Season 2 Episode 5

The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 1995 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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.

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  • The One with Five Steaks and a Eggplant

    I love how they were watching Midget Wrestling and They Get a Message on the Answering Machine being meant for a Guy named Bob I love How Ross and Chandler Listened to the Message before Chandler Answers It pretending to be Bob Which to me was the most funniest part about this Episode and the Whole Who makes more Money then who was also in this episode Great Episode
  • Awesome.

    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. Monica loses her job after accepting dodgy food from her work. I love this episode, I love the storyline and the way Ross and Chandler are, their greta in this episode - plus they're my faouvrite characters in this show. Chandler is trying to be Bob - so funny. I love the storyline between Rach, Phoebe, Joey earning less moeny than Chandler, Ross and Monica too - I thought it was really funny.moreless
  • Good

    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. This was the season where Friends really started to find that form that would define the entire series but this episode was not one of those episodes it is a forgettable outing but still proves to be funny at times. I liked the way the gang was split in this one and it was sad when Monica was fired at the end. 8.5 out of 10.moreless
  • Friends fall apart.

    The friends split up for the first time on Friends. A serious episode I would say. The poor Rachel, Joey & Phoebe against the rich Monica, Chandler & Ross. I guess Monica got what she deserved by ditching the other friends by getting fired in the end of the episode. Now we know why the title. Five Steaks & the Eggplant ere so important to thee episode. Chandler starts getting messages from a woman who wants to see Bob. A very strange situation. It was also strange to see Chandler turn to Ross instead of Joey. The ending was pretty funny though. Great episode.moreless
  • "How much do you think I can get for my kidney?"

    When a sexy woman calls the wrong number, Chandler pretends he's the ex boyfriends she's looking for so he can sleep with her. But when he thinks he's scored big with her he finds out it wasn't so hot for her. When Monica get's promoted at work the gang goes out to celebrate but not everyone is having a good time. Rachel, Phoebe and Joey let it known that they don't make as much as the others do and they can't afford to go out as much as they would like to. For Ross's birthday the gang had planned on taking Ross to a hootie and the blowfish concert.moreless
Chris Young (I)

Chris Young (I)

Steven Fishman

Guest Star

Brittney Powell

Brittney Powell


Guest Star

Spencer Cherashore

Spencer Cherashore


Guest Star

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler

Gunther [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.

  • 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?

    • Ross: (While watching television) Man, I sure miss Julie.
      Chandler: Spanish midgets. Spanish midgets wrestling. Julie. Okay, yes, I see how you got there.

    • Chandler: Ah, you see Tattoo, Ms. Jade's fantasy is to rekindle the love she once had with Bob.
      Ross: You know what my fantasy is? That you talk like a normal person.

    • Ross: (Calculating the bill) So five of us is ... $33.50 a piece.
      Phoebe: No. No way. Sorry, not gonna happen.
      Chandler: Whoa, whoa. Prom night flashback.

    • Chandler: I will have the uh, Cajun catfish.
      Waiter: Anything else?
      Chandler: Yes, how about a verse of "Killing Me Softly"?

    • Chandler: Oh, come on. I can never get a girl like that with conventional methods.
      Ross: That doesn't matter. She wanted to call Bob. Hey, for all we know, Bob is who she was meant to be with. You may be destroying two people's chance for happiness.
      Chandler: We don't know Bob, okay? We know me. We like me. Please let me be happy.

    • Rachel: So what is everybody doing for dinner?
      Joey: Well, I have to save up, so I guess I'll be staying at home and eating dust bunnies.

    • Phoebe: We just have to really, really, really, not let stuff like money get -- is that a hickey?
      Monica: No, I just, I fell down.
      Rachel: On someone's lips?

    • Monica: Guys, we bought the tickets.
      Phoebe: Oh, well, then you'll have extra seats, you know, for all your tiaras and stuff.
      Chandler: Why did you look at me when you said that?

    • Waiter: Are we ready to order?
      Rachel: Oh, you know what, we haven't even looked yet.
      Waiter: Well, when you do, just let me know. I'll be right over there on the edge of my seat.

    • Chandler: Okay, while Ross is on the phone, everybody owes me 62 bucks for his birthday.
      Phoebe: Um, is, is there any chance that you're rounding up? You know, like from, like 20?

    • Jade: (A voice on the answering machine) Hello, I'm looking for Bob. This is Jane. I don't know if you're still at this number, but I was just thinking about us, and how great it was, and, well, I know it's been three years, but, I was kinda hoping we could hook up again. I barely had the nerve to make this call, so you know what I did?
      Chandler: (Talking to himself) What?
      Jade: I got a little drunk ... and naked.
      Chandler: Bob here. (He picks up the telephone) What've you been up to?

    • Phoebe: I can't believe it! I can't believe this! We're just sitting at home, trying to guess Joey's fingers, and you guys are out like partying and having fun and, you know, all "Hey, Blowfish, suck on my neck!"

    • Rachel: I will have the (Speaks softly) side salad.
      Waiter: And what will that be on the side of?
      Rachel: I don't know. Why don't you just put it right here next to my water?

  • NOTES (5)