Season 2 Episode 5

The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • 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.

    • 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.