- Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
- Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc
Ross refuses to allow Rachel to pass on her irrational fear of playground swings to their daughter since her hair got caught in one and, 'far worse,' had to be cut off unevenly. He takes them both to the park where he has to face his fear of spiders in exchange for getting get Rachel to try a swing it after seeing Emma enjoy it. Monica thoroughly clears away everything that might scare off Laura, the social worker from the adoption agency, but Joey, who promised to turn up in case she's impressed by a TV 'celebrity', once dated Laura and never called back as he always falsely promises... Meanwhile After trying on Monica's veil, Phoebe changes her mind about having donating her wedding day budget to the New York Children's Fundand so drags groom Mike along to seduce the foundation's clerk she supposes is gay to convince him into refunding, then feels guilty again...