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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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Face To Face
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Stephen Lang, and Jamie Dunlap
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The One with the Birth Mother
15 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Monica is disgusting in this episode. Just like she usually is. Her trying to be a reverend to trick that girl into giving them her baby and not even agreeing with Chandler right away that it is wrong once again shows what a worthless human being she is. Chandler might have made a sweet speech at the end (good job writers), but this in no way can make one be happy that someone like her is happily married and will get a child. Well, Erika seems a little bit of a dumb character so this may explain her decision

Matthew Perry did a great job in this episode. Not just with the speech but also when he realizes Erika's mistake, you can see him struggling and feeling guilt. So well done!

The whole story of Joey doesn't make much sense yet it is the best story of the episode. Him being covered in chocolate cake when his date comes back and saying that he doesn't feel sorry is one of the funniest scenes in the episode


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