Friends

Season 8 Episode 20

The One with the Baby Shower

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 2002 on NBC
8.9
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Rachel panics when she realizes that she is not ready to take care of her baby, and reluctantly agrees for her mother to move in with her and Ross to help out. Monica tries desperately to get Mrs. Green to like her. Meanwhile, the guys help Joey practice for his audition as the host of a wild game show called "Bamboozled."moreless

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  • 820

    6.0
    "Tu madre es loca!" One of the memorable lines of this episode, but I have to say, this wasn't the best episode. Rachel's mom was incredibly annoying, just as annoying as she was in the second season when she guest starred. It seemed too out of the blue as well. After 6 years of not being on the show, she comes back now? Now that Rachel has gotten married, divorce, and got pregnant? Some caring mom Rachel has. Monica wanting Rachel's mom to forgive her for not inviting her to the party was a newfound quality found in Monica. Always seeking forgiveness, although you can connect that with Monica's quality to always seek approval from others. Phoebe continues to be the best out of the six friends currently in season eight. She hasn't changed much, and her quirkiness continues to amaze me.



    Others on the other hand have completely changed and have become exaggerated. I did not enjoy the segment of Bamboozled at all. It was a pointless filler plot, that was incredibly boring after a while. I mean, it was funny the first couple of lines, but then it got old FAST. So basically, you run of the mill season eight episode. Nothing special, same annoyances.moreless
  • Let's play BAMBOOZLED!

    9.5
    Monica and Pheobe host a baby shower for Rachel, but they forgot to invite Rachel's Mother!!! So they rush as fast as they can to.

    Joey asks help from Chandler and Ross because he is auditioning as a host for a game show and he dosen't understand. Ross and Chandler don't understand it either.

    The baby shower is going great so far, but it turns out that Rachel dosen't know anything about raising a baby, because she didn't know what any of the presents were.

    Chandler and Ross are strting to get the hang of the game, Ross wins.

    Rachel agrees to let her mom move in, then she remembers that Ross has a son, so she dosen't move in.

    Joey goes to the audition where the game isn't confusing anymore, it is just a Q & A game.moreless
  • Great.

    9.7
    This is a great episode, with some hilarious scenes and lines. Phoebe and Monica plan a baby shower for Rachel, her due date is in 3 weeks. When they are talking about with Rachel, they realize that they haven't invited her mother. They have to invite her at the last minute and Monica can't stop saying sorry. During the baby shower, Rachel opens her gifts and gets really upset because she realizes that she doesn't know a thing about babies. Her mother offers to move in with her and Ross, and she doesn't know how to say no. Ross manages to persuade her not to. While the baby shower is happening at Monica's apartment, the guys are at Joey's apartment and Joey's teaching them to play a game called bamboozled, which he is auditioning for the host. Remember this line - Ross: I just bamboozled Chandler! ... That's not a sexual thing.moreless
  • Monica and Phoebe host Rachel's baby shower.

    8.9
    Good episode. Monica and Phoebe host Rachel's baby shower. Joey has Ross and Chandler to a game to practice for his audtion. That was so funny and weird. Mrs. Green sure didn't like Monica. I don't get why it really matter. You would think when Mrs. Green told Rachel she would stay with her that Ross knew how since he already has Ben. The best part was at the end when Joey was getting annoyed with it being a normal boring game until one of the guys said there will be girls in bikini's holding up the score. That gets Joey every time.moreless
  • funny

    10
    Rachel panics when she realizes that she is not ready to take care of her baby she doesnt kno what a diaper genie was, and reluctantly agrees for her mother to move in with her and Ross to help out to ross's disaproval. Monica tries desperately to get Mrs. Green to like her bevause she accidently didnt invite her 2 the baby shower but it was really pheobes fault. Meanwhile, the guys help Joey practice for his audition as the host of a wild game show called "Bamboozled." which turns into all out competition between joay and ross, and i the end thay change the format of the show to joeys disgression untill it becomes about bikini clad women then he is happy.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: Monica says she has Rachel's mom's number in her book and that she would call her. However, she doesn't use her book. She dials the number in the phone as if she memorized, without looking in the book.

    • Trivia: Rachel says her nanny taught her to say "Tu madre es loca," which is Spanish for "Your mother is crazy."

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when Ross is telling Rachel that she will be a great mother, he leans forward and puts his hands on her legs while Rachel is sitting upright. When the camera angle changes, Rachel is leaning back in the cushions with her hands on her belly and Ross's hands are not on her legs.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, a blue-green mat can be seen in the background after Monica falls and bites her tongue.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ross: Look, y'know when you first came to the city? You were this spoiled helpless little girl who still used daddy's credit card. Do you remember?
      Rachel: I hope you're going somewhere with this.
      Ross: Look at you! You're-you're this big executive! You are much more capable than you give yourself credit for. I have no doubt you're gonna be an incredible mother.
      Rachel: Really?
      Ross: I'm telling you.
      Rachel: Thank you.

    • Mrs. Green: Sweetheart, I know you're gonna be a terrific mom, I just think you need a little help, especially at the beginning.
      Rachel: But mom, I really know what I'm doing. I can handle this.
      Mrs. Green: Really? Remember Twinkles?
      Rachel: He was a hamster! I am not going to vacuum up my baby!

    • Rachel: Why did you invite my mother?
      Monica: What?
      Rachel: She wants to move in with me and Ross to help take care of the baby.
      Phoebe: For how long?
      Rachel: Eight weeks. I mean I love my mother, but my God, a long lunch with her is taxing.
      Monica: I personally would be honored if she wanted to live with me.
      Phoebe: She can't hear you.

    • Phoebe: (To Mrs. Green) I'm so glad you could make it.
      Monica: Yes, thank you so much. And again, we're so sorry. We could not feel worse about it.
      Mrs. Green: Try.

    • Rachel: My mom's not gonna be here?
      Monica: Well, given that we forgot to invite her it would be an awfully big coincidence if she was.
      Rachel: My God!
      Monica: Well, it wasn't my fault, Phoebe was in charge of the invitations.
      Phoebe: Well, I don't, I don't have a mother so often I forget that other people--
      Monica: Oh, give it a rest!
      Rachel: So my mother is not coming to my baby shower?
      Phoebe: No. Neither is mine.

    • Rachel: (referring to her unborn baby) It goes ten times a day?! What are we feeding this baby? Indian food?

    • Joey: Our first contestant is Ross Geller. Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself, Ross.
      Ross: Well, I'm a paleontologist. I live in New York. I have a son, Ben. (Waves) Hi, Ben! And--
      Joey: I said, a little bit, Ross. Now, how about you Chandler.
      Chandler: Well, Joey, I'm a headhunter. I hook up out-of-work Soviet scientists with rogue Third World nations. (Waves) Hi, Rasputin.

    • Sandra: (To Rachel) Oh, look at that face, just like when you were in high school. If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were a cheerleader in trouble.

    • Joey: Now Chandler, would you like to spin the Wheel of Mayhem or pick a Wicked Wango card.
      Chandler: Ahhh, let me think... I don't care.
      Joey: You must choose Mr. Bing.
      Chandler: Either, it doesn't matter.
      Joey: Choose... you jackass.

    • Ross: (To Rachel, Monica and Phoebe, all red and sweaty) I just bamboozled Chandler! (They all stare at him)... which is not a sexual thing.

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