Friends: Season 10, Episode 9

The One with the Birth Mother (8 Jan. 2004)

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After Rachel confirms Joey is more mature in relationships, Phoebe presents him to another friend as date, Sarah, who fails alas to respect his primordial rule by touching food in his plate... See full summary »

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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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After Rachel confirms Joey is more mature in relationships, Phoebe presents him to another friend as date, Sarah, who fails alas to respect his primordial rule by touching food in his plate. Ross wants fashion advice for his date, so Rachel and Phoebe take him shopping, but after he left the choosing to professional buyer Rachel he accidentally ends up wearing her stuff, despite Joey's 'jealous' warning. Monica let the gang get her hopes up when Chandler and she fly to on adoption agency in Ohio. The pregnant mother, Erica, likes them- but only because their files got mixed up with a doctor and a female minister; Monica throws everything at playing the reverend part, but Chandler tells the truth, so Erica calls it off; Monica's pressing on only makes it worse, but Chandler explains privately... Written by KGF Vissers

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The city skyline used in the establishing shot when Monica and Chandler arrive in Ohio is Cincinnati. See more »

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When Rachel and Ross mix-up their bags after shopping, Ross mistakenly wears Rachel's shirt, thinking it is one that she picked out for him. However, it fits him perfectly and is obviously not in Rachel's size. See more »

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[to the woman whose baby Chandler and Monica want to adopt]
Chandler: My wife's an incredible woman. She's loving and devoted and caring. And don't tell her I said this, but the woman's always right... I love my wife more than anything in this world. And I... it kills me that I can't give her a baby... I really want a kid. And when that day finally comes, I'll learn how to be a good dad. But my wife... she's already there. She's a mother... without a baby... Please?
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One of the most immature, illogical and impossible episodes across all the series
22 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode has (at least) two completely illogical and impossible plot lines.

Rachel offers to help Ross with clothes shopping and Ross accidentally ended up with a bag of Rachel's clothes. And for some reason Rachel's clothes fit ROSS perfectly when he put them on, without even a slight stretch???

"Joey doesn't share food!" was to be something we suddenly discover about him in this episode, despite the fact that this was not true in about 30 previous episodes. And if that was exactly how things were and he didn't share food with babies or his friends or his dates and he didn't hide it, why did he not just tell his date that? Despite the glaring logical failures, however, the episode was not without its share of funny stuff.


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