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The One with the Birth Mother 

After Rachel confirms Joey is more mature in relationships, Phoebe presents him to another friend as date, Sarah, who fails alas to respect his primordial rule by touching food in his plate... See full summary »

Director:

David Schwimmer

Writers:

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

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
Anna Faris ... Erica
Jim O'Heir ... Adoption Agency Worker
Annie Parisse ... Sarah
Jorge Luis Abreu Jorge Luis Abreu ... The Waiter
Carla Toutz ... Joan
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Storyline

After Rachel confirms Joey is more mature in relationships, Phoebe presents him to another friend as date, Sarah, who fails alas to respect his primordial rule by touching food in his plate. Ross wants fashion advice for his date, so Rachel and Phoebe take him shopping, but after he left the choosing to professional buyer Rachel he accidentally ends up wearing her stuff, despite Joey's 'jealous' warning. Monica let the gang get her hopes up when Chandler and she fly to on adoption agency in Ohio. The pregnant mother, Erica, likes them- but only because their files got mixed up with a doctor and a female minister; Monica throws everything at playing the reverend part, but Chandler tells the truth, so Erica calls it off; Monica's pressing on only makes it worse, but Chandler explains privately... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One with the Birth Mother See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | | (extended DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Rachel, Ross and Phoebe are out shopping for clothes, Phoebe gives Ross a leather jacket to try on. The jacket reads "Boys will be boys" on the back which also happens to be the name of a tv show Matthew Perry was on in his early career as an actor. See more »

Goofs

After Rachel says she buys 30 fashion magazines, her gesture changes and it appears that she says something that does not match the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Buffay: So Joey's out with my friend the other night and she reaches over and takes some of his fries...
Rachel Green: Oh, no.
Phoebe Buffay: You know about the plate thing?
Rachel Green: Oh, yeah. Joey doesn't share food. I remember the other day it was breakfast and I had some grapes on my plate.
Phoebe Buffay: [to Joey] You wouldn't let her share a grape?
Rachel Green: Oh, no, not me. Emma.
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Connections

Spoofs The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Face To Face
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Stephen Lang, and Jamie Dunlap
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The episode that truly makes Chandler stand out.
31 March 2019 | by jerryshiungSee all my reviews

Chandler has always the most caring one among Friends but his image is more sarcastic than caring. This episode is showing Chandler's love for Monica and his thoughtful considering for the baby's real mother. It is an episode that makes you fall in love with Chandler. Worth a watch closely.


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