Friends (1994–2004)
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The One Where Emma Cries 

Chandler, having trouble getting enough sleep at home, falls asleep in a meeting and accidentally agrees to run his company's Tulsa office.


Sheldon Epps


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Janet Hubert ... Ms. McKenna (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)


Rachel is home, Emma is crying and Rachel doesn't know what to do. Phoebe and Monica are helping her, but nothing works to calm down Emma. Meanwhile, Chandler is falling asleep at work, because he has been suffering from insomnia. Chandler falls asleep when his boss is asking about who will take a new position in Tulsa. She asks Chandler about it, but as he was sleeping he says yes after waking up, without knowing what is going on. Ross is angry with Joey because of the mix up with proposing and he is ignoring Joey. Meanwhile, Monica calms down Emma, talking to her gently and singing her. Rachel is surprised and Phoebe is anxious to leave. Chandler arrives at Ross's apartment with news for Monica: they're moving to Tulsa. Of course, Monica gets angry but she can't yell with Emma sleeping. Joey tries anything to make up with Ross, even telling Ross that he is allowed to punch him on the face. Ross does try to hit Joey on the face, but he ducks and Ross breaks his thumb, hitting a steal... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

3 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although in this episode Joey claims to Ross he does not get the "quotation mark/inverted comas" gesture, in Friends: The One with Rachel's Date (2001), when Ross refers to Kash as "an actor" accompanying it by the same gesture, Joey takes offense and - clearly understanding the gesture -makes it himself. It is one of the many inconsistencies in the friends' mythology and character bios. See more »


Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe are looking at Emma in the bassinet and she has on a pink hat and has a hospital blanket around her. A few seconds later when Rachel picks her up, Emma is wearing a different hat and has a different blanket. See more »


[upon seeing the big, stuffed animal]
Rachel Green: There's what every mother needs. A giant, stuffed gorilla that takes up the entire apartment. What are people think...
[reading the tag, clearly not happy]
Rachel Green: Oh you guys, I love it!
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

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Funniest episode
3 October 2019 | by anapunongbayanSee all my reviews

This had me rolling on the floor laughing. The line exchanges and timing will have you crack up one after another.

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