THE ONE WHERE RACHEL PRACTICES FOR MOTHERHOOD
Written by:†† Ethan
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JOEYíS (PHOEBEíS) APARTMENT (Joey is in bed with Phoebe)
Phoebe:† How did we end up here again?
Joey:† Norm found out that Crystal was wearing any underwear.
Joey:† So they went to get popcorn and never came back.†
Phoebe:† You set this all up, didnít you? (Joey doesnít answer)† Damn it Joey, weíre not supposed to sleep together anymore!
Joey:† Hey I didnít force you to take off your clothes!
Phoebe:† I guess weíre just two friends who like to have sex together.
Joey:† Huh, thatís what I was thinking.† Who needs girlfriends or boyfriends when we have each other.†
Phoebe:† Thatís so sweet.† I love you Joey.
Joey:† Whoa!† Thereís no bringing love into this.† This is just about you and I having sex all the time.
Phoebe:† I realize that.† I was referring to what my hand was holding.†
Joey:† Oh.† Batter up.†
ROSS & RACHELíS APARTMENT (Rachel and Ross are present)†
Ross:† Can I open my eyes yet?
Rachel:† No.† Give me one more minute.†
Ross:† But I really have to pee.
Rachel:† Here (handing him a cup) pee in this.†
Ross:† Very funny.† Are you ready yet?
Rachel:† Ok, Iím ready.†
(Ross opens his eyes to find Rachel wearing nothing but the new jacket she bought him)
Ross:† Whereís the present?
Rachel:† Iím wearing it you dumb ass.
Ross:† I know.† Itís great.† Does the naked woman come with the present?
Rachel:† What do you think?
Ross:† Oh well, it was worth a try. (Ross walks back into the bedroom)
Rachel (calling after Ross):† You idiot, the naked woman comes with the jacket.† Ross, Ross, Ross take me now or lose me forever!†
(Ross shuts the door and we hear nothing but laughter)†
Rachel:† My Dr. Geller, itís supposed to be your birthday, not mine.†
CENTRAL PERK (Everyone but Ross and Rachel are present)†
Monica:† How was the date Pheebs?
Phoebe:† It was great.† Norm is a great guy.†
Monica:† So are you gonna see him again?
Chandler:† But I thought you said he was a great guy.†
Phoebe:† Youíre a great guy and I wouldnít date you.†
Joey:† Maybe Norm just couldnít fill the shoes of Phoebeís dream lover.†
Phoebe:† Or maybe Phoebe just doesnít wanna see the guy again.† Is that so wrong?
(Ross, Rachel and Ben enter)
Ross:† Hey guys, look whoís here.
Monica:† Ben, come see your Auntie Monica.†
Ben:† Thatís ok, Iíd rather hang with Uncle Chandler.†
Chandler (taking Ben on his lap):† Whatís up Ben?
Ben:† Nothing much.† Mommy and Mommy just went to San Francisco for three weeks so I get to stay with Dad and Auntie Rachel.†
Rachel:† Thatís Mommy Rachel Ben.†
Rachel (to Monica):† That boy is never gonna see me as a mother figure.†
Monica:† Itís still early, donít worry about it.†
Joey:† How come you guys are all related to Ben and Phoebe and I arenít?
Chandler:† Weíd explain it to you Joey, but we wouldnít want to confuse you.†
Joey:† I already am confused.† Good thing Iím still the kidís godfather.†
Rachel:† Joey, Chandler isÖ.
Ross:† Leave it alone Rach.†
Ben (to Chandler):† Did you know that today is my Daddyís birthday?
Chandler:† Really?† I didnít know that.† How old is he?
Ben:† How old are you Daddy?†
Ross:† Old enough to be your father.
Joey:† Come on Ross, youíre much older than 12.
CHANDLER & MONICAíS APARTMENT (Monica and Phoebe are present)†
Phoebe:† Can I tell you a secret?
Monica:† Of course.† Whatís up?
Phoebe:† You canít blab it to everyone.
Monica:† Would I do that?
Phoebe:† Ah, yes comes to mind.†
Monica:† What is it?† Are you pregnant?
Phoebe:† No! Iím not pregnant!† What would make you think that?
Monica:† I dunno.† Seems like everyoneís getting pregnant these days.† Come on whatís your secret?
Phoebe:† Joey and I had sex last night.†
Monica:† What?!† You and Norm slept together?
Phoebe:† No, Joey and I had sex last night.
Monica:† Oh my God, I thought you guys werenít doing that anymore.†
Phoebe:† Weíre not.†
Monica:† Then what the hell were you doing last night?
Phoebe:† Getting it out of our system?
Monica:† Do you want Joey to be your boyfriend?
Monica:† Then why do keep having sex with him?
Phoebe:†† Because you and Rachel are married now?
JOEYíS (PHOEBEíS) APARTMENT (Joey and Chandler are present)††
Joey:† Wanna hear something funny?†
Joey:† Iím gonna tell you anyway.†
Chandler:† What is it?†
Joey:† I nailed Phoebe last night.†
Chandler:† What the hell are you doing?
Joey:† What da ya mean?
Chandler:† You canít go around ruining Phoebeís dates.†
Joey:† Hey, itís not my fault Norm found out that Crystal wasnít wearing any underwear.†
Chandler:† And how did he find out?
Joey (under his breath):† I told him.†
Chandler:† What was that?
Joey:† I said I told him.
Chandler:† Do you want Phoebe exclusively?
Joey:† No.† I just donít want her seeing other guys.†
Chandler:† So youíre saying that you want her to stop seeing other guys.†
Joey:† Pretty much.
Chandler:† And youíre gonna stop seeing other girls?
Joey:† Hell no!† What kinda thought is that!
CENTRAL PARK (Ross, Ben and Rachel are picnicking in the park.† Ben is off playing on the swings)
Ross:† This is the way to spend a birthday.† Next to me Iíve got my loving wife whoís carrying my child and my son hitting on some young girl at the swings.†
Rachel:† Heís hitting on some girl?† Isnít he a little young for that?
Ross:† He takes after his father.†
Rachel:† Did the mailman father Ben too?
Ross:† Oh look, now heís playing on the monkey bars.†
Rachel:† Do you think Ben will ever see me as his step-mom?
Ross:† Yeah, I do.
Rachel:† I donít think so.†
Ross:† Why not?
Rachel:† Because he keeps referring to me as Auntie Rachel.†
Ross:† Give it time Rach.† This is really the first extended time weíve had with him since the wedding.†
Rachel:† I just donít know if Iím cut out for motherhood.†
Ross:† Youíre gonna be fine.†
(We see Ben moving across the monkey bars.† He suddenly slips and takes a header onto the playground)†
Rachel:† Oh my God!† Ben!† (Rachel sprints after Ben leaving Ross bewildered)
CENTRAL PERK (Chandler and Joey are present)
Chandler:† Iím bored.†
Joey:† Wanna watch porn?
Chandler:† Thatís what we were doing before we came here!
Joey:† So?† When I get bored I watch porn.
Chandler:† You must be bored a lot.†
Joey:† Wanna get pizza?
Chandler:† We just ate.†
Joey:† Oh.† (pause)† How about going to the library?†
Chandler:† I donít know how to read.
Joey:† Me neither.†
(Monica and Phoebe enter)
Monica:† Hey honey, Joey.†
Joey:† Hey guys.† What you been up to?
Monica:† Nothing much. †What you guys been up to?
Chandler:† Joey and I were discussing the validity of Einsteinís Theory of Relativity.†
Phoebe:† Oh, I love Einsteinís Theory of Relativity!† What part are you on?
Joey:† Ah, the part where we were determining Einsteinís true parents.†
Phoebe:† Oh, it was a joke.† You guys suck.† I got excited for nothing.†
Chandler:† Apparently thatís not all you got excited for.
Phoebe (to Joey):† You told him didnít you?
Joey:† Tell him what?
Phoebe:† You know what.†
Joey:† No.† No I donít.
Phoebe:† That we had sex last night.
Chandler:† You guys had sex last night?
Phoebe:† You didnít tell him?
Joey:† I swear, I didnít tell him.
Chandler:† Yes you did.
Joey:† Chandler!† That was supposed to be a secret!
Phoebe:† I canít believe you Joey!
Monica:† I donít see what the big deal is Pheebs, you told me the same thing.
Phoebe:† Can no one keep a secret around here!
(Norm and Crystal enter)†
Norm:† Hey guys.†
Joey:† Hey Crystal, how you doin?
Crystal:† Thanks for setting me up with Norm Joey, heís great.†
Phoebe:† He set you up with Norm?
Crystal:† Yeah.† Norm told me how Joey told him that I wasnít wearing any underwear.†
Joey:† Look at the time, Iíd better get myself to the set.† Bye guys.† (Joey leaves)†
Norm:† Well anyway, thanks for everything Phoebe.
Phoebe:† Sure, I love to be dumped in the middle of a date.†
Monica (to Chandler):† Joeyís dead.†
Chandler:† Thatís an understatement.††††††
CENTRAL PARK (Rachel and Ross have arrived to tend to Ben)
Rachel:† Are you alright Ben?†
Ben (crying):† No!† My arm hurts!†
Ross (panicking):† Oh crap, heís bleeding.† Heís cracked his head open!
Rachel:† Ross!† (no answer)† Ross, get a hold of yourself!
Ross:† What?!† What do we do?!
Rachel (calmly):† Go call 911. Iíll stay here with Ben.
Ross:† Whereís a phone?†
Rachel:† Your cell phone is in your bag.† Go and call 911.†
Ross:† Whatís the number again?!
Rachel:† 911.† Now go.† (to Ben)† Itís gonna be ok sweetie.† It looks like you broke your arm and youíve got a slight cut on the back of your head.† Your dad and I will take care of you.† Itís gonna be ok.† What do you want for dinner?
Rachel:† What do you want for dinner?
Rachel:† What kind of pizza?
Rachel:† Then pepperoni pizza it is.† How are you doing?† Does your arm still hurt?
Ben:† Itís burning.†
Rachel:† Thatís what happens when your break a bone.† You get a burning sensation.† You know, when I was your age, I broke my leg playing soccer with my sisters.†
Ben:† Did it hurt?
Rachel:† It hurt for awhile, but then the doctor fixed it and put a cast on it.† After that it didnít hurt that much.†
Ben:† What about my cut?
Rachel:† The doctorís gonna put some stitches on you to close up the cut.† After a couple of days, the doctor will take the stitches out and youíll be good as new.†
Ben:† Like after Auntie Monica banged my head on the post at her apartment?
Rachel:† Yeah Ben, just like that.†
CHANDLER & MONICAíS APARTMENT (Chandler and Monica are present)†
Monica:† Whatís up with Joey?
Chandler:† What da ya mean?
Monica:† Why did he sabotage Phoebeís date like that?
Chandler:† I donít know.†
Monica:† Ok, youíre lying.†
Chandler:† I am not!
Monica:† Look at me.†
Monica:† Chandler, look at me.† (Chandler looks at Monica)† See, youíre totally lying.†
Chandler:† What?† How can you get that from me just looking at you?†
Monica:† Your face is all red.†
Chandler:† Nah uh.† Iím just really hot.†
Monica:† Fine.† So do you think Joey and Phoebe should just admit that they like one another?
Chandler:† I dunno.† Though I think thatís what Joey wants.
Monica:† Ha! I just caught you lying to me.† You know what that means.†
Chandler:† Damn it!
Monica:† Shall we adjourn to the bedroom?
Chandler:† Fine, but under protest.† You tricked me.†
Monica:† Like you didnít want to get caught.†
Chandler:† Maybe I did, maybe I didnít.†
JOEYíS (PHOEBEíS) APARTMENT† (Joey is watching TV.† Phoebe enters)
Phoebe:† Donít hey me Joey!
Joey:† What are you so upset about?
Phoebe:† Why did you sabotage my date with Norm?
Joey:† I didnít sabotage your date with Norm.† (pause)† Wait, what does sabotage mean?
Phoebe:† Forget about it.† Why did you tell Norm that Crystal wasnít wearing any underwear?
Joey:† I thought heíd be interested to know?
Phoebe:† Are we friends?
Joey:† Of course weíre friends.† Why would you doubt that?
Phoebe:† Because friends donít do that to each other.† Goodbye.†
Joey:† Wait Pheebs!† Donít go.
Joey:† Did you ever think that I could have a very good reason to do what I did?
Phoebe:† Wanting to be a butthead is not a good reason Joey.†
Joey:† How about that fact that it hurts me inside to see you go out with other guys.†
Joey:† I really care for you Phoebe.† Youíre best friend.† I only want the best for you.†
Phoebe:† And you donít think I should decide who I date?
Joey:† No.† No I think you should.†
Phoebe:† Ok, youíre talking like Joey again.† Youíre making no sense.†
Joey:† Iím just saying, maybe the guy your looking for is right in front of you.†
Phoebe (looking around):† Is Mitch Buchanan here?
Joey:† No, but Dr. Ross Greco is.†
Phoebe:† Whoís that?
Joey:† Me you idiot.†
Phoebe (surprised):† What are you saying Joey?† Are you in love with me?†
Joey:† I dunno.† I just know that I really look forward to being alone with you.†
Phoebe:† I donít know what to say.† This is like, wow!† You better not be doing this just to get out of being in trouble.
Joey:† I wouldnít do that.† (Phoebe stares at Joey)† Ok, I would, but Iím not doing that right now.†
Phoebe:† What about your decision that it wouldnít be a good idea for us to get together.†
Joey:† Damn, I forgot about that.† (pause)† Forget I said it.† What da ya say?† Wanna go for it?
Phoebe (after a long pause):† What the hell!†
CHANDLER & MONICAíS APARTMENT (Monica and Chandler are lying on the couch)
Chandler:† What time is it?
Monica:† Itís six oíclock.†
Chandler:† Arenít you forgetting to do something?
Monica:† What are you talking about?
Chandler:† Itís dinnertime.† Arenít you forgetting to make dinner?
Monica:† Are you being serious?
Chandler:† What?† Itís six oíclock and itís getting near dinnertime.
Monica:† And you want me to make you dinner.†
Monica:† Well what?
Chandler:† I thought you might be interested in making dinner thatís all.† I mean, you do it everyday.
Monica:† And you just assume that Iím cooking tonight?
Monica:† I knew we shouldnít have had sex today.† As that all you see me as?† Your sex slave and cook?
Chandler:† Huh, I never looked at it like that.† (Monica glares at Chandler)† Sorry, I didnít know you were being serious.† I donít think of you like that at all.† I think of you as a loving wife and my best friend.†
Monica:† Thatís so sweet.
Chandler:† So are you gonna make dinner?
Monica (getting up frustrated):† You really know how to screw things up donít you.††
(Ross, Rachel and Ben enter.† Ben is wearing a cast on his arm)
Ross:† Hey guys.†
Monica (noticing Ben):† Oh my God, what happened?
Ben:† I fell off the monkey bars at the park.†
Chandler:† Are you ok champ?
Ben:† Yeah, my Daddy and Mommy took me to the emergency room to see the doctor.†
Chandler:† Donít you mean Auntie Rachel and your Dad?
Ben:† No.† Auntie Rachelís my mommy too.†
Rachel (to Ross):† Did you hear that?† He called me Mommy.
Ross (hugging Rachel):† I heard sweetie and I think itís great.
(Joey and Phoebe enter Ė holding hands)
Chandler:† I see you guys made up.†
Joey:† We made up in the kitchen, the bathroom and the bedroom.†
Ross/Rachel/Monica/Chandler:† Oh my God!††
ROSS & RACHELíS APARTMENT (Ross and Rachel are in bed)†
Rachel:† So did you have a good birthday?
Ross:† Yeah, I did.† Though I never thought Iíd see my son be so brave.†
Rachel:† You were pretty brave too.†
Ross:† I was, wasnít I?
Rachel:† Yeah, after you passed out and were revived by the paramedics, you were totally brave.†