Season 7 Episode 3

The One with Phoebe's Cookies

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 2000 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail his boat, and Chandler plays racquetball with Monica's father. Meanwhile, Monica tries desperately to reproduce Phoebe's grandmother's secret cookie recipe.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Rachel teaches Joey how to sail.

    I like how they didn't throw away the plot when Joey got a boat at the end of the sixth season. And they also didn't throw away the plot when Rachel said she sailed when she was younger in previous episodes. So Friends is really good with continuity. Rachel bossing Joey around was hilarious. Joey being clueless was just as funny. Did Phoebe move in with Monica and Chandler again? I think I missed that. Monica trying to get the cookie recipe was also great. And it turned out to be from Nestle Tollhouse the whole time! Chandler sitting on Monica's dad naked is always funny. All plots were great!moreless
  • Rachel teaches Joey how to sail. Phoebe, Ross and Monica try to figure out a cookie recipe. Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt le Blanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer.moreless

    Phoebe, Phoebe, Phoebe. There are occasional episodes where there are quotes that i really love to say, and of course give credit to the show and epiosde. This episode features one of my favorites. "You Americans really butcher the French language." Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow). Hilarious. This episode had comedy in every turn and original storylines. I loved that Monica (Courney Cox Arquette) later found out that the recipe that she had slaved to figure out was the one that was featured in Nestle Tollhouse. Another unique story line was Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) teaching Joey (Matt le Blanc) how to sail. The cooler with the sandwhiches on it was hilarious. I loved it.moreless
  • it was ok

    THis episdoe Rachel is trying to teach Joey to sail. Of cousre Joey is being his usual self and won't pay attention to Rachels leason. Chandler plays racket ball with Monica and Ross's dad. When they go into the steam room she can't see where he's sitting and sits down on Mr. Geller's lap, naked lap! That was pretty gross but funny. Phoebe wants to give Monica and Chandler an enganement present and Monica wants her grandmother's cookie recipe. Monica trys to get the recipe from eating the last cookie Phoebe made. After cooking over 17 differnt batches of cookies Monica realizes that the recipe was in her cabinet the enitre time.moreless
  • a good episode

    Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail his boat but gets really bossy so joey shouts at rachael and realisies she was in the wrong , and Chandler plays racquetball with Monica's father and he then sits on his lap naked in the sauna or steam room. Meanwhile, Monica tries desperately to reproduce Phoebe's grandmother's secret cookie recipe and tries many different times. and then finds out that she lied about the cookies and got them from nestle tollhouse. so its not a bad episode but not that good, not really worth watching. lol ha ha ha ha lol.moreless
  • Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail his boat but turns into an overbearing perfectionist. Chandler plays racquetball with Monica's father and accidentally sits on his lap in the steam room...while they're both naked.moreless

    I have to say that the seventh season isn't as good as last season. Still funny but not as good. The cookie thing wasn't that interesting. I found it qutie boring and it took up alot of time. Joey was the funniest because of his thing with Rachel topless and what he does with his boat and not sail. He was also funny when he yelled at the coast guard and called him a jack a*s. He even asked Rachel what he was doing and she said he is the coast guard and Joey was like but the coast is over there!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Phoebe implies that she's going to die on October 15, 2032.

    • Goof: When Rachel is teaching Joey to sail, she keeps stressing the fact that if you don't know the rules of the sea you could die: "This isn't a game--you could really get hurt out here!". Ironically, the first rule of safety when boating is to wear a life-jacket, yet at no time does Rachel or Joey have one on (Rachel is wearing a red, insulated vest their first time out that viewers might think is a life-jacket, but it is not. Their second time out she is just wearing a light sweater).

    • Continuity: Phoebe says she promised her grandmother on her death bed to keep the cookie recipe in the family. But in The One with Joey's Bag, she says that her grandmother died in the grocery store.

    • Goof: When Chandler removes his robe while going into the steam room, his underwear is visible. However the episode insinuates that he was nude.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when Rachel and Joey start eating sandwiches, Rachel clearly loosens her grip to let the meat fall out.

    • Goof: When Rachel and Joey are sailing on the boat, the background changes between shots.

    • Goof: Rachel tightens the windward sheet of the jib. In other words, she tightens the right side rope on the front sail, while the sail is on the left side of the boat.

    • Continuity: When Ross invites Chandler to the health club, he says that Mr. Geller requested "Chauncy." Yet in the previous episode, the Gellers clearly knew Chandler's name when they were out to dinner, not to mention that they've known him since he was Ross's college roommate, and he has visited the family several times.

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel teaches Joey how to sail, saying she owned a boat when she was younger and has been sailing her whole life. But in "The One Where Ross Moves In" Rachel says she doesn't sail.

    • Goof: When Monica, Phoebe, and Ross are taste-testing the cookie batches, Monica breaks the whole cookie in her hand in half. When the shot changes, the cookie is whole and she breaks it again. Then the shot changes again and the cookie is missing a different chunk at the top.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • Jack: Meeting in-laws is stressful. I remember when I first started dating Judy, I was unemployed. When her parents asked what I did for a living, I panicked and told them I was a lawyer.
      Chandler: What did they do when they figured it out?
      Jack: They never did. So if you ever see me giving Judy's father legal advice, just nod along.

    • Ross: Hey, I'm playing tennis with my dad and he told me I could invite you.
      Chandler: Really? That's really cool, thanks.
      Ross: Well actually, he told me I could invite Chauncy, but I assumed he meant you.

    • Phoebe: I froze the last batch of cookies my grandmother ever made. This is the last one, and I want you guys to have it.
      Chandler: We can't accept this.
      Phoebe: Why not?
      Chandler: Because it's gross.

    • Monica: (To Phoebe) You know what I want for an engagement present?
      Chandler: What we want, honey!
      Monica: No, you don't this. It'd be your grandmother's cookie recipe.
      Phoebe: The chocolate chip cookie recipe?
      Monica: Yeah.
      Phoebe: The one that's been passed down through generations that she made me promise on her deathbed never to let out of our family?
      Chandler: Dying people say the craziest things.

    • Chandler: Why did that room have to have so much steam anyway?
      Ross: Cause otherwise it would be called the "room room."

    • Monica: I'm gonna be the mom who makes the best chocolate chip cookies!
      Chandler: Our kids are gonna be fat, aren't they?

    • Rachel: All right, ya know what? I, I'm sorry. I will try to tone it down and, uh, stop yelling.
      Joey: You won't boss me around anymore?
      Rachel: I won't boss you around.
      Joey: And you'll be nice?
      Rachel: And I'll be nice.
      Joey: And you'll be topless?
      Rachel: And, Joey!
      Joey: Do you want me to learn?

    • Ross: Hey Chandler, what are you doing tonight?
      Chandler: Uh, why, do you have a lecture?
      Ross: No, why?Chandler: Then free as a bird. What's up?

    • Rachel: When we going back out on the sea, matey?
      Joey: I don't know the "boat way" to say this but... never!
      Rachel: What? Why?
      Joey: Because! You're mean on the boat!
      Rachel: I was trying to teach you!
      Joey: Well, lesson learned. Rachel is mean!
      Ross: Yep. Yep, yep, yep.
      Rachel: Excuse me?
      Ross: I remember the time she took me out on her father's boat; she wouldn't let me help with anything!
      Rachel: Uh buh buh, I wanted your help, but you couldn't move your arms because you were wearing three life-jackets.
      Ross: You have to respect the sea!

    • Chandler: (About Ross's Dad) We were getting along really well. We were really bonding. He even said I could call him Dad.
      Ross: But what didn't he say you could him?
      Chandler: Daddy.

    • Ross: Aw, Pheebs, come on. Isn't there any relative that would have the recipe? What about, what about your sister?
      Phoebe: Oh no no no. I made a promise to myself that the next time I would talk to Ursula would be over my dead body. And that's not happening 'til October 15th, 2032.
      Ross: That's the day you're gonna die? See, darn it, I've got shuffleboard that day.
      Phoebe: That's what you think.

    • Monica: Man, I have not made this many cookies since I was in the ninth grade.
      Phoebe: Oh, what was that for? Like a bake sale?
      Monica: No, just a Friday night.

    • Chandler: You didn't think I used to wear glasses, right?
      Monica: Of course! (Mouthing to the gang) I had no idea!

    • Chandler: I got glasses!
      Ross: Well, you, you've always had glasses.
      Chandler: No I didn't!
      Ross: Are you sure?

    • Phoebe: I just went to my old apartment to get you the cookie recipe and that stupid fire burned it up!
      Monica: No! Why didn't you make a copy and keep it in a fireproof box and keep it at least a hundred yards from the original?!
      Phoebe: Because... I'm normal!

    • Rachel: Quick question, though: (Grabs a rope) What's this called?
      Joey: Uh, boat rope?
      Rachel: Wrong. How do you get the mainsail up?
      Joey: Uh, rub it?
      Rachel: No. What do you do if I say we're coming about?
      Joey: I say, "Come again?" No, no, I know this one. I know this one, uh...
      Rachel: (Blows horn) Times up. Now you're dead.
      Joey: And deaf!

    • Chandler: All right. I'm off to see your dad.
      Ross: Whoa, whoa. Aren't you a little overdressed?
      Rachel: Yeah, and you better make sure he tips you this time.
      Chandler: Look, I figured I would try to convince him not to tell the story anymore and I figured the best way to do that was face to face. And by "face", I don't mean his lap. And by "face", I don't mean my ass.

    • Rachel: (About a gift for Monica and Chandler) You could get them one of those little portable CD players.
      Monica: I already have one.
      Phoebe: Yeah, that's right. Unless someone borrowed it and left it at the gynecologist.
      Rachel: And by someone, she means Joey.

    • Rachel: (After she freaked out) Oh God Joey, oh I'm my father. Oh my God, this is horrible! I've been trying so hard not to be my mother I did not see this coming.

    • Phoebe: Ya know, I bet it would actually make my grandmother very happy to know that we're trying to figure out her recipe. I bet she's looking up at us and smiling right now.
      Ross: Looking up?
      Phoebe: Oh yeah, no. She was really nice to me, but she's in hell for sure.

    • Phoebe: My grandmother said she got the recipe from her grandmother, Nesele Tolouse.
      Monica: What was her name?
      Phoebe: Nesele Toulouse.
      Monica: Nestle Tollhouse?!
      Phoebe: Oh, you Americans always butcher the French language.
      Monica: (Grabbing a bag of Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips) Phoebe, is this the recipe?
      Phoebe: (Reading the recipe on the back of the bag) Yes! (Realizes) Oh.
      Monica: I cannot believe that I just spent the last two days trying to figure out the recipe and it was in my cupboard the whole time!
      Phoebe: I know! You see it is stuff like this which is why... (Looking down) you're burning in hell!

    • Ross: (About his dad) He still tells the story about how Monica tried to escape from fat camp.
      Monica: I wasn't escaping.
      Ross: Then how did you get caught in the barbed wire?
      Monica: I was trying to help out a squirrel.
      Ross: You were trying to eat it!

    • Joey: Does a good teacher say, "Put down the beer, pinhead"?
      Rachel: Does a good student drink seven beers during his first lesson?
      Joey: Six and a half!

    • Chandler: If that is your father calling to tell this story then the marriage is off!
      Monica: (Takes the phone from Ross) Come on. (Answering phone) Hello? (Listens) I'm sorry you have the wrong number. (Whispering) Okay, I'll call you later dad. I love you. (Hangs up)

    • Monica: Oh my God Chandler! I can't believe it!
      Chandler: I know.
      Monica: You gave my father a lap dance!

    • Rachel: When I was fifteen my dad bought me my own boat.
      Phoebe: Your own boat?
      Rachel: What?! What?! He was trying to cheer me up! My pony was sick.

    • Joey: (Drinking a beer) Look at this clown! Just because he's got a bigger boat he thinks he can take up the whole river. (Yelling) Get out of the way jackass! (To Rachel) Who names his boat 'Coast Guard' anyway?
      Rachel: That is the Coast Guard.
      Joey: What are they doing out here? The coast's all the way over there.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Rachel: I did not see the piece of Styrofoam that was shaped like Mike Tyson!

      Mike Tyson a former American world heavyweight boxing champion. He is known for the controversy when he bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during a match.