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Friends: The One With the Birth

Carol goes into labor. But Ross and Susan's rivalry threatens to ruin the big occasion, and when Phoebe's attempts to broker peace backfire, all three of them get locked in a closet. Meanwhile, Joey strikes up a bond with a single mother and helps her through labor.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x23
Production Number: 456672
Airdate: Thursday May 11th, 1995

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (8 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Jonathan SilvermanJonathan Silverman
As Dr. Franzblau

Guest Stars
Jane SibbettJane Sibbett
As Carol
Jessica HechtJessica Hecht
As Susan
June GableJune Gable
As The Nurse
Leah ReminiLeah Remini
As Lydia

Co-Guest Stars
Jackie BrightJackie Bright
As The Janitor
Main Cast
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
As Monica Geller-Bing
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Episode Quotes
Monica: Joey, what are you gonna do when you have a baby?
Joey: I'm gonna be in the waiting room, handing out cigars.
Chandler: Yes, Joey's made arrangements to have his baby in a movie from the 50's.

Monica: Let's get some coffee.
Chandler: Oh, ok, 'cause we never do that.

Chandler: When we're 40, if neither one of us are married, what do you say you and I get together and have one?
Monica: Why won't I be married when I'm 40?
Chandler: Oh, no, no. No. I just meant hypothetically.
Monica: Ok, hypothetically, why won't I be married when I'm 40?

Chandler: Rachel, what is the deal with you and doctors, anyway? Is, like, your father a doctor?
Rachel: Yeah, why?
Chandler: No reason…

Ross: Look, Carol never threw me out of a room before you came along.
Susan: Yeah? Well, there's a lot of things Carol never did before I came along.

Phoebe: (yelling) Don't make me do this again - I don't like my voice like this!!!

Joey: Oh, just had a baby.
Chandler: Mazel tov!

Rachel: (about the baby) Oh, god, I can't believe one of us actually has one of these.
Chandler: I know, I still am one of these.

Warning: Friends season 1 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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