Season 10 Episode 7

The One with the Home Study

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



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Mike and/or Phoebe must have had an incredible year financially if they can afford a fancy wedding or significant donation to charity--not to mention recent vacations to Barbados. Less than a year ago in "The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work", Phoebe basically had to steal Joey's coffee and muffin because she and Mike were so broke.

    • Trivia: Ross says that his next wedding is going to take place "in Hawaii at sunset". That is very close to the fantasy wedding Rachel came up with in Season 8's "The One in Massapequa".

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

    • Goof: When Monica tells Laura, the adoption lady, that she can check under the furniture for porn and cigarettes, Laura starts talking again but her mouth isn't moving until the camera switches angles.

    • Continuity: The veil that Monica wants to loan Phoebe is not the one she wore for her wedding.

    • Goof: When Rachel is talking about her fear of swings in her apartment to Ross, she says, "Alright, well if you must know, I had a traumatic swing incident when I was little". As she begins the sentence, we are seeing her from behind. When the camera switches to a shot of her face, we see that she did not speak the first part of the sentence and just begins with "I had a traumatic swing incident...". The first part of the sentence, "Alright, well if you must know...", was clearly dubbed in post production. Perhaps the producers felt that the original statement began too abruptly.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: (to Phoebe as she and Mike plan their wedding) There's no way around it, Pheebs, you're just gonna have to accept the fact that this is gonna cost you a lot of money.
      Mike: I heard that weddings are like a forty-billion-dollar-a-year industry.
      Ross: Yeah, and I'm responsible for just, like, half of that.

    • Phoebe: (to Mike) 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 gotta say you guys, that's an incredible gesture.
      Chandler: (to Ross) Maybe you do that next time you get married.
      Ross: No-no-no... The next time's gonna be Hawaii at sunset... But maybe the time after that.

    • Phoebe: (when making their donation to a children's charity) ...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".

    • 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: So, uh... what are you gonna 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: (about swings) Ross, those things go like forty 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.

    • 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!

    • Monica(about Phoebe) 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.

    • Rachel: (to Ross as he puts Emma on the swing) Watch her hair! Watch her hair!!
      Ross: Rach', she's got, like, three hairs.

    • Monica: (to the adoption social worker) 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 shock) Oh, relax, I didn't say the F-word!

    • 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 fears.
      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...

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

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

    • Monica: (just off the phone) 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, and someone tells us there's a baby waiting for us. (hugs Chandler) Ohhh...
      (The phone rings)
      Chandler: (answering the phone expectantly) Hello?! (to Monica) Have you seen Joey's bat?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      France: Celui qui bluffait l'assistante sociale (The One Who Messed Up with the Social Worker)
      Latin America: Padres Calificados (Qualified Parents)

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

  • Allusions

    • Chandler tells Laura that Joey is a guy named "Bert" and that he has a brother named "Ernie".
      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: (about who will play her in a movie) ...I was thinking Claire Danes.
      Claire Danes is an American actress who played Juliet in the 1996 remake Romeo + Juliet and Yvaine in the film Stardust. She is probably best known as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series Homeland.

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