Friends

Season 1 Episode 12

The One with the Dozen Lasagnas

9
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 12, 1995 on NBC
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Everyone knows the sex of Ross's baby except for Ross, who doesn't want to find out until it's born. Rachel's relationship with Paulo hits a snag when he makes a pass at Phoebe. Monica makes a dozen lasagnas for her aunt, only to discover that her aunt doesn't eat meat.moreless

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  • Excellent

    9.0
    Everyone knows the sex of Ross's baby except for Ross, who doesn't want to find out until it's born. Rachel's relationship with Paulo hits a snag when he makes a pass at Phoebe. Monica makes a dozen lasagnas for her aunt, only to discover that her aunt doesn't eat meat.

    What a episode we have here, the part where Paulo gets dumped and Ross and Pheobe act like a jerk to him and monica too but then she gives him a Lasgne was really funny. Loved the bit where everyone finds out the sex of the baby in the coffee house.moreless
  • Paolo cheats. Ross finds out the sex of the baby.

    9.0
    This episode was really great. Finally Paolo is out of the picture. I was jumping for joy when I saw this episode. I was as happy as Ross in the beginning. I loved to see Rachel throwing Paolo's clothes off the roof. Paolo was so messed up to Rachel. I liked how Phoebe broke the story to Rachel, with cookie & milk! Chandler & Joey buying a table together was a hilarious plot. And we got to see more of Monica's competitive side that recurred throughout the series. Chandler & Joey get a foosball table! And Ross is having a baby boy.moreless
  • Awesome.

    10
    Everyone knows the sex of Ross's baby except for Ross, who doesn't want to find out until it's born. Rachel's relationship with Paulo hits a snag when he makes a pass at Phoebe. Monica makes a dozen lasagnas for her aunt, only to discover that her aunt doesn't eat meat. What can I say about this episode? Another awesome one. It's so funny. I love liek every line and scene from this episode it is that good. Oh and I love the bit where Ross starts talking to Paolo and then closes the door in his face, it is so funny.moreless
  • Rachel: Oh my God. Why have I never tasted these before? Phoebe: Oh, I don't make them a lot, because I don't think it's fair to the other cookies.

    10
    Everyone knows the sex of Ross's baby except for Ross, who doesn't want to find out until it's born. Rachel's relationship with Paulo hits a snag when he makes a pass at Phoebe. Monica makes a dozen lasagnas for her aunt, only to discover that her aunt doesn't eat meat. What can I say about this episode? Another awesome one. It's so funny. I love liek every line and scene from this episode it is that good. Oh and I love the bit where Ross starts talking to Paolo and then closes the door in his face, it is so funny.moreless
  • All Right

    9.0
    Really, not my favourite storyline. It didn't really stand out and was a bit bottom of the barrel. Paolo goes to Phoebe for a mssage and makes a pass at her. This freaks her out, she goes to Rachel telling her that she never lies to her friends an then explains that Paolo made a pass at her. Rachel forgives her, but dumps Paolo. Everybod knows the sex of Ross's baby except Ross, thanks to Monica wnting to know if she has a niece or nephew. Monica makes a dozen lasagnes for her aunt, only to discoer she doesn't eat meatmoreless
Jo Jean Pagano

Jo Jean Pagano

Customer

Guest Star

Jane Sibbett

Jane Sibbett

Carol Willick

Recurring Role

Jessica Hecht

Jessica Hecht

Susan Bunch

Recurring Role

Cosimo Fusco

Cosimo Fusco

Paolo

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Continuity: In this episode Phoebe says she never lies, yet in "The One With Rachel's Other Sister" Phoebe is an excellent liar and is teaching Joey how to lie.

    • Trivia: In this episode Ross does not want to know the sex of his baby, but Rachel accidentally lets it slip. In "The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath", Rachel does not want to know the sex of her baby, and Ross mistakenly lets it "slip."

    • Goof: When Rachel and Phoebe are talking about what a pig Paolo is, Rachel grabs the paper towels, pulls them across the kitchen, and then sits down while holding them. The camera angle then changes to Phoebe talking. When it cuts back to Rachel, the paper towel roll is untouched and Rachel is holding nothing. When we cut back to her later in the scene, she is once again holding the paper towels.

    • Trivia: Once Monica sees the new foosball table, she asks the guys where they are going to eat. Although Joey's response was "at the sink", we see in later episodes that the guys place a clear plastic sheet over the top of the table. This allows them to use it as a real table and still be able to see the game.

    • Goof: In the tag scene Monica's winning foosball goal was made with a blue player. However if you look at where she is standing, she is the red team. The exact clip of her winning goal from earlier in the episode when she and Ross were the blue team, was inserted there.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode to mention Phoebe's career as a masseuse.

    • Continuity: The apartment numbers in this episode are 4 and 5 again. In the episodes before and after this episode, the numbers are 19 and 20. This must be another episode that was produced out of order.

    • Continuity: Monica's aunt didn't want the lasagnas was because they weren't vegetarian. Although Phoebe is a vegetarian, she is sitting at the table helping Monica finish one of the lasagnas near the end of the episode.

    • Continuity: Chandler had a roommate named Kip before Joey moved in with him. Chandler says Kip ran off and got married. But in "The One With the Kips" we hear that Kip was phased out.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Rachel: (to Ross, about the sex of his unborn child) I can't believe you don't want to know. I mean, I couldn't not know, I mean, if, if the doctor knows, and Carol knows, and Susan knows....
      Monica: And Monica knows...
      Ross: What, hey, how could you know, I don't even know!
      Monica: Carol called me to thank me for the lasagna, I asked, she told me.
      Joey: So what's it gonna be? (Monica whispers in Joey's ear. Ross gets up and waves arms frantically in protest.)
      Ross: Wait, oh, hey, huh, oh great now he knows, and I don't know!
      Monica: I'm sorry, I'm just excited about being an aunt!
      Joey: Or an uncle...

    • (Joey throws his keys onto the table, which promptly collapses)
      Joey: We need a new table
      Chandler: Ya think?!?

    • Chandler: (About splitting the cost of a kitchen table) You think we're ready for something like that?
      Joey: Why not?
      Chandler: Well, it's a pretty big commitment, I mean, what if one of us wants to move out?
      Joey: Why, are you moving out?
      Chandler: I'm not moving out.
      Joey: You'd tell me if you were moving out right
      Chandler: Yeah, yeah, it's just that with my last roommate Kip...
      Joey: Aw, I know all about Kip!
      Chandler: It's just that we bought a hibachi together, and then he ran off and got married, and things got pretty ugly.
      Joey: Well, let me ask you something, was Kip a better roommate than me?
      Chandler: Aw, don't do that.

    • Joey: (Impersonating Ross's baby) How come you don't live with Mommy? How come Mommy lives with that other lady? What's a lesbian?

    • Monica: Aunt Syl, stop yelling! All I'm saying is that if you had told me vegetarian lasagna, I would have made vegetarian lasagna. (Pause) Well, the meat's only every third layer, maybe you could scrape.

    • Monica: What's the matter?
      Phoebe: Nothing. I'm sorry. I'm just out of sorts.
      Chandler: Well, you can use some of my sorts. I rarely use them.

    • Ross: Well, looks like we kicked your butts.
      Joey: No. No. She kicked our butts. You could be on the Olympic standing-there team.

    • Phoebe: All right, you know Paolo?
      Ross: I'm familiar with his work. Yes.

    • Rachel: Oh my God. Why have I never tasted these before?
      Phoebe: Oh, I don't make them a lot, because I don't think it's fair to the other cookies.

    • Chandler: Well, I believe the piece of furniture was fine, until your little breakfast adventure with Angela Delvecchio
      Joey: You knew about that?
      Chandler: Well, let's just say the impressions you made in the butter left little to the imagination.

    • Ross: (Looking at a picture) When did you and Susan meet Huey Lewis?
      Carol: That's our friend Tanya

    • Monica (Talking on the phone): What am I supposed to do with a dozen lasagnas? (Gasps) Nice talk, Aunt Syl. Do you kiss Uncle Freddy with that mouth?

    • Chandler: That's patio furniture.
      Joey: So what? People are like gonna come in and think: "Uh-oh, I'm outside again"?

    • Phoebe: Ooh, this is cool... It says in some parts of the world, people actually eat the placenta.
      Chandler: And we're done with the yogurt.

    • Ross: (About Rachel and Paolo) What am I supposed to do, huh? Call immigration? (Pauses, looks suddenly inspired) I could call immigration!

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