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Friends is a sit com about three guys and three girls living in New York who become best friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey deal with life's adversities together. NBC 1994-2004

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Episode 6 - TOW The Baby On The Bus

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Ross has an allergic reaction to a pie Monica made and so she takes him to the hospital. He leaves Ben with Joey and Chandler who try to use him to pick up women. Meanwhile Rachel tries to comfort Phoebe after she is replaced at Central Perk by a professional musician.

The Good: Both the Monica-Ross and Phoebe-Rachel stories are fine. There is not a lot to them, the odd line is funny. Chandler and Joey however, are very funny. They play off each other well and Chandler reels off several great lines as they lose Ben on the bus and have to track him down and figure out which baby he is.

The Bad: This is the start of a bad trend in Friends where the writers insist on having three separate plots going on. It means time that could have been spent on being funny or adding depth is wasted to ensure the actors all have something to do. The two lesser plots are ok, but they feel like filler. Especially as Phoebe is back playing at Central Perk a few episodes later.

Best Line: (J) “We’ll flip for it, ducks or clowns.”
(C) “Oh we’re gonna flip for the baby?”
(J) “You got a better idea?”
(C) “Alright call it in the air (flips coin).”
(J) “Heads.”
(C) “Heads it is.”
(J) “Yes. Phew.”
(C) “We have to assign heads to something!”
(J) “Right. Ok. Ok, ducks is heads because ducks have heads.”
(C) “What kind of scary-ass clowns came to your birthday?”

Best Friend: Chandler

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