The One With The Baby Shower
Season 8, episode 20
190th overall episode of Friends
Rachel has her baby shower.
Episode Information

April 25, 2002

Written by

Sherry Bilsing & Ellen Plummer

Directed by

Kevin S. Bright

Episode Guide

The One With Joey's Interview


The One With The Cooking Class


"The One With The Baby Shower" is the twentieth episode of the eighth season of Friends, which aired on April 25, 2002.


Phoebe and Monica prepare for Rachel's baby shower and forget to invite Rachel's mother. Sandra is then rude to Monica through the entire party, trying to make her feel guilty. Monica tries everything she can to get Sandra to forgive her, but Phoebe eventually convinces her to tell Sandra off for being so rude. At the baby shower, Rachel freaks out when she realizes that she knows virtually nothing about how to care for a baby, and her mom says that she will move in and help take care of the baby. Ross convinces Rachel she will be a good mother and convinces Rachel's mom that she doesn't need to move in.

Joey auditions for a job as a game show host called Bamboozled  and Chandler and Ross help him practice by pretending to be the contestants. The game turns out to be ridiculous and impossible to follow, but Joey and Ross become hooked on it. Ross then later uses Bamboozled as a trivia game to quiz Rachel about baby care. When Rachel gets an question wrong, Ross claims she is going to be an bad mother, which results in Ross saying he lost sight in why he was playing the game.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courtney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller

Supporting Cast

Marlo Thomas - Sandra Green
Jonathan Nichols - Ray
Adria Tennor - Katherine
Lisa Calderon - Erin


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
Sherry Bilsing-Grahem & Ellen Plummer



  • Joey asks Chandler what film would you hear the line "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" with Chandler "correctly" answering The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. However, this line is actually from the film Blazing Saddles, the line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!". This is a popular misquote.
  • Ross's answer "Queen Victoria" is incorrect. Queen Victoria holds the record as the longest reigning British monarch (that is monarch of any one of the historical or current kingdoms of the British Isles- England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Kingdom of Great Britain, or the United Kingdom and its successor states). She reigned from 1837 - 1901 as monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. She was never queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain (or "Great Britain") which existed from 1707 to 1800. The longest reigning monarch of Great Britain was George III, her great-uncle.
  • This is the last appearance of Sandra Green in the series. This is also her first appearance since "The One With The Two Parties" (S2E22), which was 144 episodes ago.
  • The song that Joey starts humming at some point in this episode (the "I Dream of Jeannie" theme song) was the same song that Ross hummed in the cold opening of "The One With The Dozen Lasagnas" (S1E12).
  • Ross and Monica's mother. Judy Geller, isn't present at Rachel's baby shower.


  • At the end of the episode when Monica is chasing Sandra you can clearly see the green mattress at the edge of the stairs where she falls on.
  • When Ross convinces Rachel's mother not to stay with them he hugs her. Rachel screams "Hello?" and raises her hands over her head. In the next angle her hands are raised on the height of her neck and then again over her head.
  • When Joey says "I said a little bit, Ross.'" in this shot, his left arm is on his waist. In the previous shot, he was holding the script with his both hands.
  • When Sandra says "I'd say you're a cheerleader in trouble." Rachel's right hand is on Sandra's shoulder. In the next shot, her hand is on Sandra's wrist.
  • Like with Jack and Judy Geller, it is unknown how Sandra learned about Ross getting Rachel pregnant.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With Joey's Interview"
Season Eight Episodes Followed by
"The One With The Cooking Class"

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