Season 1 Episode 4

The One with George Stephanopoulos

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 1994 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Phoebe: You are just like Jack.
      Rachel: ... Jack from downstairs?
      Phoebe: No, Jack and the Beanstalk.
      Monica: Ah, the other Jack.
      Phoebe: Yeah, right! See, he gave up something, but then he got those magic beans. And then he woke up, and there was this, this big plant outside his window, full of possibilities and stuff... And he lived in a village, and you live in the Village...
      Rachel: Okay, but Pheebs, Pheebs, Jack gave up a cow, I gave up an orthodontist. Okay, I, I, I know, I know I didn't love him.
      Phoebe: Oh, see, Jack did love the cow.

      Jack and the Beanstalk is a popular English fairy tale which first appeared in a printed form in 1807. Over the years, this tale has been adapted into several books, plays, movies, and television episodes.