Friends: Season 8, Episode 21

The One with the Cooking Class (2 May 2002)

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Monica gets angry with a critic who wrote an awful review about a soup, served at her restaurant. She goes straight forward with him, in order to give him once again her soup and he could write a better review.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Mr. Tyler
the Food Critic
Scott Richards ...
the Acting Teacher


Monica and Joey end up taking a beginner's cooking class when they go to confront a teacher who gave Monica's restaurant a bad review. Ross meets a cute sales clerk when he and Rachel go shopping for baby supplies. Phoebe helps Chandler prepare for a job interview. Written by GMEllis625

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Joey knows how to make a cookie better then Monica!
23 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ross talks to the Friends that Monica's restaurant got a horrible review in the Post, and he buys all the newspapers from the block to make nobody knows about it. Monica sees the newspapers and stays upset with the review. She wants the writer of the review to taste her food again to change his opinion about it. She finds him in a cooking course and gives him her food for him to try one more time, but he continues to have the same opinion about her food.

Monica and Joey decide to watch and participate the cooking course, but Monica doesn't like when Joey gets better compliments then her in the cookies.

Rachel is worried that her baby is coming in one week and they still don't have a lot of important baby accessories. She wakes up in the middle of the night worried, and Ross promises her that the next day they are going to buy everything they need. In the next day, they go to a store to buy the things they need, but the seller starts to hit on Ross, making Rachel very uncomfortable. When Rachel talks to Phoebe about the seller's attitude, Phoebe tells Rachel that she thinks she is jealous.

Chandler is looking for a new job and has new interviews to go. He is anxious and Phoebe lets him even more anxious when she says that the first impression people has from him is terrible. Even so, Phoebe decides to help him to have success in the interview.

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