Friends: Season 9, Episode 2

The One Where Emma Cries (3 Oct. 2002)

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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)
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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Emma is actually Ross's first daughter and second kid See more »


In the hospital when completing the form, Ross says his birthday is on October 18th. In episode 4, season 1, when Joey and Chandler give him the game tickets as a birthday gift on October 20th, he says his birthday was seven months ago. See more »


[upon seeing the big, stuffed animal]
Rachel Green: There's what every mother needs. A giant, stuffed gorilla that takes up the entire apartment. What are people think...
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Rachel Green: Oh you guys, I love it!
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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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The One With "Big Butts And I Can Not Lie"...
31 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's really funny. I love every aspect of it.

In this episode, Emma is constantly crying and no one can stop it. Rachel can't figure out how to get her to stop. Eventually, Ross sings, "I like big butts and I can not lie" and it makes Emma smile. Yes, a baby likes rap that's offensive to woman with giant asses. When Rachel finds out, she's furious. But later, when she desperate for silence, she sings the song herself. Meanwhile, Chandler is suffering from insomnia and falls asleep at work. Whilst asleep at work, he accidentally takes a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And when he has to tell Monica, he gets very nervous. Ross is still mad at Joey because of the proposal mix-up. Get over it, dude. It wasn't his fault. Technically, it was Rachel's, because she assumed Joey was proposing and she said yes. But you're not mad at her, are you? Douche. Joey says to Ross that he can punch him in the face, but Joey moves his head, as a reflex. And Ross punches a metal pole instead. Good, it's what he deserves.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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