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The One with the Baby on the Bus 

Joey and Chandler are left to babysit Ben when Monica takes Ross to the hospital. Meanwhile, Phoebe loses her singing gig at Central Perk to a professional singer.


Gail Mancuso


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Chrissie Hynde ... Stephanie Schiffer
Max Wright ... Terry
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Doctor Karl
Catherine Bell ... Robin
Hugh Dane ... Jim
Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Becky (as Jennifer Sommerfield)


Ross eats Monica's kiwi pie, and has an allergic reaction to it. Even though he hates injections, Monica takes him to the hospital, meaning Chandler and Joey have to take care of baby Ben. They use him to seduce women, but forget the baby on the bus, and go through the hassle of finding him again. In the meantime, a professional guitarist plays in Phoebe's spot in Central Perk, leading to her being jealous and to Rachel feeling bad about it. Written by Pruneau

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

2 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One with the Baby on the Bus See more »

Filming Locations:

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lea Thompson crosses over in her role from Caroline in the City (1995). The same night this episode aired, David Schwimmer appeared as Ross on The Single Guy (1995) and Matthew Perry appeared as Chandler on Caroline in the City (1995) (and also Jonathan Silverman from The Single Guy (1995)). See more »


When Rachel brings out the coffee to Phoebe outside, an applause clip is played because Stephanie's song has ended. However, you can see through the window that no one in the coffeehouse is clapping. See more »


Terry: Rachel, it's not that your friend is bad. It's - it's that she's so bad she makes me want to push my finger through my eye, into my brain, and swirl it around.
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References Caroline in the City (1995) See more »


When I Play, I Play for Me
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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Love This Episode
7 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

I love this episode Plot In A Paragraph:Phoebe is devastated when she loses her singing gig at Central Perk to a professional singer. Joey volunteers himself and and Chandler to babysit Ben, when Monica takes Ross to the hospital after an allergic reaction. Of course he has an ulterior motive, and they take the baby cruising round New York looking for babes.

Whilst the Pheobe storyline takes up a lot of screen time and has the guest star, for me this episode is all about Joey and Chandler with Ben. Both Matthew Perry and Matt Le Blanc were superb, my only complaint (and this is nit picking) would Schwimmers acting at times is a little off, but that said faking an allergic reaction would have me looking awkward.... see I said it was nit picking

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