Episode 1×02 “The One With the Sonogram at the End”
Description: Ross finds out his ex-wife (Carol) is pregnant, and he has to attend the sonogram along with Carol’s lesbian life-partner, Susan. Ugly Naked Guy gets a thigh-master. Ross and Monica’s parents come for dinner, which stresses Monica out. Ross and Rachel console each other. Rachel returns the ring to Barry, who is much less upset about thebreak-up than expected.
Overall thoughts: Different Carol, same Susan. LOL. Ugly Naked Guy! Ross’s tie. Now that there’s a baby involved, the stakes are higher for Ross. Comic relief from Joey eating the lasagna. Ross is the favorite child. Why do Monica’s parents hate her? I love that they hang out at a coffee shop and not a bar. They changed Barry’s last name from Finkle to Farber. Good choice.
There were many Ross/Rachel moments in this episode that made me smile. I really enjoy their chemistry. I thought the best part of this episode was when Ross, Susan, and Carol saw the baby for the first time on the sonogram. I appreciated how well that scene balanced humor with a serious situation, something which Friends continuously does well during its entire run. This episode was not as funny as the pilot, but that’s probably because of the higher emotional stakes and more serious subject matter.
Carol: Is this a bad time?
Ross: No… it’s the stone age.
Overall thoughts: This episode is obviously about Ross finding out his lesbian ex-wife is pregnant with his baby, just typing that is funny. Rachel is the worst employee ever. Whoa, its a different Carol and I love Ross is putting a display together for work, I want to do that! Monica is so OCD, Courtney Cox plays her so perfectly. First Ugly Naked Guy joke, Thigh Master eww. Joey is so much more himself this episode, in the pilot he seemed a little off. The Geller’s Parents are introduced really early, I like them. Monica fat shaming has also started from when she was a teenager and chunky, Ross is such a golden child, on second thought I don’t like the elder Geller’s. Still the original Susan that I remember though, the Sonogram scene is so cringe worthy. Rachel’s ex-fiance is so douchey.
Best joke: “I’m the only one in here who…Stands erect.” – Ross
Paleontology joke hooray!
Solid second episode, Ross is so hilarious and sad and mopey but can you really blame him. “When did it get so complicated” – Rachel. This show is so great.