Season 10 Episode 7

The One with the Home Study

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a giant snail with huge fangs and a little man in a hat yelling, "Help!"

    • Goof: When Rachel is about to admit her fear of swings, the camera angle switches from the back of her to looking directly at her. After the shot changes back to her, you can clearly tell that the words she says do not match what her lips are saying.

    • Continuity: Monica wanted to give Phoebe her veil to wear for her wedding. This veil is not the same one that Monica wore for her wedding.

  • Quotes

    • Phoebe: How would you feel if we gave all the wedding money to charity and we just got married at City Hall?
      Mike: I think it would make me wanna marry you even more.
      Ross: I've got to say, you guys, that's an incredible gesture.
      Chandler: Maybe you do that next time you get married.
      Ross: No, no, no. The next time it's gonna be in Hawaii at sunset. But maybe the time after that.

    • Ross: I want you to get on the swing, okay? And you'll see that there's nothing to be afraid of.
      Rachel: I know what this is all about. You've always been jealous of my hair.
      Ross: Look, I just think you're an adult, okay? And you should get over your silly
      Rachel: All right fine. I'll do it.
      Ross: Good.
      Rachel: If you hold a spider.
      Ross: (Freaking out) What? Where? Where?
      Rachel: If you hold a spider.

    • Monica: This is her wedding, Chandler! And that's way more important than any stupid kids!
      Chandler: That's sweet honey, but save something for the adoption lady.

    • Ross: There's no way around it, Pheebs. You just got to accept the fact that this is going to cost you a lot of money.
      Mike: I heard that weddings are like a 40 billion dollar a year industry.
      Ross: Yeah, and I'm responsible for just, like, half of that.

    • Monica: (To the adoption agent) We're so glad you're here. We're really excited about getting this process started.
      Chandler: Because we love kids. Love them to death. Well, not actually to death. That's just a figure of speech. We love kids the appropriate amount... as allowed by law.

    • Ross: Son of a bitch! (A few kids stare in amazement) Oh, relax, I didn't say the F-word!

    • Rachel: (About swings) Ross, those things go like 40 miles an hour. Okay, there is that moment, when you're at the top when you just don't know if you're gonna return back to earth.
      Ross: Space is filled with orbiting children.

    • Monica: (On the phone) Hello? Yes? Oh my god, I can't wait to tell Chandler! Thank you. (Hangs up the phone)
      Chandler: Wrong number?

    • Joey: (To Laura) You know how many women I had to sleep with to get over you?!

    • Monica: (About the adoption agent) That was Laura. She gave us a great report and we're officially on the waiting list.
      Chandler: That's great.
      Monica: Yeah we just have to wait for a call and someone tells us there's a baby waiting for us. Ooh.
      (The phone rings)
      Chandler: (Nervously) Hello?! (To Monica) Have you seen Joey's bat?

    • Rachel: So uh, what are you going to do today?
      Ross: Well I was thinking about taking Emma to the playground.
      Rachel: Oh My God! What?!
      Ross: Like I said I was thinking of taking Emma to the museum of knives and fire.

    • Rachel: Listen, I heard about you and Charlie. I'm really sorry.
      Ross: Oh, that's okay. I'm sure there are tons of other beautiful paleontologists out there.
      Rachel: Absolutely.
      Ross: There was one! She's it! All the rest look like they should live under a bridge!

    • Rachel: (About Emma on the swing) Watch her hairs. Watch her hairs!
      Ross: Rach, she's got like three hairs.

    • Ross: You don't want to be one of those mothers who passes on her irrational fears to her child, do you?
      Rachel: Okay, I'll remember that the next time you freak out about a spider in your apartment.
      Ross: Oh yeah, that's the same. I'm sure there are thirty different species of poisonous swings!

    • Phoebe: And we don't want any recognition. This is completely anonymous.
      Mike: Completely anonymous. From two kind strangers.
      Phoebe: Mr. X and Phoebe Buffay.
      Charity guy: Well if you like, we can include your names in our newsletter.
      Mike: Not necessary.
      Phoebe: Buffay is spelled B-U-F-F-A-Y.
      Mike: And "X" is spelled, um... "Mike Hannigan".

  • Notes

    • International Episode Title:
      France: Celui qui bluffait l'assistante sociale (The One Who Messed Up With The Social Worker)
      Latin America: Padres Calificados (Quialified Parents)

    • This episode runs 24:37 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • Allusions

    • Chandler: (To Joey) We'll talk to you later, Bert. Everything's fine!
      Joey: Everything doesn't sound fine!
      Laura: Is he all right out there by himself?
      Chandler: Oh yeah! He has a caretaker. His older brother... Ernie.
      Laura: Bert and Ernie!
      Chandler: (Nervously) You can't make this stuff up!

      Bert and Ernie are a couple of Muppet friends on the popular children's TV show Sesame Street, performed by Muppeteers Steve Whitmire and Eric Jacobson. Originally created by Frank Oz and Jim Henson, Bert and Ernie have been entertaining childern all over the world since 1969.

    • Rachel: Yes, I was 4 years old and I was on the swing and then all of a sudden my hair got tangled in the chain. And to get me out my mom had to-had to cut a big chunk of my hair! (Crying) And it was uneven for weeks!
      Ross: (Sarcastically) And you made it through that? I wonder who's gonna play you in the movie!
      Rachel: Okay, fine! You can make fun of me. I do not want Emma going there. And I was thinking Claire Danes.

      Claire Danes is an American actress best known for her role as Juliet in the 1996 remake Romeo + Juliet and as Yvaine in the film Stardust.