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The One with the Baby Shower

‘The One with the Baby Shower’

Season 8, Episode 20 - Aired April 25, 2002

Monica and Phoebe throw Rachel a baby shower and only realize at the last moment that they forgot to invite Rachel's mother. Monica is desperate to make things up to Mrs. Green, who shows no signs of forgiveness. Meanwhile, Chandler and Ross help Joey prepare for an audition for a game show.

Quote from Phoebe

Monica: It wasn't my fault. Phoebe was in charge of the invitations.
Phoebe: Well, I don't have a mother. So often I forget-
Monica: Oh, give it a rest.
Rachel: So my mother is not coming to my baby shower?
Phoebe: No. Neither is mine.


Quote from Mrs. Green

Monica: Wait a minute. If you're in charge of invitations, why am I the one that had to call her? Hello, Mrs. Green. Hi, it's Monica Geller.
Mrs. Green: Oh, hello, Monica.
Monica: Hi. I know this is last-minute, but we've decided to throw an impromptu baby shower for Rachel today.
Mrs. Green: I know. My daughters told me about it when they received their impromptu invitations a month ago.
Monica: Okay, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Mrs. Green: For what, dear? For not inviting me, or for lying about it?

Quote from Mrs. Green

Phoebe: All right, everybody. It's time to open the presents.
Monica: Yes, yes! And I think that the first gift that Rachel opens should be from the grandmother of the baby. Because you're the most important person in this room. And in the world!
Mrs. Green: Well, I don't have a gift because I wasn't invited until the last minute. But thank you so much, dear, for bringing that to everybody's attention.

Quote from Mrs. Green

Mrs. Green: Oh, and all those dinosaur knickknacks you have. Ross, I think they might be more at home in the garage.
Ross: Well, we don't have a garage.
Mrs. Green: Did I say garage? I meant garbage.

Quote from Mrs. Green

Ross: I have a son. His mother and I didn't live together. And whenever he was with me, I took care of him all the time, by myself.
Mrs. Green: That's true. You do have another child.
Ross: Yeah.
Mrs. Green: With another woman. Have you no control, Ross?
Ross: That's a different issue.

Quote from Ross

Joey: All right, Ross you're in the lead. Would you like to take another question or spin the Wheel of Mayhem?
Ross: The Wheel has not been my friend tonight, Joey. I'll take another question.
Joey: Okay, this is going to be tough. Hold your breath.
Ross: It's okay. I'm ready.
Joey: No, dude, you gotta hold your breath until you're ready to answer the question.
Chandler: This is ridiculous. He's not gonna-
[Ross holds his breath]
Joey: Okay. What do you have a fear of if you suffer from this phobia? Triska- Holy cow. That's a big word. Tris- Seriously, look at this, Chandler. How do you say that?
Chandler: Let me see that.
Joey: This one right here.
Chandler: Triskaidekaphobia.
Ross: Fear of Triscuits.
Joey: No. No. Fear of the number 13.
Chandler: Fear of Triscuits?
Ross: It's possible. They have really sharp edges.

Quote from Rachel

Rachel: So, what's the final head count on my baby shower?
Phoebe: About twenty. A couple of people from work had things to do.
Monica: Also, both of your sisters called and neither can make it.
Rachel: What? You mean they're not coming to a social event where there's no men and no booze? That's shocking.

Quote from Monica

Rachel: I don't care. As long as my mom's here.
Monica: Oh, my God. Your mother.
Rachel: What? My mom's not gonna be here?
Monica: Well, given that we forgot to invite her, it would be an awfully big coincidence if she was.

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: Hey, Joe. Wanna go shoot some hoops?
Joey: I can't go. I'm practicing. I've got an audition to be the host of a new game show.
Chandler: Cool.
Ross: That's great.
Joey: Yeah. And if I get it, by day, I'll be Dr. Drake Ramoray. But by night, I'll be [embellished voice] Joey Tribbiani.
Chandler: You'll be perfect for this. That's already your name.

Quote from Joey

Joey: All right. Let's play Bamboozled.
Chandler: Bamboozled?
Joey: Yeah. Isn't that a cool name?
Chandler: No.
Ross: Yeah.
Joey: All right. Okay. Our first contestant is Ross Geller. Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself, Ross.
Ross: Well, I'm a paleontologist. I live in New York. I have a son, Ben. Hi, Ben. And-
Joey: I said, "a little bit", Ross.

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