Final volumes of Friends Season 9 on DVD this July
Warner Home Video
have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Volumes 4-6 of Friends Season 9 for July 21st 2003. These three volumes hold the second half of Season 9, offering 12 episodes of entertainment presented in the original 4:3 Aspect Ratio with English Dolby Surround audio. Retail is £15.99 each.
Here is a synopsis of each episode taken from the press release along with the DVD artwork for each volume...
The one where Monica sings
While Rachel sorts out her conflicted feelings for her handsome co-worker Gavin (recurring guest star DERMOT MULRONEY), Ross recruits Chandler to help him meet attractive women in order to make Rachel jealous. Meanwhile, Phoebe regrets bringing Monica to karaoke night when Monica takes the microphone and delights in the applause--unaware that the guys in the audience are cheering because they can see through her dress. And Joey submits to painful eyebrow waxing before a photography session. Recurring guest star MELISSA GEORGE appears as Molly.
The one with the blind dates
Joey and Phoebe conspire to arrange awful dates for both Rachel and Ross, hoping that appreciation of their former relationship will cause them to reunite. Rachel's date is a pitiful former restaurant owner, Steve (recurring guest star JON LOVITZ - "Saturday Night Live"). Meanwhile, the ovulating Monica wants to get intimate with Chandler while they baby-sit Emma--but they can't leave the infant alone, or she will scream.
The one with the mugging
Joey develops an unusual acting method in order to impress a famous, pompous fellow actor, Leonard (JEFF GOLDBLUM - "Jurassic Park"), during an audition for an important stage role. Meanwhile, Ross is horrified to discover who mugged him when he was a child. And an unemployed and humbled Chandler accepts an internship at a shoe company, where the youthful interns make him feel extremely old.
The one with the boob job
Phoebe asks her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), to move in with her, but coming so close to married life might cause trouble in their relationship. Meanwhile, since Monica and Chandler are financially unstable, she secretly asks Joey for a large loan. But when the unsuspecting Chandler also approaches his pal for some cash, Joey accidentally betrays Monica's confidence and tries to recover with an outrageous story. Also, Rachel's efforts to make the apartment safe for her baby make Joey crazy.
The one with the memorial service
When Chandler jokingly posts an outrageous biography about Ross on Ross' college alumni Web site, Ross retaliates by finding Chandler's alumni site and doing the same about Chandler. An Internet war between the two friends ensues. Meanwhile, Monica gets extremely vigilant after weak-willed Phoebe asks for help in preventing her from contacting Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) after their relationship ends.
The one with the lottery
Hoping to win a huge jackpot, the friends pool their money and buy dozens of lottery tickets. However, they bicker over how to spend the fortune if they win, and Monica irritates everyone else by buying tickets just for her and Chandler. Exasperated, Phoebe takes the bowl of everyone's tickets and threatens to throw it off the balcony. The others reconcile, but a pigeon startles Phoebe, causing her to drop the bowl anyway. Meanwhile, Chandler excitedly awaits his company's decision about his future. And Ross calls Rachel "Mommy" in order to teach the word to Emma.
The one with Rachel’s dream
Nervous because his daytime drama role requires him to act as if he is deeply in love with a woman, Joey rehearses with Rachel. Later, she observes the taping of the emotional scene and has a surprising dream that night about Joey. Meanwhile, Chandler makes a nonrefundable reservation at a Vermont country inn to surprise Monica. Unfortunately, she is too busy with her job, so Ross accompanies Chandler to the romantic hideaway. Also, Monica must find a tactful way to ask Phoebe to stop performing her disturbing folk music in front of Monica's restaurant.
The one with the soap opera party
Ross is excited when he meets fellow paleontology professor Charlie Wheeler (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER - "Talk Soup"), a stunning beauty. But when he takes her to Joey's rooftop party to meet the stars of Joey's daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives" (real-life "Days of Our Lives" stars KYLE LOWDER,MATTHEW ASHFORD, FARAH FATH and ALEXIS THORPE as themselves), she intimidates him with her impressive list of former boyfriends. Meanwhile, Rachel and the intoxicated Monica behave foolishly at the gathering, chasing the handsome actors. And Chandler attends a disturbing one-woman play.
Friends - The One With The Fertility Test
Ross is in agony because brilliant, beautiful professor Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER)--who usually prefers paleontologists--is instead dating shallow Joey. Nevertheless, Ross helps the desperate Joey pretend to be intelligent to impress Charlie--with mixed results. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica's nervous visit to a fertility clinic is made even more uncomfortable by the unexpected appearance of Chandler's annoying ex-girlfriend, Janice (recurring guest star MAGGIE WHEELER). And Rachel argues with Phoebe over a corporate-owned spa chain that Phoebe detests.
The One With The Donor
Disappointed to learn that they cannot conceive a baby naturally, Monica and Chandler mull their options. When Chandler brings home a handsome, unknowing co-worker, Zack (JOHN STAMOS - "Full House," "Thieves"), for dinner, Monica and Chandler embarrassingly "interview" him as a potential sperm donor. Meanwhile, while shopping with Phoebe, Rachel confides that she is enamored with Joey. Unfortunately, Joey's current girlfriend, Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER), overhears. And Phoebe encounters a boyfriend, David (recurring guest star HANK AZARIA), from long ago.
The One In Barbados
Parts I & II air together as a 75-minute episode.