Season 1 Episode 3

The One with the Thumb

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 06, 1994 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Joey: Know what was great? The way his smile was kinda crooked.
      Phoebe: Yes! Like that man in the shoe!
      Ross: What shoe?
      Phoebe: From the nursery rhyme. There was a crooked man, who had a crooked smile, who lived in a shoe... for a while...

      Phoebe is mixing two common nursery rhymes:

      "There was a Crooked Man" 
       There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, 
       He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile; 
       He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, 
       And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

      "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" 
       There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, 
       She had so many children, she didn't know what to do; 
       She gave them some broth without any bread, 
       Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.