Friends, Season 9

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1. The One Where No One Proposes

with: Elliott Gould as Jack Geller
Cleo Kling as Nurse Kitty

Because of a misunderstanding, Rachel Green (series star JENNIFER ANISTON) finds herself engaged to marry Joey Tribbiani (series star MATT LEBLANC)--instead of Ross Geller (series star DAVID SCHWIMMER), who was planning to propose--soon after she gives birth to her and Ross' baby girl. The situation gets even more confusing when Phoebe Buffay (series star LISA KUDROW) talks to Rachel and mistakenly assumes that Ross is the one who proposed. Meanwhile, Joey can't help sneaking a peek as Rachel tries unsuccessfully to nurse her baby. And, inspired to have a baby of their own, Monica Geller Bing (series star COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE) and Chandler Bing (series star MATTHEW PERRY) return to a hospital supply closet for a little privacy. Recurring guest star ELLIOTT GOULD appears as Jack Geller.

2. The One Where Emma Cries

with: James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Janet Hubert as Ms. McKenna

Joey's futile attempts to gain Ross' forgiveness for mistakenly asking Rachel to marry him only result in emergency hospitalization. Meanwhile, an exhausted Rachel desperately searches for any remedy to quell baby Emma's nonstop crying.

3. The One With The Pediatrician

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Dedee Pfeiffer as Mary Ellen
Elaine Hendrix as Sally
Gregory White as Dr. Gettleman
Angee Hughes as the Nurse
Greta Seshta as the Receptionist
Ashly Holloway as the Girl in the Doctor's Office
Logan Hudson as the Boy in the Doctor's Office

Rachel's constant calls to her baby Emma's pediatrician force him to reject her as a patient. Ross becomes uncomfortable when Rachel seeks his childhood doctor as a replacement--mainly because he is still Ross' doctor. Meanwhile, Chandler plans to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for work but worries about whether or not career-minded Monica is still willing to join him. And Joey and Phoebe agree to find each other companions for a double date. When Joey forgets to do his part, he panics and invites a stranger, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD - "The Cider House Rules").

4. The One With The Sharks

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Susan Ward as Hayley
Nikita Ager as Hayley's Roommate

Phoebe fears losing her latest prospective boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), and her self-doubt is only worsened by Ross' foolish comments. Meanwhile, Chandler is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a work assignment. When Monica surprises him in his hotel room, she mistakenly frets that he has a sexual fetish for sharks. And Joey becomes upset because his date doesn't remember previously having sex with him.

5. The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner

with: Dan Bucatinsky as the Waiter
Christina Pickles as Judy Geller
Kevin Farrell as the Maitre D'
Monique Edwards as Claudia
Brian Chenoweth as Ken

While Phoebe and Joey giddily wait at a fancy restaurant for their friends' arrival to celebrate Phoebe's birthday, Rachel is delayed because she is afraid to leave her infant with a baby-sitter. Monica and Chandler also fail to arrive on time after they fight over Chandler's urge to resume smoking--and then yield to other urges. Rachel, Ross, Monica and Chandler continue to encounter delays, and famished Phoebe and Joey must struggle to retain their excellent table at the restaurant. Series star DAVID SCHWIMMER directed the episode.

6. The One With The Male Nanny

with: Hank Azaria as David
Paul Rudd as Mike
Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Sandy
Susan Slome as the prospective nanny

In the Emmy Award-winning comedy's 200th episode, Ross jealously mocks Rachel's choice of an oversensitive male nanny, Sandy (FREDDIE PRINZE, JR. - "Scooby Doo," "I Know What You Did Last Summer"), for Emma. Meanwhile, Phoebe must choose between two ardent suitors: new boyfriend Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) or visiting former boyfriend David (recurring guest star HANK AZARIA). And Chandler feels threatened by Monica's constant chatter about a male co-worker whose sense of humor outwits his.

7. The One With Ross's Inappropriate Song

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Gregory Itzin as Mr. Hanigan
Christine Rose as Mrs. Hanigan
Robin Krieger as the Realtor

When Chandler's former romantic rival intends to sell his apartment, insecure Chandler persuades Joey to help him secretly inspect it. The guys are aghast to discover an old videotape that might feature Monica having sex with her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Ross accidentally discovers that singing the suggestive lyrics to "Baby Got Back" is the only way to get baby Emma to sleep, but he fears telling Rachel about the trick. And Phoebe fails to impress the uptight parents of her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD).

8. The One With Rachel's Other Sister

with: Christina Applegate as Amy

On the night before Thanksgiving, Rachel's self-centered younger sister, Amy (CHRISTINA APPLEGATE - "Jesse," "Married... with Children"), ruins everyone's holiday dinner with her uncensored observations. Amy is upset to learn that Rachel would not want her to care for her baby if she and Ross were to die. Chandler is also offended that he is not considered the best adoptive parent either. Meanwhile, Monica obsessively protects her good wedding china. And Joey forgets to join his television cast mates in the big Thanksgiving parade.

9. The One With Rachel's Phone Number

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Alan F. Smith as Kevin
Irene White as the Assistant
Chris Payne Gilbert as Bill
Kevin Brief as the Bartender

Rachel and Phoebe go out for a night together. After Rachel impulsively gives a handsome restaurant patron her telephone number, she worries that he'll call when Ross is in their apartment. While the women are away, Phoebe's boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), helps Ross baby-sit for Rachel's baby--and the guys desperately try to find something in common to talk about. Also, still working in Tulsa, Chandler returns to New York to visit Monica, but he must hide from Joey after rejecting his offer of free basketball tickets.

10. The One With Christmas In Tulsa

with: Selma Blair as Wendy
Brian Chenoweth as Ken
Monique Edwards as Claudia

Chandler must remain in Tulsa during Christmastime because of a big deadline at work. Monica suspects the worst when she discovers that he will be joined by a beautiful co-worker, Wendy (SELMA BLAIR - "Legally Blonde"). While he toils, Chandler recalls some of the more embarrassing moments from previous holidays shared with his friends.

11. The One Where Rachel Goes Back To Work

with: Dermot Mulroney as Gavin
Steve Ireland as Mr. Zelner
Evan Handler as the Director
Phill Lewis as Steve
Alexandra Margulies as Female Extra #1
Heather Sims as Female Extra #2
Paul Logan as the Soap Actor

When Rachel visits her workplace to show off baby Emma, she is surprised to find a handsome temporary worker, Gavin (DERMOT MULRONEY - "About Schmidt"), who has been doing her job while she was on maternity leave. Their immediate war of wills prompts Rachel to make a rash decision that she could regret. Meanwhile, Joey arranges for Phoebe to get a job as an extra on his daytime drama series, but she wreaks havoc on the set. And, having quit his job, Chandler must get another--fast--because Monica desperately wants a family.

12. The One With Phoebe's Rats

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Dermot Mulroney as Gavin
Melissa George as Molly
Carly Thomas as Tabitha
Cheryl Kennard as Heather

Rachel is irritated to learn that her handsome new workplace rival, Gavin (recurring guest star DERMOT MULRONEY), has been invited to her birthday party. Meanwhile, Ross struggles to keep lascivious Joey away from Emma's beautiful new nanny, Molly (MELISSA GEORGE - "Thieves"). Also, Phoebe coaxes her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), into helping her care for a litter of baby rats that were born in her cabinet.

13. The One Where Monica Sings

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Dermot Mulroney as Gavin
Melissa George as Molly
Jennifer Aspen as Michelle
Lori Alan as Sonya
Lisa Calderon as Michelle's Friend
Kristen Ariza as the Receptionist
DeAnna Steele as the Woman
Megan Linder as Woman #2

While Rachel sorts out her conflicted feelings for her handsome co-worker Gavin (recurring guest star DERMOT MULRONEY), Ross recruits Chandler to help him meet attractive women in order to make Rachel jealous. Meanwhile, Phoebe regrets bringing Monica to karaoke night when Monica takes the microphone and delights in the applause--unaware that the guys in the audience are cheering because they can see through her dress. And Joey submits to painful eyebrow waxing before a photography session. Recurring guest star MELISSA GEORGE appears as Molly.

14. The One With The Blind Dates

with: Jon Lovitz as Steve
Sam Pancake as the Waiter
John Eric Bentley as Waiter #2

Joey and Phoebe conspire to arrange awful dates for both Rachel and Ross, hoping that appreciation of their former relationship will cause them to reunite. Rachel's date is a pitiful former restaurant owner, Steve (recurring guest star JON LOVITZ - "Saturday Night Live"). Meanwhile, the ovulating Monica wants to get intimate with Chandler while they baby-sit Emma--but they can't leave the infant alone, or she will scream.

15. The One With The Mugging

with: Jeff Goldblum as Leonard
Phill Lewis as Steve
Teck Holmes as Jordan
Kyle Gass as Lowell
Suzanne Ford as the Female Producer
Michelle Anne Johnson as the Casting Director

Joey develops an unusual acting method in order to impress a famous, pompous fellow actor, Leonard (JEFF GOLDBLUM - "Jurassic Park"), during an audition for an important stage role. Meanwhile, Ross is horrified to discover who mugged him when he was a child. And an unemployed and humbled Chandler accepts an internship at a shoe company, where the youthful interns make him feel extremely old.

16. The One With The Boob Job

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Timothy Starks as the Handyman

Phoebe asks her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), to move in with her, but coming so close to married life might cause trouble in their relationship. Meanwhile, since Monica and Chandler are financially unstable, she secretly asks Joey for a large loan. But when the unsuspecting Chandler also approaches his pal for some cash, Joey accidentally betrays Monica's confidence and tries to recover with an outrageous story. Also, Rachel's efforts to make the apartment safe for her baby make Joey crazy.

17. The One With The Memorial Service

with: Paul Rudd as Mike
Ivana Milicevic as Kori
Jonathan Slavin as Manny
Ernie Grunwald as Tom

When Chandler jokingly posts an outrageous biography about Ross on Ross' college alumni Web site, Ross retaliates by finding Chandler's alumni site and doing the same about Chandler. An Internet war between the two friends ensues. Meanwhile, Monica gets extremely vigilant after weak-willed Phoebe asks for help in preventing her from contacting Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) after their relationship ends.

18. The One With The Lottery

with: James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Phill Lewis as Steve

Hoping to win a huge jackpot, the friends pool their money and buy dozens of lottery tickets. However, they bicker over how to spend the fortune if they win, and Monica irritates everyone else by buying tickets just for her and Chandler. Exasperated, Phoebe takes the bowl of everyone's tickets and threatens to throw it off the balcony. The others reconcile, but a pigeon startles Phoebe, causing her to drop the bowl anyway. Meanwhile, Chandler excitedly awaits his company's decision about his future. And Ross calls Rachel "Mommy" in order to teach the word to Emma.

19. The One With Rachel's Dream

with: Marisol Nichols as Olivia
Joe Colligan as the Director
Blake Reed as Chase
Shayne Anderson as Customer #1
Keith Pillow as Customer #2
Johnny Sneed as Customer #3

Nervous because his daytime drama role requires him to act as if he is deeply in love with a woman, Joey rehearses with Rachel. Later, she observes the taping of the emotional scene and has a surprising dream that night about Joey. Meanwhile, Chandler makes a nonrefundable reservation at a Vermont country inn to surprise Monica. Unfortunately, she is too busy with her job, so Ross accompanies Chandler to the romantic hideaway. Also, Monica must find a tactful way to ask Phoebe to stop performing her disturbing folk music in front of Monica's restaurant.

20. The One With The Soap Opera Party

with: Aisha Tyler as Charlie
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Ken Lerner as Professor Spafford
Alex Borstein as Bitter Woman on Stage
Ethan Erickson as Dirk
Matthew Ashford as Himself
Kyle Lowder as Himself

Ross is excited when he meets fellow paleontology professor Charlie Wheeler (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER - "Talk Soup"), a stunning beauty. But when he takes her to Joey's rooftop party to meet the stars of Joey's daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives" (real-life "Days of Our Lives" stars KYLE LOWDER, MATTHEW ASHFORD, FARAH FATH and ALEXIS THORPE as themselves), she intimidates him with her impressive list of former boyfriends. Meanwhile, Rachel and the intoxicated Monica behave foolishly at the gathering, chasing the handsome actors. And Chandler attends a disturbing one-woman play.

21. The One With The Fertility Test

with: Aisha Tyler as Charlie
Maggie Wheeler as Janice
Myra Turley as the Nurse
Debra Azar as the Spa Receptionist

Ross is in agony because brilliant, beautiful professor Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER)--who usually prefers paleontologists--is instead dating shallow Joey. Nevertheless, Ross helps the desperate Joey pretend to be intelligent to impress Charlie--with mixed results. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica's nervous visit to a fertility clinic is made even more uncomfortable by the unexpected appearance of Chandler's annoying ex-girlfriend, Janice (recurring guest star MAGGIE WHEELER). And Rachel argues with Phoebe over a corporate-owned spa chain that Phoebe detests.

22. The One With The Donor

with: Hank Azaria as David
John Stamos as Zack
Aisha Tyler as Charlie
Andy Umberger as Dr. Connelly
Dan Desmond as Professor Sherman
Cynthia Newman as Jeanette
Kim Harris as the Cologne Spritzer
Tracy Silver as Dressing Room Woman

Disappointed to learn that they cannot conceive a baby naturally, Monica and Chandler mull their options. When Chandler brings home a handsome, unknowing co-worker, Zack (JOHN STAMOS - "Full House," "Thieves"), for dinner, Monica and Chandler embarrassingly "interview" him as a potential sperm donor. Meanwhile, while shopping with Phoebe, Rachel confides that she is enamored with Joey. Unfortunately, Joey's current girlfriend, Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER), overhears. And Phoebe encounters a boyfriend, David (recurring guest star HANK AZARIA), from long ago.

23+24. The One In Barbados Part 1 & 2

with: Hank Azaria as David
Paul Rudd as Mike
Aisha Tyler as Charlie
John Balma as Professor Oberblau
Audrey Wasilewski as Sarah
Robert Alan Beuth as Professor Klarik
Alison Shanks as Mrs. Oberblau
Joe Everett Michaels as the Waiter

Ross is so excited to deliver a keynote address at a paleontologists convention on Barbados that he procures free passes to the event for all his friends. On the island, Joey is amazed that Ross is the one being recognized by fans instead of him, but at least Joey is still dating gorgeous paleontologist Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER), to Ross' chagrin. Having recently ended her relationship with Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), Phoebe brings her former boyfriend, David (recurring guest star HANK AZARIA), to the island. In Part I, when Chandler accidentally erases the only version of Ross' speech from his laptop computer, Charlie must help Ross reconstruct it--and in the process, they discover that they have much more in common than their profession. Meanwhile, Joey and Rachel get drunk together after impersonating pharmacists and infiltrating a medical conference for the free drinks. And Phoebe is shocked when Mike unexpectedly travels to the island to talk to her. In Part II, despite the fact that it is the first sunny day since their arrival, everyone attends Ross' speech, which is enthusiastically received by his adoring fellow scientists. Later, Monica and Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) take part in an extremely competitive, marathon ping-pong match, alarming Chandler but arousing Phoebe. And Ross' and Joey's fortunes change after revelations by Charlie and Rachel.