Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Sonogram at the End 

Ross finds out his ex-wife is pregnant. Rachel returns her engagement ring to Barry. Monica becomes stressed when her and Ross's parents come to visit.


James Burrows


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 7 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Christina Pickles ... Judy Geller
Anita Barone ... Carol Willick
Jessica Hecht ... Susan
Mitchell Whitfield ... Barry
Elliott Gould ... Jack Geller
Christopher Miranda Christopher Miranda ... Robbie
Joan Pringle ... Dr. Oberman
Merrill Markoe ... Marsha


Ross finds out that his ex-wife Carol is pregnant with his child. He's stunned to learn she wants to give the baby her and her lesbian lovers last name. Ross and Monica's parents come for dinner which makes Monica really stressed. Rachel decides to return her engagement ring to Barry, the man she left at the altar and learns that he didn't let their honeymoon go to waste. He spent it with her maid of honor Mindy. Written by Angie

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

29 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Carol Willick, Ross's ex-wife, makes her first appearance in this episode and was played by Anita Barone. Barone was looking for a role as a series regular and in 1995 was cast as Karen Foxworthy in The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995). The character was recast as Jane Sibbett, who starred in 16 episodes over the length of the series. See more »


At the gynecologist's office, Ross picks up a piece of medical equipment and nervously manipulates it to mimic a duck quaking. Carol (incorrectly) says, "Ross, that opens my cervix." The device, called a speculum, is used to dilate an orifice in the body to allow inspection. In this case, it would open the vaginal canal to allow inspection of the cervix. See more »


Judy Geller: [about Rachel] Well, at least she had the chance to leave a man at the altar.
Monica Geller: What's that supposed to mean?
Judy Geller: Nothing. It's an expression.
Monica Geller: No, it's not.
Jack Geller: Don't listen to your mother. You're independent and you always have been. Even when you were a kid, and you were chubby and you had no friends, you were just fine! And your'd read alone in your room, and your puzzles...
Jack Geller: There are people, like Ross, who need to shoot for the stars, with his museum and his papers getting published. Other ...
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Opens strongly
5 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

The episode opens with a great analogy to the act of having sex. Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe tell Chandler, Ross, and Joey that kissing is as important as anything in bed. The guys have trouble understanding this and liken the act of kissing to seeing the opening act of a concert, such as a comedian, before the main attraction comes on stage, or in Chandler's words "Pink Floyd," a hilarious substitute for the obvious word. They then go on to say that no matter how great the concert, girls are always looking for the comedian again. To which Rachel says, "Bring back the comedian, or next time, you may find yourself listening to the album at home alone."

The rest of the episode concerns Ross's ex-wife Carol, who is with child, Monica and Ross's parents visiting, and Rachel returning her engagement ring to Barry. This episode introduces the memorable, unseen character "Ugly Naked Guy".

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