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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USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The gang is shown watching Three's Company (1976) on TV, specifically a segment of just Suzanne Somers. Just moments later, Chandler points out the window and states that Ugly Naked Guy is using a ThighMaster. Suzanne Somers famously starred in all the ThighMaster commercials and infomercials. See more »


Barry is referred to as Dr. Farber from here on out. When Rachel first ran out on her wedding and told everyone about it, she told them his name was Barry Finkel. 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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References Three's Company (1976) See more »

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Step Up from Pilot
5 December 2014 | by hupholland2014See all my reviews

Tour de force of nuance acting for David Schwimmer. Plays the role of an awkward post graduate academic and lovable social buffoon struggling to come to terms with the "real- world" with an understated charm despite the weak acting of the girl playing Carol and a ridiculously silly lesbian story-line straight out of the writing of Seinfeld, but done with far less irony or wit and far more emphasis on setting up a soap opera like story ark for the entire season to fall back on for countless emasculating jokes about Ross. The one liners are much punchier and satirical here, delivered with a stronger gusto than the pilot, especially by Matthew Perry. Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles make a great appearance as semi-neurotic parents overly obsessed with their children finding a permanent relationship and having kids. Shows more extensive attention to editing and tighter, more compact writing than the Pilot and Jennifer Anniston makes a dramatic leap in improving the range of her acting chops in the extended period of time between shooting the pilot and this episode.

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