Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with Ross's Sandwich 

Joey finds himself constantly covering for Chandler and Monica's affair. Ross becomes angry when someone at work eats his sandwich. Phoebe and Rachel enrolls in a literature class which Rachel doesn't take seriously and Phoebe does.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Jennette Robbins ...
Alexia Roberts ...
The Female Student


Ross brings his leftover thanksgiving sandwich to work, but someone eats it. He finds out that it was his boss, who puts him on sabbatical and sends him to a psychiatrist for anger management therapy. Phoebe takes a literature class and asks Rachel to come with her, but instead of reading the books, Rachel comes and asks Phoebe what they're about right before the class begins. Monica takes the class instead of Rachel, but she tries to make the class more challenging and no one likes her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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10 December 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The books mentioned by Phoebe are Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. See more »


When Phoebe is describing the fake plot of Jane Eyre to Rachel she says the book was "light years ahead of its time." Even though a light year is actually a unit of distance and not time, it's possible Phoebe wanted to use more academic terminology to convince Rachel, furthermore at seventeen minutes Phoebe states she never went to high school therefore she didn't know it is a unit of distance and not time. See more »


Dr. Ledbetter: We've been getting reports of some... very angry behavior on your part.
Ross: [concerned] What?
Dr. Ledbetter: Threatening letters, refusal to meet deadlines. Apparently people now call you *mental*.
Ross: [proudly chuckles] Yeah.
Dr. Ledbetter: We want you to speak to a psychiatrist.
Ross: Oh no.
Ross: You don't understand. Ugh, this is so silly. Um... this is all just because of a sandwich.
Dr. Ledbetter: [laughs in confusion] A sandwich?
Ross: Yeah, yeah. You see, my sister makes these amazing turkey sandwiches. Her secret is, she puts a... an extra slice of ...
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References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Phoebe starts to go to literature classes!
24 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Monica and Chandler still are hiding their relationship from the other Friends, what makes Joey stays in embarrassing situations. (Like the underwear the Friends found in Monica's house!)

Phoebe starts to go to literature classes that makes her read new books every week. She invites Rachel to participate, but Rachel doesn't take things very seriously and steals Phoebe's answers every time the teacher asks her questions in the class, what makes Phoebe uncomfortable. Phoebe tells Rachel that since she didn't the Highschool,the classes mean a lot to her, and that she is there to learn.

Ross is angry that someone in his work ate his Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. When Ross discovers that was his boss who ate it, he ends up fighting with him (the boss) who sends him (Ross) to a psychiatrist, for anger management therapy.

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