Season 9 Episode 3

The One with the Pediatrician

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 10, 2002 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rachel's pediatrician drops her as a client because she calls him incessantly (she thinks hiccups is emergency enough for 3AM)- so now she must find a new one. Chandler and Monica discuss Tulsa.

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  • Pheobe meets her future hubby.....

    well....i think this episode is just great.

    but i will only be focusing mainly on pheobe....

    Pheobe and Joey agree to find blind dates for each other...on the day of the date pheobe reminds joey and is excited! Joey forgot so he goes to the coffee shop and finds Mike hannigan and convinces him to come on this date....

    Pheobe finds out on the date that Joe forgot and got some random person and storms out.

    The Next day or so later Mike sees Pheobe in the coffee sop and asks her out after talking a bit...

    And they hit it off.....

    It is so sweet...moreless
  • This is by far the funnyest epsode eva

    This is so funny tht i was still alughing 2 hours after watching it and people kept thinking i was wired. the [ar t that i would recemend the funnest would be when joey ges in the coffee shop looking for some sone called Mike and just shouts out Mike in the middle of the shop, luckely he find someone.

    Later he goes on the date with phoebe and then Mike finally finds out where he knows joey form, joes tries to cover it up by saying that they are playing this game, phoebe catches on but realises that she likes Mike and doesnt care.

    Earlyer in the episode is also funny but not as funny as the Joey part, Rachel finds out that Ross still Goes to ee his perdiertrion that Ros said he was dead.

    If you want a fine episode of Friends then i would recemend this episode hands down.moreless
  • 903

    A very good installment of season nine. We've got some emotion, development and hilarity here, you run of the mill great season 9 episode. Phoebe was one of the only characters that remained consistent throughout the series and never was exaggerated (i.e. Monica, Joey, and Ross all exaggerated after season 6) In this episode we didn't see Monica taking Chandler for granted and basically she didn't undermine him like she usually does in the later seasons, and we got some great relationship development with Chandler going to Tulsa and Monica wanting to go with him. Her choosing the job over him was kind of disappointing, but I guess we can't have the show without Monica.

    Phoebe meets Mike based on coincidence when Joey sets up Phoebe with a random guy, soon to be soul mate which was ironic looking back on this episode. Ross seeing his pediatrician was hilarious and we've got great interactions from Ross & Rachel. Great episode overall, great installment.moreless
  • Phoebe finally meets her soul mate.

    Good episode! Joey looks for a Mike and finds one in the coffee house. Joey pretends he and Mike knew from high school and makes these jokes to make Mike look bad. He totally forgot about his date with that one girl and he doesn't even care. Ross is so funny when he meets that girl and he gets called in and asks for Ross Jr to find out the kid he said it to was the woman's he met. Lol. That was funny. Chandler goes to Tulsa with Monica still in New York because of her new job offer.moreless
  • One of the best from season nine.

    My favorite thing about this episode was the storyline with Chandler and Monica. It wasn't the funniest of storylines, but I thought it was sweet, interesting and charming. Initially Monica has no plans of staying in New York when Chandler goes to Tulsa, but when she is given a great job offer she can't help but accept it. I can understand why she chose to stay, it's not like Chandler is leaving to pursuit his dream carreer and it's a great chance for Monica to advance in hers. Chandler seems to realise this and accept it, in spite of an initial remark that while he is more important to her than her current job, he's less important than her new one. Monica however assures him before he leaves that he is the most important thing in her life, but this is just something she's got to do. The storyline brings a few laugh but also some feel-good moments.

    The storyline I thought was the second best in this episode was the one with Rachel's search for a new pediatrician. To be honest I didn't like most of it; I think it was just too ridiculous with Ross still seeing his pediatrician (and wanting a lollipop!) but there is one scene which really lifts it. The scene where Rachel keeps calling Dr. Weener in the middle of the night was hilarious, much thanks to the excellent comic performance by Jennifer Aniston. It's some of her best work, throughout the entire course of the show. The lines weren't that funny, but Aniston made them funny.

    The last storyline of the episode was okay, but not as good as the other two. It is however the first appearence of Phoebe's future husband. I felt the whole thing with Joey and Phoebe setting each other up on dates was kind of dull, and surely Joey would have fessed up before dragging along some guy he doesn't even know. I did however get a good laugh from the scene where Mike plays air piano.

Dedee Pfeiffer

Dedee Pfeiffer

Mary Ellen

Guest Star

Gregory White

Gregory White

Dr. Gettleman

Guest Star

Greta Sesheta

Greta Sesheta


Guest Star

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Mike Hannigan

Recurring Role

Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson

Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: When Joey knocks over Chandler's suitcase as he is saying his goodbyes, the suitcase is clearly empty.

    • Goof: When Mike and Joey are waiting for Phoebe and Mary Ellen, a boom mic is visible.

    • Continuity: In the previous episode Ross broke his thumb. Yet there is no mention of this and he has no cast.

    • Goof: In the scene where Rachel is talking to Monica about a doctor for Emma, Rachel moves the hair out of her face. There is a brief shot of Monica, but when it goes back to Rachel her hair is perfect again.

    • Goof: When Mary Ellen is having a martini, we can see her eating both the olives in her drink but in the next shot her glass is shown again with the two olives still in it.

    • Trivia: It was stated in this episode that Ross had a recurring nightmare that Monica was going to eat him and that he had to go to therapy for it.

    • Factual Error: Ross says there is a page with a circus in Where's Waldo, but the girl is really looking at Waldo on the beach. Also, that Waldo book does not even have a circus themed page in it.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Ross: You can't go... you're the glue that holds this group together.
      Chandler: (moved) Really?
      Ross: Not you... (points to Monica)

    • Rachel: Just to be sure, I'm gonna call Dr. Wiener.
      (Joey chuckles)
      Rachel: Every time?
      Joey: (nodding) Uh-huh.

    • Phoebe: It's so weird seeing Ross and Rachel with a baby. It's just so grown up.
      Joey: I know, yeah. I feel like we're all growing up. (thinking about it) A person named "Wiener." God, that kills me!
      Phoebe: Look at you all grown up.

    • Ross: Was there anything wrong with Emma?
      Rachel: Yes, of course there was! Okay? I'm not insane!
      Ross: What was it?
      Rachel: (after some hesitation) Hiccups.

    • Ross: I gotta get up early, and I'm not feeling well.
      Rachel: Oh my God, what do you have? Is it rubella? Because stay away from Emma, she has not had that shot!
      Ross: You know, it does feel rubella-like.

    • Rachel: (rasping into the phone in the middle of the night) Wiener! Wiener! Wiener!

    • Rachel: Oh, it's impossible to find a good doctor. I mean, how do you know the good ones from the ones who are going to push their penis against your knee?
      Monica: Excuse Me?
      Chandler: I know what she's talking about.

    • Rachel: I wonder why Ross said that he died?
      Monica: Oh, maybe he was getting him confused with his childhood therapist.
      Chandler: He saw a therapist?
      Monica: He used to have this recurring nightmare. It really freaked him out.
      Rachel: Wow, what was it?
      Monica: That I was going to eat him.

    • Joey: Just follow my lead. All you have to do is pretend to be Mike.
      Mike: I am Mike.
      Joey: Atta boy.

    • Chandler: I've got good news!
      Monica: You got out of the whole Tulsa thing?
      Chandler: Okay, I have news.

    • Chandler: (to Monica) Can I just say how much I appreciate you coming with me? When we get to Tulsa I'm taking you for a great dinner at "Slim Pickin's"... (Monica's clearly not interested) "So Cheesy"?... (still not buying) "Whole Hog"? (he reviews their options) It's gonna be tough to keep Kosher in Tulsa.

    • Phoebe: (to Mike) You know, it's so surprising that you and Joey have known each other for so long and I've never heard about you.
      Joey: Yeah, that's because we had a bit of a falling out. Mike hit my mom with a car.
      Mike: No, I didn't.
      Joey: That's okay Mike, I have forgiven you. And now we're friends again. Everything's great!
      Mary Ellen: (to Joey) Wait, is your mom okay?
      Joey: Please, we're trying to have a conversation.

    • Phoebe: Joey, why did you set me up with a stranger?
      Joey: I don't know, I just forgot. I'm so sorry.
      Mike: I'm sorry too. And just to be clear, I didn't hit his mom with a car.

    • Chandler: Honey, we're leaving tomorrow. You've still got a lot of packing to do.
      Monica: You're right. (she pauses) Maybe I shouldn't go.
      Chandler: What?
      Monica: Nancy told me about this job at this great restaurant, Javu. It's just a little outside of Tulsa.
      Chandler: How far outside?
      Monica: Manhattan.

    • Ross: Hey!
      Monica: How was the pediatrician?
      Rachel: Oh, I really liked him. (looks at Ross) Yeah, it was really, really, really good.
      Ross: You promised you wouldn't say anything.
      Rachel: I know. (can't hold it in) Ross still sees his pediatrician! (to Ross) I don't care!

    • Ross: He is a brilliant diagnostician.
      Chandler: Diagnostician or boo-boo fixer?

    • Phoebe: Why did you go along with it?
      Mike: Because I was told I'd get a free dinner... which I didn't. And that I'd meet a pretty girl... which I did.
      Phoebe: True.

    • Phoebe: Is anything you told me about yourself true?
      Mike: My name is Mike... and I do play piano.
      Phoebe: Oh, uh-huh, uh-huh. Prove it.
      Mike: There isn't a piano here.
      Phoebe: That wouldn't stand in the way of a true pianist.
      Mike: Okay. (gets up and mimics playing the piano)
      Phoebe: (impressed) You are really good!

    • Mike: Do you think that... maybe... sometime... I could, uh...
      Phoebe: It's okay. Go ahead, ask me out.
      Mike: Okay. Do you think, maybe, sometime I could take you out?
      Phoebe: Oh, you just caught me off guard! Um... Yes, that would be nice.
      Joey: (just arriving) Look at this! My two best friends!

    • Nurse: (in front of the woman Ross is interested in) Rossie? We're ready for you.
      Ross: (embarrassed, turns to a random little boy in the waiting room) Come on Ross, Jr., time to go in.
      Little Boy: Mommy! (runs to his mother)
      Little girl: Mommy, what's wrong with that man?
      Ross: (to the little girl) Hey, I helped you find Waldo!

  • NOTES (4)


    • Phoebe: I play a little guitar myself.
      Mike: Really? That's great, what kind of music do you play?
      Phoebe: Well, like acoustic folksy stuff, you know, but right now I'm working on a couple of Iron Maiden covers.
      Iron Maiden, formed in Britain in 1975, is one of the biggest heavy metal bands of all time, selling over 80 million albums world wide. They are known for songs such as "The Number of The Beast," "Fear of The Dark," and "Run To The Hills."