Season 2 Episode 5

The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant

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



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Monica refers to the lawyer she used to babysit as Stevie "Fisher". In the end credits, however, his name is listed as Steven "Fishman".

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

    • 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.

    • Continuity: Ross's birthday is inconsistent. In "The One Where Emma Cries" Ross says his birthday is October 18th. In this episode (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.

  • Quotes

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

    • (Chandler and Ross hear the phone ring, but Chandler is screening calls)
      : (a woman's voice on the answering machine) Hello, I'm looking for Bob. This is Jade. 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 kind of hoping we could hook up again. I barely had the nerve to make this call, so you know what I did?
      Ross: (answering, as if she could hear) What?
      Jade: I got a little drunk... and naked.
      Chandler: (snatching up the phone) Bob here!

    • 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.

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

    • 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 Chandler and Ross downstairs, and they think we should go out and celebrate. ...You know, someplace nice. (heads for her bedroom)
      Joey: Yeah, "someplace nice". (to Phoebe and Rachel) How much do you think I can get for my kidney?

    • 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.

    • Chandler: Oh, c'mon... 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.

    • Waiter: Are we ready to order?
      Rachel: Oh, y'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.

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

    • Chandler: (arriving at the restaurant) 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.

    • Rachel: I will have the, uh... (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?

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

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

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

    • (The "rich three" are treating the "poor three" to a Blowfish concert)
      : (feeling humiliated) I'm gonna pass on the concert... 'cause I'm just not in a very "Hootie" place right now.
      : Me, neither...
      : Me, too...
      Monica(appealing to them) Guys... we bought the tickets!
      Phoebe: Oh, well, then you'll have extra seats... y'know, for all your tiaras and stuff.
      Chandler: Why did you look at me when you said that?

    • 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: (picking up) 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: Ennh...
      Chandler: Ennh...?
      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 technique 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, if you know what I mean?

    • 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?

    • 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, y'know, all, "Hey, Blowfish, suck on my neck!"

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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 aired.

    • Chandler: So, the ebola virus. That's gotta suck, huh?
      The Ebola Virus was gaining prominence in the mid-90's 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?
      "Mr. Roper", played by Norman Fell, was the landlord and cause of many comedic predicaments on the long-running TV series Three's Company. In the worlds-collide department, Audra Lindley, who plays Phoebe's grandmother on Friends, played Mrs. Roper on 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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