Season 2 Episode 6

The One with the Baby on the Bus

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



  • Trivia

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

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

    • Continuity: Phoebe knows the names of guitar chords in this episode, but not in "The One with All the Resolutions" three years later when she's teaching Joey to play the guitar.

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

  • Quotes

    • Monica: (after Ben cries when she holds him) Maybe it's me...
      : Don't be silly... Ben loves you. He's just being Mr. Crankypants.
      Chandler: Y'know, I once dated a Miss Crankypants. Lovely girl... kinda moody.

    • Monica: (because Ben cries whenever she picks him up) 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.

    • Joey: (to Ross who's choking) Are you okay, Ross?
      Ross: I don't know... (groans) What's in this pie?
      Monica: Uh, I dunno, um... butter and eggs and flour and... lime and kiwi--
      Ross: Kiwi?! Kiwi?! You said 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!

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

    • 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?

    • Terry: (about Phoebe's singing) 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...

    • Caroline: (to Joey and Chandler who are babysitting Ben) 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?

    • Phoebe: (to Rachel after Terry hires a professional singer) But, but this is my gig! This is where I play! My, my name is written out there in chalk! Y'know, you can't just erase... chalk...

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

    • Ross: (to Monica at the doctor's for his allergic reaction) Well, there'th no way I'm gonna get a shot. Maybe they can take the needle, y'know and thquirt it into my mouth, y'know, like a thquirt gun.

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

    • Chandler: (on a 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.
      (Chandler hands the 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.

    • (At the Bus Depot, the guys are trying to decide which of two babies is Ben)
      : 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!

    • (Chandler and Joey have to decide which of two babies is Ben; one has duck designs on his clothing and the other has clowns)
      Joey(about to flip a coin) Okay, uh... ducks is heads, because ducks... have heads.
      Chandler: What kind of scary-ass clowns came to your birthday?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ross: Hey, how 'bout the time I cut the legs off your Malibu Ken?
      Malibu Ken, manufactured by the Mattel toy company, was Malibu Barbie's boyfriend.