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The One With The Male Nanny
Season 9, episode 6
200th overall episode of Friends
Ross and Rachel interview a male nanny.
Episode Information

November 7, 2002

Written by

Marta Kauffman & David Crane

Directed by

Kevin S. Bright

Episode Guide

The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner


The One With Ross' Inappropriate Song


"The One With The Male Nanny" is the sixth episode of the ninth season of Friends, which aired on November 7, 2002.


Ross and Rachel are looking for a new nanny and Ross is surprised when a male nanny named Sandy has applied. Rachel loves him and despite Ross being uncomfortable with it, allows her to hire him. Sandy is shown to be overly sensitive, crying after they hire him and crying with Rachel when he explains how he proposed to his fiance. He also plays the flute and holds puppet shows. Joey also takes a liking to him. Ross eventually fires him because he's too sensitive but ends up confiding in him after explaining how his dad was tough on him as a kid for playing with dinosaurs instead of sports. 

Monica tells Chandler that a man called Jeffrey from her new job is the funniest guy she has ever met. This causes Chandler to tell consecutive jokes and acts weird to try and prove her wrong. Joey then tells Monica that it's Chandler's thing so they and Ross fake laugh at all of Chandler's jokes but he figures it out and is insulted. As Chandler is leaving to go back to Tulsa, Monica says that Jeffrey told a very sexist joke and isn't funny anymore which pleases Chandler. However, she tells Joey it was a lie and that he still cracks her up.

Phoebe and Mike exchange keys to their apartments. David turns up out of the blue as he is in New York for a couple of days. Phoebe says she isn't seeing anyone and David shows up the next day with a bottle of lemon flavored vodka. Phoebe says she is seeing someone and tells him about Mike. However, they end up kissing as Mike walks in. Phoebe tries to explain that David is an old boyfriend of hers who lives in Minsk and she tells Mike it won't happen again, after David leaves and the two reconcile.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

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

Supporting Cast

Hank Azaria - David
Paul Rudd - Mike Hannigan
Freddie Prinze Jr. - Sandy
Susan Slome - Prospective Nanny
Michael Burgess - Mr. Squiggles


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
David Crane & Marta Kauffman


  • This is the 200th episode.
  • The name Jeffrey, used for Monica's funny coworker, is a reference to Jeffrey Klarik, David Crane's life partner.
  • In this episode as Chandler is leaving for Tulsa, he tells Monica to have Jeffrey email him with funny Oklahoma jokes at Email addresses don't start with "www". Also, at one time this was a real web page with various quotes from this episode. This site is now owned by NBC, but the content is gone.
  • Ross says that Emma is 2 months old, and in the previous episode they say it's Halloween. However, in season 8, while Rachel is pregnant and they have the Thanksgiving dinner, she is about 4 months pregnant, and added to the fact that Rachel gave birth in April/May, Emma should be about 6-7 months old by the time of Halloween/Thanksgiving.
  • Also, in the 7th season when Monica buys her wedding dress, she says to the blonde woman that her wedding is on May 15th. We know that Rachel gets pregnant about 1 month before the wedding - which should mean that Emma is born around January. Therefore, she couldn't be 2 months old in November.
  • The puppets Sandy has switch hands between shots. This is only seen on the DVD.
  • Hank Azaria received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in this episode.
  • This episode ran 40 minutes when it originally aired.
    • Infact, the DVD version of this episode has a run time of around 33 minutes
  • The song played by Sandy on the flute for Emma is Greensleeves.
  • At around 9:00 the boots that Monica is wearing look very similar (or potentially are) the ones from "The One with Monica's Boots". Even though she accidentally left them on the street when Chandler had to carry her home.
  • It seems Ross and Monica's father Jack is the reason that Ross wasn't comfortable about having a male nanny. 
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. portrayed Sandy, starred as Freddie in the Scooby Doo movies, in 2002 and 2004.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner"
Season Nine Episodes Followed by
"The One With Ross' Inappropiate Song"

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