Season 9 Episode 3

The One with the Pediatrician

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



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Mike and Joey are waiting for Phoebe and Mary Ellen, a boom mike 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. The next shot is of Monica then to goes back to Rachel and 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

    • Mike: Do you think maybe sometime we could... if you would want to...
      Phoebe: It's okay, you can say it.
      Mike: Would you want to go out sometime?
      Phoebe: Oh, you just caught me off guard! That would be nice.
      Joey: Look at this! My two best friends!

    • 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: 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.

    • 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 Mike) Wait, is your mom okay?
      Joey: Please, we're trying to have a conversation.

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

    • 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.

    • 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. (Pause) Ross still sees his pediatrician! (To Ross) I don't care!

    • 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 Pickings. So Cheesy? Whole Hog? It's going to be tough to keep Kosher in Tulsa.

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

    • Rachel: Just to be sure, I'm gonna call Dr. Wiener. (Joey laughs) Every time?
      Joey: (Shakes his head yes) Mmm hmm.

    • 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. Curse the name Weener. God that kills me!
      Phoebe: Look at you all grown up.

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

    • 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.

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

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

    • Nurse: Rossie? We're ready for you.
      Ross: (Embarrassed) Come on Ross, Jr. Time to go in. (The boy runs to his mother)
      Little girl: Mommy, what's wrong with that man?
      Ross: Hey, I helped you find Waldo!

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

    • 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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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."