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The One Where Emma Cries 

Rachel doesn't know what to do so Emma will stop crying and Monica is the only one who can make her stop. Chandler is very tired and falls asleep during a very important meeting which results in Chandler agreeing to being transferred.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Ms. McKenna (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)


Rachel is home, Emma is crying and Rachel doesn't know what to do. Phoebe and Monica are helping her, but nothing works to calm down Emma. Meanwhile, Chandler is falling asleep at work, because he has been suffering from insomnia. Chandler falls asleep when his boss is asking about who will take a new position in Tulsa. She asks Chandler about it, but as he was sleeping he says yes after waking up, without knowing what is going on. Ross is angry with Joey because of the mix up with proposing and he is ignoring Joey. Meanwhile, Monica calms down Emma, talking to her gently and singing her. Rachel is surprised and Phoebe is anxious to leave. Chandler arrives at Ross's apartment with news for Monica: they're moving to Tulsa. Of course, Monica gets angry but she can't yell with Emma sleeping. Joey tries anything to make up with Ross, even telling Ross that he is allowed to punch him on the face. Ross does try to hit Joey on the face, but he ducks and Ross breaks his thumb, hitting a steal... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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3 October 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although in this episode Ross says his birthday is October 18th, in episode 4x05 "The One with Joey's New Girlfriend", when Gunther says he is writing down his friends' birthday dates Ross says his is in December, we don't get to hear which day because he is then interrupted by Gunther See more »


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Monica Geller-Bing: It worked!
Monica Geller-Bing: Oh, baby, baby, baby; Oh, baby, baby, baby.
Phoebe Buffay: You must be a *fireball* in bed!
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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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The One Where Emma Cries
5 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The scene with Ross and Joey at the coffee place is the absolute winner. Whenever I watch it I laugh so much it almost makes me cry. I love Joey's use of quotations, how he convinces Ross to punch him and then gets out of the way so it makes Ross break a thumb, how he then punches him when trying to explain that this was a reflex. Very well written and acted. Gunther's smiling face when Ross is in pain was very amusing as well.

And Chandler was very funny as well. Both how he fells asleep and wakes up holding his coworkers hand. And also how he talks to his boss and this conversation is a total failure because he messes it up so much.

I just didn't like how Monica asks him if he is gay because he likes a musical. I do think that Friends was very good at trying to make homosexuality look like a normal thing that it is. But moments like this are just unnecessary because they promote stereotypes. Why would only gay men like musicals? Why is it not OK for a straight guy to like it?

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