The One With The Boob Job
Season 9, episode 16
210th overall episode of Friends
Friends episode210
Rachel's sleeve gets caught.
Episode Information

February 20, 2003

Written by

Mark Kunerth

Directed by

Gary Halvorson

Episode Guide

The One With The Mugging


The One With The Memorial Service


"The One With The Boob Job" is the sixteenth episode of season nine of Friends. It aired on February 20, 2003.


Monica and Chandler are having money struggles with Chandler still on his unpaid internship and they both ask Joey for a loan but they do not want the other to know that they are asking. Later, Chandler sees that Joey has already given money to Monica so Joey makes up that Monica is getting a boob job. Phoebe asks Mike to move in with her, but decides not to when she and Mike argue about their future after Mike reveals that he doesn't want to get married again, a conversation with Ross helping Phoebe realize that she wants the commitment of a marriage. Rachel attempts to baby-proof the apartment. This makes Joey go insane when he can't open anything.

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

Paul Rudd - Mike Hannigan Timothy Starks - The Handyman


Directed By: Gary Halvorson

Written By: Mark Kunerth


  • The Warner Bros. Television theme, the one that had been used on its logo since September 1994 and August 2003, is played after the opening sequence and before the scene in which Phoebe and Mike have finished watching TV. This is only found in the TV episode (the DVD episode actually features Phoebe and Mike watching some animal program in which the animals tear each other out, and Mike points out to Phoebe how he finds it weird that a vegetarian like her can watch such an atrocity).
  • In a deleted scene, Rachel tries to prove to the others Emma is crawling. When Phoebe enters, and sees Joey, Monica, Rachel and Chandler standing still, she asks "Who's painting us?". This is only in some countries, and some of the box sets don't even have it. The scene is seen on the unseen, exclusive white box set.
  • Ross tells Phoebe that he and Carol had sex once after she came out as a lesbian. This is likely when Ben was conceived, based on the timeline of the series.
  • Phoebe tells Mike that she has always wanted to live with a guy. It is widely believed that she moved in with Gary in The One With The Ball, however this was not actually the case. When she returned to Monica and Rachel's apartment after Gary shot the bird, she (and the rest of the cast) are all wearing the same clothes as the previous day when they began the ball game. Monica also refers to his house as "Gary's" and not "your's". Phoebe also would not have had the time to move in with Gary, thus indeed making Mike the first guy Phoebe has ever lived with.
  • In "The One Where Ross Dates A Student" Chandler begins to say that Joey owes him $3,400, so Chandler should not feel ashamed of asking him for $2,000 back. Though it is possible that the reason he's ashamed is because he doesn't want people to know he and Monica are short on money.
  • Phoebe and Mike break up.
  • Ross mentions his marriages.
  • Ross isn't here to help Rachel baby proof the apartment in this episode, which is something he said he would do, in The One Where Rachel Tells... (S8E3)

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With The Mugging"
Series Nine Episodes Followed by
"The One With The Memorial Service"

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