Friends: Season 8, Episode 20

The One with the Baby Shower (25 Apr. 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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Monica gives a baby shower for Rachel, where the future mother will find out that she doesn't know to much about babies.

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Monica throws a baby shower for Rachel. The party is nice and everything goes well, until Phoebe tells Monica that there will be a stripper. Meanwhile, Joey is practicing for a casting to become the host of a new game show named Bamboozled. Ross and Chandler invite Joey to play basketball but he needs to practice for the casting and asks for some help. Chandler gets very uncomfortable because he feels like a fool, pretending to be a contestant, while Ross is enjoying it. Monica gets nervous because Rachel's mother arrives and she claims to have been invited in the last hour. Mrs Green tells Rachel that she will move with her for 8 weeks when the baby comes but Rachel doesn't like the idea and claims that she will be able to manage everything because has read some books. But when she opens her presents and sees all the strange items for newborn, she freaks out and concludes that indeed will need her mother's help. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance

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Rachel's two younger sisters Amy (Christina Applegate) and Jill (Reese Witherspoon) are not shown at Rachel's baby shower despite her mom (Marlo Thomas) telling Monica via telephone that they received their invitations. Monica told Rachel that they wouldn't make it. Rachel wasn't surprised "Shocking, a social event without booze and men" See more »

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Ross's answer "Queen Victoria" is incorrect. Queen Victoria holds the record as the longest reigning British monarch (that is monarch of any one of the historical or current kingdoms of the British Isles- England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Kingdom of Great Britain, or the United Kingdom and its successor states). She reigned from 1837 - 1901 as monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. She was never queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain (or "Great Britain") which existed from 1707 to 1800. The longest reigning monarch of Great Britain was George III, her uncle. See more »

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Joey: Wh-what's complicated? You spin the Wheel of Mayhem to go up the Ladder of Chance, you go past the Mudhut, through the Rainbow Ring to get to the Golden Monkey, you yank his tail, and Boom! you're in Paradise Pond!
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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The One with the Baby Shower
5 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The fun part of this show is to see Monica being teated badly. I always keep laughing from what a horrible person she is to the ones who love her and care for her but how she can't handle someone else not liking her. Phoebe on the other hand is nice to her friends but doesn't care of someone unfairly mistreats her. Was really fun to see Monica kissing ass

The whole bamboozled game was a great idea as well. Especially to see how they really got into it at the end It is such a silly game and yet they had a lot of fun. I also liked how Ross used it to test Rachel on her knowledge about being a mom. Made me laugh so hard at the last scene where he says that she will be a bad mother


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