Season 1 Episode 2

The One with the Sonogram at the End

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Rachel's parents spent forty thousand dollars on her wedding.

    • Trivia: This episode is the first to show one of Chandler's patented speech patterns. Monica is fluffing a couch pillow because she doesn't want to give her parents "any more ammunition than they already have". Chandler remarks, "Yes, and we all know how cruel a parent can be about the flatness... of a child's pillow".

    • Trivia: When Rachel is in Barry's office and says, "You went on our honeymoon alone?", Barry responds, "No...". His back then turns to the camera as he walks to the chair. The boy in the chair says something, but his words are removed from the soundtrack and instead we hear (don't see) Barry saying, "I went with, uh...". Obviously, whatever the boy said wasn't as important as keeping Barry's speech continuous. It's also possible that the boy is responding to something Barry asked him, but since we can't see Barry's mouth it's hard to tell.

    • Trivia: This episode is the first to mention that Phoebe is a twin. It is later revealed that she has an identical twin sister named Ursula. Most viewers are already familiar with Ursula from the series "Mad About You" where, like Phoebe, she is played by Lisa Kudrow.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode to establish Monica's childhood obesity.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode to show Jack and Judy Geller favoring Ross over Monica, which becomes a running gag throughout the series.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode to reveal that Monica is a clean freak, which becomes a running gag throughout the series.

    • Trivia: The name of Carol's doctor is Dr. Oberman. In "The One Hundredth" one of Phoebe's doctors is also named Dr. Oberman.

    • Trivia: Ugly Naked Guy is mentioned for the first time in this episode. This guy lives in an apartment in an adjacent building, which can be seen directly from Monica's apartment. He is mentioned a number of times throughout the show's first five seasons.

    • Trivia: In Monica and Rachel's living room, there is a different lamp on the coffee table compared with the one from the first episode.

    • Goof: When Rachel begins to look for her ring under the couch, Monica mentions eating ice cream while holding a spray bottle and towel. The bottle disappears then reappears in her hand before the conversation is concluded.

    • Trivia: In the opening credits of the cast in the fountain, they all open umbrellas. If you look closely the colors allude to early relationships. Ross and Rachel are both holding red umbrellas and are the first love interests. Joey and Chandler are both holding blue umbrellas and are roommates. Monica and Pheobe are both holding yellow umbrellas and were roommates before anyone else.

    • Trivia: An entire month has passed since the pilot episode.

  • Quotes

    • Monica: What you guys don't understand is, for us, kissing is as important as any part of it.
      Joey: Yeah, right... (sees the girls all staring at him) You're serious?
      Phoebe: Oh, yeah.
      Rachel: Everything you need to know is in that first kiss.
      Monica: Absolutely.
      Chandler: Yeah, I think for us, kissing's pretty much like an opening act, y'know? ...I mean, it's like the stand-up comedian you have to sit through before... Pink Floyd comes out.
      Ross: Yeah, and, and it's not that we don't like the comedian, it's just that that's... that's not... why we bought the ticket.
      Chandler: You see, the problem is though, after the concert's over, no matter how great the show was, you girls are always... looking for the comedian again. Y'know, I mean, we're in the car, fighting traffic, basically... just trying to stay awake.
      Rachel: Yeah, well, word of advice... bring back the comedian, otherwise next time you're gonna find yourself sittin' at home listenin' to that album... alone. (high-fives Monica)
      Joey: (aside to Ross) Are we still talking about sex?

    • Ross: So what's new? Still...
      Carol: ...a lesbian?
      Ross: Well... you never know...

    • Monica: (cleaning frantically) Whose little ball of paper is this?
      Chandler: Oh, that would be mine... See, I wrote a note to myself, then I realized I didn't need the note, so I balled it up and... now I wish I was dead.

    • Chandler: Yes, and we all know how cruel a parent can be about the flatness... of a child's pillow.

    • Phoebe: Monica you're scaring me. You're getting all chaotic and twirly... and not in a good way.

    • Monica: (about her parents favoring Ross over her) That's because as far as my parents are concerned, Ross can do no wrong. Ya see, he's the "Prince". Apparently they had some big ceremony before I was born.

    • Rachel: (panicked, thinking she has lost her ring) Has anybody seen my engagement ring?
      : Yeah. It's beautiful.

    • Rachel: (fearing that she's lost Barry's engagement ring) Oh, like I wasn't dreading tomorrow enough, having to give it back to him... "Hi Barry! Remember me? I'm the girl in the veil who stomped on your heart in front of your entire family!" Oh, God... and now I'm gonna have to return the ring, without the ring... which makes it so much harder.

    • Joey: Alright, when'd ya have it on last?
      Phoebe: Doy! Probably right before she lost it!
      Chandler: You don't get a lot of "doy" these days.

    • Monica: (about Carol's pregnancy) What does she mean by... "involved"?
      Chandler: I mean, presumably, the biggest part of your job is done!
      Joey: ...and the most enjoyable! (when no one is amused) Phoebe, say somethin'!

    • Ross: They want me to go down to this sonogram thing with them tomorrow. Remember back when life was simpler and she was just a lesbian?
      Chandler: Ah, those were the days.

    • Monica: I know this is going to sound unbelievably selfish on my part, but, were you planning on bringing up the whole "baby-lesbian" thing? ...because I think it might take some of the heat off me.

    • Jack: (about Rachel's parents) I'm not going to tell you what they spent on that wedding, but forty thousand dollars is a lot of money.

    • Judy: (about Rachel) Well, at least she had the chance to leave a man at the altar.
      Monica: What's that supposed to mean?
      Judy: Nothing... It's an expression.
      Monica: No, it's not.
      Jack: Don't listen to your mother. You're independent and you always have been. Even when you were a kid--and you were chubby and you had no friends--you were just fine! ...and you would read alone in your room... and your puzzles...
      Look, there are people, like Ross, who need to shoot for the stars--with his museum and his papers getting published. Other people are satisfied with staying where they are. I'm telling you, these are the people who never get cancer. They're happy with what they have, they're basically content, like... cows.

    • Ross: Look, I, uh... I realize you guys have been wondering what exactly happened between Carol and me, and, so, well... here's the deal... Carol's a lesbian... she's living with a woman named Susan... she's pregnant with my child... and she and Susan are going to raise the baby.
      Judy: (turning to Monica, incredulously) ...and you knew about this?

    • Monica: Chandler, you're an only child, right? didn't have any of this.
      Chandler: Well no.... although I did have an imaginary friend, who... my parents actually preferred.

    • Ross: (picks up a surgical instrument that resembles a duck's bill) Quack, quack. Quack quack. Quack.
      Carol: Ross, that opens my cervix.

    • Ross: (discussing baby names) How 'bout, um... how 'bout "Julia"?
      Carol: (considering it) Julia...
      Susan: We agreed on "Minnie".
      Ross: Funny, um... (gestures to Carol) we agreed we'd spend the rest of our lives together... things change... roll with the punches...

    • Barry: I really wanted to thank you.
      Rachel: Okay...
      Barry: See, about a month ago I wanted to hurt you... more than I've ever wanted to hurt anyone in my life--and I'm an orthodontist.

    • Rachel: (on the phone) Hi Mindy. Hi, it's Rachel. Yeah, fine. I saw Barry today. Uh, yeah, yeah, he told me. No, well it's okay. Really. It's okay, really. I hope you two are very happy. I really do... And Min'... y'know, if everything works out and you guys end up getting married and having kids and everything...? I just hope they have his old hairline and your old nose!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Carol: Marlon...
      Ross: Marlon?!
      Carol: ...if it's a boy, Minnie if it's a girl.
      Ross: in Mouse?
      Carol: As in my grandmother.
      Ross: Still, you, you say Minnie, you hear Mouse.
      Minnie Mouse is a fictional character from the Mickey Mouse world created by Walt Disney, that is featured in animated cartoons, comic strips, and comic books by The Walt Disney Company.

    • Joey: (about the sonogram) What are we supposed to be seeing here?
      Chandler: I don't know. But I think it's about to attack the Enterprise.
      Enterprise refers to the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) from the show Star Trek, as well as the first 6 Star Trek movies.

    • Chandler: I think for us kissing is like an opening act, y'know? It's like the stand-up comedian you have to sit through before Pink Floyd comes in.
      Pink Floyd is an English progressive rock band know for such albums as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. One of the most successful rock bands, Pink Floyd has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.

    • Rachel: I know I had it this morning, and I know I had it when I was in the kitchen with...
      Chandler: ...Dinah?

      Chandler is quoting the American folk song "I've Been Working On the Railroad."

    • Susan: Oh, please! What's wrong with Helen?
      Ross: Helen Geller? I don't think so.
      Ross objects to his kid being called Helen Geller because of the similarity to Helen Keller, a famous deaf and blind woman. Helen's inspirational life has been depicted many times, most notably in the 1919 film Deliverance in which both Helen and her teacher Annie Sullivan play themselves.

    • Phoebe: Y'know, it's even worse when you're twins.
      Rachel: You're twins?
      Phoebe: Yeah. We don't speak. She's like this high-powered, driven career type.
      Chandler: What does she do?
      Phoebe: She's a waitress.
      When Phoebe mentions that her sister Ursula is a waitress it is a reference to Lisa Kudrow's character Ursula Buffay on Mad About You, who will make appearances throughout the series starting with "The One With Two Parts (1)".

    • Chandler: Oh, I think this is the episode of Three's Company where there's some kind of misunderstanding.
      Phoebe: Then I've already seen this one.
      This is a reference to the TV show, Three's Company, where Jack, played by John Ritter, pretends he is gay in order to live with two girls, played by Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers. This abnormal living situation lead to a misunderstanding in every episode.

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