- Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry
- Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
- Classification: 12
- Studio: Warner
- VHS Release Date: 27 Oct. 2003
- Run Time: 22 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00009PBJD
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,820 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Friends: Series 9 - Episodes 21-24 [VHS] 
Episodes 21 to 24 from the ninth season of the long-running sitcom. 'The One with the Fertility Test' has Ross help Joey woo a beautiful professor named Charlie. 'The One With the Donor' finds Monica and Chandler searching for a sperm donor. And finally, in the two-part 'The One in Barbados'. Phoebe has to decide between Mike and David, and the romantic confusions which link Ross, Charlie, Joey and Rachel come to a head.
Top Customer Reviews
TOWT Ferility test, has been deemed as on of the saddest episodes of Friends to date, when married couple Monica and Chandler are informed they can't have children, in this scene all jokes are put aside as these two actors/actresses deliver a performance worthy of more than a sitcom.
TOWT Donor, here the Bings look into sperm donors, with hilarious results. Rachel tries to overcome her newly found feelings for Joey, Phoebe is back with David (Hank Azaria) aka 'The Scientist Guy' but still getting over Mike.
TOW In Barbados 1 & 2 - The whole gang set off to Barbados to listen to Ross speak in a Paelintology conference, joined by David, and Joey's current girlfriend Charlie (Aisha Tyler), who Ross is also attracted to. With the constant rain, trapping them all inside the hotel it's all systems go.
The second episode shows Rachel and Joey coming ever closer to the enivitable. Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Mike are in the game room as Monica and Mike (Who turns out to be equally as competitive) have a long game of ping-pong, in a typical Friends way of 'What shall we do with the others', so whilst these 4 our battling it out, the real storyline is happening above.
It's all in all, Classic Friends.
Despite weaker episodes earlier in the series, the final two-parter is essential viewing - still hilarious, witty, very quick and even manages to throw up a few surprises.
The One With The Fertility Test and The One With The Donor focus mainly on Chandler (Matthew Parry) and Monica's (Courtney Cox-Arquette) problems with getting pregnant - sometimes with amusing consequences (Chandler’s 'amazing' work mate 'sperm-donor') and other times facing the sad facts and making new resolutions.
The One In Barbados centres on Ross's (David Schwimmer) palaeontologists convention in the Caribbean and, among other things, the revelation that he is actually famous (on being asked for an autograph from a fan: "... Sarah. I dig you...Love, Doctor Ross Geller".) While Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) is forced to choose between David from Minsk and Mike over who could (possibly) marry her, Monica's hair begins to morph into a poodle and she finds her match against the equally competitive Mike in a game of table tennis, with hilarious results.
Long-running questions are finally answered in these episodes: will Chandler and Monica ever have children, will Phoebe ever marry, will Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel (Jennifer Anniston) ever get together and will Ross finally pluck up the courage to date Charlie?
With a superb cliff-hanger ending, these episodes surely wrap up a fine series of Friends in style, humour and a great deal of finesse.
The one with the fertility test is the first on this disc and the central plot is basically Chandler and Monica going to a fertility clinic to get a check up to see if they have any problems conceiving. This visit turns out to be disastrous when they run into Chandler's ex-girlfriend, Janice (recurring guest star Maggie Wheeler),which makes an abosolutely hilarious performance. Meanwhile Phoebe makes a big deal about Rachel going to a big massage parlour and makes her promise note to go there even though Rachel has a free massage voucher. However, Rachel ends up going, only to find out Phoebe has been keeping some secrets that were quite clearly not wanting to be shared. Ross also becomes frustrated by Joey's new relationship with his co-worker Charlie who he has a major crush on.This episode ends with a very sad and evocative feeling when we learn that Monica and Chandler cannot have children which leads to some very powerful and dramatic acting by Courteney Cox Arquette and Matthew Perry.
The one with the donor is dominated by Monica and Chandlers lust to find "perfect sperm" which allows Monica's neurotic and over-powering nature to become fully accentuated. They "interview" a workmate of Chandler's to see if he fits the bill which makes excellent comedy. Meanwhile, Rachel and Phoebe have learned that when telling each other secrets they should be careful of who is listening.
The one in Barbados parts 1 and 2 is definately the best double length episode- ever!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Series Nine was a major revamp for Friends, since the sense of analogy and proportion has been restored to the writers (who gave too much attention to Rachel in Series 8). Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2003 by Petrides Antonis
i think that this is the best series of friends yet and that everything went the way i wanted it to. (If you follow the rachel-joey-ross triangle). Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2003