Season 6 Episode 11

The One with the Apothecary Table

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 2000 on NBC

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  • Another great season six episode.

    Getting back to average for Friends standards after the phenomenal 'The One Where Ross Got High' and 'The One With The Routine'. Rachel buys an apothecary table from pottery barn for Phoebe and herself but she learns Phoebe hates pottery barn. Her situation is complicated more when Ross buys the same table. Eventually, Phoebe finds out and since she loves everything Rachel got so much she is okay with it. Joey and Janine go out with Monica and Chandler and Janine ends up not liking them because Chandler talks too much and Monica is too loud. Joey breaks up with Janine and she moves out because her and Monica can't get along. Funny episode, especially with Phoebe and Rachel's storyline.
  • Another great epsiode

    "The One With the Apothecary Table" is a great episode of "Friends". Rachel buys an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and finds out that (surprise, surprise) Phoebe hates Pottery Barn and anything that is mass-produced. Rachel loves her new table, so she lies to Phoebe, and says that she got it from a flea market. The lie blows up in Rachel's face when Ross buys the exact same table. When Phoebe finds out that Rachel had been untruthful to her regarding the origins of the table, Phoebe admits that she loves it and doesn't want to get rid of it. Meanwhile, Janine and Joey go out with Monica and Chandler, and Janine tells Joey that she doesn't like them. She says that Monica is too loud and that Chander is "blah". Understandably, Joey is torn between his feelings for Janine and his loyalty to his friends. This episode is definitely funny; another great installment of "Friends".
  • Rachel orders an apothecary table from Pottery Barn, which is a problem because Phoebe hates the mass-producing company. After Janine and Joey double date with Chandler and Monica, Janine tells Joey that she thinks the other two are boring.

    Good episode! Phoebe sures is picky on her stuff. I wouldn't care as long as it was cool and looked good. I like new stuff because it looks more fancy and teenager like and to me its bed than the old stuff. Joey is sure excited about dating Janine. I didn't know Janine would hate Chandler and Monica so much! Ross, Rachel and Phoebe were like not really with them and kind of doing other stuff. I like at the end when Janine and Monica make up and Janine keeps lying about stuff and Monica chases her down the stairs. I really wanted Joey and Janine to stay together!
  • a good episode

    Rachel orders an apothecary table from Pottery Barn, which is a problem because Phoebe hates the mass-producing company so she says she got it from a flea market. and to make matters worse ross buys one so pheobe now knows that it was not unique. but then she loves pottery barn and buys stuff from there. After Janine and Joey double date with Chandler and Monica, Janine tells Joey that she thinks the other two are boring causing to react and tell chandler and monica who confront janine about it and joey and janine finally end their quick relationship.
  • Chandler and Monica double date with Joey and Janine, but Janine thinks Chandler and Monica are boring. Rachel buys a table from Pottery Barn, but has to hide it's origins from Phoebe who hates the Pottery Barn.

    Although not one of the best episodes, this is still a pretty good one (as they all are.) It seems a little unbelieveable that Janine would break up with Joey and move out so quickly, it would have been nice to see an actual relationship develop for Joey. It was much funnier to watch Rachel make up various stories about where her furniture was coming from and even funnier when suddenly, Phoebe got on board with the Pottery Barn (although they reused the idea of Phoebe ditching her beliefs in season 9 when Rachel finds out that Phoebe is working for a massage chain.)
  • Phoebe hates Pottery Barn?! - Rachel

    So Phoebe hates Pottery Barn. Well it's not totally suprising she always is kind of weird but it did cause funny situations in this episode.
    Rachel buys an apothecary table at Pottery Barn. Monica warns her not to put the table in the apartment because Phoebe hates mass production. Rachel still wants to put it in the apartment and tells Phoebe she got it at a flea market. I like the friendship between Rachel and Phoebe and it's too bad that they only live together for 1 season.
    Joey and Janine doubledate with Chandler and Monica but Janine doesn't like them. She thinks Chandler is blah (which he isn't) and Monica is very loud for such a small person (which she is). This is the last episode with Janine. She was okay but I don't really care that she left.
  • The Janine arc ends.

    Well after the subtle cliffhanger, from the last episode, you would think everything is great between Joey & Janine, but of course, they had to end her arc sometime. So they ended it by making Janine mean to Monica & Chandler as a couple. I don't like how they made her mean, for a farewell. Joey was very mature (surprisingly) about the situation. A Phoebe & Rachel plot! As roommates, Phoebe hates pottery barn, and Rachel loves it, but then Phoebe secretly loves it, and the problem is solved. I like how Rachel used all those stories about the "antiques" Good episode.