Season 4 Episode 12

The One with the Embryos

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

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  • My personal favorite episode that has the guys v the girls

    It does NOT get funnier than it does here. Monica and Rachel v Chandler and Joey was a genius move on the writers' part, and it's been a long time coming. The game Ross invents to see whether the guys know the girls better or if it's the other way round gets way out of hand as the stakes are raised and Monica - without Rachel's consent as per usual! - bets more and more money because she's certain they will win. It's all to do with Joey and Chandler's rooster that's keeping the girls up at night with its loud noises! As they live right across the hall, they can hear it more than anybody and it gets to the point where they argue something has to be done about it. So the rivalry between the guys and girls is played out during Ross' game made especially for them as a way to test who knows who best. Ultimately, the guys win, and it's all down to Chandler. The joke in the episode is the same as it has been in various other episodes, which is that the girls simply do not know what Chandler does for a living!! Which loses them their apartment and Chandler and Joey could not be more thrilled to be swapping homes with them. Rachel's reaction to this is particularly hilarious, she almost has a breakdown!

    Best episode in the history of the show, in my opinion. And another subplot involves Phoebe preparing to have her brother's babies for him and his girlfriend (who was once his teacher!) She finds out she's pregnant at the episode's end and the news temporarily reunites the gang who are all really happy for her.