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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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Adoption Agency Worker
Jorge Luis Abreu ...


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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Jim O'Heir later acted in Parks and Recreation with Chris Pratt who is Anna Faris's husband. See more »


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 »


Joey: [seeing he and Ross are wearing the same shirt] Stupid Gap on every corner!
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Monica and Chandler go to Ohio!
7 May 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Monica and Chandler are going to Ohio to the adoption interview, and they meet Erica, the lady who is pregnant. Erica said that she liked their application, but she thinks that Monica is a reverend and Chandler is a doctor. Monica wants to adopt this baby whatever it takes, but Chandler thinks it is wrong to lie to Erica.

Joey set up a date with Phoebe's friend, Sarah. Phoebe didn't like the idea of introducing them, since Joey always slept with her friends and never called them back, but Joey promises that Sarah will be different. Joey enjoys Sarah company, but he gets irritated when Sarah takes his food from his plate, since ''Joey doesn't share food''.

Ross wants to look cool for Joan, a woman he has a date. She works for Hugo Boss and already said that didn't like Ross' way of dress, so Phoebe invites him to go with her and Rachel to shop. Rachel helps Ross to buy some new clothes, but she took one of Ross' bags by mistake, making him wear a woman's shirt she bought for herself.

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