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The One with the Home Study 

Monica and Chandler nervously prepare for a visit from an adoption worker. Phoebe and Mike keep changing their minds about donating their wedding money to charity. Ross fights Rachel's fear of swings.

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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Ross refuses to allow Rachel to pass on her irrational fear of playground swings to their daughter since her hair got caught in one and, 'far worse,' had to be cut off unevenly. He takes them both to the park where he has to face his fear of spiders in exchange for getting get Rachel to try a swing it after seeing Emma enjoy it. Monica thoroughly clears away everything that might scare off Laura, the social worker from the adoption agency, but Joey, who promised to turn up in case she's impressed by a TV 'celebrity', once dated Laura and never called back as he always falsely promises... Meanwhile After trying on Monica's veil, Phoebe changes her mind about having donating her wedding day budget to the New York Children's Fundand so drags groom Mike along to seduce the foundation's clerk she supposes is gay to convince him into refunding, then feels guilty again... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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13 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Monica and Chandler have placed out several books around the apartment, presumably to show off a cultural side to them to the social worker. One of the prominent books is "The Photo Book", published by Phaidon. Whilst being a highly cultural and popular book, it seems unlikely that Monica would place it out given it contains, amongst other images, photos from crime scenes and of nudes. Whilst not "porn", it seems like an oversight given the amount of times she mentions removing Chandler's porn so the social worker wouldn't see it. See more »

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Dr. Ross Geller: Look, I'm sorry to hear about your tragedy, ok? But the swings are perfectly safe, and, besides, Emma loves them. You know what? You should come with us and you'll see!
Rachel Green: Ross, those things go like forty miles an hour! There's a moment when you're at the top when you just don't know if you're gonna retun back to earth!
Dr. Ross Geller: Space *is* filled with orbiting children...
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The One with the Home Study
14 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A very funny story with the social worker. I like how Joey tries to get in while Chandler tries to not let the woman know that it is Joey. And I also love how Joey pretends like it was her that never called him. His "Do you know how many women I had to sleep with to get over you?" was an absolutely brilliant line!

The story of Mike and Phoebe isn't so bad either. It is just sad to see Phoebe like that, she sure got influenced by Monica to be selfish and care about her wedding day more than the kids. Phoebe in the past would have never done that. but it did end up in a pretty funny story, especially since their donation was even rejected at the end


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