The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/19/95
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  • Episode Description
  • When a sexy woman calls the wrong number, Chandler seeks to make the most of the situation. Income issues divide the friends: the well-off Ross, Chandler and Monica versus the not-so-well-off Phoebe, Rachel and Joey.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Chris Young (I)

    Steven Fishman

  • Brittney Powell


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • The One with Five Steaks and a Eggplant

    By JoshuaDewey, Mar 21, 2012

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Oct 25, 2009

  • Good

    By efc91, Aug 10, 2009

  • Friends fall apart.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 19, 2009

  • "How much do you think I can get for my kidney?"

    By Monica-Geller, May 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Chandler: I'm not sorry I'm late. How incredible was my afternoon with Jade? Ross: Well, pretty incredible according to the message she left you on my machine. Hey, Chandler, why is this woman leaving a message for you on my machine? Chandler: Oh, see, I had to tell her that my number was your number, because I couldn't tell her that my number was my number because she thinks that my number is Bob's number.

    • Ross: (About the phone ringing) Still doing the screening thing?
      Chandler: I had sex today. I never have to answer that phone again.
      Machine: (Joey's voice) Here comes the beep, you know what to do.
      Jade: Hey, Bob, it's Jade. Listen, I just wanted to tell you that I was really hurt when you didn't show up the other day, and just so you know, I ended up meeting a guy.
      Chandler: Bob here.
      Jade: Oh, hi.
      Chandler: So, uh, you met someone, huh?
      Jade: Yes, yes, I did. In fact, I had sex with him two hours ago.
      Chandler: So, uh, how was he?
      Jade: Eh.
      Chandler: Eh?
      Jade: Oh, Bob, he was nothing compared to you. I had to bite my lip to keep from screaming your name.
      Chandler: (Tying to act cool) Well, that makes me feel so good.
      Jade: It was just so awkward and bumpy.
      Ross: (Mouthing) Bumpy?
      Chandler: Well, maybe he had some kind of uh, new, cool that you're not familiar with. And maybe you have to get used to it.
      Jade: Well there really wasn't much time to get used to it, ifyou know what I mean?

    • Ross: I just never think of money as an issue. Rachel: That's 'cause you have it. Ross: That's a good point.

    • Phoebe: Wow, look at these prices. Rachel: Yeah, these are pretty ch-ching. Joey: What are these, like famous chickens?

    • Monica: I'm at work, ordinary day, you know, chop chop chop, sauté sauté sauté. All of a sudden, Leon, the manager, calls me into his office. It turns out they fired the head lunch chef, and guess who got the job. Joey: If it's not you, this is a horrible story. Monica: Fortunately, it is me. And, they made me head of purchasing, thank you very much. Anyway, I just ran into Ross and Chandler downstairs, and they think we should go out and celebrate. You know, someplace nice. Joey: Yeah, someplace nice. (To Phoebe and Rachel) How much do you think I can get for my kidney?

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Peníze až na prvním místě (Money Up in the First Place)

    • Chris Young received the "And" credit.

    • Music: "I Go Blind" by Hootie & the Blowfish (This song is featured on the Friends Soundtrack CD.)

    • The actor who played the waiter in this episode, Spencer Cherashore, played a waiter in "The One with the Fake Monica" but his scenes were cut from final filming.

    • This episode runs 22:52 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (5)

    • Continuity: Monica orders Grilled Prawns, but in the episode, "The One Where Heckles Dies," she says she is allergic to shellfish.

    • Goof: In the scene at Monica and Rachel's apartment right after the first call from Bob, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen several times.

    • Continuity: Ross’s birthday is inconsistent. In "The One Where Emma Cries" Ross says his birthday is October 18th. Also, in "The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant" (which aired October 19th) Ross is taken to the Hootie and the Blowfish concert on his birthday. However, in "The One with George Stephanopoulos", Joey and Chandler buy Rangers' tickets to celebrate Ross's birthday on October 20th, and Ross says that his birthday was seven months ago, implying his birthday is in March. Furthermore, in "The One with Joey's New Girlfriend" Ross tells Gunther his birthday is in December.

    • Goof: At the concert Monica is recognized by a lawyer who remembers she was his babysitter when he was 8. Since graduation from law school normally occurs at about age 25, the babysitting would have been 17 years ago, when Monica herself was not much more than 8.

    • Trivia: In the end scene Joey overhears a call for Bob and leaps to answer the phone. He misses however and falls. The script called for Joey to answer the phone saying "Bob here", but Matt LeBlanc accidentally fell during filming and the producers went with that instead since they thought it was funnier.

    Allusions (5)

    • Chandler: Ah, you see, Tattoo, Miss Jade's fantasy is to rekindle the love she once had with Bob. Chandler was impersonating Mr. Roarke talking to Tattoo in the television show Fantasy Island.

    • Jade: And in case you were wondering those are my legs on the new James Bond poster. The poster was for GoldenEye, which premiered a month after this episode.

    • Chandler: So, the ebola virus. That's gotta suck, huh? The Ebola Virus was gaining prominence in the mid 90s as a very deadly disease that originated in Africa. It spread from monkeys into humans and causes a very violent, fast death with a contagious rate that rivals the flu.

    • Ross: What do I do when Mr. Roper calls? This is a reference to the confusing situations which occur in the sitcom Three's Company.

    • Chandler: Yes, I'd like a verse of Killing Me Softly. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" was a 1973 hit for Roberta Flack.

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