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The One with Phoebe's Cookies 

Monica tries to figure out Phoebe's grandmother's secret cookie recipe. Meanwhile, Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail, and Chandler has an awkward encounter when he tries to bond with Jack.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


The gang discuss what to get Monica and Chandler as engagement presents. Monica really wants Phoebe's grandma's chocolate chip cookie recipe but Phoebe's grandma made her swear never to let the recipe out of the family.She finally agrees to give it to Monica. Unfortunately, the fire in Phoebe's apartment destroyed the recipe so she gives Monica and Chandler the only cookie left as a present. Monica tries to figure out the recipe from the cookie and makes heaps of different ones. Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail which proves to be quite difficult. Chandler wants to bond with Mr. Geller but when they went to the steam room after their racket ball game Chandler accidentally sits on Mr Geller's lap. Monica finds out that Phoebe's grandma didn't have a secret recipe and that she probably got the recipe for Toll House cookies from the back of the Nestles chocolate chip bag, because Phoebe says that her grandma got the recipe from her French friend "Nestle Toulouse". Chandler clears ... Written by Lisa Bly

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Comedy | Romance


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19 October 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In a previous episode, Rachel stated that she does not know how to sail. However, in this episode, she is a trained sailor and teaches Joey how to sail. See more »


Rachel: Look Joey, I'm sorry if-if you thought that was mean, but I gotta tell ya something. That was not mean. Okay, my father is mean. He used to yell at me all the time on the boat, I mean it was horrible. I was just being a good teacher.
Joey: Does a good teacher say, "Put down the beer pinhead?"
Rachel: Well, does a good student drink seven beers during his first lesson?
Joey: Six and a half! You knocked that last one out of my hand! Remember?
Rachel: Yeah, I didn't want you to get hit by the boom!
Joey: Well it hit me anyway! And...
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Chandler is wearing glasses!
13 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chandler starts to use glasses, but no one notices,even Monica. This makes him feel bad, because he feels that nobody really pays attention to him.

Monica asks Phoebe as a wedding gift her (Phoebe) grandmother's cookies recipe, because her cookies were the best ones she already tasted. Phoebe tells Monica that the fire in her apartment burned the cookie recipe and the only thing left was an old cookie in her refrigerator. Monica thinks that she can find the recipe's ingredients if she tastes the cookie, since she works with that.

Joey accepts Rachel's invitation to learn how to sail. Rachel sailed all her life with her father, and that's why she gets very impatient with Joey. Joey is a terrible student who doesn't pay attention or memorize anything, and that makes Rachel behave like her father, bossing him around and staying stressed.

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