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The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant 

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

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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Jade
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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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Comedy | Romance

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19 October 1995 (USA)  »

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According to script, Matt LeBlanc was supposed to grab the phone and say, "Bob here!" when Jade called. But when he jumped for the phone, he missed and fell. The editors chose to go with Chandler instead of Joey answering the phone. See more »

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Phoebe's snack keeps changing the size and switching between two hands when the group is discussing about money issue at the restaurant. See more »

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References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

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I Go Blind
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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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