Friends: Season 2, Episode 5

The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant (19 Oct. 1995)

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The gang are divided by income issues; Monica, Ross and Chandler have money, and Rachel, Phoebe and Joey don't.



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Chandler gets a phone call from a strange woman who wanted to call her ex-boyfriend Bob. Chandler is organizing Ross's birthday. Monica is appointed to head lunch chef and in charge of purchasing. The friends go out to have a celebration dinner. Rachel, Joey and Phoebe are upset because everyone else thinks they earn enough money to go out to fancy places all the time and spend lots of money on Ross's birthday. Arguing about Rachel, Joey and Phoebe not wanting to accept gifts from Ross, Monica and Chandler because it feels like charity. Monica gets fired for taking 5 steaks and an eggplant from work. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


When Chandler meets Jade at Central Perk, he looks over at Ross and gives him a look, the the camera cuts to Ross. When the camera comes back to Chandler he makes the movement again. See more »


When Rachel is on the couch talking about how Chandler and the others don't understand that they don't make as much money as they do, when the shot switched to include everyone, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. See more »


References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »


I Go Blind
Written by Neil Osborne
Performed by Hootie & the Blowfish
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29 May 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

great episode with chandler at his best. The rest of the cast as well does a great job. And as a guy I really liked the guest appearance by Brittney Powell as Jade. I did however find some flaws. When the friends Ross, Monica and Chandler are at the Hootie and the Blowfish concert the song "I Go Blind" starts playing and at the end of the concert you hear the ending of the same song.I also really liked the fight between the poor friends and the richer friends because this also divides people in real life. You can see how the poor friends Joey, Rachel and Phoebe are obligated to do things that cost too much to fit their budget and still go along with it because it are their friends.

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