Season 8 Episode 20

The One with the Baby Shower

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 2002 on NBC

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  • funny

    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.
  • Another great episode that I will love to see again!

    This episode is one of the best of the series, the game that Chandler, Ross, and Joey are playing is so stupid and with so nonsense while Monica must tried to get Sandra, Rachel's mother, to like her again, while Phoebe does not even cares about her, and Rachel is so depressed and worried of not being a good mother.
    A great episode.
  • Great.

    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.
  • Let's play BAMBOOZLED!

    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.
  • Monica and Phoebe are organizing Rachel's baby shower, but they forget about her mother. Meanwhile, the boys play in Joey's appartment, as they rehearse for a show casting.

    I think this is one of the very first time that we hear someone of Friends insulting without censorship. That's why I define the first two minutes of this episode as the greatest comedy performance of Courtney Cox (Arquette) on Friends.
    I just couldn't stop watching over and over Monica screaming "Son of a..." to herself. :D
    The rest of the female cast goes along with her, and the boys (on their own stuff) really crank you up.
    This is one of those episodes that become impossible to forget, although it is not among the best ones. Just the stuff that made Friends a classic, and really worth the twenty minutes sitting.
  • Monica and Phoebe host Rachel's baby shower.

    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.
  • Laugh Out Loud.

    Joey enlists Ross and Chandler to help give him practice for an audition for a game show host coming up soon. However the game is extremely complicated and the three struggle in hilarios ways to understand the game.

    Rachel panics during her baby shower when she realizes how totally unprepared she is to care for an infant, and reluctantly goes along with her icy mother Sandra's plans to move in and help out—which hardly makes roommate Ross jump for joy.

    We see Rachel's mother back for one episode - She gives a stunning dual performance with actor Courteney-Cox Arquette, aka 'Monica Gellar'.
  • 820

    "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.