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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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Did You Know?


When Joey and Rachel are sailing Joey complains about the Coast Guard ship being in the wrong place, saying that he coast is "over there," while pointing off to his right. With the World Trade Center behind him, he would be pointing up the Hudson River. He should have pointed off to his left. See more »


Rachel: You know, Joey, I could teach you to sail, if you want.
Joey: You could?
Rachel: Yeah! I've been sailing my whole life. When I was fifteen my dad bought me my own boat.
Phoebe: Your own boat?
Rachel: What? What? He was trying to cheer me up! My pony was sick.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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The One Where Joey Learns How To Sail His Boat...
28 January 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's defiantly in my Top 10 episodes of the entire series. It has to be, it's just so funny.

In this episode Rachel is teaching Joey how to sail his boat, the one he accidentally bought at an auction, a few episodes back. Meanwhile, in my opinion, the better part of the episode, Monica wants Phoebe's Grandmother's chocolate chip cookie recipe. Phoebe eventually goes to get it and sadly, it's been burned up in the apartment fire. So she gets the one frozen cookie that was leftover, out of her freezer and Monica tries to work out the recipe from tasting it. They make so many batches, one of which makes Ross throw up, which I enjoyed. I don't like Ross. And when Joey get's back, he says, "You could've at least saved me a whole cookie", and eats the last bite. Eventually, Monica finds out that Phoebe's Grandmother's recipe wasn't her Grandmother's recipe at all. It was Nesley Tollhouse's. And that's why, and I'm quoting Phoebe here, "Why you're burning in hell!" It's just hilarious.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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