Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Embryos 

Phoebe's uterus is examined for implantation of the embryos. Meanwhile, a seemingly harmless game between Chandler and Joey against Monica and Rachel escalates into a full blown contest where the stakes are raised higher and higher.

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(as Kevin S. Bright)

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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Dr. Zane
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Storyline

Phoebe has accepted to host in her uterus the artificially inseminated child(ren) of her brother Frank and his older wife Alice Knight Buffay; the anxious wait for a pregnancy is rewarded. Meanwhile a display by Chandler and Joey how well they know Monica and Rachel by guessing the items in their shopping bag leads to a large-scale bet on a quiz, for which Ross makes the questions. It goes close, but the team captains pride and sense of competition brings Monica to accept Chandlers dare to up the stakes: either the boys' birds are ousted, or the girls must exchange their master apartment for the boys measly rooms- Rachels error in the last round enables a triumphant entry of the victors. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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15 January 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Monica's towel categories include: Beach, guest, fancy guest, old towels, bathroom, kitchen and every day use See more »

Goofs

The lightning round is supposed to last thirty seconds for each team, but the boys' round lasts over forty and the girls' almost sixty. See more »

Quotes

Chandler: [to Monica] If you win, we'll give up the birds.
[Joey makes a shocked sound]
Chandler: But if we win, we get your apartment!
Joey: Oooh!
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Are You in There Little Fetus?
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Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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One of the best
16 June 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the all time classic episodes of 'Friends', and deservedly so.

Not only does it allow the actors to really shine, there are also some brilliant lines in it along the way.

It also manages to combine both humour and heart, with the contest scenes being hilariously funny, and yet the scenes regarding the surrogacy being particularly heartfelt.

'Friends' is one of a few sitcoms that manage to combine both genres so effortlessly, and this is a fine example of that.

A great episode.


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