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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Jorge Luis Abreu ...
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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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During the interview with Erica (the birth mother) and Chandler and Monica, Erica hands them a sonogram photo. It would have shown two babies on the ultrasound photo, but obviously we know that Erica wasn't aware that it was twins, and neither Chandler nor Monica realized it was twins until the doctor said "the other one will be coming soon". It's possible that Erica might not have realized from the photo that there were two babies, but Chandler and Monica are educated, smart people, and surely would have noticed if there had been two babies in the ultrasound photo. See more »

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Phoebe Buffay: So Joey's out with my friend the other night and she reaches over and takes some of his fries...
Rachel Green: Oh, no.
Phoebe Buffay: You know about the plate thing?
Rachel Green: Oh, yeah. Joey doesn't share food. I remember the other day it was breakfast and I had some grapes on my plate.
Phoebe Buffay: [to Joey] You wouldn't let her share a grape?
Rachel Green: Oh, no, not me. Emma.
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Written by Marius Constant
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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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