On Emma's first birthday, Ross and Rachel convince everyone to delay their plans so they can attend her party, however plans go awry when Emma's birthday cake is revealed.



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On Emma's first birthday, Rachel won't let the party start until Emma gets up. Then the cake ends up looking like part of the male anatomy so Rachel & Ross go to New Jersey to get a new cake. When Ross and Rachel get back, the others are playing with Emma's toys. Written by Anonymous

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23 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Joey: Oh. I got it. Ok, everyone pick a number from one to ten. All right? Whoever gets the highest number gets to go first.
Monica: Ok, ten.
Joey: Okay, Monica picks ten, I call nine. Anyone else?
Phoebe: No, lets just draw straws.
Joey: Or... we could flip a coin, and then multiply the...
Chandler: I'm begging you stop.
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The One with the Cake
13 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

And another fun episode. It is Emma's first birthday! It is kind of sad how nobody besides Rachel thought of it as a big deal. Why would Phoebe have massage clients that day or Chandler and Monica a trip planned? Wouldn't people take a day off for something as special as the first birthday of their best friend's kid?

But this weird detail brought some fun in the episode! It was funny how Joey tried to keep them all in the apartment and yet wanted to leave for his audition. And how they had a contest of robotic toys race!

I also liked Phoebe's song and how she also tried to do dramatic reading since Joey's was so successful!

Ross trying to make the video and all the things his parents and friends were saying for Emma was awesome as well

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