Friends

Season 7 Episode 9

The One with All the Candy

5
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 2000 on NBC
8.7
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When Phoebe tells the gang about how she was too poor to have a bike as a child, Ross goes out and buys her one. Phoebe loves the bike but the gang soon discovers that she doesn't know how to ride a bike. Ross decides to teach her. Rachel writes a playful work evaluation of Tag that he accidentally turns in to human resources. Rachel fears for her job but Tag is able to cover by claiming that he wrote the review himself as a joke. Monica decides to make candy and leave it outside her door as a way to meet the neighbors. The candy is a huge hit and people start dropping by at all hours to get more. Eventually Chandler convinces her that she's trying to buy the friendship of the neighbors and it's not working since they love the candy but don't even know her name.moreless

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  • This is a nice episode!

    9.5
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  • Rachel thinks Tag has a cute butt.

    9.2
    I love this episode, I like the Rachel plot the best, because this is such an unusual plot, her evaluation of Tag is dirty! The price you pay when You are secretly dating someone, well that's what you get. Their cover up was amazing. The Ross plot, him teaching Phoebe how to ride a bike wasn't very interesting, a lot of funny jokes within the plot, but wasn't a very good plot that would develop. The Monica & Chandler plot, her making candy for the neighbors, that was a bit crazy. Well this was an amazing Christmas episode, which would be exactly why I watch this series.moreless
  • the first episode i saw

    10
    When Phoebe tells the gang about how she was too poor to have a bike as a child, Ross goes out and buys her one. Phoebe loves the bike but the gang soon discovers that she doesn't know how to ride a bike. Ross decides to teach her but pheobe gets upset with him when he lests go of the bike and leaves her on her own and in the end ross puts on training wheels for her. Rachel writes a playful work evaluation of Tag that he accidentally turns in to human resources. Rachel fears for her job but Tag is able to cover by claiming that he wrote the review himself as a joke. Monica decides to make candy and leave it outside her door as a way to meet the neighbors. The candy is a huge hit and people start dropping by at all hours to get more. Eventually Chandler convinces her that she's trying to buy the friendship of the neighbors and it's not working since they love the candy but don't even know her name. so chandler confronts them ans has a shout with them, the first episode i ever saw and a very good one.moreless
  • spastic monica again

    9.6
    In this episode Monica is trying to make friends with all the neighbors by making candy and hanging it on her door. Instead she's bothered in the night by people wanting more candy. She contuies to make more candy and is going crazy doing it. Chandler finally convences her to stop. Rachel and Tag are conintueing their playfull relationship. Rachel writes a fake evaluation about Tag for him to read but he thinks it's real so he sends it to Human Resorces. Rachel feers that she's going to loose her job. This was and adventerous episode and kept my intrest.moreless
  • When Phoebe tells the gang about how she was too poor to have a bike as a child, Ross goes out and buys her one. Ross decides to teach her. Rachel fears for her job but Tag is able to cover by claiming that he wrote the review himself as a joke.moreless

    8.8
    This episode was good. Joey is so funny man!!! He stays outside with all the neighbors so he can get candy. The candy must be very good then! I thought they would meet some of their neighbors after living there for like 6 or 7 years!!! I am surprised it isn't snowing there yet and it is almost Christmas. I don't think Phoebe really needed that helmet even though she didn't know how to ride a bike which is weird! All the other adults were like WTF?! But that's Phoebe! She doesn't care what people think of her and thats what I like about her!moreless
Jonathan Floyd

Jonathan Floyd

Gary

Guest Star

Amy Hill

Amy Hill

The Woman

Guest Star

Ashley L. Clark

Ashley L. Clark

The Man

Guest Star

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Tag Jones

Recurring Role

Steve Ireland

Steve Ireland

Mr. Zelner

Recurring Role

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse

Ben Geller-Willick-Bunch

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: When Phoebe is leaving with the bike out of the apartment, set lights are visible in the mirror on the left.

    • Goof: When Chandler is talking to all the neighbors in the hall, Monica's hand is at her side. When the shot changes her hand is suddenly at her ear, and then the shot changes again and its at her side again.

    • Goof: Throughout the episode, the mirror on Phoebe's bike is on the left handle and the bell is on the right. However, during the tag scene when she can finally ride, suddenly the mirror is on the right handle and the bell is on the left.

    • Goof: When Phoebe argues with Ross about why she has to learn to ride a bike and sits down on the swing, her scarf has one end over her left shoulder and the other down her left front. When the shot changes, her scarf has one end over her right shoulder and the other down her right front. When the shot changes again, her scarf switches back to her left shoulder.

    • Trivia:
      1st Candy Basket Sign:
      "Enjoy the Candy! Happy Holidays"
      2nd Candy Basket Sign:
      "Candy Served Between 5am and 6pm Only. No Exceptions! PS. Happy Holidays!"

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of a dreidel

    • Goof: When Ross goes to Phoebe's room to try to convince her to ride her bike again, the bike is completely hidden by a white sheet. Later in the scene, part of the front tire is visible.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Chandler: So is there anyone in this building who hasn't hit on you?
      Monica: Smokes a Lot Lady. Actually wait, that's not true.

    • Rachel: So did you read your evaluation yet?
      Tag: No! It was marked confidential I just sent it down to Human Resources.
      Rachel: (Worried) Okay please, you're kidding right? I wrote that one as a joke for you!
      Tag: A joke they would appreciate?
      Rachel: I'm thinkin' no.
      Tag: What did you say?
      Rachel: Um, I said I thought you were a good kisser, and uh, and that I like your teeny-tiny tushy.
      Tag: No, not my tushy.
      Rachel: Well, it gets worse. When asked if you take initiative I wrote, "Yes, he was able to unhook my bra with minimal supervision," and under Problems with Performance I wrote, "Dear God, I hope not," and then, uh, then I drew a little smiley face, and then a small pornographic sketch.

    • Joey: (Watching the discussion between Monica and a neighbor) Hey Chandler, do we know that lady?
      Chandler: Maybe. Isn't she the woman who lives below you and has sex really loud?
      Monica: (Still talking to the woman) All right, I'll do it just this once! But you can't tell anybody!
      Woman: (Exasperatedly) Yes! Yes! Please, just give it to me!
      Joey & Chandler: Yeah, that's her.

    • Phoebe: Oh, my God! My first bike! Thank you for the best present I've ever gotten.
      Ross: (Stunned by the compliment) You're welcome.
      Phoebe: (Starts to leave, then stops) Oh, and Chandler's about to cry.
      Chandler: (About to cry) Am not!

    • Gary: (Knocking on Monica's door at 4 a.m.) Hi!
      Monica: Hi. Do you know what time it is?
      Gary: It's candy time! My roommate says that they taste like little drops of heaven.
      Monica: Oh please! (To Chandler) Did you hear that? Little drops of heaven.
      Chandler: (Laughs) 4 a.m.!

    • Ross: All right, you know what? If you are not going to learn how to ride this bike, then I'm sorry. I'm just gonna have to take it back.
      Phoebe: What?! Why?!
      Ross: Because! Because, it's... It'd be like you having this guitar and never playing it. Okay? this guitar wants to be played! And this bike wants to be ridden and, and if you don't ride it you're killing its spirit! (Pause) The bike is dying.
      Phoebe: All right. If you care enough to make up that load of crap, okay.
      Ross: Great! Great! You're making the bike very happy.
      Phoebe: (Sarcastically) Okay, Ross! (Ross exits)
      (To the bike) Please don't die!

    • Ross: (To Monica, who is making candy) Need some help?
      Monica: No! You don't know the system! There'll be nobody messing with the system!
      Ross: By the way, the week before your wedding you may not see a lot of me.

    • Chandler: Is that why you became a chef? So that people would like you?
      Monica: Oh, you really want to talk about getting people to like you, huh funny man?

    • Rachel: (About her evaluation of Tag) Maybe it's not as bad as I think. You know, maybe they didn't take it the way I meant it.
      Chandler: Absolutely! You know, because tushy can mean both ass and good worker.

    • Monica: Ross! That is so sweet of you to get Phoebe that bike! When I heard the story, I almost cried.
      Joey: Almost cried, huh? Hear that Chandler? Almost cried!
      Chandler: Hey, you cry every time somebody talks about Titanic!
      Joey: (About to cry) Those two only had each other!

    • Rachel: (Entering happily) Good morning!
      Chandler: Eh, somebody's in a good mood!
      Rachel: Well, why shouldn't I be? I have great friends! I have a wonderful job!
      Monica: Where you can make out with your assistant.
      Rachel: Come on, it's not a big deal! We stayed up all night coming up with a plan so that us dating will not be a problem.
      Monica: Oh yeah, what's the plan?
      Rachel: (Pause) We... We are not... going to let it... be a problem.

    • Phoebe: Well, we didn't have a lot of money. But the girl across the street had the best bike! It was pink and it had rainbow colored tassels hanging off the handle grips, and, and, and a bell and this big, white wicker basket with those plastic daisies stuck on.
      Chandler: That sounds like my first bike. (They all turn and look at him.) My dad gave me his old one.

    • Phoebe: His first big kid's bike. This is so exciting!
      Monica: Oh yeah, I remember mine! Oh, it was my sixth birthday. My dad took me to the park. I got it, and... it bent.

    • Rachel: Oh Monica, come on. You know I don't sleep with guys on the first date!
      Monica: Matt Guire, Mark Lynn, Ben Wire...
      Rachel: Anymore!

    • Monica: Ross! The neighbors ate all my candy!
      Ross: Mine stole my newspaper! It's like a crime wave!

    • Monica: (About Phoebe's neighbor's bike) Did the girl ever let you ride it?
      Phoebe: No. But, she gave me the box that it came in. It had a picture of the bike on the front. So, I would sit on it and my stepdad would drag me around the backyard.
      Ross: That is so unfair.
      Phoebe: Not really. I got to drag him around too.

    • Chandler: Okay... let me just straighten out your helmet there.
      Ben: Thanks, Daddy.
      Ross: No, no. One daddy. Two mommies.

    • Monica: I'm gonna hang this basket on the door, and when the neighbors walk by they can all take a piece.
      Chandler: But we don't know the neighbors.
      Joey: I do. There's, uh, let's see, Guy With a Mustache, Smokes A Lot Lady, Some Kids I've Seen, and A Red-haired Guy Who Does Not Like To Be Called Rusty.

    • Monica: Did you smoke?
      Chandler: No! Smokes A Lot Lady blew smoke directly into my mouth.

    • Chandler: Are you okay?
      Monica: I'm fine, but it was really scary there for a while. And someone slipped a threatening note under the door! (Joey grabs the note)
      Joey: Oh, yeah. Sorry about that. Mob mentality or whatever.

    • Chandler: (To crowd) I bet none of you even knows her name.
      Guy: Candy lady?
      Chandler: No! Not "candy lady"!
      Joey: If we know her name, can we get candy?!

    • Monica: This is exactly why I'm making this candy. We can learn their names and get to know our neighbors.
      Chandler: Wouldn't it be easier if we just moved?

    • Gary: You live in this building?
      Monica: Yes.
      Gary: Mmmm! Seems I would have remembered you.
      Chandler: Mmmm! Goodnight, Gare!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Phoebe: Don't be so corny, Ross. It's not an After School Special.

      After School Special is a type of American programming by ABC, and copied by CBS, for adolescents to watch around 4pm, when they get home from school. The specials were known for attempting to teach morality.

    • Chandler: Hey, you cry every time somebody talks about Titanic.
      Joey: Those two had only each other.

      Titanic is an Academy Award-winning 1997 romantic disaster film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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