Season 2 Episode 6

The One with the Baby on the Bus

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The guy who takes the condom back from Phoebe is later revealed to be her half-brother Frank.

    • Continuity: In "The One With Frank Jr." Rachel tells Phoebe that she's not supposed to bring cups out of Central Perk. However, in this episode, not only does Phoebe drink from a cup outside of Central Perk, but Rachel brings it out for her. Also, in "The One With A Chick And A Duck" Gunther (who was actually the person to tell Rachel that the cups weren't supposed to be brought out of the coffee place) brings out a cup of cocoa for Rachel (possibly because of his feelings for her).

    • Goof: In the scene where Chandler is telling Monica that it will be a long time before she has to deal with her own baby, Monica folds her arms. When the camera angle changes, her arms are down by her sides. When the angle pans back to Chandler, her arms are folded again.

    • Phoebe's Songs: "Shower Song"
      I'm in the shower and I'm writing a song
      Stop me if you've heard it.
      My skin is soapy, and my hair is wet,
      and Tegrin spelled backward is Nirget.
      Lather, rinse, repeat
      and lather, rinse, repeat
      and lather, rinse, repeat
      as needed.

      "I Play For Me"
      When I play, I play for me
      I don't need your charity
      La lalala lalalalalalala
      lalala lalala lalalalalalala....

      "Double-Jointed Boy"
      ...was the double, double, double-jointed boy.

      Stephanie knows all the chords.

      Terry's a jerk!
      And he won't let me work!
      And I hate Central Perk!
      You're all invited to bite me!

      "Smelly Cat"
      Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat,
      What are they feeding you?
      Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat,
      It's not your fault.

    • Trivia: In this episode we learn that Ross has a Ph.D.

    • Continuity: Phoebe knows guitar chords in this episode, but not in "The One with All the Resolutions" which is three years later.

    • Trivia: In the spinoff show Joey in the episode "Joey and the Book Club", Joey is seen singing "Angel of the Morning," the exact song Chrissie Hynde was singing at Central Perk.

    • Trivia: In this episode we learn that Joey has seven sisters.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode that Phoebe's song "Smelly Cat" is played.

    • Trivia: In this episode we learn that Ross is allergic to kiwi, lobster and peanuts.

  • Quotes

    • Becky: So what are you guys out doing today?
      Joey: Oh we're not out. No, no. We're just uh, two heterosexual guys, hanging with the son of our other heterosexual friend, doing the usual straight guy stuff.
      Chandler: You done?
      Joey: Yeah.
      Robin: Oh, there's our stop.
      Joey: Get outta here. This is our stop too.
      Becky: You guys live around here too?
      Joey: Oh, yeah, yeah, sure. We live in the building by the... uh... sidewalk.
      Chandler: You know it?

    • Ross: I hope Ben has a little sister.
      Monica: Yeah. I hope she can kick his ass.

    • Ross: Oh, man. Oh, remember when I stuck that broom in your bike spokes, and you flipped over and hit your head on the curb?
      Monica: No. But I remember people telling me about it.

    • Rachel: Well, people missed you in there. And in fact, there was actually a request for "Smelly Cat."
      Phoebe: Really? From who?
      Rachel: Well, from me. And I know it's not your big money song, but it's my favorite.

    • Joey: Oh, oh wait. That one's definitely Ben. Remember, he had that cute little mole by his mouth.
      Chandler: Yeah?
      Joey: Yeah.
      Chandler: Hey, Ben, remember us? Okay, the mole came off.
      Joey: Ah!

    • Rachel: Terry is a jerk, okay? That's why we're always saying "Terry's a jerk!" That's where that came from.

    • Phoebe: But, but this is my gig. This is where I play. My, my name is written out there in chalk. You know, you can't just erase chalk.

    • Joey: Are you okay, Ross?
      Ross: I don't know. What's in this pie?
      Monica: Uh, I don't know. Butter, eggs, flour, lime, kiwi--
      Ross: Kiwi? Kiwi? I thought it was a key lime pie.
      Monica: No I didn't, I said kiwi-lime. That's what makes it so special.
      Ross: And that's what's gonna kill me. I'm allergic to kiwi.

    • Ross: Ben loves you. He's just being Mr. Crankypants.
      Chandler: You know, I once dated a Miss Crankypants. Lovely girl, kinda moody.

    • Monica: What if my own baby hates me? Huh? What am I gonna do then?
      Chandler: Monica, will you stop? This is nuts. Do you know how long it's gonna be before you actually have to deal with this problem? I mean, you don't even have a boyfriend yet. (Awkward pause) Joey, she does not look fat.

    • Ross: Well, there's no way I'm gonna get a shot. Maybe they can take the needle and squirt it into my mouth, you know, like a squirt gun.

    • Ross: (Mumbling due to swollen tongue) Thumrthel, thubrthel thbhrth!
      Chandler: (To Joey) You understood that?
      Joey: My uncle had a really big tongue.
      Chandler: Is he the one with the really beautiful wife?

    • Ross: I just wanna thank you for being there for me today. And I'm sorry I, I almost broke your hand.
      Monica: That's ok. I'm sorry I poisoned you.

    • Chandler: (On pay phone) Come on, pick up, pick up! Hello? Transit Authority? Yes, hello. I'm doing research for a book, and I was wondering what someone might do if they left a baby on a city bus. Yes, I do realize that would be a very stupid character.
      (Hands phone to Joey)
      Joey: Hi, here's the deal. We lost a carseat on a bus today. It's white plastic, with a handle, and it fits onto a stroller. Oh, and there was a baby in it. (Hands the phone back to Chandler) He wants to talk to you again.

    • Monica: Is your tongue swelling up?
      Ross: Either that or my mouth is getting smaller.

    • Terry: Rachel, it's not that your friend is bad, it's ... it's that she's so bad, she makes me want to put my finger through my eye, into my brain, and swirl it around!
      Rachel: Okay ... so you're not a fan ...

    • Joey: (About flipping the coin) All right ... ducks are heads, because ducks ... have heads.
      Chandler: What kind of scary-ass clowns came to your birthday?

    • Caroline: I think it's great you guys are doing this.
      Chandler: Well, we are great guys.
      Caroline: You know, my brother and his boyfriend have been trying to adopt for three years. What agency did you two go through?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ross: Hey, how 'bout the time I cut the legs off your Malibu Ken?

      Malibu Ken, manufactured by Mattel toy company, was Malibu Barbie's boyfriend.