Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with the Home Study 

Monica and Chandler nervously prepare for a visit from an adoption worker. Phoebe and Mike keep changing their minds about donating their wedding money to charity. Ross fights Rachel's fear of swings.

Director:

Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »
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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
Paul Rudd ... Mike Hannigan
Maria Pitillo ... Laura
Matt Winston ... the Charity Clerk
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Storyline

Ross refuses to allow Rachel to pass on her irrational fear of playground swings to their daughter since her hair got caught in one and, 'far worse,' had to be cut off unevenly. He takes them both to the park where he has to face his fear of spiders in exchange for getting Rachel to try a swing after seeing Emma enjoy it. Monica thoroughly clears away everything that might scare off Laura, the social worker from the adoption agency, but Joey, who promised to turn up in case she's impressed by a TV 'celebrity', once dated Laura and never called back as he always falsely promises - Meanwhile, after trying on Monica's veil, Phoebe changes her mind about having donating her wedding day budget to the New York Children's Fund and so drags fiance Mike along to seduce the foundation's clerk, who she supposes is gay, to convince him into refunding, then feels guilty again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (extended DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening scene, it shows Phoebe and Mike reading Weddings In Style magazine. On the cover is Megan Mulally from Will and Grace. See more »

Goofs

Just after Ross says, "Oh relax. I didn't say the F-word," to the kids on the playground, what appears to be the edge of the set is visible for a moment in the bottom right corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ross Geller: Look, I'm sorry to hear about your tragedy, ok? But the swings are perfectly safe, and, besides, Emma loves them. You know what? You should come with us and you'll see!
Rachel Green: Ross, those things go like forty miles an hour! There's a moment when you're at the top when you just don't know if you're gonna retun back to earth!
Dr. Ross Geller: Space *is* filled with orbiting children...
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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