Friends

Season 4 Episode 12

The One with the Embryos

6
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 1998 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the scene where Phoebe's waiting to be implanted with the embryos, an ultrasound machine is in the background with a visible ultrasound picture of what appears to be a womb, even though Phoebe isn't hooked up to it.

    • In the lightning round, both teams answer a question incorrectly and Ross moves on to the next question. ("In what part of her body did Monica get a pencil stuck at age 14?" "Chandler was how old when he first touched a girl's breast?") When he gets to the girls' final question, "What is Chandler Bing's job?", Rachel answers it incorrectly but he doesn't move on and because they fail to answer the question correctly, they lose the game. As soon as Rachel answered incorrectly, the girls should have been given another question but they ran out of time. The boys got 4 right (Monica's nickname, Rachel's alleged favorite movie, her actual favorite movie & the # of towel categories Monica had) & the girls only got 3 right (Joey's favorite food, name of his imaginary best friend & his imaginary friend's job).

    • When Ross asks Chandler and Joey the question about his dead Grandmother, he picks up a pink question card even though the category he took it from is purple.

    • Magna Doodle: HAVE YOU SEEN OUR VIEW?!

    • Goof: In the opening scene Chandler's hair is parted on the other side. When the show comes back after the credits, his hair is parted on the side that it is normally parted.

    • Continuity: When Chandler and Joey are moving their stuff into Monica and Rachel's apartment, Chandler moves the top part of the Foosball table separately. However, in "The Last One (2)" they are unable to get Chick Jr. and Duck Jr. out of the foosball table because it is all glued together.

    • Phoebe's Song: "Fetus"
      Are you in there little fetus?
      In nine months will you come greet us?
      I will... buy you some Adidas.

    • Goof: In the scene where Monica asks for a rematch and bets Chandler and Joey $100, the boom mic is clearly visible for a couple of seconds at the top of the screen.

    • Goof: In the tag scene when Chandler is sitting on the couch in the new apartment, the rooster is sitting on the back of the couch with his tail facing the window. When Joey comes running out, the shot of the rooster shows his face toward the window, and then in the next shot he has returned to his tail facing the window.

    • Goof: Ross makes up the questions for the quiz. There are two groups of questions, one for the girls and one for the boys. Each one has four categories and there are four questions in each category. From these 16 questions, Ross asks ten. Therefore there have to be six left for both teams after the quiz. But in one group, seven questions can be seen.

    • Goof: When the friends are talking about the contest to prove who knows each other better, Monica says to Joey "Are you scared?" and Rachel has her arms crossed. Joey says "No" and in the next shot of Rachel she is crossing them again.

    • Factual Error: Several of the grocery items that Rachel buys are a Safeway brand (the soda and cookies), but there aren't any Safeway stores in New York.

    • Goof: When Ross takes a bite of the cookie, he puts it back in the box. In the next shot he is putting the cookie back in the box again.

    • Goof: When Phoebe comes out of the bathroom to announce that she's pregnant with Frank and Alice's child you can see Frank letting go of Alice and taking a step forward Phoebe but in the very next scene you can see him still having his arm around Alice.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when Monica says she can't find the garbage bags, the mic can be seen at the top of the screen in the middle.

    • Goof: During the Lighting Round of the trivia game between the guys and girls, Ross tells both teams that they have 30 seconds to answer as many questions as they can. However both teams are given 46 seconds to answer their questions.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: What is the name of Chandler's father's all male burlesque?
      Monica: "Viva Las Gay-gas!"
      Chandler: Unfortunately, that is correct.

    • Ross: Monica and I had a grandmother who died. You both went to her funeral. Name that grandmother.
      Joey: Nana?
      Chandler: She has a real name.
      Joey: Althea!
      Chandler: Althea? What are you doing?!
      Joey: I took a shot.
      Chandler: You're shooting with Althea?!
      Ross: Althea is correct.
      Chandler: Nice shooting!

    • Ross: All right, we have a tie. Luckily, I have prepared for such an event. (Pulls out flashcards) The Lightning Round!
      All: Ohhhh.
      Ross: Thirty seconds, all the questions you can answer.
      Monica: You guys are dead, I am so good at lightning rounds.
      Chandler: I majored in lightning rounds. All right, we're gonna destroy you.
      Monica: Huh, wanna bet?
      Chandler: Well, I'm so confused as to what we've been doing so far...

    • Phoebe: (About the Chick and the Duck) You guys should get rid of those animals. They shouldn't be living in an apartment.
      Rachel: Yeah, especially with all these knives and cookbooks around.

    • Rachel: (Pounding on the door) What is that noise?
      Chandler: You!
      Joey: It's the chick. She's going through some changes.
      Monica: What kind of changes?
      Chandler: The vet seems to think that she's becoming a rooster. (Rooster crows) We're getting a second opinion.

    • Ross: According to Chandler, what phenomenon scares the bejesus out of him?
      Monica: Michael Flatley, Lord Of The Dance!
      Ross: That is correct.
      Joey: The Irish jig guy??
      Chandler: His legs flail about as if independent from his body!

    • Frank: I was thinking, what are the odds like if you stuff like 200 of 'em in there?
      Alice: Sweetie, now, she's a woman, not a gumball machine.

    • Ross: What is Chandler Bing's job?
      Rachel: Oh, gosh. It has something to do with numbers.
      Monica: And processing.
      Rachel: He carries a briefcase.
      Ross: 10 seconds, you need this or you lose the game.
      Monica: It's uhm, it has something to do with transponding.
      Rachel: Oh! Oh! Oh! He's a transponce - transpondster!
      Monica: That's not even a word! I can get this. I can get this!
      (Ross stops the clock with a beep)
      Monica: Nooo!
      Chandler and Joey: Yeah! Yes!

    • Ross: Every week the TV Guide is delivered to Joey and Chandler's apartment. What name appears on the address label?
      Rachel: Chandler gets it! It's Chandler Bing!
      Monica: No!
      Ross: I'm afraid the TV Guide comes to 'Chenandler Bong'.
      Monica: I knew that. Rachel! Use your head.
      Chandler: Actually it's 'Miss Chenandler Bong'.

    • Ross: Chandler was how old when he first touched a girl's breasts?
      Rachel: 14.
      Ross: No, 19.
      Chandler: Thanks, man.

    • Phoebe: "Embryos"? There's more than one?
      Dr. Zane: Five, actually.
      Phoebe: Five? Okay, where am I giving birth, in a hospital or a big box under the stairs?

    • Rachel: (About the rooster crowing) What the hell is that? What the hell is that? (To Monica) Is that you?

    • Joey: I call Monica's room.
      Chandler: You can't just call Monica's room.
      Joey: Sure I can. Standard shotgun rules. I'm in sight of the room and I call it.
      Chandler: (Looks over to the room and mutters under his breath) Damn.

    • Frank Jr: My sister's gonna have my baby!

    • Phoebe: Well, the doctor says it takes a couple of days, but my body's always been a little faster than Western medicine.

    • Ross: In what part of her body did Monica get a pencil stuck at age fourteen?
      Chandler: Oh!
      (Hesitates shortly and then whispers something into Ross's ear)
      Ross: Eww, No! Her ear.

    • Ross: What was Monica's nickname when she was a field hockey goalie.
      Joey: Big Fat Goalie.
      Ross: Correct.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ross: Joey had an imaginary childhood friend. His name was?
      Monica: Maurice.
      Ross: Correct, his profession was?
      Rachel: Space cowboy!

      "Maurice" and "space cowboy" allude to lyrical references in the Steve Miller song "The Joker."
      "Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah.
      Some call me the gangsta of love.
      Some people call me Maurice,
      'Cause I speak of the pompatus of love."

    • Ross: According to Chandler, what phenomenon scares the bejeezus out of him?
      Monica: Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance!

      Michael Flatley is an extremely talented Irish dancer, famous for his performance in Lord of the Dance.

    • Ross: Her actual favourite movie.
      Joey: Weekend at Bernie's.

      Weekend at Bernie's was a film made in 1989.

    • Ross: Correct. Rachel claims this is her favorite movie.
      Chandler: Dangerous Liaisons.

      Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 film starring Glenn Close.

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