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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Episode complete credited cast:
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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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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Rachel starts to live with Ross
17 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rachel is living with Ross, but Joey still likes her. Ross still didn't tell Mona that Rachel is living with him, but when he tries to talk to her about the new, she shows how much she would disapprove if Rachel and him were always together, what makes him not to tell her anything. (The way she will find out is the worst of all!)

Phoebe brings a dog from her friend Wendy to let Joey better. Phoebe says that the dog is the happiest dog in the world, but Joey is so depressed that he lets the dog down.

Phoebe brings a tape for Rachel and she lets it in Monica's apartment. The tape has the name ''Candy and Cookie'', and shows one of her friends in labor. Chandler takes the tape thinking that is a porn that Monica gave him for Valentine's, but he stays totally shocked when he sees it. (He also shows to Monica, who stays shocked like him!)

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