Season 8 Episode 21

The One with the Cooking Class

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 02, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: A microphone is visible above Rachel right after she says "Hey, you're back from your date!"

    • Trivia: This episode mirrors "The One with Joey's Interview", two episodes earlier. Both episodes involve an interview in which it is feared that the one being interviewed (Joey/Chandler) will screw up simply by being himself. In both cases, although they manage to get through the interviews successfully, immediately afterward, they screw up anyway.

    • Goof: When Rachel plays with the dinosaur toys, she's near to the walls in the back part of the apartment. In the next scene, when she wishes they have a good time, she's standing behind the couch with no time to walk there.

    • Goof: When Monica and Joey enter the cooking class, the teacher walks by them. When the camera angle changes, the teacher walks by them again.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: We were paying for the stuff, and the salesgirl just started hitting on him! Can you believe that?
      Phoebe: Well, did she know you two aren't married?
      Rachel: Yeah.
      Phoebe: Oh, my God! The idea of a woman flirting with an unmarried man? We must alert the church elders!

    • Rachel: (About Katie) I don't want you to date her!
      Ross: What? Why ? Are you jealous?
      Rachel: Yes! And not because I want you to go out with me, but because I don't want you to go out with anybody! Okay? I know it's a terrible thing to even think this, and it's completely inappropriate, but I want you to be at my constant beck and call 24 hours a day! I'm very sorry, but that is just the way that I feel.
      Ross: Okay.
      Rachel: What?
      Ross: I won't date. I'll uh, I'll be here, with you, all the time.
      Rachel: Really? But I'm being so unreasonable.
      Ross: True, but you're allowed to be unreasonable. You're having our baby.

    • Chandler: I can't even believe this! I really come off that badly?
      Phoebe: It's okay, you calm down after a while and then people can see how really sweet and wonderful you really are.
      Chandler: Oh good. Good, because I'm sure this interview is gonna last a couple of weeks.
      Phoebe: All right, don't freak out! Okay? I-I will help you. How long before you have to leave?
      Chandler: An hour.
      Phoebe: I can't help you.

    • Rachel: All this stuff takes up a lot of room. Hey how uh, how serious are you about keeping Ben in your life?
      Ross: My son? Pretty serious.

    • Phoebe: How did baby shopping go?
      Rachel: Oh, it was great. We got everything that we needed. Oh, and Ross almost got something that wasn't on the list. A whore.

    • Rachel: (About the clerk hitting on Ross while they are baby shopping) Horny bitch!
      (Ross and the clerk look at Rachel)
      Rachel: (Shakes one stuffed animal at the other) No, you're a horny bitch. (Shakes the other stuffed animal) No, you're a horny bitch.

    • Sarah: Your fettuccine alfredo looks a little dry. Did you use all your cheese?
      Joey: When you said use, did you mean eat as a precooking snack?
      Sarah: And the cream?
      Joey: Cheese makes me thirsty.

    • Chandler: Did you like me when we first met?
      Rachel: Chandler, I'm not going to lie to you. But I am going to run away from you.

    • Rachel: (About Monica's bad review) You know what they say, there's no such thing as bad press.
      Monica: You don't think "The chef's mahi mahi is awful awful" is bad press?

    • Monica: I think the things you said about me were really unfair and I would like you to try my bouillabaisse again.
      Food Critic: I don't see any reason why I would do that to myself again.
      Joey: Either eat it or be in it.
      (Critic tastes bouillabaisse)
      Monica: So, what do you think?
      Food Critic: I'm torn, between my integrity and my desire to avoid a beating.

    • Monica: Hey Joey, come taste this.
      Joey: What is it?
      Monica: Remember that guy who gave me a bad review? Well ... (She gives him a spoon of soup to try) I'm getting my revenge.
      Joey: You cooked him?

    • Phoebe: Ah, Bing. What an unusual name.
      Chandler: Well you should meet my uncle, Ba-da!

    • Rachel: Here I am about to pop and he's out picking up some shop girl at Sluts-R-Us!
      Phoebe: Is that a real place? Are they hiring?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Katie: A paleontologist who works out, you're like Indiana Jones.
      Ross: I am like Indiana Jones.

      Indiana Jones is a fictional adventurer, professor of archaeology, and the main protagonist of the Indiana Jones franchise created by George Lucas. Four rather successful movies have been released so far, all starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and directed by Steven Spielberg.