on 25 February 2003
This is a great series and a must have for any true fan of 'Friends'. Anyone who may believe that the series has started to lose some of its original charm, should purchase these gems of episodes right now and prepare themselves to stand corrected. Although previous seasons may have shown some wear, for example the sometimes ridiculous humour in series six did start to question the show's staying power, series nine shows that with a few changes made here and there to support each character's persona (i.e. New Born Emma, or Pheobe's great new boyfriend, played by the ever fantastic Paul Rudd), Friends does have the ability to bounce back in full glory. My only complaint is of the recent rumours that this series is to be the last. Some series should continue until there is truly no hope of the show being as fun and refreshing as it was when it started. Yet series nine of 'Friends' only goes to show that there is life in this great story yet.
on 23 August 2003
In series 9, Friends is back on top form, after many hardcore fans were left disapointed by the 8th series. The four episodes on this video, are the favourites of the series.
In TOW Phoebe's birthday dinner, Phoebe makes reservations at a fancy restaraunt for her birthday, and all 6 friends are due to be there. However as Phoebe and Joey struggle to keep the table from being taken, the other 4 friends are absent from the restaraunt. After panicking about leaving their new baby Emma alone, Rachel and Ross get locked out of their apartment. Meanwhile ). They finally arrive, With Rachel's mum watching Emma by the bar, and Monica and Chandler still bickering, Phoebe finally yells at them all, before apologising and leaving to be with boyfriend Mike
TOWT Male Nanny, Rachel and Ross still desperatly searching to find a nanny for Emma, their new baby, finally find someone Rachel thinks is perfect, Sandy (Freddie Prince Jr). Howver Ross has issues with hiring a man as a nanny, esspecially someone as sensitive as Sandy, Joey however is also a big fan of the new nanny. Meanwhile Chandler fresk out when Monica exclaimes her no co-worker is 'the funniest guy she's ever met' and then Monica is left to do some damage control by over exageratedly laughing at all Chandler's jokes.
TOW Ross's inapproriate song, Ross discovers that singing 'Baby Got Back' to Emma makes her laugh, however Rachel is not pleased. Later, however, in a desperate attempt to see Emma laugh she also sings the song. Joey looks around Richard's apartment, which is for sale, with Chandler and they find a tape with Monica's name on it. Chandler steals the tape, and get's Joey to watch it for him, when Monica walks in.
TOW Rachel's other sister, in this episode, said to be the funniest in the series, Christina Applegate turns up as Amy, Rachel's other sister, on Thanksgiving. Christina gives a hilarious performance as the self-centered, immature, obnoxious Amy, who Rachel invites to Monica's thanksgiving dinner, where she is using her wedding china, which she wishes people to be careful with, in her obsessive Monica way. Meanwhile Phoebe tries to help Joey out as he needs a lie as to why he never turned up to be in his TV show's parade float. A story starts about who would get Emma if Ross and Rachel were to die, and Rachel and Amy get in a fight, breaking one of Monica's plates. Hilarious chaos follows. You should watch this episode. Brilliant!