Crumbs: Reviews » Comedies » Friends » Season 9
Critical reviews of U.S. TV shows
and analysis of what makes them
good, bad, irritating and enlightening.
56
/100
Viewer
69
/100

Friends

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

43
/100
Viewer
48
/100

Season 9

# Episode Overview Score Viewer score Podcast
1 TOW No one Proposes Joey didn’t really propose to Rachel but she thi...
Joey didn’t really propose to Rachel but she thinks he did. Phoebe gets confused and makes Ross even more confused. Chandler and Monica keep trying to conceive but Jack Gellar walks in on them.
32 -
2 TOW Emma Cries Ross is still angry at Rachel and Joey for the mar...
Ross is still angry at Rachel and Joey for the marriage proposal. When he confronts Joey he ends up trying to punch him and breaking his thumb. Chandler falls asleep in a meeting and volunteers to move to Tulsa. Rachel wakes Emma and needs Monica’s help to stop her crying.
41 -
3 TOW The Pediatrician Rachel is worrying about everything Emma does and ...
Rachel is worrying about everything Emma does and discovers that Ross still goes to his paediatrician. Chandler leaves for Tulsa but Monica stays behind. Phoebe and Joey agree to set each other up with friends but Joey forgets to.
44 -
4 TOW The Sharks Monica surprises Chandler in Tulsa and finds him b...
Monica surprises Chandler in Tulsa and finds him being turned on by sharks. Joey dates a girl he thinks he has slept with before but she doesn’t seem to remember him. Ross upsets Phoebe by pointing out that she has never been in a serious relationship. He then tries to fix things with her and Mike.
48 -
5 TOW Phoebe's Birthday Dinner Phoebe invites all the friends out to a fancy rest...
Phoebe invites all the friends out to a fancy restaurant for her birthday. Chandler smokes in Tulsa and when he returns Monica finds out. She is angry at him but she wants to have sex as she is ovulating. Rachel is reluctant to leave Emma for the first time.
60 20
6 TOW The Male Nanny Friends 200th episode gets a full 30 minutes. Rach...
Friends 200th episode gets a full 30 minutes. Rachel and Ross hire a male nanny (Freddie Prince Jr) who makes Ross uncomfortable. Phoebe and Mike exchange keys only for David to appear for a few days. At Monica’s new job she meets the funniest guy she’s ever met and it makes Chandler insecure.
66 83
7 TOW Ross's Inappropriate Song Ross sings an offensive rap song to Emma and she l...
Ross sings an offensive rap song to Emma and she laughs for the first time. Despite her reservations Rachel joins in. Phoebe meets Mike’s parents for the first time and it goes badly. Joey looks around Richard’s old apartment and Chandler finds a tape with Monica’s name on it.
40 -
8 TOW Rachel's Other Sister It’s Thanksgiving and Rachel’s sister ends up ...
It’s Thanksgiving and Rachel’s sister ends up joining them for dinner. An argument then ensues about who would raise Emma should anything happen to Ross and Rachel. Monica uses her wedding china and wants to make sure that no one damages them. Joey needs to learn to lie convincingly.
42 -
9 TOW Rachel's Phone Number Rachel goes out with Phoebe for the night and give...
Rachel goes out with Phoebe for the night and gives her number to a guy. But she doesn’t want Ross to know about it, so she asks Mike to intercept Ross’ phone calls. Meanwhile Chandler lies to Joey to spare his feelings and he ends up thinking Monica is having an affair.
50 -
10 TOW Christmas In Tulsa Chandler has to work in Tulsa over Christmas. A cl...
Chandler has to work in Tulsa over Christmas. A clip show.
10 -
11 TOW Rachel Goes Back To Work Rachel returns to the office and finds her replace...
Rachel returns to the office and finds her replacement Gavin might replace her permanently. Joey gets cash-strapped Phoebe a job as an extra on Days of Our Lives. Chandler gets an internship in an advertising company and worries that now might not be the best time to have a baby.
25 40
12 TOW Phoebe's Rats Phoebe decides to raise some rat babies she finds ...
Phoebe decides to raise some rat babies she finds in her apartment. Rachel goes back to work with Gavin and finds him increasingly annoying, but their rows are cover for their attraction to each other. Ross and Rachel hire a nanny who Joey wants to seduce so Ross forbids him from hitting on her.
43 -
13 TOW Monica Sings Ross is angry at Rachel for kissing Gavin and so t...
Ross is angry at Rachel for kissing Gavin and so tries to pick up woman to show he has moved on. Phoebe takes Monica to a bar to sing as Mike plays piano there. Joey is advised to have his eyebrows waxed and finds Chandler can help him out.
39 -
14 TOW The Blind Dates Phoebe and Joey believe that Ross and Rachel shoul...
Phoebe and Joey believe that Ross and Rachel should be together again. So they set them both up on terrible blind dates to try and force them together. Monica and Chandler baby-sit Emma but need to have sex because it is the last day Monica is ovulating.
42 -
15 TOW The Mugging Chandler becomes an advertising intern, Joey has a...
Chandler becomes an advertising intern, Joey has an audition with a famous actor (Jeff Goldblum) and Ross learns that Phoebe used to mug people.
63 -
16 TOW The Boob Job Chandler and Monica are short on money. They both ...
Chandler and Monica are short on money. They both go to Joey for help and he has to lie to Chandler to cover Monica’s tracks. So he tells him that she is having a boob job. Phoebe and Mike agree to move in together but he says he could never get married again. Rachel baby proofs the apartment which causes Joey problems.
34 -
17 TOW The Memorial Service Ross and Chandler post stupid things about each ot...
Ross and Chandler post stupid things about each other on their alumni website. When Chandler posts that Ross is dead, he decides to hold a memorial service to see who will turn up. Emma loves Joey’s teddy Hugsy so much that Rachel wants her to keep it. Meanwhile Phoebe enlists Monica to stop her from calling Mike.
29 -
18 TOW The Lottery The whole gang buy lottery tickets while Chandler ...
The whole gang buy lottery tickets while Chandler waits to hear if he has got an internship.
59 -
19 TOW Rachel's Dream Rachel watches Joey doing a love scene as Drake an...
Rachel watches Joey doing a love scene as Drake and has a dream about kissing him. Chandler and Ross end up at an inn in Vermont and decide to take stuff from the hotel to make up for being overcharged. Phoebe starts playing guitar outside Monica’s restaurant but she doesn’t want her there.
47 -
20 TOW The Soap Opera Party Joey tries to send the friends to a feminist play ...
Joey tries to send the friends to a feminist play so that he can invite his soap opera friends round for a party. Rachel, who is developing feelings for Joey, finds out about the party and lets it slip to the others. Ross falls for a new palaeontology lecturer and Chandler ends up alone at the play.
62 -
21 TOW The Fertility Test Chandler and Monica go for a fertility test. Rache...
Chandler and Monica go for a fertility test. Rachel discovers that Phoebe works for a massage chain which she proclaimed to hate. Ross helps Joey impress Charlie with his knowledge of art.
26 -
22 TOW The Donor Chandler and Monica consider their options of havi...
Chandler and Monica consider their options of having a baby. With sperm donors a possibility Chandler brings home a guy from his office who he thinks would be good. Ross has to interview for the chance to become a key note speaker at a conference and his interviewer falls asleep. Phoebe runs into David and Rachel takes Charlie shopping while hiding her feelings for Joey.
36 -
23 TOI Barbados (1) The friends and Charlie and David all head to Barb...
The friends and Charlie and David all head to Barbados for Ross’ conference. Ross loses his speech when his computer crashes and spends the evening with Charlie recreating it. So to pass the time Joey and Rachel hang out and get close. Meanwhile David plans to propose to Phoebe even though she is not over Mike.
52 -
24 TOI Barbados (2) Charlie breaks up with Joey and while she kisses R...
Charlie breaks up with Joey and while she kisses Ross, Joey ends up with Rachel. Mike returns and Phoebe breaks up with David to be with him. Monica and Mike then play table tennis and are both very competitive.
31 -