Friends: Season 8, Episode 15

The One with the Birthing Video (7 Feb. 2002)

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During Valentine's Day, Chandler discovers the miracle of birth seeing an extremely graphic video.



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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)


It's Valentine's Day, and everyone wants to spend it romantically. Monica wonders whether to choose red or black lingerie and gets an opinion from her brother! Phoebe leaves a video tape for Rachel, with a very suggestive title, so she can appreciate the miracle of birth from an extremely graphic point of view. When Chandler arrives he sees the video on the table and reading the title he thinks that is a porn movie from Monica for Valentine's Day. When he sees the video, he is impressed by the scene of a woman having a baby. Meanwhile, Phoebe gives Joey a happy dog for one day, in order to help him with his depression about Rachel's moving. Ross continues to have communication problem with Mona, as she doesn't know that Rachel is living now with Ross. Things got even more complicated when Mona arrives to celebrate Valentines Day with Ross, and sees Rachel quite settled there. Rachel leaves them alone, and goes to Monica and Chandler's department, where she sees the birthing video and ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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7 February 2002 (USA)  »

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When Rachel is watching the birthing video with Monica and Chandler, she lifts her hands to her face and the ring seen on her right ring finger is Jennifer Aniston's engagement ring from Brad Pitt See more »


When Chandler shows the birthing video to Monica, as it starts, the tape is actually on the table. See more »


[Chandler has just watched a woman giving birth on tape]
Chandler: Before this, the most disturbing thing I ever saw was my dad doing tequila shots off the pool boy. Now, I'd gladly use that image as my screensaver.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »


Performed by Alicia Keys
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The One with the Birthing Video
3 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The greatest part of this episode is the end of Mona and Ross's relationship. Not because I disliked her, although I must say she was a pretty dull character, but because it went in such a funny way. When she said how funny it would be if she would come back and find out that her boyfriend lives with his pregnant ex wife! How true. Or when Ross said he actually judges her for not breaking up sooner

I really liked the dog Phoebe brought for Joey. He was very cute and well trained

And we also got a great cliffhanger when Joey tells Ross that it is Rachel he has feelings for right before Ross exits. Makes one wait for the next episode

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