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The One with the Baby on the Bus 

Joey and Chandler are left to babysit Ben when Monica takes Ross to the hospital. Meanwhile, Phoebe loses her singing gig at Central Perk to a professional singer.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Stephanie Schiffer
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Doctor Karl
Becky (as Jennifer Sommerfield)


Ross eats Monica's kiwi pie, and has an allergic reaction to it. Even though he hates injections, Monica takes him to the hospital, meaning Chandler and Joey have to take care of baby Ben. They use him to seduce women, but forget the baby on the bus, and go through the hassle of finding him again. In the meantime, a professional guitarist plays in Phoebe's spot in Central Perk, leading to her being jealous and to Rachel feeling bad about it. Written by Pruneau

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

2 November 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lea Thompson crosses over in her role from Caroline in the City (1995). The same night this episode aired, David Schwimmer appeared as Ross on The Single Guy (1995) and Matthew Perry appeared as Chandler on Caroline in the City (1995) (and also Jonathan Silverman from The Single Guy (1995)). See more »


Shadows of the crew and camera visible on Joey and Chandler as they attempt to talk to the girls on the bus, when it comes to a stop. See more »


[Dismissed from her gig at Central Perk, Phoebe is singing out in the street]
Phoebe: [singing angrily] When I play, I play for me! / I don't need your charity!
[a passerby throws money on Phoebe's guitar case]
Phoebe: [cheerfully] Thank you!
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I'm in the Shower and I'm Writing a Song
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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7 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this episode Plot In A Paragraph:Phoebe is devastated when she loses her singing gig at Central Perk to a professional singer. Joey volunteers himself and and Chandler to babysit Ben, when Monica takes Ross to the hospital after an allergic reaction. Of course he has an ulterior motive, and they take the baby cruising round New York looking for babes.

Whilst the Pheobe storyline takes up a lot of screen time and has the guest star, for me this episode is all about Joey and Chandler with Ben. Both Matthew Perry and Matt Le Blanc were superb, my only complaint (and this is nit picking) would Schwimmers acting at times is a little off, but that said faking an allergic reaction would have me looking awkward.... see I said it was nit picking

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