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The One With the Cake

Episode 10.04

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Ross and Rachel have a party for Emma's first birthday. They insist that everyone be there, which strains all their plans: Chandler and Monica are trying to get away for the weekend; Phoebe has a massage appointment; Joey has an audition. The party gets underway, but drags on because Emma is napping and Rachel won't wake her up. Joey didn't know he was supposed to get Emma a present, so where he hears that Phoebe has written Emma a song, he decides to do a dramatic reading. His last minute effort out-does Phoebe's song. The bunny-shaped cake with Emma's picture is mistakenly replaced with a novelty cake shaped like a penis (still with Emma's picture on it). Rachel goes to get it replaced, tempting everyone else to leave.

The one where they said....

Rachel: We had this idea to make a birthday video for Emma, and we'll give it to her when she's 18.
Phoebe: Oh, cool! Wow, it's like a time capsule. Oh, just think, she's gonna be watching that video on a TV that hasn't been invented yet. With friends who -- right now -- are just babies. And they'll be living in a floating city that the humans built to escape the ant people!

Rachel: If I wanted this cake to be a disaster, I would have baked it myself!
Joey: Uh, is it okay that I still think it looks delicious?
Judy Geller: Jack, look at this.
Jack Geller: I know what you're thinking Judy. The resemblence is uncanny.

Rachel: Yes, yes, I still want my daughter's picture, but on a bunny cake. Yellow cake, chocolate frosting, with nuts.
Chandler: To be fair, this one does have nuts.

Ross: Joey, you're in charge. You make sure nobody leaves.
Joey: Got it!
[Chandler walks across room]
Joey: Hey, hey, hey, where do you think you're going?
Chandler: To the bathroom!
Joey: All right. Well, the rest of you get comfortable, because we're going to be here for.... Wait a minute, there's a window in there!
Phoebe: Oh, no, he's not getting away that easy!
[both of them charge into the bathroom]
Chandler: What are you doing? Get the hell out of here!
Joey: Well, that one did not have Emma's face on it.

Joey: I'm locking you guys in! Ha!
[Joey turns the dead bolts on the door.]
Chandler: You do know I can just turn those the other way around.
Joey: Oh, I forgot you used to live here.

Monica [to Emma]: Now, another way to organize your stuffed animals is by size.
Chandler: I'm sorry, is this a game for Emma, or for Monica?
Monica: Game?


Written by Robert Carlock
Directed by Gary Halvorson
Elliott Gould as Jack Geller
June Gable as Estelle Leonard
Christina Pickles as Judy Geller
Aired 10/23/2003, 11/13/2003, 12/25/2003