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Episode 123: The One With The Birth

Only annotated lines are quoted below, not the entire script

1Story byDavid Crane & Marta Kauffman
Teleplay by: Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss
Transcribed by: Mindy Mattingly Phillips
With Minor Adjustments by: Dan Silverstein
51RachelAnd if you need anything else, I—(notices the handsome Dr. Franzblau)—do not believe we've met. Hi. I'm, uh, Rachel Green. I'm Carol's... ex-husband's... sister's roommate.
52Dr. FranzblauIt is nice to meet you. I'm Dr. Franzblau. I'm your roommate's... brother's... ex-wife's obstetrician.
53RachelOh, that's funny!
Observation: (Episode E123/L51-53: , line(s) 123) This probably isn't a reference to the movie Spaceballs, but it sounds a lot like it.
90ChandlerAll right. I'll tell you what. When we're 40, if neither one of us are married, what do you say you and I get together and have one?
Observation: Episode E123/L90: , line(s) 123 is the first time Chandler's romantically interested in Monica. Chloe Rogers notes that Chandler also shows a romantic interest in Monica in Episode E306/L214-218: , line(s) 306, and a sexual interest in her in Episode E508/L202-208: , line(s) 508, both flashbacks which occur later in the series, but earlier in the Friends timeline.
Episode 306, Lines 214-218
214MonicaI don’t understand, I mean am I so hard to live, is this why I don’t have a boyfriend?
215ChandlerNoo!! You don’t have a boyfriend because....I don’t, I don’t know why you don’t have a boyfriend. You should have a boyfriend.
216MonicaWell, I think so.
217ChandlerOh-ho, come here. (goes and hugs her) Listen, you are one of my favourite people and the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known in real life.
218[SCENE]Scene: the bar, Ross is entering, Phoebe is at the bar, they are the only two in the place.
Episode 508, Lines 202-208
202(ACTION)Monica enters, but she forgot something. Oh, about 150 pounds. In other words, she lost weight, big time!
203MonicaHi, Chandler.
204ChandlerOh my God!
205MonicaWhat-what's the matter? Is there, is there something on my dress? (She turns around making sure he gets a good look.)
206ChandlerYou just, you look so different! Terrific! That dress! That body!
178(ACTION)Phoebe has heard them arguing and comes down the hall, taking them into a broom closet.
179PhoebeHey, hey, ok, all right, that's it! Get in here. Come on. My god, you guys, I don't believe you. There are children coming into the world in this very building and your negative fighting noises are not the first thing they should be hearing. So just stop all the yelling, just stop it!
180RossYeah, Susan.
181PhoebeDon't make me do this again, I don't like my voice like this.
182(ACTION)Phoebe goes to leave the room, but the door is locked.
Observation: In Episode E823/L512-514: , line(s) 823, I wonder if Monica and Chandler did it in the same closet that Phoebe, Ross, and Susan were trapped in 7 years earlier (Episode E123/L178-182: , line(s) 123).
Episode 823, Lines 512-514
512[SCENE]Scene: A Janitorial Closet, Monica and Chandler are emerging slowly.
513ChandlerThat was amazing.
514MonicaI know. Hey, do you realize we may have just changed our lives forever? We may have just started a family. Nine months from now we can be here, having our own baby.
253[SCENE]Scene: The Broom Closet, Ross has used a broom to open the air vent in the ceiling. Phoebe is wearing a janitor's uniform, ready to go up in the vent.
254RossOk, got the vent open.
255Phoebe(reading the nametag on the uniform) Hi, I'm Ben. I'm hospital worker Ben. It's Ben... to the rescue!
Question: I'm probably missing something basic, but why did Phoebe don a janitor's uniform in Episode E123/L253-255: , line(s) 123 before climbing into the vent? (below: 27 from Episode I27/E123/Phoebe dressed up as Ben/: ).
Image below: Phoebe dressed up as Ben
286Phoebe(from the air vent overhead) You guys, he's beautiful!
Observation: (Episode E123/L286: , line(s) 123) Phoebe's comment is symbolic as Ben is "blessed from above".
290SusanNo shouting, but we still need a name for this little guy.
291Ross(thinking) How 'bout Ben?
292SusanI like Ben.
293CarolBen. Ben. Ben's good. How come you never mentioned Ben before?
Nitpick: In Episode E123/L290-293: , line(s) 123, Ross and Carol name their son Ben from the name on Phoebe's borrowed uniform (Episode E123/L253-256: , line(s) 123). In Episode E615/L303-304: , line(s) 615, their son's name is still Ben, even though this is a "what if" episode, and the events in Episode 123 never occurred (maybe it's just a coincidence). [This annotation came from another source, and I am in the process of properly crediting it. It is it not something I annotated myself]
Episode 123, Lines 253-256
253[SCENE]Scene: The Broom Closet, Ross has used a broom to open the air vent in the ceiling. Phoebe is wearing a janitor's uniform, ready to go up in the vent.
254RossOk, got the vent open.
255Phoebe(reading the nametag on the uniform) Hi, I'm Ben. I'm hospital worker Ben. It's Ben... to the rescue!
256RossBen, you ready? All right, gimme your foot. Ok, on three, Ben. One, two, three. Ok, That's it, Ben.
Episode 615, Lines 303-304
303CarolOh, me too.
304RossYeah? Well, I-I think Ben’s asleep.
Original scripts courtesy:
The Complete Friends Script Index (CFSI)
which is maintained by Eric Aasen, originally created by gunieapig (this site is currently down).
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