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The One with Mrs. Bing 

Chandler's flamboyant romance-novelist mother comes to visit, and Joey catches her kissing Ross. Meanwhile, Monica and Phoebe fight over a guy in a coma.

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Chandler's popular, best-selling author mom, Nora Tyler Bing, announces on Jay Leno's show that her book tour's next stop is New York, and she gets the chance to see her son. Turning up in the Big Apple, she takes all the friends to a restaurant and encourages fan Rachel to try writing similarly cheap-steamy 'romantic formula' novels. She observes Ross' frustration about Rachel, assures him Paolo is not a hero that stays in the story to the end, unlike him, and somehow they kiss. Joey observes this who feels obliged to defend his mom Gloria's sex-appeal as equal, if you imagine her before producing seven children. Joey shames Ross into confessing the kiss to Chandler, who is irate and reads the riot act. Meanwhile Phoebe encouraged Monica to whistle to a hunk they saw walking on the street, which causes him to be hit by an ambulance and fall into a coma. They fantasize about him being the perfect boyfriend and compete to be the one to take care of him, hoping he'll wake up like a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Chandler comments that his mother is a "Freudian nightmare." Subsequently, Ross and Chandler both get into one Freudian Slip each: Ross refers to Mrs. Bing and Chandler refers to Ross. See more »

Goofs

When a person is in a coma, he'd have a lot more hooked up to him than this man in a coma does, especially a catheter. Phoebe points out that Monica changed his pajamas. This would not have been possible for her to do since he would have a catheter in. See more »

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[after catching Ross kissing Chandler's mother in front of the male bathroom]
Joey: I'll just go pee in the street.
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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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My Guy
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Written by Smokey Robinson
Performed by Mary Wells
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Friends: The One with Mrs. Bing (#1.11)
2 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PLOT: Chandler's popular, best-selling author mom, Nora Tyler Bing, announces on Jay Leno's show that her book tour's next stop is New York, and she gets the chance to see her son. Turning up in the Big Apple, she takes all the friends to a restaurant and encourages fan Rachel to try writing similarly cheap-steamy 'romantic formula' novels. She observes Ross' frustration about Rachel, assures him Paolo is not a hero that stays in the story to the end, unlike him, and somehow they kiss. Joey observes this who feels obliged to defend his mom Gloria's sex-appeal as equal, if you imagine her before producing seven children. Joey shames Ross into confessing the kiss to Chandler, who is irate and reads the riot act. Meanwhile Phoebe encouraged Monica to whistle to a hunk they saw walking on the street, which causes him to be hit by an ambulance and fall into a coma. They fantasize about him being the perfect boyfriend and compete to be the one to take care of him, hoping he'll wake up like a fairy tale prince.

Well, we've heard so much about them, and we finally met her, the iconic Mrs. Bing. The episode is of course funny, and a great episode.


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