The One Where Emma Cries


Written by: Dana Klein Borkow
Transcribed by: Eric Aasen


[Scene: Rachelís Hospital Room, Ross is sitting next to Rachel.]

Ross: You said youíd marry Joey?

Rachel: Okay you have to realize, I was exhausted, I was emotional, I would have said yes to anybody. Like that time you and I got married! (Pause) Iím not helping.

Ross: So you said yes to him, and you just had our baby?

Rachel: That is right and traditionally the daddy is supposed to give the mummy a present but I am prepared to let that go.

Ross: So when I came in here to see if you wanted to maybe start things up again, you were engaged to my best friend.

Rachel: WellóReally? I thought Chandler was your best friend.

Ross: Well, Chandlerís my oldest friend, but Joeyís myóNo! Ah! (points at Rachel)

Rachel: Ooooo!

Joey: (Enters) Hey you guys Iím gonna take off. I just wanted to let you guys know, say goodbye.

Ross: Rachel said sheíd marry you?!

Joey: (He looks around the room) This isnít the right room, sorry folks. (leaves)

Opening Credits

[Scene: Ross and Rachelís, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler are waiting for Ross and Rachel to come home and Monica is looking at the sign Phoebe bought that says, "Itís a Boy!"]

Monica: Ok, I donít wanna be negative so Iíll say that most of the signs you bought are good.

Phoebe: No they ran out of "Itís a girl" but I can fix this one, (She writes "not" in between itís and a) See?

Monica: (looking at Chandler sleeping with a balloon in his mouth) So sexy. (Waking him up.) Honey.

Chandler: Yea yea. (Pulls the balloon out of his mouth)

Monica: Honey why donít you go lie down.

Chandler: No, no, Ross and Rachel will be back soon and then I gotta go to the office (Pulls another balloon out of his mouth) Am I producing them?

Joey: Whyíre you so tired?

Chandler: Couldnít sleep last night you know, then I started worrying about this big divisional meeting that I have later today, the more I worried about it the more I couldnít sleep.  Yíknow? I was like, if I fall asleep now Iíll get six hours sleep, but if I fall asleep now Iíll get five hours sleep. Not matter what I did I couldnít fall asleep.

Joey: You know what you shouldíve done, you should have told yourself that little story.

Rachel: (enters with Emma) Hi!

Everyone: Hi, welcome home!

Monica: Phoebe did the signs!

Rachel: Oh you guys thanks for doing this.

Phoebe: Look at all the stuff people sent!

Rachel: Oh Ah! (Sees a big stuffed gorilla) Oh my gosh thereís something every mother needs, a giant stuffed gorilla that takes up the entire apartment! What are people thinkÖ (Reads the card) Oh you guys I love it.

Joey: Hey so whereís Ross?

Rachel: Heís downstairs getting the rest of the stuff out of the cab.

Joey: Is he still mad at us?

Rachel: Well, you more then me, but he canít stay to mad at me. I mean, I just had his baby.

Joey: Thatís not fair! I canít do that.

Rachel: Yeah, Iím not so sure you should be here when he comes up.

Joey: See this is what I was afraid of, I didnít think I should be here either but somebody (Looks at Chandler) said heíd be over it by now.

Chandler: Hey, what do I know? I wanted to get a bigger gorilla.

[Scene: A Boardroom, Chandler keeps drifting off to sleep at his meeting.]

Ms. McKenna: The numbers we are seeing New York, Chicago, and London are consistently solid, but many of our officers have reported disappointing fields.

(Chandler drifts off and his arm slips off the table and he wakes back up.)

Ms. McKenna: Boston is down, Atlanta is down, Houston is down, I could go on and on but instead of boring you Iíll go straight to my forty two point plan.

(Chandler leans over to fall asleep on the manís shoulder next to him, only the man catches his attempt.)

Chandler: Walter (nods).

[Scene: Ross and Rachelís, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, and Rachel are watching Emma sleep.]

Phoebe: Sheís just so cute! I just wanna bite her ear off and use it and a sucking candy.

Monica: Phoebe! But I could take one of those little feet and put it in a pita pocket.

Ross: (enters from the bed room) Okay I put most of the stuff away.

Rachel: Oh great, the pacifiers?

Ross: In the closet.

Rachel: The burping clogs?

Ross: Linen closet.

Rachel: The diapers?

Ross: In the hospital.

Phoebe: Wow you guys got a hospital?  Fancy!

Ross: No I left the diapers at the hospital! Thereís some in the bag but Iíll run out and get some more.

Rachel: Alright thanks, oh Ross could you stop by the coffee house and get me a muffin?

Ross: Sure what kind?

Rachel: Umm let me think...What do I want, what d-o I w-a-n-t...

Ross: Please take your time, itís an important decision. Not like, say, I know! deciding to marry someone, this is about a muffin.

Rachel: Blueberry.

Ross: Blueberry it is.

Rachel: Thanks.

Monica: Wow, heís really not letting this go, is he?

Rachel: God how long do you think thatís gonna last?

Phoebe: I dunno, well he got over the "We were on a break" thing really quickly.

Rachel: Yíknow I canít even worry about that right now, cause I got the cutie little baby, oh I canít believe how much I love her, I canít get enough of her, like right now I miss her.  I actually miss her.

Phoebe: You know thatísÖ thatís her.

Rachel: Oh god look at her sleeping.  Oh, I love her so much!  Oh, I think Iím gonna wake her up.

Phoebe: Oh no, Rach, no no, you know youíre never supposed to wake a sleeping baby.

Rachel: Well I can do whatever I want!  I made her! (Waking Emma up.) Come on little girl, hi!

(Emma starts crying)

Phoebe: I can say I told you so but sheís kinda doing that for me.

Rachel: Oh Iím sorry mummyís so sorry go back to sleep go back to sleep. Shh.   Shhh! Go back to sleep

(Emma continues crying in the background)

Monica: Breaks your heart doesnít it

Phoebe: It really doesÖ how long do you think we have to stay?

[Scene: A Boardroom, Chandlerís meeting continues.]

Ms. McKenna: Ok if everyoneís on board, itís settled, Chandler, (Walter puts his hand on Chandlers hand, Chandler sleeping puts his hand on top of his, he then wakes up and pulls his hand away) Chandler?

Chandler: Yep.

Ms. McKenna: Are you on board?

Chandler: (not knowing what heís saying yes to) Yes.

Ms. McKenna: Then, problem solved. Chandler will be running our office in Tulsa. Youíre gonna love Oklahoma.

(Chandler smiles and nods then realizes what heís agreed to.)

[Scene: Ross and Rachelís, Emma continues crying while Rachel, Monica and Phoebe try different methods to stop her crying.]

Phoebe: Well, alright, we already tried feeding her, changing her, burping her, oh try this one! Go back in time and listen to Phoebe!

Monica: Alright hereís something, it says to try holding the baby close to your body and then swing her rapidly from side to side.

Rachel: Ok. (Starts swinging Emma rapidly and she stops crying)

Monica: It worked!

Rachel: Oh (happy) oh no just stopped to throw up a little bit. (Emma starts crying again.) Oh come on, what am I gonna do, its been hours and it wonít stop crying.

Monica: Umm, she Rach, not it, she.

Rachel: Yeah, Iím not so sure.

Monica: Oh my god, I am losing my mind.

Phoebe: Yeah, no kidding, this just proves no good can come from having sex with Ross!

[Scene: Central Perk, Ross is getting Rachelís muffin.]

Ross: Hey Gunther, can I get a couple of blueberry muffins to go? (He puts a bag with diapers in it on the counter.)

Gunther: Diapers huh?

Ross: Yep.

Gunther: So I guess Rachel had you baby?

Ross: Yep, can you believe it?

Gunther: Nope!  I still canít believe she slept with you in the first place.

Ross: Huh? Ooh (laughs) you mean like aÖ Huh?

Joey: (entering) Hey. (Ross turns to see who it is, and seeing itís Joey he just ignores him and turns back around.) Ross, I know youíre pissed at me, but we have to talk about this.

Ross: Ah actually we donít. (Ross walks off)

Joey:  Fine, fine okay.  But I gotta say technically, I didnít even do anything wrong.

Ross: (turns back) What! (Angrily) You didnít do anything wrong?!

Joey: I said I didnít technically.

Ross: Okay letís put aside that you (Makes quote marks with his fingers.) "accidentally" picked up my grandmothers ring and you (Does it again) "accidentally" proposed to Rachel.

Joey: Look, can I just stop you right there for a second? When people do this (Makes quote marks with his fingers.) I donít really know what that means. (Ross just looks at him) You were saying?

Ross: And I can even understand that you couldnít tell Rachel, but why couldnít you tell me, huh? You had all day to and you didnít.

Joey: I know I shouldíve. (Makes quote marks again.) "Iím sorry."

Ross: Not using it right, Joe.

(He brings his hands in closer to his face then does it again.)

Ross: Iím gonna go.

Joey: No, come on Ross! (He grabs his bag so he canít leave) Look, Ross, we have to get past this.

Ross: Give me the bag.

Joey: No, look, I donít know what else to do. I said Iím sorry!

Ross: Joey!

Joey: You should scream at me, or-or-or curse me, or hit me.

Ross: Iím not gonna hit you.

Joey: Why not?  Youíll feel better!  Iíll feel better, and you know you want to. I can see it in your eyes.

Ross: No I donít.

Joey: A little bit.

Ross: No.

Joey: Little bit.

Ross: No!

Joey: (excited) A little bit more.

Ross: Give me the bag.

Joey: No, hit me

Ross: Give me the bag.

Joey: Hit me.

Ross: Joey, give me the bag.

Joey: Hit me!

Ross: Joe Iím not kiddingÖ

Joey: (interrupting) Hit me, hit me.

Ross: No!

Joey: (shouts) Hit me! Hit me!

(Ross throws a punch, but Joey ducks and Ross punches the pole. Ross then screams from the pain and turns to Gunther, and Gunther has a huge smile on his face.)

Ross: You ducked!!

Joey: Iím sorry! It was a reflex!

Ross: Oh my god, this really hurts!!!

Joey: I couldnít help it! When a fist comes at your face, you duck! Look! (He goes to punch Ross, expecting him to duck, but he doesnít and Joey punches Ross.   Gunther is amused.)

Ross: What is the matter with you?!?

Joey: You were supposed to duck!!! Why didnít you duck?

Ross: Why donít we talk about this on the way to the hospital?

Joey: Good, good yeah, (Grabs the bags) maybe while weíre there, they can check your reflexes. (Joey opens the door and it hits Ross in the face with it.) (Makes quote marks.) "Oops."

Commercial Break

[Scene: Ross and Rachelís, Emma is still crying.]

Monica: Try feeding her again.

Rachel: I already fed her.

Monica: I know, thatís why I said again!

Phoebe: Alright you guys, we canít turn on each other, Okay?  Thatís just what she wants.

Chandler: (enters) Hey.

Monica: Hey.

Chandler: Monica can I talk to you outside for a minute?

Rachel: Oh no, you guys, just stay here, Iím gonna go check her diaper, Pheebs you wanna come?

Phoebe: Oh Iím kinda part of this.

Chandler: Actually Pheebs its more of a husband and wife kinda thing

Phoebe: I knew I should have married Chandler.

(Phoebe and Rachel go to the back room and Emma continues to cry in the background while Chandler and Monica talk.)

Monica: Okay whatís up

Chandler: Umm, you know how we always said that it would be fun to move to Paris for a year? You know, you could study French cooking and I could write and we could take a picnic along the Seine and go wine tasting in Bordeaux?

Monica: Oh yeah (smiles).

Chandler: Okay, you know how that people say that Tulsa is the Paris of Oklahoma?

Monica: What? Who says that?

Chandler: People whoíve never ever been to Paris.

Monica: Whatís going on?

Chandler: Weíre moving to Tulsa! (Makes a excited expression on his face)

Monica: Excuse me?

Chandler: Okay, Ms. McKenna, she kind of works above my boss, she asked me to move to Tulsa and be the president of our office there, and I was sleeping and apparently, said yes.

Monica: (stands up angry) Tulsa, Oklahoma!

Chandler: The Sooner State, whatever that is.

Monica: Chandler, I donít even wanna see the musical Oklahoma!

Chandler: Really? Oh What A Beautiful MorningSurrey With A Fringe On Top.

Monica: Are you trying to tell me that weíre moving to Oklahoma, or that youíre gay? All right, not that this matters, but did they at least offer you a huge raise?

Chandler: No, no, but they are going to lease us a Ford Focus. (Monicaís not impressed.) Iíll get out of it.

Monica: Thank you.

Chandler: (hears Emma crying) What is wrong with Emma?

Monica: Oh she misunderstood, she thought she was moving to Tulsa.

[Scene: Ms. McKennaís Office, Chandler enters.]

Chandler: Umm maíam, do you have a minute? (She points for him to come in) I kind of have some bad news. I donít think I can move to Tulsa.

Ms. McKenna: What?

Chandler: Itís a funny story, actually. (coughs) I kind of fell asleep in the meeting this morning so when I said Iíd move to Tulsa, I didnít really know what I was saying.

Ms. McKenna: You fell asleep?

Chandler: But only because I was up all night worried about this meeting, ainít that funny? Irony? Not a fan, alright (he sits down). See, hereís the thing. I went home and told my wife about Tulsa and she wonít go. See, me, I love Tulsa!  Tulsa is heaven!  Tulsa is ItalyóPlease donít make me go there!

Ms. McKenna: Chandler, IÖ

Chandler: No no no! Look, Carol, can I call you Carol? (Pause) Wh-why would I when your name is Elaine? Oh what a great picture of your son, strapping! (She glares at him.) Thatís a picture of your daughter, isnít it, well sheís lovely. I like a girl with a strong jaw. Iíll call you from Tulsa. (Exits.)

[Scene: The Hospital, Joey is sitting in the lobby as Ross enters.]

Joey: Hey, so how is it?

Ross: I broke my thumb.

Joey: Your thumb? Thatís weird. (Makes a fist.) You sure youíre punching right? Make a fist. (Ross just looks at him with his thumb in a cast.) Maybe later. Ross I feel terrible.

Ross: You know what, you can go, I just have to fill out some forms. (Tries to hold the pen but canít)

Joey: You, you want me to help you with that?

Ross: Why, does it look like Iím having trouble with my misshapen claw? (He hands Joey the form)

Joey: Name? (Ross looks at him.) I know Ross but whatís it short for? You know like, like Rossel or Rosstepher.

Ross: Just Ross!

Joey: Itís pretty, Okay date of birth?

Ross: You know my birthday.

Joey: Sure, May...tember.

Ross: October 18th.

Joey: Occupation? Dinosaurs.

Ross: Actually Iím a palianÖ Dinosaurs is fineÖ the drawing is not.

Joey: Alright, who do you want as your emergency contact?

Ross: Ah, Rachel I guess.

Joey: Okay, relationship, boy this could take a while.

Ross: Just ahÖ just put roommate.

Joey: Come on, you guys are more then that! I mean, youíre gonna get together right?

Ross: I donít think that we are.

Joey: But you two were supposed to be together.

Ross: Well, I thought so too, but then she said sheíd marry you.

Joey: Come on, Ross, that didnít mean anything! She just had the baby, she was all freaked out about doing it alone, she would have said yes to anybody.

Ross: Yeah thatís what she said.

Joey: So?

Ross: So I donít wanna be just anybody.

Joey: Wow.

Ross: You know what, itís, itís better this way anyway. I mean I donít know what I was thinking, going down that road again with us. Itís just much easier if weíre just friends who have a kid.

Joey: Really?

Ross: Yeah.

Joey: And youíre Okay with that?

Ross: Yes. I mean, itís what we always planned.  And if you have a plan, you should stick to it.  Thatís why they call them plans.  Hello? (Pause) Iím fine.

Joey: Hey, for what itís worth, with Rachel I donít think youíll ever be just (Makes quote marks.) "anybody."

Ross: Hey there you go! (Smiles because Joey used it correctly)

Joey: (makes quote marks) "Thanks."

(Ross looks away, not bothering)

[Scene: Ross and Rachelís, Emma continues to cry.]

Rachel: Oh my God! How long has she been crying?

Monica: About a week and a half.

Phoebe: Well alright, looks like you guys have got it under control so Iím just gonna go. (She gets up and Rachel looks at her, upset, and Monica just stares.) No! Really? Misery really does love company. All right! (She sits back down.)

Monica: Rach, try holding her a different way.

Rachel: You guys, Iím doing the best I can, anyone else is welcome to try.

Phoebe: Alright, Iíll try, fine! Yes, Okay!

Rachel: Here you go. (Hands Emma to Phoebe)

Phoebe: Shh! Nothing works with this child! (Hands her back.)

Rachel: Oh god what am I gonna do you guys, I canít even comfort my own baby! Iím the worst mother ever!

Monica: Youíre just new at this, itíll get better, think about your first day at work. I mean, that couldnít have been easy but you figured that out.

Rachel: Yeah I donít think dressing provocatively is going to help me here! Oh my god just please take her.

Monica: Okay Iíll take her, here. (Takes Emma)

Rachel: I have to go to the bathroom. (Goes to the bathroom)

Phoebe: I have to go scream into a pillow. (Goes to scream into a pillow)

Monica: (To Emma) Bouncy baby, Bouncy baby, Ooh baby baby, Ooh baby baby, Ooh baby baby. (Emma stops crying and falls asleep)

Phoebe: (entering) Have I gone deaf?

Monica: It worked! Ooh baby baby baby, ooh baby baby baby!

Phoebe: You must be a fireball in bed.

Monica: I canít believe it!  Sheís asleep!  I got her to go to sleep!   I have actual magical powers!

Phoebe: I can hear traffic and birds!  I can hear the voices in my head again! (Monica looks at her strangely) Iím kidding. (She smiles wickedly.)

Rachel: Oh my God! You got her to stop crying!

Monica: Yes I did, Iím Monica, Super Aunt

Rachel: You are the official baby crier stopper!

Monica: Yes I am!!

Rachel: Youíre never leaving the apartment!

Monica: Say what?

Rachel: Thatís your new job, day and night, she starts crying I need you here.

Monica: (stands up to hand Emma back) Oh no no no no!

Phoebe: Thankfully you donít need me at all (gets up and to leave) so Okay Super aunt see you later! Rachel letís give it six to eight months (she leaves).

Rachel: Okay so listen Iím gonna go lay down.

Monica: What?

Rachel: You know the book says that whenever sheís sleeping I should be sleeping soÖ (She gives Monica thumbs and goes to lay down)

Chandler: (entering, loudly) Hey!

Monica: Shhh! We just got her to go to sleep

Chandler: Oh so there canít be any yelling.

Monica: No.

Chandler: Weíre moving to Tulsa

Monica: (loudly) What!?

Chandler: Shhhh! Shhhhh! Shhhhh! Shhhhh! (Walks backwards towards the door) I canít, I canít hear you. (He runs out)

[Scene: Ross and Rachelís, Ross enters.]

Ross: Hey.

Rachel: Heeeeey, where have you been? (He shows her his thumb) What happened to you?

Ross: Ah I had a little thing with Joey, if you think this is bad you should see him.

Rachel: Oh no Ross! This is not good, we have to talk about this Joey thing. Please sit. (He sits) You have got to get over this Joey thing, okay? I never really wanted to marry Joey, okay?

Ross: Okay.

Rachel: You know what I really really want?

Ross: What, Rach?

Rachel: I wanna sleep, I wanna eat, I wanna take a shower, I mean before she wakes up and we gotta do this all over again.

Ross: (smiles) Right.

Rachel: I mean I got news for you mister, Emma?  Not easy.

Ross: Well, thatís what Iím here for. (Emma starts crying again) Want me to get that?

Rachel: No its really okayÖ Monica!

Monica: (comes running out the kitchen to the bedroom) Got it! Got it! Got it! Got it! Got it! Got it!

Closing Credits

[Scene: Central Perk, Joey and Ross are sitting at one of the high tables.]

Joey: You know, ah, Iíve been thinking about this and I gotta tell ya, itís not my fault. Itís a natural instinct.

Chandler: (enters) Hey, what you guys talking about?

Joey: Hey OK great, what would you do if I did this? (Swings to punch Chandler, he moves and he ends up punching Ross, knocking him off the stool. Ross then gets up and just stares at Joey.)

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