Season 7 Episode 11

The One with All the Cheesecakes

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Joey mentions that on Days of Our Lives, they'd done some tests and determined that his character is not brain-dead. This implies that the producers of Friends were thinking of bringing back Dr. Drake Ramoray as himself (along with Joey's career). Later, apparently, they decided to go in a different direction, giving Drake Jessica's Lockhart's brain instead in "The One with Joey's New Brain".

    • Trivia: When Rachel and Chandler return from lunch they realized that neither of them paid. The same thing happens in "The One with Ross's Tan" when Rachel and Joey return from their first date as a couple, only to realize that neither of them paid for dinner.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of police cars and a helicopter surrounding a house

    • Factual Error: Throughout the episode they refer to Minsk as a town in Russia, when actually it is the capital of Belarus, a completely different country. Until 1991 Belarus was part of the Soviet Union which may account for the confusion, since many people think of the Soviet Union and Russia as being one and the same.

    • Trivia: The restaurant where Phoebe and Joey have dinner is Iridium, the same restaurant that Monica worked at as a chef in Season 1.

    • Trivia: We learn in this episode that Joey's middle name is Francis and Rachel's is Karen.

    • Goof: When Phoebe finds David at the coffee house, you can see between her sweater's buttons in one shot and in the other they're completely closed. It keeps changing throughout the scene.

    • Goof: When Chandler opens the door to Joey's apartment and finds Rachel eating the cheesecake, the Magna Doodle pen is hanging from the board. When the camera angle changes and the door shuts, the pen is in it's holder.

  • Quotes

    • Chandler: (to Rachel about why he's eating a neighbor's cheesecake) I didn't read the box before I opened it... and you can't return the box after you've opened the box!
      Rachel: Why not?
      Chandler: Because it's too delicious!

    • Joey: Big day at work. You know I'm in a coma? Today they do this test on me? It turns out I'm not brain-dead.
      Chandler: So...
      Joey: Nah-ah-ah-ah, Mr. Smarty-pants... It's just my character that's not brain-dead...

    • Monica: (about not being invited to her cousin Frannie's wedding) I can't believe this! From the ages of seven to nine, Frannie and I were inseparable!
      Chandler: Well, maybe since the age of nine, Frannie has made some new friends!
      Monica: Do you want to make some new friends?

    • Phoebe: Oh, here's Joseph Francis!
      Joey: Wha... ho! What are ya middle-namin' me for?!

    • Joey: Okay, can I... can I make it up to you? ...Huh? I'm sorry. How 'bout, uh... dinner tomorrow night? ...I'll pay for myself.
      Phoebe: Okay... You wore me down.

    • Chandler: Well, thank you for lunch.
      Rachel: What? Wait a minute... I didn't pay--I thought you paid!
      Chandler: So, apparently we just don't pay for food anymore.

    • (Chandler and Rachel have left Mrs. Braverman's cheesecake at her door and gone to lunch. Upon returning, they see it is still there)
      Chandler: Mrs. Braverman must be out...
      Rachel: She could be out of town... maybe she'll be gone for months.
      Chandler: By then, the cheesecake may have gone bad. We wouldn't want her to come back to bad cheesecake.
      Rachel: No, that could kill her.
      Chandler: Well, we wouldn't want that!
      Rachel: No... so we're protecting her...
      Chandler: Well, we should take it...
      Rachel: Yeah, but we should be quick...
      Chandler: Why?
      Rachel: Because I think I just heard her moving around in there...
      Chandler: (as Rachel snatches up the cheesecake) Go, go, go!

    • Phoebe: (discovering David in Central Perk) What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be in Russia?
      David: I'm just, I'm just in town for a conference... Um... God! look phenomenal!
      Phoebe: Well... Yeah... You look great too! Did you get a haircut?
      David: Yeah... Well, I, I got like thirty of 'em.

    • Monica: (to a guest at her cousin Frannie's wedding reception) I'm Monica Geller... How do you know the bride and groom? 
      Guest: Oh, I used to work with Frannie...
      Monica: (incensed) Used to work with her... Used to! I'm a relative and I didn't get invited. A blood relative. (leaning in) Buh-ludd!!
      Ross: Stop saying "blood" to strangers.

    • (At dinner, Phoebe wants to leave Joey to be with David, the scientist guy)
      : My girl from the other night was special! ...she was a scientist, too!
      Phoebe: She was...?
      Joey: Well, she graduated high school...

    • Rachel: (about herself and Chandler) We are dessert stealers! We are living outside the law!

    • Monica: Here's Frannie... Hmm, won't she be happy to see me...
      Ross: Now wait a minute... you be nice, alright? I didn't bring you here so you can ambush her.
      Monica: Frannie was the one who found your Playboys and showed them to Mom.
      Ross: That bitch!

    • Monica: (to Frannie) You invite my brother, you invite my whole family, and not me? Why...? Why wouldn't you want me at your wedding? What could I have possibly done?
      (A man approaches and stands next to Frannie)
      Monica: (with the shock of recognition) Stuart!!
      Frannie: I believe you know my husband...?
      Ross: (aside to Monica) So, it's really a question of who could you have possibly done.

    • (David says something tender to Phoebe in Russian)
      Phoebe: That's really beautiful. What does it mean?
      David: "Please clean my beakers." ...I don't get out of the lab much.

    • Ross: (to his aunt at the wedding reception who insists on kissing him) Why?! Why on the lips?!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Monica: (to Ross) ...Frannie was the one who found your Playboys and showed them to Mom!
      Playboy is an American adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner.

    • David: (to Phoebe) There's a statue in Minsk that reminds me of you so much... I mean, it's actually of Lenin but, you know... at certain angles...
      This is a reference to Vladimir Lenin, a Russian communist and politician, who lead the October Revolution. He also theorized Leninism, an extension of Marxism.

    • Joey: (reading an old newspaper) Aww! ...Mel Tormé died. 
      Mel Tormé, nicknamed "The Velvet Fog", was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, author of five books and an actor in radio, film, and television, including guest appearances on Night Court and Seinfeld.