Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Birth 

As Carol goes into labor; Ross and Susan argue, Rachel flirts with Carol's doctor, and Joey assists a pregnant single mother.



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Episode cast overview:
... Rachel Green
... Monica Geller
... Phoebe Buffay
... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
... Chandler Bing
... Dr. Ross Geller
... Dr. Franzblau
... Carol Willick
... Susan Bunch
... Lydia
June Gable ... Nurse
... Roy
Jackie Bright ... The Janitor


When Ross' ex wife Carol is rushed to the hospital to have their baby, all the friends come along, but prove less then helpful. Rachel only has eyes for the unmarried obstetrician; Chandler and Monica worry if time is passing by for them to find partners and become parents. When Joey has an argument with a single pregnant woman, he finds himself the only available birth coach. After Carol throws Ross and her lesbian life-partner Susan out for bickering, Phoebe manages, while lecturing the pair, to lock all three of them in a janitorial closet. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

11 May 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Three days before the 16th anniversary of this episode's original air date, 'David Schwimmer' became a father in real life. See more »


At 19:12 on DVD version Susan says, "Look at that," but Carol has a bed sheet covering her, so there is no way to Susan look the baby. See more »


Ross: I don't believe this, she could be giving birth in a cab!
Rachel: Oh Ross, relax. It's probably like $2 for the first contraction and then 50 cents each additional contraction.
[Ross glares at her]
Rachel: What? It's Ok when Chandler does it?
Chandler: You have to pick your moments.
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References Soapdish (1991) See more »


Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman
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The Baby Is Born
28 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

A very mediocre episode as season one is heading towards its end.

Plot In A Paragraph: Carol has gone in to labour with Ross's baby, so all the gang (why??) rush to the hospital. As tensions run high between Ross and Susan, Joey befriends a soon to be single mother, Rachel flirts with a cute doctor and Monica freaks out at not having any kids yet.

Why would all of the friends go to the hospital when she is in labour?? (other than for obvious plot reasons of having the friends in one place) I found the whole Ross and Susan story annoying and frustrating. The Joey storyline was sweet And Chandler gives the first indication that he may have a thing for Monica when he suggest they make a pact and get together and have a kid at a certain age.

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