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Season 5 Episode 9

The One with Ross's Sandwich

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 10, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Phoebe's talking about the time she stabbed a cop and says "He stabbed me first!" the camera angle changes to show everyone one the sofa and Phoebe say 'first' again but her voice is inaudible.

    • Continuity: Joey offers his chicken to the gang after Monica tells them she's a sex addict. However in "The One with the Birth Mother," he states his new catch phrase of "Joey doesn't share food."

    • Goof: In Central Perk when Phoebe writes the note for Ross and mentions that she stabbed a cop, she has a green mug in her hand. When the shot changes, the mug is gone and she's holding the pen again. Then she is holding the mug.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of Saturn and stars

    • Goof: When Joey is about to walk in on Chandler and Monica in the living room, Monica kicks over the pillows when she runs into Chandler's room. But when Joey and his date walk in, the pillows are arranged neatly.

  • Quotes

    • Phoebe: Wait, everybody, wait. Just calm down, let's give our friend Joey a chance to explain why he's such a big pervert.
      Joey: No, I am not a pervert, okay? It's just... I just kinda...
      Chandler: Look, okay, I think I can explain this.
      Joey: Thank you.
      Chandler: Joey's a sex addict.
      Joey: What?! No, I'm not!
      Monica: It's okay. It's okay. It's good, it's a disease.
      Joey: No! No, I am not a sex addict!
      Monica: Yes, you are. It's the only way to explain all this stuff.

    • Joey: You guys promised you'd be more careful. I mean, come on, the good Joey name is being dragged through the mud here!
      Monica: We're so sorry.
      Joey: Well, I'm tellin' everyone about 'ya. That's the only way to explain the underwear and the video camera that doesn't make me look like a pig.
      Chandler: No, no there's gotta be a better explanation. You could tell them you had to make an adult film for your... adult film class.
      Joey: Yeah, I like that. But, no, how does that explain how Rachel found my underwear at your place?
      Chandler: Well, I don't know.

    • Cynthia: I can't believe you thought you were gonna video tape us having sex on the first date!
      Rachel (overhearing): Joey, is what she just said um... (looks in Joey's apartment and sees the video tape set up) Oh my God! You were actually gonna...
      Chandler (walks out of bedroom): What is going on here?
      Rachel: And with Chandler in the next room? What are you, sick?
      Joey: I'm Joey. And I'm disgusting. I make low-budget adult films.

    • Joey: That's it. I'm tired of covering for you two, this has gotta stop. Tighty whiteys, what are you eight?
      Monica (walks in): Oh, thank you, Joey. Thank you so much.
      Joey: No, you're not welcome. Look, I hate this. You guys keep embarrassing me. Yesterday, Rachel found your razor in our bathroom, I didn't know what to say so I said it was mine and that I was playing a woman in a play. And one thing led to another, and... (lifts up his pant leg to show his shaved leg)
      Monica: Wow, and around the ankles, you know that is a tough spot!

    • Rachel: Alright, who's are they? Who's are they?
      Ross: Not mine.
      Chandler: Well, they're Joey's, they gotta be Joey's
      Joey: Yeah, they're mine.
      Chandler: See? They're Joe-- J-Joey's.
      Ross: Why are they here?
      Joey: Well, I don't know, I, uh... (Monica & Chandler give him looks) Well, I'm Joey, I'm disgusting I take my underwear off in other people's homes.

    • Rachel: (about Joey) Ew, he takes naked pictures of us, then he eats chicken and looks at them!

    • Joey: I slept with Monica.
      Chandler: Well let's... let's see what everybody thinks of that.
      Ross: You slept with my sister?
      Joey: Ah, yes. But we just did it once... in London.
      Ross: This is not good for my rage.
      Rachel: Monica is this true?
      Joey: Of course it's true. How else would you explain all the weird stuff that is going on?
      Monica: Yes it's true.
      Rachel: Okay, but if it only happen that one time, how come we found your underwear in our apartment the other day?
      Joey: Uh... that was the underwear I was wearing that night in London. Right, Monica?
      Monica: I guess I wanted to keep it as a souvenir.
      Ross: My God, Monica!
      Chandler: Are you sure, Joe? Are you sure you are just not a sex addict?
      Joey: No. And if anyone's a sex addict here is Monica. Yeah, she has been trying to get me back in the sack every since London.
      Phoebe: So that's why she gave you a naked picture of herself.
      Joey: That makes sense.
      Rachel: And the video camera?
      Joey: Uh... Monica?
      Monica: I guess I set up the video camera to try and entice Joey.
      Joey: But sadly, I could not be enticed.
      Ross: Unbelievable. You really kept Joey's underwear? Why? Why would you do that?
      Monica: I'm Monica. I'm disgusting. I stalk guys and keep their underpants.

    • Chandler: (about hiding his relationship with Monica) All this lying has been hard on us too.
      Joey: Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, I bet all the sex makes it easier!
      Chandler: Well, yeah actually.

    • Ross: A guy at work called me Mental. Mental Geller. I've always wanted a cool nickname like that.
      Monica: Yeah, the best you got in high school was Wet Pants Geller.
      Ross: It was the water fountain, okay!

    • Joey: (to Chandler) Get ready to come out of the non-gay closet!

    • Phoebe: (explains why she's taking a class) Well, I really liked that Lamaze class I took. So this time I decided to do something a little more intellectual, with you know, a less painful final exam.

    • Ross: (to everyone) Someone at work stole my sandwich!
      Chandler: (facetiously) And what did the police say?

    • Ross: I'm telling you. You get strict with people, you can get anything you want.
      (Joey walks in drinking coffee)
      Ross: Hey Tribbiani! Give me that coffee!
      (Without looking up, Joey pushes Ross over the arm of the couch)

    • Monica: Phoebe, you are a badass!
      Phoebe: Yeah, sometime I'll tell you the story about the time I stabbed a cop.
      Rachel: Phoebe!
      Phoebe: Well, he stabbed me first!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • In the tag scene which takes place in the classroom, the names on the blackboard are a breakdown of characters from the novel Middlemarch by George Eliot (the pen name of writer Mary Anne Evans).

    • Phoebe: It was just so funny when you started comparing Jane Eyre to RoboCop.

      RoboCop is a 1987 film about a cop who becomes a cyborg.

    • Rachel: So tell me about this Jane Eyre woman.

      Jane Eyre is a classic romance novel by Charlotte Brontë. It has been adapted into several films including the 1983 film Jane Eyre.

    • Teacher: The Brontë sisters were really remarkable women for their time.

      The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, were from a famous literary family. Emily Brontë wrote Wuthering Heights, the book they were reading. The book has been adapted into several films including the 1939 film Wuthering Heights.

    • Chandler: Say Ross, when you picture Phoebe living on the street is she surrounded by the entire cast of Annie?

      Annie is a famous musical about an orphan living in New York. It was adapted into the hit film Annie.

    • Phoebe: What am I sitting on?
      Chandler: Top of the world? Dock of the bay?
      "Top of the World" is a classic song by The Carpenters.
      "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" is an Otis Redding song about heartbreak.