"Friends" The One with the Birth (TV Episode 1995) Poster

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Guest-performer Leah Remini auditioned for the role of Monica.
June Gable (Estelle Leonard) appeared in in Friends: The One with the Birth (1995), as the nurse.
Ross mentions that Cody and Dylan were options for the name of Carol and Ross's son. The child who ends up playing their son, Cole Sprouse, plays Cody on the hit Disney show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Dylan is the name of his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse who was also on the same Disney show. He also mentions Julian. Cole and Dylan Sprouse are both in Big Daddy (1999) playing Julian.
During the episode Rachel hits on Carol's obstetrician, who is played by Jonathan Silverman. Later in the series, Rachel's favorite movie is announced as Weekend at Bernie's (1989), which stars Jonathan Silverman.
The nurse who tends to Leah Remini's character in this episode is played by June Gable. She will later play Estelle, Joey's agent, in future episodes.
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Three days before the 16th anniversary of this episode's original air date, 'David Schwimmer' became a father in real life.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Monica mentions wanting a baby and eventually comments on her jealousy of some woman with twins. In the series finale, she adopts newborn twins.
Chandler and Monica fight about Monica not being married. Later in the series, the two marry.
It could be argued that Ben is actually named in honor of Phoebe, due to the clothing she wears at a key scene in this episode.

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