Season 1 Episode 12

The One with the Dozen Lasagnas

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 12, 1995 on NBC

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  • Rachel's Italian boyfriend Paolo hits on Phoebe in the massage parlor. (DVD Summary)

    I love the opening scene in this episode. The gang did a great job of singing a song together without making it cheesy. Very funny. The idea of Monica being a caterer was finally introduced in this episode... but with a twist. When her own Aunt bails on her, she has twelve lasagnas she needs to give away. Also, a pivotal point occurs: Rachel's breakup with Paolo. Of course the writers ended the relationship with Paolo being a jerk by hitting on Phoebe. Now the audience is ready to pine for Ross and Rachel. It also helps to strengthen Rachel and Phoebe's new relationship.