Season 4 Episode 12

The One with the Embryos

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 1998 on NBC

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  • The One With the Embryos can arguably be the best episode of the entire Friends series.

    The One With the Embryos starts off with Rachel and Monica waking up at 6:00 in the morning to Joey and Chandler's rooster crows. After Phoebe departs to the doctor to see if her uterus is ready to accept her brother and girlfriend's embryos, a bet ensues to see if Joey and Chandler know more about Monica and Rachel then they do about them. Joey claims he is able to tell everyone every one of the items in Rachel's shopping bag (Ross tells them there are five items left and Joey and Chander get 6 guesses). After Joey and Chandler win this small bet, Rachel and Monica insist that they have a bet with much morepersonal questions. In the mean time, Phoebe is told that her uterus is ready for impnatation and she is surprised to hear that they will be putting 5 embryos in. The doctor tells them that this method gives you a 25% chance that at least one embryo will attach. Phoebe insists to Frank and Alice (her brother and his girlfriend) that she will do this for them as many times as it takes, only to hear that Frank and Alice only have one shot, as the procedure costs 16,000 dollars. Back in Monica's apartment, Ross is ready with his questionaire game to see which pair knows more about the other pair. After the questions are completed, the score is tied. Therefore, Ross goes to the lightning round, a 30 second round for each team where you must answer as many questions as you can. Monica and Chandler are ranting at each other and then a new bet comes out. If Monica and Rachel win, Chandler and Jey get rid of the rooster and their pet duck. However, if Joey and Chandler win, they get Monica and Rachel's apartment. Monica accepts the deal and he lightning round begins. The guys go first and answer 4 questions correctly. Then when the girls go, they have 10 seconds left and 3 questions correctly answered when Ross springs the question that has been asked and unsuccessfully answered throughout the entire series: "What is Chandler Bing's job?" After much frantic thinking, the time runs out and Joey and Chandler win the game and the apartment. However, ther is a problem: Rachel refuses to move out. After Phoebe gets back, she tells them that the odds are really bad and that she is going to do whatever she can to help the process along. So she goes to Monica's chair in the living room and lies upside down on it with ther head on the floor, legs in the air. While Monica is packing, Rachel gets all hyperventillated and tells Monica to stop. Monica, seeing her in such stress, tells her to lie down and that she'll take care of it. When Monica gets back, she tells Rachel theat they have lost their matresses (due to another bet). In the end of the episode, Phoebe takes a pregnancy test that Frank and Alice have bought her and fighting about the apartment ensues while Phoebe is in the bathroom. When Phoebe comes out of the bathroom proclaiming that Frank and Alice are going to have a baby, the fighting dtops, everyone s happy, and Frank yells out "My sister is going to have my baby!" They all hug and the episode ends.

    This episode is definately one of the greatest episodes of Friends there ever was.