and Joey's storyline together is good. Joey breaks down the walls at the musuem and he's funny, of course.