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The One with the Donor 

When Joey hears that his girlfriend Charlie is an insecure shopper, he volunteers expert Rachel, who dreads being alone with her, so she makes sure Phoebe comes along, by saying she needs a... See full summary »

Director:

Ben Weiss

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Hank Azaria ... David
John Stamos ... Zack
Aisha Tyler ... Charlie Wheeler
Andy Umberger ... Dr. Connelly
Dan Desmond Dan Desmond ... Professor Sherman
Cynthia Newman Cynthia Newman ... Jeanette
Kim Harris ... the Cologne Spritzer
Tracy Silver ... Dressing Room Woman
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Storyline

When Joey hears that his girlfriend Charlie is an insecure shopper, he volunteers expert Rachel, who dreads being alone with her, so she makes sure Phoebe comes along, by saying she needs a dazzling outfit for the party she's going to just to save face as her ex Mike is coming too. Gynecologist Dr. Connelly tells Chandler and Monica they should keep trying the natural way, but realistically consider a surrogate mother -a nightmare for Monica- or donor sperm insemination, so Chandler invites his 'perfectly eligible' colleague Zach for dinner; they scare him with endless health and genealogy questions, yet Monica has another objection... Ross hopes to be the key note speaker at a paleontology convention on Barbados thanks to his spectacular theory, but it makes professor Sherman, who can get it for him, literally fall asleep. After embarrassing misunderstandings in the shop, Phoebe bumps into David, who is back from Minsk, for good... Written by KGF Vissers / correction: sLiDe.gR

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Stamos (Zack) guest stars in this episode while his wife at the time, Rebecca Romijn, guest starred on S4 E6. See more »

Goofs

Surrogacy, a sperm donor and adoption are not Monica and Chandler's only options. They are discounting IVF. Her inhospitable environment and Chandler's low motility sperm wouldn't matter since the IVF process creates an embryo using her egg and his sperm in a clinical environment which is then re-inserted. IVF was not only a viable option for infertile couples in 2003, it was - and still is - commonplace. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Connelly: Even though your chances of conceiving through natural means aren't great, you never know. So keep having sex on a regular basis.
Chandler Bing: [sarcastically] Oh, dammit!
Monica Geller Bing: [the doctor is nonplussed] Don't worry; after a while, you'll tune it out.
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Connections

References Working Girl (1988) See more »

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Pretty boring, like most of s9
31 July 2019 | by brindrobnjakSee all my reviews

Season 9 is definitely the worst season. And it shows in how much episodes of it are boring or unenjoyable. The One with the Donor is one of the weakest episodes of the entire series


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