Season 10 Episode 4

The One with the Cake

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 23, 2003 on NBC

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  • Yet another "Friends" episode which runs for about 20 minutes but feels at least twice as long.

    In my opinion "Friends" lost steam in season seven. The originality was gone, several plotlines had been seen before, the jokes were not as good and the characters had become stereotype versions of themselves. And when they couldn't come up with anything better they resolted to sex jokes.

    As is the case with this episode. The baby's cake was supposed to be shaped as a bunny but turned out shaped like a penis. Lame sex jokes follow. Sex jokes can be funny if they are clever, but when sit coms use it it nearly always means one thing - they couldn't do better. Because it is really easy to make sex jokes and have people laugh. It's one of the easiest ways there is. Really, it doesn't take much effort, I know this from my own writing experiences. Resolting to sex jokes is something that's generally drawn from necessity, no good jokes came to the writers so they went with sex. I used to expect more than that from a show like "Friends".

    The only thing I found entertaining in this episode was the video for Emma. It was funny to see what the Friends recorded and it would be interesting to see Emma's reaction to seeing it in the future. But the rest of the episode went by unnoticed.

  • A good 22 minutes of laughter, excellent, interesting, unexpected events.

    A good 22 minutes of laughter, excellent, interesting, unexpected events

    Every-thing seems to be going well for Rachel and her baby Emma, at first,but things go downhill.First, Rachel is given the wrong cake for Emma's birthday, instead of a 'Bunny' cake, they are given an 'Exotic Penis' cake!
    Then all the friends start to complain because of Monica and Chandler wanting to catch their flight for a weekend vacation, Phoebe has a massage client and Joey has an audition.

    Ross and Rachel travel to replace the cake but then things get far worse as everyone leaves, except Monica and Chandler who decided to stay and sit with baby Emma, who has just woken up.

    The gang come back from their needed places and have a proper birthday for Emma, the cake was even able to be transformed to a Bunny.

    A good ending was a hilarious quote from Phoebe playing with one of Emma's wind-up toys and racing it with the others.

    'Run Alan, you hairy Bas****!'


  • The gang celebrates Emma's birthday while everyone except Ross and Rachal want to be somewhere else.

    A great episode, very funny.

    Although this episode was originally completely over played while fans wanted it watch other episodes, it had a reason to be! This episode really grows on you, it is funnier the more you watch it. Every character has a chance to shine in this episode, they all get about the same screen time. And each character also makes you laugh, sometimes until it hurts. Plus, the episode has a rare moment when Chandler "imparts wisedom," which is always great. It also subtly shows how much Monica and Chandler want a baby, which makes you even more sad when they have trouble getting one, and then happier when they finally get too. A solid episode, if season ten wasn't so funny then it ight have had a chance at beginning the best in season. It wasn't, but it was great!
  • Funny!!

    Great episode!! Very funnny!! It's baby Emma's first birthday and Rachel won't let the party start until Emma wakes from her nap. However, everybody has places to be: Monica and Chandler want to leave for a weekend getaway in Vermont, Phoebe has a massage client, and Joey has an audition.
  • Emma celebrates her first birthday.

    It's Emma's first birhtaday and Racheld wants a gatherng of her closes relatives and friedns so at Joeys apartment Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross, Joey, Jack Judy and her clebrateit, but the thing isx that Monca and Chandler had booked a weekend at a romantic hotel in Vermont, but Racvheld wont' let them leave ecause its a wonderful experience for her andv wnats them withher. But Emma is napping and thwe party wont start untilshe wakes up, so to fill time Joey deos his present: a dramatic lecture of one of Emma's books called I'll love you forever. After he ends Phoebe sings a very funny song aBOUT eMMA,but when everyone htings is to short she reads another bo, but is about women's sex life. Rachel openesthe cake but it isnt a bunny,its a penis and Rachel nd Ross go to the bakery in new jersey to change it. Monica and Chandler want to leave, Phoebe has a massage to make, and JOey hasan audition, so they play races with Emma's toys to see wqho leavesa. Monica and chandler stay. Later evetyone rarturns beofre ross and rachel, who in to car, Ross transformed the penis into a bunn. They sing Emma (who woke up) happy birhtday and that'sx it. Rachel is happy.
  • Classic friends episode

    This episode was hilarious from start to finish. I love how Rachel wanted everything to be perfect for Emma's first birthday. It's not like she will remember it anyway. When things start to go downhill it gets even more funnier. The cake being a wrong cake and then Rachel going to replace it and Ross having to give rachel her license after getting stopped for speeding priceless. The race that Monica, Chandler, Pheobe, and Joey have to see who would go to do what they have to do is hilarious. It sucks that Monica and Chandler can't go to Vermont for their vacation getaway but it is hilarious that they have to stay. I love how Ross can change the cake to look like a bunny. The ending to the episode was priceless.
  • "it looked tastier as a penis

    It's baby Emma's first birthday and Rachel won't let the party start until Emma wakes from her nap and everyone is invited including monica's parents. However, everybody has places to be: Monica and Chandler want to leave for a romantic weekend getaway in Vermont, Phoebe has a massage client waiting for her, and Joey has an audition that he didnt know about. the three have a race and monica and chandler lose leaving them there with emma. also joey has no present and gives a dramatic reading of a book, and pheobe gives her a song. the cake also goes wrong as it was a penis instead of a bunny.
  • Its an Okay episode.

    Its Emma's birthday and everyone is there. They get impatient when Emma isnt waking up.

    Meanwhile, Joey and Phoebe try to figure out what gift to give Emma. Joey reads to her a baby story and Phoebesings her a crappy song.

    When Rachel gets the cake for Emma she finds out that they shaped it into something else. Rachel returns to Jersey to exchange the cake but she gets pulled over and ross has to go give her license to hey so he leaves Joey in charge to make sure that no one leaves the apartment.

    Monica and Chandler get mad because they scheduled a romantic weekend in Vermont and they need to leave. Joey gets mad because he got an audition for a part in a play. And Phoebe gets mad because she has a person waiting for her in the massage parlor.